JE CHRISTINE in Performance

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Suzanne Savoy’s tour-de-force, Je Christine, is an intimate depiction of Christine de Pizan’s life, when climate change, epidemics, civil unrest, political division, and foreign invasion devastated the country. Born in Venice in 1364 and married at age 15 to a French nobleman, she was widowed at twenty-five, after which she supported her mother, children and nieces through her writing. Her works include courtly poetry, a book on warfare and chivalry, the official biography of King Charles V, and her beautifully illuminated The Treasure of the City of Women.

Suzanne Savoy is an educator, actor and designer. A graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada, Ms. Savoy has performed in numerous productions of classical works. As an educator, she created, designed, and directed productions based on classical literature.

Available for Booking

www.jechristine.com

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BLOODSTONE Hosts WEST OF ROAN

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The Sealskin

A Shadow Play

with Music and Shadow Puppets

by

West of Roan

Annie Schermer & Channing Showalter

 

Sunday – October 23, 2016

6:00pm

Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse

977 Bridgehampton / Sag Harbor Turnpike

Bridgehampton, NY 11932

Running Time – 1 Hour

 

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The Sealskin

is the story of the son

of a fisherman and a seal-woman,

a boy born of two worlds

and at home in neither.

This original story is inspired by

old myths and legends of the Seal People,

told with puppetry, song, and shadows.

What wounds are felt

when mothers and grandmothers

give up some of their wildness

in order to have an idea of home?

Can their children’s souls find wholeness?

Can we love with freedom?

The seal-woman’s children are asking.

 

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West of Roan 

Channing Showalter & Annie Schermer

 

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Information

http://www.westofroan.com

bill@bldstn.com


 

NIGHT WITH GUESTS at FringeNYC

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PETER WEISS

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A Children’s Nightmare

in gleeful, physical verse.

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Intruders stalk the darkness

round a family’s lonesome hut.

Two young children

try to save their parents

from a nasty killer’s knife.

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Medieval German Fairground Kabuki

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“The steel is hard, the flesh is soft!“ 

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Bloodstone Theatrical

presents

NIGHT WITH GUESTS

by Peter Weiss

at the

New York International Fringe Festival

performed by

Mary C. Davis*      Mel House*

Ethan Angelica*      David Logan Rankin*

Evan Zes*      Jack Herholdt*

with

Juan Herrera on Percussion

*Members of Actors Equity Association of America
An Equity Approved Showcase

Stage Management by Maxwell Waters

Translation by Laurence Dobie

Designs by Suzanne Savoy

Directed by Bill Burford

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Night with Guests represents the turning point

for one of the great artists of our time:

painter, filmmaker, and writer Peter Weiss.

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This largely unknown one-act “study”, written

in January of 1963, moved him from the

introspection of his early plays 

– surreal, psychological, detached –

into the rough-hewn, explosively theatrical

engagement of street performance.

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Night with Guests opened the gates for Weiss

to become the guy who one year later would

challenge the whole world with Marat/Sade.

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While drawing on the delights of Kabuki,

Punch & Judy, and fairground performances, 

Weiss also called this little play a morität, 

a tale of dread and murder, 

like those sung by street performers in

central Europe since the 15th Century.

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Produced with the gracious support of

NYC’s Materials for the Arts, the TDF Costume Collection

the John Drew Theater of Guild Hall, East Hampton – Josh Gladstone, Artistic Director

and through the donations of interested individuals like you.

Night with Guests is a Sponsored Project of Fractured Atlas.

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BLOODSTONE Reads Pintauro’s MEN’S LIVES

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Bloodstone Theatrical produces a benefit reading of nationally-recognized Sag Harbor playwright Joe Pintauro’s MEN’S LIVES on Saturday, October 8th at 3pm at the 18th Century Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island, between the North and South Forks of
Long Island, New York’s East End.  For directions and tickets see http://www.sylvestermanor.org.

The reading will be part of the annual Plant & Sing harvest festival at Sylvester Manor, the oldest continuously existing plantation in the United States, and a property still under supervision of the original family (in its 13th generation!).  Now an educational, organic CSA farm, Sylvester Manor is also widely known as a cultural center for traditional arts, and in particular the Work Song: songs sung the world around by people while they work.  To this day, Sylvester Manor’s farmers are expert practitioners of this ancient artform.

MENS’ LIVES, adapted from Peter Matthiessen’s moving book of the same name, chronicles the onslaught of modern Hamptons culture on the traditional fishing culture on the East End of Long Island. “Bonackers’, the European families who’ve made a largely subsistence living on these waters for centuries, often use techniques taught to them generations ago by the native Montaukets. While instructive, it is also a tale told with poetry, sensitivity, and the passion that drives these hard lives.

Good for kids 12 and older.

Readers are drawn from Bloodstone Theatrical’s East End company of seasoned professional performers.