June 16, 2010

"ART WORK": Readings (Event #3 of 3)

This Saturday, June 19,
at CentralTrak, 800 Exposition Ave. at Ash, Dallas (see map below).
Doors open at 7:30 PM; program begins at 8 PM.

Excerpts from the ART WORK newspaper, including history, fiction, autobio, and other writings by artist/Artforum writer Gregory Sholette, artist Nicolas Lampert, author Cooley Windsor, theorist Brian Holmes, "Anonymous," and others.

Support for actors' fees provided by Undermain Theatre. Audio surprise by DJ DeLuxe. Organized by Carolyn Sortor. FREE.

(For more info on the ART WORK in dallas event series, see facebook or c-Blog. For why I took on this project, see my previous post.)

READERS (the Cast)

Josh Blann has been seen in Port Twilight at Undermain Theatre, Long Christmas Ride Home at Stage West, don’t u luv me at Dallas Children’s Theater, All’s Well That Ends Well at Shakespeare Dallas, and Goodbye Girl at Theatre Three. Additionally, he directed and acted in Green, a world premiere at the Out of the Loop Festival at Watertower Theater. Josh also spent three years at PlayMakers Repertory Company in plays such as King Lear (dir. Mark Wing-Davy), Richard II (dir. David Hammond), A Prayer for Owen Meany (dir. David Hammond), Caesar & Cleopatra (dir. David Hammond), and Salome (dir. Trezana Beverly).

Shannon Kearns-Simmons is an Undermain company member and was last seen as Monitor 1/ Donna in Len Jenkin's Port Twilight. Additional roles at Undermain include Tanya in David Rabe’s The Black Monk, Edith in Neil Young’s Greendale, Nina Iverson in The Snow Queen; Neasa, Shining City; Dorothy Wordsworth, The Appeal; Carrie Rodgers, Waiting for a Train; title role/ensemble, Margo Veil: An Entertainment; and Cate in Blasted. Shannon has also worked with Core Performance Manufactory, Echo Theatre, Theatre Britain, Risk Theatre Initiative & The Modern Stage, Kitchen Dog Theater, WingSpan Theatre Company, DMA’s Arts & Letters Live, and the Clarence Brown Theatre (Knoxville). She has worked under the direction of Henryk Baranowski, Liviu Ciulei, Peter Huszti, Kathryn Pogson, Laszlo Marton, and Fred Curchack, and has performed in festivals in Bratislava, Slovakia (Istropolitana) and Budapest, Hungary. She has performed with Mabou Mines and trained with members of Ecole Jacques Lecoq, Shakespeare & Company, Moscow School of Dramatic Arts, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, the Hungarian National Academy of Acting, Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre, and The Living Theatre.

Ryan Lescalleet most recently appeared in the Undermain’s production of The Black Monk by David Rabe. He graduated from Trinity Christian Academy, where he enjoyed playing such roles as David in God’s Favorite, Horace in Hello Dolly, and Fred in A Christmas Carol.

Elizabeth Krudewig is originally from Marshall TX. She has appeared in All My Sons, Blood Wedding, and The Seagull at Baylor University. Elizabeth is a member of the artistic team at Upstart Productions and an intern at Undermain Theatre.
(Click on the map-nail for a larger version.) To get to CentralTrak, from downtown Dallas or west of downtown, take 30 going east and, just past downtown, exit at 2nd Ave.; turn left on Ash and then left on Exposition.

From east of Dallas, take 30 going west and exit at Exposition Ave./1st Ave.; loop around to continue going east on Exposition.

CentralTrak is at 800 Exposition Ave.

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