London. Staging Film's Domesticity - written by Chisa Hutchison, directed by Rebecca Atkinson-Lord, starring me - has been selected for the Writing Award at this year’s Underwire Festival, screening in the section Women At War. This year the festival will run from the 22nd-26th of November across cinemas in London. Domesticity will screen on November 24th, at 6:30pm, at the Barbican.
Underwire is a BAFTA recognized film festival, dedicated to showcasing the raw cinematic talents of women. It's the UK's largest female film festival.
NYC. I will be a mentor this fall at the Playwrights Horizons Theater School (NYU), working with my Woodshed colleague, Mikhael Tara Garver.
NYC. I will be a guest instructor at Rutgers University, for playwright Caridad Svich.
NYC. Staging Film is partnering with The Tank, and this new series will launch on October 12th, 2017.
Staging Film is a community of theater makers exploring new ways to tell stories on film. We meld the contemporary American stage and screen to create short translations rather than adaptations. This means experimenting with untraditional techniques in cinematography, set design, sound design, and performance to record the visceral magic of theater on camera. The result is something that does not fit neatly into a defined medium, but rather shines in the liminal space between.
Staging Film's Over The River & Through The Woods - written by Tony & Olivier Award nominee Neil LaBute, directed by Tony nominee Leigh Silverman, scored by Tony nominee Heidi Rodewald, edited by Tim Harms, & starring veteran actor Larry Pine & me - will screen for the series at The Tank on October 12th in New York City.
And Staging Film's Domesticity - written by Chisa Hutchison, directed by Rebecca Atkinson-Lord, starring me - will screen at The Tank on October 12th, as well.
London. Staging Film's Domesticity - written by Chisa Hutchison, directed by Rebecca Atkinson-Lord, starring me - has been selected for the The Discover Film Awards.
Voted as one of the top 100 film festivals in the world by filmmakers on FilmFreeway (voting on over 4,000 festivals), The Discover Film Awards take place with public cinema screenings at the Phoenix Cinema (52 High Rd, London N2 9PJ), one of the oldest cinemas in the UK. It’s patrons include Mike Leigh, Ken Loach, Michael Palin and Mark Kermode.
Domesticity screens Sunday, October 1st at 1:30pm.
Update: Domesticity has won Best Micro Drama!
Regional. I designed websites for two wonderful projects...
My friends Jessica & Jennica Carmona are pioneering Elvira: The Immigration Play, which will be making its Chicago premiere August 25-27th. Elvira will also be presented as part of the Rochester Fringe Festival on September 16th, and it will play at Adelphi University on September 29th.
The Carmona sisters have several screenings of Millie & The Lords coming up in September, as well. Check out their Millie & The Lords Facebook Page for dates/times.
Toronto, Canada. Staging Film's Domesticity - written by Chisa Hutchison, directed by Rebecca Atkinson-Lord, starring me - is an official selection for the THRILLER FEEDBACK Film Festival in Toronto, part of a best of Short Film Festival lineup. It will screen for the series on September 28th at the Carlton Cinemas in downtown Toronto.
The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival is housed at The Carlton Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Toronto. The series showcases the best short films from around the world.
NYC. We're presenting Jessica Frances Dukes' Mini Muse for The Muse Project. Having always been fascinated with ancestry and moments of the past, Jessica has chosen to trace her familial lineage. In the beginning, there was no doubt in her mind that her family was previously enslaved in America. What she was not prepared to discover, however, was that one of her maternal ancestors was also a slave-owner. The Muse Project is lucky enough to have the opportunity to continue developing this important piece and present it at a time when cultural history is an immediate and pressing social uncertainty and question. Nathan Alan Davis serves as Jessica's writing mentor, and Anna Lathrop is Jessica's dramaturge.
NYC. The incredible Michael Friedman passed away today. He was always so kind to me, warm and open-hearted. Many's favorite genius. Deeply saddened to hear of this loss. RIP Michael.