Space: Theaterlab | Theater
Category: Independent Production
Violet’s Umbrella proudly presents Asa Merritt’s one-woman show about the allure of fanaticism.
A struggling poet’s quest for meaning leads her into the underworld of radical politics. Â True Believer explores the price of justice and the undeniable passion of youth.Â â€œIf youâ€™re not mad, youâ€™re not payingÂ attention.â€
June 26 & 27,Â 8pm
June 28, 7:30p & 10:00p
June 29, 7:30p Â
June 30th,Â 7:30p
Tickets: $15 atÂ https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/935575
AsaÂ Merritt (playwright) is the first writer in a family of soldiers and cowboys. Notable projects include: plays staged at LaMama, the Cherry Pit, and Center Stage;Â Night on the Lam, a short film, whichÂ premiered at the the Macon Film Festival; andÂ First Blood, an anthology of pre-1900 vampire literature published by Phoenix Press. In the fallÂ AsaÂ will be studying International Reporting at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.
KerstiÂ Bryan,* Â New York:Â Mr. Bengtâ€™s WifeÂ (August Strindberg Rep).Â The Seagull,Â The RoverÂ (New York Classical Theatre).Â As You Like ItÂ (Playerâ€™s Club);Â The Box ManÂ (Dixon Place/SITI Company);Â Drowning GirlsÂ (Theatre Row),Â The Frontier, As Told By the FrontierÂ (NYTW);Â Regional/International:Â Riverside DriveÂ (Moscow Art Theatre *TCG Award)Â Allâ€™s Well That Ends WellÂ (Commonwealth Shakespeare *Nominated Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Actress);Â Pride & Prejudice,Â MisanthropeÂ (Shakespeare Theatre of New NJ);Â Romeo & Juliet,Â As You Like ItÂ (Oregon Shakespeare Festival);Â All My SonsÂ (Palm Beach Dramaworks *Carbonell Award) TV/WEB: “Elementary”;Â â€œGolden Boyâ€; â€œDrop Dead Divaâ€; â€œLaw & Orderâ€; “Small Miracles”;Â DFuze TVâ€™s â€œChamomile Honeywellâ€; Film: “Hell’s Heart” (Third Star Films) and others.Â Carnegie-Mellon University.www.kerstibryan.comÂ *Performing with special permission of Actors Equity Association
Joshua Kahan Brody Â (Director) is a director, actor, and producer based in San Diego and New York. He been a guest director at UC – San Diego (The Sign In Sidney Brusteinâ€™s Window) where he also received his MFA in directing. His work there includedÂ Titus AndronicusÂ andÂ The DybbukÂ and the first workshop productions of Lauren Yeeâ€™sÂ A Man, His Wife, and HisÂ HatÂ (now titledÂ The Hatmakerâ€™s Wife) and Jeff Augustinâ€™sÂ Little Children Dream of God. In the fall, he will directÂ PericlesÂ for the MFA program at UMKC. He won the award for Excellence in Directing at the 2011 NY Fringe Festival forÂ Fourteen Flights. As an actor, he originated the role of â€˜Boyâ€™ in the world premiere of Neil LaButeâ€™sÂ The Distance from HereÂ at the Almeida Theatre, London and appeared in the filmsChasing LibertyÂ andÂ Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London. As an assistant director, he worked on the world premiere of Ayad Akhtarâ€™sÂ The Who and The WhatÂ and is continuing with the production at Lincoln Center, as well as continued work with Akhtar on other plays.Â A dual US-UK citizen, he received his BA from Yale University and now splits his time between New York and San Diego where he is a lecturer in undergraduate acting at UCSD.Â www.joshuakbrody.com