Tuesday, November 27, 2012

New York Theatre Workshop and Nick Westrate invite you
to the 2nd Installment of Season 2 of the Larson Lab Series:


Everett Quinton
Lola Pashalinski

of the Ridiculous Theatrical Company


In the 2nd Season of Process in Performance we will be in conversation with small groups of artists with a commonality. In October we welcomed Juliana Francis Kelly, David Patrick Kelly and Henry Stram to talk about their work with Richard Foreman and The Ontological-Hysteric Theater.
Our second group of extraordinary performers worked extensively with Charles Ludlam and The Ridiculous Theatrical Company. Join us in conversation with them about their experiences working with The Ridiculous.

The Ridiculous Theatrical Company was founded in New York City in 1967 by Playwright-actor Charles Ludlam. By the time of his death in 1987 at the young age of 44, Ludlam  had overseen for two decades the creative output of the Ridiculous Theatrical Company. He penned most of the plays which RTC produced, including such noteworthy successes as Bluebeard, Camille and The Mystery of Irma Vep. Ludlam typically starred, often in drag and in fantastical, over-the-top costumes and make-up. The company was known for its outlandish gender- and genre-bending productions. Charles Ludlam's plays spun high and low culture tightly together. Using Shakespeare, vaudeville, comic books, circus, and punk, he and his company gloriously upended the avant-garde in New York, changing it forever.

Lola Pashalinski is a founding member of The Ridiculous Theatrical Company where, with writer/director Charles Ludlam, she created 17 roles in 13 years.  She received two Obie awards for her work with the company. Since leaving the Ridiculous in 1980, Lola worked extensively Off-Broadway and regionally in productions directed by Lee Breuer, Richard Foreman, JoAnne Akalaitis, Les Waters, Anne Bogart, David Gordon, Neil Bartlett, among others. With her life-partner Linda Chapman, she wrote and performed GERTRUDE AND ALICE: A Likeness to Loving, receiving her third Obie in 2000. Lola made her Broadway debut in FORTUNE'S FOOL with the late Alan Bates. She's appeared in many films and on television, including most recently EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE directed by Stephen Daldry.
Everett Quinton was a member of The Ridiculous Theatrical Company and served as its Artistic Director from 1987-1997. He has appeared in Charles Ludlam’s Medea, The Secret Lives of the Sexists, Salammbo, Galas, The Artificial Jungle and the original production of The Mystery of Irma Vep (Obie and Drama Desk Award); He was also seen in Georg Osterman’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Brother Truckers (Bessie Award); Richard and Michael Simon’s Murder at
Minsing Manor (Drama League Award); as well as in his own plays: Carmen, Linda, Movieland, A Tale of  Two Cities (Obie Award), and Call Me Sarah Bernhardt. Everett has directed revivals of Charles Ludlam’s Big Hotel, Camille, Der Ring Gott Farblonjet and How to Write a Play. He also directed Brother Truckers (in New York, London and as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Carmen, Sebastian Stewart's Under the Kerosene Moon, as well as The Beaux Stratagem at the Yale Rep and Treasure Island at the Omaha Theatre for Young People. Everett has recently appeared in The Witch of Edmonton at Red Bull Theater, as Florence Wexler in Devil Boys from Beyond at New World Stages, as Dr. Caius in The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C., and as Jacob Marley in The McCarter Theatre's A Christmas Carol. Everett is also a member of Cleveland State University's Summer Stages where he appeared as Madam Rosepettle in O Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feeling So Sad. Everett previously appeared at Red Bull Theater in Women Beward Women (2008 Callaway Award, Best Actor).  Film and TV credits include Natural Born Killers, Big Business, Deadly Illusion, Forever Lulu, Miami Vice and Law & Order.

Process in Performance is an interview series started by Nick Westrate with the help of New York Theatre Workshop. It is a series of conversations with luminary performers of various non-traditional and experimental theater backgrounds. We hope to create a broader aesthetic and practical dialogue between performers in order to deepen our understanding of each other’s work and to expand the possibilities of our own. 

NYTW 3rd Floor Rehearsal Room
 83 E. 4th St. | 7:30 PM  | December 10