Hi All!

Please forgive the age of news and lack of updated calendaring. This site is undergoing some re-imagining. :) We should have things updated with exciting new happenings before summer! (Yes, 2017!)

Please check my Facebook page for upcoming music performances and the Potluck Productions Facebook page for upcoming Potluck shows.

Thank you!

Lezlie


It’s that time again!

Those of you who’ve been following me for a while know that my work with the students at Olathe Northwest High School is one of my favorite projects. This year is no different.

We’ve had our initial meetings and our first two table reads, and we plan to hit the ground running after winter break. I know I say this every year, but this may be one of our best shows to date!

Like last year, the students will be running two shows in rep. In addi­tion to our Page-to-Stage project, you can see a senior-directed project, spearheaded this year by Grace Horvat.

Lezlie’s Show: January 28 & 30 @ 7pm

Grace’s: January 29 @ 7pm and January 30 @ 2pm

 

Flex Theater ~~ Olathe Northwest High School ~~ $5.00 at the Door

Hey all…. Long time, no write. Has it really been since January?

My artistic life is full of fantastic at the moment and I wanted to share. The big question is… Where to start? … Let’s go in reasonably chronological order. (check out my Upcoming Schedule  page for dates, times, ticket prices, and address details!)

Kansas City Fringe Festival

It’s that time again! Potluck Productions has put together another show for the Fringe. We’re doing a set of 4 plays, all of which start with “After Midnight.” We’ve got clones, gingers, cellos, and kilts! If you haven’t seen one of my plays yet, here’s your chance! My play Bridges is one of the stories being told. And if you haven’t seen me act yet, here’s your chance! I am performing in Glendora Davis’ play, Kilt. And if you haven’t heard me sing…. Where the heck have you been? (Ha!) Well, here’s your chance for that too. I’m excited to be providing the musical intervals for the evening. You’ll even get to hear snippets of some originals!

10-Minute Eggs at the Fresh Fruit Festival (NYC)

My short play Brokendown House is showing as part of the short play piece of the Fresh Fruit Festival of LGBTQ Arts, presented by All Out Arts in New York City. If you know anyone who’ll be in the city, please pass along the info! I am so lucky to be making connections of fabulous directors (Jordan Bean, Samantha Elizabeth Turlington) and production companies (Ivy Theatre Company) who allow me to keep getting my work seen in New York. I love you guys!

Opening for Sharon Knight!

You guys. One of my favorite West Coast songstresses is coming to town and guess what! I get to play music with Sharon Knight & Winter! They are coming to Kansas City as part of their upcoming tour. We’ll be performing at Westport Coffeehouse in the downstairs theatre. So, so excited! Come out for some great music! And to show Sharon and Winter that KC is a worthwhile stop!!

CD Release Party!

I’m finally releasing my new album, Lullabies & Longings! WoooooHooooo! Come out to hear a live preview!

 

Senior Barn Players

I’m also thrilled to share that my short comedy Buying the Farm has been selected for the upcoming Senior Barn Players season. Senior Barn Players is a wonderful organization that provides a regular venue for 55+ actors and delivers entertainment directly to you. If you’re looking for a new donation opportunity, add them to your giving list!

Other Creative Endeavors

This is an amazing year for new creative activity. I have two exciting retreats coming up. First, a writing workshop and retreat through Madcap Retreats, run by the fabulous Natalie C Parker. I’ll be learning from Natalie, Courtney C Stevens, Tessa Gratton, and Victoria Schwab. Then in September, I travel to Ireland for a pilgrimage called Bardic Ways: Listening to the Spirits of Place. I’ll be traveling through the sacred landscape of Ireland, with an emphasis on locations sacred to the ancient Celtic bards.

My novel is coming right along. I am working through the – fingers crossed –  “final” edits. (Final enough to be ready to query, that is!)

Musically, I am pursuing an amazing opportunity with my synagogue. The music director is amazing about supporting the skills and talents of her community. For the first time, I am getting to hear the synagogue choir sing pieces I have composed. It is truly marvelous to hear my work sung back to me.

 

I’m probably forgetting something in the mad rush to prepare for Fringe opening night. If you are one of those things, I’m sorry!

I hope you all like the new look of the website. Thank you for your continued support!

 

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Potluck Productions, an area organization that showcases scripts written by area women playwrights, will present its next First Friday Play Reading on Friday, February 6th, at the Uptown Arts Bar, 3611 Broadway, Kansas City MO.
The show will feature four short plays written by local women and performed via dramatic readings by seasoned actors. The playwrights include Lindsay Adams, Alice Carroll, Glendora Davis and Lezlie Revelle. Glendora Davis will direct.

• What happens when an adopted teenager tracks down her mother who insists she never wanted a child.? In What We Carry by Lindsay Adams, the emotionally charged questions posed by the teen produce some shocking responses from the woman she desperately wants to call “Mom.”

• In What Future by Alice Carroll, an older, but vigorous couple attends a health seminar expecting to learn a few tips for extending their lives. They are ill-prepared for the messages about life and death thrust upon them over dinner.

• Dates and Mates by Glendora Davis offers a look at the “perfect dating scenario” of the future, when robotic human simulators can be rented to provide the ideal companion for any occasion. With an attractive, interesting simulator at your side, the lonely can have a great time and forget about those messy human relationships.

• In Flight Pattern by Lezlie Revelle, a woman can’t quite come to terms with the fact that her young adult daughter has moved out …until she recalls her own struggles to become independent. Her mother still has not adjusted to the change.

Come early to catch the musical prologue to Potluck’s February play reading. Lezlie Revelle, a local singer, songwriter and recording artist, will perform a 45-minute set of original music from 7:00-7:45p.m.

$5 gets you into both shows!

It’s finally time.  And what a time I’m having!  Wednesday night are the dress rehearsals.  Thursday, I join part of the Raven Rep class on stage, where I will play Claire in Max Bush’s Sarah.  Friday night my own show, Cross Quarter Carnival, opens.  Be ready for a night of music, dance, and — of course — magic!  Saturday you can make an entire day of it if you like, catching Sarah in the afternoon, grabbing dinner at a local eaterie, and returning for Carnival in the evening.  Both plays are showing in the Flex Theatre at Olathe Nortwest High School.  Tickets are $5.

 

Thursday 29 Jan ~~ 7pm ~~ Sarah

Friday 30 Jan ~~ 7pm ~~ Cross Quarter Carnival

Saturday 31 Jan ~~ 2pm ~~ Sarah

Saturday 31 Jan ~~ 7pm ~~ Cross Quarter Carnival