Ingez Rameau's BURN Comes to United Solo Festival, 11/10
BURN, a one-woman play, based on true events, written and performed by Ingez Rameau and directed by Michael Phillip Edwards, is going from Hollywood to Broadway, for one night only on November 10, 2011 at 9:00 p.m., in the United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street, New York City.BURN is a searing portrait of a journey to personal freedom and transcendence; the coming-of-age of a little girl locked in a desperate struggle with her mother for sanity and love in post-WWII German Displaced Person's Camps. Living amidst the rubble of lost souls and perverted civility, Ingez Rameau's BURN is a looking glass of shame, a beacon of love and courage - forcing our eyes to see, our hearts to feel and forgive. Visit www.ingezrameau.com for historical footage and press clippings documenting Ingez's journey.Ingez Rameau's love for performing began as a child in these DP Camps, and for the past five years she has dedicated herself to writing about her journey of survival and discovery. While living in Los Angeles, Ingez has performed in Film, Television and Theatre. BURN debuted at The Actors Forum for a three-week run, and followed with a performance at the Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival for Women's History Month in March 2011. BURN has taken on a life of its own and a book is now in development. "BURN burns with the flames of unquenchable hope: The Truth Shall Set You Free." Ingez feels privileged to share her story with you. Director, Michael Phillip Edwards, is honored to have shared in the creation and birth of BURN. A graduate of Toronto's Second City and York University's Fine Arts Conservatory, Michael's first professional experience was directed by multiple Tony award-winning playwright Athol Fugard's tour of My Children! My Africa! at Montreal's Centaur Theatre. Michael cites Fugard's visceral passion as a writer director as a major tone-setting factor in his shift from stagecraft to pen. Two NAACP Best Actor nominations and one Dramalogue award later, Michael committed to the pen with his seminal work runt premiering at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, 2001 (awarded the Scotsman Fringe First Award) and produced as a radio play by the BBC (winner of the Sony Gold Academy Award for Best Play UK, 2003). runt toured the US-New York (Nuyorican Poets Café), Chicago, Minneapolis, North Carolina and Los Angeles to name a few-and several countries around the world before being adapted into a screenplay and produced as the feature film, runt. Fugard's lesson of ‘walking a life' married with specific readings of Joseph Campbell influenced Michael to forge what he now calls the Runt Method, a form of character exploration that immerses the character in timeless archetypical mythology.
The music and sound design for this original show were created by Armando Compean and James Varley. Producers Ingez Rameau and Lynne Conner invite you to join them for a riveting journey that will leave you breathless and feeling the fire...BURN baby BURN...The 2nd annual United Solo, the world's largest solo theatre festival, presents a lineup of seventy-seven local and international productions invited to perform at Theatre ROW on 42nd Street in New York City between October 20 - November 20, 2011.Twenty-nine one-man and forty-eight one-woman shows will compete for various awards, such as: best in acting, best script, best production, and the audience award. United Solo will conclude by presenting the annual uAward, which honors an outstanding solo performer. This year's nominees are: Daniel Beaty, John Lithgow, Patti LuPone, and Robin Williams. The recipient of the uAward, as well as other winners, will be announced at the closing ceremony.Tickets, which are $18, are available at the Theatre ROW Box Office (410 West 42nd Street, New York City), via Telecharge (www.telecharge.com or 212-239-6200); and at http://unitedsolo.org/us/ufest; Festival information is available at www.unitedsolo.org. Please visit www.ingezrameau.com for further information about Ingez Rameau's BURN.