Tonight was the premiere party for The Incarnation. This is the first time I have seen one of my projects on the big screen and I have to say that it was very special.
It was great to reunite with creator and actress Julina Creamer on the red carpet (pictured).
I am looking forward to promoting the film during the festival season. Check back soon for more details!
Thanks to my dear friend and 3 time director, Phil Brickey, I have been asked to join a staged reading for the Orange County Playwrights Alliance (OCPA). I will be participating in a one night only performance at Newport Theatre Arts Center. On July 12th, we will present 3 new one-act plays written by local playwrights. I have been asked to read Mary Frances Lo Furno in A Sicilian's New World by Bob Bevacqua. Time to brush up on my Italian!
For the event info. please visit my Events Page or http://www.ocplaywrights.org.
Tonight Hamlet closes at the La Habra Depot. We have had a great run and are nearly sold out for tonight's performance. If you can't make it to the theatre tonight, please join us on our FREE live stream online provided by USTREAM here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/la-habra-depot-theater. We will begin streaming at 8pm PST.
I feel truly blessed to have played Gertrude at such a young age. I have learned and grown a great deal working on this production, and I know that when I revisit the role in the future I will have a solid foundation. I can't wait to do Hamlet again someday!
Last night the Shakespeare Institute Players took to the Courtyard Stage as part of the Royal Shakespeare Company's Open Stage Festival - What a mouthful!
On Saturday, we (the players) were busy rehearsing the show, setting our technical elements with the RSC staff, and attending a vocal workshop. Then on Sunday we opened with several other groups from the surrounding area. We were of course the only production of King John in attendance. The bottom section of the theatre was sold out.
It feels good to represent the Institute Players, but even better to share the stage with them as honorary RSC actors for the day. I am hoping to acquire some pictures from the production - so check back soon!
Tonight is the closing performance of Hit Man at Write Act Repertory. I am excited to complete my farewell performance in North Hollywood at this fabulous theatre. I am honored to continue to work on new works by local artists. Shelly has truely been a role of a lifetime and I have met some wonderful new friends working on this project.
I hope that our closing performance will be filled with all the energy and excitment of opening night! Let the crime begin!
Hit Man opens this weekend as part of INTERIOR DESIGNS: Women Inventing Theatre at Write Act Repertory. With one dress rehearsal to go, I am confident that this will be an incredible night at the theatre. Feedback for Hit Man has been very positive, and I personally find the other 4 shows in the series intriguing, well-written and excellently cast.
Publicity for this show has been unfortunately pushed to the background. Therefore I am taking it upon myself to spread the word. Checkout my Facebook Event Page for complete details, or visit My Events.
Come join us this weekend through August 28th at Write Act Rep! 9 Performances Only!
Chili Con Carnage opens tomorrow night! This has been a very emotional journey for me, entering into the world of dark sadistic comedy. I am eager to share this production with an audience. Come down to Write Act Repertory and join us for tomorrow night’s festivities and a meet and greet with the actors after the show!
This afternoon marked the closing performance of Killjoy at the Newport Theatre Arts Center. After a 5 week run I am ready to bid farewell to the murder and mayhem.
I am happy to boast that we entertained the playwright himself, Jerry Mayer and his lovely wife Emily. “You guys did a great job,” he said as we greeting him at the stage door. As a former television writer-turned playwright – Mr. Mayer wrote for such shows as M*A*S*H, The Facts of Life, and Bewitched.
I found Jerry to be a jovial and kind-hearted man. He joked that many of the lines in the show were actually things he had said in conversation – using his own phrases such as “I want to live as long as my taste buds are working,” as dialog.
His wife and producer, Emily stood by with an elegant amusement as we discussed the show. It was truly an honor to perform Killjoy for the Mayers.
As I take a brief break for the holiday season, I look forward to a new year of theatre projects. Let’s make 2011 a year to remember!
Opening night of Killjoy at NTAC – The Thursday night crowd packed the house, eager to laugh and comment on every uncomfortable situation. What an intelligent audience! By the time the first couple of lines were said, no one seemed to take notice of our leading lady’s tech-week injuries, which left her face black and blue. While the cast and crew have been struggling for the last week to put to finishing touches on the performance, all efforts were paid back in full by the mirthful patrons attending the performance. Whatever hardships we have faced along this journey, one thing is for certain – the audience loved the show!
Theatre Out’s production of BRIEFS: A Festival of Short Plays closed this weekend. Our closing matinee performance was sold out, so I watched my directing piece from the booth. The cast really pulled out all the stops today – ending this high energy show with a bang.
As part of the audience experience we asked our patrons to vote for their favorite play. The playwright will receive a special recognition from Theatre Out. The awards went to:
The Best of the Fest - Audience Favorite was Attack of the Dorothies by J. E. Phelan
The Best of the Fest - Producer's Choice was Shiny Pair of Complications by J. Stephen Brantley
Congratulations to all on a wonderful performance! I sincerely hope that Theatre Out will continue this tradition with another short play festival in 2011. Let’s keep our fingers crossed!