One Woman Show: Mark My Words

Sutton, West Virginia, native Jessi Blue Gormezano is a New York City-based actor who returns home to the Landmark Studio for the Arts to perform her one-woman show.


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Project: Theater, a New York City theater company is proud to present Mark My Words. Written by Jessi Blue Gormezano, a New York City based actor, playwright, and director originally from Sutton, and directed by Joe Jung and Hannah Wilson, Mark My Words will be performed at the Landmark Studio for the Arts in Sutton from Friday, June 1, through Sunday, June 3, 2012.

Inspired by all the wild and wonderful West Virginia women she has known and loved, Jessi Blue Gormezano returns home to Sutton to perform Mark My Words, the one-woman show she wrote. The story centers on Carla, a young bride who gets jilted on the morning of her wedding. Her best friend, her hairdresser, and her mother all offer their wisdom and support. With four West Virginia women operating within a crisis, the audience will be sure to expect perms, pick up trucks, and cheap tequila. This presentation of Mark My Words will also feature a live soundscape by Broadway actor and musician, Joe Jung.

Mark My Words, written and performed by Jessi Blue Gormezano and directed by Joe Jung and Hannah Wilson, currently runs at 60 minutes. It was first produced as a fifteen-minute workshop in the 2010 One Woman Standing series presented by the Emerging Artists Theatre in New York City. In April 2011, Mark My Words was produced as a full-length play at The Drilling Company Theatre, also in New York City. This summer, Project: Theater is thrilled to bring this story back to its roots.

Performances will take place Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., with one hour of live music preceding each performance. The lobby of the Landmark Studio for the Arts will also be full of locally crafted West Virginia quilts and artwork. Tickets are $10 and are available by calling the Landmark's box office at 304.644.3166 or going online at www.landmarkstudioforthearts.org. For more information, visit www.projecttheater.org.

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