Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Play So Nice, They Cast It Twice

Sanyasi in the City.
We're in NYC for Round 2 of the Fringe Fest.
Got our first show today @5:30 at the Kraine Theater,
New York and the New Cast are a bundle of fun.
Many more adventures to be had...
The stream of time has stopped,
on whose waves dances the world,
like...Ameneh and Jeremy.
Meet one of our new storytellers: Jeremy

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Fringe NYC begins

Yesterday was the first rehearsal for FringeNYC with Evan Sanderson, Monica Flanagan, Tobin Mitnick, Yonaton Gebeyehu, Giselle Gastell, Jeremy Goren, Marion LeCoguic. It was sooo fun! 

We had a quick intro session (Skyping Tobin in from Texas - I love the internet) and everyone told their favorite deserts. I swear, we almost didn't get to rehearsal, people were salivating at the idea of cheesecake, ice cream, and tiramisu! 

Once we did get started, the first read was so fun. How thrilling to hear this play with new voices! There are some fun surprises coming, including some gender bending, some silly pairings, and some real depth to come. 

We start exploring the text tomorrow. A lot of work will be happening in the next two weeks, between acting and promoting and re-costuming, it'll be a sanyasi whirlwind!! Stay tuned for more info, and get your tickets soon, because we are aiming for a sell-out. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

caption contest!!!

Leave your caption suggestion in the comment section for a chance for a free ticket to the final performance of Sanyasi on July 23rd at 6:30pm!

photo credit: ryan maxwell

Friday, July 15, 2011

Opening Night!

By Ameneh Bordi

We have opened!! Tuesday, July 12th marked the first time the general public saw our show, and it was a magical experience. It was so surreal to finally move this show from my hands into the hands of the audience. We were lucky to have a wonderful venue director at Spooky Universe, and so our tech went smoothly, and then we opened at 6pm ! The show went perfectly - all our rehearsing with the set and the costumes paid off and the actors were able to execute the show perfectly. It was wonderful to have friends and family in the audience to see our work, and feel their energy at the closing.

I hope that everyone gets a chance to check out the show - it is getting rave reviews, and was chosen as a "Pick of the Fringe" by DC Theatre Scene. We're having so much fun doing it, and learning from each performance.

Photos to come!!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Things That Happened (Part 1)

The Ensemble Storytellers: Nora Achrati, Vishal Vaidya, Betsy Rosen, Thony Mena, and Amie Cazel!
The Producer/Director (Ameneh Bordi) and Star (Evan Sanderson) at the Fringe Preview!!
Evan Sanderson (Sanyasi) and the dynamic Nikki Massoud (Vasanti)!!
Nora Achrati in her dazzling costume!

Jennafer Cranmer & Renana Fox distributing more of their beautiful costume designs!!
Mmhmm, The Actors, workin'...

The Gang, chillin'...

The Visionary, Ameneh Bordi, representin'...
...back to work...