DANCING TO THE EDGE OF A CLIFF: ONE WOMANS MUSICAL MYTHOLOGICAL JOURNEY TOWARD SELF-ACCEPTANCE is a one woman show written and performed by Margaret Mendenhall, directed by and developed with Jessica Lynn Johnson, set to have its world premiere in the largest solo theatre festival on the West Coast, Whitefire Theatres SOLOFEST 2019.
Incorporating music, multimedia, humor, a touch of mythology, and embodying over thirty characters, Margaret whimsically puts her psyche on stage to explore her struggle with self-acceptance and her experience of two mental breakdowns. Margaret explores not only what outside influences molded her personality, but also confronts two internal voices, representing the competing compulsions of artistry and perfectionism. Realizing in the end that what she has been taught her whole life was right, doesnt work for her.
While this is Margaret Mendenhalls first solo show, she has previously performed in childrens theatre and for two years was a member of an improv troupe. She also has written an unproduced one act play set on Mars, and hosts and produces the public access television show, MYTH IS ALL AROUND US. This year she earned her Ph.D. in Mythological Studies with Emphasis in Depth Psychology and has presented academic papers at conferences throughout the country on topics such as Star Trek and the representation of feminine energy in the arts, which was the focus of her dissertation.
Technical design by Brandon Loeser.
Festival Producers Nancy Santiago & Bryan Rasmussen
DANCING TO THE EDGE OF A CLIFF in Solofest at Whitefire Theatre!
Whitefire Theatre, Ventura Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, CA, USA