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Overcome

  • Mar 9, 2024 @ 2:00pm

Performances Saturday, March 9, 2:00PM and 5:00PM


For only $10, you can enter for a chance to win two second row tickets to Overcome on Saturday, March 9, at 2:00! Drawing will be held on March 7th. Click below to enter!


In this autobiographical journey infused with music and movement, celebrated actress Amy Brenneman (Judging Amy, Private Practice, The Leftovers, Heat, The Old Man) takes us along as she learns how to become a true ally to her daughter Charlotte, born with a rare chromosomal abnormality.

Amy and Charlotte

Years of testing and assessment yield frustratingly few results, leading Brenneman to surrender to a new path forward. Created with longtime collaborator Sabrina Peck, Overcome is funny, poignant, and powerful, taking a bold look at preconceptions of disability, what we consider “normal,” and the promise/challenge of a truly inclusive society.

Written and Produced by Amy Brenneman and Sabrina Peck
Video Designer: Michelle LaPierre
Lighting Design: Greg Hamm
Sound Engineering: Jay Sheehan
Video: Maeve Moriarty
Set:
Cris Reverdy/Michael Ernst
Stage Manager:
Morgan Dexter

This production will include performances by dancers Jesse Jason and Alison Manning as well as local actors who have performed in recent productions at the Center: Sara Bleything, Holly Hansen, Lynne Johnson, Zack Johnson, Hadassah Nelson and Rebecca Riley.

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Amy Brenneman

AMY BRENNEMAN is a founding member of the Cornerstone Theater Company, which specializes in site-specific community-based theater on themes of social justice. Favorite Cornerstone roles include Juliet in ROMEO & JULIET (Port Gibson, Mississippi), Natasha in THREE SISTERS (Montgomery, West Virginia), Clytemnestra in THE OREISTEIA (Schurz, Nevada), and Solveig in PEER GYNT (Eastport, Maine).

Other theater: CSC Rep, Lincoln Center Theater, Yale Rep, Williamstown Theater Festival, LA Theater Works, LATC, Word Theater, En Garde Arts, Spark, and The American Repertory Theater. Amy starred in the world premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated Rapture Blister Burn (Playwrights Horizons, Geffen Theater) and the world premiere of John Pollono’s Rules of Seconds. She recently starred opposite Bryan Cranston in Power of Sail (Geffen Theater) and The Sound Inside at the Pasadena Playhouse, named one of the “Best of 2023” by The Los Angeles Times.

With longtime collaborator Sabrina Peck, Amy co-created Mouth Wide Open (The Yard, American Repertory Theater) and Threshold (The Yard, En Garde Arts).

Amy created, executive produced, and starred in “Judging Amy” (three Golden Globe nominations, three Emmy Award nominations, SAG nomination) based on the work of her mother, the Honorable Judge Frederica Brenneman. Other television: “NYPD Blue” (2 Emmy nominations, SAG award), “Frasier,” “Heartbeat” (exec producer), “Goliath,” “VEEP,” “Private Practice,” “The Leftovers,” (Peabody Award, Critic’s Choice nomination), “Tell Me Your Secrets,” and “Shining Girls” opposite Elisabeth Moss. She currently stars in “The Old Man” on Hulu with Jeff Bridges and John Lithgow.

Film credits include CASPER, FEAR, DAYLIGHT, HEAT, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, THE JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB, PEEL, THE LOOK OF LOVE, and WORDS AND PICTURES. Amy has a long collaboration with Rodrigo Garcia, with whom she worked on NINE LIVES, THINGS YOU CAN TELL JUST BY LOOKING AT HER and MOTHER AND CHILD.

Amy produced and directed the documentary “The Way the World Should Be” about the trailblazing work of the CHIME Institute and its mission of inclusive education.

For her activist work, Amy has been honored by Women in Film, The Brady Center, the League of Women Voters, the California State Assembly, the National Children’s Alliance, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the Help Group and the Producer’s Guild of America, among others. She traveled to Peru as an ambassador for CARE and currently serves on the Creative Council for the Center for Reproductive Rights. In 2016, she was part of the amicus brief for the Supreme Court case Whole Women’s v. Hellerstedt and received the Eleanor Roosevelt Award from The Feminist Majority for her ongoing commitment to reproductive rights.

Amy earned a degree in Comparative Religion at Harvard, with a specialty in Indo-Tibetan religion, studying sacred dance and indigenous rituals in Kathmandu, Nepal. She is married to writer/director Brad Silberling and has two children, Charlotte and Bodhi.

Sabrina Peck

Sabrina Peck

Sabrina Peck (co-conceiver; director) is a director, choreographer, educator and community-engaged theater artist. She often travels to diverse communities to collaborate with professionals and local residents on movement-rich productions that reflect the history and lifeblood of those people and places: Common Green/Common Ground, with NYC community gardeners from Brooklyn, East Village, Harlem and the Bronx; Speaking our Streets, with former tobacco workers in Durham, NC; Commodities, with commodities pit traders on Wall Street; Odakle Ste with Bosnian Muslim refugees in Croatia; and To the River, with 40 children from Hell's Kitchen. She was an early member with Amy Brenneman of Cornerstone Theater Company, choreographing epic adaptations of Shakespeare plays with local residents of communities across America. Her directing and/or choreography has been presented at Lincoln Center Theater, The American Repertory Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, New York Shakespeare Festival in the Park, The Public Theater, Yale Rep, Classic Stage and La Mama. She has taught at Harvard, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Duke University, Brooklyn College and Columbia. Peck is also the founder and executive director of CityStep, an arts and social impact organization based in multiple cities. Sabrina Peck and Amy Brenneman are longtime collaborators. This is the third piece drawn from Amy’s life experience that Sabrina has co-created and directed (including Interstates and Mouth Wide Open). She has s BA from Harvard in Social Studies and an MFA in Directing from Brooklyn College.
SabrinaPeck.com | CityStep.org

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