We’ve got some news about our short film “The Renovation”!
“The Renovation” screened at the Big Eddy Film Festival to a standing room only audience. We’ve also just received word that it was selected to screen at The Adirondack Film Festival in October and The Big Apple Film Festival in November. Plus, our first award has come in: The Merit Award at The Best Shorts Online Competition!
This weekend I participate in my first NY Madness!
From the NY Madness website:
“Madness: (Noun-jative): a raw and unpredictable show of short plays by an ensemble of emerging playwrights.The primary goal of Madness is the exploration of modern American Playwriting through the use of theatrical storytelling.
The playwright’s Mission:Page to Stage within a one week time span. They write a short play and cast it, rehearse it, bring it in on its feet. The collected works create a kaleidoscope of cultural moments reflecting this moment in time, framed by a THEME that is chosen by the Featured Guest Artist.”
Our theme this Sunday is “God in America”. You can get tickets here, the show starts at 8:00 PM Sunday, September 25th at the Kraine Theater.
The short film, THE RENOVATION is included in this years Big Eddy Film Festival in Narrowsburg, NY! Check out more information about the festival and screening by clicking here.
Excited to share with you that I’ve been busy working on THE SUPER with director Stephan Rick, featuring an amazing cast & crew that you’ll just have to check out here on IMDB.
GENESIS, a new play by playwright Steven Fechter (The Woodsman) had a reading in NYC June 1st at Shetler Studios (Theatre 54). I was thrilled to be a part of the cast! Directed by Emmy winning Michael Laibson, this dark compelling drama had a sold out house with standing room only! Excited to see what comes next for this play.
April 28th was the first screening THE RENOVATION at Lincoln Center, in the Elinor Bunin Monroe Film Center, an absolutely beautiful space. Getting to see everyone’s hard work up on the big screen for the first time was so thrilling. I’m very proud of it, and am so grateful to have worked with such wonderful people to create such a gem of a film. www.therenovationshortfilm.com Written and Directed by Brian Hugh O’Neill.
“Nanette, Thomas, and Madeleine are the picture of Brooklyn gentrification: white, middle class, liberal arts-educated potheads who are suddenly faced with a brutal truth: Cats are f***ing aliens, and the fate of humanity and felinity is in their incompetent, jobless hands.” – www.thisiscatplanet.com
I play Eugenia, ex girlfriend of Thomas, in the final episode. Eugenia is dedicated to living a victorian lifestyle with her beloved cat Fuzzy Boots (played by my darling kitty Walter) who, unbeknownst to her, is the evil and ambitious ruler of all cats, seeking the destruction of mankind. Yup.
Pssst…I’m over here in the final episode, but it’s way more fun to watch all 8! Binge away!
On February 10th at 8:00 on NBC, I was on THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA with the fantastic Debra Messing! If you couldn’t catch it on your TV, you can find the episode on now Hulu!
The second leg of our co-production of The Glass Menagerie was a great success at The Gulfshore Playhouse in Naples, Florida. Founded by Artistic Director Kristen Coury, this rising star of a theatre company brought new life to Tennessee Williams’ classic under her direction. I got to play a dream role surrounded by the beauty of Naples, Florida. The honor of playing Laura Wingfield was a tremendous experience that I will take with me forever.
We had a beautiful run of The Glass Menagerie at the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company in Weston, Vermont. Lucky are we to get the chance to do it again, as we will all soon bring this production down to the Gulfshore Playhouse in Naples, Florida. It was a wonderful experience in Weston, and I can’t wait to start the second leg of our journey with this Tennessee Williams masterpiece.
My original full length play WELCOME HOME received its first professional reading at Primary Stages this past February, 2015. The play is currently in further development, much thanks to the success of the reading. WELCOME HOME was directed by Mark Nelson, with a cast that included Leslie Hendrix, Maggie Burke, Jenny Leona, William Youmans, and Stephen Hu. Check back for updates as I search for the proper home for this play.
Check it out! Look who made the cover! Our production of VANYA & SONIA & MASHA & SPIKE was chosen to be the cover of the April 2015 issue of AMERICAN THEATRE MAGAZINE! I think that’s pretty cool. If you can get past looking at our Spike stretching in his undies, I’m right in the center with the bright red hair!
Here is a photo of me and the wonderful Mark Nelson in the Hartford Stage Production of VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE. Click here to read the New York Times review.