PAMELA WINSLOW KASHANI
PERFORMER, PRODUCER, COMPOSER
Pamela loves to create and foster new artistic ideas. She co-leads Apples and Oranges Studios, the film, television, and theater production company with her husband Tim Kashani. Three seasons of A and O’s Bridge to Broadway program paved the way for THEatre ACCELERATOR, now “taking the starving out of artist” using Silicon Valley principles to empower the creative mind. Over fifty creative teams have experienced THEatre ACCELERATOR, creating more opportunities for voices of all kinds to be heard. Working to generate more diversity in stories and more ways to view them A and O has filmed two feature musical films in the last two years and has plans to film several more.
As an actor Pamela created varied roles such as Ensign McKnight on Star Trek: The Next Generation and the original Rapunzel in Into the Woods on Broadway. Also on Broadway Pamela played Cinderella in Into the Woods, Lucille in Meet Me in St. Louis and Babette (the feather duster) in Beauty and the Beast. Pamela has played many leading roles at regional theaters across the US as well as TV guest appearances and hosted her own TV show, Arts Coast to Coast. Change Happens, her one-woman stage show, has played in several venues on both coasts, most recently in Palm Springs. Her show Love and Sax also played in several locations including 54 Below. Last year Pamela made her high seas debut in her solo concert on the Disney Magic. She plays Bernice in the recently released musical film No One Called Ahead (noonecalledahead.com), Mrs. Weston in the musical film Emma (emmathemusical.com) and Meredith Scott in the upcoming web series Mélange.
As a producer Pamela won a Drama Desk Award for the Broadway revival of Hair in 2009, in 2010 gained another Drama Desk, an Outer Critic’s Circle and Tony Award for the Best Musical Memphis and co-produced the four-time Tony winner An American in Paris. For the past few years she has been flexing her musical muscles in a new way as composer and lyricist for the musical Higher Education, as well as orchestrating The Next Fairy Tale.
Pamela hopes to give back to the next generation of artists. You will often find her speaking to young actors in high schools and theatre conservatories and mentoring young artists in master classes across the country.
THEatre ACCELERATORApplying the model that accelerates technology start-ups, THEatre ACCELERATOR treats storytellers as founders creating an opportunity to interact with experts in storytelling, production, distribution, and the business of show business.
No One Called Ahead
Ben, an unfulfilled artist, seeks a weekend getaway but gets more than he bargained for when he begins to receive a series of visits from several astonishing women from the great beyond. This darkly comic romance with a tuneful contemporary score asks the question, “is there love after death”? Pamela plays Bernice, a no-nonsense former lawyer turned ghost/angel who gives Ben the tough loves he needs to answer this question for himself.
Emma: A New Jane Austen Musical
The first soundstage musical to be produced in collaboration with Apples and Oranges based on the classic Jane Austen novel. Pamela plays Mrs. Weston. Emmathemusical.com
Cheers meets Dynasty in this soon to be classic web series. Pamela joins a stellar cast. Currently in post-production.