is a one-person play I've written, which I perform. It tells my
story, but, except for the details, it might be your story, too.
Don't we all have to figure out a way to become who we are, learn
about love and loss, and finally move into the center of our lives?
are some comments from places where I have performed CenterPiece...
What an extraordinary
performance! Or maybe I should say what an extraordinary piece "CenterPiece"
is! At the end, we all sat there, with very few dry eyes in the
house. When I attempted to speak (at the question and answer period
afterward), I found, to my surprise, that I could barely do so,
I was so choked up. It's not that the piece was sad, it's just that
it was so moving. I still can't tell you now why I was so moved
-- your words and your experiences just struck such universal chords.
Beautiful, beautiful work.
Artspace, Richmond, Virginia
Ellen has a
wonderful ability to tell her own story but at the exact same time
to tell ours as well. She captivated us all with her sincerity and
humor. You couldn't help but be engaged. We laughed with her and
cried with her and most of all, we felt privileged to share her
Temple Israel, Boston
engaging, and inspiring show.
Chestnut Park at Cleveland Circle, Boston
performance weaves her personal history with universal experiences
that speak to all of us. Her poetry would be more than enough to
enchant, but melded with music and simple props, she raises grief
into joy, sadness into hope. CenterPiece is an excellent presentation
for all audiences, highly recommended. Our members are still talking
Poetry Society of Virginia
from members of the audience
evening of theater!"
gave us the amazing gift of making this crazy world make more sense
than it had only one hour earlier.”
it. Your story is our story.”
experience. I felt amazed, saddened, strengthened, awed, delighted,
heartbroken, connected, uplifted, and changed.”
and memorable evening.”
If you would like to find out how you can book a performance of
CenterPiece, please send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.