Facing The Finding: A Mirror in Three Acts
This February,the Village Playhouse will participate in Wisconsin AACTFest 2017, a state level competition of one-act plays taking place in Stevens Point. Milwaukee area audiences will have the opportunity to preview the performance of this year's entry, an original play titled,Facing the Finding: A Mirror in Three Acts. All performances will be at 7:30pm on January 13-14 and January 20-21 at Inspiration Studios in West Allis. Audiences will be asked to provide valuable feedback to the cast and crew immediately after the performance stating what worked and what didn't work.
Director Alexis Fielek cast an ensemble of seven actors to participate in the creation of a devised theatre piece for the one-act competition, using image theatre and improvisational activities to generate ideas for two playwrights. The cast consists of Mary Ferwerda, Mindy Lentz, Erico Ortiz, Kathleen Rabe, Scott Stenstrup, Jordyn Stewart, and Scott Sorensen.
The playwrights,Sabley Sabin and Mark D. Wyss, were chosen because of their very different voices. While this presented challenges in terms of defining the production as a cohesive unit, it has yielded rich and diverse variations on the common themes. Sabin is a poet, author of Keeping my Head Out of my Uterus: a perimenopausal pensee and playwright of the 2014 three act play, Everyone's Stories are True. Wyss, former CFO of West Allis, is an award-winning author of twenty short plays which have been produced throughout the country, serves on the board of Walkers Point Center for the Arts, and runs Sandmark22 Productions with his wife, Sandra.
Sabin and Wyss drafted scripts inspired by their own ideas, their observations during the actors workshop, and discussion of the themes that were addressed.
In this complex time, in the aftermath of a heated and controversial presidential campaign, many of us are bruised, bewildered, or just plain angry,says Fielek.It's easier, often, to stay in this anger, to direct it at an external enemy. But that's not the way we move forward. Change will come only when we turn the mirror around; when we face the darkness, bias and fear in ourselves, come to recognize it, then work through it to the hope on the other side.This play is a call to do just that."
Tickets, ($10 requested minimum donation) for all seats, may be reserved by calling 414 207-4VPW or emailing AACTFest@villageplayhouse.org. Funds generated will defray the costs of taking this production to the state competition in February.
Inspiration Studios (View)
1500 SOUTH 73RD STREET
WEST ALLIS, WI 53214
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