PAMELA WINSLOW KASHANI

PERFORMER, PRODUCER, COMPOSER

ABOUT

 

Drawing from years of professional experience as a performer, producer, composer, writer and mentor, Pamela is poised to offer a fresh creative perspective to anything she touches. She co-leads Apples and Oranges Studios, the film, television, and theater production company with her husband Tim Kashani, and serves as artistic director Apples and Oranges Arts, its nonprofit arm.

As an actor Pamela created such roles 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 New York and Los Angeles, and appeared in the films Steal Big, Steal Little, Emma and No One Called Ahead.

Beyond her achievements in traditional performance, Pamela sits at the forefront of merging technology and artistic expression. A pioneer in VR acting, her VR performances have won awards at both the Venice International Film Festival and SXSW. Winter Lights, a STEM forward family holiday musical written by Pamela and husband Tim, began in VR and moved to the live stage where it lives today, using assets across platforms to streamline the development process.  In addition to composing music and lyrics, Pamela plays the role of the Science Fairy QED.  

Apples and Oranges Arts educates writers and artists in an ever-evolving way. Over two hundred creativeshave experienced THEatre ACCELERATOR over the last eight years, which “takes the starving out of artist” using Silicon Valley principles to empower the creative mind. While generating more diversity in stories and creating more pathways for those stories to be heard, Apples and Oranges Arts now acts as a conduit for artists to explore AI, encouraging creatives to become early adopters who will lead and flourish in the future of storytelling.

As a producer Pamela won a Drama Desk Award for the Broadway revival of Hair in 2009, in 2010 gained 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. Pamela was nominated this year for a Grammy for her vocal performance on Sondheim: Unplugged Volume Three. She graduated with honors in acting/musical theatre from Carnegie Mellon University.

PERFORMER

PAMELA WINSLOW KASHANI WAS PART OF THE ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST OF INTO THE WOODS AS RAPUNZEL

ORIGINAL RAPUNZEL IN TONY AWARD WINNER INTO THE WOODS

PAMELA WINSLOW KASHANI WAS BABETTE IN TONY WINNING BROADWAY MUSICAL BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

BABETTE IN TONY WINNING MUSICAL BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

PAMELA WINSLOW KASHNI HAD A RECURRING ROLE ON SCIFI CLASSIC STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION AS ENSIGN MCKNIGHT

RECURRING ROLE ON SCIFI CLASSIC STAR TREK AS ENSIGN MCKNIGHT

PRODUCER

PAMELA WINSLOW KASHANI IS A PRODUCER ON THE MOST AWARDED BROADWAY MUSICAL OF 2015 AN AMERICAN IN PARIS

MOST AWARDED MUSICAL OF 2015 AN AMERICAN IN PARIS

PAMELA WINSLOW KASHANI WAS A PRODUCER ON 2010 TONY AWARD WINNER FOR BEST BROADWAY MUSICAL MEMPHIS

2010 TONY WINNER FOR BEST MUSICAL MEMPHIS

PAMELA WINSLOW KASHANI WAS A PRODUCER ON 2009 TONY AWARD WINNER FOR BEST BROADWAY REVIVIAL HAIR

2009 TONY AWARD WINNER FOR BEST REVIVAL HAIR

CURRENT PROJECTS

THEatre ACCELERATOR

Applying 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.
Emma

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

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

Pamela Winslow Kashani is the composer for Higher Education a new musical produced through Bridge to Broadway

Change Happens

What is the meaning of life? We all yearn to know. Through this autobiographical musical adventure Pamela sings a variety of classic and contemporary musical tunes while contemplating life’s big questions and looking back with a sense of humor on her own.

melange

Mélange

Cheers meets Dynasty in this soon to be classic web series.  Pamela joins a stellar cast.  Currently in post-production.

Pamela Winslow Kashani is the composer for Higher Education a new musical produced through Bridge to Broadway

Higher Education

Pamela is currently composing music and lyrics for Higher Education, a musical in development that began it’s journey in the Bridge to Broadway program and continues growing under the Apples and Oranges umbrella.

Sondheim Unplugged

A celebrated New York event since 2010, the BroadwayWorld and Bistro Award-winning series Sondheim Unplugged features some of Broadway and cabaret’s most dynamic voices, accompanied by piano only, delving into the musical world of Broadway’s master composer. You can find Pamela popping in a few times a year.
Pamela Winslow Kashani performs on a Disney Stars Set Sail cruise

Stars Set Sail

Pamela performed her solo show on the Disney Magic with ports in Barcelona, Spain; Naples, Italy; Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy; Livorno (Florence), Italy; and Cannes, France.  She’s hoping for a repeat.
Pamela Winslow Kashani is a producer on An American in Paris through Apples and Oranges Studios

An American in Paris

Apples and Oranges Studios co-produced the pre Brodaway production in Paris, Broadway, National Tour and West End productions.   AAIP opens in Japan in 2019.

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