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February 14-16, 2020
Onstage in Lez Beaus!
Produced by Violet Surprise at The Mark, Chicago. February 14-16, 2020.
January 14, 2020
USFSP University Student Center Ballrooms
St Petersburg FL
A dance-theatre-science collaboration for the University of South Florida St. Petersburg’s Marine Science Department’s Art & Science event.
Developed with dancer Paula Kramer, actor Jim Rayfield and Electron Microscope Manager Tony Greco.
The Burlesque Astronomy Play
Williams Street Repertory
Crystal Lake IL
The Burlesque Astronomy Play was featured in Williams Street Repertory‘s 2019-2020 Reading Series on November 11 at the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake IL, outside Chicago.
With Elle Şahin, Ivan Ewert and Catherine Yore. Directed by Miriam Naponelli, Stage manager Matthew Silar, Program Manager Michele Vazquez Knight.
October 3, 2019
St Petersburg FL
The interactive theatre-dance-live-band experience, Mad Science!, debuted at The Studio@620 as one of many wonderful performances taking place around dance photographer Tom Kramer’s solo exhibition. We launched a dance-powered spaceship with live music by pianist Tom Sivak and drummer Matt Cowley. . . actors Jan Neuberger, Lisa Powers Tricomi and Eugenie Bondurant. . . dancers Helen Hansen French and Crystal DelGiudice. . . directed by Vickie Daignault and choreographed by Paula Kramer. Written by Sheila Cowley and Matt Cowley.
Hue and Saturation
May 9-10, 2019
Windmill Theatre Company
New College, Sarasota
Windmill Theatre Company, the student theatre group at New College of Florida, will be performing Hue and Saturation in a showcase of student actors and directors. Many thanks to the New Play Exchange.
April 5, 2019
The Palladium Theater
BEACON Dance Concert
Devised by Sheila Cowley, Helen Hansen French and Alex Jones – a story told through movement, about walls between people.
Inspired by paintings of the border wall healing by Ana Maria Vasquez, with sculpture by Mark Aeling, lighting design by Joe Oshry, sound design by Matt Cowley and photography by Tom Kramer.
April 8, 2019
USF St. Petersburg, outside the Science Building
So glad to be invited to reprise Air-Earth-Fire-Water on the beautiful campus of USFSP. With actors Eugenie Bondurant and Chris Rutherford. . . Dancers Helen Hansen French, Alex Jones, Samantha Miller and Fernando Chonqui. . . and an original score by viola player A.J. Vaughan. Choreographed by Helen Hansen French and Paula Kramer. Many thanks to Ann Wykell.
Flying was featured in Urban Stage‘s Summer Reading series, with a staged reading in midtown Manhattan on July 25. Flying was one of 5 Finalists for Marin Theatre Company‘s David Calicchio Emerging American Playwright Prize 2018, and a finalist for Theatre Conspiracy‘s 2018 New Play Contest. More here.An honor that Teatime was one of five scripts to win the British Theatre Challenge 2018 at Sky Blue Theatre. The script was onstage last year in London, Sydney, NYC and Dubai. More here.
My grateful thanks to the readers of Creative Loafing, for the 2018 Best of the Bay award for Best Playwright. Many thanks to Creative Loafing’s writers, for the Critic’s Choice award for Flying, “Best Proof an Old Story Deserves Telling Properly,” and awards for both of Tampa Rep’s lead actors.