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posted 28 August 2003 03:33 PM      Profile for Performance Anxiety        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Lysistrata Project Co-Founder Kathryn Blume Brings One-Woman Show to Montréal

Optative Theatrical Laboratories to present Montréal leg of “Accidental Activist” International Tour

What do you do if you’re one of 40,000 actors in New York, you’re struggling with your career, physical problems prevent you from working at your day job, and you’re worried about possible war on Iraq? This is the situation actor Kathryn Blume found herself in during the fall of 2002. The story of how Blume transcended her own problems to create the Lysistrata Project, the first-ever world-wide theatre event for peace, is recounted in her one-woman show, “The Accidental Activist.”

After only two months of Internet organizing, Blume and actor friend Sharron Bower created the anti-war Lysistrata Project. On March 3rd, 2003, over 1000 readings of the ancient Greek anti-war play, Lysistrata, were held in 59 countries and all 50 states. In Montréal the theatre community, in a rare act of solidarity and collaboration, staged eight readings. The international theatre event raised more than $100,000 for peace-oriented charities.

In a show that's part fact, part fantasy, part caffeine-induced madness, Blume recounts the story of her astonishing inability to save the world. Laced with self-deprecating wit, impossibly optimistic socio-political observations, and deft sketches of determined, defiant women from around the world, “The Accidental Activist” is one lone person's on-going search for a good reason to get out of bed.

Optative Theatrical Laboratories is proud present The Accidental Activist. After a successful two-week run in New York City, Blume is embarking on an international tour which will take her to California, Oregon, Massachusetts, New York, New Mexico, North Carolina, Washington, DC, Nevada, Rhode Island, Florida, Toronto and Montreal.

The Accidental Activist will be performed twice on September 10th (8 and 10pm) at the Casa del Popolo (4873 boulevard St-Laurent, Montreal). Tickets at the door are $10 / pay-what-you-can (students, seniors, disadvantaged).

Contact: Donovan King (514) 842-1467

www.theaccidentalactivist.com/

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posted 04 September 2003 10:38 PM      Profile for Performance Anxiety        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Read all about it in the MONTREAL MIRROR:

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Remember the Lysistrata Project? Last March, shortly before the war on Iraq officially began, dramatic readings of Aristophanes' Lysistrata suddenly sprang up all over town. It wasn't just Montreal; there were over 1,000 readings that day around the globe of the anti-war play in which the women of Athens and Sparta hold a sex strike to get their men to stop fighting. Two women in New York City organized the global effort via the Internet. One of the two, actor Kathryn Blume, has written a one-person play about the experience, The Accidental Activist. Optative Theatre Laboratories is bringing the show here for two performances only at Casa del Popolo on Sept. 10. Showtimes are 8 and 10 p.m., $10 at the door, or pay-what-you-can for students, seniors and the disadvantaged.

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