Media Contact:
Claire Christine Sargenti

DATE: Saturday, September 10, 2016 10:30pm (Doors and Bar open at 10pm)

LOCATION: Castillo Blanco, 4321 Saint Claude Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70117


ABOUT: Finally, Interludes is coming home, to the city that inspired this passionate story! Interludes: A New (Orleans) Play is a solo show, written and performed by Claire Christine Sargenti, with original jazz music by Darrell Smith and the Interludes Jazz Band made up of both local and NYC jazz musicians. Violence, passion, and faith catapult 12 uniquely spirited characters on a unifying journey through the chaos of life (and death) in the City That Care Forgot. Pure, honest, and as heartwarming as it is heartbreaking, Interludes reminds us that what's worth dying for is also worth living for. Interludes was recently a huge success at the New York International Fringe Festival, and is very excited to be making it's New Orleans debut at Castillo Blanco!

Claire Christine Sargenti: Playwright/Actor (New York International Fringe Festival, San Diego International Fringe Festival) Claire Christine Sargenti is an artist known as "The Classically Trained Rebel" for her bold works that break boundaries and cross genre lines. She is the playwright of the new play Interludes, which she also performs as a one-woman-show. She is the creator and founder of the edgy and urban contemporary ballet company New Bridges Ballet and the solo character The Metal Ballerina. Sargenti is a SAG-AFTRA actor, writer, model, painter, dancer, and choreographer. She received her training at the Joffrey Ballet School and The Barrow Group, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University in Arts Administration. When not in NYC, She can be found on the streets of the French Quarter entertaining tourists and locals alike with her haunting tales of New Orleans' twisted and fabled past with Haunted History Tours.

Darrell Smith: Composer/Musical Director/Drummer (Jazz at Lincoln Center, Dal Segño Trio)
Born and raised in New York City, Mr. Smith has been dazzling the stages for the past 18 years. A Staten Island native, Darrell had the good fortune of being accepted into the esteemed Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School (a.k.a. "The Fame School") for percussion performance. He exceeded all expectations while attending LaGuardia and would further conquer all goals while attending the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, achieving a Bachelor's Degree for Jazz Performance. Darrell is a professional drummer whom has performed with some of the most in demand musicians around today and has graced his presence on many of the most world famous stages. Some of his instruction comes from those of exceptional caliber including Kenny Washington, Ali Jackson, Dafnis Prieto, Bernard Purdie, and Billy Hart, just to name a few. Not only is Mr. Smith a masterful drummer, but a fine instructor as well. He is teaching privately at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Staten Island Academy, and Victory Studios. Recently, Darrell graduated from New Jersey City University receiving his Master's Degree in Performance and is looking to further his education in ultimately obtaining his PHD while growing as an elite musician among his peers.


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