So excited to finally be able to announce that I am one of four lucky playwrights to be accepted into Moving Arts Theatre's 2020 MADLab Play Development Series! We will be developing a completely new, full-length play through a series of readings and workshops, culminating in a public reading in September 2020. Stay tuned!
To find out more about the program, and about Moving Arts in general, click here.
Oh HELLO! So happy to be back at 2Cents Theatre's INKFest in 2020! I love love love this group and always have a blast seeing all the shows. My short play One Fish, Two Fish will be produced this year, along with many other plays written by fellow female and female-identifying playwrights. What's not to love??
INKFest will run from March 27-29 in Los Angeles. For more information, and about 2cents Theatre in general, click here.
You guys... I've finally arrived. I am a proud alumnae of the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York, and was beyond thrilled to have this little piece written up about me and how I've used my acting training to fuel my playwriting. For the article, click here.
Welp, I finally did it... I dipped my toes into the directing pool and directed my first short film! (I liked it... sort of. You guys, directing is a lot.) So proud to say that Employee of the Month will be making it's way to you in 2020!
Written and Directed by Amy Dellagiarino
Director of Photography: Jason Beaumont
Elizabeth Williams as Chris
June Dietrich as Jenny
Paul Meyd as Max
Fight Choreography by Glenn Stanton
Below is a picture of the whole team on our final day of shooting! Yes... that toilet brush I am holding is an integral part of the plot. (Is your interest piqued??) Can't wait to share it with the world! But first... we edit.
BEYOND thrilled to be able to say that The Value of Moscow is now available for purchase and licensing through Stage Rights, and for purchase through Amazon! Thanks to the amazing cast and crew at Sacred Fools Theatre Company for making the original production possible, and to the amazing people at Stage Rights for being a dream to work with on this process.
Click through! Buy! Know people in theatre school? There are some good two person and three person female scenes in here! (Come on... we all remember the agony of finding a good scene with only women in it for acting class, right???)
HOLY MOSES the 2019 Stage Raw Nominations are out and I am beyond thrilled to be able to say that The Value of Moscow has been nominated for three awards!
*Best Director - Carrie Keranen
*Best Female Comedic Performance - Madeleine Heil
I am so so honored to be considered alongside some truly amazing theatre this year! It's a dream come true!
For a full list of nominees, click the link below:
The Fifth Annual Stage Raw Theatre Awards Nominees
So proud of my absolutely incredible actress Krista Conti who snagged the Best Actress in a Comedy award as Jackie in "Inhale and Exhale" at INK Fest! The amazing Adedryan Wulf ran away with Runner-Up for Best Actor in a Comedy as Dan, and my fearless director Nancy Dobbs Owen helped us win Runner-Up for Best Two-Hander and 2nd Runner-Up for Best Play! All in all a success all around.
I am so stoked for a reading of my new play "No Loitering" to be happening at Theatre of Note this Thursday! Come on by if you're in the LA area -- the more laughs the better!
When: Thursday, March 28 from 7-9pm
Length: Show runs approx. 70 mins with no intermission (of course)
Where: Theatre of Note
1517 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90028
"Unhappy with where their lives have taken them, a group of retail workers plan to destroy their place of employment... only to discover their problems run much deeper than the Annual Yarn Sale."
Did I write this play while working at a store in the mall? Yes. Yes I did. Come on by to see what existential angst that was happening in my head as I tried to sign people up for store credit cards!
It's #tellustuesday with Managing Artistic Director, Natasha Parnian. Our #rovingreporter caught up with her and here is what she had to say:
RR: How did you go about casting the three sisters in "The Value of Moscow?":
NP: In our callback audition, I broke the actresses into different sets of three, mixed them up many times, and finally found the perfect set of ladies. They were directable, had great chemistry together, were hard working, and talented. When casting actors, I not only make sure they have chemistry with one another, but we (the actor and myself) have to have great chemistry together. We really nailed it with this team.
RR: How are rehearsals going?:
NP: They are going really well. We are definitely in the thick of it right now. I am enjoying this group of actors and crew. They are excellent critical thinkers and very committed to the work.
RR: That's wonderful. Have you learned anything new with this production so far?: NP: Well, I'm learning how much shopping our cast and crew does on Amazon. We need a huge amount of boxes for this set and we have all been saving them.
RR: Why should people come see this show?: NP: I selected it because it's a total gift for a director with smart actors. We have so much room for exploration. Audience members will see these choices. It creates a tremendous amount of realism and dimension in these characters. It's got this wickedly biting wit, written by Amy Dellagiarino, who is so gifted. This will also be our first time performing a mainstage show at Artspace in Herndon. Artspace and Grace Church (our 2 venues) will be such cool and unique places to watch the show.
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Happy to announce that The Value of Moscow will make its regional premiere as part of Dark Horse Theatre's 2019 season!
The show will be produced April-May of next year in Herndon, VA. So excited to have this show brought to my home state! Check out Dark Horse Theatre's website for more info about this amazing company!
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