YES SHE CANNES! at FEAST

FEAST: A Performance Series gathers artists and audiences once a month for a three-course meal of performance and community. FEAST features three artists each month who practice three different performance-based art forms, creating a space where a triptych of theatre, comedy, dance, puppetry, music, improv, burlesque, and more provoke and inspire each other. FEAST opens doors to artists and audiences to experience work they might not otherwise get to perform or witness.

 

Directing scenes for THEATRE WITHOUT BORDERS

Mom, Dad, those years of physical acting to work are being put to solid use - Jackie is directing two scenes for this summer’s Theatre Without Borders conference at Wesleyan University. And to be exploring the works of female commedia dell’arte playwrights Isabella Andreini and Margherita Costa - who knew women were funny in the 16th & 17th centuries?!?

 
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FROZEN on Broadway Commercial

Jackie was recently cast in the new ad campaign for Disney’s FROZEN on Broadway. She inadvertently became this emoji in the process 🤷🏻‍♀️, and is curious as to why they didn’t use the ten minutes worth of material she gave them obsessing over the actor/puppet reindeer.

 

Reading at The Playwrights Realm!

Sarah Einspanier's brilliant I LOVE SEAN’ is being directed by Jenny Koons at The Playwrights Realm - aka one of her favorite organizations. Three to 300 women strive to find happiness between what they want and what they're told they should want, who they are and who they're told they should be. Also known as “what happens when you write a play after transcribing an entire season of ABC's The Bachelor.”

 

NOICE!

NOICE is a six-person super-collective of the BOEST and BROIGHTEST sketch comedians in NYC. Sketches are high-energy, observational, pop culture cake pops featuring big characters and hilarious worlds.

Starring: J. W. Crump (Gas Station Horror), Sean Reidy (Denied from New York), Kate Shine (Mama’s Boy), Ann Marie Yoo (AZN Pop), Jackie Abbott (Savage), and Aaron Porchia (Like Butter)

Written and Directed by J. W. Crump

 

‘JACKIE’, a short film by Wylie Rush

Margot - Jackie’s cat - makes her on camera debut! Things got a little messy, and a little wild, and a little feline. You’ll just have to wait and see…

 

SAVAGE Sketch Team!

PIT House Sketch Team Show as part of Super Free Sketch Tuesdays! Come see our team SAVAGE perform on the Underground stage the last Tuesday of every month.

 

'BOXCAR' Reading at Trans Lab

Emma Rosa Went directs this staged reading of Else C. Went’s full length play as part of the culmination of Else’s year long fellowship with trans lab, the NYC-based fellowship for trans & gender nonconforming theater artists as supported by WP Project & the Public Theater.

Ida and Firefly ran away together when they were kids. Since then, they've lived on empty trains across the American landscape. Alexis is a teen runaway with a romantic notion of freedom. As the weeks pass, Ida and Alexis develop a powerful bond that threatens to knock everything off track.

 

'AX OF LOVE' by Ernest Thompson, Reading

An intimate reading of Ernest Thompson’s 20th Century epic ‘Ax of Love’, a thirty year journey through the brutality of love. Ernest Thompson is the Academy Award winning writer of ‘On Golden Pond’ - a film Jackie was introduced to at an early age by her father, and heavily influenced her fear of parental mortality.

 

THIRST, a new pilot

A delicious new pilot written & directed by Wylie Rush.

 

'Chappy Grindr Scruff Tindr' by Dan Giles @ EST Marathon of Short Plays

Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Youngblood Short Play marathon consists of one week for the playwright to write a brand new play for four actors, and one week to rehearse it before the festival goes up on its feet. Praised by critics and beloved by audiences, it launched an industry-wide revival of the short play form and broke new ground by putting new and established writers together on one stage.

 

'Wiccan Party' for Quickie Fest 2018

Jackie’s former 12-year-old self would feel so scene seeing her now as a goth seance member in this 60 second short, written & shot by her friends Dylan Eshbaugh & Ben Getz.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HNAqnJG2J4

 

Yes She Cannes! @ UCB

Huzzah ladies! Yes She Cannes! has received a SPANK slot at Upright Citizens Brigade this August. If you haven't seen it in previous iterations, come check out what is sure to be the best yet; if you have seen it, then you already know you want to see it again. Support women in film, on stage, in power, on Earth!

SPANK shows have never been performed on the UCBT stage before. And just like children, some may be good and some may be bad, but somebody out there loves them just the same. It's comedy just out of the womb.

 

The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals

The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals seek the very best of the next generation of theatermakers and arm them with what they need in order to find their way in this business. In August 2018 the next group will come together for a series of intensive workshops, panel discussions, and finally, a production of The 24 Hour Plays.

 

NOICE! at LoLGBTQ Fest

NOICE is a 45 minute sketch show written and directed by J.W. Crump and performed by a team of LGBTQ performers as part of the LoLGBTQ festival for The PIT! 

$1 of each ticket sold will go to the It Gets Better project.

 

Comm. Ave. Overpass On The Boston Side

A new play by Julia Specht, directed by Harrison Densmore. Part of the Ensemble Studio Theatre's BLOODWORKS READING SERIES, where Youngblood writer's debut new full-length plays.

this play is about having a sister. it's about loving someone who is maybe too much like you. it's also about having a body and how disgusting and uncomfortable and amazingly perfect it is. it's also about a very similar overpass with a shorter fence.

 

YES SHE CANNES!

Come support women in film and join us on this jourey through lady cinema! Yes She Cannes! is a totally legit, thoughtfully curated real (fake) film festival (sketch show) recognizing women in the industry! Women: can’t live with ’em, can’t make movies without ’em! Yes we cannes! Wait, what?

June 1st at 7pm & June 8th at 9pm!

Written & Performed by Jackie Abbott & Ellen Haun
Directed by Lauren Ireland