Project Girl Performance Collective is back with more GIRL POWER! This time at NYC's Estrogenius Festival.

PROJECT GIRL: UNPLUGGED features new works-in-progress from collective members. The pieces were developed at weekly workshops. I have been serving as a script editor throughout the development process.


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For the past month, I have been serving as dramaturg and script supervisor with the Project Girl Performance Collective on GIRL'S LIBERATION FRONT: PGPC'S brand new show premiering now in the NYC Fringe.

GIRL'S LIBERATION FRONT is made up of "stories from the front lines." A ground breaking call to action consisting of dance, song, and spoken word pieces written and performed by girls ages 8-21. Assembled in a series of workshops, this production will give audience a unique perspective on the status of women today. Girls tell their personal stories about bullying, sexual harassment, cutting, eating disorders, identity and racism. 


There are 3 shows left!

get your girl power on and join the movement on:

Friday 8/24 @ 4:30 pm
Saturday 8/25 @ noon
Sunday 8/26 @ 4:30 pm

Player's Theatre
115 MacDougal St.

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This January, I was the dramaturg for a week-long exploratory, developmental workshop led by director Kim Weild at New Georges' The Room.

The workshop brought together members of the deaf and hearing communities to explore deafhood and larger questions surrounding the need to communicate, how we hear, our connection to the world around us, how vocabulary/grammar work in theatre (and life), and more. It was an illuminating, challenging week of discussion, questioning, and even improv.

The piece is currently in its nascent stages. Stay tuned for updates on how it continues to develop down the road!

 
 
I have been collaborating on a project for the past couple of months that goes up this weekend!


The Vegetable or, David Conison Directs an Adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Forgotten Play, The Vegetable or, From President to Postman But Also a Discussion of Politics, Love, Banality and Other Sundry Things as well as Many Interesting Dialogues About the Process of Creating and Whether It's Even Possible (or Desirable) to Have a "Real" Experience in the Motherfucking Theatre.

A New Piece created by David Conison with Matthew Baldiga, Stowe Nelson, Aaron Matteson, Stephanie Thompson, and Rachel Lerner-Ley



  WHEN:Friday Dec. 16-Sun. Dec. 18 @ 7pm
        Sunday Dec. 18 @ 2pm

  WHERE: The Tank, 151 W. 46th St., 8th flr.

  TIX: $10
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To learn more, check out: www.scaffoldarts.com or www.thetanknyc.org

 
 
I am dramaturging Nancy Noto's THE ONLY WAY TO SAY..., which is being produced as part of Tongue in Cheek Theatre's Plus One Solo Shows.

THE ONLY WAY TO SAY...
Written and performed by Nancy Noto
Directed by Lila Neugebauer

Sunday Nov. 20 @ 8 pm
Monday Nov. 21 @ 8 pm



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That's right--I'm back in the Berkshires at Williamstown Theatre Festival for another fabulous summer of 24/7 theatre-making!

This season, I am the festival's Literary Assistant. I am overseeing the implementation of research dramaturgy for the season's shows as well as contributing and editing content for the festival programs and blog. I am also part of the team that produces Fridays@3 (a weekly new play reading series) and a reader for the Weissberger Award, a prize given to the best unproduced play of 2011.



Later this month, I will be the dramaturg on the Fellowship Play, a new piece built here at the festival using a company of early-career actors. I will also be a dramaturg for one of the four projects in FreeWrite, a week-long developmental workshop at the end of the summer.

  
To learn more about the festival and what we've been up to in the Literary Department, check out www.wtfestival.org

 
 
In June, I served as research dramaturg for a two-week workshop of The Civilians' THE GREAT IMMENSITY.

During the workshop, I once again delved into the fascinating research and transcripts that make up the core of the play. I spent the weeks doing lots of fact-checking as well as plenty of timeline drafting. I also created an image wall, giving me the chance to cull through the company's collection of images from Barro Colorado Island and Churchill, Canada--the two locales at the center of the piece. The photos are breathtaking and inspiring; now all I want to do is travel to Panama and Arctic Canada (before the ice melts, that is!).

This was the last major developmental workshop before the play receives its world premiere production at Kansas City Rep next year.

To learn more about the project and its upcoming production, check out www.thecivilians.org

 
 
I will be dramaturging the three ten-minute plays receiving their premiere productions during the 35th Humana Festival of New American Plays!

They are:


                 *Hygiene
           by Gregory Hischak
         directed by Kent Nicholson

               *Chicago, Sudan
   written & performed by Marc Bamuthi Joseph
        directed by Michael John Garcés

               *Mr. Smitten
               by Laura Eason
          directed by Kent Nicholson


The plays run April 2 & 3, 2011.

To learn more about the plays and the playwrights, check out this press release from ATL.
 
 
Greetings from Louisville, Kentucky!

I am currently working in the literary office at Actors Theatre of Louisville as the Humana Festival Literary Assistant. I started the position in January and will be in Louisville until mid-April.


I will also be dramaturging the Humana Festival Ten-Minute Plays. They run April 2-3. More info on the plays coming soon!


To learn more about the 35th Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville, check out the ATL website: www.actorstheatre.org

 
 
My program note from the Williamstown Theatre Festival production of Amy Herzog's fantastic new play After The Revolution has been reprinted in the playbill for the Playwrights' Horizons production of ATR running this October and November in NYC.