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Dana Aber

 
Bio:
Dana Aber (she/her) is a performer, producer, collaborator, and creator. Dana’s 20-year career has spanned the magical, maternal, and manipulative facets of humanity (and otherwise), garnering her a Best Actress Award in 2018 in NYC. Theatrically, she’s played across the country and across the ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Dana Aber (she/her) is a performer, producer, collaborator, and creator. Dana’s 20-year career has spanned the magical, maternal, and manipulative facets of humanity (and otherwise), garnering her a Best Actress Award in 2018 in NYC. Theatrically, she’s played across the country and across the ... (read complete bio)
 

TOURS/INTERNATIONAL



Albee’s The Play About the Baby | "Girl" | Edinburgh Fringe Festival



Star Wars Trilogy in 30 Mins | "Boba Fett" | Edinburgh Fringe Festival



If This Hat Could Talk | "Eleanor Roosevelt" | National Tour, dir. George Faison



Shout! The Mod Musical | "Orange Girl" | NCL Productions, dir. Kim Jordan



#YesAllWomen, Raise Your Voice | "Emcee / creator" | The Tank NYC / ACT Black Box, San Francisco



NYC THEATRE



10 Days in a Madhouse upcoming Off-Bway | "Nurse Grady" | Player’s Theatre



Tumbleweed by Marcus Scott | "Rebecca" | Dixon Place Mainstage



The Bet a new 2-person musical | "Diana" | Midtown Intl Theatre Fest *Best Actress award



Perfect 36 by Mel Marvin | "Diana" | New 42nd Street Studios



Tartuffe | "Mme. Pernelle" | Studio @ Theatre Row



Cotton Candy and Cocaine | "Ashley" | Ars Nova / Drama League



Baggage at the Door one-person musical | "The Girl" |  ONE Festival, Teatro LATEA *Official Fest selection



Pirate Bess | "Bess" | Classical Theatre of Harlem/ FDCAC



Squiggy and the Goldfish | "Mom" | Workshop Theatre



REGIONAL THEATRE



Baggage at the Door ‚Äď upcoming premiere¬†|"The Girl" | Zeider‚Äôs American Dream Theatre, VA



Soul on Fire | "Diana the Demon" | Kennedy Center, D.C.



Ragtime | "Mother" | Mercury Theatre Company, OH



My Fair Lady | "Mrs. Eynsford-Hill" | Actors Theatre of Louisville & Cleveland Play House



A Streetcar Named Desire | "Blanche" u/s perf. | Syracuse Stage, NY



Touch | "Julia" | Barrington Stage Co., Drama League Fellow



All Shook Up | "Miss Sandra" | Mercury Theatre Company, OH



Titanic | "Mrs. Widener" | Virginia Musical Theatre, VA



Ruthless! the Musical | "Judy/Ginger" | Mercury Theatre Company, OH



Footloose | "Ariel" | Empire Stage, NY



Photos

Amailia Sarmiento, Dana Aber and John Minnock  Photo

Amailia Sarmiento, Dana Aber and John Minnock

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Date:
04/19/2022
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03/10/2022
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03/10/2022
Dana Aber Photo

Dana Aber

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03/10/2022
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Dana Aber

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Date:
03/10/2022
 

TOURS/INTERNATIONAL



Albee’s The Play About the Baby | "Girl" | Edinburgh Fringe Festival



Star Wars Trilogy in 30 Mins | "Boba Fett" | Edinburgh Fringe Festival



If This Hat Could Talk | "Eleanor Roosevelt" | National Tour, dir. George Faison



Shout! The Mod Musical | "Orange Girl" | NCL Productions, dir. Kim Jordan



#YesAllWomen, Raise Your Voice | "Emcee / creator" | The Tank NYC / ACT Black Box, San Francisco



NYC THEATRE



10 Days in a Madhouse upcoming Off-Bway | "Nurse Grady" | Player’s Theatre



Tumbleweed by Marcus Scott | "Rebecca" | Dixon Place Mainstage



The Bet a new 2-person musical | "Diana" | Midtown Intl Theatre Fest *Best Actress award



Perfect 36 by Mel Marvin | "Diana" | New 42nd Street Studios



Tartuffe | "Mme. Pernelle" | Studio @ Theatre Row



Cotton Candy and Cocaine | "Ashley" | Ars Nova / Drama League



Baggage at the Door one-person musical | "The Girl" |  ONE Festival, Teatro LATEA *Official Fest selection



Pirate Bess | "Bess" | Classical Theatre of Harlem/ FDCAC



Squiggy and the Goldfish | "Mom" | Workshop Theatre



REGIONAL THEATRE



Baggage at the Door ‚Äď upcoming premiere¬†|"The Girl" | Zeider‚Äôs American Dream Theatre, VA



Soul on Fire | "Diana the Demon" | Kennedy Center, D.C.



Ragtime | "Mother" | Mercury Theatre Company, OH



My Fair Lady | "Mrs. Eynsford-Hill" | Actors Theatre of Louisville & Cleveland Play House



A Streetcar Named Desire | "Blanche" u/s perf. | Syracuse Stage, NY



Touch | "Julia" | Barrington Stage Co., Drama League Fellow



All Shook Up | "Miss Sandra" | Mercury Theatre Company, OH



Titanic | "Mrs. Widener" | Virginia Musical Theatre, VA



Ruthless! the Musical | "Judy/Ginger" | Mercury Theatre Company, OH



Footloose | "Ariel" | Empire Stage, NY


Dana Aber Biography

Dana Aber (she/her) is a performer, producer, collaborator, and creator. Dana’s 20-year career has spanned the magical, maternal, and manipulative facets of humanity (and otherwise), garnering her a Best Actress Award in 2018 in NYC. Theatrically, she’s played across the country and across the seas, and has been seen Off-Broadway and in NYC at The Dixon Place, NYFringe Festival, NYMF, Apollo Theatre, and FDCAC/Classical Theatre of Harlem. Through her Big Thunder Productions company, Dana has created and helmed 8 concert-cabarets, most notably the bi-coastal #YesAllWomen Raise Your Voice concert joining artists within the movement for gender equality. As a theatre writer, she pulls from personal experience to share her comedic Quarantined Waitress web series, and her 1-woman musical, Baggage at the Door, which travels her healing process from trauma-induced PTSD. Dana is currently crafting several new pieces to debut later this year: FINAL BLOW about besties, boundaries, and blame, and a solo-vehicle for her brother, Bway’s Drew Aber, about identity exploration via video games. She is a survivor, ally, and advocate, honored to use her voice to share for those who cannot.




Dana Aber News

AN UNBALANCED MIND Opens New Theater Photo AN UNBALANCED MIND Opens New Theater
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2022

AMT announces that the first show they will be producing in their historic new Off Broadway theater will be An Unbalanced Mind, a musical revue by Al Tapper.  The state of the art facility located at 354 West 45th Street will be home to new shows, children's theater, cabaret, rentals and more. 

Photos: John Minnock Shines At Birdland Debut Photo Photos: John Minnock Shines At Birdland Debut
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2022

With jazz saxophone legend Dave Liebman at his side, and a stellar band featuring pianist Mathis Picard, bassist Mark Lewandowski and drummer Pablo Eluchans, Minnock premiered new music from his forthcoming album on Dot Time Records, Simplicity to an attentive and exuberant full house.

Photos: FINAL BLOW Opens At The Depot Cleveland Photo Photos: FINAL BLOW Opens At The Depot Cleveland
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 10, 2022

Dana Aber’s latest one-person play, FINAL BLOW, continues Aber’s style of style of pitting the solo protagonist against antagonists and situations which reveal darker aspects of the character itself. 

FINAL BLOW By Dana Aber is Coming to The Depot Photo FINAL BLOW By Dana Aber is Coming to The Depot
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 16, 2022

Fresh from New York City, Dana Aber's newest solo show, FINAL BLOW, makes its Cleveland debut this February by special engagement with The Depot in a 5-performance whirlwind weekend. FINAL BLOW explores 'boundaries, bullies, besties, and blame' in a show-within-a-show construct.

FINAL BLOW By Dana Aber to Make NYC Debut at New York Theater Festival's Winterfest Photo FINAL BLOW By Dana Aber to Make NYC Debut at New York Theater Festival's Winterfest
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 1, 2021

Dana Aber's newest solo show, FINAL BLOW, will make its festival debut this November as part of the New York Theater Festival's Winterfest. FINAL BLOW examines 'boundaries, besties, and blame.'

VIDEO: Dana Aber and Justin D Quackenbush Perform 
Getting There' From IN TRANSIT Photo VIDEO: Dana Aber and Justin D Quackenbush Perform Getting There' From IN TRANSIT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 28, 2021

In an online video released today, Dana Aber (Baggage At The Door, Big Thunder Productions) and Justin D Quackenbush (Bring Back Broadway, Love! Valor! Compassion!) celebrate the approaching return of Broadway and support The Actors Fund.

New Song 'When Broadway Is Back' Aims To Spur Fundraising For Out-of-Work Broadway Ar Photo New Song 'When Broadway Is Back' Aims To Spur Fundraising For Out-of-Work Broadway Artists
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 18, 2020

Concerned about their colleagues who have been left without work during the pandemic, musical theatre collaborators Barbara Bellman and Emiliano Messiez wrote and produced a song of hope, 'When Broadway is Back.'

MAXA The Musical's 'Strange Power' Video To Be Released On Halloween, Starring L Morg Photo MAXA The Musical's 'Strange Power' Video To Be Released On Halloween, Starring L Morgan Lee And Yansa Fatima
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 21, 2020

The musical MAXA, The Maddest Woman in the World, was awarded a residency slot at The Center at West Park. Given the circumstances of COVID-19, director Daniella Caggiano was determined to utilize this historic Presbyterian church to its fullest extent.

Astoria Performing Arts Center and Teresa Lotz Present THE INSIDERS Musicals from the Photo Astoria Performing Arts Center and Teresa Lotz Present THE INSIDERS Musicals from the Quarantine
by A.A. Cristi - May 20, 2020

Astoria Performing Arts Center (Dev Bondarin, Artistic Director), in association with Teresa Lotz, presents six new musical shorts written in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Featuring the work of fifteen writers, six directors, and a large number of actors, the contributing artists joined the project in the early days of the crisis in the spirit of developing new work without being in the same room to do so. 

L Morgan Lee, Yansa Fatima And Maybe Burke Lead The Industry Reading Of MAXA, The Mad Photo L Morgan Lee, Yansa Fatima And Maybe Burke Lead The Industry Reading Of MAXA, The Maddest Woman In The World
by Stephi Wild - Feb 29, 2020

MAXA, The Maddest Woman in the World will be having a NY industry reading Thursday, March 12th at 2pm EST in preparation for its world stage premiere at University of Minnesota Duluth in November, 2020, with book and lyrics by Mika Kauffman and music by Thomas Jacobsen.

Dana Aber Videos

VIDEO: Take a Sneak Peek at Midtown International Theatre Fest's THE BET
by Stage Tube - Jun 25, 2017

Algonquin Theater Productions, in association with What If Productions is proud to present The Bet, a new musical by Tony Sportiello and David Wolfson, as part of this year's Midtown International Theatre Festival.

VIDEO: Jeremy Kushnier Gears Up for Un-Ironically Enthusiastic Concert, Featuring Drew Aber and Beth Kirkpatrick
by Stage Tube - Apr 26, 2014

Jeremy Kushnier, Beth Kirkpatrick, & Drew Aber rehearse with Josh Freilich for the upcoming concert of brand-new nerd songs by the geekiest new writers. They're all getting ready for serious fan-dom and nerdtastic jubilation at 'Un-Ironically Enthusiastic' on Saturday May 3 at 7pm, at the Laurie Beechman Theatre on 42nd and 9th Ave in Times Square. Showcasing the talent of geeky writers from the new-composer cliques, hosted by fangirl Dana Aber (Big Thunder Productions), and featuring rad performers of the famous variety: Broadway's Jeremy Kushnier (Footloose, Next to Normal, Jesus Christ Super Star) as badboy Tony Stark, Leenya Rideout (War Horse, Cyrano de Bergerac, Company) as comicbook-nerd grown-up, and Drew Aber (Tale of Two Cities) as a Pikachu devotee, VH1's Jarvis Derrell (#shehashadit), youtube sensation BrentalFloss's Brent Black, NYMF's Next Broadway Sensation Erica Lustig (Hair nat'l tour), Beth Kirkpatrick (Les Mis nat'l tour), Verse Academy's Frantz Jerome, Blackie O-Nasty, Joseph Spitale, Drew Cotton, JP Moraga, Avery Royal, Jennifer Simpson, and Long-Island Wookiee Louis Nunez. Keep your gamer headsets tuned to the common channel, they're queueing up for a MEGABLITZ Saturday May 3 at 7pm!

STAGE TUBE: In Rehearsal for MERCURY RISING Benefit Concert, Feat. Drew Aber & Josh Freilich
by Stage Tube - Sep 13, 2013

Big Thunder Productions will present Mercury Rising, a Benefit Concert by MSS Alums in the Big Apple, a cabaret event to be performed on Sunday, September 15th at 4pm at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. The event will feature songs from new, bound-for-Broadway musicals written by up-and-coming composers and lyricists from all over the globe, including Mercury Summer Stock's own Dan Marshall, Carla Rose Fisher, and Aliyana Stewart. This benefit concert will feature Broadway's Corey Mach and Drew Aber, and over a dozen of Mercury's NYC-based professional alumni, along with special guest Marissa Rosen. Check out a first look at Aber and Josh Freilich rehearsing below!