July 11, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. EST, now a virtual event
Brought to you by the South Haven Center for the Arts and the South Haven Theatre Series.
On Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. EST, the South Haven Center for the Arts in collaboration with the South Haven Theater Series will present a virtual production of “Frida…A Self Portrait,” a one-woman performance about the artist Frida Kahlo by award-winning actor and playwright Vanessa Severo.
Set on the eve of Frida’s death, this performance plunges us into the gorgeous, nuanced world of Kahlo’s tumultuous and brilliant life. Severo opens a powerful portal between herself and the artist, offering breathtaking physicality and raw honesty in this stunning production.
In addition to her art and marriage to artist Diego Rivera, Frida was known for her support of the working men and women of Mexico. Prior to the performance, Vanessa invites you to create and enjoy a traditional Mexican drink of the working man, the Paloma. Google “Paloma” and “Paloma mock-tail” for recipes with and without alcohol.
Vanessa Severo studied at Missouri State University and The American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco. She is the recipient of the TCG 11th Round of the Fox Foundation resident Actor Fellowships, 2017. For the past 12 seasons, she has performed at The Kansas City Repertory Theatre. She is both playwright and actor of Frida…A Self Portrait.
After the performance, Diana Densmore, a South Haven writer, multimedia artist, and filmmaker will facilitate a talk-back segment with Vanessa Severo. Diana’s previous projects have been screened across the globe, from Beijing to the Cannes Short Film Corner. Her work experiences include independent feature-length films, music videos, commercials, and studio television shows in a plethora positions from production assistant to background actress and production designer to producer. Diana holds an MFA in screenwriting from UCLA and a BA in Film & Video Studies and Creative Writing from the University of Michigan. She is currently studying Animation at Kalamazoo Valley.
REGISTER for this free performance HERE or at southhavenarts.org/events and visit southhavenarts.org/Frida to learn about other events planned by the art center to celebrate the life and art of Frida Kahlo.
This event is funded by the South Haven Community