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Oddlie

A Bag of Beans Production featuring Aleshea Harris

A Mostly MUTE

A fading BEAUTY

An illegal invisible WonderGun

And of course…

MAGIC

 

 

 

 

Oddlie

Oddlie is a social outcast who barely speaks but loves to sing,

lives on a garbage heap and one day falls in love with Poetry.

Performing artist Aleshea Harris uses a singular blend of theatre, spoken word and music to bring Oddlie’s story to light and life at 7:30pm July 23rd, 24th and 25th.  Please join Bag of Beans Productions and the Studio for the premiere of this provocative and wholly original new piece.  Viewers are strongly encouraged to bring non-perishables as a donation to the St. Petersburg Healthy Start Federal Project Community Consortium Food Pantry.  Admission is $20-general and $15 students/seniors.

About the Artist

Aleshea Harris is an actress, poet and singer-songwriter.  She earned a B.A. in Theatre from the University of Southern Mississippi and has performed on various stages in various capacities in the Tampa Bay and beyond.  Notable performances include Lady in Yellow in the Studio @ 620’s “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuff”, Black Mary in American Stage Theater’s production of “Gem of the Ocean” and Briar Rose in Freefall Theatre Company’s production of “Sleeping Beauty.” Aleshea is currently an artist in residence at the Studio@620.

Co-Directed by Jared O'Roark

Jared O'Roark moved to Tampa Bay as an actor for the Eckerd Theater Company out of Ruth Eckerd Hall.  Since then he has found his love for the theater really exists behind the stage lights.  He has created and written and directed shows for the Marcia P. Hoffman Institute.  Currently for the Institute he is directing Urinetown: The Musical.  He has also written and performed several one man shows centering around poetry and monologues.  He is very please to have been asked to work with his former roommate Aleshea.  One of his favorite styles of theater are the ones where people say a lot with very little to work with, and he feels Aleshea has accomplished a beautiful work of art.

The Musicians

Martin Dalmasi –Hand Percussion/Flute  Martin Dalmasi is a graduate of the New England Conservatory in Boston, Massachusetts.  In 1997, he was hired as a teacher at that same university and, at the same time, played and traveled with various orchestras in and around New England.  While studying jazz, he was particularly influenced by masters such as Charlie Parker, Lee Morgan and Sonny Stitt.  It is worth mentioning that he is also a great admirer of Stan Getz.  Martin is a progressive musician, but at the same time, is very traditional and considers the base of good jazz lies in the knowledge of the musical history of the genre, as in merengue or folklore. Through the flute, saxophone, and piano, Martin communicates the sentiments and ideas of a dedicated Dominican musician who is making a contribution to this music.


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