THE TURN OF THE SCREW
ART OF ACTING STUDIO, LOS ANGELES
SCENIC DESIGNER - PAINTER
Henry James’ classic ghost story tells the tale of a young governess just before the turn of the last century who is tasked with the care of two rather peculiar children at a country estate in England. The governess comes to believe the children are possessed by the previous groundskeeper and governess who have since died.
CALIFORNIA REPERTORY THEATRE
This award-winning play is centered on sixteen-year-old goth atheist Rachel Stein and the wacky universe of people in her orbit: her mother is busily awaiting the Rapture; her father hasn’t changed out of his pajamas since 9/11; her new neighbor is an Elvis impersonator who has a crush on her; on top of all that the Apocalypse is approaching. Will Stephen Hawking be the one to save them all?
MENDING FENCES AND PROVENANCE
LITTLE FISH THEATRE, SAN PEDRO
One Set, Two Plays
Mending Fences, by Norm Foster. Directed by Madeleine Drake. It’s been thirteen years since Drew has seen or talked to his father, Harry. But a marital upset in Drew’s life drove him to make the 32 hour trek to visit and seek answers from the man who shaped his life. A human drama that is relevant to anyone who has ever been a parent, a son, or a daughter.
Provenance, by Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder. Directed by Holly Baker Kreiswirth. In this magical story, Cleo is a librarian high atop a mountain, whose self-imposed isolation is broken only to teach an older gentleman to read. Frances is a worldly woman on a quest to read a list of 100 books and disrupts Cleo’s life on her search for the last book.
WOKE!: A REVOLUTIONARY CABARET
CALIFORNIA REPERTORY COMPANY
An original performance piece devised by Joanne Gordon in collaboration with Alexandra Billings (co-star of Amazon’s Emmy Award-winning show Transparent) and an ensemble of over 20 students, WOKE!: A Revolutionary Cabaret promises to be an explosion of music, movement, and expression. 2016 forced America to face realities of racism, gender bias, LGBTQ rights, and class warfare. WOKE engages these issues through hip hop, spoken word and song and calls our community to activism! WOKE! launches the Devising Democracy Series: a four-year long endeavor of producing original, devised work that confronts the burning issues of our time. These productions link to other devised works on other CSU and UC campuses – to spark conversation around issues of democracy, action, and activism.
AN EVENING OF GRAND GUIGNOL
COREY HELFORD ART GALLERY, LOS ANGELES
A night of Grand Guignol (the 19th Century French dark theater of blood and horror!) and adult comedy one-acts, directed by Schuyler Helford. The play consists of 5 acts, each act is staged in a different area of the gallery.
UNIVERSITY PLAYERS THEATRE, LONG BEACH
An enchanting physical theatre performance that reflects on Earth’s natural resources brings the elements of earth, wind, fire, and air to life using acrobatics, ensemble movement, mime, and contemporary dance. Sally and Avi are stuck in their cardboard cutout lives, never noticing one another, but when the four elements intervene to wake them from their daily existence, they are brought together.
CALIFORNIA REPERTORY THEATRE, LONG BEACH
“A merging of two people is an impossibility, and where it seems to exist, it is a hemming-in, a mutual consent that robs one party or both of their fullest freedom and development. But once the realization is accepted that even between the closest people infinite distances exist, a marvelous living side-by-side can grow up for them, if they succeed in loving the expanse between them, which gives them the possibility of always seeing each other as a whole and before an immense sky.” --Rainer Maria Rilke