The Paris Effect
Time & Location
About the Event
Saturday, August 1st 7:00 pm PST/10:00 Eastern Time
A One Woman Show by Laura Jane Bailey
Tickets are not needed - Donations gratefully received on the night.
A young woman falls in love with Paris, France and begins an obsessive affair with the city. Years later, the she brings her husband to Paris to show him The City of Lights. But things take a terrible turn and Paris becomes jealous and obsessive…and the couple barely makes it out of the city alive!
Bay Area Solo Performance Guru, David Ford, directs this one-woman show, written and performed by Laura Jane Bailey, about the tragedy of obsessive love and the healing power of true flesh and blood love.
The creative team for The Paris Effect includes Laura Jane Bailey (playwrights/performer), David Ford (director/dramaturg) and Kevin Kemp of The Streaming Theatre (digital director).
Laura Jane Bailey is a Bay Area actress, originally from Chicago. Bay Area productions include: THE ROOMMATE at Capital Stage, LUNA GALE and MUD, BLUE, SKY at Aurora Theatre, CRIMES OF THE HEART at Theatreworks, EQUUS at Boxcar Theater, CREVICE at Impact Theatre (BACC Award Best Featured Actress , MAN OF LA ANCHA at SFPLayhouse and FICTION, LES LEAISIONS DANGEREUSES, BAD DATES & SMELL OF THE KILL at Dragon Productions Theatre. Chicago credits include THE CIDER HOUSE RULES (Joseph Jefferson Award Best Ensemble), TATTOO GIRL, RAISED IN CAPTIVITY and I AM YOURS. Last summer Laura Jane debuted her first solo piece MUTTI: OR HOW I STOPPED HATING AND LEARNED TO LOVE MY VACCUUM at the Dragon Theatre Solo-Fest.
David Ford has been collaborating on new and unusual theatre for three decades and has been an artist-in-residence at The Marsh for most of that time. The San Francisco press has variously called him “the solo performer maven“, “the monologue maestro”, “the dean of solo performance”, and “the solo performer’s best friend” and a week rarely goes by when residents of the Bay Area cannot enjoy one of his productions.
Kevin Kemp and The Streaming Theatre
Kevin is a British actor and director with a professional career of more than 16 years. Kevin has been fortunate to work in theatre and screen across the UK, Europe, India, and the US, winning numerous awards. He now lives and works out of Los Angeles, California. He has a deep love for the classics and traditional storytelling. Kevin launched The Streaming Theatre as a way for artists and audiences to stay connected during the Stay Home orders across the world. The Streaming Theatre curates, live-edits, and live-streams play readings, theatrical works, gigs, and other creative projects. Kevin has been directing and engineering a range of projects through The Streaming Theatre, combining techniques from filmmaking, streaming and theatre, and collaborating with other artists to find the most compelling ways to experience art online.
Show Live Chat
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