Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
NEFA Grant Recipient
Artist
Actress Rita Parisi/Waterfall Productions

Rita Parisi is an actress, singer, producer and playwright with over 20 years of performance experience. In 2002, she founded Waterfall Productions to showcase her one-woman dramatic shows which have been seen in New England, New Jersey and New York. more info: www.waterfallproductions.com

Shows available for 2017/18 www.waterfallproductions.com

Gothic Tales by Candlelight
Theatrical storytelling presentations of 19th and 20th century eerie stories featuring female authors.
Choose from Gothic Romance Tales, Gothic Victorian Tales or Gothic Ghost Tales
Great for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, March, Women's History Month, Halloween, libraries

I am Zelda, one act play about Mrs. F. Scott Fitzgerald
One-woman original play about Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, wife to F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby. Zelda, recently widowed and living with her mother in Montgomery Alabama will come face to face with her past and her possible future. Great for Women's History Month, and May, Mental Health Awareness Month

Teas in Time: Interactive performance featuring Mrs. Gordon from 1908. She will share stories about her life and times with her guests (audience) during her afternoon tea. Choose from: 1908 Tea, Victorian Courtship Tea, Summertime Tea, All Hallows Eve Tea and Edwardian Christmas Tea
Great for the Valentine's day, Women's History events, Mother's Day, Halloween, Red Hatters, Women's groups, Holiday and Christmas events, museums

Additional Links: 
Clip from a trio of weird tales from New England regional writer, Sarah Orne Jewett
I am Zelda, one woman play about Mrs. F. Scott Fitzgerald
Clip from three mysterious stories of love, revenge, death and betrayal from Louisa May Alcott, Kate Chopin & Emily Bronte
Video clip from three supernatural stories from the 20th century by Agatha Christie and other female authors
Mrs. Gordon and Those Infernal Machines!

I Have Worked With

  • February 2016

    Victorian Valentine Making Workshop

  • February 2016

    Victorian Courtship Tea (part of my Teas in Time) performance

  • February 2016

    Gothic Romance Tales by Candlelight performance

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  • NEFA Grantee
  • Artist

Contact Information

First Name: 
Rita
Job Title/Position: 
Producer/Performer
Mailing Address: 
43 Merrimac Street
AMESBURY, MA 01913
Physical Address: 
43 Merrimac Street
Amesbury, MA 01913
Last Name: 
Parisi
Phone: 
978-430-1357

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Theater - Solo / One-Person Show
Additional Disciplines: 
Literature - Fiction
Theater - General
Theater - Storytelling
Year Founded: 
2002
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
General Public
School Groups
Teens
Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups
Activities and Services: 
Performance / Concert / Reading
Events Per Year: 
100
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
National

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
SAG-AFTRA
Awards: 
Massachusetts Cultural Council grants for over 50 venues
I am a NEFA Grant Recipient

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
One small table as well as seating for audience.
Performance area appropriate for show chosen by venue. Please inquire for specifics
Fee Range Minimum: 
$250
Fee Range Maximum: 
$800
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
1