I was honored to be cast in my friend, Louie Podlaski’s one act play, “Age of Social Consent.” It was produced by Everyone’s Theatre Company, Inc., and was directed by Billy DeMetsenaere. I played the role of Erin, a woman suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder who is haunted by a particularly painful event in her life involving her teenage daughter. The role of Erin’s daughter, Dana, was played by Katie Guy.
I was thrilled when the show earned awards from the Theatre Association of New York State (TANYS): Meritorious Award in Direction to Billy DeMetsenaere, and I received Excellence in Acting.
Actually, the role seemed less like acting and more an element of catharsis. It helped to release pent up emotions and resentment, allowing me to voice things I wish I could have said in other situations. When I first heard about the play, I could not wait to see the script, and when I did, I saw myself in Louie’s words. The situations may not have been the same, but the emotions and the reactions to the words of others was dead on.
Thank you, Louie, for Erin’s words.
Thank you, ETC, for the opportunity.
Thank you, Billy, for the guidance through the journey.
Thank you, Katie, for being a companion on the journey.
This 16 minutes meant so much to me on so many levels, and I am grateful.
The TANYS Festival 2014: Much Ado About TANYS was so much fun! A weekend of theatre productions, the awards banquet, and catching up with people across the state in thespian fellowship made it a weekend to remember!
Board Members and Actors from Everyone’s Theatre Company
Ladies of the Board: Everyone’s Theatre Company
Playwright Louie Podlaski of “Age of Social Consent.” Sadly, neither our director nor my castmate could make it to TANYS as they were performing in other shows elsewhere…break legs, Billy and Katie!
Larry just happened to be wearing a tie that matched my costume!
And it is always a pleasure to see Jeff!
It was a wonderful weekend, and I am thankful for being a member of both Everyone’s Theatre Company and TANYS!