Very Exciting News!
I am cast in the role of Father Etienne Rousselon in the workshop production of the new musical "Quadroon" with music by Joe Sample, music and lyrics by Johnatha Brook and book by Marc Mantell!
We'll be performing on July 13th at Ensemble Theater in Houston, TX.
Proud to be a part of a stellar group of actors and production team.
The newest play by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Dinner with Friends and Collected Storiesfollows a wounded photojournalist and her husband in present day Brooklyn in the aftermath of the war in Iraq. A Tony nominee for Best Play during the 2010 Broadway season. "’What I tried to do with this play,’ Donald Margulies says, ‘is capture a sense of the way we live now, to dramatize the things that thinking, feeling, moral people are thinking about and struggle with — the issues of how to be a citizen of the world, how to show compassion, how to be involved, how to be true to yourself and your immediate loved ones.’" (Playbill.com)
“Mr. Margulies’s quietly powerful drama illustrates just how much pain and trauma are involved in the everyday business of two people creating a life together, one that accommodates the mistakes of the past, the reality of the present and the changes that the future may bring.” — Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
I'm playing Catastrophic Theatre Incarnate! I'm playing a cop! I'm playing Death! Come see me make an ass clown out of myself!
Tamarie’s back with the next installment in her series of super-popular, original musicals, but this time there’s a problem.
At the end of the opening number, the Theatre Police arrive threatening to close down the show. They cite Tamarie for being in violation of the Ingénue Code, which relegates all actresses over the age of 40 to play character roles like nosy neighbors, crazy aunts, and dotty maids.
The only way to save the show is to recast the role of Tamarie with a younger actress. Removed from her own show, Tamarie attempts to connect with the youth of today in order to demonstrate her suitability to play the role of herself.
Tamarie Cooper's Old as Hell! features a live orchestra, an original score, an enormous cast, and more singing, dancing, and over-the-top hilarity than you can throw a pie at.
Henry V begins previews this weekend.
A Co-production by Main Street Theater and Prague Shakespeare Company
“Considered by many to be the greatest war play ever written, Shakespeare’s King Henry V is a complex and powerful exploration of leadership, courage, and the human experience of battle. Intensely patriotic while at the same time questioning the morality of war, Shakespeare’s tale of a young king seeking to heal his wounded land and unite his people is a play for our times.”
-- Guy Roberts, Director of Henry V, Artistic Director of Prague Shakespeare Company
Featuring live Taiko musicians and an ensemble of 14 actors, the production will run in Houston in March and April and in Prague in the fall. Use the ART discount between now and March 21, and save 30% (use code ART) on your tickets. Henry V runs through April 21 at MST – Rice Village.
Post-Show Discussion Series
Following the matinees on March 24 and April 7, MST continues its Post-Show Discussion Series.
On March 24: a discussion about the artistic process with director Guy Roberts and the cast.
On April 7: a discussion with esteemed Rice professor J. Dennis Huston, Ph.D.
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