So many exciting things to share today!
First, a heartfelt congratulations to playwright Daniel Guyton! His play, Death of a Snowman, which was first performed at the Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis in A Very Phoenix Xmas 4: Our Stockings are Stuffed! has been published by Heuer Publishing! I played the role of Charlotte in the original production and am listed in the original cast in the printing of the play! Look for photos from the production in my photo gallery here.
In other news, I can't be super specific because casting hasn't been finalized yet, but I have been offered a major role in the upcoming indie slasher film "The Birthday Massacre"! It is being produced in conjunction with Tornspace Films and White Hair Productions and will start shooting as early as October and continuing through the summer of 2011! Specifics to come once things are set. Let's just say if you aren't afraid of clowns now, you probably will be after this movie ;-)
Finally, the great grand Medea tour (as I like to call it) is about to get underway! We perform for the paperMakers fundraiser (more info here) this Saturday and I couldn't be more excited! Feathers, folks. Lots and lots of feathers in this show. The we leave bright and early at 9am on Monday to take off for our first stop, Cincinnati, Ohio. For all our tour information and where to catch us this summer, make sure to check out my Current and Upcoming Projects page! Also--A Great article about the tour and paperStrangers at funcityfinder.com.
That's all for now. I don't know how much internet access I'll have during the tour, but it will likely be very intermittent. I will try to update from time to time with photos, news, and stories from the tour as often as I can!
Venue: Fort Fringe - Redrum
Venue Address: 612 L Street NW,
Washington, DC 20001
Sat, July 10th @ 3:30pm
Thurs, July 15th @ 8:30pm
Sat, July 17th @ 3:00pm
Tues, July 20th @ 6:00pm
Thurs, July 22nd @ 10:30pm
Sun, July 25th @ 1:00pm
This production presented as a part of the 2010 Capital Fringe Festival
For tickets and more information check out www.capitalfringe.org
Euripides' Medea tour dates for Cincinnati--- I'm pretty sure tickets are $15 each.
Check out www.cincyfringe.com for CincyFringe details and to buy tickets online!
Venue: Duveneck 2, 1214 Vine St. Cincinnati, OH 45202
Wed. June 2 @ 7:30PM
Fri. June 4 @ 7:30PM
Sat. June 5 @ 4:00PM
Tues. June 8 @ 9:30PM
Fri. June 11 @ 7:30PM
Today marks the first day that the entire cast has been assembled--Kellen, our Jason, has finally joined us! We were joined May 1 by Scarlett, our other out of town cast member.
We stumbled through the whole show adding in Kellen, and I am excited to continue digging into this material. I come home from rehearsal always energized by how "full" I feel. It's really the only way to describe this work. It is just really full, and I'm excited for people to see it. Michael, our illustrious director, was interviewed today by a Cincinnati newspaper for our appearance in their upcoming Fringe, which I certainly hope generates some publicity!
We now have all the dates/times for all the tour locations, and I will post them as soon as I get them from Michael!
In the meantime, please support the summer tour of MEDEA and the new company paperStrangers by coming to our fundraiser and paperStrangers coming out event, 'paperMakers'! This is the ONLY chance to see the show in Indianapolis this year, at the IndyFringe building on May 29th!! The IndyFringe building is at 719 E. St Clair Doors open at 7pm for cocktails and appetizers, and the show starts at 8pm, followed by a dance party!
If you miss this event be sure to catch us in Cincinnati, Hollywood, or Washington D.C.!
Here is the description for the event:
Help paperStrangers make some paper!
paperStrangers presents their first annual fundraiser: paperMakers!
An evening of drinks, food, theatre and dancing!
Catch a performance of last summer's IndyFringe hit "MEDEA", featuring the 2010 summer tour cast.
Doors open at 7pm. Join us for cocktails and appetizers. "MEDEA" starts at 8pm, followed by a dance party ONLY the Strangers can bring you!
Tickets are $25, cash only. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line "paperMakers". Tickets will also be sold at the door.
We hope to see you there!
A letter from Butler Alum Julie Wunderlin:
Hello all Butler Theatre Warriors!
I am writing all of you because I need your help! Since moving to Chicago in October, I've begun working with Redmoon Theater as a marketing intern and assistant director. For those of you who aren't familiar with Redmoon, they are a Chicago based theater with an international reputation for wildly creative and visually stunning spectacle style theater. Redmoon has a commitment to excellent annual outdoor theater in landmark Chicago locations, such as Millenium Park, Chinatown, and Belmont Harbor. Essentially, Redmoon is the professional version of Butler Theatre, and they are amazing.
We have applied for $50,000 in funding from Pepsi for this year's summer spectacle. This money will make this year's spectacle FREE! If you have enjoyed mask work with Wendy, if you love doing stage movement, if you've experienced the unique power of site specific theatre, if you've been a part of the stage movement public performances, if you are committed to bringing great public art to everyone for no charge, PLEASE TAKE 1 MINUTE and vote for us at refresheverything.com/redmoon <http://efresheverything.com/redmoon><http://efresheverything.com/redmoon> . Especially if you are thinking about moving to Chicago in the future, I cannot stress to you enough how much Redmoon's presence is essential to the Chicago Art's scene!
Redmoon is a TRUE Chicago theater; cultivated in Logan Square and slowly expanding over the whole city. Redmoon is beloved for their whimsical creations, and their strong commitment to community, and the city of Chicago. Redmoon is so beloved by Chicagoans, that the Obamas invited them to perform at the White House on Halloween!
So, if you are a lover of art, and a lover of FREE ART, please take the very little time it takes to vote for us. The more votes we have, the more likely we are to receive funding, and continue to bring groundbreaking, creative, free public art to the city. We need to be in the TOP TEN of all $50K proposals to win!! And after you vote, pass the link on to your family and friends, post it on your facebook or twitter, and then go back the next day and vote and vote and vote and vote!!!
Also, yours truly wrote the whole proposal, so if you don't do it for Redmoon, do it for Butler Alums working at Redmoon!
Thanks so much in advance for your time, your support, and your votes!!
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