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Marjie is thrilled to announce that she has been asked to join a team of ASTEP Volunteer Teaching Artists in India this spring!! She will be teaching musical theatre for an arts camp at Shanti Bhavan Children's Project for 3 weeks in May and June with a team of 9 other volunteers. Shanti Bhavan is a residential school in rural India that provides education for children from India’s lowest castes who would not otherwise have adequate learning opportunities. The school supports the children in all aspects from age 4 through their college years. ASTEP (Artists Striving to End Poverty) partners with the school to provide arts education to enhance the students’ social and emotional development. Marjie has wanted to volunteer with ASTEP for years and is ecstatic to finally make it happen! 

As with all volunteer programs, outside support is greatly appreciated to help bolster the work of the organization and volunteers. If you’d like to help support her work as a volunteer with ASTEP, follow the link to donate

March

On Monday, March 12, at 7pm, Marjie played a lead in "It's Just Not Important" at Emerging Artists Theatre's 20th Annual New Work Series at the TADA Theatre in Chelsea. The short play, written and directed by Joan Forster, centers on the theme of #MeToo and the conversations we are all having about and because of this important movement. 

On Saturday, March 10, Marjie filmed a musical scene for the upcoming indie film What Are We?, written and directed by Jonah Feingold. Marjie is Associate Choreographer to Brandon Powers for the scene, and will also be a featured dancer. 

On Saturday, March 3, Marjie played Mariana and Abhorson in a Shakesbeer Players production of Measure for Measure-- a rousing good time. 

February

On Friday, February 23, from 7-9pm, Marjie performed 1940s-era Big Band hits at the Museum of the City of New York for "New York's Golden Ice Age" while skaters from the Ice Theatre of New York performed on an indoor synthetic rink. The event accompanied the Museum's current exhibition, New York on Ice: Skating in the City.

January

"...Shrimpton really shined, showing her magnificent potential as a performer."
-- Cabaret Scenes Magazine, Jan. 31, 2018


On January 26, Marjie performed her solo cabaret debut to a SOLD OUT audience in What Would Judy Do? at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre downtown. With Judy Garland as muse, she sang old and new, and shared stories and memories of one the greatest talents in American history.

The evening featured collaborations with incredible guest artists, including Lauren Patten (Fun Home) and Daniel Emond (Great Comet, Lion and Spaniel, The Blue Eyed Bettys). 

Directed and co-conceived by Michael Pesce
Accompanied by Max Gordon (The Band's Visit)


Watch songs from the show here! 

 

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ArdenEverywhere

OCTOBER 2017:

  • A venue is set for Marjie's solo cabaret debut! She will perform What Would Judy Do? at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre on Friday, January 26th at 9:30pm. She is very excited to chase cares away (or try to) by channeling some J. Garland classics with some modern twists and the help of a few friends to start out the new year. Please join!
  • Arden/Everywhere: The As You Like It Project runs at Baruch Performing Arts Center from Oct. 8 - 28!  Marjie is Assistant Movement Director to Brandon Powers for the production, directed by Jessica Bauman.

SEPTEMBER 2017:

  • Marjie begins rehearsals for Arden/Everywhere: The As You Like It Project as Assistant Movement Director to Brandon Powers. Directed by Jessica Bauman, this production re-frames As You Like It as a story about refugees, dislocation, and resilience in an attempt to respond to the intolerable refugee crisis today. The show opens at Baruch Performing Arts Center on Sunday, October 8th. Get your tickets here!

JULY 2017: 

  • Marjie is thrilled to join the team of the New York Musical Festival production of the original musical The Goree All-Girl String Band as Movement Assistant to Choreographer Brandon Powers! The musical features book and lyrics by Michael Bradley, music by Artie Sievers, direction by Ashley Brooke Monroe, and music direction and orchestrations by Max Gordon.
    Performances begin Monday, July 24th at 8pm at the Acorn Theatre on Theatre Row! 

JUNE 2017: 

  • On Monday, June 26, Marjie is excited to join Douglas Waterbury-Tieman and the cast and team of Johnny and the Devil's Box for a reading of the new musical. 

MAY 2017: 

  • On Thursday, May 25, Marjie performed with Jennifer Jancuska + The BringAbout in a Kevin Spacey Grant presentation for the new rock opera THE DEMISE, written by Joel Stein, with additional book, music, and lyrics by Doug Kreeper and Elizabeth Yng-Wong. Directed by Shaun Peknic, THE DEMISE will be part of this year's New York Musical Festival. Best of luck to the team! 

APRIL 2017:

  • On Monday, April 24, Marjie films a music video with the incredibly talented Daniel Emond for his new concept album The Whale, directed by Thomas Rowell with cinematography by Gideon de Villiers and choreography by Andrew Harper. She will be a featured dancer in the video. Can't wait to shoot with this beautiful cast and creative team! 
     
  • Marjie is thrilled to collaborate with Jennifer Jancuska + The BringAbout for an immersive concert of HALF BAKED, a new theatrical experience showcasing three new works in progress by songwriter Elliah Heifetz (Dust Can't Kill Me) and director Srda Vasiljevic (Dust Can't Kill MeSpring Awakening). The concert will be held on Thursday, April 20th at 8pm at Cape House in Brooklyn. Read BroadwayWorld's write-up about the concert here!
     
  • Marjie joins The BringAbout for the Drama League Rough Draft Residency of Douglas Waterbury-Tieman's new bluegrass musical Johnny and the Devil's Box, directed by John Hurley, co-directed and choreographed by Jennifer Jancuska. The Rough Draft presentation will take place on Monday, April 10th at 7pm. 
     
  • Marjie releases a new edited improv dance video using footage shot in Williamsburg, VA. Check it out on her media page!
 With Michael Johnson of  Kickshaw Hutch  - December 2016

With Michael Johnson of Kickshaw Hutch - December 2016

FEBRUARY 2017:

  • Marjie collaborates with Kickshaw Hutch for a second time (!) on song for their debut EP stars, they're going obsolete. The EP and song, "Winter Woods," is available on their Bandcamp page and Spotify.

DECEMBER 2016:

  • Marjie collaborates with musicians Michael and David Johnson of Kickshaw Hutch on a cover of "Can't Help Falling in Love." Excited for more upcoming collaborations!