Tech week is such a wonderful time in the theatre… the actors are starting to chomp at the bit to get in front of an audience, the technical elements are coming together, and the first bits of press about the show are popping up here and there.
Voices of Swords is a new play by Kari Floren, and we’re starting previews right here in New York City, at Walkerspace in Tribeca, on Friday.
It’s a lovely, funny play about adjusting to the new requirements of life as our parents grow older and their needs change. I’m playing Alexis, a personal organizer who is dealing with a unique set of adjustments in my own family, as I help another family sort out their lives.
Kidding around in the dressing rooms with Loni Ackerman
I’m working with a cast of wonderful actors, including the delightful Loni Ackerman. Come see us!
We run through September 7. You can buy tickets here.
I think the “Red Dot” creative team found me online.
They sent me the script, I loved it.
I read for the part.
They brought me in again to read with the lovely Elizabeth Masucci who had already been cast as the lead, my character’s daughter. She was hilarious.
The director, Chloe Lenihan, and the writer/producer, Chandra C. Silver, were a ton of fun in the room, too. We kidded. We joked. The next day, they invited me to join the team.
During my three shooting days, the good times continued. The camera department, lead by Mike O’Shea, was fast, smart and precise. The rest of the cast, including Ryan Michael Jones, John Austin Wiggins, Daniel Deutsch and Melissa Johnson were funny and great to hang out with.
…the audience at Stageworks leaned in to empathize and laugh with the characters, even as they betrayed their spouses, lovers, professions, or country …Deenihan, Schaefer, and Skraastad act with a precision and a truth that captivates even as their characters’ actions are repellent.