phi (totient) wrote,

festival @ first

Saw the Theatre @ First one-acts last night. This year's one-acts were all by the author of a favorite of mine, Superhero. I was there because of some people with whose work I had become familiar -- but was also pleasantly surprised by the strength of some newcomers and people I hadn't seen before. Particular props to newcomers to the Theatre @ First stage Jackie Freyman and Jon Beach and old hands Alyssa Osiecki and Mare Freed, who I thought turned in excellent performances; directors Kamela Dolinova and Amy Lee Bennett; and festival director Erika Reinfeld for a presentation that held together remarkably well as a whole. I'm especially hoping to see what else Kamela gets up to -- she was ambitious in her direction and it really worked.
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