Returning to the Familiar
This past week Paul and I have been doing a mini-tour of Seamus Scanlon’s The Long Wet Grass. In early October we shot the short film version that will be released in 2017. And years ago in INKubator at Art House in Jersey City we read the script aloud for the first time. We have […]
We Are Family
This season is all about gifts and true meaning and spirit and love and food and new beginnings and family. Ah, that loaded word, “family.” What do I mean by family? Yes, there are the people we grew up with, the ones we are related to, but to me family is something more than that. […]
Inspiring NEW Plays
This November the NEWvember New Plays Festival (which I co-produce) is celebrating its 5th year! Wow! In that time we’ve read thousands of plays and will be presenting our 30th new play reading this weekend (November 5-8). It is remarkable how much work goes into one weekend. Early in the year we go over the […]
The McGowan Trilogy UK Premiere
So thrilled to be part of the UK Premiere of Seamus Scanlon’s The McGowan Trilogy, starring Paul Nugent. This production was a collaboration between Kino Teatr of St. Leonards on Sea and the cell of New York City (Founding Artistic Director, Nancy Manocherian). Additionally we had the pleasure of being the first production in the […]
Best Actress at 1st Irish Festival Awards
Honored to win Best Actress at Origin’s 1st Irish Festival Awards for The McGowan Triology by Seamus Scanlon at the cell theatre. Seen here with my husband and star of the show, Paul Nugent.
The McGowan Trilogy Nominated for 5 1st Irish Awards
That’s right, 5 nominations! Best Director – Kira Simring Best Actress – me 🙂 Best Design – our design team Best Writer – Seamus Scanlon Best Production
The McGowan Trilogy – world premier
Super thrilled to be part of this fabulous cast!
The Long Wet Grass * Artists Without Walls * The Cell
McGowan is faced with a very personal ethical dilemma in this short play based on The Long Wet Grass story from the collection As Close As You’ll Ever Be. A staged reading of a new ten minute play ‘The Long Wet Grass’ written by Seamus Scanlon and starring Paul Nugent and Anna Nugent and directed […]