ALICE: playwright Kitty Felde

Kitty Felde, playwright and Joy Davidson, actor

Kitty Felde, playwright and Joy Davidson, actor

Kitty Felde is an award-winning playwright, with 10 plays and a produced television script to her credit. Her most recent work Gogol Project was a commission by the Rogue Artists Ensemble in Los Angeles and premiered in the fall of 2009. Ms. Felde received the LA Drama Critics Award and an LA Weekly Award for best adaptation for Gogol Project.

Felde’s Bosnia war crimes play A Patch of Earth won the Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition and has been published by the University of Wisconsin Press in a collection called The Theatre of Genocide: Four Plays about Mass Murder in Rwanda, Bosnia, Cambodia and Armenia. The play has been produced all over the world – Buffalo, Pretoria, Detroit, and most recently, Sussex, Great Britain. It’s been broadcast on Orange County’s public television station KOCE as part of its “Storefront Theatre” series. Alice premiered at The National Theatre in Washington, D.C. and has played at New York City’s Miranda Theatre. Felde’s newest play, based on a deadly train crash in Los Angeles Top of the Hour has been premiered in Missouri.

Felde is an award-winning public ratio journalist. She is currently Washington Correspondent for Southern California Public radio.

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About Joy Davidson

Joy Davidson, mezzo-soprano, began her career with a professional debut in Rossini’s Cenerentola with Greater Miami Opera and went on to sing 45 roles throughout Europe and North America. Since her retirement from the operatic and concert stage, Joy has returned to the theatre with performances as Maria Callas in MASTER CLASS (Terrance McNally) and two one woman dramas: MARIA: The Life and Loves of Maria Callas (Alma H. Bond) and ALICE: An Evening with the Tart-Tongued Alice Roosevelt Longworth (Kitty Felde). Recent performances of these plays have been at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, Florida, the Kravis/Rinker Center for the Arts, West Palm Beach, FL and Colorado State University in conjunction with Opera Fort Collins. ALICE sold out 5 performances at the Capital Fringe Festival, Washington D.C. July, 2011. Miss Davidson garnered rave reviews for her performance as the NURSE in MEDEA (Euripedes/Jeffers) for Theatre Conspiracy in March 2011. The Philharmonic Center for the Arts presented Miss Davidson in another one-woman tour de force, TEA AT FIVE (Matthew Lombardo), which captures the fiery spirit of Katharine Hepburn, March 11, 12, 2012.