This Sunday at 2:00PM
Show & Tell Tango
Our third Festival screening: this time in Jersey City at the Brightside Tavern Short Film Fest.
If you haven't seen it yet - this is your chance!
Brightside Tavern Short Film Fest
Blizzard: A Love Story WINS Outstanding Director LORI KEE and Outstanding Playwright MELISSA SKIRBOLL
Thrilled and excited to announce that Blizzard: A Love story was nominated for SIX awards at Planet Connections Festivity: Outstanding Overall Production of a Short Play, One-Act, or Monologue, (and for the rest of these you can add "...of a short play..." Lori Kee for Outstanding Direction, Gary Lee Mahmoud for Outstanding Actor, Andy Evan Cohen for Outstanding Sound Design and I got nominated for both Actress and Playwright. Thanks are due to the outstanding team assembled including Lori, Gary and Andy plus our AMAZING stage manager Steven Albano.
Congratulations to ALL of the nominees - I'm honored to be included with such talented people! (Full list of nominees here: http://planetconnections.org/2015-award-nominations/)
Blizzard: A Love Story - Creative Team in Place!
I am so pleased to be able to announce that I have an incredible team in place for this production of my play Blizzard: A Love Story!
At the helm as director, Lori Kee returns to Planet Connections following her 2014 win for Outstanding Director for her work on "Vacation! All I Ever Wanted". Lori has also won best directing awards for her work on "Death, it Happens…" (2012 Frigid Festival) and "Male Man" (Medicine Show.) At the 2013 Planet Connections Gala event "One Acts for A Cause", she directed "Tennesee by" John Patrick Shanley. She is Resident Director at Nylon Fusion Theatre Company and teaches acting at BMCC CUNY. http://www.lorikee.com/
An I am so happy to welcome Steven Albano back to the LifeDream Productions team as Stage Manager! Steve worked with me as SM on "The Closet" at Planet Connections in 2012 and I am thrilled to be working with him again.
And I'm very excited to have Andy Evan Cohen on the team as Sound Designer! Andy is an incredible talent and I can't wait to hear what he comes up with! http://www.andycomusic.com/
I promise to write a full update when I have more time - very soon - as I have done a ton of projects since the last post almost a year ago. In the immediate future I'll be performng in Provincetown on May 24th in Jicky Schnee's "The Four Sisters: The Eye, the Ear, the Brain, and the Mouth" a one act play written in homage to both Anton Chekov and Samuel Beckett.
148 Commercial St, Provincetown, Massachusetts 02657
7pm on Sunday, May 24
And right after that, I'll be appearing in my play Blizzard: A Love Story at the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. I'm producing and acting in this piece that I wrote - and have hired an incredibly talented director - LORI KEE to helm the piece. We'll be auditioning next week for the role of Ian and should be announcing our Stage Manager by the end of this week. And I launched our fundraising drive via IndieGoGo a few hours ago!
For way more info - http://igg.me/p/blizzard-a-love-story/x/516419
I'll be creating a FB event page soon plus posting more info on this website as I can. I'm really proud of this play and so excited to see it come to stage - I hope you get the chance to see it!
I've directed a lot since last July - and acted a bit too! I'll have to rectify that and make some changes here. But NEXT UP (for the very few people that might see this blog post!) is http://www.andrewrothkin.com/FathersDay.html COme out and Vote for us!
Straight Faced Lies garners SIX nominations from Planet Connections - for outstanding production, outstanding playwright, ( Mark J. Williams), outstanding director, (me), and acting nods to Hannah Wolfe, Dan Hilt and Thom Christensen. Congratulations! Award ceremony on 8/4/13. So excited and proud to have been part of this production this year.
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