a few photos from rehearsals and shows. . .
MIMI'S NON-VERBAL OPERA, WAZO WAZO
Back row: Tony Abatemarco, Marta Woodhull, Roxanne Mayweather, Craig Zehms. Front: Judy Schonebaum, Mark Bringleson, Jan Munroe and Nijole Sparkiss. Lighting by Barbara Ling
Above: Mimi playing the Isabella character in Bertolt Brecht's play, Roundheads and Peekheads (inspired by Measure for Measure) ~ directed by Andy Doe, head of UC Santa Cruz Drama Dept.
resting before The White Whore And The Bit Player, 1972, Antioch College
In the 1st SF Playwrights Foundation Festival, directed by Alma Becker
Jesse Borrego from Joanne Akalaitis's GREEN CARD (Mimi was a cast member too)
Mimi and Ona Verushka singing The Alabama Song from Little Mahagony. Directed by R.G. Davis at Epic West.
Mimi in Wallace Shawn's solo piece, The Fever, at Lauderdale House, London, Directed by the superb Eve Pearce, formerly of the Royal Shakespeare Co. Early 90s.
Greg Thirloway flying over B D Wong in Mimi's multi-mediat piece, See Below Middle Sea at the Mark Taper Forum's TAPER TOO festival, late 80s.
Cast of Wazo Wazo, composed and created by Mimi Seton mid '80s, LA.
Cast of Brain Hotel, L.A. c. 1982: Mimi, Mark Bringleson, Bill Castellino, Jane Shulman ~ all writer-performers. Dir. by Tony Abatemarco.
Roxanne Mayweather in See Below Middle Sea
Mimi with manuscript of See Below Middle Sea for LA Weekly Interview
Cast of See Below Middle Sea
With B.D. Wong, star of Mimi's 'See Below Middle Sea'
Greg Thirloway, William Paisley and Roxanne Mayweather in See Below Middle Sea, Taper, Too
Don Preston (Mothers of Invention) played for Mimi's pieces, Wazo Wazo and See Below Middle Sea
Judith Schonebaum, singer in Wazo Wazo
Comedy of Errors cast~ Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Mimi, Joe Spano, Karen Ingenthron, Ron Vernan, Linda Lee Johnson.
Playwright John O'keefe int he middle ~ Mark Bringleson and Tina Preston on the ends
Cast of Green Card ~ including Mimi, Jessie Nelson, Jesse Borrego, Jim Nishida, Ray Birke, Dana Lee, Alma Martinez, Rosalind Chao, Costulo Guerra an Josie Park ~ at the Mark Taper Forum
Mimi getting a kiss from Dick Shawn in The Emperor's New Clothes, (Showtime TV)
Composer Matthew Goldsby rehearsing for the reading of Mimi's, Body Without Bones, for Skylight Theatre 2015
Mimi playing Fanny in La Geographie Du Desir, Theatre Grevin, Paris. Dir. by Tony Abatemaro.
Jean Francois Rey in performance at U of Paris (dir by Mimi)
Tommie Thompson (from The Wiz) in Mimi's singing class in NYC 2013
Nick Fryman, pianist, with MB Gordy, drummer, Music Medicine Show excerpt, Studio Stage, L.A. 2015
Angie Jarre, Cortez Alexander and Ali Olmo singing a tune from Body Without Bones by Matt Goldsby and Mimi for Playwrights' Arena fundraiser, L.A. 2014
Marianne Lewis ~ singer and inspirational speaker who has worked with Mimi on several projects, including this year's Music Medicine Show excerpt.
Tony Gonzales singing in The Music Medicine Show excerpt 2015, conceived and composed by Mimi Seton
Patrick De Santis, a colleague of Mimi's from the improvisation company Brew Ha Ha and Peggy Baldwin, cellist for Mimi's play, The Abduction Of Lady Wen Chi
Music Medicine Show excerpt, Studio Stage, L.A. 2015. MB Gordy, Tony Gonzalez, Cade Parenti
Tony Gonzales, Cade Parenti, T.R. Krupa and Chris Acuff singing in an excerpt from the Music Medicine Show, 2015
Mimi with cast of Music Medicine
Roxanne, Marianne, Natalie and Kerry (L to R) Music Medicine excerpt
with Laurie O'Brien, star of Mimi's play reading: Conversations With The Water Man
Mimi and Chazz Frichtel, bass player, at the reading of MOTHER MORPHINE, written and performed by Mimi with Chazz and Rick Casorla at Altadena Library, 2015
Actors Angela Paton, (Mimi), Darrell Larson, O-Lan Jones and Jessica Rao at the reading-with-songs of Mimi's play, Body Without Bones, Skylight Theatre, L.A. 2015
Lily Knight & Anna Mathias, Mimi, Mindy Kittay and Tina Preston
Rehearsing The Music Medicine Show (excerpt) 2015, L.A.
Mega-talent, O-Lan Jones in Mimi's play, Body Without Bones ~ a reading with songs at Skylight Theatre.
Actor, singer, composer, pianist John Allee, who played Male Mother in the reading at Skylight theatre of Mimi's play, Body Without Bones. Music by Matthew Goldsby.
Ali Olmo who sang on the demo for Body Without Bones and has done several of Mimi's musical projects prior, including the solo demo for CAT/GATO ~ a song Mimi wrote from Sesame Street star, Sonia Menzano.
Jessica Rao and Anna Mathias rehearsing for the Body Without Bones reading at Skylight Theatre, L.A. 2013
Tony Abatemarco with the the director of the Body Without Bones reading, Julianne Just
Robert Boress (L) who played in Mimi's piece 'See Below' and Fu Ding Cheng who did the cover art for her jazz albums
Story-teller and percussionist, Danya Schwartz, whose one-woman show ('Aye Aye Aye Oy Vey!') Mimi co-directed for performance at Beyond Baroque, 2014
Cast of Mimi's show, Blue Corridor, created by Mark Bringleson
Roxanne Mayweather and Craig Zehms rehearsing See Below Middle Sea at Taper, Too
Setting up the piano for Mimi's voice workshops at Pearl Studios, NYC
Mimi in a small role on Streets of San Francisco with Michael Douglas...playing an angry young prostitute