How to Transcend ... Production Canceled
Like so many other theatre productions during this crazy time, PACA has decided to cancel its production of How to Transcend a Happy Marriage due to the Covid-19 epidemic.
While everyone involved is clearly very disappointed by this news, it seems the most responsible choice given the current situation.
How to Transcend a Happy Marriage
Abbe is heading back to PACA for the role of Pip in Sarah Ruhl's brilliant play How to Transcend a Happy Marriage.
At a dinner party in New Jersey, two couples discuss polyamory as brought up by the introduction of a new temp, Pip, in Jane’s office. When they invite Pip and her two male partners, discussion turns to action and the exploration of unexplored desire turns animalistic, and then Jane’s daughter sees it all. How to Transcend a Happy Marriage blurs the lines of monogamy and asks how deeply friends, lovers, and strangers connect.
Meisner In Mourne - Acting for Adults
Acting Class for Adults: Introduction to Meisner Technique
Abbe will be offering an introductory course in the Meisner technique starting in February. No experience is necessary and beginners are encouraged to give it a try.
The class will focus on Personal Monologues, Repetition and Independent Life Activities.
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Straeon International Acting Workshop
Abbe had the pleasure of participating in the Straeon Five-Day International Acting Intensive in Dublin.
The technique created by Isabel Lehoux and Jock MacDonald, originated in Toronto. It is a highly personal technique, tailored to each individual actor. It centers around the concept that we are all inherent storytellers and the actor must get out of the way and let the character take over.
An American Daughter
Abbe returns to the PACA stage as in the neo-feminist Quincy Quince in Wendy Wasserstein's An American Daughter.
When the President of the United States nominates Dr. Lyssa Dent Hughes to the position of Surgeon General, the excavation of her past triggers a scandal that threatens her confirmation. As partisan politics play out, Lyssa's deep personal relationships and impressive career trajectory hang in the balance.
Playwrighting Workshop at The Crescent Belfast
Starting the new year off right with a playwrighting course with leading Irish playwright, Jo Egan.
Jo Egan has worked in both the professional and community theatre sector in Northern Ireland as playwright, producer and director. Her most recent play, Madame Geneva premiered at the Lyric, Belfast in May 2017. She is currently the Artistic Director of Macha Productions.