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Thursday, May 01, 2008

Unicorns Spotted At NYU's Tisch School

Leah Meyerhoff and cast of Unicorns staged reading at NYU's Tisch School.

Last night at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Leah Meyerhoff's 2008 Sundance Screenwriters Lab finalist Unicorns was performed during a staged reading presented by the Chairs Workshop. Unicorns tells the story of an awkward teenage girl who escapes to a fantasy world when her first romantic relationship turns increasingly abusive. You might have first heard about Unicorns here on The Film Panel Notetaker when I interviewed Leah last month. It was a great pleasure to see Unicorns read aloud last night by a talented group of actors.

Unicorns, expected to begin production this summer in Idaho, is being executive produced by Allison Anders (Gas, Food, Lodging) and produced by Heather Rae (Frozen River) and Alexis Fish (Shortbus).

Among the cast of last night's reading were:

Sarah Steele starred as Adam Sandler’s daughter in SPANGLISH, had a lead role in MAN (Sundance short 2008), and recently appeared in the off-Broadway productions of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and Speech and Debate.

Josh Caras played the lead in BUGCRUSH (Winner Sundance short 2006), and has also appeared in GRACIE, THE ASSASSINATION OF A HIGH SCHOOL PRESIDENT and DEFINITELY MAYBE.

Rufus Tureen recently appeared in TRUE ADOLESCENTS, directed by NYU alumni Craig Johnson.

Lily Medville recently appeared in the music video Team Queen, directed by Leah Meyerhoff.

Cody Lightning played the lead in FOUR SHEETS TO THE WIND and had supporting roles in SMOKE SIGNALS and BRICK.

Jessica Ryan was recently seen in the music video Eternal Flame and is currently performing in Retrograde. [Mondays, May 5 and 12 @10pm; Wednesdays, May 7 and 14 @ 10pm, Thursday, May 15 @ 10pm; Friday May 16 @10pm- Under St. Marks Theater, 94 St. Marks Place b/w 1st Ave & Ave A.]

Karl Jacob is best known for his lead role in Showtime’s THE ROOST and his recent work in Young American Bodies.

Elizabeth Dahmen recently played the lead in Ex-Antoine and Behind the Harmony and is currently starring in her own web show.

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