Soul Trek: My Sci-Fi Journey Toward Wholeness
SOUL TREK: MY SCI-FI JOURNEY TOWARD WHOLENESS is a one woman show written and performed by Margaret Mendenhall, directed by Christi Pedigo, set to have its world premiere in the largest solo theatre festival on the West Coast, Whitefire Theatres Solofest 2020.
Picture if you will, a woman enters a therapists office only to encounter not only two conflicting internal voices, but characters, both human and alien, from Star Trek, including, a wise tribble, and Carl Jung himself! Incorporating music, multimedia and humor Margaret, whimsically explores how the stories of Star Trek are reflected her life, and why the series speaks so deeply to viewers and invokes such passions among is fans.
This is Margaret Mendenhalls second solo show, her first, DANCING TO THE EDGE OF A CLIFF: A MUSICAL MYTHOLOGICAL JOURNEY TOWARD SELF-ACCEPTANCE, directed by and developed with Jessica Lynn Johnson, premiered last year at Solofest 2019 and then went on to be performed in the 2019 Hollywood Fringe Festival. She has previously performed in childrens theatre and for two years was a member of an improv troupe. Margaret has also written an unproduced one act play set on Mars, hosted and produced the public access television show, Myth Is All Around Us, available at padnet.tv, and has presented academic papers at conferences throughout the country on topics such as Star Trek, Game of Thrones and the representation of the feminine in the arts.
Christi Pedigo is an award-winning actor with "sunny blonde girl-next-door appeal" (Steven Stanley of StageScene LA). She earned her bachelor of Theater Arts at Santa Clara University with a Theatre Scholarship. In New York City, where she received an OOBR (Off-Off Broadway Review) Award for her performance as Brooke Ashton in Noises Off at the Gallery Players of Park Slope. Christi appeared Off-Broadway in Girls Town at Players Theatre and with Amy Redford in Golden Ladder at Actors Playhouse. She had a lead role in the independent feature film Film School Confidential which won a Gold Award at WorldFest Houston. Upon moving to Los Angeles, Christi formed She Did It Productions and made four short films: Simulations: A Sci-Fi Short, The Last Will and... Smith?, CeeCee's Bench, and This Is So Much Fun. Christi continues to write, direct, and star in several projects for YouTube and Amazon Prime Video and has performed on stage at local theatres in Southern California and as costume characters for Queen Mary's Dark Harbor and Chill events. In 2018, Christi Pedigo performed with trip. in "4Play: Sex in a Series" at The Actor's Company in Los Angeles and ended the year with a special performance of her one-woman show "Bunny the Elf LIVE!" which she continues to produce at venues throughout Southern California.
SoloFest 2020 The Whitefire Theatre (Sherman Oaks, CA) (View)
13500 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|