Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill || September 29 – November 3
The time is 1959. The place is a seedy bar in Philadelphia. The audience is about to witness one of Billie Holiday’s last performances, four months before her death. Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill is a virtuosic one woman show, interlaced with more than a dozen musical numbers played live by an on stage band and recounting Billie Holiday’s life story through the songs that made her famous.
The Seacoast Repertory Theatre is proud to introduce:
as the one and only Billie Holiday!
This classically trained vocalist has participated in numerous musicals, countless open mics and showcases, and has opened for big industry names such as The Dream, Donnell Jones and Juelz Santana. Ysanne had participated in the Kennedy Center American College, Theater Region I in 2013, after playing the role of Motormouth Maybelle in “Hairspray” at Dean College in 2012. Check out her website YsanneMusic.com as well as her latest EP “Emotionally Strung Up”, available for streaming and download everywhere.
Ysanne attended The Greater Hartford Academy of Performing Arts as a Voice Major, and then continued to revolve her education around music when she went to Dean College in Massachusetts. Ysanne graduated from Dean College May 2012, Cum Laude, with her Bachelor’s in Art and Entertainment Management: Communications.
Within the last two years Ysanne has been a recipient of four grants as an emerging artist. The Art Workforce Initiative grant program was given by Connecticut Offices of the Arts, which allowed her to work with Connecticut Public Broadcasting (CPTV). Today still honoring grant program requirements of Match Savings Program given by Assets for Artists/Midas (2019). Spring 2020 Ysanne was awarded by Connecticut Offices of the Arts as a Recognized Emerging Artist and Teaching Artist Mentorship Grant. January 2021 Ysanne was positioned at Northwest CT Art Council as an Arts Community Impact Coordinator. Through grants and partnerships Ysanne has been able to provide the community with creative workshops; guiding the community on how to use the arts as an embodiment tool to cope with life. She also was the facilitator and coordinator of the Songwriter Scholarship that provided entertainment industry workshops and a professionally recorded song to two emerging artists in Connecticut.