ISIS PRODUCTIONS announces its March Production
by Bryony Lavery
Renee Richman (Weisband)* (Nancy Shirley) is proud to be the producing artistic director of ISIS Productions. Since 2003, the company has been passing on the values of the Egyptian Goddess of life and magic through theatre. She is particularly proud to produce this play and bring to the forefront the fact that roughly 800,00 children are missing and exploited each year in the United States. It comes to around 2,000 per day. Most of those are taken by people that are known to the children. Approximately 115 of them are stranger abductions. About 20% are not found alive. Of the stranger abductions, they usually occur within 1/4 mile of their home. We need to be more diligent. She wants to dedicate all of the performances of this show to those parents and families of the missing children. We can not forget them. Renee has been performing on stage, in film and in television commercials since the age of 11, and is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA. Her passion has always been the stage. Some of her favorite roles have been Peter Pan at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, Maggie in “Jake’s Women”, Amanda in “The Glass Menagerie” and various characters in numerous musicals from summer stock days at The White Barn Theater, to Sarah in “Company” at the old Tweeter Center. Renee has directed a performance, of “Bird of Prey” with her students from her studio classes (www.renees-studio.com). Her classes include kids as young as 6. She has choreographed numerous shows at Moorestown Friends School. She also taught Theatre Arts in the MFS High School during the initiation year of the Theatre Arts Program and brought many electives as well as guest artistes to the kids. She is a certified teacher, pre-K thru high school. In the past, when Governor’s School was in existence, she was active in preparing workshops for the New Jersey Theatre Scholars at The College of New Jersey. Renee has coached many students privately for college and conservatory as well as for school auditions. Her dream is to have a performance space for all kids who may have talent in acting, writing, dancing and composing music as well as performing music. “My passion for performing feeds my passion to pass on the craft to upcoming artists.” Thank you to Bryony Lavery for writing this play. Thank you to the wonderful cast of this show. You all are great. Thank you to Neill and Rick and Wes, Bobby and Kirsten and Allen as well as Jaidy and Ann and Kristine and Troy and Molli. Thanks also to Kathyrn McCumber from
the Walnut Street Theatre who has always been accommodating. Thanks Neill Hartley for trusting my choices and to my family who always support my dreams.
Kirsten Quinn (Agneatha) is thrilled to be back working with Isis Productions after having appeared in House of Blue Leaves, Landscape of the Body, Collected Stories, Too Much Sun, and The Lyons. Kirsten holds an M.F.A. from the University of Pittsburgh (Acting) and is an Associate Profess of Theatre at Community College of Philadelphia. She has also performed in plays at the Wilma, the Lantern, The Irish Heritage Theatre, The IRC, The PAC, Ego Po Classic, Seagull Production, InterAct, The Eagle Theatre, The Eternal Spiral Project (founder), Center City Theatre Works, Walking Fish, New City Stage, Montgomery Theatre, The Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Luna Theatre and many others. Favorite roles include Molly in Molly Sweeney and Hester Swane in By the Bog of Cats (IHT), Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Pitt Thesis Role), Lady Macbeth (Shakespeare in the Schools), Daisy in Rhinoceros (IRC), Anna in Closer (Luna), Emilie in Dangerous Liaisons (The Wilma), Kathleen Kennedy in Rosemary (InterAct), Miss Julie (ESP), Adela in House of Bernarda Alba (The Lantern), and Bunny in House of Blue Leaves (Isis Productions) just to name a few. Kirsten recently won the Phindie Critics’ Award for Best Actor (Female) for Molly Sweeney (2016-2017 Season). She was nominated along with the rest of the Ensemble for a Barrymore Award for Ego Po’s The Seagull (The show won best overall production of the year). Thank you to Renee, Neill, Allen and this amazing team. Thank you to my students and colleagues from CCP. Love to Mom, T, family and friends and special love to the greatest husband in the world, Ari.
Allen Clark is the lead writer Producer and acting director of Run Boy Run Productions. With Run Boy Run Productions, Allen has produced written and directed the 2016 Ithaca Fringe winner of both cast and production of Underground Episodes. Allen has also worked as musical creator and ran sounds on Collective Mic Productions of My Sisters Keeper and The Dancer in 2015. In 2017 Allen worked as music/sound coordinator for Freedom Productions “Breakthrough” and L.I.F.E Productions “To Thine Own Self Be True’’. Allen is thrilled to be working with Isis Productions on Frozen.