When your world explodes - literally - it's time to rewrite your story. Cassie realizes this on 9/11, when she's suddenly propelled on a quest to find her father, Michael. She finds a trail of Michaels, both dead and alive. Portraying nine characters, she musters the humor and courage to piece together their fractured stories in, Finding the Michaels, this inspiring solo play based on the playwright's true story.
"This is an amazing performance! Cassie Angley's personal journey after the trauma of 9/11 illuminates our shared quest for connection and grace and family, especially when trust is shattered and our sense of permanence is shaken. She's funny and engaging and inspiring in this brave and honest show," said San Francisco Marsh audience member Karen Schoonmaker.
"My intention with Finding the Michaels is to open up dialogue about how our lives have been irrevocably changed by the events and aftermath of that shattering day," said playwright/performer Cassie Angley. "How we've survived and thrived through it, and in some ways have emerged even stronger, livelier, and more united."
The Playwright/Performer, Cassie Angley is a published playwright, actor, singer, and theater-maker. She performed, trained, and wrote in New York City for over 15 years. She received a fellowship from the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop where she studied as a lyricist and book writer. She wrote, produced, and often performed in more than 12 original plays and musicals. These productions were seen in Off-Off Broadway venues such as HERE Theater, W.O.W Theater, and Dixon Place. In San Francisco, Cassie has performed Finding the Michaels at The Marsh and at Shotwell Studios. She currently lives in Oakland, California.
New York Performances of Finding the Michaels
Wednesday November 14th at 9:00PM: United Solo Theater Festival
Theater Row, 410 42nd Street, New York, New York 10036
United Solo is the world's largest solo festival, www.unitedsolo.org
Monday & Tuesday November 19th & 20th at 9:00PM: EstroGenius 2012
TBG Theatre 312 W. 36th St., 3rd Floor, New York, NY
EstroGenius is one of New York City's largest women's arts festivals. www.estrogenius.org
Tickets for all performances are $18.
Pictured: C. Angley. Photo by Shilo McCabe.