Farmlab Public Salon
'Save Sheldon' by Kristina Haddad
Friday, August 31 @ Noon
Join Farmlab for this special presentation of actor/writer and environmentalist Kristina Haddad's 45-minute-long, one-woman play titled, "Save Sheldon." The performance is part of the weekly Farmlab Public Salon series, held every Friday @ noon.
About 'Save Sheldon'
“What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?”
- Henry David Thoreau
Save Sheldon follows the journey of environmental activist and performer Kristina Haddad as she attempts to save the
ancient tree, Sheldon, from the hands of the fictional Hawley Development Company. In this solo show Haddad encounters roadblocks, friends, foes, and drops of inspiration in order to save Sheldon from his demise.
On the journey to save Sheldon we meet an eclectic mix of characters – Johnny Pink, the well intentioned hot dog vendor
who’s part of the witness protection program; Pia Von Dinkle – the fashion obsessed potential donor; Mary Sanchez - a
resident of the polluted A-town, Olga the Russian judge who’s decision will ultimate determine the fate of Sheldon and many
Save Sheldon weaves in the story of saving Sheldon with the story of saving the planet and ultimately the human race and
shows the lengths one activist will go to a beloved tree named Sheldon.
Save Sheldon has been performed throughout the western United States both as a benefit and to general audiences. Save Sheldon has been performed as a benefit for the Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center, Ebbetts Pass ForestWatch, and the Sequoia ForestKeeper.
About Kristina Haddad
Kristina Haddadis an accomplished writer and performer who is passionately dedicated to performance and the art of storytelling.
She has appeared in dozens of plays around the Los Angeles area including the acclaimed satire, "OJ Law", which garnered significant media attention, as well as the political satires, "Media Whores", "Scary Monsters" and "Traditional American Values." She has also performed in "Hatful of Rain", "The Maids", "Museum" and other more well known plays. In 2004 Kristina won 2nd place at Theater CRAM a 48 hour theater festival that was judged by top industry professionals including film director Roland Joffe and former studio head David Kirkpatrick. She has performed her one person environmentally themed show “Save Sheldon!!” throughout the Western United States. Most recently she performed in J.D. Lewis' politically charged critically acclaimed play "AmerWrecka" which had its debut at the 2005 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has had subsequent runs in Los Angeles and at the 2006 Unfringed Festival in Limerick, Ireland.
Haddad co-wrote, produced and performed in the poetry performance piece "Unveiling the Gypsy Soul" and had her first play, "The Honey Pot" produced at the Santa Monica Playhouse. She co-starred in the critically acclaimed independent film "Staccato Purr of the Exhaust" (Sundance Film Festival, Winner Florida Film Festival Grand Jury Prize) and has also appeared in several other independent films including "Without a Map" (AFI Film Festival), "Pool" (USC First Look Festival), "The Groom" and "Moving Alan". She was one of the founders of the Re-Assembled Parts Theatre Company and is a past member of the Ark Theatre Company. Haddad will be appearing in the Adam Sandler movie, "You Don't Mess with the Zohan."