A sold out crowd greeted the first performance of STABILIZED NOT CONTROLLED at Stage Left Studio, 214 W 30th Street, this past Sunday. Weekly shows continue Sundays at 5:00 pm through May and June.
The show has been developed for two years utilizing coaching from Amy Jones (voice), Kathy Kelly Christos (movement and staging), Helena Judd (development), and Cheryl King and Jeffrey Edward Peters providing dramaturgy. The script utilizes actual quotes from New York City situations seen and heard by playwright and performer Frank Blocker: “It all began with the homeless transvestite dancing across Washington Square Park shouting, ‘I am Jackie O’Nassis.’ From there, once I understood the oft-used phrase, ‘Leave Manhattan? Not on your life!’ I started collecting the words.”
Cheryl King is one of the plays dramaturges as well as producer. She originally directed Blocker in his Drama Desk Award-nominated performance in 2009. “This is his second show at Stage Left Studio, and though both were solo works and both have 17 characters, the plays could not be more different. Watching Frank is like watching a Master Class in character acting.” King refers to Blocker’s recent visit to Florida State College in Jacksonville, where he taught a character acting Master Class and performed the King-directed Southern Gothic Novel for the students.
Discounts are being offered for all shows in the form of half-price tickets granted to to audience members’ based on their professions. Bring a business card or some form of proof of your job and receive $10 off:
May 6 – landlords, supers, real estate agents and managers
May 13 – accountants and financial personnel
May 20 – lawyers, legal assistants, and judges
June 3 – cabbies, limo drivers (or bring DL to prove large vehicle license)
June 10 – priests and clergy
June 17 – drag queens (free if you come in drag)
June 24 – temps and temp service employees
STABILIZED NOT CONTROLLED runs Sundays at 5:00 pm through June at Stage Left Studio, 214 W. 30th Street, 6th Floor.
STAGE LEFT STUDIO – http://www.StageLeftStudio.net
TICKETS – http://www.stageleftstudio.net/tour-ticket.php?id=5