newcomer to watch

this december, buffalo spree magazine named me as one of the hottest new actors in western new york! (thanks, donna!) pick up the latest copy of the buffalo spree and/or check out my interview [plucked from the feature] below:

newcomer

 

fiction editor of the lit-pocalypse

we’re gearing up for our inaugural issue at the rain, party, & disaster society! & we want your stories, we want your words, we want your voice to be heard – be sure to submit before our rapidly approaching deadline to be featured this winter as we debut what we’re made of.

our current deadline: 11/22/2013

check out my RPD bio below & find out what i do with all of my time off-stage. wanna meet the rest of the editorial team? visit our website to get to know the smart & sexy staff of RPD.

be sure to follow me on twitter for updates – for all things RPD, & otherwise, & because i just crawled out from under my rock & joined the twitter-sphere this year. love me, love me.

tumblrrpdKay Kerimian (Buffalo, NY) has gone from Long Island native & bagel aficionado to hippie-dippie Hudson Valley student before ultimately taking a chance on The Queen City as a professional go-getter. Holding degrees in Performance & Gender Studies while carefully considering a literary escape route, Kay currently resides in Western New York with her partner in crime; the two share plans to explore the great unknown together by this time next year. After hastily publishing a small collection of short stories independently at the ripe old age of 17, Kay quietly abandoned her lifelong ambition of becoming a celebrated writer for an equally quixotic career in the performing arts while adopting a new name. When not on stage or on a proverbial soap box, Kay spends her free time reading (a lot), traveling (as much as possible on an artist’s income), & thinking up the next big project (currently attempting to try something new every day for a year). She prefers using lower-case, enjoys coffee, whiskey, & sweets (respectively & in no particular order), & pines for never-ending libraries. Always interested in a dialogue, Kay welcomes discussions involving disability awareness, heteronormativity, & hypothetical super powers.

not for the faint of heart.

the rain, party, & disaster society

i am pleased to announce that my latest project is a curveball from the usual theatrics –  i am the fiction editor of the rain, party, & disaster society, a new online literary & art magazine. while exploring creative paths outside of the theatre, i am excited to return to my literary roots & to be a part of such an ambitious, collaborative venture. cheers to voicing the unpopular opinion, to celebrating the questioning spirit, & to lighting fires.

furthermore, this pioneering publication is now accepting submissions, flappers & philosophers. so send us your stuff at RainPartyDisaster@gmail.com until 11/22 for our debut issue & give the passive-aggressive internet-dwellers something to tweet about. sincerely, your incendiary neighborhood “horsewomen of the lit-pocalypse.”

so please, explore our site: www.rpdsociety.comRPD

find us on facebook: RPDSociety

follow us on twitter: @rpdsociety

& tumblr: rpdsociety

& instagram: @rpdsociety

 

(& if you haven’t done so already, follow me, too.)

& get ready.

extra, extra

 

School for HusbandsTHE SCHOOL FOR HUSBANDS

Irish Classical Theatre Company, 2013

“Who’s the boss? … It’s Kerimian’s Isabelle who owns every square inch of her stage – and it is hers, make no mistake. Kerimian pile-drives through every word, whether intimately detailing her Julietesque intentions to Valere, or channeling Julia Sugarbaker’s public mockery skills of Sganarelle and his ethos.

Kerimian is not a new face on local stages; she’s had leading and tiny roles on a variety of stages, and has proven herself a chameleon, visible to scale and serving her part. This is a breakout performance, one she again pulls off in proper measure, but without unnecessary fanfare that Isabelle’s lines might entice with.

This is a class no one should skip.” – Ben Siegel, Buffalo News

“‘School for Husbands’ is well worth seeing … All the cast demonstrated strong talent, especially the delicate and sharp Kerimian.” – Marisa Caruso, NY Theatre Guide

 

Rent, MusicalFare, 2013

RENT

MusicalFare Theatre, 2013

Without You,” led by Kay Kerimian as the druggie drifter Mimi, is exquisite. Kerimian takes on Mimi’s desperate ballad with Lady Gagaesque rasp, clawing through her loneliness with vigor and torment. This is a highlight of musical, dramatic and technical strength.

 – Ben Siegel, Buffalo News

Richard III

RICHARD III

“Director Saul Elkin has assembled a cast of 25, some familiar summer Shakespearians mixing with new faces, returnees and a surprise or two. Worthy in soliloquy and among the throng Kay Kerimian as Lady Anne.

– Ted Hadley, Buffalo News

ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern

 

 

The first thing that can be noticed is the ensemble mentality of this particular cast. The function of the tragedians is hugely important to the effectiveness of the play as a whole, and this production’s tragedians are stellar, each serving their own function with an efficacy representative of well-trained actor.

Live music was also provided by some members of the richly talented ensemble, supervised by Kerimian.

 

–  Buffalo Broadway World

 

Jon Elston’s 2012: END OF THE ROAD
(World Premiere)

 

“I had great fun at 2012: End of the Road … the cast is uniformly excellent. The production features the able talents of … Kay Kerimian.”

– Anthony Chase, Artvoice

“…cast gets an exhaustive workout, and it is stellar.

– Ted Hadley, Buffalo News

onwards & upwards

castwith 1 student matinee, 2 previews, & 19 performances, “the school for husbands” at irish classical theatre company closed this past sunday. i could not have asked for a better experience, start to finish. what a privilege to make people laugh for a living & to do it alongside some of the most fun & generous people i have had the pleasure of working with in buffalo. many thanks to those who grinned, chuckled, howled, & guffawed, & to the wonderful creative team for their seemingly infinite patience.

curtain upmatineewhen one door closes, another opens.

exciting things are in the works – more updates soon.

for now, please explore the newly updated site (yes, the video section actually has video now) and check back here for news and upcoming developments.

all good things.

the comic class buzz

irish classical delights with simple and witty ‘school for husbands!’

 

after a tremendously successful opening weekend, followed by a ‘curtain up!’ celebration like no other, we are halfway through our run of ‘the school for husbands.’ we have been lucky to receive such wonderful reviews for this artful production of moliere’s classic comedy.

School for Husbands

with only two more weeks to go, you will want to reserve your tickets now; get ’em (HERE) while they’re red hot.

 

“‘School for Husbands’ is well worth seeing … All the cast demonstrated strong talent, especially the delicate and sharp Kerimian.”

 

– Marisa Caruso, NY Theatre Guide, (check out THE FULL REVIEW)

 

“This is how you kick off a theater season … Who’s the boss? … It’s Kerimian’s Isabelle who owns every square inch of her stage – and it is hers, make no mistake. Kerimian pile-drives through every word, whether intimately detailing her Julietesque intentions to Valere, or channeling Julia Sugarbaker’s public mockery skills of Sganarelle and his ethos.

Kerimian is not a new face on local stages; she’s had leading and tiny roles on a variety of stages, and has proven herself a chameleon, visible to scale and serving her part. This is a breakout performance, one she again pulls off in proper measure, but without unnecessary fanfare that Isabelle’s lines might entice with … This is a class no one should skip.”

 

– Ben Siegel, The Buffalo News, (click HERE for the full review)

l’amour comique!

if you happen to be shuffling through buffalo anytime soon, then don’t miss the chance to witness the splendor that is curtain up! – buffalo’s mardi gras for theatre artists and patrons in honor of the beginning of a new theatre season. this fall, i’ll be appearing as isabelle in moliere’s the school for husbands – come see! intrigue, humor, and rhyming couplets – what more could you possibly ask for?

SchoolforHusbands

 

the school for husbands:

 

september 13 – october 6, 2013
thursdays, fridays and saturdays at 7:30 pm;
saturdays at 3 pm; sundays at 2pm

 

@ irish classical theatre company

 

buy your tickets HERE.

 

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