Lots of alumni success to report from New York City as well as shows closer to home.
Julia Sirna-Frest '05 is getting a lot of notice for her work in the title role in Porto by Kate Benson at the Bushwick Starr. Sirna-Frest radiates sweetness in the "feel-weird comedy," according to Helen Shaw of Time Out New York. Also getting noticed in NYC (well, Brooklyn, more precisely) is the work of Megan Hill '02 and Margot Bordelon '02 who got a shout-out from The New York Times in Step Aboard or Put on That Blindfold: 2017's Theatrical Adventures. Read even more about their doing at their DODO Theater collective site.
A concert at Benaroya Hall on February 4 will be featuring music by music alum Peter Vukmirovic Stevens '06. Stevens writes: "Pianist Angelo Rondello will premier my recently composed work for solo piano, La Dharcza (The Rwandan-Spanish Demon) ... I composed this work specifically for Mr. Rondello and his upcoming Seattle Music Exchange Project tour through the US, Europe, and Japan. The two-movement work originates from a dream of a demon that attacks miners as they mine for precious metals deep below the earth. ... I am excited to have the premier of this adventurous work, written during my residency in Paris, performed by this distinguished pianist."
On February 2 look for SassyBlack, aka Catherine "Cat" Harris-White '08, at the Pacific Science Center Laser Dome! She is appearing with the Dome's "stellar laser artists" and Taylar Elizza Beth in a spectacular associated with the Center's Vera Project. On February 25, she leads a workshop on "A Guide to Pursuing Passion Endeavors" courtesy of Seattle Theatre Group. At the workshop, she’ll share insights to what it takes to make long-lasting impressions and how to take your creative career and passion projects to the next level.
HATLO '08 continues to make news in Seattle. The play she helped develop as director, Thatswhatshesaid, has entered the public domain. Hatlo and her team also recently won a Dance Crush award for Anatomy of an Accident, a "potent melding of theatre and dance." Expect to see her in a Genre Bender piece next month.