Dream Up Festival

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- World Premiere


Director/Producer: Kelly Lamanna.

Together, performer and stage manager, armed with puppets, dolls, gizmos, and gadgets will attempt to perform the lamentable tale of Hedda Gabler as first written by Henrik Ibsen. First performed in 1891, Hedda Gabler is about a woman who, having recently married an unimaginably bland man, is bored and resentful. When an old lover is re-introduced in to her life, she spirals down a destructive path to leach from others what she cannot obtain herself: courage and passion. Despite her misguided attempts to seize some power, she is outmanipulated. We’re here to dismantle this classic piece of nineteenth century realism and zoom the perspective to Hedda. And who knew how fun it could be.


Cabaret Theater

Friday - August 31 - 6:30pm
Saturday - September 1 - 2pm
Tuesday - September 4 - 6:30pm
Wednesday - September 5 - 9pm
Wednesday - September 12 - 6:30pm
Thursday - September 13 - 9pm

Running time: Hedda is 60 Minutes $15.

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Kelly Lamanna (director and adapter) is a theater maker based in New York City. For the past year, she has been the assistant director on the workshops and final performance of PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE GIRL at Target Margin Theater. In 2017, she presented work at Dixon Place and the Midtown International Theatre Festival. She has been an assistant director with Julia Jarcho (The Terrifying), The New Group, Berkshire Theatre Group, and Endstation Theatre Company. She is the co-creator and curator of a long distance online project called Your Uncle Richard, that connects multi-disciplinary artists from across the world.

Sarah Jo Provost (performer) is excited to be a part of this production. A graduate of Florida State University’s BFA Acting program, she has performed at theaters across the country, including the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival and Sierra Repertory Theatre. Previous credits include Ariel in The Tempest, Bianca in The Taming of the Shrew, Nina in The Seagull, and Philomele in The Love of the Nightingale. She created roles in several new works at The Blank and The Hudson Theatres in Hollywood and can be seen in the feature film “Racing Colt”. She is a proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA. Thanks and love to her family and friends for their love and support. www.sarahjoprovost.com

Grace Orr (stage manager and performer) is primarily a performance artist and actor but she's thrilled to work on this show in ways that are new to her! She's recently worked on Pay No Attention to the Girl as a production assistant, performed in Shakesbeer's Measure for Measure, and called Femme Pathos at The Brick. Huge thanks to Kelly and Sarah for allowing me to share this experience with them!


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