I'm very excited to announce that this spring I will be performing in We Player's Roman Women, a brand new theater piece set outdoors at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. As the We Players website describes the piece:
This ritual performance features a unique soundscape - including live instrumentation, classical text derived from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, and physical theatre and dance generated by the all-female ensemble. Our very own ruin from an imagined San Francisco of antiquity, The Palace of Fine Arts - with its famous weeping maidens, sweeping pergolas and unique avian life - will serve as inspiration. Turning up the volume on women’s stories, we reach a hand back through time to empower those with lesser-known histories. Through Roman Women we explore the public and private lives of the women in Julius Caesar, in the late Roman Republic, and in the 21st century - imagining and recreating secret rites and hidden mysteries.
Roman Women runs from the end of April through May. For more information & tickets, visit www.weplayers.org.
This Sunday I have the pleasure of doing a reading as a part of The Cutting Ball Variety Pack. The play is Natasha's Dream, by Russian playwright Yaroslava Pulinovich and translated by John Freedman. Paige Rogers is directed the reading and Rob Melrose will be leading the discussion on Sunday. It's a wonderfully weaved story; as CBT's website describes it:
This simple play may shock you: Natasha's Dream is a young orphan’s retelling of her upbringing in rural Russia magnifing the class divide. Playwright Yaroslava Pulinovich was born in Omsk, Russia in 1989 and is well-known in the Russian theater – her work showcased at New Drama Festival, Moscow's Playwright and Director Center, and the Kiselev Young Spectator Theatre in Saratov – but this play, in John Freedman’s translation, has only been read and performed a handful of times in the United States. According to critic Oleg Loevsky, Natasha’s Dream is "the reason for people to work in theatre."
Come check it out: Sunday February 11th at 2pm. More information here.