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Marfa girl debuts as a playwright and director Saturday

May 18th, 2017 under Arts » Uncategorized
Nalu Gruschkus

Nalu Gruschkus

MARFA — Nalu Gruschkus will make her debut as a playwright and director of It’s There For You at the Crowley Theater this Saturday May 20th at 7:30 PM.  (Doors at 7:00 PM).

Nalu has grown up in Marfa. She has always been drawn to the theater, as a small child and up into the present. The theatrical community of Marfa has always allowed Nalu to thrive and be a part of their performances. She has learned to appreciate the hard work of an actress and the time and energy it takes to find your character and then learn from them. She is very thankful to have had so many unique mentors throughout her years as a Marfa citizen.

Many of these same mentors are taking part in It’s There For You.  Actors include Yoseff Ben-Yehuda, Pam Breithaupt, Michael Camacho, Nalu Gruschkus,  Rae Anna Hample, Darby Hillman, Mallory Jones,  Ian Lewis, Sara Melancon, Natalie Melendez, Marcy Mitchell and Arthur Ruiz.   Rob Crowley shot the video performance and did the lighting design.  Carolyn Pfeiffer helped Nalu with the production.  Tim Crowley and Peggy O’Brien have facilitated the Crowley Theater.

Nalu says “ This has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I have loved processing the work of an organizer rather than the performer. I feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to begin this new challenge with the individuals I have grown to love.   My goal in creating this performance, is to highlight some of the most challenging and understated relationships that we as society often ignore, belittle, or label. Listen and observe as these individuals navigate their way though conflict, fear, satisfaction, and maturity. Each character has a story and a reason, just like you. All of these scenes are being performed for you as the audience to learn and grow from. I wanted to present honesty. Create an atmosphere for contemplation and imagination”.

Nalu soon to be 15 years has been accepted to the New Mexico School of the Arts and will be going off to Santa Fe this summer.

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