Let us tell you a new story. . . in a new way!
PCPA’s InterPlay Reading Series is back and expanded by popular demand!
This season we’re serving up SIX fresh-picked* plays on California’s Central Coast.
PCPA will be presenting a different, ground-breaking play every weekend -
September 18th to October 24th.
I'm way too excited to get to help helm this series and to have the chance to direct and be in some of these readings.
Join us from the comfort of your own home this September and October for LIVE! readings of freshly premiered plays, penned by exciting current playwrights, brought to life by PCPA’s talented and versatile company of actors.
Stick around after the readings for talkbacks with the actors, directors, and even interviews with the playwrights themselves!
InterPlay is a ticketed event (just $5!!) and will be performed LIVE! in Zoom webinar format - so no need to worry if you’re camera shy.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND FOR TICKETS!
*"fresh-picked" - a.k.a. recently premiered and new to the Central Coast.
Also. Pretty much all the strawberries come from here - we like our plays and our produce fresh.
Join us this summer for The Rediscovery Reading Club (just like your favorite Book Club, but with dramatic texts and a performance element), where you have the opportunity to read and discuss classic works that merit happy meeting or rediscovery.
Each month, registered participants will receive a copy of the play, along with discussion questions, and list of pivotal scenes to consider. Then, on the last Monday of each month, The Rediscovery Reading Club will meet over Zoom for a spirited discussion of the script from the comfort of your own home. The discussion will be moderated by PCPA Literary Associate, Emily Trask, and select scenes and moments from the play will be acted and explored by your favorite PCPA artists to illuminate the text in a whole new way!
For more information on this unique offering, or to register - CLICK HERE
Though our stages may be dark this summer... PCPA Plays On!
Click here for a list of the other virtual offerings this summer at The Pacific Conservatory Theatre!
NPR's series, The Takeaway, did a piece on the origins of Earth Day
to underscore it, they featured the song August Nights by the amazing Gypsy George and the Open Road Love Affair - that I had the pleasure of playing cello on.
You can catch it and
the NPR episode here
(the song is peppered throughout)
- or -
check out August Night's itself, and the rest of Gypsy George and the Open Road Love Affair's new Album - Politics, Ex-Girlfriends & the Ayn Rand Shuffle on Spotify.
In 1606 the bubonic plague forced the theaters in London to close
and social gathering to be prohibited.
This was also the year that Shakespeare wrote 3 of his most famous tragedies:
Macbeth, Antony & Cleopatra, and King Lear
That's not say that you should feel pressure to write
a Shakespearean masterpiece during this shelter-in-place!
But you might want to read one -
and doing so might make you feel more connected.
Had fun sharing some thoughts on "reading with a purpose" Masterpiece Theatre - Fireside Chat - Shakespeare on Social Distancing - with a touch of Tiger (house cat) King style!
Currently in rehearsals for Julius Caesar
at The Pacific Conservatory Theatre - PCPA, playing Portia, and also serving as the production Dramaturg and Text Coach
For tickets and more information click here.
running before and after the Ides of March.
Also, join me for a Prologue before every performance - a short, preshow talk about the play, Shakespeare's language, and our unique production!
I am honored to officially announce that I have accepted a new position at Pacific Conservatory Theatre - PCPA, as the new
Literary Associate & Hurlbert Artistic Fellow.
In addition to continuing my current work as a Resident Artist (acting, directing, and teaching), I now serve on the Artistic Team, provide dramaturgical support, oversee PCPA's annual InterPlay Reading Series, help in season selection, provide text analysis, work on new adaptations, mentor Dramaturgy interns, and will lead talkbacks and preshow discussions for productions, readings and workshops.
I could not be more excited to contribute to PCPA in this deeply fulfilling way, while getting to continue my role as a Resident Artist.
Check out Pacific Conservatory Theater for up-coming exciting happenings and how we're getting our Literary leanings on.
Back by popular demand!
Three fresh-picked plays read on California's Central Coast.
Join us this week at the Severson Theater in Santa Maria Sept 19th - 22nd
Honored to be helping bring these phenomenal plays by three amazing playwrights to PCPA as an actor, director, and PCPA's new Literary Associate
THE CAKE - by Bekah Brunstetter
Directed by Emily Trask
Starring: Kitty Balay, Peter Hadres, Romy Evans, Kaylene Howard, Vincent Lemos
Sept. 19 - 7pm & Sept. 22 - 1:30pm
PEERLESS - by Jiehae Park
Directed by Mark Booher
Starring: Rosie Narasaki, Katrina Cleave, Yusef Seevers, Dylan Marks,
Bri Costello, Bella Lind
Sept. 20 - 7pm & Sept. 21 - 7pm
MARY JANE - by Amy Herzon
Directed by Andrew Philpot
Starring: Polly Firestone-Walker, Katie Fuchs-Wackowski, Emily Trask,
McKenna Walwyn, KC Thompson, Chelsea Garcia
Sept. 21 - 1:30pm & Sept. 22 - 7pm
All tickets are only $10.
CLICK HERE for more information on PCPA's InterPlay Series
or to read the write up in BROADWAY WORLD.
Honored to recently be the recipient of Encore Michigan's state wide
Wilde Award for Best One Person Show
for Hope Summer Repertory Theatre's production of An Iliad
Humbled to be nominated in a category alongside
Broadway/TV Veterans - James Hindman and Christian Borle,
Mary Zimmerman's incredibly timely play On The Exhale,
and the premier of a hilarious original show by Kris Andersson.
The phenomenal team that all share this award:
Muse: Alicia Storin
Director: Lenny Banovez
Stage Manager: Kris “Murph” Murphy
Scenic Design: Sarah Pearline
Composition/Sound: Josh Schmidt
Lighting Design: Eric Van Tassell
Costume Design: Andrew Souders
Props Master: Haley Borodine
Dresser/Hair: Analiese Puzon
ASM and War Coach: Marisol Cowan
Understudy: Devri Chism
and the HSRT Season 47 Staff who put in so much work and took the risk to produce this play
Extra fun to receive a Wilde Award in Michigan
while performing a Wilde Play in California!!
The Importance of Being Earnest
is open and on the move to PCPA's beautiful outdoor theater
in Solvang, CA!
Having a fabulous time with this amazing play,
fabulous cast and crew,
and getting to play opposite my wickedly talented husband, Michael Brusasco