Director, Actor, and Sometimes Gardener
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Katherine by Kim Carney - Theatre Nova

Theatre Nova
Ann Arbor, MI.
May/June 2016.
A One-woman show featuring Melissa Beckwith as five generations of strong women. 

World Premiere

   "Shifting accents, eras, and personalities in moments, and somehow making it look effortless, Beckwith navigates a broad expanse of emotional terrain, using her wide, expressive eyes to land a joke, or convey disdain, love, desperation, wonder, or pain. She wrings every comic opportunity from Carney’s script, and thanks to  Wolber’s  thoughtful blocking, Beckwith’s stage movements feel natural while preventing the play from becoming visually static." -  Jenn McKee, Encoremichigan.com

"Shifting accents, eras, and personalities in moments, and somehow making it look effortless, Beckwith navigates a broad expanse of emotional terrain, using her wide, expressive eyes to land a joke, or convey disdain, love, desperation, wonder, or pain. She wrings every comic opportunity from Carney’s script, and thanks to Wolber’s thoughtful blocking, Beckwith’s stage movements feel natural while preventing the play from becoming visually static." - Jenn McKee, Encoremichigan.com

 "...in this world premiere production, Carney’s ace-in-the-hole is Beckwith, who is expertly guided by  Wolber  and gives a knockout, nuanced performance in each scene." -  Jenn McKee, Encoremichigan.com

"...in this world premiere production, Carney’s ace-in-the-hole is Beckwith, who is expertly guided by Wolber and gives a knockout, nuanced performance in each scene." - Jenn McKee, Encoremichigan.com

 "...all of these women are played by a single actress, Melissa Beckwith, who brings distinct personality traits, quirks and body language to each one. Brava. 'Katherine' is directed by  David Wolber , who directed [Carney's] 'The War Since Eve,' and who can always be trusted to find the right pacing and tonality for offbeat new works that defy easy categorization." -  Patty Nolan, Examiner.com    

"...all of these women are played by a single actress, Melissa Beckwith, who brings distinct personality traits, quirks and body language to each one. Brava. 'Katherine' is directed by David Wolber, who directed [Carney's] 'The War Since Eve,' and who can always be trusted to find the right pacing and tonality for offbeat new works that defy easy categorization." - Patty Nolan, Examiner.com

 

 "'Katherine' is a wonderfully rewarding play about five fascinating women with an unparalleled zest for life, and for that they are extremely lovable. Director  David Wolber  never allows Beckwith to become stagnant, constantly moving her about the stage, bare except for the occasional place for the actor to sit.  The show should not be missed." -  Daniel Skora, ItsAllTheatre.com          

"'Katherine' is a wonderfully rewarding play about five fascinating women with an unparalleled zest for life, and for that they are extremely lovable. Director David Wolber never allows Beckwith to become stagnant, constantly moving her about the stage, bare except for the occasional place for the actor to sit.  The show should not be missed." - Daniel Skora, ItsAllTheatre.com

 

 

 

 "It is impressive enough when one actor — in this case, the supremely versatile Melissa Beckwith — carries an entire show. When the same actor plays five different roles characterizing five very different women ... to call it impressive would be an understatement.  Directed by  David Wolber , the play has five distinct scenes ranging from the 1800s to the present day" -  Ronelle Grier, Digital First Media    

"It is impressive enough when one actor — in this case, the supremely versatile Melissa Beckwith — carries an entire show. When the same actor plays five different roles characterizing five very different women ... to call it impressive would be an understatement.  Directed by David Wolber, the play has five distinct scenes ranging from the 1800s to the present day" - Ronelle Grier, Digital First Media

 

  Katherine  by Kim Carney Director - David Wolber  Katherine - Melissa Beckwith  Stage Manager - Stephanie Blohm Set & Light design - Daniel C. Walker Sound design - Carla Milarch Assistant Director - Maria Mikulec Assistant Stage Manager - Alona Shewach

Katherine
by Kim Carney
Director - David Wolber

Katherine - Melissa Beckwith

Stage Manager - Stephanie Blohm
Set & Light design - Daniel C. Walker
Sound design - Carla Milarch
Assistant Director - Maria Mikulec
Assistant Stage Manager - Alona Shewach

Katherine trailer