Virtual Poetry Reading – Episode 8

Virtual Poetry Reading – Episode 8
A #TheRedheadedAuthor Production

INCLUDED IN THIS EPISODE:

Taste by Amanda Porter (Read by Stacy Kingsley)
It's OK by Amanda Porter (Read by Tanja Miller)
Life Is But A Dream by Karen Mullins (Read by Brewer Mitchell and Mae Mullins)
Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe (Read by John Miller)

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Episode 1 – https://youtu.be/sXKHUqvC9Vc
Episode 2 – https://youtu.be/0EBR7Pi1XqM
Episode 3 – https://youtu.be/XKM01RGiXls
Episode 4 – https://youtu.be/Y2yW2Tg3HaQ
Episode 5 – https://youtu.be/XJjIUMaK_PE
Episode 6 – https://youtu.be/bPXw5OgUUAc
Episode 7 – https://youtu.be/zBP5T1zxr4g


Virtual Poetry Reading – Episode 7

Virtual Poetry Reading – Episode
A #TheRedheadedAuthor Production

INCLUDED IN THIS EPISODE:

Chagrin by Jason M. Summer (Read by David Schulte)
We're Alive by Amanda Porter (Read by Carrie Smithson)
My Dragon by Tanja Miller (Read by Valerie Clemons)
Recessional by Rudyard Kipling (Read by John Miller)

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Check out the previous Episodes below:

Episode 1 – https://youtu.be/sXKHUqvC9Vc
Episode 2 – https://youtu.be/0EBR7Pi1XqM
Episode 3 – https://youtu.be/XKM01RGiXls
Episode 4 – https://youtu.be/Y2yW2Tg3HaQ
Episode 5 – https://youtu.be/XJjIUMaK_PE
Episode 6 – https://youtu.be/bPXw5OgUUAc


Virtual Poetry Reading – Episode 6

Virtual Poetry Reading – Episode
A #TheRedheadedAuthor Production

INCLUDED IN THIS EPISODE:

Goldfish by Haley Loveday (Read by Carrie Smithson)
Little Girl by Tanja Miller (Read by Nina Soden)
Awake by Chloe Long (Read by Robbie Shafer)
The Yarn of the Nancy Bell by William S. Gilbert (Read by John Miller)

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Check out the previous Episodes below:

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Episode 2 – https://youtu.be/0EBR7Pi1XqM
Episode 3 – https://youtu.be/XKM01RGiXls
Episode 4 – https://youtu.be/Y2yW2Tg3HaQ
Episode 5 – https://youtu.be/XJjIUMaK_PE


Virtual Poetry Reading – Episode 5

Virtual Poetry Reading – Episode
A #TheRedheadedAuthor Production

INCLUDED IN THIS EPISODE:

Death of Us by Jason M. Summer (Read by Haley Loveday)
My Car to Your Door by Nina Soden (Read by Meredith Johnson)
Momma and Poppa by Amanda Porter (Read by Cam Gaylord Scales)
Gunga Din by Rudyard Kipling (Read by John Miller)

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Virtual Poetry Reading – Episode 4

Virtual Poetry Reading – Episode
A #TheRedheadedAuthor Production

INCLUDED IN THIS EPISODE:

Pieces by Amanda Porter ~ Read by Molly Knicks
Sleep by Chloe Long ~ Read by Nina Soden
Did Anyone… by Nina Soden ~ Read by Stephanie Jones
Margaret Fuller Slack by Edgar Lee Masters ~ Read by Cam Gaylord Scales
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Lee Frost ~ Read by Mel White

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Virtual Poetry Reading – Episode 3

Virtual Poetry Reading – Episode
A #TheRedheadedAuthor Production

INCLUDED IN THIS EPISODE:

Everybody Take A Knee by Jason M. Summer ~ Read by David Schulte

Nations by Amanda Porter ~ Read by Art Walthall

Tin Soldiers by Stacy Kingsley ~ Read by Michelle Huguley

Is It Wrong To Be Black? by Faith Monique ~ Read by Faith Monique

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Virtual Poetry Reading – Episode 2

Virtual Poetry Reading – Episode 2
A #TheRedheadedAuthor Production

INCLUDED IN THIS EPISODE:

Forgiven by Amanda Porter ~ Read by Kelly Hutchings

Mirror Image by Nina Soden ~ Read by Valerie Clemons

Kin by Chloe Long ~ Read by Savannah Rutherford

A Dream by Edgar Allan Poe ~ Read by George Kobler

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Virtual Poetry Reading – Episode 1

Virtual Poetry Reading – Episode 1
A #TheRedheadedAuthor Production

INCLUDED IN THIS EPISODE:

The Story of Alice by Amanda Porter ~ Read by Tanja Miller

Desperately Falling by Nina Soden ~ Read by Jacinda Rose Swinehart-Johnson

How I Let Myself be Happy in 3 Steps by Chloe Long ~ Read by Megan Tompkins

What Was by Jason M. Summer ~ Read by Michael Anders

The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe ~ Read by John Miller

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Mary Jane Kelly ~ Victim of Jack the Ripper Speaks

Virtual Theatre Performance from The Belles of Whitechapel ~ The Victims of Jack the Ripper Speak, written by Wayne Miller / Directed by Nina Soden

Actress/Director Nina Soden

I am excited to be bringing Mary Jane Kelly back to life, even if just for a few minutes, to tell her story. I am truly thankful to Wayne Miller, playwriter and co-owner of Evil Cheez Productions, for the beautiful words and the gracious permission to produce and direct this wonderful show. I am proud to have been able to work with such a wonderful cast and excited to be able to still bring theatre to an audience, even when so many theatres across the globe are still shut down due to COVID-19. Art is essential and will find ways, such as virtual theatre, to survive. Thank you, to all of you, for taking the time to watch this show.

When asked her thoughts on Mary Jane Kelly’s monologue, Nina had this to say: Her words, the way Wayne wrote her, is devastating. She had such hope in life. She had love, loss, joy, pain, determination, and below it all a deep sadness. I had the honor of playing her during the premier performance of The Belles of Whitechapel at The Lowery House many years ago when Wayne Miller directed it. Reconnecting with her has been like putting on a warm coat or slipping into my favorite pajamas; it is easy to slip into her skin and feel all of her emotions. Maybe its because of how well she is written, or maybe it is because on some level I think every woman can relate to her.

When asked about the process of performing virtual theatre, she said: Of course live theatre is always best with an audience. However, in this crazy pandemic life we are living in right now, I believe it is still important to be creating art in any way we can. Besides, as an actress, film has always been my passion, so being in front of a camera is completely natural for me. I love it! Being able to share Mary Jane Kelly with a broader audience is the icing on the cake. When it comes to stage vs. camera, I prepare for a role the same way. Memorization is memorization, and the lines come easy to me – they always have. I enjoy the character development process, I think that is why it is so easy to slip into a role and learn the lines. As a director, this process was a little harder. We conducted ZOOM rehearsals to ensure proper social distancing and did all of our communicating through Facebook. It wasn’t as easy as meeting face to face, but it worked. With just 2 short weeks to complete the project, I think everyone did a wonderful job.


A Note from the Director

As a writer, I can appreciate every word Wayne put into this script. His research and dedication to his writing did these women proud. As an actress, I hope to one day play all the roles so I can truly connect with each of them on an emotional level. As a director, I am both honored and humbled that Wayne would trust me with this production. I have loved working with each of these actresses and believe that in the short time we had together (2 weeks start to finish) each and every one of them have given a beautiful performance. ~ Nina Soden


WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS and is the Grand High Poobah of CHEEZISM, the movement he founded (it isn’t organized enough to be called a religion, besides which it isn’t religious) dedicated to providing audiences with the finest in entertainment options on the page and for the stage. (On the big screen, too, if Spielberg ever returns any of his phone calls.) Wayne has been writing stories literally since before he learned his alphabet—he drew pictures. After languishing in the nether-regions of the publishing industry for years, working as an acquisitions editor for a literary agency, he chose, as an experiment, to combine his passion for writing with his hobby of Theatre, and in the process, by accident and Providence, discovered his life’s purpose: to be a showman.

Describing himself as a cross between Edgar Allan Poe and P.T. Barnum, Miller is a devotee of Ed Wood, the “worst director of all time!” who inspires Wayne due to his unflappable dedication to his muse and unrestrainable creative drive.

When not involved in Cheez business, Wayne Miller is a reporter for the websites werewolves.com, vampires.com, and darkness.com. He has previously written content for zombies.org, topcomics.com, thenerdrecites.com, and Legless Corpse Films.


SPECIAL THANKS:

Wayne Miller and Tanya Miller of Evil Cheez Productions for allowing me the honor of producing and directing this amazing play. Through his script, Wayne has done a wonderful job of bringing these women back to life, even if just for a few minutes, to tell their story. Make sure you check out Evil Cheez online and learn about their upcoming productions.

Theatre Huntsville for letting us use The Studio Theatre space at Lowe Mill and for providing the professional lighting design. You can find them, and their upcoming productions, online by clicking HERE or on Facebook.


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To read the actresses comments about their characters, click on the links below and you’ll be taken to the individual posts!

Annie Millwood
Martha Tabram
Polly Nichols
“Dark Annie” Chapman
Elizabeth “Long Liz” Stride and Kate Eddowes
Sarah Lewis
Mary Jane Kelly

Sarah Lewis ~ Victim of Jack the Ripper Speaks

Virtual Theatre Performance from The Belles of Whitechapel ~ The Victims of Jack the Ripper Speak, written by Wayne Miller / Directed by Nina Soden

Actress Haley Loveday

Haley Loveday has been in love with acting since 2010 when she auditioned for her very first play, Noises Off. Since then, she has had the honor of bringing roles such as Blanche DuBois in Streetcar Named Desire, Pickles in The Great American Trailerpark Musical, Evelyn Thompson in The Shape of Things, and most recently, Meg MaGrath in Crimes of the Heart, to life. She has also done some work in film and television. Haley lives in Huntsville with her wife and daughter and their 3 dogs, Bubsy, Pip, and Lucy. She loves to write, travel, and drink wine. She would like to thank Nina Soden for trusting her with this role and Wayne Miller for breathing life into The Belles of Whitechapel. 

When asked her thoughts on Sarah Lewis’s monologue, Haley had this to say: Sarah Lewis is very different from my own character in that I found her to be very judgemental of the “unfortunates” and almost victim shaming when it came to their circumstances. I think she has layers of sympathy and humility, but it is often times over-shadowed by her piety. She is terrified when she realizes that she could have been just like the women that she looks down upon, no matter that she is an honest woman herself. I believe that she might have a history of prostitution or degeneracy, which was probably brought on by poverty in the past, but now that she is married and out of “the life” the idea that she could have potentially been mistaken for one of “those women” again might be worse to her than the fact that she met Jack the Ripper.

When asked about the process of performing virtual theatre, she said: The process of learning a monologue as long and as layered as this one in only 2 weeks, with a 1 year old running around, was really survival of the fittest. My wife was a big help in giving me an hour or two here and there to really dive in and razor focus. I would have liked more time to work through the piece, but having such a short time to learn it forced me to challenge myself and pushed me to jump in with both feet right away.

I enjoy monologues because they give you the opportunity to find levels in your work. There is a real peace in knowing that you have ultimate control over what you bring to the script and how it is presented. I also like the pressure of only having myself to rely on on stage or in this case, on film. I do prefer scene work and being on stage with a live audience over monologues and film, simply because having the response of the audience adds to the over all experience and energy of the experience each night. There is nothing quite like treading the boards under bright stage lights. 


A Note from the Director

As a writer, I can appreciate every word Wayne put into this script. His research and dedication to his writing did these women proud. As an actress, I hope to one day play all the roles so I can truly connect with each of them on an emotional level. As a director, I am both honored and humbled that Wayne would trust me with this production. I have loved working with each of these actresses and believe that in the short time we had together (2 weeks start to finish) each and every one of them have given a beautiful performance. ~ Nina Soden


WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS and is the Grand High Poobah of CHEEZISM, the movement he founded (it isn’t organized enough to be called a religion, besides which it isn’t religious) dedicated to providing audiences with the finest in entertainment options on the page and for the stage. (On the big screen, too, if Spielberg ever returns any of his phone calls.) Wayne has been writing stories literally since before he learned his alphabet—he drew pictures. After languishing in the nether-regions of the publishing industry for years, working as an acquisitions editor for a literary agency, he chose, as an experiment, to combine his passion for writing with his hobby of Theatre, and in the process, by accident and Providence, discovered his life’s purpose: to be a showman.

Describing himself as a cross between Edgar Allan Poe and P.T. Barnum, Miller is a devotee of Ed Wood, the “worst director of all time!” who inspires Wayne due to his unflappable dedication to his muse and unrestrainable creative drive.

When not involved in Cheez business, Wayne Miller is a reporter for the websites werewolves.com, vampires.com, and darkness.com. He has previously written content for zombies.org, topcomics.com, thenerdrecites.com, and Legless Corpse Films.


SPECIAL THANKS:

Wayne Miller and Tanya Miller of Evil Cheez Productions for allowing me the honor of producing and directing this amazing play. Through his script, Wayne has done a wonderful job of bringing these women back to life, even if just for a few minutes, to tell their story. Make sure you check out Evil Cheez online and learn about their upcoming productions.

Theatre Huntsville for letting us use The Studio Theatre space at Lowe Mill and for providing the professional lighting design. You can find them, and their upcoming productions, online by clicking HERE or on Facebook.


Please like, share, subscribe, and comment so more people can share in this virtual theatre experience.


To read the actresses comments about their characters, click on the links below and you’ll be taken to the individual posts!

Annie Millwood
Martha Tabram
Polly Nichols
“Dark Annie” Chapman
Elizabeth “Long Liz” Stride and Kate Eddowes
Sarah Lewis
Mary Jane Kelly