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NO STUDIOS to Hose Medusa Jr Produced by and Featuring 8 Year Old Gabriella Mancuso

A theatrical performance starring local young female actors depicting the young lives of pioneering women, with three performance dates: August 23rd, 24th, 25th

By - Jul 29th, 2019 03:59 pm
NO STUDIOS to Hose Medusa Jr Produced by and Featuring 8 Year Old Gabriella Mancuso

NO STUDIOS to Hose Medusa Jr Produced by and Featuring 8 Year Old Gabriella Mancuso

MILWAUKEE, WI (July 29, 2019) – Gabriella Mancuso, who will turn 9 years old on October 9, created MEDUSA JR for John Ridley‘s Nō Studios. MEDUSA JR is a theatrical performance celebrating the lives of pioneering women. 6 original monologues, written, produced and directed by local women, will be performed by a diverse cast of local talented young actresses (ages 8-14). Our goal at MEDUSA JR is to empower them, support them, and show them that EVERYTHING is possible!

With this show, the audience will be brought back in time, to ‘meet’ these pioneering women as if they were young girls today. The audience will witness how, even at a young age, these young girls were already strong and determined to change the world! We also aim to inspire others to fight for what they believe in!

Apart from the performance, MEDUSA JR functioned as a great 8-week acting program, FREE of cost to the families of these talented young girls. Here is video of Gabriella Mancuso talking about MEDUSA JR in an interview with Beth Ridley at No Studios: https://www.facebook.com/nostudios/videos/457371028237060/UzpfSTEwMDAwMzUzMjU0NzEyOToyMDQ4ODUwNDE4NTc2MDIz.

Local Milwaukee-area female cast and crew

CAST:

Zaela Schlissel (Joan of Arc)

McKayla Hinickle (Jane Goodall)

Ciara Perez (Selena)

Gabriella Mancuso (Frida Kahlo)

Sari Malone (Michelle Obama)

Tahkara Gregory (Raven Wilkinson)

DIRECTORS:

Holly Barret (Joan of Arc)

Ramsey Schlissel (Jane Goodall)

Ashley Shanelle (Michelle Obama)

Mary Chuy (Selena and Frida Kahlo)

Jay Winters (Raven Wilkinson)

WRITERS:

Holly Barret (Joan of Arc)

Kristin Peterson Kaszubowski (Michelle Obama)

Mary Chuy (Frida Kahlo)

Nelly DJ Loop Vigil (Selena)

Alyson Chavez (Raven Wilkinson)

Maria Petralla (Jane Goodall)

PRODUCED BY:

Gabriella Mancuso and Mary Chuy (Mother-daughter duo)

DATES AND TIMES:

August 23, 2019 at 6pm TICKETS

August 24, 2019 at 6pm TICKETS

August 25, 2019 at 3pm TICKETS

LOCATION:

Nō Studios

1037 W. McKinley Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53205

Note that the surface lot next to the building is permit-only. Street parking available, nearest parking garage is located at Brewery Parking Garage 1213 N 9th Street.

CONTACTS:

Medusa Jr Contact: Mary Chuy, marychuyphoto@gmail.com

No Studios Contact: Catherine Bell, catherine@nostudios.com

About NO STUDIOS

Founded by Oscar-winning filmmaker and Milwaukee native John Ridley (12 Years a Slave, American Crime) and business partner Chris Abele, No Studios is a hub for the creative arts in Milwaukee, designed to provide a social space dedicated to the creation, curation and presentation of art. No Studios offers long-term and short-term office space for local individuals, organizations and companies in creative fields, and is home to a curated group of tenants including Milwaukee Film, Milwaukee Filmmaker Alliance, 371 Productions, Custom Reality Services, UW-Milwaukee Department of Film, Marquette University, Independent, Media Circus International, Gener8tor, Imagine MKE and Duncan Entertainment. As a for-profit venture that aims to become a sustainable model for bringing arts to Milwaukee, No Studios offers a unique three-tier membership model providing accessibility to a wide variety of audiences. No Studios presents year-round programming including film screenings and discussions, dance and music performances, readings, and photographic and fine art exhibitions. The building is located in the newly redeveloped Pabst Brewery Complex at 1037 West McKinley Avenue. Learn more at www.nostudios.com.

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