What's Next

Coming Soon!!

Acting in:

Integral
by Lori Daliposon

Produced by
The New Play Project 
Friday Jan 22 at 7pm pacific time

Integral, by Lori Daliposon is a new play about four modern day female mathematicians who take very different approaches to forging their path in a world still controlled by men. Their struggles echo the struggles of the brilliant women who have come before them - whose names fail to appear on theorems and in textbooks. How far are these women willing to go for recognition, respect, to do what is right, and to win -- for once - over the men who are both threatened and delighted by them.

After 2 weeks of reading and revising the play, we are ready to present this reading of a wonderful new play. This reading was rehearsed and will be presented through zoom featuring actors from all along the West Coast!
Tickets are free and available HERE


 

Acting in:

One Pig, Two Pig, Three Pig, Blue Pig
by Matthew Miller

Produced by 
LineStorm Playwrights
as part of the Fertile Ground Festival

Thursday Jan 28 at Noon pacific time

It’s hard being different, especially for Blue Pig, the one blue pig in a world that’s pink. But when Blue Pig sets out to find the Big Bad Wolf, they might just learn that being different isn’t all that bad. One Pig Two Pig Three Pig Blue Pig, a brand new children’s musical that the playwright hopes is fun for the whole family!

(54 minutes)
Streaming Free on YouTube and Facebook from Jan 28 through Feb 7




 

Directing:

ZoomINstant Play Festival
By Katie Bennett, Rachael Carnes, John McDonald, Karen Polinsky & Nina Monique Kelly
Project produced by Kate Belden & Brad Bolchunos

Produced by 
PDX Playwrights
as part of the Fertile Ground Festival

Sunday Jan 31 at Noon pacific time

This miniature Festival-within-the-Festival-within-the-Festival will be action-packed with some of the freshest material in Fertile Ground 2021. How do we know this? Because the work is deliberately created on the brink of the submission deadline and the projects will be cast, written, rehearsed and performed live from start to finish within 48 hours! The virtual cousin to our popular Crazy Dukes event, ZOOM INstant is equally incredible. Think of it as theatre on a high wire with no net. On Friday, December 4 five talented playwrights will obtain four required prompts suggested by the audience—an action, theme, line of dialogue and prop—and randomly assigned a small cast of actors. The playwrights will then write, rehearse and direct their 10-minute plays for performance 48 hours later as a raw, live event in one collective take on Sunday, December 6. Fertile Ground will present the inevitably wild results of this spectacular event. Participating playwrights who have hopped aboard the crazy train include Katie Bennett, Rachael Carnes, John McDonald, Karen Polinsky, and Nina Monique Kelly. It’s close-up, zoom-by, crazy creativity—guaranteed amazing!

(22 minutes)
Streaming Free on YouTube and Facebook from Jan 31 through Feb 7

 



Produced by 
LineStorm Playwrights
as part of the Fertile Ground Festival

Thursday Feb 4 at Noon pacific time

This lunchtime presentation is a celebration of local playwrights’ group, LineStorm Playwrights. This collaborative project includes the work of its award-winning members: Sara Jean Accuardi, Alan Alexander III, Audrey Block, Susan Faust, Dan Kitrosser, E. M. Lewis, Matthew Miller, Anya Pearson, Holly Richards, Rich Rubin, Josie Seid & Lolly Ward.

(24 minutes)
Streaming Free on YouTube and Facebook from Feb 4 through Feb 7


Directing:

Fezziwig's Fortune
by Sara Jean Accuardi & Josie Seid

Produced by 
LineStorm Playwrights
as part of the Fertile Ground Festival

Saturday February 6 at Noon pacific time



This play lifts Mr. Fezziwig from the pages of A Christmas Carol to tell a story all his own. Set two years after the jubilant Christmas ball where we meet young Scrooge’s benevolent employer in Dickens’s tale, this story looks past Fezziwig’s merry smile to find a man who may be in need of a Christmas miracle all of his own. Fezziwig’s Fortune is an origin story about family, forgiveness, and the importance of what ties us together.
(1 hour, 36 minutes) 
ASL interpretation offered.

 

Streaming Free on YouTube and Facebook from Feb 4 through Feb 7




 



Continuing Projects:
Acting in:
Dick Strange: American Made
Web series (ongoing)
An underachieving adult film director encounters the one thing that could forever change his ways: a nine-year-old daughter he never knew he had. 
Created by Tommy Harrington 
Watch Episodes on AMAZON
WARNING - ADULT THEMES. People in underwear. Probably Not Safe For Work.


Acting In:
Joan Dark Gallery
by Rich Herstak

An entry in the Portland 48 hour film festival, this film was written, shot, edited and submitted for viewing in a total of 48 hours. It made it out of the initial rounds into the "Best Of" viewing.


Enjoy the film HERE