Updates from the Rehearsal Room
My Role as Masha in Three Sisters Experiment at WoW Café: What is Three Sisters Experiment & a Video Clip
I’m getting so excited to play Masha in my upcoming show, Three Sisters Experiment, directed by Josie McAdam at the WoW Café Theatre! Performances are March 21-23 and March 28-30, Thursdays – Saturdays at 8pm at WoW Café, 59 E. 4th Street. I can’t wait for everyone to see this new piece – email me for one of my 5 discount ticket codes at annie.sageATgmail.com!
Although we were going to originally put on Jane Martin’s Anton in Show Business, we decided to return to Martin’s inspiration and create a devised theatre piece based off Chekhov’s Three Sisters (I can’t complain, I went from playing a small role to Masha, the volatile middle sister!)
Ever since I participated in Epic Theatre Ensemble’s winter residency at Smith College in 2011, I have been really interested in devised theatre and collaboration. I love the freedom to explore text, themes and characters through instinct, improvisation and connections with outside material. We have been focusing on movement and gender roles – a big topic has been “resistance” and knots – both metaphorical and literal!
I feel so lucky to get to perform a new interpretation of such a classic piece of theatre….look out for more posts on my questions/thoughts while preparing for my character.
Here’s an excerpt from one of our first rehearsals:
…I think I am wearing that leopard print sweater in almost EVERY photo I’ve posted here.
I am equally excited about getting to perform at the legendary WoW Cafe. As a theatre major / critical theory nerd, WoW Cafe represented the groundbreaking and important zenith of new feminist, queer theatre in New York City – an incredibly underrepresented niche of the theatre world. My college readings on WoW Cafe performers like Peggy Shaw, Five Lesbian Brothers and other artists pushed me to look for and create theatrical projects that presented alternative narratives, queer characters and empowered women as actors, artists and agents of change. Really interesting when you think about the themes of Three Sisters and the women’s relationship to agency…especially my character, Masha!
Thanks for reading – more updates to come!
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