“Support the cast of The Propaganda Machine Show!”

We are well into rehearsals for The Propaganda Machine Show, the first show is in just two weeks! It’s been really fun working on this project, I get to sing everything from No Doubt to Mary Poppins.

If you feel so moved, please support the performers by visiting the GoFundMe Page. 

BUT you should DEFINITELY come see our show –

Dates: Sept. 10 & 17 (7pm); Sept. 14 & 21 (8pm)

Location: 1fiftyOne gallery + art space (3312 Kensington Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19134)

Get your tickets here!

 

“The Propaganda Machine”

Starting rehearsals this week for a 2018 Philadelphia Fringe Show – The Propoganda Machine

The Propaganda Machine Show – ENAensemble’s first production – casts the chamber opera Greenland in a larger context of historical and satirical propaganda. The opera, with a libretto by the award-winning Croatian librettist Aleksandar Hut-Kono and music by Evan Kassof, sets a Leni Riefenstahl-like film director, her stuntman, and her cameraman on the glaciers of Greenland in 1940 shooting footage for a new Nazi propaganda film. They become trapped on the ice and fight over surrendering to US forces or waiting for German help to survive. At its core, Greenland’s characters all weigh the tension between making art and making propaganda. (Taken from FringeArts Website Post) 

September 10 @ 7pm / September 14 @ 8pm

September 17 @ 7pm / September 21 @ 8pm 

Click here for tickets! 

“Give me your hands, if we be friends”

Good morrow!

It is an exciting and busy time for me, as I am in rehearsals for two shows that happen about a month apart – A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Guys and Dolls.

Having rehearsal outside has been a dream.

Fairies, lovers, and fools are loose at Laurel Hill Cemetery! When a group of love-mad youths and wannabe actors wander into the forest outside Athens, all (or at least most) think they have a plan. But the woods are full of weirdness and the local sprite population isn’t going to let this opportunity pass. See what happens when you venture outside of your city’s walls in a comedy that could have just as easily been a tragedy! As part of Laurel Hill’s annual Shakespeare in the Cemetery series, The Mechanical Theater will present one of Shakespeare’s most popular works, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Directed by Loretta Vasile. Bring your own blankets, beach chairs, picnics, and/or beverages.

Show dates: July 20, 21, 27, 28

Purchase your tickets here.

“MDW – Outta The Hat: Picnic Plays!”

I hope everyone had a lovely holiday weekend! I was busy with Theatre with a View and their production of “Outta The Hat: Picnic Plays.” This was very similar to what I did in March with Philadelphia Dramatists Center – playwrights and actors met on Friday evening, received inspiration this time via recipes (hence, the picnic theme). We all reconvened Sunday evening for a very fun read-through of six brand new plays! 

As an actor, this is a very fun “think on your feet” challenge made easier surrounded by a very supportive group and audience. 

“Back into the forest…”

And the exciting news keeps coming!

I’m excited to announce that this summer I get to reprise one of my favorite roles and take on an additional role – Helena AND Robin Starveling in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Mechanical Theater.

 

(Photo Credit: Jessica Bashline)

Performances will be Friday, July 20; Saturday, July 21; Friday, July 27; Saturday, July 28 all held at the Laurel Hill Cemetery.

 

 

“24 Hour Play Reflection”

This past weekend was crazy – more specifically Sunday, where I was given a script at 11:30am and had to memorize and perform it, staged by 6pm. 

It was a nice challenge for the usual perfectionist in me. To just do what you can with the material, make it your own, and have fun. The words were not going to be perfect, and that was okay. I forced myself to memorize as much as I could word for word and see what happens. I met some lovely people during this process and would love to do it again.

“Apollo Loves You!” by William Burrison 

Julia Kershetsky as Mary Johnson

Photo: Greg Maughan