"E. Bonnie Lewis shone in all the facets of her complex character — from wide-eyed teenager being married off to Henry VI of England, to high-powered ruler of England, to mother suffering personal tragedy, to penniless exile. A dancer as well as actor…a small gesture of her hand or turn of her mouth could bring deep humanity and vulnerability to this ambitious and volatile character."
Alex Henteloff (Theatre reviewer for Casa Magazine) recently hailed E. Bonnie Lewis as “always commanding, our own younger Judy Dench.”
In the art that we produce, we enter into a process of creation. What we want to express, how we want to express it and the characters we are creating unfolds before us, revealing to us, in layers, that which leads to what we manifest and demonstrate in our theatrical productions.
"DramaDogs has done it again--Tales of Woo & Woe is a valentine to love itself. Piecing together Shakespeare's most enduring lines on the subject and taking their signature movement-oriented approach, they add in original music, and the stage is set for an absorbing and heartfelt hour with these shimmering performers."
- Justine Sutton
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Who We Are
DramaDogs is a multidisciplinary and project driven theater production company that celebrates the creative process of performance through collaborative dialogues between the director, performer, technical and administrative segments of each production or event. It is the intention of DramaDogs to develop theatrical pieces, training programs, and educational outreach activities to touch the human spirit.
DramaDogs recognizes that theater arts provide the environment for a rich creative and collaborative process. This process allows artists of various disciplines to work toward the inception, development, and production of theatrical pieces. These performances in turn enrich and entertain the artists and the audience at large. The company is concurrently dedicated to outreach programs and experiences for youth in public and private schools.
Different from the autocratic director/producer artistic vision practiced by most professional companies, DramaDogs utilizes the self as the artist. It is the artists' experiences, in life and in rehearsal, that are the most viable creative tool toward performance. DramaDogs crafts challenging theatrical productions and workshops that provide opportunities for actors to explore and discover their own creativity through their personal experiences, discoveries and awareness. Within the collaboration and dialogue at production meetings, rehearsal and in the final performances, the director, designers, actors and technicians are involved on two levels. Their voiced ideas are heard and are then applied to the overall vision of the theater piece. The artists working together reveal and bring forward an artistic statement that potentially becomes art.
Ken Gilbert and E. Bonnie Lewis began their collaborative work in the theater in Pasadena during the summer and fall of 1991. Following several successful productions, DramaDogs was established in 1998 and registered as a non-profit in 2000. Continuing to work with and develop original material, DramaDogs stimulates and provokes personal and social responses from its audiences.
Queen Undaunted: Margaret of Anjou
The Divorce Museum by Terre Ouwehand
Choir by Bradley Smith
Stoop . . .
Cardinal Sin, an Indulgence
The Chairs by Eugene Ionesco
Oh, The Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss
Infinite Notion by Michelle Osborne & Erica S. Connell
Out of Context