The Hardest Part
Producer | Director | Writer
This short film is a story of getting sick, not knowing what’s wrong and getting through the hardest part. Eve's debut film was selected as a finalist at Tropfest, the largest short film festival in the world. She also received the Best Actress Award.
Tropfest NY 2013 Finalist Film
Tropfest NY 2013 Best Actress
Eve is an actress and filmmaker based in Los Angeles and NY. After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College and performing lots of off and off-off Broadway theatre, she received a fellowship and journeyed out west to obtain her MFA at The Old Globe/University of San Diego. There she was one of a select class of seven specializing in mostly classical theatre. She is the founder/owner of Booster Shot Productions and co-founder of Leap First Films. She recently produced, wrote, and directed Heyday and the award winning short The Hardest Part for which she won a Best Actress award. For three years was very proud to be the spokesperson for Optimum Business, contributing to the success of a small business advertising campaign. She treasures being an artist, is an avid yoga practitioner, a vegan, and a lover of good stories and their ability to transform the human condition. She deeply loves and respects all animals – especially her dog Boo – and is an advocate for their welfare.
TROPFEST NY 2013/ NYLA Internat'l. Film Festival 2013
HEADSHOTS: Photos by Deborah Lopez and Paul Smith
FILM AND TV: Dark Sources, Heyday, The Hardest Part, Same Deep Water as You, Meet Pete, and Behind the Scenes
THEATRE: As Joann Meeghan in The Trip Back Down, As Alice Franklin in Cold Sweat, As Trish Rubinstein in The Body Politic, As Her in Construction of the Human Heart
THEATRE: As Suzette in Gone With the Masha, April in Savage in Limbo, Perdita in The Winter’s Tale and Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (photos by Craig Schwartz), Lady Fancy in Sir Patient Fancy, and Tracy in Seascape with Sharks and Dancer
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The Trip Back Down- Whitefire Th., LA
"Danzeisen’s Joann, who melds into him, impressively reflecting every shifting dynamic in their relationship..."»read the article
"Eve Danzeisen, who plays Joanne, Bobby’s wife, is nearly as powerful. In their extended scenes, the production aspires to greatness.."read the review »
Buried Words - NYC Int'l. Fringe Festival
“...and Eve Danzeisen, as girly Abbey, are outstanding. They deliver Vastola's thoughtful dialogue with arresting clarity while convincingly enacting the characters' frequent shifts in age.” read the review »
“The cast brings edginess to the material...Eve Danzeisen displays complexity as the favored child of abusive parents.” read the review »
The Body Politic - 59E59 Theaters, NYC
“Eve Danzeisen’s Trish is an ingénue with backbone, a soldier on the front. To the actress’s credit, both Trish’s attraction to Spencer, and later an ethical quandary, appear to be not only verbally but visibly against her better judgment. The tightly wound character is played with effective restraint. When Trish let’s go, the humor of Danzeisen’s physical acting shines.” read the review »
“Eve Danzeisen sparkles as Trish, finding shading and passion in a character constructed of attitudes and slogans.” read the review »
“…Boston and Eve Danzeisen, as Spence and Trish, are earnest and appealing, and often funny…The production comes through…with a final scene that is surprising, well played and charming.” read the review »
“Danzeisen, in particular, lights up the stage with inextinguishable energy and a knack for physical comedy.”read the review »
Romeo and Hamlet - June Havoc Theatre/Abington Theatre Complex, NYC
" Mercutio is buoyantly impish and a convincingly devoted comrade to lovely Eve Danzeisen's demure Benvolio" read the review »
"...Benvolio (Eve Danzeisen) are world-wise lesbians... the game, consistently delightful performers wisely refrain from overdoing the wordplay." read the review »
The Winter's Tale - The Old Globe, San Diego
"Eve Danzeisen is an adorably rustic daughter, decorating her speeches with grace notes of sighs and tiny growls as she appreciates her prince" read the review »
"...Eve Danzeisen is refreshing as Perdita, more hoyden than hidden princess." read the review »
"As the young lovers Florizel and Perdita, Matt Biedel and Eve Danzeisen take openhearted pleasure in one another...You're not likely to find a better production of "The Winter's Tale" anytime soon."
A Midsummer Night's Dream - The Old Globe, San Diego
"Highlights in this production include... some frisky school-kid ardor by Hermia (Eve Danzeisen) and Lysander (Owiso Odera)..." read the review »
"The four young lovers romp their puppyish give and take in traditional fashion, with the girls – Eve Danzeisen and Julie Jesneck –getting the best results." read the review »
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Eve will be playing the role of Alice Franklin in the Los Angeles premiere of Cold Sweat..."In Neal Bell's darkly comic drama, Cold Sweat, we meet Alice Franklin, a physician in the early 1970s who begins to question the conventional wisdom of lying to the terminally ill about their condition"...More»
Eve is working on the feature film Dark Sources with her company Leap First Films: "The addictions of a successful nurse unfold as her younger sister engages in a love affair." This will be the first feature-length script she has written as well as Leap First's first feature production. Most recently she directed and acted in its first teaser trailer. Filming is tentatively scheduled for 2015 on the East Coast.
Eve completed her comedic short film, Heyday, in Sept.: "Faith is having an awful day. What if she could make a wrong day right?" It is co-produced by Leap First Films and Booster Shot Productions. Eve wrote, co-directed, and starred in this project. Screening information to follow shortly.
THE TRIP BACK DOWN
Eve played the role of Joann Meeghan in a revival of John Bishop's Broadway drama The Trip Back Down. Race car driver Bobby Horvath returns home to a Midwest factory town after 8 yrs. and a near crash and burn on the circuit. Bella Vita Entertainment presents, Terri Hanauer directs, cstg. by Michael Donovan, CSA...More»
Eve's short film The Hardest Part was selected for the Women's Independent Film Festival and will be screening on Sat. Dec 14th in the 6:00-8:00 Block. Screening will be followed by Q& A with the directors. For tix and schedule...More»
NYLA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Eve's short film The Hardest Part was selected for the NYLAIFF and will be screening on Oct. 26th at noon. Screening will be followed by Q& A with the directors. Seating is limited. For tix and schedule...More»
THE DREAMS IN WHICH I'M DYING
Eve performed the role of Angie in this staged reading of Nicholas Pappas original play The Dreams in Which I'm Dying. Produced by Fraggled Productions in association with Aquila Morong Studio....More»
THE HARDEST PART TROPFEST FINALIST
The Hardest Part premiered as one of the 16 finalists in TROPFEST 2013, the largest short film festival in the world on June 22nd in Prospect Park. She wrote, directed, produced, and starred in the film and took home the Best Actress Award...More»
CONSTRUCTION OF THE HUMAN HEART
At the heart of the play is The Couple, known only as Him and Her, two playwrights dealing with unimaginable loss the only way they know how...a poignant, funny and devastating look at grief, love and loss in our times by one of Australia's most exciting independent playwrights...More»
Richie goes with an older woman to a motel to spend the night. He doesn't mention that he's also there to meet up with some associates for a drug deal. Both affairs go off without a hitch until Richie meets a young and beautiful stranger...More»
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