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2014 American Movie Awards

Best Supporting Actress
Cooper Shaw in "Belleville"
Directed by Dan Steadman

‘Belleville, The Movie’


Cooper Shaw is currently (October 2013) working on location in Belleville, Illinois, for a new feature film by Theodore Trentman & Dan Ewald.


Further details can be found here on the movie's official website.


Official cast image from Belleville
Tim O'Leary and Cooper Shaw in a scene from the feature film ‘Belleville, The Movie’

Staged Reading

I'll be doing a staged reading a new play on April 1st.

Reading of a new comedy "Failure to Thrive" by Mary Flanagan

When: April 1st at 6:45 (done by 8:30)
Where: Cap 21 Studios 18 West 18th Street Room 605 NY, NY

Update

March 26th-29th, 2013

I'll be teaching for Artistic New Directions' Spring Improv Camp. It's been organized specifically for a group of students from Canada's Victoria School of the Arts.
closed registration

Artistic New Directions' website


April 4th, 2013

I'll be teaching an Improv workshop at The New School for Drama. for the First Year Acting Students.
closed registration

The New School for Drama

- CONNECTED -

Kranzberg Arts Center
Saint Louis, Missouri 63103


Press Release


Blurb:

SEXY videos that go viral! LOL internet “hookups!” Gaming Gone Wild! In a world where we constantly connect through a keyboard, why do so many of us still feel so alone? Playwright Lia Romeo hilariously exposes the ways in which social media is shaping our lives in the twenty-first century.


2013

Feb. 8th – 23rd, Preview Feb. 7th
Thursdays, Fridays - 8pm
Saturdays – 3pm and 8pm*
Sundays – 7pm
*There is no 3:00pm matinee performance opening weekend (Feb. 9th)


TICKET INFO:

General Admission tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for seniors (62+).
Students: FREE ADMISSION
Preview tickets on February 7th are $15.
Group discounts are available.

Tickets are available by calling our box office at 314.289.4063 or visiting www.hotcitytheatre.org


THOUGHTS FROM THE PLAYWRIGHT:

"To me, one of the most interesting things about the rise of social media - and more broadly of the internet in general - is the way it has turned the communication of information from a one way into a multi-way conversation. Rather than media being something we sit back and absorb, we've become active participants not only in choosing among the multitude of sources of information and entertainment that are now available, but also in creating and sharing information and entertainment ourselves. So when I was thinking about how to integrate social media into a theater project, it struck me as interesting that most theater is still a one-way conversation, and I started thinking about ways to get the audience actively involved in commenting on or even shaping the direction of a piece of theater in real time, as it was going on." – Lia Romeo


CAST:

COOPER SHAW Jerralyn/Copy Store Manager/Ms. Haverill/Dwarf 1
CAITLIN MICKEY Meghan/Sarah/Sharon
HELENE ESTES Jill/Shireen/Girl Making Out
PETE WINFREY Evan/Morgaren/Mark/Dwarf 2
JAKE BUCHER Jeremy/Blake/Dwarf 3
JACK DRYDEN Scott/Sam/Jarred

HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE?

1. Send the characters a friend request:

Jill Beale - www.facebook.com/jill.beale.9
Blake Jones - www.facebook.com/blake.connected
Evan Caster - www.facebook.com/evan.caster.5
Coleman Everett - www.facebook.com/coleman.everett.31
Sarah Fleming - www.facebook.com/sarah.fleming.73997

2. Once it’s accepted you can go to the characters’ pages and make them a "close" friend which will ensure you get all status updates.

3. Follow (and participate in!) the conversations. You will see improvisations by the actors as well as tidbits of info that the playwright feels are important to the characters’ backstories.

4. Get ready ‘cause it’s gonna be a wild ride!

CREW:

Stage Manager: Richard Agnew*
ASM: Wendy Greenwood
Set: Mark Wilson
Lights: Michael Sullivan
Costumes: Scott Breihan
Props: Meg Brinkley
Sound: Zoe Sullivan

* indicates member of Actors’ Equity, the association of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.


HotCity Theatre operates under a Small Professional Theatre contract with Actors Equity, the union of professional actors and Stage Managers in the United States, and receives funding from the Siteman Foundation, Regional Arts Commission, The Whitaker Foundation, The Arts and Education Council, Steve Nelson Memorial Playwright’s Fund of The Greater St. Louis Community Foundation, The Missouri Arts Council, The Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation, The John R. Goodall Charitable Trust and the William A. Kerr Foundation, as well as generous individuals in the community.

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