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More Pins on the Map; Birmingham and Boulder Tonight!

January 16th, 2016
Tonight, our friends in Alabama and Colorado are extending the Conversation into two new states with staged readings and we couldn’t be more excited to hear how their audiences and communities have to say. Among the several Southern companies contributing to the conversation, Theatre Downtown has an exciting cast and team and we wish we could be there tonight!
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STARRING:
Laurel: Kelsey Crawford
Jim: Matthew D. Whaley
Celeste: Brooke Wood
Karl: David Edward Perry
Ayesha: Brittney William
Directed by Daniel Martin
The show is free and donations are always welcome.
If you’re in the area,  RSVP to their Facebook event! 
 
In Boulder, square product theatre is presenting a staged reading at The Acting Studio at University of Colorado: Boulder directed by Amy C. Buckler and Lindsay Weitkamp. The reading is featuring: Emily K. Harrison, Betty Hart, Tamara L. Meneghini, Luke Sorge, and Joseph Tabano.

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Emily K. Harrison (Laurel) is the founder and producing artistic director of Boulder-based, award winning square product theatre. Recent acting credits include: Li’l Bit in How I Learned to Drive, Ham Jones in Ham McBeth, Tiger in SLAB, Peggy Jo Tallas in Peggy Jo & the Desolate Nothing, Heather in Gidion’s Knot, and Dale in 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche. Emily teaches for the Department of Theatre & Dance at the University of Colorado Boulder and serves as the director of Boulder Arts Week. She was recently featured as part of Westword’s “100 Colorado Creatives” series, and was recognized by The Denver Post as a 2011 Pathmaker, one of only seven individuals working in an arts field to receive the honor.

Betty Hart (Ayesha) is new to Denver; in fall of 2013, she moved from Atlanta, Georgia. She has had the opportunity to work with Curious Theatre (Good People), Aurora Fox (Once on this Island) and done staged readings for Stories on Stage, Curious New Voices, & Local Lab (Firestorm). She’s shot two Colorado commercials for Charter Media & Kroger. Atlanta credits include Portia in Merchant of Venice, Tituba in The Crucible, Helen in The Trojan Women, Betsy in As it is in Heaven, Ismene in Antigone, Lucy in Dracula, the Visitor in The America Play, and the Narrator in the musical Beehive. By day, Betty is a facilitator and director for Kaiser Permanente’s Arts Integrated Resources team.  She is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association.

Tammy L. Meneghini (Celeste) serves on the faculty at the University of Colorado Boulder, Department of Theatre & Dance. Recently she played the role of Golde in Fiddler on the Roof, directed by Gary John La Rosa. Other recent work includes Maria Callas in Master Class, Corryn Fell in Gidion’s Knot with square product theatre, Mistress Quickly in Henry VI – Parts I & 2 and Merry Wives of Windsor with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival.  She is the co-creator and performer of the award-winning solo performance piece, The Great Goddess Bazaar.

Luke Sorge (Jim) is a native of Colorado whose credits include: The Santaland Diaries (Understudy, BETC / DCPA Off-Center), Stupid F##cking Bird (BETC), Other Desert Cities (Vintage Theater) and Over the River… (Cherry Creek Theater Company). He’ll return to BETC in February for their regional premiere of Ideation. After that, he’ll don a pair of high heels for Casa Valentina at The Edge Theater.

Joseph Tabano (Karl) has played Hamlet, and Othello, and has bled on stage for Mercutio’s death. He traveled to play an extras role on Persons of Interest and without any prior experience holding a gun, he shot a national television for American Guns. He’s going to give the world something its never seen before.

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After tonight, we will have unleashed Byhalia in all seven cities!

Stay tuned for the CONVERSATION on Monday!

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