Thursday, July 31, 2014

The 13th Annual First Person Arts Festival

WebPanel_2014 Festival

Presented by PNC Arts Alive

Christ Church Neighborhood House, Underground Arts,
Le Méridien Philadelphia, and Mother Bethel AME Church Philadelphia, PA
November 4-15, 2014

The only festival of its kind in the world, the 13th Annual First Person Arts Festival features powerful personal stories from leading national artists and everyday people.


2014 FPA Festival performances include Long Day’s Journey presented by Outside the Wire featuring Zach Grenier (The Good Wife) and Kathryn Erbe (Law and Order: Criminal Intent); Obie Award winning playwright and Pulitzer Prize finalist, Dael Orlandersmith in a staged reading of her newest memoir-driven work; Comedian and best selling author, Ruby Wax in Sane New World; the return of Stripped Stories, named one of the 10 Best Storytelling Shows by Time Out Los Angeles; and a comedic evening of karaoke-style storytelling performances in Story League Sings. Plus, FPA Festival favorite, the 13th FPA Grand Slam hosted by Dave Hill.

The fifth season of First Person Arts RAW features new boundary-pushing works in memoir and documentary art by award winning audio producer and producer of the FPA Podcast Yowei Shaw (This American Life, Studio 360, NPR) in First Person Arts Podcast LIVE!; and interdisciplinary artist and performer Beth Nixon in her latest object theater performance, Lava Fossil.


Dinner with celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson featuring recipes from the New York Times best selling author’s latest cookbook.


Workshops include an intimate writing workshop with Dael Orlandersmith; Storytelling workshops with Elna Baker (This American Life) and Andrew Linderman (The Moth); a panel of published female writers in Women’s Voices in Print; and the return of the popular Humanizing History tour.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Kill for Me

Today I saw a tweet by 22h

After a little search (there is a movie with the same title from 2012) I found this:
After wrapping the third season of A&E’s Longmire, Bailey Chase (Saving Grace, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) is heading to New York this month to film indie drama Kill For Me. He’ll star as Charlie Sundstrom, a newly released ex-con who must navigate the criminal underworld to save his son, unaware he’s being set up to pay for his crimes all over again. Tim McCann is directing from a script by Raymond Kwok. McCann and Kwok are producing with Ben Bickham while Linda Moran and Rene Bastian are exec producers. Chase plays Deputy Branch Connally on Longmire and will appear in the upcoming drama Sex, Death, and Bowling with Selma Blair. He’s repped by Untitled Entertainment and The Gersh Agency.
 source: - 7/10/2014

Studying Bailey Chase's twitter and facebook looks like Kill for Me is filmed in Albany, Amsterdam, Mt McGregor and Amsterico, NY from July 15 and still going on. I can't find anything about Kathryn's roll yet. Nevertheless, yeah a new Kathryn project!!!

If you want to see a few more on set pictures of the filming (without Kathryn) just scroll through the twitter timeline.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Utterly Changed

LAW AND ORDER's Kathryn Erbe to Appear in DTF New Play Reading, 7/13 

Dorset Theatre Festival continues its tradition of New Play Development with a reading of acclaimed playwright Nicole Burdette's Utterly Changed. The reading, part of DTF's 2014 New Play Reading Series, will star Kathryn Erbe of Law and Order: Criminal Intent and take place on Sunday, July 13 at 7pm.
Nicole Burdette is a playwright, an actress, and the co-founder of the Naked Angels Theater Company. Her play Chelsea Walls was adapted into a film which was directed by Ethan Hawke and starred Kris Kristofferson and Uma Thurman.

The reading of Utterly Changed will take place on Sunday, July 13 at 7pm at the Dorset Playhouse. Seating is general admission and tickets are $15. To order tickets please call 802.867.2223 or visit

Utterly Changed

July 13th - 7pm - $15
The play takes place in Yorkshire, England over three days where an American woman has come to grieve the death of her father, and to hunt. She is orbited by an Irishman and entrepreneur, the owner of the house, and his son who is a doctor returning from South Sudan. 

Nicole Burdette is a playwright and actress. She wrote the play Chelsea Walls, which she adapted to film in 2001. She is a co-founder of the Naked Angels theater company. 

Utterly Changed stars Kathryn Erbe of Law and Order: Criminal Intent!

Friday, July 4, 2014

2 Worst Friends Articles

'Worst Friends' Indie Comedy Finds North American Distributor

12:01 PM PST 07/03/2014 by Austin Siegemund-Broka 

Level 33 "Worst Friends" Level 33 will release the film from Ralph Arend of "CollegeHumor Originals."
Level 33 Entertainment has acquired the comedy Worst Friends for distribution in North America.
The film centers on prankster Jake (Richard Tanne), who is hit by a car and only has his childhood friend Sam (Noah Barrow) to take care of him. His recovery is aided by physical therapist Lily (Cody Horn) and Sam until Sam's high school crush Zoe (Kristen Connolly) moves back to town.
It will be released Sept. 16 on VOD and DVD with select theatrical screenings.
The comedy was directed and written by CollegeHumor Originals director Ralph Arend from a story by Arend, Barrow and Tanne. The three of them produced — Tanne through his October County Films banner — as did Erika Hampson.
“This film was a labor of love to all involved, and we’re thrilled to partner with a dynamic company like Level 33 in helping it reach the widest audience possible,” Tanne said in a statement.
Debbie Von Arx negotiated the deal on behalf of the producers

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Indie Comedy ‘Worst Friends’ Lands At Level 33

EXCLUSIVE: Indie comedy Worst Friends has been acquired by Level 33 Entertainment, which is planning a multiplatform September 16 release. Richard Tanne, Noah Barrow, House of Cards‘ Kristen Connolly, Magic Mike‘s Cody Horn, Geoffrey Arend, and Larry Fessenden star in the pic from writer-director Ralph Arend, who conceived the story with Tanne and Barrow. Tanne stars as self-involved prankster Jake, who’s left in a wheelchair after a car accident with only his childhood friend Sam (Barrow) and his no-nonsense physical therapist (Horn) to care for him. When Sam’s high school crush Zoe (Connolly) moves back to town, old rivalries resurface. Tanne produced for his October County Films banner with Arent, Barrow, and Erika Hampson. Debbie Von Arx struck the deal on behalf of the filmmakers. Tanne is repped by WME and Dobré Films.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Worst Friends Homepage

Richard Tanne tweeted again the date for the release of the movie: September 16th.

When Sam's high school crush Zoe moves back to town, it's every man for himself.
When self-involved prankster Jake (Richard Tanne) gets hit by a car, the only person around to take care of him is his childhood friend Sam (Noah Barrow). With the help of pretty, no-nonsense physical therapist Lily (Cody Horn), Sam agrees to help Jake recover, but when Sam's high school crush Zoe (Kristen Connolly) moves back to town, it's every man for himself and Sam is left asking, "with friends like these, who needs enemies?!"

Richard Tanne, Noah Barrow, Kristen Connolly, Cody Horn, Larry Fessenden, Geoffrey Arend, Kathryn Erbe, Bridget Burke, Sara Chase, Josh Ruben, Brandon Bales, Cody Kostro, Timothée Chalamet, Holly Taylor, Sarah Wynter, Juliana Estrella, Irene Rivera, Ralph Arend, October County Films, Level 33 Entertainment