Had a great time bringing Wilderness to the Penn State campus. Wonderful engagement with faculty, students, staff and community around issues of mental health and addiction. Next stop University of Illinois!
My husband Damian Young and I taught 2 Screen-Acting workshops this February to professional actors in Melbourne, Australia. Such a treat to meet these amazing actors as well as take in the sights and sounds of the rich and varied landscape of such a beautiful country. Hope to return soon!
I spent a week at NYU’s Graduate Acting Program helping to inaugurate their new Film/TV initiative with my Screen Acting Intensive. Had a great time with the second year students discussing film acting, analyzing clips from a variety of filmed content, learning how to identify camera angles, and, most importantly, trying our hand at all sorts of filmed scenes. Our amazing camera crew-Yossera and Federico- shot the students’ scenes all over the 5th Floor of NYU Tisch! The last day was spent watching the work and discussing. Great fun.
Wilderness begins a national tour to colleges and universities in early 2017. Excited to bring this show to college students and engage them in conversation around issues of mental health. First up is Penn State’s Eisenhower Auditorium on March 15 and University of Illinois’ Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on March 28th.
I’ll be teaching a week-long workshop of The Art and Craft of Screen Acting at NYU’s Graduate Acting Program in mid-December, as part of their new Film/TV Initiative. I’m thrilled to help inaugurate this new program!
En Garde Arts’ production of Wilderness just closed a run at Abrons Arts Center. It received rave reviews and was a New York Times Critic’s Pick. Wilderness is a documentary theatre project about families navigating the rough waters of addiction and mental health with their adolescent children. Read more about the show in this NY Times Sunday feature article here or read the review for the show here.
Just finished a workshop of Wilderness at University of Florida. This play has been in development for over a year by producer Anne Hamburger (artistic director of En Garde Arts) and director Seth Bockley. Wilderness is a multi-media documentary theatre piece weaving video interviews alongside verbatim text, original material, movement, live music, and a strong sound and visual design. This has been a very rewarding developmental process and I am very excited to bring the work to New York city in the fall at the Abrons Arts Center, and to colleges and universities in 2017.