Tragic Magic - A Story of Recovery

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TRAGIC MAGIC A Story of Recovery
World Premiere at Whitefire Theatre Solofest 2022
Saturday, March 19th, 8 PM
On Demand: Friday, March 25th, 8 PM

TRAGIC MAGIC is a riveting story of tragedy, trauma, transformation and recovery. Daughter of Lithuanian immigrants a.k.a. DPs (displaced persons) and desperately wanting to fit in, Sigute succumbed to the dragon of addiction at an early age. From hanging with the bad boys, harrowing blackouts, falling prey to the “casting couch”, endangering her young daughter, confrontations with the law, to getting sober, transforming in India, and reconnecting with her first love – nature – she weaves her redemptive journey with raw honesty, pathos, song, poetry and humor.

Saturday, March 19th @ 8:00 PM (Live) Friday March 25th @ 8:00 PM (On Demand)
Running time: 60 minutes
A talk back will follow the live show.

Written/Performed – Sigute Miller Directed/Developed –Beth Bornstein Dunnington Producer – Gwenn Morreale
Whitefire Theatre, 13500 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Tickets are $25 at OR Ages 14 and up
The area around The Whitefire is mostly permit only. We recommend giving plenty of time to
find street parking. Alternatively, you are welcome to use the paid valet service at Augustine Wine Bar, just east of the theater, on the same (north) side of Ventura.
The Whitefire requires all patrons to wear masks during the performance. Additionally, patrons must present a vaccination card at the box office OR proof of negative test received within 48 hrs. There will be no entry without these things!

What people are saying about Sigute Miller & Tragic Magic:

“A brave confessor”
“A powerful and electrifying performer”
“A glimpse into a life many have lived and few survive”
“An honest and courageous masterpiece”
“This show gave us the opportunity to become closer to our own truths.”

Sigute Miller (Writer/Performer) has been an actress for over 40 years, and is an acclaimed Lithuanian actress, twice winning Best Actress Awards at International Theater Festivals. As a member of the Echo Theater Company, she has been seen in “Anon”, “Better”, “The Suitcase” and “Undivided Heart”. She also performed at Sacred Fools Theater in the comedy “Emergency Operation“, “We the People” (playing Dr. Christine Blaisey Ford) and “What’s In Front Of Us”. Her most cherished performance was at The Victory Theater in “The Guys” – a tribute to the NYC firemen of 9/11.
During Covid, Sigute took to the “stage” on Zoom, performing her own monologues in Beth Bornstein Dunnington’s “Performing the Story” shows. With Beth’s guidance and direction, she wrote her one woman show, “Tragic Magic – A Story of Recovery”. Premiering on Zoom in January, with an encore performance, this show will premiere live at The Whitefire Theatre’s Solofest on March 19th, 2022.
Sigute is also a competitive swimmer with United States Master Swimmers and has won numerous medals in age group swimming, including the Senior Games.
Staying close to her roots, Sigute was the Western Regional Director of Lithuanian Scouts and has been camping and scouting for over 50 years.
Sigute is a member of SAG-AFTRA.

Beth Bornstein Dunnington (Director/Developer) is a director/performer/writer who lives in Hawai’i, via NYC. Beth leads the “Big Island Writers Workshop,” where Sigute Miller wrote many of the pieces she performs in Tragic Magic. Beth directs in the 500-seat Kahilu Theatre on the Big Island, and is a director for the Hawai’i Performing Arts Festival. She wrote and starred in Que Sueñes Con Las Angelitas, a theatre-dance piece that debuted at the Kahilu, toured the Hawaiian Islands, and then went on to Jazz at Lincoln Center. Beth is a member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA and is a published author who spent many years writing animated series for TV.
She was part of the Emmy Award-winning team of writers on Steven Spielberg’s Tiny Toon Adventures and she wrote for Batman, Transformers, Jem and the Holograms, GI Joe, My Little Pony, He-Man, and others. Beth directs the “Performing The Story” series on zoom, where actor/writers perform their original monologues, written in the Big Island Writers’ Workshops. She is so thrilled to direct Sigute in her beautiful and inspiring one-woman show.

Gwenn Morreale (Producer) has worked on many many projects, in many many capacities in NY & LA including “Blue Man Group: Tubes” & “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”. She is thrilled to be working with Sigute Miller at the Whitefire Theatre Solofest, where she had produced JMTC’s award winning “Spitting in the Face of the Devil”. Additional Producing Credits include the world premiere of the hit rock musical “London Calling” (Hudson Theater), “Better” (Echo Theater), “The Condition” (Naked Angels, T@9, LA); TV: “Car Issues ”, “Fameless”, “Full Court Pranks”. Film: “The Daycare”, “Locked In" and the upcoming documentary “Freedom of the Pack.” Directing includes the OOBR Award winning “Twin Studies” (JMTC Theatre) & “Divulgence at Damrak 18” (Electric Lodge).