BLAME just keeps on winning!

CHECK OUT ALL OF THE AMAZING ACCOLADES THAT "BLAME" IS GETTING:

Gold Award Winner - International Movie Awards

Award of Merit Short Film (Student) and Award of Merit: Women Filmmaker (Student) -  Best Shorts Competition

Finalist - Other Venice Film Festival in Venice, California

Honorable Mention - Los Angeles Movie Awards

Best International Short Film Nominee - Hollywood Art and Movie Awards

Award of Excellence - One Reeler Competition

Audience Award - California Women’s Film Festival

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Joan Chiverton sketches Kathleen in shows across New York

Joan Chiverton is a woman you need to follow.  Her work sketching the best shows and musical acts in New York City is extraordinary.  She has already covered three of Kathleen's shows.  For more of Joan's work, follow her at @joan_chiverton THANK YOU JOAN!!

A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM - SHAKESPEARE IN BRYANT PARK

GOLDEN BOY - GK ARTS CENTER

TWELFTH NIGHT - SHAKESPEARE IN BRYANT PARK

 

 

A DREAM ROLE - Lorna in Odets' Golden Boy at GK Arts Centre

IN THIS SPECIAL PRODUCTION TO SUPPORT INNOVATIVE PROGRAMS TO FIGHT PARKINSON'S DISEASE, Kathleen stars as the formidable Lorna Moon.  

All proceeds for GOLDEN BOY by Clifford Odets, Directed by Aaron Latham and Graydon Gund, will support stoPD (Support and Training to Overcome Parkinsons Disease), a not-for-profit organization operating in New York City and Los Angeles. 

Performed at GK Arts Center, the renowned Off-Broadway theater located in the heart of DUMBO, Brooklyn, this play will entertain you and move you.

Most importantly, this production will be a testament to the strength of the Parkinson's community as the cast features professional actors who are living with Parkinson's disease in two of the major roles. In addition, many of our production and creative team members have Parkinson's, and have devoted themselves to creating this unique and memorable production.

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THIS UNIQUE EXPERIENCE. TICKET BUYERS AT THE VIP LEVEL FOR EITHER THE OPENING NIGHT OR CLOSING MATINEE PERFORMANCE RECEIVE RECOGNITION IN THE PROGRAM, VIP SEATING, AN INVITATION TO BEHIND THE SCENES DRESS REHEARSAL AND AN AFTER PARTY WITH THE CAST IN THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

PLEASE CONSIDER A DONATION WITH YOUR TICKET PURCHASE.  MANY THANKS!

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3081508 

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Woe Is She (previously Lost And...) premieres at the Brooklyn WebFest!

The web series produced by Kathleen and her incredible colleagues Stephanie Fagan and Chelsea B Lockie premiered today at the Brooklyn WebFest!  Creator Stephanie Fagan and lead actress Kathleen Simmonds took to the red carpet and marketing events like fish to water...

http://brooklynwebfest.com/2017-schedule/

"Welcome to New York" is a MIFF Finalist!

Alisha Hnatjuk's original film "Welcome to New York" was entered into the Powershorts Film Festival hosted by MIFF (Melbourne International Film Festival) and they've just been notified they are finalists!  The short film is now open to a PUBLIC VOTE.  Please watch, cringe, laugh (at or with them - either is appreciated), and, should you fancy, share and vote for them too. 

Watch and vote for "Welcome to New York" by clicking here. Voting ends July 21st!

 

 

A Lifetime Member of THE ACTORS STUDIO!!!

Today, Kathleen was invited by Ellen Burstyn,  a Lifetime Member of The Actors Studio - the most exclusive acting membership in the World.

Founded in 1947 in New York City by Elia Kazan, Cheryl Crawford, and Robert Lewis, the Studio began as a place where theatre artists could gather, privately, to explore new and deeper connections to the work. The founding members, a group of actors, writers, and directors, were committed to redefining the art of acting, to developing a series of techniques an actor could use to search for and express the truth onstage in the moment. The workshop went on to become the most powerful influence on American acting in the 20th century and continues today serving new generations of actors who are committed to the same ideal.

The Studio's founding Artistic Director, Lee Strasberg, developed a series of techniques and exercises that became known as ‘The Method’ and changed the art of acting worldwide.

http://theactorsstudio.org/who-we-are/about-the-actors-studio/ 

Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream!

Kathleen will be appearing in the role of Helena for the Drilling Company's summer Shakespeare in the Parking Lot production of A Midsummer Night's Dream!  

Shows run on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at the Clemente Parking Lot on the Lower East Side, NYC.  

For the latest Broadway World coverage visit:  http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Shakespeare-in-the-Parking-Lot-Adapts-MIDSUMMER-NIGHTS-DREAM-20160609

For more details visit:  http://shakespeareintheparkinglot.com/mids.htm

Actors Studio Drama School Class of 2016!

Congratulations to the new Masters of Fine Arts (Acting) graduates!  Thanks to Ellen Burstyn and James Lipton for giving us away with roses, poetry and well-wishes.