FREE DESIREE will play at the Orcas Center on beautiful Orcas Island for one night only — Saturday June 9th at 8:00 pm. Tickets available at Darvill’s Bookstore located on the Island, or through Brown Paper Tickets. The Orcas Center is located at 917 Mount Baker Road, Eastsound, Washington. Special thanks to Jane Alden, Michell Marshall and Doug Marshall in their help in producing this evening.
Go to this Brown Paper Tickets site to purchase tickets for this event: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/249714
It’s 1972! Bell bottoms rule, everybody’s doing the Philly Dog, and Soul Train comes on every Saturday morning. But instead of enjoying life, Desiree is in crisis mode. The drummer in her high school band has committed suicide and no one seems to be the least bit concerned. Not Mr. Blackburn, the band instructor, who only cares about his upcoming Greatest Marches of All Time concert. Not her cheerleader sister, Shauna, who is busy plotting how to become the first pom-pom wielding Blaxploitation star. And certainly not the student body, that are consumed with learning the Boogaloo in time for the Winter Ball. Desiree, disgusted with the level of apathy around her, tries to wake people up, and in the process, comes to her own startling realizations.
I hope you all will come out to see my latest one-woman show, Free Desiree, which plays March 9, 10, 16 and 17 at Velocity Dance Center on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. I’m thrilled to be finally doing the full length version of this show that has had excerpts workshopped over the last few years. It is directed by the awesome Tikka Sears. If you haven’t been to Velocity’s new space and the Founders Theater yet, here’s your chance. It is beautiful, intimate and inviting. Tickets are $15 for the general public, $12 for students and seniors, and are available at the door, or visit:www.brownpapertickets.com/event/226589 . Hope you get your amazing self there!
Yours Truly has been chosen as one of 25 people to take part in an exciting project called People Passion Purpose, or P3 as we fondly call it. As a participant in P3, I am to identify my deepest passion (don’t say anything, but it’s theater) and work to intentionally pursue it over 9 months time, beginning in November 2011 (just like pregnancy! In which case by August I will have popped out either a Leo or a Virgo). I have been paired with a mentor to support me as I challenge my assumptions, imagine new possibilities, encounter obstacles, and have the courage to expand, learn and grow. The experiences, efforts, struggles and achievements will be documented and shared publicly on the web and in a documentary film. Findings will be used to examine how we can reach our goals and dreams in this paradigm shift we have entered. Because, hey, in case you haven’t noticed, nothing is the same and everything is up for being re-imagined. I feel honored and excited to be part of this project.
Hello! I thought you all may like to see an excerpt of my latest show, The Year The Revolution Came to White High School High, performed in May of 2010 at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center as part of the Creation Project Showcase, so I have provided a You Tube link below. This video is brought to you by Tom Speer at Seattle Channel.