"Old-fashioned, naughty, everything!"
A Glimpse of Emily Dickinson
(Based entirely on Emily's poems and letters)
“Old-fashioned, naughty, everything!
A Glimpse of Emily Dickinson”
Starring Chetana Karel-Michaan
Co-created and directed by Andrea Adler
LIVE OAK THEATER
Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
1301 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA
Tickets: $20.00 At the door on the night of the performance
Shakespearean actress Chetana Karel-Michaan brings her fresh interpretation of Emily Elizabeth Dickinson, the most important American poet of the 19th century, to the Marsh.
“Old-fashioned, naughty, everything!” A Glimpse of Emily Dickinson is based entirely on Emily’s poems and letters.
Dickinson, the famously reclusive poet, was extremely prolific, with many of her poems and letters published posthumously. Her poetry is now considered among the finest in the English language. Emily Dickinson is now understood to be a serious artist whose intellectual curiosity and emotional intensity are showcased in her concise and compelling poems that capture a range of human experiences.
Karel-Michaan interprets Emily with a deep empathy for the poet’s intelligence and overarching spirituality, transforming the nearly bare stage into an intimate space, bringing to vibrant life Emily’s poems and letters.
“Emily’s words are excellent medicine for the mind, the heart and the soul,” says Karel-Michaan.
As a member of the Subterranean Shakespeare Theatre Company, Chetana played the catatonic Sara in Mimzibim! and appeared as Charlotte Bronte in the Bronte Cycle, both written by John O’Keefe – and created a poetical collage with music juxtaposing the poetry of Emily Dickinson and Dorothy Parker. Chetana performed in “The Great Night of Rumi and His Soul Friends”, Dan and Dale Zola’s program of spoken poetry with music and a whirling dervish dance at Freight and Salvage, Berkeley, California. She played the Argentinian mistress Ana in “The Clean House” by Sarah Ruhl with Island Stage Left on San Juan Island, Washington, and toured cross-country with The
New Shakespeare Company, directed by Margrit Roma. She also appeared as Shen Te, in Bertold Brecht’s The Good Woman of Szechuan, in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.
An AEA-SAG/AFTRA member, Karel-Michaan is currently based in Berkeley, California. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dramatic Art from the University of California, Berkeley, minoring in tear gas evasion, and attended the British American Drama Academy at Oxford, London.
Director and Co-creator, Andrea Adler is a Broadway and TV actress, and an alumni member of Café La Mama and The Groundlings. She studied with Lee Strasberg (Actors Studio), Stella Adler (no relation) and Sherman Marks (UCLA) and went on to perform in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Uncle Vanya, Neil Simons Broadway Show, Chapter Two and several TV shows including: Police Woman, The Bob Newhart Show, Bronx. Adler is an award-winning writer: The Science of Spiritual Marketing: Initiation into
Magnetism, Creating an Abundant Practice and her breakout novel, Pushing Upward (published by Hay House), now a screenplay and soon to be produced as a film (www.PushingUpward.com).
As the founder of www.HolisticPR.com, Andrea has toured the globe supporting cultural creatives in their marketing outreach, and is currently working with actors and actresses to develop one person shows.