Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Meet Marla Mase

Marla Mase is a writer/performer/producer/singer/songwriter from New York City. She writes songs, plays, monologues, short stories, erotica, blogs, and poems. She is known for her gutsy, sexy, raw performance style and her intelligent lyrics.

Her newest work, SPEAK is a genre-busting rock album with a mix of world beat, spoken word, funk, r&b, punk, and classic rock-n-roll.  It is very Mase — eclectic, provocative, theatrical, risky, and passionate – and as with all her work it has a  TRUE/SEXY GROOVE.

Her rock opera, A Brief Night Out  tells the story of a woman, having an affair, breaking-down, obsessing on war and re-assessing her life.  It is also the soundtrack to a theatrical version of the same story that has been performed around New York City with Broadway Veteran Martin Vidnovic playing all the male roles  and also as a one-woman show with just Marla and the band.  A  Brief Night Out (BNO), the show, is fast becoming an underground sensation and with this show it has been said that Marla is creating a new theatrical genre– Rock-n-Roll Theatre Noir.

Marla’s CD’s SPEAK and  A Brief Night Out, as well as Marla’s blogs  are taking the social-media world by storm and in the past year Marla  has gained a following, particularly overseas in the UK and Brazil. The opening track to BNO  “Things That Scare Me” is now  being played on over 250 radio stations around the globe and her SPEAK album is being played at over 100 college stations in the US.   She has been invited  to perform at various music festivals and is currently working on a  tour of Europe  for Fall 2012.

Marla’s  co-writer and producer is internationally renowned guitarist/recording artist Tom├ís Doncker They are now working on her 3rd CD, personal affairs, scheduled for release in the Fall 2012.

Marla’s play, The Canarsie Line directed by Kathryn Rossetter, ran at The Bank Street Theatre to sold out audiences in 2002.  Her play Man/Woman was work-shopped at the Abingdon Theatre in 2004 and is in the process of being developed through these Brief Nights Out (BNO is the shorter version of the full play.)

Marla has her MA in writing and performance from NYU, is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society and is the owner of PARTYpoopers.com  and partySWANK.com where she has produced over 2500 events these past 18 years.

Most importantly, she is mother to two beautiful souls.  She is grateful for her life.

Please feel free to comment below and share how much you love Marla

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