Headshots taken in March 2021
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/