NYFA Instructor Wins Big at Fringe Theater Festival

August 12, 2013

New York Film Academy instructor Anastasia Coon, who teaches voice in the acting program and Public Speaking in LAS, scored big time at the recent LA Fringe Theatre Festival for Gracie and Rose. Gracie and Rose live off the land love off the grid in 1950′s Wyoming – where wild horses run free and appearances are deceiving. Gracie lives as George so she and Rose can be together. The play brings about the question, is true love in the body worth the cost of living a lie in the world?
Here are some of the accolades for Gracie and Rose:

Winner | Best of Fringe Extension
Nominee | Best Solo Show (Top 5 out of 45 solo shows)

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  • “Her Gracie and Rose makes Boys Don’t Cry look like children’s theatre!” Kristina Wong, Award Winning Solo Performer
  • “Poetry returns to the theatre. Don’t miss Gracie and Rose, this is what theatre is meant to do.” -Sheana Ochoa, SLAM
  • Ms. Magazine’s Top 3 Picks of the Fringe
  • “This is a timely play about a current issue that is only now being resolved – 50 years after the time the play is set. I highly recommend this play for everyone who believes in equality.” -Bob Leggett, Examiner.com
  • “A great script, a powerful performance rooted in strong character work, and visceral imagery merge into a tour de force production that exemplifies what one-person theatre should be.” -Gregory Crafts, Managing Director of Theatre Unleashed