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La Ruta (Reading)

Back at my 2nd home (aka Primary Stages) for a reading of Isaac Gomez's gorgeous, devastating LA RUTA this Tuesday Oct 10th at 6:30 PM. 

ABOUT LA RUTA: 

The desert is hiding many secrets…some of them buried in the sand. Pulled from real testimonies, La Ruta follows two mothers searching for their missing daughters and the dark truths that surround them. Set in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, a city plagued by the unsolved murders of hundreds of women, this play with music examines a community of women attempting to live in the wake of unspeakable loss. 

Laurie Woolery directs. 

Link for (free) tix here.

From Left: Paola Sanchez Abreu, Christina Nieves, Ana Isabel Dow, Keren Lugo, and Claudia Acosta. Photo Cred: Laurie Woolery.

From Left: Paola Sanchez Abreu, Christina Nieves, Ana Isabel Dow, Keren Lugo, and Claudia Acosta. Photo Cred: Laurie Woolery.

Intervalterview is up!

The interview with the Interval is up. I got to talk with PLUS Lakisha Michelle May of “Sojourners” at NYTW, Chinasa Ogbuagu of “Sojourners” and “Her Portmanteau” at NYTW, and Sarah Street of “Rebel in the Soul” at the Irish Repertory Theatre -- all about working off-broadway, premiering new plays, and what it's like to be a female performer!

Check it out by clicking here!

From left: Sarah Street, Lakisha Michelle May, Annie Dow, and Chinasa Ogbuagu.

From left: Sarah Street, Lakisha Michelle May, Annie Dow, and Chinasa Ogbuagu.

Theatre really is our one chance to kind of get in on the ground floor and bring what we have to the table, outside of our craft, in terms of our opinions. I think it’s the one time where you have all the hats. There’s different ways to solve problems in a play. If there’s a problem with the play, and the playwright isn’t around to solve it, you have to solve it as a director or you have to solve it as an actor. When you have a playwright in the room, you get all those three hats, and you get to be like, ‘Oh, okay, this moment is not really quite what we want it, is it the playwright, is it the director, is it the actor who has to solve it’” To me, that’s very exciting, and sometimes it’s a combination. It’s also the suspense of, ‘Does this play work? Do people get what we’re putting out?’ It’s always really rewarding when you have that first showing and you’re like, ‘Oh my god, they get it.’
Our Elemental episode is up!

As I mentioned in a previous post, Keith Medelis from the Elemental podcast was kind enough to interview the cast and creatives behind Morning in America at Primary Stages. 

You can catch the episode below. I show up around the 6:10 mark. 

We’re trying so hard to put all these feelings that we have, we’re desperate to put them SOMEWHERE and have something reflected back at us that isn’t like, the news, right? We’re desperately craving that reflection, I think. Yeah, It’s interesting. It’s a weird time. It’s like we’re all teenagers again, we’re all just like, ‘Is anyone feeling like I am? Am I all alone in this?’