WorkShop Remembers Bob Stattel

Bob Stattel, a wonderful actor and friend of the WorkShop, was in rehearsal to reprise the role of Scrooge in the upcoming production of The Astonishing Times Of Timothy Cratchit. Scheduled to open in two weeks, he was to star in the role he also played last December, when this incredibly dear man died in a car accident last week.

Bob will always be remembered for his exquisite portrayal of Scrooge. His Scrooge was so very touching and unforgettable. He was a consummate professional, as well as a kind and generous man. An extraordinary role model, Bob had a quiet dedication to his art. He also was an accomplished painter, gardener and lover of nature. He had the most beautiful and warm smile for everyone, and radiated kindness.

Here he is with WorkShop members Laurie Graff and Allan Knee, playwright The Astonishing Times Of Timothy Cratchit only a few weeks ago at the unGala. The news is shocking.

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Allan Knee, Laurie Graff and Bob Stattel at the October unGala. What a lovely smile he had!

If you’d like to make a donation, a favourite charity of Bob’s was St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church on 31st Street. He was to turn 84 on November 20.

RIP dear Robert Stattel.

SCHMOOZING WITH SHELDON: A Great unGala Event for WorkShop Theater

Pictures by Gerry Goodstein

HELD MONDAY, OCTOBER 17 at THE LINDEMAN WITH BROADWAY ENTERTAINMENT, LIVE MUSIC, COCKTAIL SUPPER AND OPEN BAR, A GALA TIME WAS HAD BY ALL!

Kathy Gail MacGowan One Weekend Only-THIS WEEKEND!

Renowned director Kathy Gail MacGowan is honored to be invited to direct by the Stella Adler Conservatory graduates, a new play by Italian playwright Daniela Dellavalle.  Translated from the Italian,  we are presenting an inspired workshop production at The Studio!
 A Mother’s Heart is a play that dissects the complex relationship between a daughter and her mother through the lens of the psychiatrist who has to decide her fate. Originally written by Italian playwright Daniela Dellavalle and previously performed in Rome, this is a new English adaptation by Adler Alum, Tania Kass.
 
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Produced by Tania Kass, Alice Lussiana Parente, and Selamawit Worku

Directed by KATHY GAIL MACGOWAN
Starring: ALICE LUSSIANA PARENTE | TANIA KASS  | MAITE UZAL
Showtimes
Fri. Nov. 4th – 7.30pm
Sat. Nov. 5th – 7.30pm
Sun. Nov. 6th – 2.30pm and 6.00pm 

Length: ~80 mins (no intermission)
Location: Stella Adler Studio of Acting,31 West 27th street  —- 3rd floor —- Studio 1

Kathy Gail MacGowan, Director

SELECTED: 2015 Best of Off Broadway :“Kentucky Cantata”

Heather Massie is HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr

The uber talented Heather Massie is pleased to invite you to an Encore Performance of her wonderful solo piece HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr on Friday, November 11th @ 7:30PM in United Solo at Theatre Row! Nov 9th Sold Out.

Written & Performed by Heather Massie*
2016 Outstanding Actress in a Staged Reading for HEDY! in PCTF
Directed by Joan Kane

hedy-postcard-united-solo-second-dateHeather says, “I hope that many of you can come!!! Hedy was a fascinating lady! Charles Gerber had this to say after seeing the developmental reading:

“Heather Massie and Joan Kane have collaborated in fashioning a dazzling story of one the more unique individuals of the 20th century who was indeed celebrated in her lifetime, but merely for her extraordinary looks, rather than her equally, if not more, extraordinary intellect, and ultmately COURAGE. TAKE THIS SHOW IN…..it provides delicious nourishment!”

HEDY!
The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr
In Celebration of Hedy Lamarr’s 102nd Birthday
World Premiere presented by United Solo
Wednesday, November 9th @ 7:30PM – SOLD OUT
ENCORE PERFORMANCE ADDED
FRI, NOV 11th @ 7:30PM
Theatre Row 410 W 42nd St., NY, NY

Hedy Lamarr, glamorous siren of the silver screen, was more than the most beautiful woman in the world. She invented frequency hopping and spread spectrum technology that make the world of wireless communication tick. From Austria to Hollywood, WWII, torpedoes, ecstasy, and intrigue to the very cell phone in your pocket, she was there!

Tickets are $20.25 *** Note tickets are sold by the date and time, not by the show name.

Direct Ticket Link for show time of 11/11 @ 7:30PM *** 

Tickets also available at the Theatre Row Box Office and online through Telecharge, or by calling Telecharge at 212-239-6200

Kudos to Katrin Hilbe Published in European Stages

The talented and prolific director, Katrin Hilbe, is excited to share her first two articles written for CUNY’s magazine EUROPEAN STAGES! They are published in a special fall edition dedicated to productions of Shakespeare in theaters all over Europe.

Katrin is discussing the first large scale production of the newly found 19th century opera AMLETO by Italian composer Franco Faccio (libretto Arrigo Boito) at the Bregenz festival, and the first German production at Schauspiel Frankfurt of Tom Lanoye’s QUEEN LEAR, a far-reaching adaptation and gender reversed KING LEAR.

Check out:http://europeanstages.org/

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The dazzling Katrin Hilbe

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