Saturday, March 16, 2002 - 3:00 PM
Chernuchin Theatre at the American Theatre of
Paula Pizzi was last seen as Natalie in Where's My Money? written and directed by John Patrick Shanley at Manhattan Theatre Club after originating that role at Labyrinth Theatre Co where she has been a member since 1992. Also a member of Circle East.
Abigail Lopez: NY Credits include Breath, Boom (Playwrights Horizon), An Experiment With an Air Pump, Eyes for Consuela (Manhattan Theatre Club), Barefoot Boy with Shoes On, Sabina (Primary Stages), The Idiot (Manhattan Ensemble Theater), The Trials of Monica Lewinsky (HBO US Comedy Festival with New Dramatists). Regional: Guthrie, Old Globe, Arena, McCarter, Cleveland Playhouse, Portland Stage Co., Gera, New Jersey Shakespeare Festival. Film/TV: Guiding Light, Law and Order, Sex and The City. Upcoming: Cabel's Door.
Roxanna Hope: Broadway: The Women (Princess Tamara), Helene, Roundabout Theatre Co. Off-Broadway: The Idiot (Nastasya Filipnova) -Manhattan Ensemble Theater; Princess Turandot (Princess Turandot) -Blue Light Theater Co., Williamstown Theater Festival: Hecuba (Polixena), The Blue Demon (Scheherazade), Westport Country Playhouse: Princess Turandot. American Conservatory Theater: The House of Mirth (Lily Bart), Tartuffe (Dorine), Indian Ink (Nell). Film/TV: Law and Order:SVU, Deadline, All My Children, 100 Centre Street, Funny Valentine.
Shaheen Vaaz: Recent theatre includes: A Breath Short of Breathing with Epic Theatre Center, On Caring for the Beast with Disha Theatre, Rice Boy at Yale Repertory Theatre, Blood Wedding at Two River Theatre, East is East (us) at Manhattan Theatre Club, Twelfth Night and Caucasian Chalk Circle at La MaMa Etc. Film: Partners, The Driver and upcoming Sights Unseen. TV: Law and Order, Law and Order:SVU and The Education of Max Bickford.
Betty Shamieh is a Palestinian-American writer and actor. She is currently a Van Lier Fellow at New Dramatists. Her solo performance work Chocolate in Heat, in addition to being remounted off-off-Broadway, will tour various theatres on the West Coast. Betty presented a monologue "Tamam" she wrote for Imagine: Iraq at Cooper Union (co-presented by The Artists Network and SALAAM), which will be presented in London and New York at the Brave New World Festivals. She, along with a group of writers including David Henry Hwang, has been invited to contribute a new work for the Victory Project that will be presented at Columbia University's Miller Theatre later this year. She received a BA in English Language and Literature from Harvard College, MFA in Playwriting from the Yale School of Drama and is presently a Professor of Screenwriting at Marymount Manhattan College.
Geeta Citygirl, Artistic
A play by Betty Shamieh
CHOCOLATE IN HEAT is a set of five interlocking monologues infused with music and dance that take an irreverent look at love, sex, privilege, and the problems of growing up in between two cultures. This show sold out at the NY Fringe Festival in August and its themes have a different resonance in light of recent events.
Directed by Damen Amir Scranton
February 21st thru March 10th, 2002
Post-performance discussion with artists on Thursday, Feb 28 and Thursday, March 7.
Theater for the New City
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"…one of the best written and best acted shows in this year’s New York International Fringe Festival… The stories open a world that is as attractive as it is unpleasant" – Time Out NY
"Chocolate. Shoes. Breasts. Sand. Out of these elements Shamieh weaves her multi-layered prose poem" – nytheatre.com
"very daring and personal" – curtainup.com
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