So after having had a break from the intensity of bringing my stage play First Hand Woman to New York City, I’m ready to take some baby steps in another project.
I’m excited to announce the World debut of my 10-minute play, Near Life Experience, TONIGHT, in a night of short works, presented by The Junes Company and Monday Nite Actors.
If you want to get up close and personal with artists in a rough and tumble setting, then this is the outing for you (Oh yes, this is a duct tape and minimalism alert)! We’re talking the bare bones of story and performance.
No bells and whistles to hide behind.
This is a super fun and daring adventure!
So what’s Near Life Experience about?
It’s a short, funny and poignant story about life and death. In a drab office in the afterlife, a woman tries to wheel and deal her way back to life.
Yep, that’s all she wrote. Come on out and ponder life, love and purpose (and get your “laugh on” with the other short plays going up with my piece).
Awesomeness alert! Near Life Experience features one of my ab fab First Hand Woman stars, Victoria Murdoch, along with another incredible performer that I’ve been dying to cast, Ash Catherwood.
Oh yeah, it’s a tag team of awesome.
Near Life Experience will be going up in Toronto as a part of A Damn Fine Nite of Actors – They sing. They write. They direct. They produce. They show stories.
FYI – another amazing First Hand Woman star, Nicole Maroon, will be performing in another piece.
That’s the low down. I’ve kept things simple for you and have included the rest the info on this production below.
I’ll be there for opening and closing nights. Hope to see you there! xoxo ~ Sarah
(When getting tix, look for “A Damn Fine Night of Actors”)
955 Bloor St. W.
Oct. 16-19, 8 PM
Oct. 20, 1 PM
$20 – LIMITED SEATING. Be sure to get your tickets in advance.
Click HERE to get your tix.
THE NEAR LIFE EXPERIENCE TEAM:
Sarah Michelle Brown – Writer/Director
Sarah Michelle Brown’s passion is for telling stories that reach out and give audiences a powerful experience. She is a multi-passionate artist who writes, directs and produces for ﬁlm, music videos, documentaries and stage. Since studying at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater in New York City, Sarah has been primarily creating her own ﬁlm and theatre projects in Canada. However, she recently returned to The Big Apple to produce the American debut of her award-winning stage play First Hand Woman. For this debut Sarah received acclaim in The New York Times, Gotham Magazine, Downtown Magazine NY and NYtheatre.com. Visit FirstHandWoman.com | or Tweet Sarah at @FirstHandWoman
Victoria Murdoch – Sally
Victoria is an Actress, Host/Emcee, Blogger, Gluten-Free Cook Extraordinaire and Creator/Star of critically acclaimed one-woman dramedy Dairy-Free Love. In Winter 2012, Victoria work-shopped her Dairy-Free Love character “Dawn” – hostess of Internet cooking show “Dawn’s Delights” – on Theatre Row in West Hollywood, before returning to Canada and being awarded “Fave Actress” (The Beat), “Best of 2012 – Theatre” (View Magazine) as well as second runner-up in the Hamilton Fringe Theatre Festival Playwriting Contest (2012). When she’s not acting, Victoria loves to cooking gluten and dairy-free food for her friends and family and regularly posts recipes and tips on living Gluten-Free on her blog Gluten/Dairy Freedom! This summer has been a busy one with Victoria making her New York City debut as part of the cast of Sarah Michelle Brown’s award-winning play First Hand Woman, followed by jumping right back into her regular gig as host/emcee for the Food Network Celebrity Stage at The Canadian National Exhibition. She is elated to be working once more with Sarah Michelle Brown alongside long-time co-star and co-conspirator, Mr. Ash Catherwood. Visit www.victoriamurdoch.com | Tweet Victoria @VictoriaMurdoch
Ash Catherwood – Death
Ash Catherwood was born in the wilds of the Boreal forest. In his early days, he learned how to karate chop a bear, and how to beat the Sasquatch at his own game. In recent years, he has been acting his butt off for the betterment of humanity. He is drawn to the unique and bizarre in plotlines and characterizations, and has the ability to bring a sense of reality to the fantastical. He is happy to have found a balance between the comedic and the dramatic in his performance style. Ash lives and works out of Toronto. Visit www.ashcatherwood.com | Tweet Ash @Ash_Catherwood