Two one act solo performances conceived and performed by Pippa White*.
Voices from the Resistance tells the stories of ordinary people, forgotten heroes fighting an underground war against Hitler. They were shopkeepers, factory workers, housewives, bakers, farmers, teachers, and auto mechanics working in France, Italy, Germany, Holland, Scandinavia. They led Jews to freedom, rescued Allied soldiers, printed newspapers, blew up bridges, risked their lives every day to do what they could to cripple the Third Reich. Wherever the Nazis were, they were there, braving everything for freedom.
Voices from Ellis Island tells the amusing, frightening, inspiring and true stories of those who came to Ellis Island from 1890 to 1930. Risking everything for a new life in a new country, the "Gateway to America,” the “front door to freedom,” the “Island of Tears,” Ellis Island was the first experience of life in America for millions of immigrants. Brave people. True stories.
Voices from the Resistance: Monday, October 27, 2014 at 9pm
Voices from Ellis Island: Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 9pm
Theater: Theatre Row Studio Theatre
Address: 410 West 42nd Street
New York, NY
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Telecharge at 212-239-6200
Pippa White turned to solo performing in 1994. Previously she had an extensive career in theatre and television on the West Coast, including five years hosting a daily morning television show at ABC in San Francisco. She calls her One’s Company Productions “part theatre, part storytelling, part history.” Audiences call them unique, captivating, and touching. To date she has crisscrossed the country many times touring to thirty states, including California, New York, Connecticut, Colorado, Texas, Florida, Illinois, Washington and Alaska. She has performed at universities and colleges, performing arts centers, museums, libraries, and festivals. Conferences often use her unusual performance pieces and feature her as a keynote speaker. Pippa has been featured at the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines in their Applause Program many times. Other venues and organizations include the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, the University of Nebraska, Iowa State Center, the Connecticut Hospital Association, SUNY Orange, San Diego State University School of Nursing, Metropolitan State University-St. Paul, Miami Children’s Hospital, the Association for Career and Technical Education, Kansas City Young Audiences, and several theatres and storytelling festivals. The Director of Special Projects at the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs called Pippa “the highest quality artist,” and the Kansas Storytelling Festival said her performance was “one of the high points in our festival history.” An audience member recently captured the gist of Pippa’s unique presentations when he said, “her performances are entertainment wrapped in history intertwined with inspiration.” Pippa has a BA in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In addition to performing, she offers workshops and residencies, and has been a teaching artist with the Nebraska Arts Council for nineteen years. She is actively involved in aesthetic education through the Arts Are Basic Program. She has received several awards in recognition of her work, including two Individual Artist Fellowship awards from the Nebraska Arts Council.