7:15 pm | Free Admission
A new screenplay from Hudson Valley writer/director, Nicole Quinn, (Racing Daylight), will be read as part of the Rosendale Theatreʼs Artist’s New Work Forum series.
Adapted from Shakespeareʼs As You Like It, Like You is a contemporary gender bending romp set in the pastoral forest of Arden. A summer 2017 local movie shoot is planned. Disguised as a man, Rosalind, and her cousin Celia, escape forced marriage and religious persecution to find sanctuary among hippies, red necks, and realtors in the forest of Arden.
The reading will feature Actors & Writers company members and other local luminaries. Reading cast includes: Mary Stuart Masterson as Rosalind, Jeremy Davidson as Orlando, with Michael OʼKeefe, and Julie Novak, along with Actors&Writers company members, Sarah Chodoff, Denny Dillon, DavisHall, Mikhail Horowitz, Adam Lefevre, David Smilow, Joe White, and Lori Wilner. (subject to availability)
Come and participate in the development of an indie film script. Then follow the project from script to screen!
Nicole Quinnʼs BlueBarnProductions produces media content. Her feature film, Racing Daylight,(writer/dir), stars Academy Award winner Melissa Leo and Emmy winner DavidStrathairn in a love story that crosses time. She’s been a WGA writer for hire at Showtime, HBO, for Jodie Foster’s Egg Pictures and John Singleton’s New Deal Productions. Quinn has produced/narrated many audiobook titles on Audible and Itunes: Itʼs a Nightmare, Disbelief, and Rewire, a trilogy of feminist-dystopian fantasy novels, The Gold Stone Girl, are available in all formats. A limited series is in development.
The Artist’s New Work Forum provides an opportunity for artists to present new work or works-in-progress to the public. Admission is free, and audiences are asked to participate in a survey and Q&A immediately following the presentation with the artist(s). Gauging audience reaction is a key element to work-shopping the piece and is at the core of this program.
This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.