I am not sure which exact dates and times I'm down for just yet, but I wanted to start to get the word out there about SoloMania! As you'll see in the press release below, it is a mini-fringe fest organized by some kick-ass solo performers in New Orleans. I am thrilled and humbled I was invited to join in (I'm one of just three or four out-of-towners). I mean, look at the list below of the awesome artists in this thing (I mean, Bremner Duthie! That dude is a class act!).
I'm taking my weird, heart-breaking and hilarious solo show CHOP, which I'm totally excited to come back to after more than a year away from it.
Visit the website for more SoloMania! info, and I'm sure I'll be updating about it as it gets closer.
SOLOMANIA! FESTIVAL OFFERS A MENU OF SOLO PERFORMANCES
The first two weekends in November, the Shadowbox Theatre will host the SoloMania
Festival (www.solomaniafest.com). SoloMania! offers New Orleans theater lovers a menu of solo performances, showcasing the diversity of perspectives and solo techniques currently enlivening New Orleans stages. The solo shows reflect a range of sensibilities, including performances for latenight, adult, and child audiences. SoloMania! promotes experimentation and risk among writers, solo performers, and directors. It supports the development and presentation of new one-woman, one-man, one-person shows. SoloMania! will present these performers in back-to-back solo shows in a variety of styles: including comedy, drama, puppetry, cabaret, monologue, storytelling, burlesque, and inter-media.
Earlier this year, several New Orleans performers got together and agreed to share the
expense of producing a mini-fest themselves. The line-up includes Bremner Fletcher Duthie,
Veronica Russell, Frederick Mead, Harry Mayronne, Diana Shortez, Karen Shields, Jennifer Pagan, Amy Woodruff, Enzo Lombard, Brady McKellar, Claudia Baumgarten, Brad McEntire, and Casey Groves. Collectively, these performers have garnered a dazzling array of awards and international credits. More than performers, they are also writers, directors, musicians, drama teachers, puppeteers, and costume designers.
WHAT: SoloMania Festival, 8 days of back-to-back solo shows.
WHEN: Saturday Nov 2 through Sunday Nov 10. (Note: Dark on Monday Nov 4)
Detailed schedule will be available in the SoloMania! Festival Guide in many local businesses.
WHERE: Shadowbox Theatre
2400 St. Claude Ave, at St Roch in the Marigny.
Parking, accessible bathrooms, and a bar.
COST: $10 per show (Discounted 5 show punch-cards available for $40)