With the American Laboratory. Part exhibition, mostly devised theatre, all James Joyce: a gallery event based on the text of Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man.
It's dense and ambitious and beautiful. Honestly, an exciting departure from traditional theatre-making.
Here's a blurb from NYTheatre:
"...language plucked from a classic novel (A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man) and dropped into the original story of three students. The project incorporates video footage of Princeton's pastoral campus and a cardboard installation exhibiting the themes of exile, escape, and exit. Through the use of video and scenic installation art, the audience is transported to Princeton University and immersed in the fragmented story of these youths: elite, New England, Ivy Leaguers incapable of speaking intimately to those they love most. At its core, The American Laboratory constructs innovative site-specific theatre for the Brooklyn art community."
Directed by Michael Stablein, we're being exhibited only four nights: January 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th all at 8:00 at the Five Myles Gallery in Prospect Heights (558 St. John's Place, next to the Brooklyn Museum).*
HAMLET! A staged reading at the American Globe Theatre, part of John Basil's "What Makes Shakespeare Great" lecture series.
Directed by David Mold; Reading THE PLAYER QUEEN
Tuesday, December 7th at 7:30 pm
145 West 46th Street, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10036
Joining Endstation Theatre Company for Good Good Trouble on Bad Bad Island in the NYC Fringe Festival at the end of the month. They sum up:
Good Good Trouble follows the story of Rosa, a little girl who has mistakenly been delivered to Bad Bad Island in a package originally bound for Good Good Island. The islands inhabitants, the Bad Bads, must decide if they will throw her into the volcano or toss her into the sea. Finally agreeing to let their ruler, the Idol, decide, Rosa is beset by a series of impossible tasks. This wildly inventive adventure shows that sometimes family and good goodness can be found in the most unlikely of places.
Playing one of the Bad Bads: exotic, dangerous, uncivilized and childish. You know, for the kids.
August 16th, 7:00pm . 18th, 4:30pm . 21st, 4:15 . 23rd, 12:30pm . 28th 2:00pm
All performances at Robert Moss Theatre - 440 Lafayette St. (near Astor Place) NYC
Another Screening of The Bitter End: Elléphant presents Spectacle De Variétés: "An evening of dark, funny and strange short films. an eclectic hour long program of women filmmakers and video artists from the US and Europe that have collectively screened and exhibited at festivals and museums around the world including: Whitney Biennale, Sundance, New York Video Festival, World Wide Video Festival, Redcat Theater, Cinemateket, Locarno Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival and the Los Angeles Film Festival. The program shows a broad spectrum of styles and subject matter from the experimental, dramatic narrative, fractured fairytales, social satire, and animation to the conceptual eco-doc"
Don't Miss it...
Tickets $5.00 354 W. 45th St.
Here's a little something I've been working on for the past couple months, both writing and performing. It's the Inaugural Production of a brand new company. We tapped 8 writers, gave them a theme (one that we thought best suits this debutante's ball), had them scribble out their best in a short amount of time and produced/curated what came back. -----------
We wanted something creative, We wanted something unique, And above all, We wanted something classy...
Ladies and Gentlemen; Your Ass is Showing.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday January 28th, 29th & 30th 10.30pm---doors open @ 10:15 Free. The Red Room(above KGB bar) 4th St b/w 2nd & 3rd Aves
It's charming, it's odd, it has dirty words. I like it.
On As the World Turns as CAMILLE, the slightly misguided if not totally confused temptress. CBS: Monday December 14th 2:00 EST
Some big surprises...
Tomorrow night, a reading of Audax Theatre's Haunted House will debut at the Irish Arts Center. Still in a state of fine tuning, the play is set to open this summer. It's free, and there will be wine and doughnuts.
I think the story is best summed up by the characters themselves:
Moses: "I took my girlfriend to a mangy midway in central New Jersey, where the proprietors were a family of provincial eccentrics who let me use their bathroom, but it came with the high price of having to interact."
Reading WENDY. One of those provincial eccentrics. Did I mention: doughnuts?
Irish Arts Center 553 West 51st Street (b/w 10th and 11th Aves) Friday, April 24th 5pm-7pm
Just wrapped: Another short by Christine Giorgio and Stella Films. A stylistic/slapstick horror film in which a woman, having an affair, is driven by her anxiety and guilt to "entertain" each of her guests in a very special way, with a fantastic twist at the end. Playing ELIZABETH, the extra special Dinner Guest.
A humorous examination of the contagious new networking site through a series of 15 monologues from very different personalities...and a greek chorus of twits. I mean...tweets. Myself? The PRESS AGENT. Written by Larry Meyers and directed by Kat Georges.
Details in flashy postcard:
So sometime soon my backside will be making an appearance on a episode of 30 ROCK. The scene is set in a club. Maybe I'm dancing, maybe I'm busy spilling a drink.
Keep an eye out...
Part of Riant Theatre's Strawberry One-Act Festival, V.V. Gill and Sweet Melancholia Productions are staging The Cupcake Diet."A Rubenesque girl decides to sell her soul to The Devil to be thin...with mixed results"
Me: Wendy Wicked. Of the variety of evil dieting women in this show, I dare say I am the most creative.
Saturday, February 14th & Sunday, February 15th; 7:00pm Possible performance Wednesday 18th, and Saturday 20th.
American Theatre of Actors, 314 West 54th St.
www.TheRiantTheatre.com (tickets available at the website)
UPDATE: We're moving on to the Semi-Finals, 19th @9:30!
No, actually it's just the name of the film; STAGS. An indie-feature comedy, once described as "Sex in the City for dudes". But it made me laugh out loud and I'm a hard sell. Playing ELOISE, the main character's ex-girlfriend...from the 90's. Keep an eye out, more on this one later.
Tuesday, August 5th: Erika Yeomans' For The Rest Of Your Natural Life Productions is curating a night of short films from all different filmmakers, including a peek at The Bitter End; "A Bunuelesque short... that plays with the thrill of peril and the evolution of a friendship while adrift at sea".
Monkey Town HQ 8 N 3rd St (btw. Kent & Wythe) Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Here's the full lineup...
Just finished shooting Leah Chen Baker's THE SLEEP STUDY as NATASHA (Lead) with LBC Productions in East Hampton (I'm really liking this trend). If I tell you about it I will have said too much.
"Television is an invention that permits you to be entertained in your living room by people you wouldn't have in your home."-Sir David Paradine Frost
On Camera Class with Ms. Heidi Marshall. Through October 1st.