Stay After the Show at TUTS to Hear from the Cast of FUN HOME
Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) presents a talk back with star of FUN HOME and President of Actors' Equity Association (AEA), Kate Shindle, following the performance on Thursday, May 18, 2017.
As acting AEA President, Shindle was one of the first to speak out about the National Endowment for the Arts when budget cuts threatened and traveled to Washington DC to address the National Press Club on this topic. This is a unique opportunity, not only for local members of AEA, but also for avid theatre goers to hear Shindle talk about, not only about her experience in this incredible musical, but also the current issues facing those who work in the performing arts.
Kate Shindle, who is currently starring in FUN HOME as Alison, has appeared in many Broadway and other theatrical productions including Legally Blonde, Cabaret, Wonderland, Jekyll & Hyde, Rapture, Blister, Burn, After the Fall, Restoration, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Gypsy, Into the Woods, The Last Five Years, First Lady Suite and The Mousetrap. Her film and television credits include Lucky Stiff, "Law and Order: SVU," "White Collar," "Gossip Girl," The Stepford Wives, Capote. Kate is a longtime activist, author of "Being Miss America: Behind the Rhinestone Curtain" and President of Actors' Equity Association.
TUTS will also offer audiences two more opportunities to hear from members of the cast of FUN HOME with special Artist Talk Backs on Tuesday, May 23rd and Thursday, May 25th.
FUN HOME was the event of the 2015 Broadway season, receiving raves from critics and audiences alike, winning five 2015 Tony Awards including BEST MUSICAL and making history along the way as the first show written exclusively by women to win theater's highest achievement. It was named to all of the major top 10 lists including The New York Times, Associated Press, New Yorker, Entertainment Weekly, BuzzFeed, The Daily Beast, Chicago Tribune, The Hollywood Reporter and more.
Based on Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir, FUN HOME introduces us to Alison at three different ages as she explores and unravels the many mysteries of her childhood that connect with her in surprising new ways. A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, FUN HOME is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.
FUN HOME features music by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics by Lisa Kron and direction by Sam Gold, whose work on this production earned them Tony Awards for Best Score, Best Book and Best Direction. With this win, Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori also made history by becoming the first female writing team to be awarded the Best Score Tony Award.
FUN HOME was also nominated for 2015 Tony Awards for Best Scenic Design of Musical (David Zinn), Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Ben Stanton) and Best Orchestrations (John Clancy). The creative team also includes Danny Mefford (Choreography), Kai Harada (Sound Design), David Zinn (Costume Design) and Chris Fenwick (Music Direction).
Tony Award-winning director Sam Gold, who staged both the Off Broadway and Broadway productions of FUN HOME, restaged the national tour. The Broadway production of FUN HOME opened on Broadway at Circle in the Square Theatre on April 19, 2015 and ran through September 10, 2016.
The Grammy nominated Original Broadway Cast Recording of FUN HOME is now available on PS Classics,