NOV 2018 - South Coast Rep! More NEW Plays!!

I had the great pleasure to work on a new play by Julia Doolittle - LOVE & CONTRACTS! Wonderful actors, gracious smart staff and fancy but still hilarious person and director Moritz Von Stuelpnagel!

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Sept in Dallas! THE CUBAN AND THE REDHEAD

Danny Whitman and Robert Bartley are the co-creators and directors of this ambitious original piece. What an honor and a challenge to play Lucille Ball in this premiere at Eisemann Center in Dallas.

 “Dance With Me” with STORM LINEBERGER as Desi Arnaz and LESLIE STEVENS as Lucille Ball

“Dance With Me” with STORM LINEBERGER as Desi Arnaz and LESLIE STEVENS as Lucille Ball

Played with hard-as-nails resilience by Leslie Stevens, the Lucille Ball of this musical ... does whatever it takes to get her name in lights - When skirt-chasing Arnaz falls in love with her, she responds with defensive and sometimes hilarious cynicism...
- her greatest moment [is] as a Buster Keaton-style clown... Stevens portrays winningly at the pivotal moment in the show
— http://www.theaterjones.com/ntx/reviews/20180919111346/2018-09-19/Pegasus-Theatre/The-Cuban-and-the-Redhead

June-Sept 2018 GRUMPY OLD MEN

GRUMPY OLD MEN the Musical - US Premiere @ Ogunquit Playhouse!

This show magically found me and I had a great ride on a flippin’ SNOWMOBILE!!! I learned so much. Got to play onstage with Ed Dixon, sing a duet w Mark Jacoby, be amazed by Hal Linden and Sally Struthers, enjoy B’way divas - Brenda Braxton, Laura Woyasz, Kevin Massey and Doug Eskew. Lived the month of August in charming Ogunquit MAINE! The theme/meme became - PUT ON YOUR PARKA & GET BACK OUT THERE!! #lifeisallaboutlivin

Ariel arrives ... riding a snow-mobile with her red hair blowing in the wind singing Heat Wave - Ms. Stevens gives her character the depth that she deserves.
— https://www.boxingoverbroadway.com/these-grumpy-old-men-will-put-smile-on-your-face/
Leslie Stevens is perfectly cast as Ariel.
— https://www.journaltribune.com/articles/aelocal-reviews/grumpy-old-men-the-musical-at-ogunquit-playhouse-is-hit-larious-hometown-hoot/

OCT 2018 - RUSSIAN Cultural Diplomacy Festival (Kazan Tartarstan & Moscow)

What an amazing and surreal opportunity to perform with the USA contingent from Montana (Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre) at the First festival to honor Russian folk music icon, Alfia Avzalova!! I sang IN the TARTAR Language!! Or at least - really tried!

Kazan and Moscow, both incredible cities.

https://eaff.eu/en/festivals/608-1st-international-festival-contest-named-after-alfia-avzalova

THRESHOLD - Thriller Feature @ MAMMOTH Film Festival FEB 2018


WON - Best Feature - First Glimpse Festival /Philadelphia- NOV 2016                                               WON - Best Horror Film - Hollywood REEL Independent Festival - Los Angeles FEB 2017 Nominated - Best Feature Film Audience Award - Hollywood REEL Independent Festival - Los Angeles FEB 2017

 https://www.mammothfilmfestival.org/

https://www.mammothfilmfestival.org/

SILENT SKY at I.C.T. - Aug/Sept 2017

This beautiful and unusual play by Lauren Gunderson, explores the lives of ground-breaking women scientists who join the emerging corp of women working in the "computing" room of Harvard Observatory in 1905.  I was honored to learn about these women and portray a piece of their story.  Grateful for wonderful colleagues again at ICT.

 with Jennifer Parsons, Jennifer Cannon and Eric Wentz

with Jennifer Parsons, Jennifer Cannon and Eric Wentz

 Dressing room - Before all those layers - and my SASH!!

Dressing room - Before all those layers - and my SASH!!

San Diego Musical Theatre - DAMN YANKEES! LOLA!!

Bucket list!  Role I played in my bathroom many times.  I was honored/ thrilled to get the chance to LOLA!  Great cast and creative team.  Great Spirit of Ensemble.  Thank you thank you.

 WHATEVER LOLA WANTS with fantastic Chaz Feurstine

WHATEVER LOLA WANTS with fantastic Chaz Feurstine

 These men are the Bomb!!

These men are the Bomb!!

THRESHOLD - WINS! Best Feature at First Glimpse Festival Philadelphia

http://firstglancefilms.com/philly2016winners/

 

http://filmfervor.com/threshold-independent-film-review/

"The performances of the three principle actors of the film are in a word ‘stunning’. Randy Wayne and Trilby Glover ... are off set by the chilling and utterly creepy performance by Leslie Stevens in her roll of The Otherworldly being who comes upon them in the night. All three of these actors put in such powerful performances that you will quickly become entirely immersed in the story and hang on to the edge of your seat..."

 Apparently "chilling and utterly creepy" ... COOL!

Apparently "chilling and utterly creepy" ... COOL!

Trailer for Jason Eric Perlman's Sci-Fi/Appocalyptic Thriller - I show up at 1:17!

Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4002210/?ref_=...