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19 April 2012 @ 07:29 pm
Together with Mother's House at Newport Beach Film Festival, California.

The Love Guide
Derek Purvis, David Pomes 2011
Categories: Feature, Spotlight

Run time: 81 min. | U.S.A. | Language: English

A small town chicken farmer experiencing financial difficulties does what any down to earth person would do - they go on a reality show! Millie, who runs a chicken farm, is conflicted with her love for her chickens and her family's financial state. Angela Lovecraft hosts a traveling reality show and chooses this chicken farmer as her next target. When Millie decides to go on the reality show to save her farm, two worlds collide and more than just the chickens will be affected.

Sat, Apr 28 - 8:00 PM --> there will be a Q&A with cast and crew after.
Tue, May 01 - 6:00 PM

About the film:
Cast & Crew
director: David Pomes, Derek Purvis
screenwriter: Christy Cashman
Cast: Christy Scott Cashman, Jay Herrington, Kathryn Erbe, Parker Posey
producer: Christy Cashman, Derek Purvis
composer: Patrick Ruth
cinematographer: Patrick Ruth
editor: Branan Edgens

Tickets between $12 to $15. Click here to find out more.

Follow Saint Aire at facebook or twitter. Here is also their new homepage. (I can't believe they didn't check how to spell their actors names *roll with eyes*. Sigh, there was also a screening at April 10th at MPC, Massachusetts. The information policy of this production company is so irreproducible for me.)

Mother's House
Davis Hall 2011
Categories: Short

Run time: 26 min. | U.S.A.

While cleaning out his late mother's home, Thomas and his wife uncover increasingly disturbing secrets until the conflict between memory and truth threatens to destroy them both.

Tue, May 01 - 4:00 PM
screens with...

Trials And Short Tribulations
Rigby | Christopher Oroza 2010
Mr. Nakamura's Addiction | Scott Eriksson 2011
Maddoggin' | Terence Heuston
Moving Forward | Joshua Weber 2010

About the film:
Cast & Crew
director: Davis Hall
screenwriter: Davis Hall, Ingrid Price
Cast: Denny Dillon, Eddie Schweighardt, Kathryn Erbe, Tim Guinee
producer: Davis Hall, Ingrid Price
composer: Malcolm Payne
cinematographer: Roger Grange
editor: Anne Barliant

Tickets $12. Click here to find out more.
18 April 2012 @ 02:44 pm
After her busy weekend and Monday in Chicago Kathryn attended the Federal Enforcement Homeland Security Foundation 2012 Tom Ridge Homeland Security Awards yesterday.

Follow the link to my LJ for the event description and a few photos.
Actress Kathryn Erbe to raise the curtain in NIDA’s Addiction Performance Project

Kathryn Erbe leads an impressive cast in the Addiction Performance Project, an innovative continuing medical education (CME) program for doctors and other health providers, on April 16 in the Chicago, Ill. area. The performance is a project of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, and is designed to help doctors and other health professionals better identify and help drug-abusing patients in primary care settings, and to break down the stigma associated with drug addiction.

The program will begin with a dramatic reading of Act III of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night, with Kathryn Erbe reading the part of Mary Tyrone, the morphine addicted matriarch of a family devastated by addiction. Ms. Erbe joins other notable leading ladies, including Debra Winger and Blythe Danner, in reading this role as part of the Addiction Performance Project. The reading will be followed by an expert panel reaction and facilitated audience discussion to explore the challenges for providers in working with addicted patients and the experience of these patients and their families. The performance is free and open to the public. Advance registration is recommended.

What: NIDA’s Addiction Performance Project
When: Monday, April 16, 2012, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Where: Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine
Lurie Building - Hughes Auditorium
303 E. Superior, Chicago, Ill.
Who: Featured Actors (subject to change)
Kathryn Erbe (Mary Tyrone)
Arliss Howard (James Tyrone)
Bob Braswell (Edmund Tyrone)
Polly Noonan (Cathleen)
Featured Panel Members Daniel Angres, M.D. (Feinberg School of Medicine)
Michael Fleming, M.D., M.P.H. (Feinberg School of Medicine)
Daniel McGehee, Ph.D. (University of Chicago)
A performance will also be held earlier that day for registrants of the 42nd National Council Mental Health and Addictions Conference. If you are a journalist and wish to attend either of these performances, please send an email to: media@nida.nih.gov.

The project is part of NIDAMED, NIDA's outreach to practicing physicians, physicians in training, and other health professionals. The Addiction Performance Project has a limited run through 2013. For more information, visit: www.drugabuse.gov/nidamed/APP.

Follow Addiction Performance Project news on Twitter at @NIDANews, or join the conversation by using: #nidaAPP.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse is a component of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIDA supports most of the world’s research on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction. The Institute carries out a large variety of programs to inform policy and improve practice. Fact sheets on the health effects of drugs of abuse and information on NIDA research and other activities can be found on the NIDA home page at www.drugabuse.gov, which is now compatible with your smartphone, iPad or tablet. To order publications in English or Spanish, call NIDA’s DrugPubs research dissemination center at 1-877-NIDA-NIH or 240-645-0228 (TDD) or fax or email requests to 240-645-0227 or drugpubs@nida.nih.gov. Online ordering is available at http://drugpubs.drugabuse.gov. NIDA’s media guide can be found at http://drugabuse.gov/mediaguide/, and its new easy-to-read website can be found at www.easyread.drugabuse.gov.

About the National Institutes of Health (NIH): NIH, the nation's medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit www.nih.gov.

Steppenwolf aids teens with a TV star’s support
BY ALISA M. ALEXANDER April 5, 2012 8:38PM

The stage at Steppenwolf Theatre has been graced by some of the most celebrated performers in the world, from Gary Sinise to Joan Allen and John Malkovich. What you may not know is that every year Steppenwolf’s Auxiliary Council throws one of the city’s wildest annual fund-raisers, the Red or White Ball.

The next generation of Chicago philanthropists is expected at the vintage-chic venue Architectural Artifacts. VIP tickets grant early partygoers bountiful culinary delights created by Chicago’s hottest chefs from the Pump Room, Fred’s restaurant, Paris Club and Zed 451; spirits will be served up by the master mixologists of Barrelhouse Flat.

In addition to chatting up Steppenwolf performers and honorary chairs Lily Mojekwu and Robert Schleifer, guests will be competing in a silent auction . Funds raised at the event benefit Steppenwolf for Young Adults . Kathryn Erbe, honorary Red or White Ball chair and star of TV’s “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” tells Cause & Event about the SYA’s community programs.

Q. When did you first become engaged in the Steppenwolf Young Adults program?

A. My first real connection to the program was when I took part in the Steppenwolf version of the “It Gets Better” campaign that was spearheaded by the folks who run the SYA. Since then I have become more aware of the amazing work they are doing, and I am in awe and so proud to be able to be here to support them.

Q. What’s the main focus of Steppenwolf for Young Adults?

A. The SYA is focused on offering access to high-quality performing arts experiences to young people and families in Chicago’s underserved communities. The SYA also works to [solve] the shortages on arts resources in public schools. The two SYA productions each season are specifically crafted to engage teens in the 12-19 age range, and they then actually reach upward of 15,000 high school students, teachers and family audiences.

Q. Fifteen thousand students is really impressive. How is the SYA doing it?

A. Well, to make our Steppenwolf for Young Adult productions accessible to everyone, Steppenwolf offers deeply subsidized tickets. The schools pay around $6-$7.50 per student to attend weekday matinee performances, while the top ticket prices for public performances on the weekends are $20.

Q. What makes the Red or White Ball a unique event?

A. There is something for everyone, and it’s just really social and fun. I think the auction and raffle prizes are pretty cool, too. You can win a private party on a rooftop garden; a little weekend getaway to Lake Geneva; tickets to a Broadway show — and of course a Steppenwolf Theatre Company Premium Package is being raffled off too! The event originated as an intimate wine tasting, hence the “Red or White.” It kept growing and growing, and eventually became the Red or White Ball we know now. I also like to let people know that they do not need to wear red or white to the event.

Q. What do you miss most about the Chicago theater scene?

A. I miss the Steppenwolf actors and directors and crew. Everyone at the theater. What a talented and passionate group of people! I also really miss the audience and the critics. I miss the intelligence and supportive nature of the audience and the critics in Chicago; it’s more of a dialogue than it feels like in New York.

Q. What was your favorite onstage moment with Steppenwolf?

A. Oh, that may be too difficult to narrow down to one moment! The first moment that comes to mind, for some strange reason, is late in the run of “Grapes [of Wrath],” when we were all getting silly, Bob Breuler would walk around as Pa Joad and come talk to the group of people I was standing with in the background of a scene, and he would pass gas silently and move on. It took us a moment to realize the parting gift he had blessed us with, but we couldn’t react to it since we were “in the play!”

Q.What are your favorite things to do in Chicago?

A. Of course I love to see whatever is playing at Steppenwolf! I love to eat, too. The food in this city is so amazingly good. I love to walk along the lake and go to the zoo and Lincoln Park. Last time I was in Chicago I had a great time downtown walking around by the Bean and that whole area. It’s changed so much!

The Sun-Times proudly supports Steppenwolf Theatre.

02 April 2012 @ 09:56 pm

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Photographer: Thos Robinson

02 April 2012 @ 07:27 pm

See over which tweet I stumbled a few minutes ago. Unfortunately the event is sold out. Let's hope of a few photos (but not of WENN ;o)

It's going to be a great night for women in politics at #WCFGala. Special guests include @MarthaStewart and Law & Order star Kathryn Erbe!

29 March 2012 @ 10:34 pm
01-13 Kathryn Erbe as Det. Alex Eames
14-26 Vincent D'onofrio as Det. Bobby Goren
27-31 Det. Goren & Det. Eames
32-38 Whole Cast
39-53 Courtney B. Vance as ADA Ron Carver
54-65 Jamey Sheridan as Captain Jimmy Deakins
66-67 Deakins & Carver

[HERE] at untapdtreasure
29 March 2012 @ 10:05 pm
Via the facebook page of Steppenwolf: Steppenwolf Ensemble member and star of Law & Order: Criminal Intent Kathryn Erbe will be the Red or White Ball Honorary Chair!

And over twitter: Join 600 young philanthropists @ the Red or White Ball. Honorary Chair: ensemble member Kathryn Erbe http://steppenwolf.org/rowb

For more information visit my LJ.
28 March 2012 @ 07:31 pm
Here are a few more photos of Kathryn at her both last events: Tribes and Atlantic Theater Company Spring Gala Presents Bring It On Home. - I love the two pics of the Atlantic Theater Company Flickr.

You can find the pictures here and also some I showed before but with other watermark: