The beautiful and talented director Katrin has a lot going on!
Dear WS friends,
Busy times… two events to come out for this weekend!
I’m directing a staged reading of DUCK by Tom Block as part of the International Human Rights Art Festival (http://dixonplace.org/category/human-rights-art-festival/) happening this weekend at Dixon Place, including in the cast our own Annemarie Hagenaars.
SATURDAY, MARCH 4 AT 5:00PM
tickets $10 in advance; $15 at the door: http://dixonplace.org/performances/duck/
Cast: David J. Goldberg, Erika Lee, Annemarie Hagenaars, Michael Hajek, Josh Wolonick
and Mike Amato as “Duck”
Duck (Billy) has reached the end of his rope and only communicates by quacking. After a career in the CIA, which has led to a downward emotional spiral, he finds himself on a park bench, which happens to be the home of his older brother Crumb (John), who was also once a CIA operative and Duck‘s colleague. Crumb lost faith in the system, leaving his younger brother to kill for reasons of state while he, Crumb, dropped out of society. The play is an exploration of Duck’s path, from faithfully patriotic to distressed and unmoored.
Next up is THESE THINGS HAPPEN by Natalie Bates on
SUNDAY, MARCH 5TH, Sunday@6 reading.
These Things Happen is a play about the costs of keeping, and of revealing, a painful family secret. Joanne, a 40-ish painter living in suburban New York, is stunned to learn that her daughter, Jesse, was molested as an adolescent by her uncle—the same uncle who, we discover, abused Joanne at the same age. Jesse intends to confront and expose him on the occasion of his granddaughter’s bat mitzvah, a plan that meets with denial and resistance from both her mother and grandmother.
* Appears courtesy of Actors Equity Association
† Member, Society of Stage Directors & Choreographers
Moderator: Michael Lazan