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DALLAS SOLO FEST 2019

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Heads-Up: Dallas Solo Fest

Here's info on Audacity Theatre Lab's 2019 Dallas Solo Fest, featuring eight shows over two weeks at Theatre Three's Theatre Too!



published Thursday, May 9, 2019

Photo: Jordan Fraker
Justin Lemieux in Girl Dad

 

Dallas — The Dallas Solo Fest is back for a fifth year, and this time there's a new location and the schedule is two weekends. The event features eight solo performers—three of them from Dallas (Brigham Mosley, Justin Lemieux, and the event's founder, Brad McEntire)—in Theatre Too!, the basement space of Theatre Three. Four of the performers are from the west coast (three California, one Oregon), and the east coast representative is from Richmond, Virginia.

In the coming weeks, look for interviews with the performers on TheaterJones, as well as coverage of the event, in our special section Dallas Solo Fest 2019.

 

Below is the announcement of the performers and their shows, followed by a breakdown of descriptions and performance dates and times.

Audacity Theatre Lab is pleased to announce the 2019 Dallas Solo Fest, June 6-16, 2019 at Theatre Too! downstairs at Theatre Three at the Quadrangle in Dallas’ Uptown neighborhood.  Eight unique one-person shows highlight this fifth year festival with a mix of local solo performers and performers coming in from around the country.

Photo: Courtesy Brigham Mosley
Brigham Mosley

This 2019 Dallas Solo Fest line-up includes Based On Actual Events by Jaye Lee Vocque; Brigham Mosley’s Critical, Darling!; Cyrano A-Go-Go by Brad McEntire; Justin Lemieux’s Girl Dad; Keeping Up With the Jorgensons by Jeremy Julian Greco; Carmel Clavin’s The Marvelous Musical Mechanical Maiden; Melanie Moseley’s Sexology: The Musical!; and Who You Calling a Bitch!?! By Sacha Elie. Collectively, the shows of these performers represent a wide variety of solo performance styles including storytelling, cabaret, drag, historical biography, memoir as well as pieces that defy any kind of easy categorization.

 

Produced by Brad McEntire, artistic director of Audacity Theatre Lab, the 2019 DSF will be the fifth festival of its kind since 2014’s inaugural festival. The purpose of the Dallas Solo Fest is to celebrate extraordinary solo theatre as well as increase awareness and appreciation for the form in the north Texas area.

The Dallas Solo Fest will be produced by Audacity Theatre Lab and will play at Theatre Too! downstairs at Theatre Three, 2800 Routh Street, #168, Dallas, Texas 75201. Performances are Thursdays thru Sundays, June 6 – 16, 2019.

Single tickets and Festival Passes are on sale now. Festival Passes include one admission to each festival show and are $65.  Individual ticket prices for each show are $15. Reservations can be made online via the Dallas Solo Fest website or by calling (214) 888-6650. Details about the shows, artists’ bios, the full schedule and ticket information at: www.DallasSoloFest.com 

 

The 2019 Dallas Solo Fest line-up includes:

 

Based On Actual Events 

Created and performed by Jaye Lee Vocque (Stockton, CA). Directed by Tony Yaghi, Jr.

This modern-day jester hopes to inspire others with his tale of love, heartache, whiskey, streaking, and what happens when you’ve never figured out when to shut up.

 

Critical, Darling!

Created and performed by Brigham Mosley (Dallas, TX)

It's critical, darling, to be critical, darling! Millennial messiah, Brigham Mosley, is regressing. The world is a Sisyphus-ian nightmare and this drag queen just wants to braid your hair.  Can refuge from the present only be found in the past?

A blistering critique of all that's critical; a dismantling of identity, politics and identity politics. Plus, original songs that, let's be real here, will probably win all the Grammys.

 

Cyrano A-Go-Go

Created and performed by Brad McEntire (Dallas, TX)

Cyrano A-Go-Go is semi-autobiographical exploration of one restless theatre artist's fascination with the 1897 play Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand. A chance encounter with the script at a suburban public library at the age of fifteen leads to a wonderful, and sometimes cruel, calling. Mixing the personal, historical and literary into a journey through Rostand's play and a meditation on the intersections of art and life, McEntire puts a funny, warm, insightful spin on the usual coming-of-age one-man show.

 

Girl Dad

Created and performed by Justin Lemieux (Dallas, TX). Directed by Jenna Richanne Hannum

A rollercoaster journey through relationships, Girl Dad is a heart-warming exploration of one man's understanding of masculinity. When Justin becomes father to only daughters his expectations are upended and he must confront his assumptions about what girls experience in the world.

 

Keeping Up with the Jorgensons

Created and performed by Jeremy Julian Greco (San Fransisco, CA). Directed by Mark Kenward

The year is 1982. Reagan is President, E.T. is at the movies, and Jeremy takes a road trip with his week-end father to Orange County. Forced to repeatedly tickle his father’s feet, sleep in his grandmother’s bed and go to an unknown relative’s wedding, he’ll do and say anything that will secure a visit to the most magical place on Earth: Disneyland.

 

The Marvelous Musical Mechanical Maiden

Created and performed by Carmel Clavin (Richmond, VA)

​This storytelling cabaret spanning over 100 years, several love affairs and wars  features a woman, once flesh and blood, who tangled with the Wizard of the Electric Age and lost her voice to a body of brass. This is her story of loss, love, triumph, and catastrophic whimsy. Carmel Clavin’s Marvelous Mechanical Musical Maiden emits her music right from her person by way of a wearable looping device integrated into her clothing.  

 

Photo: Courtesy M. Moseley
Melanie Moseley of Sexology the Musical

Sexology: The Musical!

Created and performed by Melanie Moseley (Portland, OR)

When she was young, Melanie thought a person was supposed to find his or her one true love and then ride off into the sunset. Before she even knew the term monogamy, that idea was burned into Melanie's brain. She didn't know there was any other option. In the suburban, hetero-normative world she grew up in during the 70s and 80s, it was all about "getting your man." Yet, all of her fantasies as a teen were about women. Then Melanie discovered there is actually a huge world of possible relationship structures: Men, women, dyads, triads, and more. In fact, a person can create his or her own structure and do it ethically and transparently! So off she went exploring. And has set that exploration to music. Melanie Moseley shares her journey from monogamy to solo-polyamory in this one-woman musical.

 

Who You Calling a Bitch?!?

Created and performed by Sacha Elie (Beverly Hills, CA). Assistant Directed by Madai Antunes-Trujillo

Sacha Elie presents an interactive solo reverie of a young African American actress as she navigates her identity through iconic African American characters and entertainers throughout Black History. 

 

DALLAS SOLO FEST 2019 SCHEDULE

 

Thursday, June 6

7:00 pm... Sexology: The Musical! by Melanie Moseley

8:30 pm...  Girl Dad by Justin Lemieux

 

Friday, June 7

7:00 pm...  Cyrano A-Go-Go by Brad McEntire

8:30 pm...  Sexology: The Musical! by Melanie Moseley

10:00 pm... Based on Actual Events by Jaye Lee Vocque

Saturday, June 8

5:30 pm... Cyrano A-Go-Go by Brad McEntire

7:00 pm... Based on Actual Events by Jaye Lee Vocque

8:30 pm...  Critical, Darling! by Brigham Mosley

10:00 pm... Sexology: The Musical! by Melanie Moseley

 

Sunday, June 9

3:00 pm... Based on Actual Events by Jaye Lee Vocque

5:30 pm... Critical, Darling! by Brigham Mosley

7:00 pm... Cyrano A-Go-Go by Brad McEntire

 

Thursday, June 13 

7:00 pm... The Marvelous Mechanical Musical Maiden by Carmel Clavin

​8:30 pm... Who You Calling a Bitch?!? By Sacha Elie

 

Photo: Courtesy Sacha Elie
Sacha Elie

Friday, June 14

7:00 pm... Girl Dad by Justin Lemieux

8:30 pm... Keeping Up with the Jorgensons by Jeremy Julian Greco

10:00 pm... The Marvelous Mechanical Musical Maiden by Carmel Clavin

Saturday, June 15

5:30 pm...  The Marvelous Mechanical Musical Maiden by Carmel Clavin

7:00 pm... Who You Calling a Bitch?!? By Sacha Elie

8:30 pm... Critical, Darling! by Brigham Mosley

10:00 pm... Keeping Up with the Jorgensons by Jeremy Julian Greco

 

Sunday, June 16

3:00 pm... Keeping Up with the Jorgensons by Jeremy Julian Greco

5:30 pm... Who You Calling a Bitch?!? By Sacha Elie

7:00 pm...  ​ Girl Dad by Justin Lemieux

 

The 2019 Dallas Solo Fest is a production of Audacity Theatre Lab and will play June 6-16, 2019 at Theatre Too! downstairs at Theatre Three,  2800 Routh Street, #168, Dallas, Texas 75201. The festival holds performances Thursday thru Sunday for two full weekends. Single tickets and Festival Passes for all shows go on sale May 1, 2019.  Festival Passes include one admission to each and every festival show and are $65.  Individual ticket prices for each show are $15. Discounts available for students, etc. Reservations will be able to be made at the Dallas Solo Fest website or by calling 214-888-6650. Details about the shows, artists’ bios, a detailed schedule and the other festival information at: www.DallasSoloFest.com Thanks For Reading





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