Theater Heidi Schreck Won an OBIE Award Last Night
posted by May 20 at 12:25 PMon
The Village Voice awarded Schreck an OBIE for her performance in Drum Of The Waves Of Horikawa, confirming what Seattle has known for years: that Heidi Schreck (who left for NYC in 2003) is God’s gift to audience members everywhere.
From a review of her performance in Hedda Gabler, printed in the November 16, 2000 edition of Last Days:
In a smart new adaptation by Paul Willis and the cast, the Devils bring Ibsen’s Dynasty-in-Norway psycho-melodrama to life in a way that would have given ol’ Henrik himself a Norwegian woody. Extra credit must go to Tricia Rodley and Heidi Schreck, both of whom gave exemplary performances in a show packed with good actors. However, extra, extra credit must go to Ms. Schreck, who, it must be said, fucking rocked, nailing Ibsen’s entrancing sociopath brilliantly and perfectly; we can’t imagine anyone doing it any better. If you like good plays, go see Hedda Gabler (which closes this weekend, so hurry up).
(Also in that edition of Last Days: “The stupidest week in American history got off to a fitting start today at Pioneer Square’s OK Hotel, with a hard-rockin’, crowd-beguilin’, irony-free performance by Corey Feldman.” )
And here’s Ms. Schreck and her gang (the theater company Two-Headed Calf) in Horikawa, which the reviewers kept calling “punk-rock kabuki”:
(And thanks to Mike Daisey, who emailed the good news: “Heidi has been performing in groundbreaking downtown shows ever since she moved to NYC, and it’s fantastic to see her recognized like this, as only a few Obies are given out every year. It’s really quite a triumph.”)