The 2021 SaraSolo FallFestCelebrating 4 Premieres by 4 Solo Artists
in live performances following Covid protocols developed by
the #SafeArtsSarasota intitiative
(click "Covid Protocols" above)
Click on the video below to see a 3 minute intro by Co-founders Ann Morrison and Blake Walton
(before our new Covid protocols were set)
Tree Fort Productions inside Crossings at Siesta Key
3501 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34239
(entrance on Siesta Dr.)
1. From S. Tamiami go east on Siesta Dr. (traveling south turn left, traveling north turn right)
2. Make the 2nd right turn into the mall parking (Aldi, Talbot's, and Chico's are visable)
3. Enter the mall through the doors to the right of Chico's and Tree Fort is just inside.
The 2021 SaraSolo FallFest
For tickets click on the schedule above or the "Tickets" tab
4 premieres by 4 artists, 3 of whom are returning to SaraSolo and all of whom took part in our virtual May festival celebrating works in development. These artists represent the future of SaraSolo with our plans to continue to facilitate the creation and production of new solo works.
SaraSolo is fortunate to collaborate with Katherine Tanner and her Tree Fort Productions space at Crossings at Siesta Key Mall (S. Tamiami and Siesta Key Dr.) Our remarkable Tech Director Steve Patmagrian is creating another "Pop Up" Theater with deliberately spaced seating.
For the best possible safety of our patrons, SaraSolo has adopted the Covid protocols developed by #SafeArtsSarasota initiative. For the full safety measures click on "Covid Protocols" above.
2021 FallFest Artists
Writer/Performer - Manifesting Mrs. Marx 3.0
Clara Francesca (she/they), “a philosopher of the heart making art”, is a multi-lingual, international award-winning touring VR and traditional artist, speech consultant, and events curator. Clara has parlayed these experiences into a successful speech coaching business with an impressive client portfolio from C-suite executives to UN interns, from Citibank to Princeton University. Victorian Actors’ Benevolent Trust Committee Member, artist at the NYC Hayden Planetarium, she holds a double Bachelor’s Degree in Laws & Biomedical Sciences as a graduate of Monash University in Melbourne, Australia and is alumni to New York City’s SITI Company’s Conservatory.
Manifesting Mrs. Marx 3.0
10/14 @8, 10/16 @8
Conceived, Written and Performed by Clara Francesca
Guy Masterson, Artistic Consultant
Manifesting Mrs. Marx, a visually startling, angry, and often funny response to the historical depiction of Karl Marx's wife Jenny, brought audiences a stage show (2017 SaraSolo Festival, The Brick NYC, The Edinburgh Fringe), a philosophical video (SaraSolo's The Solo a virtual festival of works in development), and now a floating Avatar stuck somewhere between Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in a 3.0 version that is a sensational, exploratory piece about how we let our brains control us, told through the lens of Jenny Marx.
Writer/Performer - Send In The Clones
Sylvia Day is an international actor, writer and comedian based in Sarasota. She has performed extensively in Europe, and brought her solo show “50 Shades of DAY!” to Michigan (The Acorn) and New York (United Solo Festival). Locally she has performed at Asolo Rep and Florida Studio Theatre. She is thrilled to be premiering her latest piece at SaraSolo. www.sylvia-day.com
Send In The Clones
10/15 @6, 10/17 @1
Written and Performed by Sylvia Day
Artistic Consultants Blake Walton and Ann Morrison
Tiri is an AI virtual assistant who is very efficient at her job, until one day she gets a call that makes her question her entire being. With humor, philosophy and song, she embarks on a journey of discovery - of herself, humanity and life on Planet Earth.
Writer/Performer - A Kid From Queens
A native New Yorker, Dennis has been a constant presence in Vermont since 1995 as an actor and storyteller. As part of various theater companies, he has played memorable roles written by established playwrights including Mamet, Albee, Simon, and Checkov, as well as original plays written by several Vermont playwrights. A gifted storyteller, he is now writing and performing his own material as solo stage performances. Humility has been the guiding force behind anything good that has happened. Dennis was nominated for the 2016 Prague Fringe Performance Award. He wrote and performed his solo play “Typhoon of Tenderness” in the 2019 SaraSolo Festival for which he garnered the 2019 Outstanding Drama Award and returned to SaraSolo for the 2021 WinterFest presented virtually with his solo play "Box Of Squirrels." Dennis also was a participant in SaraSolo's intergenerational program last fall, which pairs middle school students with adults who are 60+ who are tasked with writing and performing a monologue based on their counterpart.
A Kid From Queens
10/15 @8, 10/16 @6
Written and Performed by Dennis McSorley
Directed by Blake Walton
Join Dennis for A Kid From Queens, gleaned from tales of growing up in Ridgewood Queens. We meet the Kid and the hearts of all the others that he loved. It's said you can never go home again, but the truth is you never really leave.
Writer/Performer - 'Til Somebody Cares
Paula Broadwater was last seen on stage in the role of Norma Desmond in Eight O'Clock Theatre's Sunset Boulevard. She made her 2015 Tampa Bay stage debut in St. Pete Opera's musical theatre production of Putting it Together for which the Tampa Bay Times noted that she “capitalized on a long background in musicals to own this stage.” She has performed numerous supporting roles with St. Pete Opera including Praskovia (The Merry Widow), The Blue Lady (Pinocchio), Mrs. Paroo (The Music Man), Jack's Mother (Into the Woods). Other regional theatres leading role engagements include The Light in the Piazza and Hello Dolly! Paula has delighted audiences with her jazz and musical theater shows and was showcased in the 2019 SaraSolo Festival where she performed her encore award-winning cabaret show, You Are What You Think (2017 SaraSolo Julie Wilson Cabaret Award)
'Til Somebody Cares
10/14 @6, 10/17 @3
Conceived and Performed by Paula Broadwater
Musical Director/Arranger Jason Tucker
Directed by Ann Morrison
Join Paula for stories and songs celebrating relationships that are the fabric of our lives. Mentored since 2016 by our own Annie Morrison in cabaret performance, this seasoned southern belle will make you laugh, cry and re-think of few things. Come to this cabaret, hold hands with someone you love, and hang on!