Kathleen Chaflant To Star In 'Red Dog Howls' at El Portal
Kathleen Chalfant, one of the theater's most celebrated actors, will
star in the World Premiere of Alexander Dinelaris' searing new play, Red Dog Howls at the El Portal Theatre for a strictly limited five
week engagement from May 14 to June 13. The press opening is May 19th.
Red Dog Howls also stars Matthew Rauch and Darcie Siciliano, and is
directed by Michael Peretzian. "Red Dog Howls" is produced by Gang of
Chalfant is well known to New York audiences and worldwide for her
portrayal of Vivian Bearing in the off-Broadway, Los Angeles and
London productions of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Wit. For her performance, Ms. Chalfant received the Drama Desk Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama League Award, LA Ovation Award, Connecticut Critics Circle Award, as well as her second Obie Award.
Playhouse. She starred as Carrie Ann, alongside Danny Aiello, in many readings of Dinelaris' STILL LIFE; and she also acted as a line coach for the Broadway production of MATCH, directed by Nicholas Martin. Regional credits include the East Coast premieres of both Michael Weller's "Help!" (Schoolhouse Theatre) and "Don't Hug Me" (New Jersey Rep); "First In Flight" (TheatreWorks/USA); "All's Well That Ends Well" (Vineyard Playhouse); Joan of Arc in "Joan" (Northeastern Theatre); "Sorrows and Rejoicings" (New Day Rep); "Lady of Copper" (TheatreGarden Ltd); "Christmas Carol" (Westport Acting Co.); "Months On End" (Bay Street Theatre). In addition to her musical theater credits, she has performed as a singer in New York at Joe's Pub, the Zipper, Danny's, the Knitting Factory, Southpaw, and at Guild Hall in East Hampton. Darcie is a graduate of Connecticut College and the Neighborhood Playhouse. In addition to "Zanna Don't," and his work with Alejandro Gonzįlez-Ińįrritu, playwright Alexander Dinelaris wrote the play "The Chaos Theories," which was the hit of the 2004 New York Fringe Festival, and chosen as a top pick of the Festival by the New York Times and Daily News. It was re-mounted and played to sold-out audiences last year. At present, he has two plays optioned for Broadway -- "Folding The Monster" (with Academy Award nominee Danny Aiello) and "Still Life," slated for fall of 2008. His other works include "Big Kids," "Adam & Evelyn," and "Pathetique." He has been a script doctor for New Line Cinema and recently finished work on "Crisis Center: NYC," his first television pilot, and he is also developing a television drama with Warren Littlefield and The Littlefield Co. Michael Peretzian directed "Phil and Mac" by David Briggs for Los Angeles Actors' Theatre, the West Coast Premiere of "Talking With" by Jane Martin for the Mark Taper Forum Taper Too, a staged reading of Truman Capote's "One Christmas" for the Taper, and "A Christmas Memory," broadcast for many years on KCRW FM (NPR). He also staged "A Christmas Memory" for Pacific Resident Theatre. At Theatre 40, he directed productions of Michael Cristofer's "The Shadow Box," James Prideaux's "The Orphans," Garry Williams' one act "Rain," David Storey's "Home," and productions of Hugh Leonard's "Summer" and "A Life," the latter of which won Peretzian the Los Angeles Critics' Award for Best Director.
The El Portal Theater is located at 5269 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollwywood CA.