"This is about as good and magical as it can get.
It’s a quiet yet ferocious piece that brings the physical together with the vocal [both spoken and sung] in a way that never feels forced or manufactured."
thetheatretimes.com / CHRISTINE DEITNER
In 1936, producer David O. Selznick began a 2 year search to find an unknown to play Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind.
The story unfolds in 10 moments incorporating stylized movement, dance, song, original text, several suitcases, and the great Scarlett dress. All accompanied by live percussion.
This new work will premiere at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in June 2019.
SCARLETT FEVER Teasers!
JOHN WUCHTE - Creator/Music/Lyrics/Choreography
Beginning his career in NYC, he performed Picture of Dorian Gray, The 3 Christs, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead, Cloud 9, Balm in Gilead, and others. He was the Artistic Director of RAKKA-THAMM!!! Theater Co. for a decade adapting/directing Greek tragedies performed outside in Washington Square Park. Wrote/directed Vivian Vance is Alive and Well and Running a Chinese Take-Out. In L.A, has performed with Theatre Movement Bazaar in several pieces and is a long time member of Sacred Fools Theater Company performing in There is a Happiness That Morning Is, Valparaiso, [SIC] and Crazyface. He can be seen in the upcoming horror film Aprubtio.
MICHAEL TEOLI - Music and Arrangement
Michael Teoli is an award-winning Film and Theater Composer. Before graduating from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Teoli worked on Howard Shore's Music Team for The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. Since then, he has scored/worked on music for over 65 films. A few recent titles are The Drama Club and Neshima. His score to the feature 41 won BEST ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK at the Director's Chair Film Festival. Michael’s rock musical, Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera has played in Portland, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles and enjoyed a sold-out run at the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival. Broadway Records just released a live album: Tonya & Nancy (Highlights from the Rock Opera) Live at Feinstein’s/54 Below which Michael also co-produced. His other feature musicals include CarnEvil and The Werewolves of Hollywood Boulevard. Michael provided Music Direction, Arrangements and Additional Musical Composition for Doomsday Cabaret, Exorcistic: A Rock Musical Parody Experiment (each winning BEST MUSICAL at the Hollywood Fringe Festival) and Skullduggery: The Musical Prequel to Hamlet (which won the Ovation Award for Best Music). Michael has also done scoring for the stage including Absolutely Filthy and Stuart Gordon’s adaptation of the Kurt Vonnegut Jr. novel, The Sirens of Titan (both scores were released as albums). Michael recently scored Video Palace, the first scripted podcast produced by AMC’s Shudder network.
DEJA BOWEN - Louella Parsons
Hello! My name is Deja Bowen. I’m a aspiring actor who recently received her bachelor degree at AMDA College & Conservatory. This is my first big show since graduating and my first time attending the Fringe festival. I feel very honored to be apart of such a wonderful cast! I would like to thank my friends and family for their continuous support. www.dejabowen.com
SARA CARPENTER - Scarlett 3
Sara is delighted to be back on the Fringe stage with this exciting piece of new work. Born in Richmond, Virginia, Sara received her B.A. in Acting at Christopher Newport University. After graduation, she got to see the country in a national tour with Virginia Repertory Theatre before finding her home in Los Angeles last year. Notable roles include Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Cinderella in Into the Woods, and Marina in Pericles: Prince of Tyre. Sara is truly grateful to her family and friends for their constant support, and to John and the whole team for the opportunity to explore an often forgotten piece of cinema history. She hopes you enjoy the journey.
OLIVIA CORDELL - Kay Brown
Olivia studied theatre at USC, Brown University, and the British American Drama Academy in London. Her acting credits include Christopher in Curious Incident, Celia in As You Like It, Alonso in The Tempest, Marina in Pericles, and many other Shakespearean men. Her writing credits include the award-winning plays This Our Now, Changed and the feature film Waldgeist. Learn more at www.oliviacordell.com!
AUSTIN GOLD - Myron Selznick
Austin has resided as a Southern California native his entire life since his birth. Looking for a change of pace, he moved to Northern Arizona University to pursue a Film degree and a Theater minor. These two degrees helped Austin examine both sides of the spectrum in the film business. Austin is now currently residing in Los Angeles to continue to further his career in acting and producing.
TALIA GOODMAN - Scarlett 2
Talia Goodman received her BFA in Theater Performance from Chapman University and is now signed with Mavrick Artist Agency. This is Talia's debut at the Fringe Festival and she is beyond excited to be a part of such an incredible and creative team!
JOSHUA RIVAS - Hedda Hopper
Joshua Rivas is a Los Angeles based Actor, Drag Queen and Theatre Maker with a BFA from California Institute of the Arts. Recent credits include Red and Boiling at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Durango66 at REDCAT and The Distance Is Beautiful in collaboration with the FLAX foundation. Additionally their drag persona, ‘Rosay Ratcheté’ has performed locally and internationally, so keep a look out for your homegirl. They are thrilled to be a part of the Fringe again after an exciting run of Converted during last years Hollywood Fringe Festival.
CASSI SCHIANO - Scarlett 1
Hollywood Fringe AND Los Angeles debut! Cassi recently moved to LA from Chicago, following Route 66 as much as possible. She has trained at The University of Iowa, Stella Adler in NYC, and the Actors Gymnasium. She is an avid lover of physical theatre, new play development, and classic film, so Scarlett Fever has been a wonderful welcome into the community. Chicago highlights include The Girl in the Freudian Slip and the American premiere of Belfast Girls by Jaki McCarrick, in which she originated the role of Molly Durcan. TV/Film: Play by Play and the upcoming The World Without You. Cassi is very excited to explore, learn, and grow in the California sunshine. IG @cassi_ski
MAX UDELL - Selznick
Max Udell was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, eventually coming to California to study acting at California Institute of the Arts. He has recently appeared in The Hendrix Project, directed by Roger Guenveur Smith, as a part of The Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival. He is also currently working on Try/Step/Trip, a piece combining step-dance, poetry, and theatre, which won the 2018 National Theater Award, allowing the show to continue touring throughout the country. This is Max's second appearance in the Hollywood Fringe Festival, the first being in Oblivious, directed by Jenapher Zheng. Max is very excited to be apart of the festival for another year, and is happy to be working on another movement centric piece. He can't wait to share the work of the whole cast with you all as an audience!
KENT JENKINS - Musician
Kent Jenkins is a Los Angeles-based musician, theatre creator and YouTuber. Kent studied theatre arts at Loyola Marymount University & Dell’Arte International, but is best known for his musical work with the RimbaTubes as Snubby J (TEDx.com, The Ellen Show, MTV’s Amazingness.) He is a proud Hollywood Fringe veteran (8:03, RimbaTubes, YARN and this year’s Death and the Fool) and is very excited to be contributing music to Scarlett Fever for you right here, right now!
GORDON WIMPRESS - Musician
Drawing on 30+ years playing guitar, bass, and percussion as well as a degree from the prestigious Berklee College Of Music, Gordon has an extensive and varied musical background, having performed and written everything from hard rock to film scores, jazz to punk, funk to ambient. He also teaches private lessons, and is an in-demand performer for live and studio work. Recent projects include playing in the stage bands for the musicals “Skullduggery”, “Disateroid!” and “Shakespeare’s Last Night Out”. He will be playing in the upcoming musicals “Earth To Karen” and “Scarlett Fever”, both to premiere at the 2019 Los Angeles Fringe Theater Festival. He was also the producer/engineer/instrumentalist/co-songwriter for the original music project, YesGo