Before the official business, I must issue a plea. If anyone has a sure fire cure for hay fever, please let me know! My allergies are officially out of control.
Now, on to the important stuff – In September, I’ll be directing a staged reading Augusto Amador’s Solterona at The Red Room. Solterona will go on to play Queens Theater in the Park this April. Augusto is currently completing his year in the Public Theater’s Emerging Writer’s Group and is amazingly talented writer.
I will also be directing for Uptown Collaborative Theatre for three weeks in September, as we embark on creating three separate devised pieces under the mentorship of three unique, prominent companies – SITI Co, The Team and Pig Iron.
Last week, I directed What If? by Erin Moughon for The Old Vic’s Arden Project. This trans-continental event was a showcase of emerging British and American talent, watched by live audiences at 3LD (US) and the Warner Brothers Theatre (UK) and performed in a shared theatrical space created by video feed. The production was also streamed live on www.ideastap.com to a global audience. Pictures coming soon!
The Greenpoint Gazette published an article today about Comedie of Errors, and my take on it. Check it out!
What happens when you’re touring a production of Comedie of Errors, teaching Shakespeare basics with All’s Well That Ends Well as the central text and prepping to director a new, short play based on As You Like It? Well, I”ll let you know. I haven’t started speaking in iambic pentameter yet, but I just might by the end of the month!
Check out the flyer for The Arden Project below. And, some great photos from Comedie of Errors. You’ve only got one more week to catch us – at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument on 89th St and Riverside Dr. And, please vote for us in the NYIT Awards! It only takes a minute.
This Sunday is going to be a dandy summer BBQ/Fundraiser for COMEDIE OF ERRORS. We had a fantastic opening weekend, which included a talk back with the Teen Shakespeare Program from The McCarter Theater. It was wonderful to jam with them about the acting challenges their facing in their own current productions and see their excitement about our work.
I’m thrilled to be in my ‘hood, Williamsburg, this weekend, taking over the lawn on Lorimer St between Bedford and Driggs. Come to the Sunday 2pm show, and follow us over to Bushwick Country Club for drink specials, hot dogs and a chill summer afternoon in Brooklyn. Or, meet us there anytime after 4pm. I hear they’ve just installed a slushie machine!
I’ll just say this – frozen. sweet. tea. vodka. Need I say more?
Also, Check the awesome promo video by cast member Joyce Miller, featuring fellow cast members Anna Marquardt and Meghan Powe!
Scrape the barnacles off your rudder and don your best hook, Capt’n, for you are invited to
Peglegs and Pints
a fundraiser to benefit me ladies of this summer’s shortest and silliest Shakespeare show, “Comedie of Errors.”
It’s $10 for landlubbers
$5 if you come dressed to pillage and loot
• We’ll give you ship-swilling specials on drinks all night •
• Free hot dogs galore •
• photo booth to capture moments you might not want to remember •
• mini mini golf course •
• plus a sea shanty or two or three •
(right after the 2pm McCarren show!)
at the Bushwick Country Club
618 Grand St.
(take the L train to Lorimer or the G train to Metropolitan Ave.)
(And don’t miss the show!)
at McCarren Park, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
(Enter a Bedford Ave. & Lorimer St.)
Friday, August 6 at 7pm
Saturday, August 7 at 2pm
Sunday, August 8 at 2pm