WRITTEN BY TANYA O'DEBRA
DIRECTED BY SARA WOLKOWITZ
WITH: TANYA O'DEBRA AND GREG BELLÓN
When: July 28th-August 13th, 2022
"From ribaldry to fourth wall breaking (and repairing) to outright absurdity, the production is hilarious from beginning to end, and O'Debra and Bellón are superb, an unimpeachable comic duo."
Interviews with me:
Emily Dickinson: poet, recluse, a**hole. Loosely based on her Master Letters, Shut UP, Emily Dickinson is a pseudo-historical, quasi-biographical, hysterically existential, sadomasochistic psycho-romance about America's most brilliant and annoying poetess. Holed up for all eternity in the bedroom of our minds, “the woman in white” stretches into a projection screen for truths, half-truths, truthiness, and truth-less-ness. Winner of The Jill Cummins MacLean Prize.
BY LAUREN GUNDERSON
A STAGED READING
DIRECTED BY SARA WOLKOWITZ
When: Saturday, March 26 6–8pm
Admission Tickets: $30; Members $25.
When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn't allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women "computers," charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in "girl hours" and has no time for the women's probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love. The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman's place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women's ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.
Presented by The Brick
by Felipe Ossa
directed by Sara Wolkowitz
starring Tanya O'Debra
Monday, May 17th @ 8pm ET (Tax Day)
Renegade economist Amanda McCloud has been stuck at home, scheming. Ever since her proposal for solving wealth inequality in America—through modern-day concubinage—was rejected by TED, she’s been trying to get her message out. Now she’s made a video promoting her radical vision, rife with awkward sex and some very eligible billionaires.
Click here to see the show : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NF3cDCRkU9Q
In The Next Room (or The Vibrator Play)
Saturday, February 29th, 2020 at 7:30pm
85 Main Street, Irvington NY
$20 general admission
$10 student tickets
Buy tickets here!
**BENEFITS EQUALITY NOW**
Set in the 1880s at the dawn of the age of electricity and based on the bizarre historical theory that doctors used vibrators to treat 'hysterical' women (and some men), the play centers on a doctor and his wife and how his new therapy affects their entire household.
“By raising funds and awareness, the conversation continues long after the curtain comes down. “This is the most important element,” said Wolkowitz; in addition to engaging the audience creatively and emotionally, River’s Edge performances mobilize that catharsis to help others.”
Theatre Company Creates a Buzz with “The Vibrator Play” Benefiting Equality Now
We're wrapping up our festival run in West Hollywood at the CMG Short Film Festival. The film will play in the afternoon on Sunday, October 8th at 3:30pm. Sara and Ian will both be attending. If you can join them, purchase your tickets to Program 3 here.
Lightning Bugs in a Jar was accepted to the Pride Film Festival in Texas. It won "Jury Favorite Short".
Lightning Bugs in a Jar was shown at the Directors Circle Festival of Shorts and won best LGBT short!
Lightning Bugs in a Jar will have its Canadian Premiere in Edmonton at the Rainbow Visions Fest on November 6th!
Lightning Bugs in a Jar was accepted to the Austin Gay and Lesbian Film Festival! Playing September 9th and 10th!
Lightning Bugs in a Jar was accepted to the Moondance Festival in Boulder Colorado! Playing September 4th and 5th. It was nominated for the Sandcastle Award.
Lightning Bugs in a Jar was accepted to the Blue Whiskey Film Festival in Chicago and Rachél Lowery won best design!
Lightning Bugs in a Jar was accepted to the First Glance online film festival. Which means that you can watch it online for a month! (until April 17th, 2016).
Lightning Bugs in a Jar will play at the Manhattan Film Festival on Monday April 18th at 9pm. Tickets are only $12 and you can buy them here: http://www.independentfeatures.com/film_pages/view/514
Lightning Bugs in a Jar just won the "Award of Merit: LGBT" from the Best Shorts Competition!
Lightning Bugs in a Jar has some exciting news - The Hollywood International Motion Picture Film Festival just gave us 4 awards! We received Best LGBT Short, Best Editing ( Sophia Betz), Best Cinematography (Timur Civan) and Best Musical Score (Megan McDuffee).
Lightning Bugs in a Jar had a wonderful screening at The Short Film Corner at the Cannes Film Festival, May 2015!
Check out our trailer.
Sara just got back from Catskill, NY, co-Directing and Producting a short film by Ian Simpson Lightning Bugs in a Jar. For more updates and info click here.Ian Simpson, Sophia Betz and I were awarded the Catwalk fellowship, and spent an amazing 3 weeks up in Catskill, NY preparing and then shooting Lightning Bugs in a Jar. Sara had an amazing time co-Directing with Ian and we are excited to see what brilliant editing Sophia does and plan to finish the film around the new year.
Everyone has a type. In Jessica's dating life, it seems to be dead historical figures...My creative partner, Jessica Fox, and I have been making a comedy series called "My Famous Dead Boyfriend".
Click here to see our trailer.
Here's the link to the series, there are 6 episodes, and they'll play back to back, And each episode is under 3 minutes. You'll see: Vincent Van Gogh, Genghis Khan, Charles Darwin, Buddha, Frida Khalo, and Albert Einstein.
Please like our facebook page. You can see some fun production stills there.
Never After - In Development -
Promo with Gillian Anderson here
Fairy tales did not stand the test of time accidentally. We need them as much as Cinderella needs her fairy godmother or Jack needs his magic beans - fairy tales show us the way through life's adventures. As some of the most popular stories ever told, classic fairy tales are currently making a wonderful resurgence in our world today and Never After is on the forefront of this fairy tale wave; by creators Sara Wolkowitz and Jessica Fox, along with producer Diana Phillips (Alfie, Death at a Funeral), creative consultant Jocelyn Stevenson (co-creator/writer of Fraggle rock and Sesame Street), and actress Gillian Anderson (X-Files, The Fall). Never After will bring the REAL, original tales - adapted and updated for modern family audiences - to television.
The Ultimate Stimulus HAS BEEN EXTENDED!
Sara is directing "The Ultimate Stimulus", by Felipe Ossa, Staring Tanya O'Debra. "The Ultimate Stimulus" is a 50-minute one-woman show (and multi-media extravaganza) introducing the world to Amanda McCloud, a renegade economist with an unorthodox solution to fix America's growing income gap. Her big idea? Concubinage.
Friday, September 12th at 7:30pm
Saturday, September 13th at 9:30pm
Buy advanced tickets here ($15 online, $18 at the door)
Amanda McCloud is a renegade economist with a plan to fix America's most pressing problem: income inequality. Her solution? Concubinage (with a modern twist). Brimming with data, charts, and dramatic life-changing stories, this TED-inspired, multimedia talk proves that the rich aren't so different when they're forced to get close - real close - to the rest of us.
Now at the New York Fringe Festival!!
NY Fringe Dates and Times:
Saturday, August 9th at 7:15pm (SOLD OUT!)
Wednesday, August 13th at 2:00pm
Tuesday, August 19th at 9:45pm
Thursday, August 21st at 6:00pm
Saturday, August 23rd at 3pm
For tickets and more info: www.fringenyc.org
The Ultimate Stimulus is back! Now at the Cincinnati Fringe Festival!!
Sara is directing "The Ultimate Stimulus", by Felipe Ossa, Staring Tanya O'Debra. "The Ultimate Stimulus" is a 40-minute one-woman show (and multi-media extravaganza) introducing the world to Amanda McCloud, a renegade economist with an unorthodox solution to fix America's growing income gap. Her big idea? Concubinage.
Dates and Times:
Thursday, May 28th at 8:45pm
Saturday, May 31st at 7:15pm
Monday, June 2nd at 9pm
Wednesday, June 4th at 9pm
Friday, June 6th at 8:45pm
For tickets and more info:http://www.cincyfringe.com/performance/the-ultimate-stimulus/
Location: Art Academy of Cincinnati Auditorium. 1212 Jackson Street.
Brooklyn Labyrinth - three short plays by Sergei Burbank, Kate Keretz and Isaac Rathbone. Directed by Sara Wolkowitz
Three interwoven narratives that recount the Minotaur myth with a contemporary voice, and show us taht monsters are rarely what we expect -- and that safety might not be outside the maze looking in, but the other way around...The Chain Theater (21-28 45 Rd Long Isalnd City, NY)
September 25th - October 6th, 2013
Weeknights and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
Special Matinee 10/5 at 2pm
Buy Tickets Here $18 for adults, Students $12 (with ID)
After a sold out show in May, The Ultimate Stimulus is back!
Sara is directing "The Ultimate Stimulus", by Felipe Ossa, which will be performed at Dixon Place on Wednesday December 19th at 7:30pm. Only $12 for advanced tickets! "The Ultimate Stimulus" is a 40-minute one-woman show (and multi-media extravaganza) introducing the world to Amanda McCloud, a renegade economist with an unorthodox solution to fix America's growing income gap. Her big idea? Concubinage.
One show only -December 19th, 2012 at 7:30pm
Dixon Place (161 Chrystie Street, between Rivington & Delancey)
Staring Tanya O'Debra
Projections by Max Wolkowitz
3/1/11: Sara was recently asked to direct a web series called Diary Of A Chorus Girl about Alex Ellis who is making her Broadway Debut in the new musical Catch Me If You Can. A new Episode will go live every Wednesday through May 18th, 2011. You can find the series at www.danceon.com.
1/3/11: Sara's documentary Still on the Road screens at the Film Society of Lincoln Center
1/3/11: Read Sara's interview in the New York Times Arts Beat Blog
Twelve actors travel across 28 US cities on a seven month journey to bring classical theater to America. The Acting Company, a classical touring ensemble founded by John Houseman and Margot Harley, started with members of the first graduating class of the drama division of the Julliard School. Kevin Kline recalls Houseman’s motivation being, “We couldn’t just let them go out there and do garbage.” In the Company’s 37th season, twelve actors spend seven months on a cramped bus, lose a leading man, play 71 roles, and learn to work in spaces that won’t hold their set. Throughout, they reconnect with their passion for performing, receive a great review in the New York Times, and teach high school and college students a new way to look at Shakespeare. As we follow the actors on tour and watch insightful conversations with Kevin Kline, Rainn Wilson and Harriet Harris, we learn that with the exception of Xbox and Wi-Fi on the bus, not much has changed – and that is just as it should be.
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