Photo Flash: First Look at Shana Cordon in Oculus Theater's DANCING WITH DEMONS

August 17
7:57 PM 2013

Oculus Theater presents Dancing with Demons: A Comedy of Sorts. After receiving rave reviews at the Seattle Fringe Festival and Fresno's Rogue Festival, Shana Cordon comes home to the Boulder International Fringe Festival, September 18-29, 2013. Scroll down for a first look at Cordon in action!

In this one-woman, multi-character show, heroes and villains, innocents and vixens battle to tell their own story. With exquisite physical theater, original music, and witty humor, this contemporary fairytale will take you on a haunting, hilarious, dark and delicious adventure. *Adult themes, language*

Written and performed by Shana Cordon, artistic director of the newly formed Oculus Theater; educator and Director of Outreach at Boulder Ballet. Direction and dramaturgy by Claire Patton of Quake Theater.

SHANA CORDON: PERFORMER, WRITER, PRODUCER. Shana is a performer, director, playwright and educator. She has extensive experience in performance, bridging the world of classical text-based theater, physical theater, and dance. She earned an MFA in Contemporary Theater from Naropa University, and she has studied at Seattle's Freehold Theater Studio/Lab, The American Conservatory Theater, and with such illustrious teachers as Giovanni Fusetti, Moises Kauffman and Tectonic Theater Project, Meridith Monk, and the Siti Company.

Local acting credits include Lili in Why We Have a Body (Square Product Theater), Athena in The Odyssey (Now or Never Theater), and Anita in Wrong Turn at Lungfish (Theater 13), for which she was nominated Best Actress by the Boulder Daily Camera for her "vulnerability" and "overall sassy charm." As a director and playwright, Shana has created numerous shows, including Lull and A Brief History of Intercourse, which was highlighted by Denver's Westword, The Denver Post and Boulder Daily Camera as a must-see in the 2008 Boulder International Fringe Festival. In 2007, she co-directed GEmma Wilcox's award-winning show Shadows in Bloom.

Shana teaches voice for actors at Red Rocks Community College and physical theater at the Boulder Ballet School. She is Boulder Ballet's Marketing Director and its Director of Outreach, through which she has taught theater and movement to thousands of students throughout Colorado. Shana recently formed Oculus Theater to produce original theatrical work in Boulder. For more information, visit shanacordon.com.

DATES: Sat, 21 Sept. 5:30 PM*; Sun, 22 Sept. 7:00 PM; Tue, 24 Sept. 5:30 PM*; Wed, 25 Sept. 8:30 PM; Thu, 26 Sept. 5:30 PM; and Sat, 28 Sept. 7:00 PM. All performances play the Dairy Center, East Theater, 2590 Walnut St Boulder, Colo. Tickets: $15 general $13 students & seniors. *BRING A FRIEND! 2-for-1 tickets on opening night, Saturday, Sept 21 and Tuesday, Sept 24. Advance tickets available at: boulderfringe.com.

Photo Credit: Kevin Charles Patterson

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