Nesting Dolls: Jack/Man/Homeless Man
Nesting Dolls: Stephen F. Murray
Vows: Lillian Schley
Nesting Dolls: JJ Gatesman
Vows: Dylan K. Sladky
Company: Cooperative Performance Milwaukee
Performance Dates: June 1 – 17, 2017
Number of Performances: 9
Style: Black Box, Modified Thrust - Audience on two sides, no backstage upstage
Seven original one-acts ranging from scripted realism living room drama to devised dance distillation of one person’s life. I performed in two of the one acts.
Nesting Dolls - A clowning performance addressing the nature of choice and and hope amongst the oft-overlooked members of society: the homeless.
"Oh, you're real! I've been down here so long I was beginning to think this is all a dream." - Jack
Vows - A scripted dramedy wherein a new couple - an Episcopal pastor and a atheist - getting ready in the morning discuss faith, love, and the future of their relationship.
"Divine inspiration does exist. How else do you explain The Big Lebowski?" - Bradley
Show Review – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – June 3, 2017
Show Review – Shepard Express – June 9, 2017
"...Matthew M. Collie is charming as a mystical man in a jester’s hat..."
"Anna Murray and Matthew M. Collie’s charisma and chemistry go a really long way here ... Murray and Collie bring that compelling interaction to the stage with a very organic feeling of emotion and human connection."
Show Synopsis – Shepard Express – June 13, 2017
"...genuine chemistry and charisma between actors Anna Murray and Matthew M. Collie."
Matthew M. Collie is making his Cooperative Performance Milwaukee debut. A recent transplant to Milwaukee, Matthew’s local credits include Miles (She Kills Monsters) at Village Playhouse and Father/Bob Bradley (The Best Christmas Pageant Ever) at Sunset Playhouse. Other credits: Lorenzo (The Sweet New), Shag (Equivocation), The Oil Project, Anton Schindler (33 Variations), and Dr. Jason Posner (wit) with Theater B of Fargo, North Dakota; and Basil Bennett (The Diviners) with Fargo-Moorhead Community Theater. Matthew is a member of the National Forensic Association Hall of Fame.
Production Photo Credits
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