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Getting all the laughs... - August 12, 2018

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After a hugely successful festival showing, Long Lost John has closed. We were so lucky to have had full houses every night, an incredible production team, and incredibly talented cast. It was a delightful experience all around. Now that I am done making people cry, I’m back to making people laugh. Come to ACTOR’s WORST NIGHTMARE on Monday, August 27th at 8:00 p.m. at The People’s Improv Theater. 

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We need your help! - July 14, 2018

Hi everyone,

Rehearsals for Long Lost John are coming along swimmingly, and I am getting so excited about this production. The cast and crew are spectacular! I would like to share a short video that our writer Eddie Zareh created that showcases the film, and I am also asking for your financial support. Take a look at our indiegogo campaign here! 

You don't have to give much, but if everyone gives only $5, it will make a huge difference for us. Thank you so much and I appreciate your support!

 

Long Lost John - May 29, 2018

Long Lost John

By Eddie Zareh

John Lennon was born during a Nazi air raid on London, an omen of things to come as tumultuous events would shape his young life. Abandoned by his father, he's ripped away from his devoted mother to be raised by an unfeeling aunt. Depressed, he's saved by a guitar strummer named Paul McCartney and 1950’s Rock 'n Roll.

 General Admission: $25 online / $30 at the door

 

Running Time: 90 minutes
No Intermission

Not appropriate for children under 9 years old.

Well, hello there... - May 22, 2018

Life has a funny way of distracting you from other things, like updating your website! I am still here everyone, you can all relax. I won't bore you with the minutiae of the last year, but I will tell you that it has been full of fun things like staged readings, new jobs, and lots of Actor's Worst Nightmare. Which reminds me...I'm appearing in Actor's Worst Nightmare this month! Mark your calendars for AWN on Monday, May 28th at 8:00 p.m. at The PIT. It'll be the funniest part of your day, guaranteed, or your money back.

Be on the look out for more updates because this summer I am going to be appearing in the premier of a new play, Long Lost John, at the Broadway Bound Theater Festival. Until then, be good.

A special, TUESDAY performance of Actor's Worst Nightmare!! - December 19, 2016

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Happy! Peppy! Here We Go! - December 1, 2016

That's right everyone, the holiday season is upon us. I am back with the Dickens Victorian Carollers as we make our way around the tristate area spreading joy and hope. I wish I could say that we were heading back to the White House this year to commemorate our visit back in 2009, but it was not to be. Happy Holidays everyone!

Another Nightmare! - October 26, 2016

I am at it again! Back at the PIT on Monday night for another hair-raising experience in Actor's Worst Nightmare. Monday night, Oct. 31st at 8pm. Be there!AWN_10_31_16__2__jpg2_resized.jpg

Most fun thing ever! - September 19, 2016

So, Actor's Worst Nightmare last month was pretty incredible! I have never experienced anything quite like it onstage. My scene was lucky enough to have a master improvisor, Mike Burton, who expertly connected every random thing that was said in to such a beautiful little gift. And, because I didn't completely embarrass myself, I have been asked back for this month! Come to the PIT on Monday, September 26th at 8pm to see me relive the nightmare!

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Sarah at the PIT in Actor's Worst Nightmare - August 20, 2016

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Chain NYC! - July 15, 2016

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I am so excited to share that Carolers: Episode 1 - A Tale of Two Cheeses is an official selection of the Chain NYC Film Festival. The Festival is being held at the 4th Street Theater, between Bowery and 2nd Avenue. Our screening is scheduled for Friday, August 12th at 2:15pm. Tickets are only $10 and can be purchased here.

New Year, New Me - January 14, 2016

Happy New Year everyone! Wanted to check in with you and let you know that I will soon have new headshots to share with you all. I just had a photo shoot with the amazingly talented Alex Turchen at Prospect Photography (http://www.prospectphotography.net/). Alex has created quite a following with her thoughtful and thorough approach to the headshot process. It was very eye opening for me and a real learning experience that I sincerely value. I am looking forward to sharing the shots with you soon. Make-up and hair by Jose L. Lopez can't be beat - he is so talented and hilarious too.  (http://josellopezstylist.com/home.html)

Caroling season was wonderful this year. We were busy bringing joy, laughs and a few tears to people all over the tristate area.  I can't wait for next season, which I realized will be my 10th caroling season! Unbelievable...where did the time go?

We have a lot to cover! - November 10, 2015

Hello everyone and Happy Fall!

I have several things to share with you.  First, the short film, SEEK, what I worked on last year made it's debut at the Buffalo International Film Festival in October and the Big Apple Film Festival in November.  It was very well received at both!

Carolers, the screenplay that I wrote last year, has been submitted to several screenwriting competitions for 2016, including The BlueCat Screenwriting Competition and The International Screenwriters Association Competition.  I am very excited to get the script read and critiqued, and I'll be sure to post updates as I get them.

I booked a commercial for designer Michael Aram, who specializes in luxury, handmade pieces.  His creations include housewares, jewelry, furniture and lighting.  I will be happy to share the finished product when it is debuted.

Can you believe that it's almost 2016?  This time of year makes me think of one thing; caroling!  I can't wait to see what adventures are in store for The Dickens Victorian Carollers this season! 

Film Festival News! - September 22, 2015

Hi everyone,

Yes, yes, I know that i have been remiss on keeping the updates regular, but that doesn't mean that I have been slacking off. I am excited to share with you that a short film that I worked on last year has been accepted into two film festivals! The short is titled SEEK, and is a comedy written by Cara Loften. The Buffalo International Film Festival will be screening the film on Oct 18th @ 4.30pm and the Big Apple Film Festival will have it's screening on Nov 7 @ 5.30pm.  I will post an update on how the film is received!

Last fall I worked on a documentary show for The Discovery Channel -Investigation Discovery Channel. The series is entitled Over My Dead Body and my episode, Don't Mess With Texas, aired last month.  It was an amazing filming experience.  I was able to do a lot of stunt work and learned fighting technique from great stunt coordinators.  Check out my video page for a link to the Youtube channel.

 

 



Back in the saddle again... - April 8, 2015

I am so happy to be back in the studio with Wynn Handman!  After four months off from class I couldn't wait to return.  I am tackling Shakespeare, which seemed like the only thing I hadn't worked on with him.  Up first is Lucetta in Two Gentlemen of Verona to be followed by Portia in The Merchant of Venice.  I am thrilled to show what I can do with this material!  

My caroling webisode Carolers: A Tale of Two Cheeses is fully edited!  I am in the process of creating a package to send to production companies and agents.  The team behind Carolers: The Series, SoulMotor Productions, will be meeting in May to discuss fundraising ideas and next steps for the project.

Happy Spring!

 

It's time we hung some tinsel... - December 4, 2014

I just wanted to update you all on the latest happenings here.  

Episode 1 of my webseries shot on November 21 and what a fantastic experience!  It was surreal for me to have all of these talented professionals gathered together and working so hard on something that I created and wrote. I still have a hard time believing that we actually did it! The shooting day was long (as usual), but it went very smoothly thanks to our amazing production team and stellar cast. I have learned a great deal throughout this process about production from the other side of the camera. The episode is being edited right now, and I am hopeful that I will have something to share very soon.  

The Dickens Victorian Carolers began the season on December 1 and will be performing almost every day this month. We are busy spreading the Christmas cheer all over the 5 boroughs!

I'll be back soon with more information about the happenings from here!

Well it's about time... - October 20, 2014

I know it has been a great while since I've given an update, but that doesn't mean I haven't been busy.  The spring, summer and fall were extremely productive for me; filled with auditions, callbacks and work.  

After Medea closed, I was cast in SSIK, a short film written by Cara Loften for the film festival circuit.  It is currently under consideration for a festival in Australia.  I filmed a commercial and worked a print job for a pharmaceutical company in May.    

I am excited to share that I will soon be able to add 'writer' and 'director' to my resume.  I have written a web series and am currently in preproduction for the first episode.  We are slated to shoot in November, so keep checking back for updates about this project.  I am very lucky to have an incredibly supportive production team and an outstanding cast who is just as excited as I am to get to work!

I am back in Wynn Handman's class and it is just as good as ever.  That man is a daily inspiration.

Just in case that's not enough, in September I performed in a staged reading of "And The Last Shall Be First," and full length play by Moti Margolin.  We performed as part of the Loose Leaf Series sponsored by The Dutch Kills Theater Co. 

Last but not least, with the chilly weather comes dreams of Christmas Caroling.  I will be starting my 8th season with The Dickens Victorian Carollers.  It's hard to believe that it's been that ling sonce I began with this wonderful company.  I look forward to it every year.

Medea-Opening Thursday, March 20! - March 16, 2014

After artistic differences arose between the director and the producer of the production, we have a new actress in the title role and a new director.  It was a stressful time for all involved, but it has proved to be a valuable learning experience.  Our new Medea, Corey Tazmania, is an experienced and highly talented actress who has successfully tackled this demanding role with pluck and dedication.    

Because of the personnel changes, we had to postpone our opening until this Thursday, March 20.  We will continue the run as scheduled.  But, I hope you will find that it was worth the wait.

Please look to www.galleryplayers.com for more information and about procuring tickets.  

New Management! - March 10, 2014

I am very pleased to share that I have started working with Maryann Raposo, President of Dream Maker Talent Management.  Maryann has many years and extensive experience in the Talent Management business, and I am confident that she will be instrumental in helping me further my career.  

Medea update - February 21, 2014

Well, rehearsals have started in earnest, and we are in the thick of staging.  The director's vision for this production is great, and I am excited to see it all come together.  I have never performed a Greek tragedy before, and this is a great learning experience.  I am happy that my first stage experience with Ancient Greek literature is as part of the Greek Chorus; rediscovering the purpose of the chorus in a physical and theatrical way as opposed to a purely analytical and academic way is giving me ample opportunities to experiment with my acting.  Our translation by Scottish playwright Robin Robertson is going to make this 2500 year-old play easily accessible for the modern audience.  Opening night March 15th, 8pm.  Use the link for tickets and information.  

http://galleryplayers.com/

Casting News! - February 7, 2014

Well, I have another Castle Woes update.  The play has been voted on to the Final Round in Manhattan Repertory Theater's Winter One Act Competition!  I will keep you posted on the results after the final votes have been cast.

In other news, I am excited to share that I have been cast in The Gallery Player's March production of Medea by Euripides.  Performances begin March 15th and the production will run through the 30th.  I will post updates about rehearsals and performances, so be sure to check back soon.

Great News for Castle Woes! - January 19, 2014

Back in August, I wrote about participating in a reading of Castle Woes written by my friend Ashley Grombol.  Well, there have been a series of exciting developments.  Ashley decided to submit her play into the Manhattan Repertory Theatre's Winter One Act Competition, where it was accepted.  After the initial round of 5 performances, I am excited to share that it has moved on to the Semi-Final round on February 4th.  I am so excited and proud to see a talented writer and a great one-act play getting exposure and the recognition it deserves.  I'll post updates after the semi-final round.  Keep your fingers crossed for Ashley!

Caroling update! - December 12, 2013

Well, we are almost half way through the caroling season, and we have been incredibly busy.  We are booked almost everyday with functions and parties, not to mention our standing gig at the Citigroup building.  TimeOut NY recently did an interview of people who get paid to be happy and peppy throughout the christmas season.  The director of The Dickens Victorian Carollers is featured in the article!  I have added a copy to my photo page under the Caroling collection. 

Haul out the holly! - November 18, 2013

Alright, I know it isn't even Thanksgiving yet, but the Dickens Victorian Carollers have already been hard at work preparing for the season!  We have an exciting schedule of jobs to look forward to this year, including our favorites The University Club, The 21 Club, and White & Case, LLP, as well as multiple lunch time dates at the Atrium at The Citigroup Building.  Check the calendar page for specific information.

"Better to die on one's feet than to live on one's knees" - Sartre - October 12, 2013

NO EXIT by Jean-Paule Sartre

A new translation by Vladimir Margolin, Emily Perkins-Margolin, and Sarah Arikian.


Performed by Vladimir Margolin, Emily Perkins-Margolin, Sarah Arikian, and Leon Charbonneau.
Directed by Glenn Hergenhahn

Friday and Saturday only!
October 25th to November 2nd at 8pm
Additional 10pm shows November 1st and 2nd.

There will be a special post-show reception to celebrate the opening of this new translation Friday, October 25th.

$10 
Tickets at idiomtheater.com. 

In 1944, during the closing days of The Second World War, one of Europe's most celebrated philosophers wrote a play for a theater festival in Paris. Given the limitations that he must write a play for three characters, where actors can enter but not exit, Jean-Paul Sartre chose to write a little play about hell that has endured as one of philosophy's most celebrated plays. 

Three newly deceased characters: Joseph, Inez, and Estelle find themselves thrown together for all eternity in what looks more like an oddly furnished hotel room than any version of hell they'd previously imagined. They soon find that the absence of torture racks, fire and brimstone, and devils do not mean they will be free from torments. This surreal and absurd play is not only an exploration of Sarte's existential philosophy, but a mesmerizing piece of theater that will stay in your mind for a long while, if not all eternity. 

Hell is other people - September 17, 2013

I am so excited to begin rehearsals for Sartre's No Exit this evening.  We have been working the past several weeks on our translation, and I am really looking forward to hearing what we have out loud for the first time.  We are going to be rehearsing here in New York, and then we will be flying out to Washington State later in October for the production.  I will post updates as we get further along in the rehearsal process.

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