Fighting for Freedom, in which I played Florence Dobbe with the great honor of playing across from Bruce Dern, produced by Loken Mann Productions is running this week (starting September 12) at the Fairview cinemas in Hudson, as a fundraiser for that movie theater to purchase a digital projector.
See trailer of Fighting For Freedom (known previously as Love Orchard) below:
“TROY – Wow!
Sometimes one has to look in corners and crevices to find the best the area arts scene has to offer. Such is the case with the Theatre Institute at Sage’s 50th Anniversary Second Stage production of Edward Albee’s staggering masterpiece “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”…a small, excellent cast.
David Bunce and Leigh Strimbeck play George and Martha. Bunce, easily doing his best work ever, is remarkable as George, and Strimbeck is often genuinely fearsome as the cat in the corner Martha. They hurl insult after insult, while riding waves of emotion, Scotch and gin.
They make this the best “Woolf” I have seen (which is saying something, considering it’s my favorite play)…This play is not light. It is as dark as art gets, and it plunges headlong into the inky depths of the crippled American spirit…Very recommended”
— Albany Times Union Arts Beat Blog by Michael Eck, 11/2012
Fighting for Freedom is screening at the Film Columbia festival Saturday October 20th, 6:30PM. Leigh plays across from Bruce Dern, as his wife, and as Kristanna Loken’s Mom. For tickets go to: www.filmcolumbia.org Please come support this wonderful film!
Writing a new adaptation of Women of Troy and directing it at Russell Sage College. My husband Joe is sound designing. This version will be set in a dystopian prison camp for women on the banks of the Hudson River in Troy, New York. Limited run, school matinees available. Call 518-244-2248 for tickets and info.
Performing Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf at Theatre Institute at Sage. Directed by David Baecker with David Bunce as George. Couldn’t be happier to be revisiting this role for a second time. Dates: November 2, 2PM & 8PM; November 3, 8PM, November 9 & 10, 8PM; November 11, 2PM.
Meader Little Theatre, Troy, New York – For tickets go to: www.sage.edu/theatre/ or call 518-244-2248
About to go into rehearsal for a workshop devised theater production of “like/unlike” which I am directing for WAM Theatre. We are the company in residence at the WORDXWORD Festival in Pittsfield, MA. The piece is about the impact of social media on women’s lives. For more info, go to: WAMTheatre.com
“…I understood that the need to tell stories was deeply embedded in our minds and inseparably entangled with the mechanisms that generate and absorb language. Narrative imagination – and therefore fiction – was a basic evolutionary tool of survival. We processed the world by telling stories, produced human knowledge through our engagement with imagined selves.”
-Aleksandar Hemon The Aquarium, Personal History, The New Yorker Magazine, June 13 & 20, 2011