Three Cheers for Laura
The Independent Spirit Awards has named Providence-based filmmaker Laura Collela their Jameson FIND Your Audience Award winner for 2013. The prize comes with a $50,000 grant to cover the winner’s marketing and distribution costs. Colella, a mainstay of the Providence film scene, has frequently used the city as a character in her films, including Tax […]
Blood! Sugar! Sid! Ace! What’s a writer to do when his characters come alive?
“I talk to myself, because I answer quickly,” quips grizzled writer Sid (Lawrence O’ Leary) to his three created characters: Sugar! (Stacey Forbes), Blood! (Jami Tennille) and Ace! (Adam Buxbaum). Now as to whether they represent parts of Sid or stand alone as individuals, that is left for the viewer to decide as the creations […]
Mark Rothko Makes a Splash at The Gamm Theatre
For anyone who has ever looked at an abstract expressionist painting and thought, “My kid can do that,” this is the play for you. Red is a window on Mark Rothko, a workman-like painter who had no time for simple expressions and pretty pictures. Only the deepest, most sorrowful feelings would do, and he devoted […]