Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year

I wish you all a wonderful and happy 2012.

I can't wait to hear more news about Yosemite and all the other projects Kathryn is planning in future. Just take a short look back at 2011...
...und einen Guten Rutsch!


  • 25.02. - 08.03.: Filming L&O: CI - Boots on the Ground
  • 03: 3 Backyards sneak preview at Jacob Burns Film Center, Pleasantville, NY, 07:30 pm Q&A with Eric Mendelsohn and host Jonathan Demme
  • 06: 3 Backyards at Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose, 07:00 pm
  • 07: Atlantic Theater Company's Annual Spring Gala "Can You Spare A Dime?"
  • 09.03. - 19.03.: Filming L&O: CI - Trophy Wife
  • 11: 3 Backyards US theater release at NYC's IFC Center Q&A with Eric Mendelsohn, Kathryn Erbe, Edie Falco
  • 18: 3 Backyards at The Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington. Q&A's with Director Eric Mendelsohn and cast members.
  • 21.03.- 30.03.: Filming L&O: CI - Rispetto
  • 02: Mother's House First Screening @ Rosendale Theatre; 408 Main St, Rosendale, NY 12472
  • 04: The New Group Celebrates Wallace Shawn's "Marie And Bruce" Off-Broadway Production
  • 04: The Vanishing City screening at the Brooklyn Law School
  • 11.04.-20.04.: Filming L&O: CI - Cadaver
  • 15: The Vanishing City screening at University of Maine, Portland Maine
  • 21.04.-02.05.: Filming L&O: CI - The last street in Manhattan
  • 25: The Vanishing City screening at Film Forum, NYC with Kathryn and Erica Hampson
  • 01: Start of Criminal Intent Season 10 on USA Network
  • 02: Attending the 2011 USA Upfront at The Tent at Lincoln Center
  • 03.05.-13.05.: Filming L&O: CI - Icarus
  • 04: On PIX - Morning News with Tamsen Fadal
  • 09: Attending The New Group's 2011 Gala Honoring Wallace Shawn & Fred Wistow
  • 13: On NBC Today Show
  • 16.05.-26.05.: Filming L&O: CI - To The Boy in the Blue Knit Cap
  • 20: Criminal Intent Wrap Party at Craftbar
  • 30: Start of Criminal Intent Season 10 on NBC
  • 19.: "Crazy, Stupid, Love." World Premiere at the Ziegfeld Theater
  • 23.: Speaking in Tongues - WordTheatre at Guild Hall, East Hampton
  • 01.: World Mutt-i-grees Rescue Day press conference in Port Washington, New York
  • 06.: Sunny Side Up at the 20th Annual Woods Hole Film Festival (WHFF)
  • 08.-11.: Mother's House at The Long Island Film Festival
  • 22.: Opening night after party for 'Bluebird' - Atlantic Theater Company at Jake's Saloon, New York City
  • 30.: Woodstock Film Festival Launch Party, Lower East Side in NYC
  • 21.-25.: Mother's House at the 12th annual Woodstock Film Festival [23rd + 24th Sep.]
  • 25.: NSALA Adoption Event, Pier 40 75 9 th Ave NYC (12:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
  • 06.-09.: Mother's House at Louisville's International Festival of Film (LIFF) [8th Oct.]
  • 15.: Sunny Side Up at 9th Annual Jacksonville Film Festival [Jax Film Fest]
  • 17.: Playwrights Horizons - Dirty Laundry, 416 West 42nd Street
  • 19.-23.: Mother's House at Lucerne International Festival of Film (LiFF) [21st Oct.]
  • 20.-23.: Mother's House at Ojai Film Festival [21st + 23nd Oct.]
  • 20.-23.: Mother's House at 9th Tallgrass Film Festival [21st + 22nd Oct.]
  • 01.-06.: Mother's House at Big Apple International Film Festival (BAFF) [6th Nov.]
  • 05.: After Party for the opening night of Atlantic Theater Company's 'Happy Hour' at the Pio Pi
  • 12.: Start of rehearsals for Yosemite at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater

Friday, December 30, 2011

Emmys: So much for stability

Why does Emmy seem to avoid the dynamic stalwarts on long-running shows?
Posted: Wed., Jun. 7, 2006, 9:00pm PT

For a new series, especially one teetering on the ratings bubble, an Emmy nomination can bring much-needed attention to the show. As a result, networks often spend a lion's share of marketing dollars promoting worthy performances in their emerging series. But the spotlight doesn't always shine as brightly on established, long-running shows, leaving some of the best dramatic work of television overlooked come award season.
For instance, Maura Tierney has served as the grounding force on "ER" in recent years, but hasn't been nominated since her first season on the show.

"After 12 years on the air, the show itself stops being even thought about in those terms," says the actress, whose onscreen pregnancy was threatened by a hostage situation in the season finale. "'ER' had its moment, and now there are new shows that deserve to be recognized. So unfortunately, if you got on a show when that moment has passed, maybe your work is not as recognized as it could be in that particular way. But it doesn't mean it's still not satisfying."

Another series regular unrecognized for years of solid work is S. Epatha Merkerson, who won her first Emmy in 2005 for her role in HBO's "Lackawanna Blues." In her 13 seasons on "Law & Order," she has never been nominated for her contributions as Lt. Anita Van Buren.

According to "Law & Order" exec producer Nicholas Wootton, "The lieutenant job in any copshow is always the toughest position." Those actors have to work as a sounding board and don't typically get the scenery-chewing scenes the detectives do. "Every season with Epatha, we always try to give her a show or two episodes because she is so good," he says, but when it comes to awards, "I think there's sort of a natural tendency to want to look towards the fresher, newer person on the scene."

After six seasons, "Gilmore Girls" star Lauren Graham takes a pragmatic approach to the awards process. "People vote for what they like," she says. "All of these things are to some degree about popularity. It's not like we're the most popular show in the world. We're in a tough position -- we're still on a network (the WB), but it's a network that isn't as watched."

The primary driving force for staying focused and growing in a role isn't the specter of possible Emmy consideration but in finding those moments of personal growth and satisfaction. "To keep interesting and fresh and not repeat yourself is a challenge," Tierney says. "When we can pull that off and still do a relevant show, that's really satisfying in and of itself."

Graham's "Gilmore Girls" co-star Alex Bledel agrees. "The great thing is to work on a show with good writing, to have material that is challenging. I certainly don't have any expectations. An award is just a wonderful extra."

Character growth and nuanced performances rarely get rewarded with Emmy nominations, a fact "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" star Kathryn Erbe readily accepts.

"While I appreciate the value of awards, I have gotten used to not being nominated," she laughs. "I've gotten used to having a not-so-flashy career. I con sider myself a blue-collar actor. I have done other things on television that might have been more appropriate for Emmy consideration, like 'Oz,' where I got to flex my emotional acting muscles more than playing Detective Eames, where those emotional moments are few and far between.

"For the most part, in terms of awards and in terms of the job -- because I am so grateful and so lucky to have it -- I have resigned myself to finding what I can to feel good about and stretch my own muscles as much as I can within what I am given, because it is what it is."

Erbe says that the biggest rewards come from the audience. "Almost everywhere I go now, there is someone who will say something to me, and it is incredibly gratifying. I am not the kind of person who is going to go to the luncheons or go socialize because I don't have time. I cannot really compete in the way that maybe some other people can. I'm a single mother of two just trying to live my life and do good work that I can be proud of. So every time the work is recognized, I am so deeply grateful. That alone means a lot to me, forget about the actual award."

Leslie Siebert, senior managing partner of the Gersh Agency, believes that in the big picture of a career, the importance of an Emmy nomination or win is overstated. "We'd all love our clients to get nominated for Emmys," she says. "We are fortunate enough to have Patricia Arquette as a client, and she won last year for 'Medium.' And it was fantastic for her, but did it change her life? Probably not. Did it help her get movie roles more easily? Not necessarily. In a renegotiation, it can be very, very helpful if you can say your client has won an Emmy, but other than that, I honestly don't really see where it has any lasting impact."

Tierney echoes that sentiment: "My Emmy experience is very weird personally because the year I was nominated, 9/11 happened. So the Emmys were canceled. Then we bombed Afghanistan, and they were canceled again. There was so much going on in the world that was horrifying and impactful that it completely put awards in perspective -- they're a nice perk, but you don't really think about them."

Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Advertiser 06/09/2004

For the next 'on stage' entry I strolled along The Massage Board, yesterday and I found this very cool Australian article. Unfortunately I didn't found the original source in web. Nevertheless, enjoy:

This Kathryn Erbe interview is from today's issue of The Advertiser, Sydney, Australia...

Intent on the toddler, Law & Order: Criminal Intent star Kathryn Erbe is on the phone from America. "Excuse me one second, I just have to kiss my son goodbye," she says. Her son Carson Kinney is the reason why Erbe's character Detective Alex Eames will be off air for a while.

Erbe took maternity leave from the show after Carson was born in October (her husband is Terry Kinney) and was off screen for "about six weeks". Dallas-born Samantha Buck (Third Watch ) is filling in as Detective G. Lynn Bishop - assisting Detective Robert Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio) in the absence of regular partner, Eames.

Erbe describes the towering D'Onofrio as "fantastic and complicated and challenging" to work with.

"It's always inspiring and has been quite a journey working together for as long we have," she says. "It's important to take time and think things through and be creative. He (Vincent) always does that and sometimes I have patience for that and sometimes I don't and we have sort of power struggles."

So who wins?

"A lot of the time I win, he's very generous in that way."

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A Month in the Country on Broadway

Untapdtreasure found this awesome 'on stage' photo of Kathryn made by Carol Rosegg. I took this happy accident to complete my 'A Month in the Country' entry for the On Stage section [done 8/20].

A Month in the Country

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April 04th, 1995
Roundabout Theatre Company
Criterion Center Stage Right
1530 Broadway
New York, NY
Run Time:
April 04th – June 10th 1995 [79 performances]

Production Staff

Playwright: Ivan Sergeyevitch Turgenev
Translator: Richard Freeborn
Director: Scott Ellis
Scenic Design: Santo Loquasto
Costume Design: Jane Greenwood
Lighting Design: Brian Nason
Sound Design: Tony Meola


F. Murray Abraham…Ignaty Illyich Shpichelsky
Helen Mirren…Natalia Petrovna
Ron Rifkin…Rakitin
Patricia T. A. Ageheim…Katia
Kathryn Erbe…Verochka
Gail Grate…Lizaveta Bogdanovna
Byron Jennings…Yslaev
John Christopher Jones…Bolshintsov
Dan Moran…Matvei
Alessandro Nivola…Beliaev
Rocco Sisto…Shaaf
Helen Stenborg…Anna Semyenovna Yslaeva
Benjamin N. Ungar…Kolia

Full cast and staff

Playbill June 1995, Vol 95, No 6:

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Plot Synopsis:

The action takes place on the Islaev Estate in Russia in the 1840's.

Natalya discovers that she is passionately in love with her son’s tutor while spending a month on a country estate in Ivan Turgenev’s 1872 play.


… Two performances stand out. Kathryn Erbe is exceptionally fine as the young, sweetly bewildered Vera, whom the jealous Natalya Petrovna drives into a loveless marriage. Though John Christopher Jones is onstage only for a couple of scenes, he effectively steals the play as "the fat, stupid, pompous" landowner who wins Vera's hand by default. He's the play's burlesque element, briefly hilarious and welcome. This also says something about the imperfect balance within the production…by Vincent Canby; April 26, 1995

… The most exciting performances are by Kathryn Erbe, as Natalya's ward Verochka, and Alessandro Nivola, as Verochka's tutor, with whom the aging Natalya falls heedlessly in love. Erbe and Nivla make the innocence of the two heartbreakingly believable…by Howard Kissel; April 26, 1995

… Mirren flips over the youthful tutor (Alessandro Nivola), thus becoming a rival to her ward, played with pubescent heartbreak by Kathryn Erbe…by Jack Zink; May 23, 1995


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

TVRealm: episode 3 x 06 - My Awards Show

I hope you all had a great Christmas. My time with family was awesome. Enjoy the last days in 2011.

Episode: Episode 3 x 06 - My Awards Show for the [info]tvrealm landcomm.
Ep Summary: Don't like who/what the Emmy's/Golden Globes nominate? Well NO MORE. You are making your own Awards show where YOU define the award categories and the 5 nominees in those categories!

I need to thank [info]wotnm and congratulation to the awesome idea to present the awards as slideshows. I needed to copy the idea and make my own version.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas... all of my wonderful friends. I hope you'll have a great Christmas Time with your friends and family and please relax.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Yosemite - Tickets

Quote from Rattlestick Facebook page:
Artistic Director Daniel Talbott's play 'Yosemite' just started rehearsals this week at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and we couldn't be more excited! It's an amazing group of people and they start up in January, and if you're around and free and are looking for something to do please come check it out.

Here at Ticket Central you can order your tickets for the brand new play with Kathryn Erbe as Julie. Beside the Opening Night at January 26th you can get tickets of each play date.

Regular-priced tickets: $55

When you are a a student, under 30, or a theater artist? Rattlestick Playwrights Theater offers discounted YOSEMITE tickets.

Here are the codes:
STUDENT $10 tix: YSTU10
UNDER 30 $15 tix: YU30

Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre
224 Waverly Pl
New York, NY 10014

Located in the Village, this is an intimate 94-seat theater with a proscenium stage. The resident company here, Rattlestick Productions, presents new writers in conjunction with preeminent playwrights.

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Friday, December 16, 2011

3 Backyards on Showtime

3 Backyards

A suburban Long Island neighborhood is the setting for this ensemble drama about the intersecting lives of an unhappy husband (Elias Koteas), a bored housewife (Edie Falco) thrilled that a famous actress has moved in next door, and an eight-year-old girl (Rachel Resheff) who has just stolen some of her mother's jewelry. Embeth Davidtz costars in this film written and directed by Eric Mendelsohn.

Rating: R
Genres: Drama
Duration: 89 Mins
Audio Format: Stereo / CC
Showtime Advisories: Adult Content

Ways to Watch
Watch On Demand

Available from 12/17/11 to 01/03/12
Next Airings All Times ET/PT

Fri 12/168:00 PMSHOWTIME
Sun 12/188:30 PMSHO 2
Tue 12/2012:30 AMSHOWTIME
Thu 12/2210:00 PMSHO 2
Sat 12/242:45 AMSHOWTIME
Mon 12/262:15 AMSHO 2
Thu 12/2912:00 AMSHOWTIME


Wohoo, post number 400 announcing the new theater project of Kathryn.

Daniel Talbott's Yosemite to feature Kathryn Erbe Off-Broadway

Tony Award nominee Kathryn Erbe, Seth Numrich, Noah Galvin and Libby Woodbridge will appear in the world premiere of Daniel Talbott's Yosemite, which will begin Off-Broadway previews Jan. 18, 2012, at the Rattlestick Theater.

Pedro Pascal (underneathmybed, Flaca Loves Bone) will direct the four-actor drama about siblings who gather in the snowy woods to face a family secret. Yosemite will officially open Jan. 26, 2012, for a run through Feb. 26, 2012.

Kathryn Erbe (The Speed of Darkness, "Law & Order: Criminal Intent") will play Julie, with Numrich (War Horse, Blind) as Jake, Galvin (The Burnt Part Boys, Ace) as Jer and Woodbridge (Jerusalem, Gabriel) as Ruby.

"Yosemite," according to the Rattlestick, "tells the story of three siblings who are sent out into the snow-silent woods in the Sierra Nevada foothills to dig a hole that will be deep enough to bury a family secret. As they dig, they search for a way to escape or be rescued from their lives as the snow continues to fall and the world sinks in around them."

The design team includes Raul Abrego (scenic design), Tristan Raines (costume design), Joel Moritz (lighting design) Janie Bullard (sound design) and Andrew Diaz (properties).

Talbott is an actor, writer, director and producer. He most recently appeared in Tony winner Christine Jones' Theatre for One in Times Square. His plays include Slipping and What Happened When. He is the artistic director of Rising Phoenix Rep.

Visit Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. The theater is located at 224 Waverly Place.

The performance schedule is: Wednesday – Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm and Sunday at 3pm. Tickets are $55 and are available through 279-4200. Rattlestick is offering $10 tickets to students (with valid ID) and $15 tickets to patrons under thirty years of age and theater artists. Information on how to purchase student, under thirty, and theater artist tickets can be found on the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Facebook page.

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater is a multi-award-winning company which has produced over fifty world premieres in the past sixteen seasons and was the recipient of the 2007 Ross Wetzsteon Memorial OBIE Award for its work developing new and innovative work. Rattlestick’s Advisory Board participates in The Emerging Playwrights Project, which matches a new playwright with an established artist for an experienced eye and creative support. Playwright and artist mentors have included Edward Albee, Jon Robin Baitz, Zoe Caldwell, Arthur Kopit, Craig Lucas, Joe Mantello, Terrence McNally and Marsha Norman. Previous plays include Two Boys in a Bed, Message to Michael, Carpool, Volunteer Man, A Trip to the Beach, Ascendancy, Stuck, Vick’s Boy, The Messenger, Saved or Destroyed, Neil’s Garden, My Special Friend, Faster, Bliss, St. Crispin’s Day, Where We’re Born, Five Flights, Boise, Finer Noble Gases, God Hates The Irish: The Ballad of Armless Johnny, Miss Julie, Acts of Mercy: passion-play, Cagelove, It Goes Without Saying, Dark Matters, Stay, American Sligo, Rag and Bone, War, Geometry of Fire, That Pretty Pretty; or The Rape Play, The Amish Project, Killers and Other Family, Post No Bills, Blind, Little Doc, underneathmybed, There Are No More Big Secrets, The Hallway Trilogy, Carson McCullers Talks About Love, The Wood, HORSEDREAMS, the Off-Broadway GLAAD Award-nominated hit The Last Sunday in June, Craig Wright’s The Pavilion (Drama Desk nominee - Outstanding Play of 2005), Lady (Drama Desk nominee – Outstanding Play of 2008), The Aliens by Annie Baker (2010 Obie Award winner for Best New American Play), and Jesse Eisenberg’s Asuncion, which is currently playing at The Cherry Lane Theatre.

Sources/Read more at:
Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
Facebook - Rattlestick Playwrights Theater

Saturday, December 10, 2011


Flickr was again kind to me. Sometimes it's good to dig a little deeper. I found three more on set snapshots of the Self-Made sequence [mmmmh, what a nice birthday gift]. Of course I love this scene. It's one of the few TOUCH moments of Bobby and Alex.

I really understand why cars can be sold with hot chicks on the hood. Seeing Vincent sprawl onto the SUV is doing the same with me.

picture source: kona99

Friday, December 9, 2011

On Set

Yesterday I found these wonderful on set photos of 'The Last Street in Manhattan' and 'Icarus'. It's so soothing to see Kathryn and Vincent working. Oh, even with the current German airing of season 10 [only two episodes to go], I miss my Bobby and Alex...MUCH!

Photos found on Flickr: techwholesaledotcom, slowpoke_taiwan

Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Vagina Monologues – A Celebration of the Feminine!

As I was looking for more Kathryn photos of the ‘Happy Hour’ After Party I stumbled over a few pictures I never saw before (will show you soon) and could also finally name a few pictures I own for years but could never tell the event. The female group photo, all in black and with the red feather boas results from The Vagina Monologues – A Celebration of the Feminine! back in 2006. This inspired me finally to go on with my Kathryn ON STAGE list. With the example of this benefit event I'll show you how this new tab of my blog will look like.

April 01st, 2006
All Souls Unitarian Church
1157 Lexington Avenue at the corner of 80th Street
New York, NY 10075
Run Time:
April 01st – 02nd 2006 [2 days]

Production Staff

Playwright: Eve Ensler
Presenter: Fiona McKinney

Celebrity cast

Kathryn Erbe
Ally Sheedy
Danielle Egnew
Jenny Sherwin (a.k.a. "Sheena Metal")
Senator Liz Krueger
Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney

Benefit Event
This is a benefit event to stop violence towards women and girls. Our "spotlight" focus is on "The Comfort Women" - women who were kidnapped and raped by the Japanese Government during World War II. They represent all women raped/abused during war-time. We are here to support them and raise funds and awareness for these women. Other beneficiaries include women who have been abused and end up in prison. Net profits will be donated towards V-Day, Th e Comfort Women and The Lotus Project, our beneficiaries to stop violence towards women and girls. For more information go to


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Ethan Coen's Happy Hour Opening

Off-Broadway's Atlantic Theater Company opened the world premiere of Happy Hour, a collection of three one-act comedies by Academy Award winner Ethan Coen, Dec. 5 following previews from Nov. 16 at the Peter Norton Space on West 42nd Street. Joey Slotnick, Clark Gregg and Aya Cash are among the players.

Playwright and filmmaker Coen ("No Country for Old Men") is currently represented on Broadway with one-third of Relatively Speaking, a trio of one-act comedies that also features the work of Woody Allen and Elaine May. Coen's comedies Almost an Evening and Offices premiered at ATC.

For Happy Hour, ATC artistic director Neil Pepe (Broadway's Speed the Plow) directs an ensemble cast that includes Cassie Beck (Atlantic's Oohrah!), Aya Cash (Offices), Clark Gregg ("Iron Man," "The New Adventures of Old Christine"), Susan Hyon (Crane Story), Rock Kohli, Gordon MacDonald ("Trumbo," "Saving Grace"), Amanda Quaid (Equus), Ana Reeder (Top Girls), Joey Slotnick (Almost an Evening) and Lenny Venito.

Guests at the performance and After Party included Jessica Biel, Kathryn Erbe, Carla Gugino, Jeffrey Lawson, Mary McCann and Isiah Whitlock, Jr.

The Play sounds really interesting. Click here for more information and how to get tickets.

I really adore Kathryn's clothes ensemble. The coat is amazing, tight jeans and cool boots. The top/sweater reminds me of the black shirt Alex wore to the last scene of To the Boy in the blue Knit Cap. Wow, her hair is getting really dark again...mhm.

Picture sources: - David Gordon - Monica Simoes - Omar Tobias Vega