NO DIRECTOR IS AN ISLAND

May 02, 2018

A couple of years ago, I had the privilege of attending Director's Lab Chicago. What transpired after was a journey that led me to discover a lot about myself as a Director. I wrote this article for them about my experiences since the lab and how it has affected my career. Enjoy! No Director is an Island 

DIRECTING THE WRITER'S WORKSHOP AT BROADWAYCON 2018

January 29, 2018

Kristy was invited to direct the first annual Writer's Workshop at BroadwayCon 2018. The premise of the workshop was to invite the audience to be a "fly on the wall" at the first reading of a new play. "The Lone Eagle" by Jessica Plummer was read in a workshop on the final day of BroadwayCon. BroadwayCon 2018 was from January 26-28 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in NYC. 

10 NOMINATIONS FOR THE TENDER LAND

The Tender Land produced by Hartford Opera Theater in association with The American School for the Deaf receives 10 Broadway World CT nominations including Best Director for Kristy Chambrelli. This production of The Tender Land incorporating American Sign Language has been nominated in the following categories: 

Best Actor in a Musical - Darius A. Gillard
Best Actress in a Musical - Lisa Williamson
Best Costume Design - Damian Dominguez
Best Director of a Musical - Kristy Chambrelli
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Michael McAvoy
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Janelle Robinson
Best Lighting Design - Paige Nee
Best Musical - The Tender Land
Best Ensemble in a Musical - The Tender Land
Best Younger Actress - Niki Mallach

 

Go vote and help this beautiful production win!

GET IN THE VAN NAMED SEASON 3 FINALIST

 Get in the Van by Emily Dalton and directed by Kristy Chambrelli, was named a finalist for The Network Theatre Company's Festival. The show was originally performed on Thursday & Friday, September 28 & 29, 2017. The top 12 plays from the week moved on to the Sunday finals. Both Alexandra Rey & Chris Robertson earned acting nominations for their performances.  

A QUESTION OF MURDER AT NY SUMMERFEST

Directing A Question of Murder by Bernard J. Taylor at NY Summerfest with Katryna Marttala, Derek Roché and Connor Prickett.

 

From the playwright's website - Like the characters in Waiting for Godot, three people – two men and a woman – find themselves waiting in limbo-land  for something but are not quite sure what. There is obviously something that connects them but at first they are unaware of what that might be. One of the two men becomes increasingly sinister and threatening towards the woman as the play develops into a plot drawn more from The Twilight Zone and Stephen King as the horrifying truth emerges.

#TRENDING MIDWEST TOUR

Directing and Video Design for #trending with IN MEDIAS ARTS. Workshop tour playing Chicago, Seward, Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska. 

From the IN MEDIAS ARTS website - Sara, a dating advice blogger, has met someone online while traveling in China. Meanwhile, her boyfriend back at home has been acting awfully suspicious. Using social media, you will guide Sara's choices throughout the show. Will she stay or will she go? You decide: Who's Dating Sara?

SDCF OBSERVER FOR THE 2017-2018 SEASON

Named to the Stage Directors and Choreographer Foundation's Observership class for the 2017-2018 season.

 

From the SDCF Website - The Observership Program provides early to mid-career directors and choreographers paid opportunities to observe the work of master directors and choreographers as they create productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway and at leading regional theatres across the country. SDCF Observers may have access to the entire rehearsal process from first rehearsal through opening night.  Observers will have the invaluable opportunity to observe first-hand the techniques, disciplines, approaches and insights of master artists as they create new productions and revive classics.  In addition to Observership opportunities provided through SDCF, members of the Observership class are also eligible to apply for the Kurt Weill Fellowship and the Shepard and Mildred Traube Fellowship.

THE TENDER LAND

Directing a production of Copland's The Tender Land  for Hartford Opera Theater in partnership with the American School for the Deaf . 

 

The Tender Land premiered in 1954 and tells the story of Laurie, a young girl, who finds herself on the cusp of adulthood as she anticipates her high school graduation. She struggles with the decision of whether to remain in her small town or leave to strike out on her own and discover what the world has to offer.The Tender Land also deals with the concept of the "outsider" as drifters, Martin and Top are falsely accused of a rape by the community.

 

Fear of individuals who are classified as "others" is a timeless story that still resonates in our current cultural climate. The concept for this production explores the idea of communication and how the struggle to be heard can affect a family. The production will include American Sign Language and a deaf actress in the role of Beth Moss. 

 

Friday, June 2 will feature ASL interpretation for members of the deaf community. 

Sunday, June 4 there will be a touch tour 1 hour prior to curtain for patrons who are blind or visually impaired. There will also be audio describe available at this performance courtesy of the Yale School of Drama.

 

Press About The Tender Land - 

PLAYBILL

Broadway World Opera

Operawire

Modern Singer Magazine

 

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