I am pleased to announce my partnership with Nairoby Otero (YOLO! Productions) in producing and acting in Animals Out of Paper by Rajiv Joseph. (Mr. Joseph was the Pulitzer Prize finalist for Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo starring Robin Williams.) This is a beautiful but relatively unknown play by a major force in the American theater. It is funny, sweet, witty, even melancholy at times...a real slice of life and a total immersion into three quirky, lovable characters. We are overjoyed to have the personal support of the playwright himself and are on our way to producing 16 performances in February!
What makes this production so special is that it will be site specific: the majority of the play takes place in an origami artist's studio, therefore we have found a charming, open space on the Upper West Side at West Park Church. We are incorporating live music and captivating origami art cascading from the high ceiling that will enhance this already exquisite piece of theatre.
To transform the unusual space, we have assembled an incomparable design team led by our director Merri Milwe. (I worked with her years ago on the critically acclaimed On a Bench at 59E59 Theatres, and am thrilled to be working with her again.) We have a top notch press agent in David Gersten, who has a slew of Broadway and off-Broadway credits. Indeed, all the folds of this very intricate origami piece are in perfect alignment to make this production an enormous success.
Theatre, as you know, is not without cost, so if you are interested in donating to this special production, please let me know and I will get back to you shortly.
As always, I appreciate your interest in following my career. See you on opening night!
P.S. For those of you who don't know, For Francis won The Audience Choice Award for Best Short Film at the CNKY Film Festival! Congratulations to Starr Films and all the donors for making it happen. Onward!