Prepping for ‘Stepping into the Ring’
My sister Elizabeth and I at the Memphis event
As the season of giving thanks comes around again, I want to share my deep gratitude for Extraordinary Women. Being a part of their live events this year, and performing for thousands of women across the country was an honor and a highlight of 2017. There is nothing like gathering thousands of women together to laugh, cry, and find joy amidst all of the difficulties we often face.
It is my privilege to present the one-woman dramas of Nicole Johnson at each event. You can view and download the pieces performed this year–Girlfriends, Stepping into the Ring, and Captain Hook–on Nicole’s website.
Near the end of last year, I participated in an event that is part of Young Storytellers, called “The Big Show”. I realize that in the world of social media, sharing this experience two months later is very not of-the-moment. BUT. It is such a cool organization, that I just had to share…
The Young Storytellers ‘Script to Stage’ program helps elementary school kids write their own story, in script form, and culminates in a performance of the pieces at “The Big Show.” Professional actors, like myself, volunteer to be cast as witches, robots, genies, moms, dads, little brothers, rocks, trees, coconuts-that-fall-from-the-sky and all kinds of endless roles that are found in these crazy creative stories! We have to audition….for nine year olds. Which is a wonderfully humbling experience and one in which you are forced to let go of any pretense of actually being a ‘good’ actor. We are simply there to give the young writers, and ourselves, the gift of believing in the truth of these stories, because they come from a purely creative place.
I got to play a Mom, a soldier, a potion-making witch, a superhero, and yes–a coconut that falls from the sky. I had a ball. It was some of the most fun I’ve ever had acting. But more fun than performing, was catching glimpses of the faces of the kids as they saw their stories coming to life. The wonder, intrigue, and laughter. I know these experiences are such a big part of propelling them on to further creativity and expression (not to mention inspiring for all of us adults!), and I’m so grateful I got to be a small part of it.
Our Head Mentor (and volunteer), Susan Abramson, was in charge of organizing the whole show and is the one who got me involved. She’s pictured above with some of the young storytellers after taking their bows and reveling in the audience’s praise. It was so well-deserved and I can’t wait for the chance to do it again soon.
A couple of highlights from my tour dates with Extraordinary Women last year…Thank you to the thousands of women in attendance for sharing your weekends with us! It is a delight to perform dramas for you, and such a unique experience as an actor to get to hear from the audience first-hand. Thank you for letting me be a small part of your life. I look forward to seeing you again this year!
I’m so excited to be invited to participate in the Extraordinary Women 2016 Tour: Be Still and Know. I had a GREAT time with the Fresh Brewed Life team (Amy and Pepper with me above) in Pensacola in April, and I’m looking forward to another rich weekend with the team in October in Southaven, Mississippi. I will be performing one-woman, staged sketches written by Nicole Johnson of Fresh Brewed Life.
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I have had the privilege of joining the Women of Faith team once again for this season’s “Loved” Tour, hosted by WME Live Events. First three stops were Billings, MT; Fort Wayne, IN; and Louisville, KY.
Next up: Lincoln, NE and Orlando!
Check out a few moments from the Louisville event…
Performing the one-woman piece, “Scrambled Eggs”
With the Women of Faith team, L to R: Katharine, Mary Graham, Sandi Patty, Luci Swindoll, Thelma Wells, Marilyn Meberg, Sheila Walsh, and Patsy Clairmont
We did it! Congratulations to our cast & crew and our indelible director, Matt Wells. He certainly made his mark, winning Best Action Film for Professional Conduct Becoming of An Elite Spy.
Katharine Everett and Toby Meuli, the star of Professional Conduct Becoming of An Elite Spy, at the HollyShorts Film Festival.
Filed under Film, Screening
Congratulations to Five Cent Whiskey Production Co. and the cast & crew of
PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT BECOMING OF AN ELITE SPY
on their Official Selection in the HollyShorts Film Festival!
The festival runs from August 14-23, 2014 in Hollywood.
More details here.
Just booked the new pilot from Colony Bay Entertainment. More details coming soon!
NEW DRAMA and COMEDY REELS now up on the “Reels” page! Here’s a preview…
Just booked a role on the Season Premiere of Criminal Minds (CBS) coming mid-September! Stay tuned for details!
Check out Katharine’s appearance in the Mercedes Super Bowl commercial, “Soul”…
An excerpt from a review at the Prescott Film Festival in Prescott, AZ…
“Everett is quite believable as the deeply troubled hostage lugging around plenty of her own baggage. If she is trying hard not to be seductive, then dust off the mantle ‘cause I see a couple of golden globes in the future!”
Read the full review here…
‘Wages of Sin’: Cute coed kidnapped by Sigmund Freud – Phoenix indie films | Examiner.com.
A little extra footage from “Wages of Sin”…
Next week, Osiris Entertainment will be heading to Mipcom, in Cannes, France, with Little Dog Productions’ feature film WAGES OF SIN. Mipcom is the leading market for worldwide distribution across all media platforms.
WAGES OF SIN, a thriller set in the 1960s, stars Lauren Martin, Travis Quentin Young and Katharine Everett. The film was written and produced by Sam Ingraffia and Doug Burch. Directed by Doug Burch.
Filed under Film, Screening
WAGES OF SIN has been accepted at the Prescott Film Festival in Prescott, Arizona. The film screens on Friday, August 3rd and Saturday, August 4th.
Filed under Film, Screening