"My Life in a Minor Key"...a comedy in one act.
a live comedy performance about a woman who tries to make you laugh and succeeds part of the time. If she’s lucky.
performed by Erin Roy
directed by Aitor Basauri
Premiered Summer 2018 in Jackson Hole, WY
Booking Questions? email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Dancers’ Workshop at 307-733-6398
Produced by Babs Case during creative residencies at Dancers' Workshop
OUR CREATIVE TEAM
ERIN ROY, Performer Erin is an actor/creator/producer based in Brooklyn, NY and works frequently in Jackson Hole, WY. She trained and danced professionally as a classical and modern dancer, studied acting in New York City, and served on development and artistic staffs of New York Philharmonic, Grand Teton Music Festival, and Dancers’ Workshop. She is currently Managing Director of David Dorfman Dance. In 2017 she formed Roy Productions as a vehicle for combining her multidisciplinary passions. Current projects include Brave Spirit - a highly expressive video game, a screenplay adaptation of Macbeth in collaboration with Director(a) Yara Travieso, her podcast “Thoughtful Conversations with Badass Women” produced by singer/songwriter Lizdelise, and her one woman show “My Life In a Minor Key” directed by Aitor Basauri. In the spring of 2018 Erin completed artist residencies at Dancers’ Workshop Jackson Hole and Alabama School of Fine Arts, taught the class “Marketing for Artists” at Connecticut College Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology and moderated the Dance Films Association Dance Film Lab in New York City. She is a frequent collaborator of dance-for-camera company Hole Dance Films and shove gently dance/theatre, and works regularly as an actor and voice-over artist.
AITOR BASAURI, Director Spymonkey’s Joint Artistic Director, is one of the most sought after and leading teachers of clown and physical comedy in the world. He regularly runs Spymonkey masterclasses in London, Brighton and New York, is a staff tutor at Cirque du Soleil Las Vegas, and teaches at Ecole Phillipe Gaulier.
Aitor studied at the Centro Andaluz de Teatro in Seville and at the Philippe Gaulier School in London. He performed in The Servant of Two Masters at Sheffield Crucible (1996), Axomate at the Seville Expo (1992), Eulenspiegel (1991) and in Karl’s Kuhne Gassenchau’s Grand Paradis and Stau in Zurich (1997 and 1998). He directed Little Prince for Donkey Productions (1997), Un Vento Impetuoso for La Canoppia (1996) and Meci Y Me Fui for Pez Enraya ( 1997). In 1999 he appeared in Circus Knie, the Swiss State Circus, and in 2000 formed his own company Punto Fijo, based in Bilbao. He also appeared in Cirque Images’ 2003 series Solstrom for Bravo Cable Network, performed in Zumanity – Another Side of Cirque du Soleil at the New York New York Hotel Casino, Las Vegas, 2003-05, and in Bertold Brecht’s Senor Carrera’s Rifles at the Young Vic, directed by Paul Hunter (2007). More...
SYDNEY BRYAN, Production Manager Sydney Bryan is a dancer and an aquanaut. She's passionate about gardening, hiking, photography, Search and Rescue, and bakes gluten free baked goods in her free time. P.S. I made the chocolate cake.
BABS CASE, Creative Producer Babs Case is artistic director of Dancers’ Workshop in Jackson, Wyoming. She has performed, choreographed, and taught modern dance throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada, and South America. She attributes her multidisciplinary approach to dance to her professional affiliations with the Harry Partch Foundation and Company, Richard Landry of the Philip Glass Ensemble, and Lincoln Center Institute and Obie award winning actor Bob Berky. More...
SHAWN HOVE, Video/Media Designer The artistic director of shove gently dance/theatre, Shawn received his MFA in Choreography and Dance Technology from the Ohio State University (OSU) in 2005 and his BFA in Dance from Cornish College of the Arts in 1997. He is a multidisciplinary dance artist investigating and working in dance as a choreographer, dancer, collaborator, educator, lighting designer and media artist. From 2005-2010, he was on faculty in OSU’s Department of Dance, where he was a Technology and Media Advisor for faculty and student research. He also taught technology-based courses in video editing and media in performance. As co-video director, he works for the Bates Dance Festival where he helps document the festival’s events. More...
LUKE DAKOTA ZENDER, Choreographer A Jackson Hole native, Luke Dakota Zender, is excited to be in his hometown and contribute to the community through dance education and performance. With studies ranging from Debbie Allen Dance Academy to a NYC-based Peridance Conservatory Ballet program (under Igal Perry), Luke has cultivated diverse movement modalities, dancing with Panacea Performing Arts in Los Angeles and Contemporary Dance Wyoming. Through the Dancers’ Workshop artist-in-residence program, he has also studied with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company and performed in workshops with David Dorfman Dance. Luke has started to research what it means to create and choreograph for himself, celebrating the ideas of gestural movement, performance art and
the human condition.
"Tour de Farce by the brave and brilliant Erin Roy, whose performance puts the "D" in Dysfunction Desperation. OK - BOTH!"
- Diana, Audience Member
"My Life in a Minor Key is a triumph and a very necessary injection of weirdness, vulnerability, and humor into Jackson's theatrical score. Erin's one-woman show is a celebration of the possibilities of theatre and performance, a 60-minute ode to ambition, lofty dreams, and the anxiety and fear that hold us back from achieving both. Sitting in the audience, I couldn't hide my expression of pure joy and wonder."
- Andrew Munz, Planet Jackson Hole
"Inventive. Creative. Intelligent. And superbly acted."
- Shannon McCormick, Programming Director, Center for the Arts, Jackson Hole, WY
"This is a terrific work of art. Erin indeed bares her soul."
- Mark, Audience Member
"Erin is a brave, hilarious and very talented powerhouse."
- Ali, Audience Member
"The piece became a topic of conversation at our dinner. There is something for everyone to relate to in the piece. It's an openhearted engagement of the human spirit in all of its doubts, hopes and triumphs."
- Rhea, Audience Member
"Amazing, inspiring, and courageous. An emotional wave. You have instilled in me your strength, your freedom. You are my idol Erin!"
- Angell, Audience Member
"This show is profoundly weird. The one woman of this one-woman show is quirky and all over the place, and you can't help but laugh with/at her."
- Anonymous Audience Member