People who hire actors want to know instantly who they are and how the audience will react to them. Actors who satisfy that curiosity by projecting one archetype have an advantage in the crowded market. Seven archetypes? It’s complicated.
In Seven, Kate Robertson dives deep into the seven archetypes that make up her identity. The one-act play is a conversation between her archetypes about our internal and external worlds. Seven will premier Sunday, June 9 at 7 p.m. for the 2019 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Performances will be at the Underground Annex, 1308 N. Wilton Place, Los Angeles, CA.
The idea for Seven began in Robertson’s acting classes with the study of archetypes. Carl Jung believed them to be the mythic characters of the collective unconscious. Archetypes are found in every storytelling culture on Earth and their appeal is universal. We relate to them instantly, whether we know it or not. This is why the subject of archetypes is such a popular one in Hollywood, the consummate storytelling culture. Knight, Thief, Princess, Avenger, Engineer, Witch, we know what to expect of these archetypes. The Shapeshifter, however, is adept at reading people and assuming the form they wish to see. This amorphous character is not what it seems and is responsible for more than one plot twist.
This is Robertson’s second appearance at Fringe. Her first was In the Basement as Aimee in “Corollaries,” a cycle of plays directed by John Coppola. She created a web series entitled How to F*ck Up Family Dinner that is in development. Other credits include Becca in the My Death Co pilot; Lucifer in Last Resort (short film); and Justice for All with Judge Christina Perez. Before moving to California, Robertson performed in numerous live theater productions. Her roles included Kate in The Taming of the Shrew, Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet, and Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest. In addition, she choreographed and performed in stage combat shows at Renaissance festivals in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas.
The Hollywood Fringe Festival is an annual, open-access, community-driven celebration of freedom of expression and collaboration in the performing arts community. Each June, Hollywood fills with hundreds of productions by local, national, and international arts companies and independent performers. Participation in Fringe is open and uncensored. The festival organization is a non-profit, with 100% of box office revenue going back to participating artists and venues.
Tickets for Seven are available at https://www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/6230
All performances take place at the Underground Annex, 1308 N. Wilton Place, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Sunday, June 9, 7 p.m. (Preview)
Saturday, June 22, 7 p.m.
Sunday, June 30, 4 p.m.
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