Are you feeling brave?

An exciting offer for the performers out there: Come to my acting class for the next six weeks, then get up on stage on Nov. 21st.

SIX WEEKS of acting class then GET UP IN FRONT OF PEOPLE and do your work! Sound scary? Good! Let’s do it!

THE SHOW: Thurs., Nov. 21, 7pm “Open Class” – students work on scenes/solo pieces in front of invited audience.

THE PREP: Six weeks of class, Thursdays 11-2. (Starts this Thursday)

THE COST: Only $225 (includes 6 weeks of class plus Open Class showing)

THE WHY: Because The Breath Technique will revolutionize your work.  Because this class is a true community. Because you haven’t performed in too long. Because exhilarating work reminds you of why you’re an actor in the first place!

To join us, use the contact form, or send an email to I look forward to working with you!

This month on stage and screen…

On screen…

Now, Forager is back in NYC for ONE FINAL SHOWING — as part of MoMA’s The Contenders series.

Nov. 30, 4pm, followed by Q&A

“For this recurring series, the Department of Film combs through major studio releases and the top film festivals in the world, selecting influential, innovative films made in the past 12 months that we believe will stand the test of time. Whether bound for awards glory or destined to become a cult classic, each of these films is a contender for lasting historical significance, and any true cinephile will want to catch them on the big screen.”

LASTING HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE. He said “lasting historical significance.”

The film is coming to lots of other places, too. Click “Now, Forager” above to see the list.

And on stage…

…if you’re anywhere near Rhinebeck, NY, you can catch me in the beautiful

In the Voice of Our Mothers

Sun, Dec. 2, 3:00pm
Church of the Messiah
6436 Montgomery St.
Rhinebeck, NY

$10, 845-246-5805

Followed by discussion and refreshments

Me, on the big screen, around the world…

Me, on the big screen, around the world…

Upcoming Screenings: Please go!!!!!

All details at

Roger Ebert gave us 3.5 stars, and the L.A.Times said I was fantastic! 🙂

Minneapolis, MN Oct. 27
Napa, CA Nov. 7-10
Leeds, UK Nov. 7-8
Pittsburgh, PA Nov. 2-17
Mannheim-Heidelberg Nov. 9-14
Poland Nov 13 – ?
Helena, MT Nov. 23-29
Seattle, WA Nov. 30 – Dec. 6
Bellingham, WA Nov. 30 – Dec. 6
Rhinebeck, NY Dec. 2
Columbus, OH Feb. 2

June and Nancy

© Letizia Mariotti

This month I’m performing in the beautiful new play, June and Nancy. The play premieres August 17th in the NY International Fringe Festival.

June and Nancy
by Michelle Ramoni
Directed by Kate Holland
When she unexpectedly falls in love with Nancy, 1950s housewife June is faced with the choice between duty and passion.
The Kraine Theatre, 85 E. 4th St, NYC
Friday August 17th, 8:15 PM
Sunday August 19th, 12:00 PM
Wednesday August 22nd, 7:00 PM
Friday, August 24th, 3:15 PM
Sunday, August 26th 4:45 PM

Click here to buy tickets online.
By telephone: 866-468-7619
$15 in advance
$18 at the door.

Now, Forager Screenings

Synopsis:  Lucien and Regina are foragers – they gather wild mushrooms and sell them to New York restaurants. Their lifestyle is simple, their income unstable. As Regina seeks more stability and Lucien wants to devote himself to full-time nomadic foraging, their individual desires put the marriage to a test.  The film premiered at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, and recently screened at New Directors/New Films Festival.

A one-off stint as caterer for Republican faux-foodie April (Gabrielle Maisels) is a hoot” – VARIETY


•JUNE 11, 2012, 7:00 PM
Austin Film Society (for tickets, click here)
Austin, TX

We invite you to meet Julia Halperin & Jason Cortlund, the filmmakers behind “NOW, FORAGER, a film about love and fungi”. AFS featured the film as a Narratives-in-Progress in 2011 and we are excited to host this unique salon to learn more about the movie and artists behind it while enjoying some of the finest local food in town. The Butterfly Bar 2307 Manor Road ;

•JUNE 14, 4:30 PM; JUNE 15, 7:30 PM
Provincetown Int’l Film Festival (for tickets, click here)
Provincetown, MA

Founded in 1999, the Provincetown International FilmFestival (PIFF)is one of the country’s preeminent film festivals, presenting diverse programming – the only year-round programming in Provincetown – that reflects the town’s unique place in American history. Water’s Edge 1, 2nd floor of Whaler’s Wharf, 237 Commercial Street.

Clear, Cold Place – Tuesday May 22nd

Tuesday May 22nd, 7 PM

Shapiro Theatre, 605 W. 115th St, New York

With the ground literally crumbling beneath them, young Josephinius and her Rebel protectors race to finish a new translation of an ancient text that could overthrow The Establishment. 


This will be a workshop reading. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Email for more information.

Hannah Vaughn, Renee Erikson, Jessica Solce, 
 Matt Hurley, Gabrielle Maisels, Michelle Ramoni, Carole Forman, Rafael Benoit, Dave Klasko, Jensen Olaya and Ito Aghayere.