Thursday, May 23, 2019

TOMFOOLERIES with The Shaw Project!



THE SHAW PROJECT PRESENTS: 

The 6th in Our Series: MASTERS OF MISBEHAVIOR

TOMFOOLERIES!

The evening includes:

George Bernard Shaw's THE FASCINATION FOUNDLING
An orphan and ward of the Court expects the Lord Chancellor to find him a suitable wife.

Alice Gerstenberg's THE POT BOILER
How does a great playwright construct a play? Mr. Sud, a great playwright (just ask him!), demonstrates in this satirical gem.

George Bernard Shaw's The Scottish Play Skit
A very Shavian look at the famous married couple.

Directed by David Seatter

CAST
CK Allen Drew Bolander* Darin Earl, Michael Gnat* Paula Hoza* Bennett Pologe David Seatter* Malka Wallick Debra Whitfield*


*Member of AEA

Ripley-Grier  Studio 212 305 W. 38th St.
Thursday, May 23rd @7:30 pm
Tickets: Free

http://shawproject.org/

Michael Gnat and Deb

CK Allen, Darin Earl, Malka Wallick and Michael Gnat threaten with banana guns!

Thursday, February 21, 2019

3rd SHAWEDCAST with The Shaw Project!


David Seatter, Drew Bolander, Megan Cooper and I recorded the third podcast for The Shaw Project, "The Dark Lady of the Sonnets" by George Bernard Shaw. DeLisa White once again was our inimitable sound engineer. In the coming weeks, DeLisa will work her magic with sound fx, music and narration.

Drew, DW and Megan.
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Friday, October 19, 2018

Polly in OTHER DESERT CITIES

I'm having such a great time sinking my teeth into Polly Wyeth in OTHER DESERT CITIES. I'm performing with the Company Theatre Group at the recently renovated gorgeous Hackensack Performing Arts Center. The play is being directed by Artistic Director Lou Scarpati and the fabulous cast includes Joan Barber, Einar Gunn, Erik Kochenberger and Andrea Prendamano, as Brooke. We play October 19th-28th.

Andrea, Erik and I.


Sunday, August 26, 2018

The Shaw Project's first pod cast, THE SHAWEDCAST!

Have you listened to The Shawedcast?

We're now bringing the works of George Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries to the 21st Century, via podcast! Our first podcast features George Bernard Shaw’s How He Lied to Her Husband. Shaw's one-act comedy from 1904 is said to have been written in just 4 days! It was commissioned by the famous American actor Arnold Daly, who was instrumental in bringing Shaw’s plays to American audiences. The play was originally performed as an opener for the New York premier of Shaw’s longer play, The Man of Destiny, both starring and produced by Daly. When it premiered in London the following year, the cast included Harley Granville-Barker as Henry Apjohn and Gertrude Kingston as Aurora Bompas. How He Lied to Her Husband has often been considered a satire of Shaw’s earlier and hugely successful play, Candida, which became so popular that critics of the day coined the term “Candidamania.” As with anything that attains mainstream success, Candida opened itself up to parody. However, Shaw would go on to say that anyone who thinks How He Lied to Her Husband satirizes Candida, “understands neither the one nor the other.” How He Lied to Her Husband was first recorded and broadcast for the BBC in 1937 with Greer Garson as the headliner. 

To listen to How He Lied To Her Husband, click the link below:


Drew Bolander and Deb at the recording.

DeLisa White (Sound Engineer and TSP Board Member) and Ben Pologe.

David Seatter (TSP Artistic Director)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Performing with the Shaw Project!


The Shaw Project presents the 3rd in our Masters of Misbehavior Staged Reading Series:

SHAKESPEARE SHENANIGANS
A wild and witty exploration of the Bard and his work by George Bernard Shaw, Philip Moeller and others.

The program includes:

Shaw's The Dark Lady of the Sonnets:

Shakespeare finds himself in the Palace of Whitehall one evening. He meets Queen Elizabeth, herself (I play the Queen!).

Moeller's The Roadhouse in Arden:

Hamlet has survived and is running an inn in the middle of the forest of Arden. Shakespeare and Sir Francis Bacon come to call.

Directed by David Seatter

Cast: Drew Bolander* Ethan Cadoff* Paula Hoza* Sarah Sanders Sarah Grace Sanders David Seatter* Debra Whitfield*

Place: The Jefferson Market Library, 425 6th Ave. (corner of 10th St.)
Date and Time: Sunday August 20th at 3:00 pm
Admission: Free

http://shawproject.org/

Saturday, November 19, 2016

ACTING AT INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS AND SCIENCES CONFERENCE

I will be appearing in a reading of the winner of the Peter Ustinov International Screenwriting Prize, LIVING METAL, by C.S. McMullen, at the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (International Emmys) Conference on Sunday, November 20th at the Sofitel Hotel in NYC. I'll be playing the roles of Captain Jeffries and Ellen Maitland.

The reading will be directed by John Wooten, Artistic Director of Premiere Stages.
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Monday, April 4, 2016

"Starring Austin Pendleton"

The documentary about my friend and colleague, Austin Pendleton, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival this year. Very honored to be involved in something that showcases this great talent!

It won Best Documentary (short), at the Anchorage International Film Festival, 2016.