Sunday, December 30, 2012

WEST SIDE TERRI, FronteraFest, January 22, 24, 26 31 , 2013

West Side Terri
by Terri MowreyWest Side Terri Mowrey FronteraFest Austin TX 2013

Produced by Jay Michael Fraley in Association with Rude Guerilla Productions - 75 minutes
Tickets: $10

Jan 22nd at 7:00pm; Jan 24th at 6:00pm; Jan 26th at 3:30pm; Jan 31st at 7:45pm

Terri Mowrey’s WEST SIDE TERRI comes to FronteraFest after a successful run at The ArtShare space in Los Angeles. After premiering at Orange County’s very own theatrical outsiders, Monkey Wrench Collective, Terri’s show went on to play at The Hunger Artist space for another successful run. Now WEST SIDE TERRI is landing in Austin to be part of the FronteraFest.

Everyone has those sheer bursts of performance with abandon by singing in the shower, playing drums on a steering wheel or even wailing on an air guitar in the privacy of our own space. Terri Mowrey takes it to the extremes by performing every character, song and dance of the movie version of West Side Story from her little apartment. In this 75 minute one woman show she weaves a love letter to her favorite musical with insights of her own life such as growing up half-Mexican and half-Anglo and the crushing devastation she felt nearly 20 years ago after a miserable audition for the stage version in college. It is hilarious, poignant and entertaining and her ability to convey her personal passion for this story while also using it as a personal and theatrical redemption for herself that truly makes this one-woman show sing.

Terri Mowrey is beyond delighted to bring her one woman show to Austin. She is an Orange County, CA based actress whose credits include Shopping & F***ing and the U.S. premiere of pool (no water) with Monkey Wrench Collective, Reefer Madness at Stages Theater Company,Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Othello at The Hunger Artists Theater Company and The Changeling at The Long Beach Playhouse. Regional credits A Christmas Carol at both South Coast Repertory and the American Conservatory Theater, To Gillian on her 37th Birthday at Laguna Playhouse and pool (no water) at SCR. Her inaugural production of West Side Terri at Monkey Wrench Collective garnered her the OC Weekly Best Actress nod for 2011. She is a graduate of SCR's Professional Conservatory and received her MFA from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.

Jay Fraley is producing Terri’s show here in Austin and he first got involved in the Austin theatre scene in Capital T’s FronteraFest production “Spirits To Enforce” in 2011. Since then he has had the pleasure of working with Hyde Park Theatre, Penfold Theatre Co. and Paper Moon Rep. This is Jay’s first time producing a show in Austin and he couldn’t be more excited about bringing this talented OC actress to the Austin stage. Terri created the piece collaboratively with Christopher Basile and Alexander Price, originally directed by Christopher Basile. The production’s scenic design is by Terri Mowrey and Christopher Basile. Lighting design by Alexander Price. Sound design by Jeremy “Bug” Ojeda. Costumed by Terri Mowrey.

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