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July 12 & 13, 2014 Hook & Eye workshops with The Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards!

June 20, 2014 Hook & Eye’s SOLSTICE BASH! Check out some Diorama action.

February/March’14 INTERNATIONAL FALLS!  Um, you guys. I did stand up. For Reals.

IFUnhappy with his life and his marriage, yet touring the country trying to make people laugh, Tim meets Dee, an equally unhappy wife and mother working as a front desk receptionist at a hotel in International Falls, Minnesota. When they end up in bed together after his show, what begins as an unassuming one-night stand turns into an unexpected connection as two comedians, one burned out and one aspiring, discuss their insecurities, relationships, and comedy acts. International Falls explores what happens when a man who makes jokes about his own life meets someone who forces him to examine the truth behind them.

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JANUARY/FEBRUARY’14

THE SUMMONERS World Premiere

Devised by Hook & Eye Theater 
Written by Gavin Broady 
Directed by Chad Lindsey 
Set & Lights by Jonathan Cottle 
Sound Design by Nick Moore
Costumes by Lisa Renee Jordan

THE CAST: Carrie Heitman, Christopher McMahon, Cynthia Babak, Elizabeth London, Emily Kunkel, Brian Robinson, Virginia Venk, Yasmeen Jawhar

For three years, black clouds have blotted out the sun over Our America. A five-minute break in the clouds over a small town gives the whole nation hope… and compels a desperate government aided by a corporate conglomerate to sequester the town’s residents in a warehouse facility where they are made to recreate their actions at the cloudless moment . . .over and over. . . in the hopes of once again summoning the sun.

At once an impressionistic flip-book of modern small-town America, a story of one family strained to make huge decisions, and a stern reminder of the power of the natural world, The Summoners clicks and whirrs through the world of its characters hoping to find salvation in the tiniest detail.

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SEPTEMBER’13 WOMEN’S PROJECT LAB; Architecture of Becoming.

4.9.13 Shot this sketch with the gentlemen of Jetpacks Go! A sketch of a mash up of Mad Men meets Game of Thrones meets Breaking Bad. Naturally, I get to be a Joan for a couple minutes. GOOD TV IS BACK!

4.13 Got some new head shots with Leslie Hassler. Round Two is next week!

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1.3.13 HAPPY NEW YEAR. Excited about great projects ahead. First, check out the trailer for What About Us?  A poignant piece I am very proud to be a part of. Yes, that’s Jasmine Guy for those of you who know Whitney.

12.31.12 Officiated my first wedding! Sarah Osmond & Connor Crim in Columbus, Ohio! My favorite line: WHAT IS THE PROPER AGE TO GET MARRIED? (Judy, 8) “Eight-four. Because at that age, you don’t have to work anymore, and you can spend all your time loving each other in your bedroom.”

11.17-18.12 Mystic in the Savage State, a new play by David A. Miller. at New Oxford Space.
Revolves around psychologist Mary Whiton Calkins’ (my character) study of synesthesia or “color hearing” in the 1890s and her pursuit of legitimizing it in the eyes of neuro-scientists and the world at large. See more from work with Artful Conspirators here!

3.26.12 Worked once again doing live VO for the Fordham Founders Ball live at the Waldorf Astoria with Dr. Bill Baker!

3.15-3.19.12 Shot the film WHAT ABOUT US? In Atlanta, GA with Visigoth Picutres. Wonderful group, including Cassie Freeman, Jasmine Guy and directed by Deatra Harris and AD, Alrick Brown, who won at Sundance for KINYARWANDA.

2.22.12-3.4.12 Karen in RABBIT ISLAND in the Frigid Festival NYC  frigidnewyork.info, Elephant Run Productions

Some Great Reviews in and we got extended!

Carrie Heitman’s Karen is a beautiful swirl of strong and weak, needy and independent, dominant and submissive.  That Heitman can play it all so convincingly is astonishing – she truly reaches a place of raw emotion and lays bare the soul of this character.  Rather than playing Karen as an overbearing harping shrew who then deflates when challenged she finds the inner core of her and elevates Karen to a much richer, complex individual–Karen Tortora-Lee, The Happiest Medium

Carrie Heitman’s Karen could have been a total bitch, and she’s called one by most of the other characters, but Heitman focuses on her desperate search for love rather than her surface bluster– David Sheward, Backstage

...”One major player is Alex’s girlfriend Karen (played by the hilarious, on-point, somebody-please-give-her-a-sitcom Carrie Heitman)
–Weston Clay, Theatre Is Easy

http://broadwayworld.com/article/Elephant-Run-District-Opens-RABBIT-ISLAND-223-20120116

11.15.11 Reading of The Locust Song by Jerry Marsini at ART-NY.

11.9.11 Went in for NEXT FALL at Floridia Studio Rep & THE SISTERS ROSENSWEIG for Capital Rep

9.17.11 Invited to train the Teaching Artists of PlayMakers Repertory Theatre

7.5.11 Taught the SAI Intstitute!

6.13.11 Invited to do a scene for Karen Kohlhaas‘ directing class at the Atlantic Theatre Company from Three Days of Rain

6. 6.11 BOOKED AND SHOT a scene for the feature film, CONTRACTS, with Framework Films, directed by Oscar Nominee, Roni Ezra (Helmer & Son, 2007)…

6.10-12 FIGMENT PROJECT with Hand&Eye Theater Company. You Again?…http://figmentproject.org

6.2 & 6.5.11 Reader for Jack Doulin at NYTW for Page 73 Productions for their production of LIDLESS

3.28.11 Live VO Event for Fordham University…Tenth Annual Founders Awards Dinner….MC Dr. Bill Baker!…Production Glue, LCC http://www.fordham.edu/alumni_relations/prescouncil/founders_11/

2.25.11 Developmental Reading of BATTLEAXES by BUSHRA LASKAR directed by Tracy Francis at New York Theatre Workshop

Ancient History, by David Ives, directed by Stephanie Lynge (Beauty and the Beast). Had a fantastic time running around with Christopher Sutton (Spamalot) and seriously, its billed as a a screwball tragedy. That’s fun.

“As a playwright, David Ives is the inventor of what could be called stop-and-go comedies. A scene begins, then is interrupted by a bell or a buzzer, and the scene starts again, with the characters revising, rejecting or repeating what was said before. This approach can work with splendid comic precision, as it does in Mr. Ives’s one-act Sure Thing. The author uses a similar approach in his first full-length play, Ancient History‘ , a two-character comedy dealing with a couple who have been living together for six months. The play begins and ends in a bedroom. Ruth and Jack, start by convincing us of their similarities – as ”tall, thin, funny people” who adore each other – and gradually convince themselves of something else… ” –NY Times

Dates: Jan 20, 21 @ 7pm & Jan 22, 23 @ 2pm

Running time: 80 minutes

Location: 45th Street Theatre

354 West 45th St, (btwn:8/9 aves)

Tickets: $18  www.showclix.com

More info:

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Ancient-History/141418559249612

“I had a fantastic time at the show. Really stellar work from everyone involved. I love David Ives’ writing to begin with — what you and the cast have done with it was really wonderful. Loved the performances — the direction was really fluid — gave the piece shape while completely feeling organic. Really engaging — funny and moving. Bravo to all”–Rob Hartman

Extant Arts Presents Readings of Two New Works
November 9 & 16 at the Access Theater

Join us for a developmental reading of two new works that may grow-up to be Extant Mainstage productions! Extant Arts presents Carvaggista by Carson Kreitzer, directed by Marc Weitz, on November 9 at 8pm; and The Dark Ages of Marilyn Grant by Nathan Cann, directed by Nick Minas, on November 16 at 7pm.
Carvaggista
By Carson Kreitzer
Directed by Marc Weitz
Inspired by true events, CARAVAGGISTA tells the story of Artemisia Gentileschi, follower of Caravaggio, and the lawsuit to restore her honor. But where does a woman’s honor reside? And what is it worth? CARAVAGGISTA is the surprising tale of a true survivor, and an often funny look at the war between the sexes, circa Rome in the 1600’s.

Tuesday, November 9 at 8pm
Access Theater – 380 Broadway (at White Street)

Featuring: Arthur Aulisi*, Derek Cecil*, Joseph Franchini*, Gerry Goodstein*, Richard Kent Green*, Paul Haber*, Natalie Hegg*, Carrie Heitman*, Alice Jankell*, Matthew Lawler*, Weston Wilson*, Constance Zaytoun*

*Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

Recently appeared in My Sweet Charlie, directed by Jen Wineman!

LXP (David Roberts, Producer) presents MY SWEET CHARLIE, written by David Westheimer, at the June Havoc Theatre at The Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex, from October 7 – 24, 2010. The play is directed by JEN WINEMAN.

Featured in this AEA Approved Showcase Production are DEREGE HARDING*, Carrie Heitman*, Slate Holmgren*, LAUREN ORKUS* & RICHARD PAIT*. Set design is by Tim Brown, Lighting Design by Jesse Belsky, Costume Design by Melissa Trn & Sound Design by CHAD RAINES. BREE SHERRY* serves as Stage Manager.

MY SWEET CHARLIE, set during the height of the Civil Rights movement, is the story of Charlie Roberts, a black attorney & activist from New York City, who is falsely accused of cold-blooded murder during a demonstration in Alabama. Fleeing his would-be captors, Charlie escapes to a vacant coastal vacation home, where he encounters Marlene Chambers, a white, uneducated, prejudiced, unwed, pregnant teenager, shunned by her father & boyfriend & who sought refuge in the vacant home a few weeks before Charlie arrived. Realizing their survival depends upon their willingness to help each other, their relationship, at first defined by mutual contempt & deeply rooted racial prejudice, slowly evolves into a touching friendship.

DATES: October 7-24, Wed-Sat @ 7pm, Wed @ 11am & Sun @ 3pm
THEATRE: June Havoc Theatre ~ Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex
312 West 36th Street, 1st Floor
TICKETS: $18
RESERVATIONS: Brown Paper Tickets
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/128143

Read more: http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/LXP_Presents_MY_SWEET_CHARLIE_At_June_Havoc_Theatre_10724_20100913#ixzz10YguUKn6

Ophelia Landscape postcard

Closed The Ophelia Landscape with the Poiesis Theatre Project directed by Naum Panovski.  Runs 4.22-5.9.10 at the Mark Morris Dance Center.  Read a review at Broadwayworld.com

Featured in online commercial for Do It In Person with production company, And Now Media…5.4.10

Mock deposition work for NITA, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, the premier continuing legal education provider of trial skills and depositions, in association with Kirkland & Ellis LLP…5.6.10 & 5.7.10

Stanley Drama Award Reading at the Player’s Club of award winner, Richard Martin Hirsh’s…The Restoration of Sight…3.15.10

Recent reading with the Playwright’s Realm of a new play by Jen Silverman, directed by Katherine Kovner….Crane Story…at New Georges on 1.16.10

Recent reading of Jacob M Appel’s…The Replacement…at the Player’s Theatre directed by Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director of  59E59 Theaters on 1. 3.10

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