LOVE IN ACTION Set for United Solo Festival, 10/11
One's Company in association with the United Solo Festival presents Love in Action, a one act solo performance conceived and performed by Pippa White*, who celebrates her third season performing in the Festival. The production will be staged one night only, Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 6pm, as part of the United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036. *Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association
Florence Nightingale, Lillian Wald, and Margaret Sanger not only revolutionized nursing, their work revolutionized health care. They were called Angels of Mercy, but these women were so much more. They tended the poor, the sick and the wounded, as they were trained to do, but they took their work beyond its expected boundaries of the doctor's office or hospital, out into the crowded streets of our cities - the sweatshops, the tenements, the battlefields. They realized that health was a public issue, a public need, a public responsibility, and their accomplishments as reformers have had a lasting impact on human health. Through diaries, letters and memoirs of these fascinating people, Pippa White explores how they were led to their callings, their challenges, their accomplishments, their incredible legacies... their Love in Action.
Pippa White turned to solo performing in 1994. Previously she had an extensive career in theatre and television on the West Coast, including five years hosting a daily morning television show at ABC in San Francisco. She calls her One's Company Productions "part theatre, part storytelling, part history." Audiences call them unique, captivating, and touching. To date she has crisscrossed the country many times touring to thirty states, including California, New York, Connecticut, Colorado, Texas, Florida, Illinois, Washington and Alaska. She has performed at universities and colleges, performing arts centers, museums, libraries, and festivals. Conferences often use her unusual performance pieces and feature her as a keynote speaker. Pippa has been featured at the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines in their Applause Program many times. Other venues and organizations include the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, the University of Nebraska, Iowa State Center, the Connecticut Hospital Association, SUNY Orange, San Diego State University School of Nursing, Metropolitan State University-St. Paul, Miami Children's Hospital, the Association for Career and Technical Education, Kansas City Young Audiences, and several theatres and storytelling festivals. The Director of Special Projects at the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs called Pippa "the highest quality artist," and the Kansas Storytelling Festival said her performance was "one of the high points in our festival history." An audience member recently captured the gist of Pippa's unique presentations when he said, "her performances are entertainment wrapped in history intertwined with inspiration." Pippa has a BA in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In addition to performing, she offers workshops and residencies, and has been a teaching artist with the Nebraska Arts Council for nineteen years. She is actively involved in aesthetic education through the Arts Are Basic Program. She has received several awards in recognition of her work, including two Individual Artist Fellowship awards from the Nebraska Arts Council. www.pippawhite1co.com
2015 United Solo is the world's largest solo theatre festival, currently in its 6th season. All shows are staged at Theatre Row: 410 West 42nd Street, New York City. Tickets, with a price of $19.25 (including a $1.25 theatre restoration charge) are available at the Theatre Row Box Office and online through Telecharge at www.telecharge.com. You may also call Telecharge at 212-239-6200.