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DALLAS SOLO FEST 2014

Danny O\'Connor

Dallas Solo Fest: Schedule

Here's a description of the shows at the first Dallas Solo Fest, with a complete performance schedule.


published Thursday, May 15, 2014

Audacity Theatre Lab presents the first Dallas Solo Fest. The eight shows are described below. See bottom for a complete schedule.

 

A Different Woman: A True Story of a Texas Childhood by Veronica Russell (New Orleans), adapted the book My First Thirty Years by Gertrude Beasley. This solo show presents an unvarnished, unapologetic and cynical tale of a rural Texas childhood told by a woman who pulled herself out of the cycle of poverty and abuse in which she found herself. A Different Woman is a darkly humorous stage adaptation of Ms. Beasley's controversial banned memoir.

  • Thursday, May 22, 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, May 23, 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 24, 10:30 p.m.

 

Beast of Festive Skin by Alexandra Tatarsky (New York City) is an absurdist vaudeville about alchemists, rappers and other creative visionaries stuck in Hell. These deranged darlings of the underworld tell their tales of woe with a truly fiery need to get by. The horror of existence! The agony of creation! The one-woman show people are dying to see!

  • Friday, May 16, 10:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 17, 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 18, 5 p.m.

 

Bouncing Ugly by Danny O’Connor (Dallas) recounts his experience as a bouncer at the Coyote Ugly Saloon in NYC. He has stories, oh yes, he has stories.

  • Thursday, May 15, 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 17, 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 18, 8:30 p.m.

 

Butt Kapinski by Deanna Fleysher (Los Angeles) stars as Private Eye Butt Kapinski. The audience is invited to co-star in an improvisational film noir fantasy. This funny, filthy, fully-interactive ride is riddled with sex, sin, shadows and subterfuge.

  • Thursday, May 22, 10:30 p.m.
  • Friday, May 23, 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 24, 9 p.m.

 

Crossing Your I’s by John Michael (Dallas) concerns John’s experiences learning from and working with dementia patients. This World Premiere solo show about intergenerational understanding and the messiness of human connections is filtered through John Michael’s uniquely kinetic and hilarious perspective.

  • Thursday, May 15, 10:30 p.m.
  • Friday, May 18, 9 p.m.
  • Friday, May 23, 10:30 p.m.

 

Eating My Garbage by David Mogolov (Boston). Dumbfounded by a call from a political pollster, David searches himself for a reason to believe the nation isn't utterly doomed. When he can't quite think of one, he turns to irrational reasons. That's when his search gets more promising.

  • Friday, May 16, 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 17, 10:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 18, 7 p.m.

 

Innocent When You Dream by Zeb L. West (Austin) takes place in the belly of a whale. A heartbroken castaway, swallowed and driven mad has only two books to read - Don Quixote and Moby Dick.  He acts out the books using puppets and masks fashioned from flotsam. This solo adventure uses physical comedy and sea shanties to smash two literary epics into an hour of shameless antics!

  • Thursday, May 22, 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 24, 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 25, 3:30 p.m.

 

Sweater Curse: A Yarn About Love by Elaine Liner (Dallas) was a 5-star hit at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Bring your knitting (or crocheting) and stitch along as Dallas writer-performer Elaine Liner shares her obsessions with great literature, old movies and the romantic entanglements of knitting sweaters for significant others.

  • Thursday, May 15, 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 18, 3:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 25, 5 p.m. 

 

The complete festival schedule:

 

Thursday, May 15

6:30 p.m. Opening reception

7:30 p.m. Elaine Liner’s Sweater Curse: A Yarn About Love

9 p.m. Danny O’Connor’s Bouncing Ugly

10:30 p.m. John Michael’s Crossing Your I’s

 

Friday, May 16

7:30 p.m. David Mogolov’s Eating My Garbage

9 p.m. John Michael’s Crossing Your I’s

10:30 p.m. Alexandra Tatarsky’s Beast of Festive Skin

 

Saturday, May 17

1 p.m. Workshop "Fringe Fest Touring 101" with Grant Knutson ($20)

1 p.m. Workshop Alexandra Tatarsky’s “Makework/Make Play”

3 p.m. Workshop David Mogolov’s “Blending the Personal & Political”

7:30 p.m. Alexandra Tatarsky’s Beast of Festive Skin

9 p.m. Danny O’Connor’s Bouncing Ugly

10:30 p.m. David Mogolov’s Eating My Garbage

 

Sunday, May 18

3:30 p.m. Elaine Liner’s Sweater Curse: A Yarn About Love

5 p.m. Alexandra Tatarsky’s Beast of Festive Skin

7 p.m. David Mogolov’s Eating My Garbage

8:30 p.m. Danny O’Connor’s Bouncing Ugly

 

Thursday, May 22

7:30 p.m. Veronica Russell’s A Different Woman

9 p.m. Zeb L. West’s Innocent When You Dream

10:30 p.m. Deanna Fleysher’s Butt Kapinski

 

Friday, May 23

7:30 p.m. Deanna Fleysher’s Butt Kapinski

9 p.m. Veronica Russell’s A Different Woman

10:30 p.m. John Michael’s Crossing Your I’s

 

Saturday, May 24

1 p.m. Workshop Elaine Liner’s “Be a Media Darling”

3 p.m. Workshop Deanna Fleysher’s “Naked Comedy Lab”

7:30 p.m. Zeb L. West’s Innocent When You Dream

9 p.m. Deanna Fleysher’s Butt Kapinski

10:30 p.m. Veronica Russell’s A Different Woman

 

Sunday, May 25

3 p.m. Zeb L. West’s Innocent When You Dream

5:30 p.m. Elaine Liner’s Sweater Curse: A Yarn About Love

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