When I was invited to participate in workshop a new musical with Berkeley Rep, a company I’ve been looking forward to building a relationship with, and it conflicted with another wonderful opportunity, to lead a breakout session at the Theater Communications Group annual conference in DC, I was torn. But the minute I heard that the show, Jen Silverman’s and the inimitable Max Vernon's My Father The Speeding Bullet (Nincest) was written for Pig Iron founder Dito Van Reigersberg, it was a no-brainer.
I’ve been mildly obsessed with Dito and his alter-ego Martha Graham cracker for over a decade, and have take every opportunity to see him and her in NY. My…admiration began when I saw my first Pig Iron show while they were travelling to CA to perform at Stanford, (and give a Le Coq/collaborative theater-making workshop to our company Rococo Risque,) in 2003, and our paths have crossed several times since then (by which I mean I’m in the audience and am happy as a little clam.)
What a thrill to work with such creative geniuses! Jen Silverman is a much sought-after playwright who’s wildly talented, and the director Mike Donahue and I worked together years ago on a reading of Kim Rosestock’s 99 Ways To Fuck A Swan with Studio 42. The rest of the Bay Area cast and NY creative team were fantastic, and we navigated and explored our gender-bending incest-conflicted Nincest script expertly. Cheers!
Easter Mysteries is a feature-length film of the Passion Play, filmed live in New York City starring Broadway stars and Tony Award Winners Philip Boykin (Porgy & Bess), Erin Davies (Sideshow), Wallace Smith (Les Miserables) and more.
For theatres and showtimes on March 22nd, please visit www.eastermysteries.com
I'm thrilled to once again be playing YVETTE in the continued workshop of "THE NAMES WE GAVE HIM" at The Public Theatre this September! The heart-wrenching piece is set in France, post-WWI and is beautifully written by Peter Foley (music), and Ellen McLaughlin (lyrics & book), under the direction of Daniel Kramer.
I am pleased to announce I'll be returning to this beautiful show for the third time! I will be playing Signora Naccarelli and will be covering the lead role of Margaret, at the beautiful Fingerlakes Theatre Festival at the Merry Go Round Playhouse.
Written by Ellen McLaughlin & Peter Foley
with Daniel Kramer directing & Rob Berman music director
Book & Music by Joe Pizza, cast by Stephanie Klapper
Starring Glenn Seven Allen, Patrick Boll, Rita Harvey, Kevin Kraft, Kathleen Monteleone, Ariela Morgenstern, Trisha Rapier, Matthew Rodin, & Jessica Van Kipp
Directed by David Schweizer, Music Directed by Darren Cohen
Starring Kally Duling, Justin Scott Brown, Matthew Lutz, Ariela Morgenstern & Michael Winther