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      December 20, 2018

      Thursday   7:00 PM

      233 4th Street Northwest
      Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

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      Holly's Ivy: A Performance by Shelby Edwards

      “Holly’s Ivy” follows Shelby's journey as she learns to deal with bereavement, love and all the wonderful shades that lay in between. By reflecting on her past through stories about her family, particularly her maternal side, Shelby remembers where she's been so that she better understands who she is and where she's going. The aim is not Resolution but Revelation. The performance will be followed by a talk back with the artist and director. We will also recognize Dr. Holly Edwards by presenting her family with the Reflector award. Shelby Marie Edwards is a poet, teaching artist, actor and arts administrator based in Chicago, IL and is delighted to bring this intimate solo work to the place she calls home. Shelby is a recent graduate of Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s professional leadership program and is a teaching artist with both the Auditorium Theatre and Emerald City Theatre. Shelby received her Bachelors from Virginia Commonwealth University and is currently a Master's student at the University of Chicago.Previous Charlottesville theatre credits include: Ragtime (Dramaturg, Live Arts), Oak and Ivy (Ensemble, Live Arts), Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (Dramaturg, Charlottesville Players Guild), and Jitney (Acting Coach, Charlottesville Players Guild). Shelby was a 2018 participant in the Chicago Musical Theatre Festival and in the 2018 Fillet of Solo Festival in Chicago. Shelby has also presented work at the New York New Works Festival in NYC.  Special thanks to: Ken and Holly Edwards, Christen Edwards, Bernice Edwards, Jean Edwards, Louise and James “Bo” Swift, Jasmine Eileen Coles and Dr. Tawnya Pettiford-Wates.  Earliana Mclaurin is beyond grateful to working with Shelby again, after directing her January 2018 solo show, "Holly's Ivy" for the Filet of Solo Festival presented by Lifeline Theatre,Chicago. Earliana (Earl) is a Chicago-based actor, writer, and teaching artist. As an actor, Earliana has worked with several Chicago theatre companies including Steppenwolf Garage Series, Prologue Theatre Company, and is company member with 2ndStory Chicago.   Earliana is a graduate of Truman State University and currently in school attaining her second masters. 

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