Friday, September 24, 2010

2013 DC ARTS GRANT & FREE EVENTS


Hilary Kacser is highly honored to have been awarded a DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (dcarts.dc.gov/) Community Arts Grant for FY 2013 to develop her solo show,“DisordR, The Play,” about Pakrat Patty the Hoarder.  Born in Laura Zam's solo performance lab,“DisordR” will evolve through a series of developmental community collaboration workshop events.

Big Success with our First Free Event
Saturday, December 15, 2012, 2:30 p.m.


Second event, on April 20, 2013 -- our Height/Benning Library Return Engagement by Popular Demand -- was equally stunning.

Thank you to all who came and gave such great feedback at our third event Saturday afternoon, April 27, MLK Main Branch, 1 p.m. -- Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library -- in the basement theatre, Room "A5,"  1:00 p.m.
Awesome Library event page:  http://www.dclibrary.org/node/35239

These Audience Engagements are an 

Ongoing Series of Free Public Events.
Please join in ”DisordR” public audience engagements presented free of charge in DC through summer 2013:
Check back here for Updates.
The next public events are planned for April and May 2013.

DisorderThePlay.blogspot.com

 
Corbis Bettmann Archive Image:  The Collyer Brothers' home 

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

DisordR The Play


Houston, we have
V I D E O
(scroll down, please)

"DisordR, The Play", is proud to have been selected by the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation to be presented at their Annual Conference in Washington, DC (Hyatt Regency Crystal City) this July.
Click for more information on the

International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation
(IOCDF) http://www.ocfoundation.org
and the presentation
.
http://www.ocfoundation.org/About_Conference.aspx#Program_Details



July 2010 @ 5th Anniversary Capital Fringe Festival:

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (MLK Main Branch) -- basement theatre, Room "A5"

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Main Library, Room A-5
901 G Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20001
(202) 727-0321
dclibrary.org/mlk
Metro: Metro Center (Red, Blue, Orange),
Gallery Place (Red, Yellow, Green)

Enter the library foyer, and do not proceed into the main lobby, but turn immediately right at the guard desk and take the elevator to the "A" level.

Go through the door marked "A-1 Exhibit Hall," and go all the way to the far end of that room, through the door marked "A-5."

You will see signs directing you to the "A-5" Theatre Space.

Location: Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library

This public event, presented free of admission fee, takes place at the beautiful, new, Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library, 3935 Benning Rd. N.E., Washington, DC 20019, 202-281-2583 http://www.dclibrary.org/benning

Free Admission, Ample Free Parking, Metro Accessible.
Metro:  Minnesota Avenue (Orange), Benning Road (Blue).  

Join us at 12:00 Noon for this return audience interaction collaboration to develop "DisordR, The Play!" 


Reservations requestedRSVP
HilaryK.Actor@gmail.com

202-553-5695 

or https://www.facebook.com/events/631949006821575/

Funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Friday, August 27, 2010

1st FREE EVENT 2012-2013:
"Holiday Shopping Stuff!" December 15

Our first public developmental audience engagement and collaboration workshop was held
Saturday, December 15, 2012, at 2:30 p.m. 


Video and news will be posted here soon about our highly successful first, developmental, audience interactive collaboration and play reading.  For now, a huge "Thank You!" to the great staff at the Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library for not only giving us a wonderful, warm welcome, but for facilitating our having, as a great and honored guest at this event, the Chief of Staff from the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, Beatriz "BB" Otero! 

In this,
the biggest shopping season of the year, with her acute awareness of our consumer society's drive for acquisition of material objects, Pakrat Patty tells the story of her struggle to manage and divest herself of TOO MUCH STUFF.

This public event, presented free of admission fee, took place at the Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library, 3935 Benning Rd. N.E., Washington, DC 20019, 202-281-2583 http://www.dclibrary.org/benning


Free Admission, Ample Free Parking, Metro Accessible. 

Many thanks to all who joined us at 2:30 p.m. for this inaugural audience interaction collaboration to develop "DisordR, The Play!" 


Reservations requestedRSVP:  HilaryK.Actor@gmail.com   or  https://www.facebook.com/events/174388152704097/

Funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.


 


















Please click here to read the Media Advisory for the December 15, 2012, event.

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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Praise for DisordR

Washington City Paper's Caroline Jones gave us a nice mention May 10, 2013.  http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/articles/44275/disordr-at-st-elizabeths-hospital-saturday-may-11

AND FOR DisordR IN 2009:

"stellar double feature...Hilary Kacser as Pakrat Patty...spills her heart out about dealing with all her stuff with hilarity, poignant honesty, and realism. Hilary Kacser gets to the heart of why a lot of us live the way we do, surrounded by stuff we no longer need, will not use, and cannot find when we need to. ...Disorder covers a tremendous amount of emotional territory by breaking down aspects of hoarding, what it is, why we do it, while laying out the consequences of being filled beyond capacity, including the sudden rise of U-Store-Itt companies.
...
"Kacser is a gifted actress and she communicates the delicacy and intricacy of the situations with respect and caring. Watching her deal with her relationship to her stuff is a healing and cathartic experience. ...a believable ally. ...hilarious.
"... listening to Patty’s stories, and watching her metamorphosis in real time, ... is not only funny and entertaining, but can actually change our approach to our own “disorder,” one bag at a time."
-- Debbie Minter Jackson, DC Theatre Scene, July 16, 2009 (http://dctheatrescene.com/2009/07/16/2-shows-disorderplant-psychic/)


Read even more favorable critical responses to this work:  http://2reprises.blogspot.com/2010/05/reviews-from-july-2010-capital-fringe.html

Friday, August 13, 2010

Saturday, November 6, 2010 -- Silver Spring

For one show only, The Washington Revels kindly offered the Rehearsal/Performance Space of the new, purpose-built Revels headquarters, for a performance of
2 One Acts:

SATURDAY NIGHT, 6 NOVEMBER 2010,
at 8 p.m.

An uncannily recognizable and potentially alarming encounter with hoarding behavior, “DISORDr” humanizes and humorously leavens the “clutter component” of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (“O.C.D.”)

Set in 1949-1950, “In Pursuit of the English,” the memoir by 2007 Nobel Prize Laureate Doris Lessing, brings to life “Rose,” a woman who recalls with wit and pathos how she survived the World War II Blitz of London.

Click each individual show title above or link below for more information about each show.
http://www.postwarrose.blogspot.com/

The November performance of

2 One Acts:
"In PURSUIT of the ENGLISH" / "DISORDr"

was on
SATURDAY NIGHT, 6 NOVEMBER 2010,
beginning
at 8 p.m.
(ending about 9:45 p.m.)

Washington Revels is located at
531 Dale Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20910.
Please click here for
IMPORTANT PARKING AND LOCATION
or
email for information to:

HilaryK.actor@gmail.com

Sunday, April 25, 2010

2nd Free DCCAH CAG event: Saturday afternoon, April 20, 2013 -- our Height/Benning Library Return Engagement by Popular Demand

Saturday afternoon, April 20, Height/Benning Library -- Back by popular demand, you came see how we're incorporating your feedback from December into this evolving performance!  12:00 Noon

Thank you for your great support and feedback.  We are really excited to have your involvement in creating this play!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

"DisordR"

plays as
part of
2 REPRISES --
"In PURSUIT
of the
ENGLISH" / "DisordR"


at the

Goethe Institut - Mainstage
812 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

Saturday July 10 @ 7pm
Thursday July 15 @ 7:30pm
Friday July 23 @ 8pm
Saturday July 24 @ 11am

TICKETS: $15, plus One Time $5 All-Festival Button.
(REGRETTABLE CORRECTION: Purchase of $5 Fringe Button, in fact, newly this year, IS REQUIRED for seniors.
Purchase of $5 Fringe Button is NOT required for those UNDER 12 YEARS OLD.)
Capital Fringe Festival Box Office: (866) 811-4111, 607 New York Ave., NW, WDC 20001. www.capitalfringe.org

Goethe Institut is located at the
Corner of 7th and I (Eye) Streets NW, (202) 289-1200.
Metro: Gallery Place/Chinatown.
http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/was/enindex.htm

Phone Sales Now Open!
Capital Fringe Festival Box Office: (866) 811-4111
(Phones Open Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. and
Saturday - Sunday, 10 a.m. -6 p.m.)


Tickets Online Now.
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Fringe Box Office In-Person Sales Open
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
.
Fort Fringe & Baldacchino Gypsy Tent Bar
(Festival Headquarters)
607 New York Ave., NW, WDC 20001
(Box Office Open July 6 - 7: Noon - 6 p.m.
July 8 - 25: Tuesday - Thursday, Noon - 11 p.m. and
Friday - Sunday, 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.