I get to play with CAPS LOCK THEATRE this winter in the remount of the immersive theatre party-play, Mrs. Mayfield’s Fifth-Grade Class of ’93 20-Year Reunion by Mariah MacCarthy. Showbusiness Weekly said of the original production, ““It was the most “real to life” theatrical experience I’ve ever seen and it raised the bar for what theater can be…” Soooo…. I’ve got some killer shoes to fill. I can’t WAIT.
This announcement was made at the first night of Pussyfest III: The Reckoning, where twenty unbelievably bold women (and I) performed some of the most hilarious, strange, and deeply moving monologues I’ve ever beheld. It was an awesome night of talent.
Speaking of awesome… my theatre company opens the Trellis Project this weekend at the 4th Street Theatre of NYTW. We partnered up with two playwrights to produce two new plays, giving BADASS playwrights the structure to climb beyond the antiquated hierarchy of commercialism to change the conversation. I’m super proud of this work.
And it all begins with Ivy-ISH Reading Series(Ideas Sown Here): We provide the venue and a forum for meaningful feedback, playwrights bring the reading of their obviously amazing scripts. Plays featured in Ivy-ISH are considered for one of 2 spots in next year’s Trellis Project. I’m running the Ivy-ISH readings this year, and directing two of them so far – The Nurse, by Liz Ellison, and The Offspring of Lorraine, by Daniel Damiano. I am *very* excited to see what these plays will bring.