Name: Tasha Nicole Partee
What is your current project?
A new drama with comedy called In a Vision, or in None
Where are you performing it and why is it the right fit for your piece?
The play is making its world premiere at the New York New Works Theatre Festival on August 31st! I am really excited for the piece to take its first steps with the amazingly supportive and talented artists involved in this festival. In fact, it was the positive experiences of past participants that initially inspired me to submit to NYNWTF. Ultimately, I’d like to expand this short play into a full-length piece, but my hope is that it will provide a thought-provoking, meaningful experience to NYNW Theatre Festival audiences in its current form.
It has been an exciting and busy summer. I am about to wrap up a run of my first full-length play, Mrs. Schrodinger’s Cat, in the New York International Fringe Festival, while at the same time preparing In a Vision, or in None for its debut with NYNWTF. I am really looking forward to setting some time aside for processing the tremendous learning that has taken place through these experiences. I would like to think the end of the festivals does not mean the end of the road for the work. I plan to seek a mentor in playwriting and continue developing them!
My husband Peter is my biggest inspiration. He has been the greatest supporter of my work and dreams and encourages me every day. He is always the first person with whom I share an idea or draft, and he even reads them aloud with me, taking on every role from a valley girl to a grandmother. He is a trooper! I am also greatly inspired by all the people who have joined me on my journey as a writer: the actors who have given of themselves so completely in lifting my characters from the page, the friends and family who have lent their hearts and wisdom to the development of my plays, and the many, many people who have taught me throughout my life.
Tasha Nicole Partee’s writing has been featured by the Hudson Guild Theatre Company and Manhattan Repertory Theatre, and her first full-length play, Mrs. Schrodinger’s Cat, is currently running in the 2016 New York International Fringe Festival. A native of Richmond, Virginia, she was a founding member of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Women’s Project, providing opportunities for women in theater since 1997. A former NFL cheerleader for the Baltimore Ravens, she has danced in New York productions of Romeo and Juliet and The Sleeping Beauty and choreographed productions of Midsummer Night’s Dream with Onomatopoeia Theatre Company and Frankenstein with Hudson Guild Company, where she also recently played the role of Cora in The Iceman Cometh. She has directed over thirty plays and musicals and currently serves as Director of Upper School Theatre at Lawrence Woodmere Academy. She holds an MA in Educational Theater from NYU and a BFA in Theatre Education (VCU). Tasha is thrilled for it to be part of the 2016 New York New Works Theatre Festival!
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