My play, LUNCH HOUR, was chosen for Playground's WomenArts night this past March as part of National SWAN day. The topic was "She Works Hard For The Money: Women At Work." It was an incredible experience. So many great plays.
ReproRights! Women@Risk is an evening of short works in support of NARAL - Pro-Choice California in conjunction with 3Girls Theatre's Risky Women-themed new works festival.
ReproRights! is ONE NIGHT ONLY: August 6, 2015 at 7:30pm.
Megan Cohen - OH GOOD LORD Chardonnay - BOOM, SPLAT Margy Kahn - CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES Elizabeth Flanagan - CLINIC OF OZ Jennifer Roberts - IT FARCELY SEEMS POSSIBLE Bridgette Dutta Portman - A BAKER'S DOZEN Lee Brady - THE BIBLE AND GRACE Madeline Puccioni - MIDNIGHT AT LA CATRINA Jeremy Cole - A WOMB OF ONE'S OWN
Women in Solodarity is All Terrain Theatre's annual showcase of solo performances by women and is part of the International Home Theatre Festival. WIS creates a space for women to have the "opportunity to to experiment with solo storytelling, monologues, and solo performances" and provide an "entry point for female directors who are new to directing." Currently in their third season, WIS is tackling the theme: WAKING UP. Each writer was invited to interrupt the phrase and design a performance based on what it meant to each of us.
ELEMENTS OF BEING A MASCOT is all about identity, and as it turns out, not at all the identity I originally planned in the piece. ELEMENTS slipped perfectly into WIS's theme, and I slipped perfectly into place with the exploration of depression.
I'm incredibly grateful for the opportunity to stretch my writing genre and to work with a group of amazing, funny, and talented women. Each performance is raw, revealing, hilarious, poignant, searching, wondering and wandering on a path of discovery.
Please come see the show.
Women in Solodarity: Waking Up! Directed by Chelsey Little Associate direction by Melissa Keith Produced by Maria Fe Picar.
Featuring stories by: Mari Amend Melissa Keith Chelsey Little Jennifer Lynne Roberts
STUEY recognitions include: BEST ADDITION TO THE BAY AREA THEATRE SCENE - The Bay Area Theatre Awards BEST NEW VENUE - PianoFight BEST THEATER FESTIVAL - San Francisco Fringe Festival (EXIT Theatre) BEST SHOW - "Our Town" (Shotgun Players) BEST READING - "Hydra" by Tonya Narvaez (SF Olympians Festival) The Peter O’Toole Award For General Awesomeness - Amanda Ortmayer (EXIT Theatre Technical Director) BEST BREAK THROUGH - Marissa Skudlarek, “Pleiades” BEST CHEMISTRY - Michaela Greeley, Katherine Otis, Terry Bamberger (“Three Tall Women”, Custom Made Theater Company) BEST RISK - Kat Evasco, “Mommie Queerest” (Guerilla Rep/DIVAfest) BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR - Justin Gillman (“The Pain And The Itch”, Custom Made Theater Company; “Blood Wedding” Bigger Than A Breadbox Theatre Company; “Pastorella” No Nude Men; and like a billion other things) BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS - Cat Luedtke in Anything BEST FUSION THEATER PIECE - Now And At The Hour (Christian Cagigal, H.P. Mendoza) BEST SOLO SHOW - Kevin Rolston, “Deal With The Dragon” (SF Fringe Festival)
There's a terrific blog written about these awards and founder, Stuart Bousel's, year in theater. It's worth the read.
I've been invited to Otterbein University's English Department's Writers and Scholars Series to participate in a Literary Citizenship Festival at the end of the month alongside alumnae, Jen Knox, Ladan Osman, and Becca J.R. Lachman. We will be speaking to a group of 80+ high schoolers on "The Joy of Writing and Role of the Writer in the World," talking to college students about literary citizenship, and presenting some of our work.
"The festival will include workshops, readings, and discussions about what it means to build a literary life, featuring some of our most successful creative writing alumnae, who are working as poets, a playwright, and a fiction writer across the U.S."
Gritty City Repertory Youth Theatre Gritty City Repertory is an Oakland-based theatre company that nurtures, stimulates and transforms. Our unique space inspires young adults to risk and explore, developing leadership, confidence, and compassion for their human family through the production of powerful theatre.
The Flight Deck The Flight Deck is a collaborative arts space and performance venue that opened on June 6, 2014 in Downtown Oakland, where artists of all kinds and ages can work, play, collaborate, learn and thrive.
New Conservatory Theatre Center The mission of New Conservatory Theatre Center is to champion innovative, high quality productions & educational theatre experiences for youth, artists, and the queer & allied communities to effect personal & societal growth, enlightenment and change.
Impact Theatre Since 1996 Impact Theatre has spoken to a new generation of theatre goers and longtime enthusiasts alike who want to see something fresh and fearless on stage.
Custom Made Theatre Co The Custom Made Theatre Co. is committed to producing plays that awaken our social conscience, focusing on the strength of the ensemble and creating an intimate theatrical experience.
3 Girls Theatre 3Girls Theatre is a company of women playwrights in the truest sense of the word: co-conspirators, partners, enthusiastic supporters of one another’s work.
Wily West Productions Wily West Productions formed in 2008 to provide a locally run, locally cast, locally produced outlet for new plays by Bay Area playwrights.
foolsFury Theater The mission of foolsFURY Theater Company is to revitalize the American theater by Creating ground-breaking visceral performances that inspire audiences and artists to reconsider and reconnect with the world around them, Emphasizing qualities of the theater that can only be experienced live, and
Advancing artistic dialogue through training, research and presentation.