Fishtank Theatre is partnering with the Charlotte Street Foundation to present the regional premiere of Belfast Girls, a play by Jaki McCarrick at La Esquina in April 2018. A free, First Friday Open House and artist talk will take place on Friday, April 6, 2018 and 17 live, public performances will take place from April 7 through 29, 2018. The production is directed by CSF Fellow Heidi Van and features a cast consisting of Rasheedat Badejo, Annie Kalahurka, Erdin Schultz-Bever and others.
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Heidi Van recalls a bit of advice she soaked up during her student days at the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre in Blue Lake, Calif.: If you’re not working, make work for yourself. “At the time, in 2000, that seemed like a revolutionary thought,” Van told me. “Traditionally, actors wait for their phone to ring.” But the phone doesn’t always ring.
Seems not so long ago that I wrote up my first interview with Jeff Church. But in fact, it was 30-plus years ago, just after Church had stepped into the role of artistic director of the Coterie Theatre.
For more than 10 years, audiences at the tiny Fishtank Theatre saw experimental theater, mini-musicals, offbeat plays, solo performances, Fringe Festival shows and singular events such as a 24-hour live reading of a memoir by Alaska governor (and failed vice-presidential candidate) Sarah Palin.