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Janna L. Goodwin's '...YOUR SAFETY...' to Play 2016 United Solo Festival

Kim Vasquez / will present YOU ARE REMINDED THAT YOUR SAFETY IS YOUR OWN RESPONSIBILITY, a new solo show written and performed by Janna L. Goodwin, at the 2016 United Solo Theatre Festival. Lee Massaro directs.

The show plays on Saturday, October 1 at 2 pm at the Studio Theatre at Theatre Row, located at 410 West 42nd Street. Tickets are $20.25 and can be purchased by visiting the Theatre Row Box Office, online at or, or by calling 212.239.6200.

In YOU ARE REMINDED THAT YOUR SAFETY IS YOUR OWN RESPONSIBILITY, encounters with wildlife and nature's fury, with human predators, bullies and psychopaths, and with (perhaps the most daunting of all forces) the fearful Self all unfold, set in landscapes of the American West and in small towns and major cities around the world. Janna L. Goodwin shares a hilarious series of misadventures, near-calamities and brushes with death - all true, and all of which fill the listener with wonder ... as in, "I wonder how any of us survive?"

Janna L. Goodwin (Writer / Performer) is a playwright, performer of comic, narrative solo work, director and an associate professor of communication. She is an alumna of the National Shakespeare Conservatory, one of the 1991 founders of the Ko Festival of Performance at Amherst, a former member of a variety of improv and sketch ensembles, and a longtime facilitator/director of devised and community-based work, particularly using personal narratives, comedy, performance approaches and dialogue to illuminate complex questions and aspects of our individual, social, professional and civic experiences that matter. Her work has been seen in New York, throughout New England, and in the Denver-Metro area, where she has lived since 2003. She is on faculty in the Department of Communication and also teaches for the Mile High MFA (Creative Writing) Program, both at Regis University.

An actor, director and acting teacher, Lee Massaro (Director) has worked extensively in New York, Boston and Philadelphia, but has spent the last 22 years doing theatre, teaching actors and raising a family in Denver. As a director, she garnered a Henry Award nomination for The Crucible at the Arvada Center, a Denver Post Ovation nomination for On an Average Day at Curious Theatre, and a Denver Drama Critics Circle nomination for Raft of the Medusa at Theatre On Broadway. Other local directing credits include Dividing the Estate at the Arvada Center, Speed the Plow for Modern Muse, Some Girls for Firehouse Theatre, Macbeth at the Denver Civic, Nebraska for Industrial Arts, and Motherlode at The Changing Scene. She has directed several shows for Kaiser Permanente's Educational Theatre Programs, has taught acting at the National Theatre Conservatory, University of Colorado (Denver), Community College of Denver and Temple University, and is the founder of Space 2B - Creative Training for Actors, Artists, and Business Leaders. Lee has an MFA in Acting from Temple University.

Paige Reinis is the Production Stage Manager.

The production is supported by Regis University in the form of a URSC Summer Grant and a Faculty Research and Scholarship Grant.

2016 United Solo is the world's largest solo theatre festival, currently in its 7th season. For more information, visit

Photo Credit: Michael Ensminger

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