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Alive-Ish Dark humor and raw narrative. One woman’s story of survival told through modern dance, en pointe ballet and a live string duo.

This June, ALIVE-ISH, premiers at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Alive-ish tracks the chaos and challenges of a young woman’s journey, played by Anabella Funk,  to the threshold of adulthood and the critical choice she faces there. Developed in association with the Female Playwrights Initiative. Proceeds will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Directed by Shoshana Alexander- Shoshana has a Master’s Degree in interdisciplinary studies, focusing on writing, psychology and theatre, and has taught research and academic writing at Southern Oregon University. She is known for her direction of Into the Mystic: Answering the Call that Is Your Own, and her direction of the play Taking our Life: Daring to Live.

Original Music Score Composed by Evan Rashby- Evan Rashby is a Composer for Film and Media currently enrolled at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Originally based out of California, Evan has been writing and playing music his entire life. Recent works include Retrospect a film by Karen Busse, Rock, Paper, Scissors a film by Izzy Kings, and Tickle Monster, a new play by Clint Lee and Chinda Eloenu. When in California, Evan works under renowned LA based Film and TV Composer Jonathan Hartman.

Written,  and performed by Anabella Funk- Anabella Funk is an actress and playwright, known for her work in creating award winning documentary films such as Foxwalkers, To Speak Without Words, and Journey of the Yuba. In Los Angeles she uses her platform as an actress to be an advocate for the LGBTQ Community.  She studies the Meisner technique of acting at the Barron Brown Academy. She has trained extensively in Improv with the Upright Citizen Brigade and went on to create a touring Musical Improv Troupe. Anabella has also spent the past year doing vocal training and performing under seven time Broadway Veteran, Bob Garret. She also had the opportunity to be mentored by the late Sam Christiansan. Most recently she wrote and directed a short film to bring awareness to suicide prevention organizations.

Cello by Annette Dunklin- Annette lives in Northern California. She performs in a weekly trio and she is the guest Cellist at the Alasdair Fraser Fiddle Camp. Most recently she performed in the live orchestra of the January 2019 play “Make Believe,” written and directed by Dalrymple McAlpin, at Nevada City’s historic  Nevada Theatre.  Annette sings with an early Medieval women’s ensemble, Rossignol,  and studies North Indian Vocals with composer, Terry Riley.

Violin by Elias Alexander- Elias Alexander is one of a handful of musicians in the United States leading the forefront of Celtic Music. He graduated from Middlebury College in 2013 with a BA in music. Since then he has composed for, lead, and toured with several bands including Soulsha, an eight-piece Afro-Celtic Funk band, and The Bywater Band, an innovative Celtic ensemble. He also plays with other bands including Fàrsan, MAC, and Seven Nations, and has performed with greats of the Celtic world such as Alasdair Fraser, Carlos Nuñez, and Gillebride MacMillan.

Presenter / Producer: Anabella Funk

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Theater > Other
Dance > Ballet

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Broadwater Studio
1078 Lillian Way
Los Angeles CA 90027

LA - Hollywood / Westside

Performance Dates: 6/9/2019 - 6/29/2019
Sunday, 06/09/2019
Thursday, 06/13/2019
Friday, 06/14/2019
Sunday, 06/23/2019
Saturday, 06/29/2019

Performance Times
Sunday, June 9, 2019 @ 6PM - Preview
Thursday, June 13, 2019 @ 11 PM
Friday, June 14, 2019 @ 5:30 PM
Sunday, June 23, 2019 @ 8 PM
Saturday, June 29, 2019 @ 9:30 PM

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Proceeds will benefit the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention

Admission age: 18+

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