Each month Q.E.D. presents comedians, actors and/or storytellers in SOLO SELECTIONS
, a series of solo shows to showcase the wide variety of talent and point of views from various solo performers. This month Q.E.D. welcomes Annette Guarrasi and Cheryl Smallman
Each performer will stage a 30 minute solo show with a short intermission in between.
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
Annette Guarrasi stars in “It Ain’t Pretty” which follows Anna Lee as she comes to terms with pregnancy. Annette began her acting career performing improv and sketch comedy in NYC, predominantly with Gotham City Improv Company. After her sarcasm muscles began to ache, she challenged herself with Shakespeare and was fortunate to study for a summer at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Eventually, her love for writing comic character monologues led her to a Solo Performance Workshop with Kirsten Ames, where she created “Never Show the Ugly,” her first solo show.
Cheryl Smallman is a writer/performer from Brooklyn, New York. Her solo show Dreamless is a comedic and moving meditation on modern motherhood. Cheryl has performed in The Midtown International Theater Festival, Estrogenius Festival and in the One Woman Standing series at Emerging Artists Theatre. Cheryl has also performed at Stageleft Studio, The People’s Improv Theater, Stand Up New York and Gotham Comedy Club.
When Cheryl Smallman became a mother, she got two choices…
A Working mother
B Stay at Home Mommy
C None of the above
Dreamless reveals what all mothers find out, but few rarely tell their daughters.
Philosopher Cheryl Smallman sits at the playground, skewering marriage, ambition, and motherhood with dark and comic stories about herself and her fellow mothers. We see what it’s like to end up on “the other side of the click” – the door of the locked ward in the mental hospital. Cheryl relates hilarious adventures with her fellow patients and about how, in a mere week’s time, she manages to leave the hospital with a new perspective on motherhood.
“I can’t recommend this one woman show highly enough. Hilarious, Poignant,Tragic and Triumphant”.
Denis Hamill, The Daily News.
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