…with Sasha Hatfield giving Artemisia a fire and passion that perfectly reflects the art we see her create. Erika Miranda gives Amanda a focused intensity as well as a palpable sense of humor that really REALLY makes us disgusted at how she is treated on the job. As the men, Fred Galyean is perfectly vile as Tasso, visibly jealous at the talent of his student, lustful in his approach to her innocence. His lies are so heartfelt, I often wondered if he believed them himself. As Anthony, Jeff Hathcoat is all smarmy charm, and is even likable, approachable, until he is denied what he thinks is his by virtue of his status and position. Then he becomes full-on creepy cruel, and he makes the transition work. (He is also quite amusing as a foppish paint vendor in Artemisia’s trial sequence).