3 Days in L.A. at MIFF

3 Days in L.A.” (directed by Marco Capalbo) has been selected to be screened at the MIFF awards going on this week in L.A. MIFF (from English acronym for Milan International Film Festival) has been nicknamed by the press as the “Milanese Sundance” and is a hybrid between a film festival and an awards ceremony. “3 Days in L.A.,” in which Katharine Everett played a supporting role, received three nominations–Best Directing, Best Editing, and Best Acting Performance Female–and won for Best Acting Performance Female.

The film screens for the public this Wednesday night @ 10:15 p.m. at the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles, 1023 Hilgard Avenue, Westwood.

Wages of Sin Wrapped

The independent feature Wages of Sin, starring Katharine Everett, Travis Quentin Young, and Lauren Martin wrapped last weekend. The shoot was a great success, and the film is expected to be completed by December.

From left to right: Michael Franks (Director of Photography/Co-Producer), Sam Ingraffia (Writer/Producer), Doug Burch (Writer/Director), Katharine Everett (starring), Travis Quentin Young (starring), and Lauren Martin (starring)

Monthly Newsletter

My first-ever monthly newsletter, The Snapshot, will hit inboxes this week, and you don’t want to miss it! It’s a brief, monthly “snapshot” of what’s going on in my life, personally and professionally. And there’s a little something for you too! Subscribe by following the link on the sidebar. Looking forward to staying in touch with you!

Tour Dates

Katharine helped to kick off the Women of Faith season in Des Moines, IA on March 12th and 13th. She is performing this weekend in Shreveport, LA, to wrap up her Spring tour dates.

In the Fall, she is slotted to appear in the following cities*: Indianapolis, IN; Tulsa, OK; Philadelphia, PA; Denver, CO; Milwaukee, WI; San Antonia, TX; and Sacramento, CA.

*Subject to change.

Touring in 2010

Katharine is very pleased to announce that she will be joining Women of Faith in their 2010 touring season! She will have the privilege of working with and performing the pieces of writer and dramatist Nicole Johnson. For a look at Nicole’s work, check out her website at freshbrewedlife.com.

Click here for Katharine’s Q and A with Nicole and stay tuned for a list of the select cities where Katharine will be performing this year.

The SITI Company in Boise

I just got back from a week-long intensive training session with the SITI (Saratoga International Theatre Institute) Company in Boise, ID.  They teach the Suzuki and Viewpoints “methods” as training techniques.  The teaching was incredibly valuable and the practical applications to my craft and my work as an actor are endless.  I highly recommend studying under the SITI company, no matter what kind of artist you are. They perform and teach all over the world and you can find lots of information on their website. (link above)

The history of where each of these practices come from is fascinating, particularly the Viewpoints.  Anne Bogart, artistic director of SITI Company, helped to write The Viewpoints Book with Tina Landau. It’s very helpful in understanding the ideas and it’s also full of great exercizes.  But Mary Overly was the original thinker behind the theory and her website (sixviewpoints.com) is very  inspiring.  It is full of the complex ideas that are behind and go beyond the Viewpoints.  If you are interested in the Viewpoints at all, I recommend checking out her site too.     –Katharine

“Star Turn” Critique

Eric Marchese gave an overall favorable critique of  Linda Whitmore’s Star Turn, read recently at Panndora’s Box Festival of New Works.

Katharine Everett and Toby Meuli received generous comments for their readings of “Tracy” and “Perry,” respectively.

“The scene between Tracy and Perry is among the play’s best […] Katharine Everett and Toby Meuli made the scene and their characters genuinely compelling, and Everett’s lack of artifice and mannerisms made her acting style seem natural and suited her well to her role.”

Despite faulting the plausability of some of the elements of the play, Marchese is pleased and hopeful about the future of Star Turn.

“With so many strengths, “Star Turn” shows tremendous promise, and a reworking of some of its weaknesses will bring the entire play up to the level of the funny scenes featuring Max […] and the strong chemistry between Tracy and Perry.”

Panndora’s Box Festival of New Works

Panndora Productions just concluded their 3rd annual New Works play-reading festival at the Breath of Fire Theatre in Santa Ana last weekend.  Of the five plays featured over the weekend, Star Turn by Linda Whitmore, turned out to be one of the most popular. A Neil Simon-esque comedy set in New York City, it proved to be a crowd-pleaser. Katharine Everett starred as the lead, Tracy White. Toby Meuli starred opposite as the romantic interest, Perry.

“Propel” to screen at the New Filmmakers LA Screening Series

“Prope,” a film by Jay Gammill and featuring Katharine Everett, will be screened at the New Filmmakers L.A. Screening Series. The event takes place on Tuesday, June 30th at the Sunset Gower Studios in Hollywood. The screenings begin at 8:45PM, and an audience Q&A session with a few of the directors (Jay included) will be begin around 10:PM. A reception is to follow. Admittance is $5.

168 Film Festival Info.

BURBANK, Calif. – Nearly 80 filmmaking teams have finished the race. They have created a 10-minute film, in only a week’s time, based on the theme “Free the Captives.” For this annual contest prompts are given at random to each team, which then has exactly 168 hours (one week) to make a film. The deadline was 9:00 PM Wednesday, March 12th.

At the glitzy red carpet affair, the 168 Film Fest will award 20+ categories such as Best Film, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Documentary etc. Winners will get $10,000 in cash and prizes awarded April 12th at the Awards Show at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, CA. “168” Sponsor Sony will provide XDCAM HD decks for festival playback in Hi-Definition.

The 168 Film Festival is in Glendale, CA on Friday, April 11th at the United Community Church Auditorium and Saturday, April 12th at the Alex Theatre. For tickets and more information, contact http://www.168project.com, 818-557-8507 or the Alex Theatre at www.AlexTheatre.org or call 818-243-ALEX.