The Insights & Revelations Performance Series, now in residence at The Emelin Theatre Of Mamaroneck, announces its April 22nd, 8:00 p.m. presentation
Dreamers & Demons: The Three Worlds of Isaac Bashevis Singer
Written & Performed by Isaiah Sheffer (Artistic Director, Symphony Space; Host, NPR's Selected Shorts)
Sneak Preview! Join Isaiah Sheffer, Mary Brienza, and Kathryn Markey as they perform excerpts of Sheffer's new play, based on published stories, sketches, interviews and his personal conversations with Nobel Prize-winning author Isaac Bashevis Singer. The play evokes Singer's three worlds: the Eastern European shtetl; the refugee Jews of Coney Island, The Bronx, and Miami Beach; and the demons, dybbuks and spirits that filled the writer's imagination.
A discussion and reception with the artists follows the performance.
"Isaiah Sheffer is one of the most beloved guest artists that we've presented in The Insights & Revelations Performance Series," stated Anna Becker, Founding Producer. When Isaiah appeared in Symphony Space's acclaimed Thalia Follies, we sold out very quickly and received rave reviews from The Audience that night. We look forward to seeing another side of Isaiah's artistic work with his fascinating theatrical peek at the life and work of Nobel prize-winning author, Isaac Bashevis Singer."
PERFORMANCE AND TICKET INFORMATION:
Thursday, April 22 at 8:00 p.m.
Dreamers & Demons: The Three Worlds of Isaac Bashevis Singer | $25
For ticket purchases visit www.emelin.org or call (914) 698-0098.
Visit The Insights & Revelations Series web site for in-depth information Series offerings, as well as artist interviews, theatre-going recommendations and links, and more, at: www.TheDeepEndProductions.org.
Thursday, June 10 at 8:00 p.m.: A Visit From The Goon Squad: an evening of short stories & live music. Two stories from best-selling novelist Jennifer Egan's (The Keep, Look At Me) forthcoming book, read by established actors, with a live musical interlude.
A discussion and reception with the artists follows every performance.
Isaiah Sheffer is co-founder and artistic director of Symphony Space and director and host of Selected Shorts live and on radio. His radio, television, theatre, and film credits are extensive and include work as a commentator on the arts for WNYC's weekly radio column Around New York; producer/writer for The Road to the White House, a 20-minute public affairs series for NBC-TV (Emmy Nomination); and writer/director, The Last Chapter, award-winning historical documentary film on 1,000 years of Polish-Jewish history. Mr. Sheffer wrote the book and lyrics for the musicals Yiddle with a Fiddle and The Rise of David Levinsky. His latest play is Dreamers and Demons: The Three Worlds of Isaac Bashevis Singer. He is currently creating the libretto for a modern-baroque opera-ballet about the making of the American Constitution, A More Perfect Union.
MARY BRIENZA - Leave It To Me (Off Broadway), Dance Dialogue Reflections with the A&G Dance Company (Dance Theatre Workshop), the self-penned solo comedy
A Women Possessed, the sketch comedy trio Girl Talk as well as productions of 42nd
Street, My One & Only, and Mame. At Symphony Space she has appeared in Wall-To-Wall Cole Porter, Wall-To-Wall Broadway, Bloomsday On Broadway, the Thalia Reading Series' Helpers, and is a recurring cast member and contributing writer for the Thalia Follies. For the past 15 years she has appeared extensively as her songwriting alter ego Judeen Chalk of the country music sister act The Chalks and has been seen and heard on Comedy Central's Premium Blend, radio markets across the U.S. as well as Belgium, Sweden and Guam, and stages throughout the country. Currently in development for the theatre: The Chalks: An American Family In 3 Chord, which was recently presented in a workshop performance at Bay Street Theatre courtesy of a grant from the Lucille Lortel Foundation. As an educator, she is a respected teach of tap dance, jazz, and theatre dance at levels novice through professional. She has served on the faculty for Broadway Dance Center, Dance Theatre Of Harlem, Jacque D'Amboise's National Dance Institute, and American Theatre Dance Workshop. She has taught throughout the country for Dance Educators of America, Dance Masters of America, and Robert Christopher's Dance Teachers Seminars. She is currently an adjunct teacher and choreographer for New York City's High School for Performing Arts.