I feel so honored to be able to help bring to life this rarely produced Ibsen play. Though sometimes referred to as a modern-day Bernie Madoff story, there is much more to Ibsen's vision than ego and embezzlement. I love the shockingly free character that I get to play, one who defies all social mores and who lives her life exactly as she chooses. And how lucky that I get to share the stage with such a talented cast! Come join us this weekend and nextat the Vortex.
I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with Jeremy Lee Cudd, a director who elicits the best in his actors: he knows our language, effectively communicates his vision, and brings a fierce intelligence to everything he does. Plus, he's freaking hilarious. Looking forward to the screening!
For friends who have asked, the link for FREE tickets to the remaining five performance of Our Town is below. Come join us next week if you can!
I am so enjoying being back at Trinity Street Players' black box theater, working with such a talented cast and directing team. Rehearsals promise a new twist on a timeless classic. If you're in Austin, please join us beginning May 13th. Tickets are FREE! Shows run Wednesday through Sunday for two weeks. The link for tickets will go live in three days. Get them while you can because these shows are likely to sell out fast.
Congratulation to Lance Barnett, director and writer for his third festival win with Professor Isle's Laboratory: REMI Award Winner, 2015 World Fest-Houston International Film Festival, Award or Merit Winner for the Television Pilot Program competition at the Accolade Global Film Competition, and the "Best Television Pilot Award" at the Nevada International ilm Festival. I loved having a chance to work with Lance on this project and getting to play a character named Ms. Wurm.Read More
Another great day on set with Raina James and the folks at Big Picture Lab. Raina really knows how to direct her actors, and everyone on the team is so professional, funny and considerate. Looking forward to seeing the final spot they put together for HP.Read More
Circe Sturm and Anna Schatte, as Bambi Krill and Sarah Atwood in My Dinner with Bambi. Opening January 22nd in Austin, Texas at the Ground Floor Theatre.Read More
Casting for My Dinner with Bambi is now complete, and I am so excited to be sharing the stage with some of Austin's finest: Scot Friedman as Philip, Anna Schatte as Sarah, Ben Howell as Roger, Christia Madasci Hoffman as Fiona, and myself as Bambi.
Do you watch Fox? Do you watch MSNBC? Do you own a television?
Then this play is for you.
My Dinner with Bambi is an outrageous look at celebrity, politics, family, and growing up absurd in the dark shadow of contemporary television. It's a sexy, timely, provocative, demented descent into the high volume, high dollar world of polarized punditry.
Join us for the premiere in January 2015 at Frontera Fest's Long Fringe.
Delighted to learn yesterday from a fellow cast member, Maddy Davidson, that our feature film, Love Land, won a Special Jury Mention for Ensemble Cast at the 2014 New Orleans Film Festival, where the film premiered earlier this month. I am proud to have played Maddy's mother in the film, a narrative drama inspired by the Disability Rights Movement and featuring a cast of mostly disabled actors.
Looking forward to the upcoming Table Read for Randy Lewis' new play, My Dinner with Bambi, a darkly comic update of the classic film My Dinner with Andre---with hints of The Sweet Smell of Success, Carnage, The O’Reilly Factor and Veep. The play will be staged this coming January for Frontera Fest's Long Fringe, and I am thrilled to be playing the title lead, Bambi Krill. Here's a little synopsis:
Much has changed for the worse in the thirty years since Andre Gregory and Wallace Shawn shared their famous conversation about life, love, and art. Instead of a thoughtful exchange between two philosophically-minded artists enjoying a fine meal, we are witness to a more cynical exchange about money, power, and the future of America, subjects that have turned Bambi Krill into a right-wing celebrity with her own TV shows, best-selling books, and lucrative speaking gigs. Loyalties are torn one evening when Bambi holds court with her two young acolytes, Sarah and Roger, one of whom is not yet converted to the dark side of big money punditry. Drinking in a cigar bar after a widely protested campus lecture, Bambi spars with her minions over too many glasses of bourbon, until an explosive encounter with Sarah’s parents brings deeper tensions to the surface.
Look for audition notices to be posted soon! For more information visit http://www.mydinnerwithbambi.weebly.com
Happy to be working again with the talented team of David Thomas and Ben Hurst, formerly of Fueld Films, now with Washington Square Films, on their new "Baby-Man" spot for Progressive. Look for us in the next few months, quite possibly in your Facebook feed.
We are opening on August 28th: Austin's first One Minute Play Festival. Scriptworks, a local organization supporting playwrights, and Salvage Vanguard Theatre have teamed up with New York's One Minute Play Festival to bring together 40 playwrights, 40 actors, and 8 directors to produce 80 new plays, all performed in less than one minute. Such a wild ride! I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Director, Jenny Lavery, and the talented cast of "clump two:" Zac Carr, Courtney Hans, Feliz McDonald, Zach Kleinsmith, Zena Marie Vaughn, and Lara Wright.