Many miles and some very sweaty clothes later, it's time to bid adieu to Rochester and hello to Philadelphia. Thanks to everyone who came out to see "Confusion", especially my family from Philadelphia and Pittsburgh who drove over five hours to see a forty minute show. Thanks to the Rochester Fringe Festival for having me and a huge thanks to The Spirit Room for giving me a venue! Next up, swing by Prism Arts Philadelphia to see an excerpt from "Confusion" absolutely free on September 16th and 18th as part of Abstraction Aquarium in the Philadelphia Fringearts Festival!
Tonight's the big night! "Confusion" makes its Rochester Fringe Festival debut at The Spirit Room at 10:00 PM! Tickets for tonight's performance and tomorrow's are still available here.
And if you're not in Rochester but you still want to be confused, I'm happy to announce that I will be returning to the Philadelphia Fringe to perform an excerpt from "Confusion" as part of The Abstraction Aquarium gallery event. This free event is at Prism Arts Philadelphia. I will be performing on September 16 at 2:45 and 4:45 and September 18 at 7:15. This will be my first performance in Philly since 2019. I hope to see you there!
I'm so excited that I can finally announce that "Confusion" will be coming to the Rochester Fringe Festival this September! The Rochester Fringe is the largest multidisciplinary performing arts festival in the state of New York and one of the most successful in the country, drawing over half a million visitors since its inception in 2012. "Confusion" will be performed at The Spirit Room on September 13-14 at 10:00 PM. Tickets are on sale now!
Last night I made my off-Broadway debut with my original show "Confusion" as part of the United Solo Festival at Theatre Row. After almost three years away from the stage, I could not have been happier to be back in front of an audience. I'm pleased to say that the show was a big hit, and I am so grateful to everyone who could come out, as well as to Shane Matthews for lending his time and technical prowess to my little show and to Wendy Lane-Bailey for organizing everything. Thank you all, and I hope to be back onstage again in fewer than two and a half years!
"Confusion" is just right around the corner! In a good way. Tickets are still available for this Friday! It's been a long three years (!) since I've had the opportunity to perform for a live audience and I could not be more excited to share this show with everyone. Remember to bring a mask and proof of vaccination to the theater. I hope I see you there!
Tickets are now on sale for "Confusion" at Theatre Row in New York City this October! There's only one performance and limited seating so reserve your seat today! Tickets are $40 and can be purchased here. See you there!
I am very excited to finally be able to announce my participation in 2022's United Solo Theatre Festival! This has been in the works for some time and I can now confirm that my show "Confusion" will be performed at Theatre Row in New York City on October 21st at 8:30 PM. United Solo is the world's largest solo theatre festival and has presented works by dozens of incredible artists including Ian McKellan, Hugh Jackman, Robin Williams, John Hurt, Patti LuPone, John Leguizamo, Billy Crystal, Fiona Shaw, and John Lithgow. This will be my first time performing in New York and I could not be more thrilled. More details to come, so stay tuned!
Before the unfortunate and unexpected cancellation of "Three Sisters", photojournalist Maria Dragone from Fringearts visited the rehearsal space to interview the cast and observe a performance of Act III of the play. Fringearts has very kindly chosen to still publish the resulting profile on their website in spite of the cancellation. For a look at the rehearsal process and for some thoughts from the cast, check out the article here.
It is with great regret that I must announce the cancellation of my upcoming production of "Three Sisters". A sudden personal tragedy regarding one of our cast members has made it impossible to continue at this time. This actor and this decision have the full support of all involved, including the Rosenbach, who have been nothing but generous during our association with them.
There is always new and exciting work just around the corner however, so keep watching this space for the next big announcement. I look forward to bringing you my very best, whenever and wherever it may be.
Special thanks is due to the everyone who worked on this show or lent their support, including Leslie Miller, Bellisant Corcoran-Mathe, Victor Rodriguez, the Rosenbach, Emilie Parker, Rosa Doherty, Ashley Smith, Avista Custom Theatrical Services, Maria Dragone, April Rose, and Zanna Yoshida.
My essay on the making of "Three Sisters" is now live on The Rosenbach Museum's blog, The Rosenblog! For a peek behind the curtain on how we made my upcoming production, click here.
Tickets are now on sale for my production of Three Sisters at the Rosenbach as part of the 2021 Fringearts festival! Click here and order your tickets today! Performances are September 9-12 at 7:00. General admission is $25, Students 25-and-under are $20.
"One year after their father's death, Irina (Leslie Miller), Masha (Bellisant Corcoran-Mathe), and Olga Prozorov (Hank Curry) each find themselves at a personal crossroads that will determine both their own fates and their family's future. This stripped-down adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s timeless play omits all but the title characters for a tragicomic look at family dynamics, sibling rivalry, and sisterly love that employs mime, commedia dell’arte, Stanislavskian drama, and gender-bent casting to boldly reinterpret a classic of world theatre."
I am thrilled to announce that I will be directing and performing in a new adaptation of Chekhov's Three Sisters at The Rosenbach this September 9-12 for the 2021 Philadelphia Fringearts Festival! Joining me will be Leslie Miller as Irina and Bellisant Corcoran-Mathe as Masha in a stripped-down version that moves all but the title characters offstage to focus on the relationships between the three Prozorov sisters. Keep watching this space and following me on Instagram and Twitter for ticketing information as it becomes available closer to opening.
When a notorious millionaire goes missing aboard his yacht after breaking a lifetime of reclusiveness, it will send Tiffany St. Clair, detective extraordinaire, on a case that winds its way from seaside dive bars to the highest levels of international finance.
Check out my debut novel, the serio-comic thriller "Body of the Crime", available now on Amazon!
Harrison Lampert as Ebenezer Scrooge
Vondexter Montegut II as Fred
Bill Robling as Marley's Ghost
Zanna Yoshida as First Spirit
Becki Zaritsky as Fan/Mrs. Cratchit
Megan Magee as Belle
Jenna Kuerzi as Second Spirit
Victor Rodriguez as Joe
Leslie Miller as Scrooge's Niece/Ensemble
Narrated by Hank Curry
Music by Beth Mead and John Catterall
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Sound effects courtesy of SoundJay.com
I am thrilled to announce the impending release of "A Christmas Carol: An Audioplay For Artist Relief"! This audio adaptation of the Dickens classic features a cast of actors from across the country coming together to bring this classic novel to life and raise awareness for Artist Relief and the Theatre Philadelphia Relief Fund. These organizations are working to aid artists facing financial hardship due to the global pandemic. Arts and Culture account for nearly $900 billion of the U.S. economy and are the source of over 5 million jobs. More than half of those have been lost since the beginning of the global pandemic. To donate or for more information click on the links above. "A Christmas Carol" will be available for free on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Breaker, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts, and Radio Public. Check this website for the link next week!
Check out my appearance on my old friend Jenna Kuerzi's excellent podcast, "Depp Impact", available on Spotify and Anchor! As part of Jenna's ongoing deep dive (Depp Dive?) into the career of Johnny Depp, we talk about Terry Gilliam's cult classic "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" (1998). Take a listen on Spotify here.
To learn more about Jenna Kuerzi click here.