The Show Goes On Productions Hosts Talk-Back Series Featuring Luis Salgado and More, 12/1 & 12/8
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by BWW News Desk
The Show Goes On Productions in collaboration with R.Evolución Latina presents a talk-back series on the topic of "Revolution" to be held following the 8pm performances of Ghost Dancer on Thursdays, tonight, December 1st and December 8th.
Revolutionaries around the world are uniting to fight for freedom and human rights, sometimes successfully, sometimes not, but collectively they find the courage to overcome oppression from ruling parties and fight for change. From international “Occupy Wall Street” protests to large-scale revolutions in Egypt, Syria, and African countries including Tunisia, Guinea and Libya, the themes in Ghost Dancer allude to these contemporary political freedom-fighters and rebellions. The talk-back discussions will provide the Ghost Dancer audience an opportunity to explore the meanings of these themes as related to these contemporary revolutions.
As part of their "40 Days of Humanity" campaign to raise awareness of revolution around the world, the Ghost Dancer team took to Occupy Wall Street to ask "How far will you go?" For a video summary visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGlsYR63N7E&feature=youtu.be.
R.Evolución Latina is a collective of artists and activists committed to empowering the artistic community in order to inspire growth within the Latino Community through collaboration, productions, and educational support programs. This new-age non profit organization is built upon the motto, DARE TO GO BEYOND, challenging communities to further explore their full potential.
Ghost Dancer is a world premiere political drama highlighting the humanity surrounding revolutions written by Robert L. Hecker. Joshua A. Kashinsky directs a cast of seven including Reza Salazar* (TV: Louie, Law & Order: CI, Film: See Girl Run - 2012), Leajato Amara Robinson*, Jorge Acosta* (TV: 30 Rock), Luis Salgado* (In The Heights, Women on the Verge…), Lilia Vassileva*, Rosie Lani Fiedelman* (In The Heights), and Arturo Castro (TV: We Are New York). Performances for Ghost Dancer will be held at Theatre Three at The Mint Space, 311 West 43rd Street, 3rd Floor in NYC for twelve performances beginning Friday, November 19 to Saturday, December 10, 2011.
How much blood is enough? In a community recovering from a bloody revolution, one woman emerges still fighting for freedom. Torn between her passion for justice and love of her family, Lakota Romero's actions could forever alter their history. Will her desperation lead to the liberation of a people, or leave them dancing on The Edge of destruction?
Ghost Dancer is presented by The Show Goes On Productions. Director: Joshua A. Kashinsky; Set Designer: Duane Pagano; Costume Designer: Candice Knox; Lighting Designer: Peter Hoerburger; Sound Designer: Ien DeNio; Choreographer: Amy Klewitz; Props Designer: Charlotte Volage; Production Manager: Evan Storey; Production Stage Manager: Heather Hogan*; Casting Director: Jamibeth Margolis; Marketing Director: Sarah-Kate O’Haver; Publicist: Paul Siebold/Off Off PR.
Ghost Dancer plays for twelve performances from Saturday, November 19 to Saturday, December 10, 2011, with performances Thursdays through Saturday at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm, and Monday, November 21st at 8pm. Exception: Sunday, November 20th will be at 4pm. There are no performances on November 24th or November 25th. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased online at www.showgoesonproductions.com or by calling 212-352-3101. For more information, please visit www.showgoesonproductions.com. The runtime for Ghost Dancer is 1:45, with one intermission.
Joshua A. Kashinsky (Director) Recent projects include the new musical Honestly Abe by Robert Hecker (La Muse Venale/Mint Theater), the New York premiere of Anna: Love in the Cold War (John Chatterton and Emileena Pedigo/Abingdon Theatre Complex), and readings of The English Bride by Lucile Lichtblau and Dead and Buried by James McLindon (Luna Stage). Recent producing credits are McCarter Theatre’s High School Rep and The Mad 7 by Yehuda Hyman (dir. Mara Isaacs) in the NY International Fringe Festival. Other directing credits include McCarter Theatre's Youth Ink! Festival and MCC Theatre's Youth Company. Josh was recently a Directing and Producing Assistant at McCarter Theatre in Princeton, NJ where he assisted Des McAnnuff, Amy Morton and Nicholas Martin. As a playwright, his work has been seen in California, New York, Maine and Ontario. Most recently his play Heels in the Sand had a reading at Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre. He is the recipient of the Lipkin Prize and is a Corwin Award winner. Josh is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He received his MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild.
Robert L. Hecker (Playwright) enlisted in the Army Air Corps after Pearl Harbor. He completed thirty missions as a lead bombardier on B-17s and was awarded six Air Medals, four battle stars, a Unit Citation and the Distinguished Flying Cross. Shortly after the war ended, he began a freelance writing career for radio and television. He eventually gave up his day job, working for the Mutual Broadcasting System in Los Angeles, to write full time, specializing in business, education and documentary films. His documentary film awards include: San Francisco Film Festival’s Golden Gate Award, Atlanta Film Festival’s Gold Award, five Information Film Producers of America ‘Cindy’ Awards, and four United States ‘Cine’ awards. He also has had 12 novels published and five stage plays produced, including Honestly Abe, his first musical. Robert Is a graduate of the Pasadena Playhouse and the Westlake College of Music and a member of the WGA, the Dramatists Guild, and the Alliance of LA Playwrights.
The Show Goes On Productions is a new Production Company founded by Emileena Pedigo and dedicated to developing new works and enriching the theatrical experience through the exploration of technical enhancements for the stage. The Show Goes On Productions seeks to put a twist on tradition with developmental works. It emerges as a company committed to the production side of story-telling as a way to build audiences. The company begins its season of productions with Ghost Dancer. Additionally, a new Musical Reading Series running from November 29-December 8 introduces several original Rock musicals to the industry, culminating with Apathy, The Gen X Musical by Mickey Zetts (Thurs., Dec. 8th at 4pm), which Emileena has been developing for four years.
AEA Approved Showcase. *Member, Actors’ Equity Association.