Line up for the March 13, 2019 Lit Up at Town Hall with Brooklyn Bridge!
BUY TICKETS (FREE FOR STUDENTS AND SUBSCRIBERS) 7:30 pm
Lecturer, Literary Consultant, Town Hall Theatre
Katie M Zeigler is a writer and professor living in Walnut Creek, CA. Zeigler holds a BA and MA in English from Stanford University and completed coursework at Oxford University in British Literature. She has had short fiction and non-fiction published in a variety of outlets, including A Clean, Well-Lighted Place, Wilson Quarterly, Fish Anthology and Stanford Magazine. Zeigler won the Stanford Magazine Fiction Contest, was a finalist in Glimmer Train's short fiction contest and placed second in Fish Anthology's international flash fiction contest. She has also performed readings of her short fiction for Why There Are Words and the Peninsula Literary Society. She is currently working on a young adult novel and teaches writing at Diablo Valley College.
Susan E. Evans
Artistic Director, Town Hall Theatre
As Artistic Director of Town Hall Theatre, Susan will serve as the dramaturg for our Lit Up at Town Hall community literary series. Most recently, Susan directed Lisa Kron’s Well at Contra Costa Civic Theatre. From April 2011 to June 2016, Susan served as the Artistic Director of the Douglas Morrisson Theatre, where she directed Private Lives, Dividing the Estate, All My Sons, Eurydice, An Ideal Husband (Scott Munson adaptation), The Skin of Our Teeth and Mrs. Warren's Profession. She continues as an Artistic Consultant at DMT. Previously, Susan served for 11 years as the Artistic Director of Eastenders Repertory Company where her directing work included We Won't Pay, We Won't Pay; Frozen; and Fear and Misery of the Third Reich, co-directed with Founder Charles E. Polly; and Parts II and III of Mr. Polly’s acclaimed Twyla Trilogy. She enjoys ongoing directing projects with Actors Reading Writers in Berkeley, and is an Associate Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. www.susaneevansdirector.com
If you asked her, Georgianna Krieger would tell you she sees a direct correlation between gestural drawing, her sculpture and jazz improvisation. “The media are quite different” she says, but the conceptual goal: “to explore a fleeting moment”, is the same. Krieger received her BFA in sculpture from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.She has created a body of work that includes sculpture in bronze and kiln-cast glass, drawings, paintings and wall hanging works in fused glass.
Kiln formed glass has been the main focus of Krieger’s work in recent years. Her sculptures and wall hanging pieces include experimental works in mixing copper with glass. Each piece is unique and created solely by the artist. You can see a collection of her works for sale at 4th Street Fine Art in Berkeley CA. Georgianna Krieger lives and works in Oakland California
Poet, Playwright and Actor
Alma Pasic is a poet and playwright. Recently, she published a collection of poems: Whispers, Glances. Her poetry has appeared in poetry magazines, and she participated in various short play festivals. Alma holds degrees in Performance Arts, Museum Studies and Humanities (emphasis on Russian literature). When not writing, Alma works as a historian and is currently experimenting with creating visual installations. She is a cast member of Town Hall’s Brooklyn Bridge.
Artist, Lafayette Gallery Owner (JPG), JPG@TheBank
With a degree from Emerson College, Jennifer Perlmutter began her career in Los Angeles as an Art Department assistant in Film and TV. She then focused on design and furniture, exploring high-end finishing techniques as well as fine art materials and methods. This earned her an exclusive contract to create special paint effects in South Korea for two luxury real estate destinations. Between 2000 and 2008, Jennifer refocused her talent on Fine Art and was represented by galleries in Los Angeles. A self-taught artist, Jennifer draws her inspiration from the expressionist movement and from her natural curiosity and experimentation. Her process is a call and response method using color, texture, and line to mark the moment or a memory. Her art has been exhibited in San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles, and collected internationally. Commissions are shown in major hotels like the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas, Mirage in Las Vegas, and Toronto’s Casino Niagara. In 2010, she gave a TEDx talk on innovation and art. The talk communicated her approach to art and business: one brick at a time, from where ever you are, responding to what is and trusting the process. In 2014, she opened the Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery in Lafayette, CA to bring the deep experience she has with art to another lever. She continued to make art while curating and showing the work of others, helping more people develop strong connections with art. Her mission is sharing compelling fine art that touches and inspires and using this to create deeper community.
Writer, Actor, Student
Alexandria Amaya is a senior in high school and is ecstatic to be participating in Lit Up. She first heard of it when she took Katie Zeigler's English course at DVC and totally fell in love with it. Alexandria passions are acting and writing, both of which she plans to pursue in college. She gets more public experience when it comes to acting because of school productions, but other than submissions to contests, she's never showcased her writing publicly. She couldn't be more excited!
Tambre Thompson is a retired music teacher living with stage four breast cancer in Concord, CA. She lives with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys painting, writing, yoga, time in nature, time with friends and family, and expanding her awareness. She meditates regularly, practices qigong, and is passionate about spiritual development. Tambre is currently writing a book and sharing her writing with the world for the first time in her life, stretching her neck out for all to see.
Charlie Black is very excited to have the opportunity to perform in tonight’s showcase! She loves the scene and the over the top British accents. She is currently a sophomore at Las Lomas and has done work with Center Rep. She hopes you have a lovely evening!
Ava Gregson is delighted to be performing in tonight’s Lit Up at Town Hall! She is currently a drama student at Las Lomas High School, has done work with Center Rep, and is particularly fond of Shakespeare. She hopes you enjoy the scene and have a lovely evening! (p.s. she’ll be the one in the silly hat)