OperaHub, in collaboration with the Fort Point Theatre Channel, presents a double bill of short works.
Written to be performed by the Princesse de Polignac and her lovers, Socrate plays with text from Plato about Socrates and his followers. How can they emulate his calmness that they so admire when he is about to die?
The Ten-Block Walk
Composer Erin Huelskamp and librettist Christie Lee Gibson collaborate on this one-act chamber opera and movement-based theatre piece. The Ten-Block Walk follows Mrs. Otis as she journeys from her home to the local senior center. This is a piece about being present, about taking time and taking in your surroundings and responding to them. It is about persistence in the face of pain and obstacles and handicap, and about understanding that when you achieve your goals, often after great physical and mental exertion, it doesn’t always look or feel like you think it’s going to.
June 21-23 at 8pm.
10 Channel Center St.
Boston, MA MAP
This spring OperaHub is bringing back this audience-participation-determination romp through some of the most beautiful and some of the silliest selections from the operatic repertoire. Which characters do you want to follow? Should they all die tragic deaths or have a big party at the end? These choices and more are in your hands. Ongoing performance details available on OperaHub’s web site.
The Good Person of Setzuan
Fort Point Theatre Channel presents Bertolt Brecht’s The Good Person of Setzuan, adapted by Tony Kushner - I am directing! We will be using new music in an jazzy rock/American Songbook idiom by Nick Thorkelson and the band from our previous Carny Knowledge show.
February 21-March 9, 2013
10 Channel Center Street
Fort Point, Boston MAP
Thursday 7:30 pm, February 21 (Preview)
Friday 8:00 pm, February 22
Saturday 8:00 pm, February 23
Friday 8:00 pm, March 1
Saturday 8:00 pm, March 2
Sunday 3:00 pm, March 3
Thursday 7:30 pm, March 7
Friday 8:00 pm, March 8
Saturday 8:00 pm, March 9
The Long Christmas Dinner
OperaHub presents Paul Hindemith and Thornton Wilder’s operatic collaboration: the one-hour opera The Long Christmas Dinner. At the BCA Black Box Theatre Nov. 29-Dec. 1. More details to come!
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
The Apollinaire Theatre Company in Chelsea brings back their free summer theatre in the park this July with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Tom Stoppard’s witty re-imagining ofthe Hamlet story from the point of view of two of its most nondescript characters. The play will be presented in both English and Spanish on different nights. I will be playing Hamlet in English and Gertrude in Spanish.
July 11-28 • 7:30
English: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
Spanish: Viernes, Domingo
Mary O’Malley Park MAP
EP 10! FILMSTOCK
FILMSTOCK, Fort Point Theatre Channel’s tenth Exclamation Point! will be on the theme of film—as a topic rather than as a genre. It will include the premiere of the animated film Où est Fleuri Rose, written and composed by Mark Warhol and designed by FPTC’s Nick Thorkelson and Fort Point artist Amy MacDonald. I will be directing the short play “It Always Rains When John Cusack is in Anguish” by David Haan.
10 Channel Center Street, Fort Point, Boston MAP
Friday July 6th and Saturday July 7th at 8pm
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
OperaHub presents the New England premiere of Michael Ching’s a capella opera A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Rather than the conventional orchestra accompaniment for opera, composer Ching has scored the accompaniment for a large a capella choir called the Voicestra. At the Boston Center For the Arts’ Plaza Theatre June 28-30. www.operahub.org.
The Snow Maiden
The opera tells the story of the beautiful but ill-begotten daughter of Frost and Spring who is adopted by a peasant household on her sixteenth birthday. Although she appears captivating to all who behold her, Snegurochka is incapable of falling in love. Her very existence upsets the balance in nature, resulting in harsh winters and cold springs for the village. When a jealous outrage spirals into a passionate quest to win her love, the Snow Maiden must confront her ultimate fate: what happens when you warm a frozen heart?
This work will be performed in the original Russian with projected English supertitles. I am singing in the chorus and covering the leading role of Lel, the shepherd.
The Juventas New Music Ensemble presents scenes from five new operas by young, living composers. One of the selections is from The Ten-Block Walk: An Old-Person’s Odyssey, the opera I am writing the libretto for with composer Erin Huelskamp.
“God Bless us, everyone!” The Hanover Theatre in Worcester continues its holiday tradition of presenting New England’s largest adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic tale. You know the story, you love the message of spiritual redemption, and the love for mankind that the season brings. Join us for our 4th annual spectacular production of Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL. I am delighted to be performing in the ensemble for my first Equity show.
12/16 (7:30 pm)
12/17 (2:00 pm, 7:30 pm)
12/18 (1:00 pm, 6:00 pm)
12/23 (2:00 pm, 7:00 pm) (There are also a number of weekday matinees for school groups)
Full price tickets are $25, $30, $38, and $48, depending on seating location. 10% discount available for members, groups of 15 or more and corporate partners. Half-price tickets available for kids and students. $10 off for WOO card holders. This show is priced for the whole family to enjoy! Please call the box office at 877.571.7469 for more information. MORE INFO and TIX.
American Theatre Magazine
American Theatre Magazine: October 2011
This time I am appearing in a magazine! Check out the October issue of American Theatre Magazine for Paula Plum’s article on “Handling the Hot Moments” on stage - a workshop she led that I was part of. It features photos of some of us from the class, including me and James Crosby. We’re in the print version and in the splash page on-line.
Lost Wax’s Seven Veils
Voted Rhode Island’s best dance company, LOSTWAX and Jamie Jewett weave a new fantasy in SEVEN VEILS, a multimedia dance based on Thalia Field’s adaptation of “Salome”. Video by Luke DuBois and choral music by Alexander deVaron provide an often-humorous score for Jewett’s quirky contemporary dance. It’s all there – the dungeon, the palace, the dance, the seductions and betrayals –interweaving voices, dancer, and projections – the re-imagined “veils” of Salome’s story.I’m working with Dramaturg Crystal Gandrud to head up the quartet of actor/singers interpreting Alexander de Varon’s score.
Presented by the FirstWorks Festival in Providence
11/10/2011 to 11/13/2011 8pm; 7pm Sun.
95 Empire St.
Providence, RI 02903
Are you of a singularly sanguine, choleric, melancholic, or phlegmatic inclination? If so, come see this Exclamation Point!The ninth entry in our popular series of short new works is inspired by the Four Ancient Humours, from the theory that the human body was filled with four basic substances. When the Four Humours were in balance, a person would be healthy. Disease resulted when they were not.
I am curating the evening and a couple of scenes from the chamber opera I am writing with Erin Huelskamp, The Ten-Block Walk: An Old-Person’s Odyssey, will be part of the lineup.
Benjamin Britten’s opera Noye’s Fludde opens the Falmouth Chorale’s season, with Paul Soper in the title role and Tania Mandzy as Mrs. Noah. The Coro Ragazzi Children’s Chorus and Turning Pointe Dance Studio dancers perform as ark animals. The Falmouth Chamber Players Orchestra, the Waldorf School recorder choir, and the Mashpee Congregational Church bell choir join the professional string quintet, keyboardists, and percussionists for this collaborative work – even the audience takes part! Choral works by Britten, Mozart, Tallis, Randall Thompson, and Eric Whitacre round out the program. I will be singing the part of Mrs. Jaffett, the wife of one of Noah’s sons.
Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 3:00 PM Lawrence School Auditorium Pre concert talk with Robert Wyatt one hour before performances
La Grande Duchesse de Gérolstein
The Franco-American Vocal Academy presents Offenbach’s La Grade Duchesse de Gérolstein this August all across Périgord, France.
I am serving as assistant director and dialogue coach for this French-language production.
Directed by William Lewis, Music Directed by Joseph Trafton. August 3-11. FREE. Reservations recommended.
“Jeanne’s Fantasy,” an excerpt from the opera Jeanne by Mark Warhol and James Swindell. I’m playing Jeanne.
“La grenouille à grand bouche,” a French fable about a frog who doesn’t know when to keep his mouth shut. I play the French Narrator.
June 10-12, 2011
Boston Center for the Arts, Roberts Studio Theatre
Light and Power
The Juventas New Music Ensemble’s fourth-annual Opera Project presents Isaac Schankler and Jillian Burcar’s brand-spanking-new opera Light and Power. It follows electrical engineering pioneer Nikola Tesla’s fight for the alternating current standard against the intellectual and financial opposition of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. I am in the ensemble of electrically-humming Bees.
First there was sound. Then there was light.
Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.
Friday, May 20, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.
PURCHASE TICKETS: $75 preferred; $25 regular; $15 student/senior; 12 and under free
The Cambridge YMCA Theater
820 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139 MAP
Note: Cash or check only for tickets at the door, if available.
Concept Director/Production Designer, Sylvie Agudelo
Stage Director, Marc S. Miller
Assistant Director, Christie Lee Gibson
Stage Manager, Aaron Cohen
Interested in supporting the production? Buy raffle tickets for Liliana Folton’s painting “Cassiopeia Behind the Scene” (image above).
Four mind-bending international plays tackle the question: What defines who we are?
I’m in the play Enjoy by Japanese playwright Toshiki Okada.
**ENJOY by Toshiki Okada**
Cast: Rhiannon Angell, Andrew Cromartie, Christie Lee Gibson, Kenard Jackson, Anglea Keefe, Chris LaVoie, Brian McCarthy, Ari Shapiro, Melissa Marie Walker
Directed by A. Vincent Ularich
Fri. April1 8:00
Sat. April 2 9:30
Fri. April 8 9:30
Fri. April 15 10:00
Thurs. April 21 7:30
Sat. April 23 9:30
Running time apx. 2 hours including a 15 min. intermission
“”I mean, wouldn’t you think, it’s a bit, you know,” begins a typical exchange of ideas in “Enjoy,” Toshiki Okada’s clever portrait of the comically desperate part-time employees of a cafe in recession racked Japan. This bittersweet drama may remind some theater audiences of Eric Bogosian’s slacker navel-gazer, “subUrbia,” but it’s distinguished by a style that turns inarticulateness into the sort of poetry that rewards close listening. If the listless characters translate easily to a different culture, the blunt colloquial language elevates this drama into something more daring.” -New York Times
Before Literal Versions, there was the Four-Note Opera. OperaHub celebrates opera’s quirks and foibles in Tom Johnson’s hilarious tongue-in-cheek salute to the genre, collaboratively brought to life by our Resident Company. I play the Contralto in this four-person ensemble piece.
March 3-6, 2011
Boston Center for the Arts, Plaza Theater.
Fort Point Theatre Channel presents Codes of Conduct, an evening of two one-act plays: James Swindell’s Sunday with Joy and Silvia Graziano’s Trapped Inside a Low-fat Twinkie.Sunday with Joy is a real language romp, a display of consummate word craftsmanship as we follow Joy disregarding the rules of her marriage and trying her hand at driving that relationship. This will be the first full production for the stage.
I will be playing Joy’s sister, Sue.
Directed by Dani Duggan
November 12-14, 18-20, 2010
Plaza Black Box Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts MAP
As a Resident Artist with OperaHub this year, I will be helping create this audience-driven spectacle along with Chelsea Beatty, Adrian Jones, Darian Worrell, Julia Scott Carey, Brittany Duncan, and Dan Bourque. Does everyone die or have a huge party at the end? You decide.
Choose Your Own Opera:
An Original Cabaret
Thursday, October 28, 8pm
at Outpost 186, Inman Square
Friday, October 29, 8pm + 9:30pm
at VFW Hall, Davis Square
Saturday, October 30, 3pm
at Brookline Public Library, Main Branch
Sunday, October 31, 3pm
at Spontaneous Celebrations, Jamaica Plain
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, phone number, requested performance date, and number of seats to reserve your free tickets.
The Diva Day Foundation presents Antonin Dvorak’s Rusalka. The story is very similar to Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid (there are also some similarities with the Disney version, but the music is not one of them). Mermaid falls in love with Prince, wants to become human. Prince falls in love with Mermaid but ditches her on their wedding night for a Foreign Princess. Mermaid doomed to become a Spirit of Death, luring humans to a watery grave.
I’m playing one of three Wood Nymphs.
October 23 | 7:30 PM
October 24 | 2:00 PM
Berklee College of Music’s
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston St. MAP Tickets
Presented by Mass Theatrica
One of the most sophisticated Gilbert & Sullivan shows, this satirical parliamentarian romp concerns a band of immortal fairies who find themselves at odds with the British House of Peers.
I will be in the ensemble and covering Angeliki Theoharis’s Fairy Queen.
Saturday, October 2, 2010, 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 3, 2010, 4:00 PM
LynnArts, The Neal Rantoul Vault Theater,
25 Exchnage Street, Lynn, MA
Informal Performances, Readings, & Viewings of New Works
October 2, 7 pm
Art at 12 Gallery
For our eighth Exclamation Point!, Fort Point Theatre Channel presents a variety of new works on the theme of “masks” from playwrights, puppeteers, filmmakers, poets, songwriters.
I will be directing Robert D. Murphy’s Face Time
the [something] project
Exquisite Corps is doing a fundraiser. A bunch of different directors present staged readings of portions of plays they want to direct.
I’ll be playing Victoria/Singer in the first portion of August Strindberg’s A Dream Play on Thursday and Saturday nights. Directed by Adrienne Boris.
ONE WEEKEND ONLY!
September 9-12, 2010 Thursday @ 8:00pm
Friday @ 8:00pm Saturday @ 8:00pm*
Sunday @ 2:00pm*
* reception following Saturday and Sunday performances
At the Factory Theatre
491 Tremont St., Boston, MA [map]
$10 suggested donation. No advance reservations.
Orphée aux Enfers, Sacred Music, and Art Songs
I’m going to be spending six weeks this summer with the Franco-America Vocal Academy in southern France working on French vocal music. I will play Orphée in the mezzo version of Offenbach’s Orphée aux Enfers, perform solos in concerts of sacred music by Gounod and Saint-Saëns, and prepare songs of contemporary composer Isabelle Aboulker under her tutelage. I will also get to take lessons in singing, movement, and French. And did I mention spend six weeks in the south of France in the summer?
Specific performance dates TBA.
Voice & Violin Recital
My violinist sister Julia and I are teaming up to present a lunchtime recital at St. Paul Cathedral in downtown Boston on June 16th. We’ll be playing Vaughan Williams’s “Along the Field” - settings of A.E. Housman poems - and folk song settings by Rebecca Clarke.
Wednesday, June 16th 12:00-12:30 sharp*time change* (no longer at 12:15)
St. Paul Cathedral
138 Tremont St, across from Park Street Station
$5 suggested donation goes to benefit the church’s organ fund.
This event is open to the public and you are free to bring your lunch!
A World Premiere Staged Reading of College/Bound, a new musical by Marlena Merrin.
College/Bound is a dramatic comedy about family expectations and college aspirations. There are complications, revelations and transformations. This is a full-length show (2+ hours) and is appropriate for adults and mature teenagers. (Unfortunately we can’t accommodate children under 13, including infants, on June 12th)
When: June 12th 2pm
Running time: 2.5 hours including a 15 minute intermission
Where: Margaret Jewett Hall within the First Congregational Church. The church is on the corner of Garden Street and Mason Street. The entrance to the Hall is actually on Mason Street.
Boston Theatre Marathon
Every year a multitude of thespians from companies of all sizes all over Boston converge on the BCA to present 50 new ten-minute plays to the public. I will be directing Fort Point Theatre Channel’s piece this year: Confirmed Sighting by Patrick Gabridge.
Time of day TBA.
Stir a Memory/Fort Point Art Walk
The smell, the taste of food are so evocative. Krina Patel and Mary Driscoll of the Fort Point Theatre Channel are teaming up to present “Stir a Memory”, a celebration of food and associated experiences, as part of this spring’s Artwalk.
I’ll be reading in the 4pm session on Sat. May 8th.
Laura and Jonah, a childless couple, deal with the arrival and care of a foreign-exchange student. After the student’s death, the two form separate and competing narratives about who the student was and what their interactions with her meant. These divergent stories challenge the couple’s marriage and, ultimately, their sense of reality. I play Alice, one of Laura and Jonah’s neighbors (read: foil).
$15 Online Presale, $17 at the Door
Thursday, May 6 is pay-what-you-can at the door Tickets
Who could love a Dwarf? OperaHub presents Zemlinsky’s heartbreaking tale of love and disillusionment. This semi-autobiographical one-act makes a long-overdue Boston appearance.
I’m one of the Princess’s small Entourage.
DER ZWERG (The Dwarf)
By Alexander Zemlinsky
Libretto by George Klaren, based on Oscar Wilde’s The Birthday of the Infanta
Thursday, March 11, 2010 @ 8pm
Friday, March 12, 2010 @ 8pm
Saturday, March 13, 2010 @ 3pm + 8pm
Plaza Black Box Theatre, The Boston Center for the Arts
539 Tremont Street, Boston [map]
In the spirit of accessible opera for all, tickets to the Boston performances of Der Zwerg are absolutely free and may be reserved in advance by emailing email@example.com with your name, phone number, requested performance date, and number of seats.
Chekhov’s Last Love
This full-length play is part of the New England Russian Theatre Festival at the Boston Playwright’s Theatre. The show follows Chekhov and the actress Olga Knipper who created leading roles in his plays and whom he eventually married. I play Masha, Anton Chekhov’s sister and caretaker whose life is bound up in her brother and his work.
Boston Playwrights’ Theatre
949 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
February 18, 19, 20, 21, 2010
February 18 and 19: $15 adults, $12 seniors and students
February 20 Gorky’s Park Children’s Program - $8 adults, $6 seniors and students, $5 children, Under age 5 free!
February 20 and 21 Half day - $15 adults, $12 seniors and students; All day $25.00
Rush tickets available $5 cash only (all four days) Available only 10 minutes before curtain, based on availability
For six marvel-filled nights in January and February, playwrights, filmmakers, musicians, dancers, and roustabouts, along with diverse practitioners of the carny crafts, will create an unforgettable evening of ballyhoo, burlesque, and incomparable entertainment.
Carny Knowledge draws its inspiration from the sideshows that spread across the nation from the mid-1800s to the mid-1900s. In most any town of any size, curious onlookers would gather near the midway of the fair or the circus to hear sideshow barkers tout the wonders available to those willing to pay just a few cents to see what they couldn’t view anywhere else in those days before international air travel and television . . . before the exploration of every corner of the planet seemed to rid the world of mystery. Carny Knowledge will join short theatrical works, carnival sideshow acts, the Carny Band, and artistic installations to create an environment enveloping audiences and performers alike.
I will be directing John Weagly’s Scuffle and Jump and acting in Peter Cavell’s Tales of the Midnight Carnival.
Silvia Graziano & Marc S. Miller, Impresarios
January 29-February 6, 2010
Cambridge YMCA Theatre
820 Mass. Ave.
Central Square, Cambridge MAP
The Harvard Yiddish Players proudly present a landmark bilingual production of Abraham Goldfaden’s operetta Shulamis, the most popular Yiddish play of all time. While wandering thirsty through the desert, the beautiful young Shulamis is rescued by the handsome Avisholem, who swears to marry her upon his return from Jerusalem. When Avisholem fails to come for her and marries Avigail instead, Shulamis pretends to go mad in order to keep her vow to him, yearning both for his return and for revenge. Her choice is at the center of this timeless Biblical operetta of love and deception, of the price of revenge and the power of forgiveness. I will be playing Avigail.
Wednesday, December 2nd @ 8:00 PM
Thursday, December 3rd @ 8:00 PM
Saturday, December 5th @ 8:00 PM
Sunday, December 6th @ 2:00 PM
Sunday, December 6th @ 8:00 PM
Produced in cooperation with the National Yiddish Theater-Folksbiene
Directed by Debra Caplan and Cecelia Raker
Music Directed by Lidiya Yankovskaya and Choreographed by Gabrielle Orcha
In a new translation by Nahma Sandrow
and featuring a new musical score arranged by Zalmen Mlotek
Harvard’s Agassiz Theatre in Radcliffe Yard
Garden Street/5 James Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.
Tickets: $15 general, $10 students/seniors. Tickets can be purchased from the Harvard Box Office by phone at 617-496-2222 or online. For group sales, please contact Debra.
Exclamation Point! 7: Music on the Fly
An evening of inter-genre performance works featuring made-up music.
Sautrday, November 14, 7pm
Channel Center, Fort Point, Boston, across from Midway Studios
Fort Point Theatre Channel Presents Music on the Fly, the 7th installment of the Exclamation Point! series. This one is curated by Robin Smith and yours truly.With new works and works in progress by Robin Smith, Christie Lee Gibson & Arvid Tomayko-Peters, Nick Thorkelson, and guests, Fort Point Theatre Channel’s seventh Exclamation Point! will feature music combined with video, acting improv, or other visual or stage components.
An Algonquin Cinderella. A neat piece and very family-friendly. I will be singing in the chorus. Presented by Mass Theatrica.
Sat, October 17, 2009
First Parish in Malden, Univeralist
2 Elm Street, Malden, MA
Sun, October 18, 2009
The Neal Rantoul Vault Theater
25 Exchange Street, Lynn, MA
Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door for $15 Adults, $13 Students and Seniors.
Directions to LynnArts Tickets (also available at the door, but cash and check only at that point)
Arvid and I have been asked back to Pixilerations, part of the FirstWorksProv festival. This time we will be playing a set of songs we are working on called “Awakenings: A potpourri of pithy poems and prose about sleep and awakening set to electro-acoustic music”. Poems by Alan Dugan and Jaime Sabines, prose by John Cage.
PIXILERATED: CONCERT PERFORMANCES II Saturday, Sept. 26, 8pm, Free
URI Shepard Auditorium, 80 Washington St. [map] Groundbreaking Electronic And Interactive Performances
Molasses Panty Town
What a great title for a musical! This show revolves around an Italian family in Boston’s North End in 1914, when the only jobs were building the Ginormous Molasses Tank or in the Panty Factory. Little did they know that 6 years later, the tank would ’splode!
This is a staged-reading of a new work, so all “performances” are a work in progress. I’ll be playing multiple roles, including Auntie Maria. Come see us put it on its feet.
Sept 17 (Thursday) at 7:30PM – until 10pm
Sept 18 (Friday) at 8PM – until 10:30pm
Sept 19 (Saturday) at 8pm – until 10:30pm
Sept 20 (Sunday) at 2pm – until 4:30pm
Sept 24 (Thurs) 8pm – until 10pm
Sept 25 (Fri) 8pm – until 10:30pm
Sept 26 - 8pm show Note: There is a show this evening, but I will not be in it! (see below)
Entrance is free and we are running at about 1.5 hrs.
I will be in the chorus and covering the role of Cancer Woman for the premiere of this new opera. Music by Larry Bell and libretto by Andrea Olmstead and Romulus Linney (it is based on his play of the same name).
September 15, 2009
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Ave
Boston, MA 02115 MAP
I am doing a scenes workshop this summer with Sondra Kelly and Dr. Michelle Alexander at Boston University. It’s a program of all American repertoire and I’m doing scenes from Little Women (Meg), Sacco and Vanzetti (Julia), and Susannah (Mrs. Ott).
Saturday, July 25th at 7pm at BU (more specific location TBA)
Arvid & Christie play Portland
…No longer at Strange Maine! New venue:
58 Wilmot St
Portland, ME 04101
Saturday, July 11th, time TBA.
with the Chris Welcome Trio and Jeff Platz Trio. Organized by Kit Demos. Arvid and I are working on some new songs based on poems by Alan Dugan and Jaime Sabines. We’re also trying to figure out ways to notate our music.
L’Incoronazione di Poppea
by Claudio Monteverdi, with OperaHub. I will be singing Soldier #1 and one of Seneca’s Friends. Tickets are free and usually sell out, so you should reserve them sooner rather than later.
Directed and Arranged for Electronic Sound by Jordan Rodu
Cambridge Family YMCA Theatre
820 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA MAP
Thursday, June 18, 2009 @ 7:30 PM
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 20, 2009 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, June 21, 2009 @ 2:00 PM
EP6: Dramatic Poetry
Friday, May 8th 7-9pm Free.
From those of us who brought you The Science of Love back in February, another evening of eclecticism brings you fresh poems brought to life by actors and multi-media. I will be working on grapefruit and grandfathers and possibly red hair dye. My roommate Leora has a poem featured!
At Bob’s Your Uncle/Front, 25 Channel Center Street, Fort Point neighborhood, Boston, MA (next door to Midway Studios).
I am directing…
“Ways to Eat a Grapefruit” by Leora Fox
“Red in Our Hair” by Ellen Lewis
“Hell’s Angels in a Bar” by Frederick Farryl Goodwin
Caitlin County Hemp Wars
Shelly’s family is in danger of losing their farm in the sweep of competition with agribusiness. In a last-ditch attempt to keep it in the family, she convinces them to grow industrial help - a once-popular crop with oodles of manufacturing potential. There’s just one hitch, and that is that non-narcotic hemp was lumped in with marijuana when that plant was made illegal. And now, even as some states legalize medicinal marijuana, William Randolph Hearst’s paper-lobby legacy lives on in the form of this law. Can Shelly’s family turn a profit on their hemp and save their farm, or will they get caught and go to jail?
I will be performing as Helen and the Farmer’s Wife in a workshop production of the new musical Caitlin County Hemp Wars at the ART’s Zero Arrow Theatre. I get to sing a solo in a tango number!
Caitlin County Hemp Wars
Tuesday, May 5th, 2009
ART’s Zero Arrow Theatre
Arrow St., Cambridge, MA MAP
$20 per ticket
For advanced tickets
contact Terry Crystal firstname.lastname@example.org
or (617) 497-4942
Reservations highly recommended
for this one time special event!
Double bill with Mozart’s Impresario.
Saturday, March 21 at 7:30pm Sunday, March 22 at 2pm
Friday, March 27 at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 29 at 2pm
First Parish Unitarian Church, 349 Boston Post Road, Weston, MA MAP
I will be singing the Dragonfly on Sunday, March 22nd and Friday, March 27th; I will be in the chorus for the other two performances.
Ravel’s music for this is awesome and hilarious and touching. A young boy throws a tantrum instead of doing his homework and his mother sentences him to stay in his room with no snack. He proceeds to tear the room apart. Then the furniture, the Wedgewood teapot, the China cup, and the storybook princess grow larger than life and terrorize him with their grandeur and brokenness. His arithmetic lessons come to life and 4 + 4 = 18. The child ends up in the garden where he is mutinied against by the animals he habitually plagues. I will be playing the distraught dragonfly whose mate the boy has crushed with his fingernail. Eventually the boy comes to understand what a holy terror he has been and begs for his maman. The animals decide to spare him.