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Saturday, November 26, 2022

Playwright Melis Aker, "Hound Dog" Ars Nova 2022


HOUND DOG
By Melis Aker
With Music & Lyrics by Melis Aker & the Lazours
Directed by Machel Ross
FRANK J. OLIVA (SET DESIGNER)
PRODUCED BY ARS NOVA


MACHEL ROSS (DIRECTOR)
AVI AMON (MUSIC DIRECTOR & SOUND DESIGNER)
FRANK J. OLIVA (SET DESIGNER)



OLIVIA ABIASSI (PERFORMER)
ASHLEY BAIER (PERFORMER)
ELLENA ESHRAGHI (PERFORMER)
MEL HSU (PERFORMER)
MATT MAGNUSSON (PERFORMER)
SAHAR MILANI (PERFORMER)
LAITH NAKLI (PERFORMER)
JONATHAN RAVIV (PERFORMER)
MAYA SHARPE (PERFORMER)

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Playwright Jiehae Park, Peerless, Primary Stages/59e59, 2022


 Playwright Jiehae Park, 2022
Primary Stages/59e59, 

Peerless
by Jiehae Park
directed by Margot Bordelon
in association with Jamie deRoy

with Marié Botha, Anthony Cason, Sasha Diamond, Benny Wayne Sully, and Shannon Tyo

scenic design by Kristen Robinson .



L
I’m going to help you.
Like you do for me.

M
this is diff/erent

L
it’s not.
look at me
look at me.
what do you see?

A breath.

M
Me

L
And then me.
You
and then

M
You.

L
let’s practice
ok
let’s do you first
hey
hey

M
ok

L
yeah?

M
ok





Saturday, October 22, 2022

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Playwright Katrina Wong, 2021 Sweatshop Overlord, New York Theater Workshop


 Playwright Katrina Wong, 2021
 Sweatshop Overlord,  
 New York Theater Workshop

Sunday, September 18, 2022

"Quince" Collaborating Playwrights Camilo Quiroz-Vázquez and Ellpetha Tsivicos,

"Quince" 
Collaborating Playwrights Camilo Quiroz-Vázquez and Ellpetha Tsivicos,
 Scenic Design Tanya Orellana
 at The New Bushwick Starr

MARIA: It wasn’t enough that we were poor, they wanted us to look poor. They wanted us to walk in there with ripped up ponchos and flies over our heads. But mom would never take us anywhere looking like that. Showing up somewhere looking like we had nothing would have been the biggest shame of her life.
 

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Camilo Quiroz-Vázquez and Ellpetha Tsivicos, Play Quence, and Bushwick Starr, proofs




 Camilo Quiroz-Vázquez and Ellpetha Tsivicos, Play Quence, and Bushwick Starr,
Tanya Orellana (Scenic Design), another shot, I do all my work on film, I do not even have a smart phone. ©peterbellamy22
playwrightportraitprojectsite http://www.peterbellamyphoto.com/

Hi Peter,

Here are two quotes, we prefer the first, but if you have room for two, these two really tell our story as creators and help define our aesthetic.

1)
MARIA: It wasn’t enough that we were poor, they wanted us to look poor. They wanted us to walk in there with ripped up ponchos and flies over our heads. But mom would never take us anywhere looking like that. Showing up somewhere looking like we had nothing would have been the biggest shame of her life.

2)
CINDY: I think my grandmother’s last breath took the air out of our family. The lemons fell off the tree she planted and no one had time to pick them up. No one watered her rose bushes, no one took care of the stray dogs and cats she cursed at but always fed and we started locking the front door. My mom didn’t cry, she said we had to be strong and get used to my grandma not being around. But I could still hear her voice whispering the rosary. 


Let us know if you need anything else,
Camilo