Jennifer Jasper to Bring FAMILY AFFAIR Cabaret to JewelBox Theater, 11/20
Jennifer Jasper, in association with JewelBox Theater, presents a monthly cabaret all about family. Hosted by Jennifer Jasper, storytellers, dancers, writers, musicians, artists will be sharing their sick, hilarious, and ultimately relatable familial skeletons on the third Wednesday of each month. Each performance will help a family in the artist community who has had an unforeseen crisis. Closing the evening will be a new story randomly drawn from Jennifer's kooky family album of Jasper Jewels.
Family Affair -- Cabaret, served up family style -- will be performed at Rendezvous/JewelBox Theater, 2322 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA on November 20, 2013 at 7:30 pm (Monthly Event-Every 3rd Wednesday). Tickets: $10 cash at the door - must be 21 or over. No pre-sales.
The November installment is a special edition featuring the writers from the Jack Straw 2013 Writers Program. Jennifer was a recipient of a Jackstraw Artist Support Program grant this year. A selection of her stories recorded at Jackstraw will be playing as folks enter the theater.
Featuring: Dennis Caswell, Josephine Ensign, Jay McAleer, Peter Munro, Judith Skillman and Corry Venema-Weiss, plus music by MoZo.
Jennifer Jasper didn't speak until she was 3 years old. And when she finally did, in full sentences, her family didn't understand her. But growing up the middle child of five girls, struggling to express herself, she forged a knack for observation, turning those observations into comedy. Her stories are brutally honest, sometimes poignant, and absolutely hilarious.
Jennifer Jasper has been a fixture of the Northwest theater scene for more than two decades, known for acting, directing, and emceeing. She co-founded Kings' Elephant Theatre (original long form improvisational pieces and scripted plays) and Vixen Productions (Pulp Vixens, A Fistful of Lesbians). Known for her character work, she is a frequent hostess and emcee as the scotch-swilling, hard-living "Maggie." Jennifer's hit autobiographical show I Can Hear You...But I'm Not Listening was featured most recently at Theatre Off Jackson's SPF Festival in March of 2013. In 2013 she was awarded a Jack Straw Artist Support Residency and is currently working on her next solo show as Theatre Off Jackson's Artist in Residence.
Family Affair-Cabaret served up family style
Every family has a little crazy in it-some people like to share it with others.