CONFESSIONS OF A REDHEADED COFFEESHOP GIRL Set for FRIGID NY, 2/19-3/9
FRIGID New York presents A Ginger Galore Production: Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl, written & performed by Rebecca Perry. Michael Rubinstein directs, with Vera Watson serviing as stage manager, and Chil Palipane designing light and set.
The production runs February 19th - March 9th, 2014 at UNDER St. Marks.
From acclaimed Canadian performer Rebecca Perry comes this one-woman "showsical" just as much about identity as it is about coffee. Joanie Little, an "adorkable" graduate stuck paying off debt decides to make the most out her barista job by reporting about the humans of her coffee shop as though she were Jane Goodall herself, bushwhacking through the African jungle to observe the chimps. A tour-de-force that makes you laugh one minute and cry the next! Complete with live music, zombies, earthquakes, co-worker showdowns and a talking coffee mug for a boss!
Rebecca Perry is thrilled to be touring to NYC with her show. As an actor, singer and writer Rebecca has worked with a variety of companies across Canada in theatre and film. Confessions Of A Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl was created and performed by Rebecca in Toronto then later traveled the Canadian Fringe circuit and parts of the US to much acclaim ("A ???? performer" - CBC Canada) and garnering two theatre awards. This past fall she premiered the World War II musical Suzy Snowflake Entertains The Troops in New Orleans. Notable credits: Lorraine in Bat Boy: The Musical (Gladstone Theatre), Puck in Midsummer Night's Dream (Rose Theatre) The Narrator in Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (LOT), Alison in Pinkalicious (Canadian Tour) and Mary Snow in Salt Water Moon (OPA Center). A mainstay of the Canadian cabaret scene, her credits include: The Purple Room (Winnipeg Artist Series), Theatre Passe-Muraille (Toronto Songbook Series), Factory Theatre (Acting Upstage's Cabaret Shows) and singing alongside Broadway's Mark Cassius at The Flying Beaver Pubaret.
Michael Rubinstein is ecstatic to be the director of this exciting production. Michael directed Confessions Of A Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl in Toronto which later traveled the Canadian Fringe circuit and parts of the US. This past fall, Michael directed The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee as well as assistant directing Funny Girl in concert for the Harold Green Jewish Theatre. This past summer Michael wrote and directed a circus/musical version of The Jungle Book, which traveled to Dubai. Other directing credits include: Reefer Madness, Spring Awakening and assistant directing Adam Brazier's production of Cabaret at Toronto's Hart House Theatre. As a producer, Michael worked for Theatre 20 co-ordinating numerous workshops such as Raindogs: The Musical and the Toronto production of Bloodless: The Trial of Burke and Hare at the Panasonic Theatre.