I loved working with photographer William Strutin
Almost 10 years ago I wrote a one woman show inspired by Philip Sington‘ s novel The Einstein Girl. The novel was a gift from a friend when I graduated from Utrecht University in the field of Foundations of Physics. I performed my show The Story of The Einstein Girl from 2011 till 2015 all over The Netherlands at theater festivals (such as Amsterdam Fringe Festival), secondary schools, universities and conferences. At schools and universities I combined the show with a lecture about the basics of Quantum Mechanics and Relativity Theory. It was a typical STEM show, or STEAM even.
I’ve not performed my one woman show since I moved to New York City in 2016. Other projects occupied my mind. However this last month, I’ve played with the idea to audio record the script and present it as a series of 10 episodes. I’ve included a few pictures from the theater shows I did at the time to give you an idea of what it was like performing it on stage. The script has 10 scenes in total. Here’s the first scene, the prologue. I hope you enjoy the first episode of The Story of The Einstein Girl written, narrated and performed by yours truly. Music by Andrew Huang.
For the complete story: https://williamstrutin.com/annemarie
Directed by the award winning director
Judy Rosenblatt & Annemarie Hagenaars star in Donald Margulies’
virtually at the 2020 KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival
I hope you are doing well, and that you and your family have been staying safe and healthy during these crazy challenging Covid-19 times. I would love to invite you to see my performance as LISA in the play COLLECTED STORIES live on Zoom.
Hailing from NYC and the Netherlands, Judy Rosenblatt and I met over Zoom. Attracted and delighted by what we saw of each other’s work and encouraged by the iconic director Austin Pendleton, we began to work on this engaging and multi-dimensional play. Over a period of 5 months, we delved into the depths of the two fabulously layered characters we portrayed. We delightfully researched the real life poet Delmore Schwartz, the secret love in Ruth Steiner’s life, and explored the Beat Greenwich Village scene of the 1950s. At the zero hour, we applied and got accepted to perform at the Fabulous KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival.
I would be thrilled and honored if you could make it to our virtual performance.
|Words from the director Austin Pendleton: |
“I have seen many renditions of COLLECTED STORIES and never seen one that hasn’t been very exciting. This rendition by Judy and Annemarie is right up there with the best of them. I would love to see them render the whole play. I think a lot of other people would too.”
|The 2020 KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival, will host performances|
via ZOOM on:
Tuesday, 9/15 5:30pm;
Saturday 9/19 5:30pm;
Monday 9/21 6:30pm;
Thursday 9/24 7:30pm.
$5 tickets now on sale at: www.rochesterfringe.com
Press about COLLECTED STORIES:
Time Out New York mentions us in the best theater to watch online: https://www.timeout.com/newyork/theater/the-best-theater-to-watch-online-today-september-10-to-september-16
Time Square Chronicles too: https://t2conline.com/what-to-watch-september-15th-to-take-away-the-blues/
Interview with This Week In New York: http://twi-ny.com/blog/2020/09/13/rochester-fringe-festival-collected-stories/
An interview with Austin, Judy and me in NJ Discover: http://www.njdiscover.com/2020/08/27/nj-discover-spotlight-article-previewing-an-upcoming-magical-zoom-performance-during-the-pandemic-for-this-september-at-2020-keybank-rochester-fringe-festival-the-virtual-production-of-the-play/
A radio interview with AmsterdamFM radio: https://www.amsterdamfm.nl/de-lockdown-in-tien-vragen-annemarie-hagenaars/
Improvised scene by Annemarie Hagenaars:
“Sharla went for a run this morning and this is what happened…”
Recorded on 04-11-2020 during the COVID-19 Crisis in home studio.
#quarantine #wearamask #workout #improvisation #improv #theatre #comedy #covid19 #coronavirus #selfisolation #socialdistancing
My drawing of dinosaur Nr. 2. Introducing Paulo’s favorite dino: Triceratops. This impressive herbivore dinosaur lived 68 million years ago in the same time and place as T-Rex and was probably one of its prey.
I could go on talking about Triceratops and the fascinating facts about “Three-horned-face”, but instead I’d like to give a big shout out to my man for making my time in self-isolation so fun and comfortable.
I’m sure that all couples in quarantine discover new aspects about their significant others right now, how they deal with the #stayhome policy and whether they drive each other crazy… or not.
It is quite something what has happened in these past weeks. Two weeks ago, was my last day in New York City. I had a job interview in the morning (for which I got hired the next day, but then of course everything stopped…), I went to the last reading of the EST/Sloan First Light Festival series in the afternoon, had dinner with my long time acting coach Alan Gordon and went to a late night rehearsal for The Fifth Dentist, only to find out at the start of the rehearsal that the Pit Loft had decided to close its theater for the rest of the month and had canceled our shows.
I came home very late that night not knowing it had been my last day in the city for a long time. I’ve not been in the city since that day and in hindsight it is a good, safe and healthy decision with my beloved New York being the epicenter of the pandemic in the States.
These two weeks also showed me that Paulo and I are having a real good time together at home. If the weather permits, we go for walks in the morning in the most desolated areas we can find, he cooks the most delicious food and makes sure I stay healthy and fed. And he makes me laugh. The most important thing. He makes me laugh a lot. When this sad feeling of what’s happening in the world comes over me and I think about the people in my home country in Europe, my family working in healthcare being exposed to the virus every day, my dear artist friends who are suffering with no income in the most expensive city in the world, I feel uncomfortable and unhappy. A feeling of grief comes over me and can’t get myself to being productive. I can’t put down my phone and leave the news for what it is for just one moment.
And that’s when Paulo is there to cheer me up. He just always finds a way to make me laugh one way or another. I am so grateful I get to spend these weeks in social isolation with my best friend and my love. I realize I am a lucky girl.
I am curious about your experiences with your hubbies, wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, best friends and lovers during the #couplesquarantine. Let me know what you notice about your significant other that you appreciate especially in a time like this. Thank you! Stay safe and healthy out there. #stayhome