I’m doing it again! I will be appearing in Freak Show, my second play-in-a-day festival produced by the very awesome Brooklyn-based feminist theater company, The Dirty Blondes.
Sunday, July 24th, 2016 at 8pm. Details are below. I’m very excited!
The Kraine Theater
85 E 4th St
New York New York 10003
What The Dirty Blondes say about Freak Show
Our Play-in-a-Day Festivals bring together a group of daring and energetic playwrights, directors, and actors to conceive, write, rehearse and perform seven short plays over the course of 24 hours.
We selected 7 playwrights, 7 directors, and 19 actors to participate in this truly unforgettable experience. Selected participants will meet for the first time at 8pm on Saturday, July 23 and be randomly assigned into teams. Playwrights will have until 8am Sunday, July 24 to submit their brand new 10-minute script. Directors and performers will have the day to rehearse and tech until the off-book performance at 8pm that same day. It’s a wild and unforgettable ride, and we’d love for you to come along!
This time we’ll explore stories of Freak Show performers and the label ‘FREAK’ – how do we ‘otherize’ people different from us, how do we exploit those difference, and ultimately how can we humanize those who may scare us?
I’ll be appearing in The Comments Section, a play-in-a-day festival produced by the very awesome Brooklyn-based feminist theater company, The Dirty Blondes.
Sunday, January 31st, 2016 at 8pm. Details are below. I’m very excited!
357 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10018
THE COMMENTS SECTION
As the internet grows more and more important and influential in our lives, comment sections seem to grow longer, and longer. In searching through the anonymous comment boards we encounter sexism, racism, fear, bravery, loathing, body shaming, transphobic, anti-religious hate speech, and literally everything in between.
Instead of ignoring these often ignorant and sometimes upsetting comments, The Dirty Blondes will bring together playwrights, directors and actors to collaborate and create a night of seven original 10-minute plays based on selected comments from the internet. The added catch: actors, directors and playwrights have to come together to create this new work from scratch in just one day.
Writers will be given a prompt at 8pm on Saturday, January 31st where they will meet their randomly selected director and cast. The teams meet again at 9am on Sunday with final scripts and Directors + cast get to work to stage a show for a live audience at 8pm on Sunday night! It’s a wild and unforgettable ride, and we’d love for you to come along!