Lilia

Monday November 28th @ 8pm

 LIBBY SKALA (playwright/actress) wrote and has toured LILIA! across North America and Europe."It was in Gary Austin’s workshop in 1995 that the idea for LILIA! came about. We did an exercise in which I talked about and played my grandmother, and Gary suggested I write a one-woman show about her. He encouraged me to go home and write everything down I could remember of her, then come back and perform the material in class. His passion and conviction that the project was worthwhile spurred me on. “Gary directed work-in-progress excerpts of the show for Artistic New Directions. Everything I learned in his workshop is applied in this show. Without Gary’s teaching and inspiration, I might still be doing temp office work in Seattle instead of touring the world!" LIBBY SKALA (playwright/actress) wrote and has toured LILIA! across North America and Europe."It was in Gary Austin’s workshop in 1995 that the idea for LILIA! came about. We did an exercise in which I talked about and played my grandmother, and Gary suggested I write a one-woman show about her. He encouraged me to go home and write everything down I could remember of her, then come back and perform the material in class. His passion and conviction that the project was worthwhile spurred me on. “Gary directed work-in-progress excerpts of the show for Artistic New Directions. Everything I learned in his workshop is applied in this show. Without Gary’s teaching and inspiration, I might still be doing temp office work in Seattle instead of touring the world!" LILIA SKALA won a special place in the hearts of audiences throughout the world as the chapel-building nun in Lilies of the Field, and won Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for her brilliant performance. This film brought Miss Skala back to the prominence she had been forced to abandon when Hitler invaded her native Austria. Lilia Skala was seen on virtually every major American dramatic program on all of the networks for over 30 years - including Eleanor and Franklin(for which she was nominated for an Emmy Award). Her films include Ship of Fools, Caprice with Doris Day, Charly, Roseland (for which she was nominated for another Golden Globe Award), Testament, Flashdance, Heartland, House of Games and Men of Respect. "Marvelous. Magnetic. Cloaked in magic." - The New York Times Developed by Gary Austin (Founder of The Groundlings)

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