I have just finished an amazing week-long workshop with The New Group, developing my play as part of the No Limits Reading Series. Under the guidance of Thomas Bradshaw and Ian Morgan, I got to collaborate with brilliant director Shariffa Ali and some incredibly talented performers to develop The 626 Project. The play has found a new title: The Wicked One.
I will be directing Jaisey Bates' beautiful new play, Sisters Three and the Tree at Sacred Fools' We The People! We The People is a bi-monthly performance which champions new political work.
Kaidan Project, the play I co-wrote with Chelsea Sutton, was nominated for 8 Ovation Awards (including Best Production!) and we went home with 5 wins! Big thanks to Rogue Artists Ensemble and East West Players for having me.
I am so honored to have been selected as one of two finalists for the 2018 Relentless Award. Top 3 out of 2,000! Ya!
I am thrilled to have been invited to play the central character in a reading of Tea, directed by Rebecca Wear and produced by Hero Theatre. Velina Hasu Houston is a hugely inspirational artist and it's an honor to share her work.
I'm on all these TV shows this winter! Come visit me on your TV screen!
Kaidan Project: Walls Grow Thin, the play I co-wrote with my dear friend Chelsea Sutton last fall, has been nominated for 6 Ovation Awards and has received 2 Ovation Honors already!
""Each scene is another adventure, sometimes mad-cap, sometimes bawdy and quite entertaining, along Lucy's wild trip. It is full of energy and uniqueness from start to finish, getting you all caught up in this wacky but enlightening saga."
"No exception to the company’s penchant for risky new works, Vangsness’ mind-bendingly nonlinear and experimental piece skips along the surface of reality while making some surprisingly cogent philosophical points. With her long list of illustrious credits, director Lisa Dring seems the ideal interpreter to corral Vangsness’ cheeky stream-of consciousness into a comprehensible format."
"Directed by the formidable Lisa Dring... Vangsness' quest for righting some tilting ancient windmills once turned by remarkable female rulers could not possibly stay lingering in the many-cylindered chambers tucked into the deepest crevices of their mentor’s volcanic mind. If you look up the term “force of nature” in the dictionary, don't be surprised if the entry includes a photograph of Kirsten Vangsness."