Starry Constellation Magazine recently published a well written and insightful feature about ‘Church & State’ on their website. Here’s a snippet on Annika and her role as ‘Alex Klein’:
Annika Marks as Alex Klein, Charlie’s high-strung campaign manager, is a joy to watch. Equipped with the wit and quick-talking abilities of Lorelai Gilmore, the character is immensely likable. Marks flawlessly plays Alex as both a strong ally and an ample match for the Whitmores. The character’s social media savvy is also smartly written, as it can go two ways: an educational tool for audience members not familiar with it and a laugh for those who eat, sleep and breathe it.
‘Church & State’ – originally scheduled to end its run on August 14th – has been extended until September 4th at Skylight Theatre Company in Los Angeles, California. The updated schedule is as follows:
‘The Fosters’ is back with all new episodes! In case you missed the season 4 premiere, you can catch up by watching it online on Freeform’s website here. Tune in for new episodes Monday nights at 8/7c.
Check out ‘The Last Tycoon,’ one of Amazon’s latest pilots in which Annika portrays the role of Bernadette Davis. According to Amazon, the series “follows Monroe Stahr, Hollywood’s Golden Boy as he battles father figure and boss Pat Brady for the soul of their studio. In a world darkened by the Depression and the growing influence of Hitler’s Germany, The Last Tycoon illuminates the passions, violence and towering ambition of 1930s Hollywood.” Watch the pilot here and don’t forget to take the survey to help determine which pilot becomes a series.
Annika will be performing in the political play, ‘Church & State’ at the Skylight Theatre Company in Los Angeles. Here’s a description of the production via Skylight Theatre:
Three days before his bid for reelection in North Carolina, a Republican U.S. Senator makes heartfelt and off-the-cuff comment after a school shooting to a blogger that calls into question his belief in God. The Senator’s devoutly Christian wife and liberal Jewish campaign manager try desperately to contain the damage.
In a brutally honest and surprisingly funny way, the play sheds light on how our reaction to religion, gun control, and social media influences elections.
Previews begin this Friday, June 24th with opening night next Saturday, July 2nd. For a full performance schedule and to purchase tickets, please click here.
At the performance I attended, Annika Marks played Kathleen with astonishing skill and assurance, holding the audience spellbound with her command of character and text… Kudos to Ms Marks! (TotalTheater.com)
Graf’s play, the tight direction of Anita Khanzadian, the sound design Joseph “Sloe” Slawinski and the mesmerizing performance of Annika Marks (alternating in the role with Jeanne Syquia) really have you on the edge of your seat… (Bruce Kimmel, Haines His Way)
Still, with Marks (who made a big-screen splash in 2012’s The Sessions and recurs on TV’s The Fosters) giving Katie layers of depth and complexity (in addition to creating multiple supporting characters and turning emotions on a dime when needed), Graf’s play is in such empathetic hands… (That Marks has mastered ninety nonstop minutes of dialog is in itself nothing short of astounding.) (Steven Stanley, StageSceneLA)
This entire evolution is portrayed over 90 minutes with a magnificence of the highest order by the richly talented Annika Marks. She is required to display numerous voices and accents and demeanors and she delivers flawlessly… This is not an easy task to perform and perform well. Yet with the powerful written words from Wendy Graf, the brilliant performance by Annika Marks and the obviously superb direction by Anita Khanzadian “All American Girl” set the standard for dramatic theatre. (Ron Irwin, Examiner.com)
‘All American Girl’ runs through Sunday, July 26 at the Lounge Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. Below is a list of Annika’s remaining performances. For ticket information, please visit Brown Paper Tickets.
Below is an interview Annika did for The Bigger Picture with Timothy Spangler about ‘The Fosters’ and her new play, ‘All American Girl’. Tickets are still available for Annika’s opening show this Sunday, July 5th at 3pm at the Lounge Theatre in Los Angeles. Tickets can be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets.
Annika will be starring in the upcoming play, All American Girl as Katie, “a bright and attractive girl committed to rescuing innocents from hardship and poverty, as she evolves into a passionate extremist.” Annika and Jeanne Syquia will be alternating in the role.
“All American Girl opens on Friday, July 3 (with Jeanne Syquia) and Sunday, July 5 (with Annika Marks) and continues on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. through July 26 (dark July 4). All tickets are $30 except the performances on July 3 and July 5 (opening weekend), for which tickets are $34 and include a post-show reception. The Lounge Theatre is located at 6201 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood CA 90038. To purchase tickets, call (818) 765-8732 or go to www.InterACTla.org.”
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