Hey, Gorgeous!

January 11-13, 2010

THE PROGRAM

Produced by Ronda Spinak
Associate Producers: Deena Novak & Abby Freeman
Directed by Kayla Gordon

Welcome
Ronda Spinak, Producing Artistic Director

Blessing – The Beauty of Sarah
Written by Rabbi Lynne Kern, Board member
Performed by Maia Danziger

Art Talk
Ruth Weisberg, Jan 11th
Shelly Gazin Jan 12th and 13th

Singing Benny Carter
Written and Performed by Deborah Pearl
Lyrics by Deborah Pearl, Music by Benny Carter

Monologue from Phaedra in Delirium
Written by Susan Yankowitz
Performed by Maia Danziger

Ugly Beautiful –WORLD PREMIER
by Ronda Spinak

I Never Heard of Violet – A Memory Piece, The Bronx, NY
Written by Leah Komfeld Friedman
Performed by Caroline Aaron

A Shayna Meydele – WORLD PREMIER
Written and Performed by Monica Piper

Below The Waist
Written by Cesi Davidson
Performed by Caroline Aaron & Maia Danziger

JBI – WORLD PREMIER
By Ronda Spinak

Intermission
A Discussion with the Artists

Learn more about Guest Fine Artist Shelley Gazin at: www.shelleygazin.com

ARTIST BIOS

CAROLINE AARON (Violet/I Never Heard of Violet & Stella/Below the Waist) is an accomplished actor in film, television and stage. Directors such as Woody Allen, Mike Nichols, Robert Altman, Nora Ephron, Paul Mazursky, Don Roos, and many others keep her in demand. Her work with Nichols includes: on Broadway in Social Security, and in films such as Heartburn (opposite Meryl Streep), Working Girl, Primary Colors, and What Planet Are You From? Film audiences perhaps best know her as Woody Allen’s sister in “Crimes and Misdemeanors”, but she has worked with Allen in Alice, Bullets Over Broadway, Husbands and Wives, and Deconstructing Harry. She has guest starred on Desperate Housewives, Brothers and Sisters, Shark, Sex and The City, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Six Feet Under, among others. She is the recipient of a Helen Hayes and Dramalogue Awards.
MAIA DANZIGER(Diane/Below the Waist, Phaedra/Monologue from Phaedra in Delirium) is a writer and Emmy Award winning actress who has appeared extensively on and off-Broadway, on television, and in film. She is a founder and former Artistic Director of the Actor’s Company Theatre in New York, a Founding Member of Rogue Machine Theatre in Los Angeles, and the author of Relax & Write: tapping your unconscious for life and art. A Certified Life Coach, Maia specializes in working with artists on developing their creativity and fulfilling their careers.
CESI DAVIDSON (Playwright/Below the Waist) has had her work staged at the Henry Street Settlement Abrons Arts Center, the Nicu Spoon Theatre and most recently, the National Black Theatre. Her plays include: Chakalaka, Adagio, Garden Party, Juicy, Soap Cream & Incense, Bringing Tiny Home, Embraceable You, Duck Sauce, Scat, End Pieces, Fashionable Shoes, Con Cuidado, Silent Re-acquaintance, The Crest of Watercress, Damselfly, Faceless, Richard the Baker the Magic Cake Maker, and Below the Waist. She is a member of the Dramatist Guild.
ABBY FREEMAN (Associate Producer) is a classically-trained actress who studied at the Tisch School of Arts at New York University. She is a Co-founder of AiRealistic, an aerial theatre company, and currently performs and choreographs for events and theatrical shows in Los Angeles. She has choreographed and performed in New York and Los Angeles, as well as many international cities. She has created original work for clients including Toyota, Johnson & Johnson, General Motors, Wal-Mart and Red Bull. Most recently, she performed at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, The Edison Downtown, and the 2009 LA Philharmonic Inaugural Gala. She was a Fulbright scholarship finalist and has completed the first year of her MBA at the Anderson School of Management. She plans on continuing to work in Arts Management.