Theaterlab presents the FrokieCo production of
SUCH NICE SHOES
Written & Performed by Christine Renee Miller
Directed by Andrea Dantas
October 13 – 22, 2016
Such Nice Shoes follows a private yoga teacher and hopeful actress-to-be on a typical day from hell. Filled to the brim with characters who are as vibrant as they are believable Such Nice Shoes starts off like any New York City day: with a commute.Like everyone else on the subway, the heroine in Such Nice Shoes is just trying to make a living. But this is New York City. Over the course of the day we see our protagonist bomb an audition, run late for appointments with rich clients because of delays on the MTA, give money to the homeless, and receive news from her doctor that she may have breast cancer.
At the end of this day from hell Christine is faced with a daunting question: Is the hustle for tomorrow worth anything if you can’t survive today?
Lighting design by Kia Rogers
Projection design by Lianne Arnold
Stage Manager: Gahlia Eden
*Nominated for the 2017 New York Innovative Theatre Awards for Outstanding Solo Performance and Outstanding Projection Design
“Hilarious and heart-wrenching” – Theatre Is Easy
Such Nice Shoes features Christine Renee Miller (“Sister, Sister,” “Moesha,” “Party of Five”). Such Nice Shoes is written by Christine Renee Miller and directed by Andrea Dantas with lighting design by Kia Rogers and projection design by Lianne Arnold.
Thurs Oct 13 at 8pm *preview (press is invited)
Fri Oct 14 at 8pm *preview (press is invited)
Sat Oct 15 at 8pm *opening (press is invited)
Sun Oct 16 at 3pm *matinee
Monday Oct 17 at 7pm *talkback post show
Thurs Oct 20 at 8pm
Fri Oct 21 at 8pm
Sat Oct 22 at 8pm
At TheaterLab, located at 357 W 36th Street 3rd floor (b/w 8th and 9th Aves). (A/C/E to 34th Street / Penn Station.)
Running time is 60 minutes.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Christine Renee Miller (playwright / performer) Christine is a New York City based actress/director/writer working in TV & Film, theater, and commercials. She began this journey as a child actor in TX then to L.A. to work on shows such as, “Sister, Sister”, “Moesha”, and “Party of Five.” After years of working in Hollywood it was clear that New York was the next artistic step. It was in NYC that her first solo show Baby Cow debuted at the New York International Fringe Festival in 2008. From there she began directing award winning solo shows such as Mary Dimino‘s Scared Skinny, Michelle Glick’s Asian Belle, and Melinda Buckley‘s MOTHER. In addition to directing and performing solo shows, she now teaches alongside Emmy Award Winner Matt Hoverman in their GO-SOLO classes.
ANDREA DANTAS (director) Andrea Dantas is a vibrant actress, director and Flamenco dancer from Brazil. She has been performing professionally for 19 years, in Brazil, Italy, England and USA, in film, theater and television. After years of working professionally in South America, she moved to Sydney, Australia to study the Meisner Technique under former Playhouse West alumni Billy Millionis, at The Actor’s Pulse, then relocated to Europe where she continued to act and direct. Her studies include: The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) in London, Teatro Olmetto in Milan and Playhouse West Los Angeles. Parallel to her acting career, she has continued to dance Flamenco, relocating to Seville to further expand her knowledge and technique, performing live in Spain for a year. Her directorial works include Harold Pinter‘s Betrayal, Luigi Pirandello‘s Liola, Samuel Beckett‘s Endgame, What The Flowers Say a play inspired by the works of Garcia Lorca and James McLure‘s Laundry and Bourbon / Lone Star. She is currently working on her one woman show, based on the life of painter Frida Kahlo.
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