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January 5, 2015

COOKIE PLAY premiere in Chicago

Trap Door Theatre of Chicago opens COOKIE PLAY January 8. Morning in America grows dark as Homeland Security invades the heartland, in this comic dystopian all-too-close world. January 8 – February 14, 2015. Directed by Kate Hendrickson. Featuring: Lyndsay Rose Kane, Chris Popio, Mike Steele, Gage Wallace, & Carl Wisniewski. In Cookie Play, a mother from the heartland, fearing her son may be the next Edward Snowden, agrees to hold him captive in her basement to save both son and country. What happens next upends everyone’s moral equilibrium in this twisted, offbeat satire.

December 26, 2014

New Year's Eve with Prestininzi's BIRTH BREATH BRIDE ELIZABETH

BIRTH BREATH BRIDE ELIZABETH, written and directed by Ken Prestininzi, and invited to the New Wave Festival 2013 by ArtsEmerson, has now been invited to the FirstNIght festival by the Boston Mayor's office, 2015. Stephanie Burlington-Daniels repeats her amazing performance as Mary Shelley-Breath, exploding precious ideas about brides, feminist icons and monsters as she croons Elvis Presley tunes. Cake is also featured. This is a Sleeping Weazel production.

January 26, 2013

The Next Thing: Prestininzi

Ken Prestininzi's lecture-play Birth Breath Bride Elizabeth is in The Next Thing Festival in Boston. ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage, in association with The Center for the Theater Commons and The Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival, presents a combustible combination of theatre, film, music, workshops and live-streamed events. Completely housed in ArtsEmerson’s Paramount Center in downtown Boston, The Next Thing (TNT) Festival (FEB 15-24) creates an unprecedented opportunity to dive deep into the world of contemporary performance.

August 10, 2012

This month: Love in the Seventh Kingdom of Wrath

I'm ecstatic and proud to be collaborating with New York City's dynamic and new theatre company FRANK on my new play that explores the joy, anger, fear and sorrow in the life of Caravaggio: Love in the Seventh Kingdom of Wrath. In this bravado love story, the painter Caravaggio stumbles through prayer and barroom brawls confronting flesh, desire, and a threatening chorus of angels. FRANK's ensemble creates a dangerous, lustful world of images, song and movement for the play about an artist, his model, and their wrathful secrets.

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