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The Party Premiere

March 2023

THE PARTY is a new scripted comedy web series, coming to YouTube this month. "When a double-dealing newbie joins their D&D campaign, 5 friends are jolted out of their fantasy world."  Leah plays Thistle, one of the core five. Trailer available now, first two episodes premiere on YouTube 3.28.23. 

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Festival Honors

February 2023

Two short films that Leah starred in were honored as finalists at the USC 2023 Feminist Media Festival, and a third to which she contributed took home Best Writer and Best Director. Congratulations Backlog, Plan Z, and Curtain Call! 

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Every Brilliant Thing performance

February 2023

It was a treat to perform this incredible solo play by Duncan Macmillan for the third time, this time in collaboration with director Yameng Deng and the CalArts graduate student theatre department. 

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Play Reading: Polite Conversations and Wine

January 2023

Kicking off the new year with a play reading from the mind of Michael Pearlmutter. 

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USC Productions

December 2022

Leah had the pleasure of appearing in four USC productions this Fall, and starring in two of them. She expects her honorary diploma soon. 

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Mango TV shoot

November 2022

On set with XRM Media shooting Season 3 of the CAE Language Video series for Mango TV. 

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Play Reading: Agnes of God

October 2022

Virtual reading directed by Ann Hearn Tobolowsky, starring Leah Jarvik as Agnes, Cynthia Brown as Mother Superior, and Ann Noble as Dr. Martha Livingston. In collaboration with VS. Theatre Company.

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Casting Announcement: "The Party," a web series

September 2022

"The Party" is a web series that focuses on the interpersonal drama between the six members of a tight-knit DnD group. Filming fall 2022, with a planned release in March 2023. 

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Filming: "Polaroid"

August 2022

College students Mimi and Fay might have signed up for more than they can handle when playing around with a polaroid camera takes a dark turn. Directed by T. Mitchell at the Los Angeles Film School. 

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Cybernella with Culver City Public Theatre

July 2022

You can catch Leah as Cybernella in Cybernella and Snow White in Rock Hopper, Penguin Detective every Saturday and Sunday this month at noon, with Culver City Public Theatre.

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Now Available: "Friends For Now"

June 2022

Just in time for pride month comes this lovely short film from writer/director T. Chayil McMullan. You can watch the full short film here

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"Camping": Short Film

May 2022

In this short film, a couple on a camping trip have a frightening encounter. 

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Liberation Days: Online Play

April 2022

After a few months rehearsing on and off on zoom, the time has finally come to record the final take of Liberation Days. Will this tumultuous 1960s daughter/mother duo ever see eye to eye?

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"Johnny": Short Film

March 2022

Back on set in LA, playing "Julia" in the short film, "Johnny," directed by Jake Breidenbach. 

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The Fifth Wave with Macha Theatre Works (At last!)

 

February 2022

After two years, The Fifth Wave finally takes the stage! Read our reviews in The Seattle Times and Broadway World.

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MedBridge Shoot

 

January 2022

Filming with MedBridge for their hospice training series. 

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Casting Announcement

 

December 2021

Leah joins the cast of "Friends for Now," an ArtCenter College of Design production. 

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VO Session

November 2021

Voiceover session for the new short film, "The Things I Say To My Animals." Wonderful working with friends from the Station House Reading Series (and meeting two of them in person for the first time!) 

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Lissy's Library Project Launch

October 2021

On a personal note, my grandma passed away this month. In her honor, I am launching the Lissy's Library Project in which I am re-gifting all 375 of the unclaimed books from her collection. If you (yes YOU) would like to sign up for a book, you can do so here: https://forms.gle/dGJDcftS5ALjBHU38

(And yes, you still can. I will remove the link once all the books have been claimed.)

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Signed with LA commercial representation

September 2021

Leah is officially signed with The Park Agency for all Los Angeles based commercial and print work. 

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Move to LA

August 2021

Amidst a flurry of online readings, Leah makes the move to Los Angeles. Here's to the next chapter! 

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Promotion to Literary Associate at Macha Theatre Works

July 2021

Exciting news--I have been offered the position of Literary Associate at Macha Theatre Works for the upcoming season. The artistic community I have found at Macha has meant so much to me this past year and I am so glad to have the opportunity to continue my work with them. 

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Honey Honey Community Film

 

June 2021

On the last day of May, this new Ninth Planet production hit YouTube. Filmed at home in the heart of quarantine, Leah contributes to the role of Speedster Princess. Great to reconnect with old Philadelphia friends! Watch Honey Honey here

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Play Reading: La Tofana's Poison Emporium by Joy McCullough

May 2021

Leah plays apothecary apprentice Camila in this new play from bestselling author Joy McCullough. 

"Abusive husband? Loveless marriage? Patriarchal structures designed to keep you oppressed? Solve all your problems at La Tofana’s Poison Emporium..."

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Secrets of Chekhov Webinar, Guest Actor

April 2021

"Secrets of Chekhov Webinars were created over a fifteen-week period in the first four months of 2021. They are a series of focused and concentrated sessions (each lasting approximately 90-minutes) in which I work with professional actors on a single scene from one of Chekhov's major plays." - Bruce Katzman 

For more, visit: http://secretsofchekhov.com/webinars/ 

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Readings Galore 

March 2021

A busy month for readings! The Last Crankie with Zelda Oasis Productions, The Locket by Chris Yohe, 1865 by Michael Pearlmutter, and in rehearsal for Squirrel Treat Chicken Reagan by Mattie Brickman and a Chekhov scene with Bruce Katzman. 

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Screenplay Reading: The Divorce Trap by Zoe Morrison 

February 2021

When Jenna (Leah) discovers her mother is cheating, she will stop at nothing to keep her perfect life intact. A new screenplay in development at the American Film Institute in LA. 

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Visiting Artist at USD

January 2021

Leah had the honor of sharing virtual work and a Q&A session with the Department of Theatre at the University of South Dakota as an invited visiting artist this week.

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Screenplay Reading: MINOS by Burt Weissbourd

January 2021

Kicking off 2021, Leah joins the Seattle Film Summit and #1 Amazon Bestseller Burt Weissbourd to read this screenplay adaptation of Weissbourd's third entry in the Corey Logan Trilogy. Leah plays Sara, a teenager who holds the key to the mystery, but whom nobody will believe. 

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Play Reading: Three Witches by Michael Pearlmutter 

December 2020

Leah plays the youngest Weird Sister in this meta spin on everyone's favorite Scottish Tragedy. A developmental reading by fellow Station House regular Michael Pearlmutter.

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Artistic Apprentice Position

November 2020

This fall, Leah is happy to be putting her producing hat back on as Artistic Apprentice with Macha Theatre Works. As such, she is helping produce this season of virtual, livestreamed theatre.  

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Play Reading: Thin Mints by Ellen Steves

October 2020

Spend Halloween watching the intricate politics of a demonic girl scout troupe play out on zoom. Part of the Macha Theatre Works distillery play workshop series. 

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"Come Together" Music Video Release  

 

September 2020

The world comes together in Tamar Haviv's newest music video. Haviv partnered with the Etheridge Foundation to launch this music video for National Recovery Month & Suicide Awareness Month. 

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The Tempest with Greenstage 

 

August 2020

Leah joins Seattle's longest running Shakespeare company as the villainous Antonio in The Tempest. This free virtual performance will be live streamed on August 8th and available afterwards on Youtube. 

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LA Screenwriting Group

 

July 2020

Leah has become a regular of the Station House reading series with Detroit Street Films in Los Angeles. Screenwriters, actors, and other industry professionals gather each week to workshop new screenplays.

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Casting Announcement

 

May 2020

The stage may be a little less GREEN and a little more SCREEN, but you will still be able to catch Leah in the role of Antonio in Greenstage's virtual performance of The Tempest this August. 

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Keeping Busy in Quarantine 

 

April 2020

Play readings, video auditions, and involvement several remote projects (like One Frame Media's A Social Distance)... Oh My! 

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Covid-19 Delay

 

March 2020

Unfortunately- like so many other productions, practices, and pieces of art- The Fifth Wave has had to cancel all performances in order to comply with health and safety regulations in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. A remount is (hopefully) in the works for later this year. Stay healthy! 

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Media Attention

 

February 2020

The Fifth Wave is coming and it's making a splash! Click HERE for King 5 News' story on Macha and the upcoming show, and HERE for a more extensive radio interview with Enter Stage Left Productions on KBFG radio. 

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Casting Announcement 

January 2020

Leah rejoins Macha Theatre Works for The Fifth Wave, a world premier exploring the future of feminism. Find out more about it here

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Staged Reading with The Tales of the Alchemysts Theatre

 

December 2019

Two Hanukkah themed short stories are brought to life in this Book-It style performance with music. 

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New Headshots

 

November 2019

Thank you to Sascha Knopf at Knopfoto for this amazing selection of new headshots. Check them out under "My Media."

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Casting Announcement

 

October 2019

Exciting news! Leah has landed her first few film jobs in Seattle. Clients range from mega thrift store Value Village to an independent documentary about coffee creamer. Keep an eye out!

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Blood Water Paint sells out opening performance 

 

September 2019

Leah returns to the Seattle stage with a play that combines acting with aerial silks. Read NWTheatre's review: ‘Blood Water Paint’ Layers Artistry, Sexism, Violence, and Resilience Into a Vivid Portrait

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Teaching Artist at SCT

 

August 2019

After completing the intern program in the summer of 2018, Leah returns to the Seattle Children's Theatre to teach creative drama and acting classes to students ages 4-13.

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Powerhouse Theater 2019 Apprentice

 

July 2019

Leah spends five weeks working, performing, and training in upstate New York amidst exciting new play development by the likes of Beth Henley and Rachel Chavkin.   

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Now a Big Fish Talent

 

June 2019

Leah proudly signs on with Big Fish Northwest talent agency. She will be represented by them for all PNW based film/tv/media projects. 

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Haverford graduation

 

May 2019

Leah graduates from Haverford College, earning honors on both her English and her Theatre theses and the Kayne Theatre Prize for Acting/Directing. 

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Thesis production of Every Brilliant Thing 

 

May 2019

This solo show by Duncan MacMillan explores what it means to talk about depression and suicide in the same breath as resilience and joy. (Also, this performance is the most artistically fulfilling endeavor I have ever undertaken and I hope dearly to return to it someday.)

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"Where Mirrors Lie" short film

 

April 2019

Can four friends escape a haunted house? Leah teams up with Wandering Studios at Temple University to bring this horror short to life (... or death??).

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