July 11, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. EST, a virtual event at the South Haven Center for the Arts
Vanessa Severo portrays Frida Kahlo, once the wife of Mexican painter Diego Rivera and now a pop culture icon. Severo’s work gives an impressionistic rendering of the complex and talented artist.
Set on the eve of Frida Kahlo’s death, “Frida…a self portrait,” plunges into the gorgeous, nuanced world of Kahlo’s tumultuous, brilliant life. Writer and performer Vanessa Severo cracks open a powerful portal between herself and the artist, offering breathtaking physicality and raw honesty in this theatrically stunning production.
Enjoy a Paloma cocktail during the performance. Also known as “the workingman’s drink,” Frida was a great supporter of the working men and women of Mexico and particularly favored this traditional tequila-based drink. Gather your ingredients and mix your Paloma with Vanessa before the play!
You can find the Paloma recipe here: https://g.co/kgs/psyB3t.
You can find the recipe for the non-alcoholic “mocktail” here: https://www.tablespoon.com/recipes/paloma-fizz-mocktails/f7efe9f1-7cd3-4f27-8247-485de5f82a3c
Vanessa Severo has studied at Missouri State University, as well as The American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco. She is the recipient of the TCG 11th Round of the Fox Foundation resident Actor Fellowships, 2017. She has performed for the past 12 seasons at The Kansas City Repertory Theatre, and is certified in Suzuki Method, and Viewpoints under the instruction of Ellen Lauren, SITI company. She is the playwright and actor of ‘Frida…A Self Portrait’ a one woman production about the life of Frida Kahlo. Vanessa is passionate about utilizing the element of Suzuki method in her work to challenge the boundaries of storytelling, and explore the depths of movement, composition, and the power of stillness.
This event is in collaboration with the SHOUT South Haven Theater Series and is made possible by a grant from the South Haven Community Foundation.
Photo courtesy of Cory Weaver