Friday, April 2, 2010

Way of the Word: Poems to Plays Part III-Big Talk

Big Talk
By Katie Przybylski
Directed by Leah Winkler

David Weinheimer as 1
Nikki Dillon as 2
Rachel Pearl as 3
Gary Ferrer as 4

Katie Przybylski
Katie Przybylski (shuh-bil-skee) (Playwright) hails from Michigan, where she grew up among many automobiles and squirrels. She currently studies and writes in Brooklyn, New York. Her work has appeared in Ubiquitous, Correspondence, and Way of the Word, and is forthcoming in Xenith, and Mosaic49. This is the first play she's written, she wishes you well.

Leah Winkler
Leah Winkler (Director) is a writer/director from Kamakura, Japan and Lexington, Kentucky. In addition to working with ETG- she is the A/P/A commissioned writer for the Japanese American National Museum’s Discover Nikkei project. She has directed her plays at the Ontological Hysteric Theater ( Pale Horse…6 Speed-cowriter), The Brick Theater (Big Girls Club- Happy Dance Dance Princess Show), HERE Arts Center (The Formula Play) and the Indianapolis New Art Theatre( Everywhere). Her short plays have been seen at the Cultural Development Corporation’s Source Festival (little girls- dir Scott Fortier) , Workingman’s Clothes Productions’(BGC-Dir.Teddy Nicholas). She has also worked with the Asian American Arts Alliance and Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company. Come see her read at the Southern Writers Reading Series on April 14th 8 p.m. at Happy Ending Lounge, 302 Broome Street between Forsyth & Eldridge.

David Weinheimer
David Weinheimer (1) is thrilled to be working with REPUBLIC Worldwide for the first time. A 2005 graduate from Butler University with a BA in Theatre, after graduating David spent a year and a half on tour with Missoula Children's Theatre, doing both "Jack and the Beanstalk" (Magic) and "Frog Prince" (Henry/King). David can be seen most weekends here in New York performing at the National Comedy Theatre as part of the house improv team. Other recent New York credits include: "The Tempest" (Stephano) and "Twelfth Night" (Valentine) with Theatre1010, "Merchant of Venice" (Gratiano) with Hudson Shakespeare, "Pericles" (Helicanus/Antiochus) with Hudson Warehouse, and staged readings of "Tymon of Athens" (Flavius) and "Henry VIII" (Henry VIII) with Instant Shakespeare. He can also be seen in the award-winning documentary "The Little Red Truck.""

Nikki Dillon
Nikki Dillon (2) originally hales from Atlanta, GA and moved to New York to study performance and pursue a career in acting. She attended Hofstra University and received a BFA in theatre performance. In her first year living in the city she has appeared in Holly Down in Heaven at New Dramatists, The Daughter at Theatroiati, Synesthesia 2009 at The Electric Pear, and The Twelfth Labor at Lark Play Development Center. She has previously appeared as COMPUTER in ETG’s A Pale Horse…. Some of her other favorite roles are Marie Duplesis in Camille, and Austin in True West.

Rachel Pearl
Rachel Pearl (3) is an actor/singer/writer originally from Issaquah, Washington. She previously played a COMPUTER in ETG’s Pale Horse…at the Ontological. She holds a BFA in Theatre Arts from Hofstra University. Credits include: The Winter’s Tale (Paulina), Into the Woods (Baker’s Wife), Equus (Dora Strang) The Fantasticks (Louisa).

Gary Ferrer
Gary Ferrar (4) is a writer, director, and entertainer currently living in Brooklyn. He holds a B.A. in Theater Arts and English from Hofstra University and is a recipient of the Philip Rosenthal Grant for comedy in theater. Gary serves as as the artistic director for The Hyper Aware Ventilation Company where he is currently working on “Time Traveling with Cannibals.” Much thanks to Leah and Lindsay for this opportunity to work with ETG!

Don't forget to make it out to REPUBLIC Worldwide-in collaboration with Everywhere Theatre Group-Way of the Word: Poems to Plays at Bar on A. The opening night is Monday, April 5th, 2010 and the encore performances of the three plays will be the following Monday, April 12th, 2010. Both shows open at 8 and conclude with a meet and greet of the directors, writers, and directors.
It will be a legendary night.

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