Well, folks, it seems I’ve gotten a little behind on keeping you up on my current events! Here’s the quick and dirty on what I’ve been up to:
-Spent the summer playing softball with friends and playing music with strangers. Focused a lot of time on my original music and played my first open mic! Also played some singer/songwriter nights with friends and busked at the farmers market in downtown Vancouver. Very exciting!
-As fall moved in, shifted back into theatre mode and participated in a fabulous staged reading of Homomentum: the Musical. The production marked another first for me: my first role in drag! Turns out, I can really rock the Burt Reynolds mustache. The response to the show was so enthusiastic that recording has already begun on the Homomentum soundtrack, so keep your ears open for people humming those tunes in the not-too-distant future!
-Winter has arrived and I have spent this most magical season singing with the Grotto carolers at the Grotto Festival of Lights. Tomorrow is our final concert, and I really have enjoyed every minute of it. It’s such a joy to be singing beautiful Christmas carols in four part harmony with a group as lovely in spirit as in voice.
Next up: another show with Well Arts! I am so excited to be working with this group of writers, all mothers of children with developmental disabilities. They are a diverse and talented bunch with some powerful stories to tell. I will try to be more timely with my next post, but in case the days get away from me, you can find all the information at wellarts.org.
Happy New Year!
I am happy to announce that I am currently performing in one of my favorite plays, “Proof” by David Auburn. This production is being presented by Serendipity Payers in Vancouver, WA, and runs March 8-31. Find more information at the Serendipity Players website and click HERE to read a review!
I’ve been so caught up in the Fertile Ground Festival here in Portland that I almost forgot to tell you about my current project! As part of the festival, I am involved in a staged reading of “Doing the Cockroach” by up-and-coming playwright Andrew Shanks. This reading is presented by World at Large Theatre and is a part of Ripen: A Feast of New Works at Milepost 5. We got some great feedback at our opening night last week and are looking forward to three more performances – Jan 28th @ 5pm, Jan 30th @ 7pm, and Feb 1st @ 5pm. For more information and to read an insightful interview with our playwright, CLICK HERE. Wish I could tell you more, but I’ve got to run off to tonight’s performance!
Tonight is opening night of It’s A Wonderful Life at Stumptown Stages, playing in downtown Portland at Brunish Hall in the Portland Center for the Performing Arts! This production is an original musical adaptation of the beloved film and it is the perfect show to get you in the holiday spirit. It is always a challenging and rewarding process working with a new script, and so exciting when you finally get to offer something to the public that has never been seen before. If you are in the Portland area, I hope you get a chance to come enjoy this beautiful show and talented cast (look for me in the ensemble!). We’ll be playing Thurs-Sun Nov. 29th – Dec. 23rd. More information can be found at www.stumptownstages.com.
See me don a habit in Broadway Rose’s production of The Sound of Music at Deb Fennell Auditorium in Tigard, OR, June 28 – July 22.
After you get a taste of the crazy talent packed into this show, click here to get your tickets while they last!
Catch me performing in Well Arts Institute’s “I:you” May 18th and 19th.
Find more info HERE!
Two more chances to see the show I’m currently performing in! Bunkin’ With You in the Afterlife a new musical by award-winning author Jody Seay will be playing at the Ethos/IFCC theater in Portland, OR this Friday, March 9th, and Saturday, March 10th, at 8pm. More info and a link to tickets can be found at Broadarts.org.
Quick update on some fun stuff to check out:
I currently have a photo hanging in the SirenNation art exhibit at Albina Press on Hawthorne through the month of November. 40 NorthWest women artists where selected to showcase their work and I got to be one of them!
Swing by, grab a cup of coffee, and check it out!
5012 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97215
JANE: a theater company presents
“The Hullabaloo – Frankenstein: The Little Monster” Nov 18 – Dec 18
A fun and FREE family show in which I will be teaching some lessons on manners in the role of Emily Post.
For more info visit www.jane-a-theater-company.org