A VERMONT HOLIDAY – DECEMBER 15 & 16, 2012
A Vermont Holiday
conceived & directed by Mark Nash
Patti Casey | Kathryn Blume | Mark Nash
Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 5:00 pm
Tickets: $32.50 adults, $29.25 children 18 and under, SPPAC membership discounts do apply.
Come gather with new friends and old to ring in the season of snowy winter days with A Vermont Holiday! This family-friendly original program is a joyful celebration of holiday and solstice traditions, filled with laughs, entertaining tales and spirited music brought to you by actors Mark Nash and Kathryn Blume, and folk singer Patti Casey. This is sure to be a new holiday tradition in the making!
Mark has worked in theatre for over 30 years as an actor, director, playwright, teacher and producer. From 2000 to 2011, Mark served as artistic director of Vermont Stage Company, Burlington’s professional theatre at FlynnSpace, where he directed or acted in over two dozen shows. Favorites include Waiting for Godot, Our Town, A Child’s Christmas in Wales, Copenhagen, Underneath the Lintel, The Foreigner and Winter Tales, which Mark created in 2005 and which has been a Vermont holiday tradition ever since. Mark lives in Charlotte with his wife, Kathryn Blume
Kathryn is a lifelong theater geek and Co-Founder of the Lysistrata Project, the first worldwide theatrical event for peace. She has toured her solo work to over 50 cities in the US, Canada, and Europe, receiving an Austin Critics Table Award nomination and an Outstanding Activist Award from the Vermont Environmental Action Conference. Kathryn is an artistic associate with Vermont Stage Company, where she was seen in Midwives, A Streetcar Named Desire, A Child’s Christmas in Wales, and Sylvia. She is also a commentator on Vermont Public Radio, and frequent public speaker on climate change, peak oil, and Transition Towns (when she’s not teaching yoga or performing wedding ceremonies). Visit her at www.kathrynblume.com
Patti is a prolific songwriter and has perfected her own New England-flavored bluegrassy style, one that shines equally with welcome, familiar sounds as well as undeniable originality. She has recorded five solo albums, and her latest, “The Heart of A Waiting Boy”, is aural testament to, “the sweetest voice and some of the finest songwriting to come out of Vermont…” (Vermont Public Radio). With an impressive roster of accompanying musicians (Pat Donohue, Gary Raynor, Pete Sutherland, Colin McCaffrey, Moondi Klein, Sarah Blair…) – attesting to the respect she inspires within her own milieu – the album is the apple, ripe and ready for picking, the reflection of her musical maturity and drive to constantly hone her creations. The girl can also write amazing songs!
Her career has taken her to many places along the way: she has appeared live on “A Prairie Home Companion” with Garrison Keillor, has won Texas’s prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Songwriter’s Competition, and was a winner of the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at the legendary Merlefest in Wilkesboro, North Carolina as well as at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival’s Troubadour songwriters contest.