PLAYGROUND PLAYGROUP

 THURS APR 19 

El Otro Lado Del Destino

/The other side of destiny

By Wi-Moto Nyoka

Directed by Miranda Haymon

Sound Design by Sadah Espii Proctor

A supernatural one act play about a family of Espiritistas navigating old magic in contemporary life. The presentation of this interdisciplinary piece will be a staged reading incorporating live sound design.

 

Featuring

Liz Morgan, Tammi Cubilette, Ben Holbrook

Wi-Moto Nyoka (Zoe, playwright) is a performer and transmedia artist. Awards and honors include: Puffin Foundation grant recipient 2012, the Brick’s Comic Book Theater Festival 2014 selected librettist, Indie Boots Theater Festival Finalist & Audience Award Honorable Mention 2015, A.R.T/New York Creative Space Grant recipient 2016. Official Film Selections include: Urban Action Showcase (2016), MeccaCon International Film Festival (2016-17), Official Latino Short Film Festival (2017). Residencies include: Tanzhaus NRW Interdisciplinary Works 2011 and The Playwriting Collective Writers Group 2017. She is thrilled to be a part of the Fresh Ground Pepper Playground Playgroup 2017. She holds a BFA in Music Theater from the University of the Arts and an MFA for Performance & Interactive Media Arts from Brooklyn College.

Miranda Haymon (director) is currently serving as the Roundabout 2017/18 Directing Fellow. Former Allen Lee Hughes Directing Fellow at Arena Stage. Co-Artistic Director and Resident Performance Director at The Hodgepodge Group. Graduate of Wesleyan University, recipient of the Rachel Henderson Theater Prize in Directing. Mirandahaymon.com

Sadah Espii Proctor (sound designer) explores the use of multimedia in live performance, and storytelling in emerging technologies such as virtual and augmented reality. She is a VR Filmmaker in Oculus' VR For Good Creators Lab, in collaboration with the Malala Fund. Recent credits: Director for Genesis 22, The Woolgathers (NY); Digital Art Resident, Con Artist Collective (NY); Fellow, NYU MAGNET/Timewave Festival's VR/AR Story & Game Studio (NY); Creative>>Founder Lab Scholar, Made in NY Media Center. Sadah is the Founder/Executive Creative Director of Espii Studios, LLC, and serves as the Research and Development Director at H+ | The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory. MFA '17, Performance & Interactive Arts; Brooklyn College. BA, Theatre Arts, Virginia Tech.​

Liz Morgan (Her) is a playwright, poet and performer. Her written work has appeared in the The Huffington Post, the Long Island City One Act Festival Anthology and the Medium publication, Athena Talks. Liz has developed projects with The Fire This Time Festival, The Lark, Rising Circle Theatre Collective, JACK, NY Madness, and National Black Theatre where she was named a finalist for the I AM SOUL Playwrights’ Residency. Other honors include The Torchbearer for Black Theatre Award, SPACE on Ryder Farm Creative Residency (Finalist), New York New Works Theatre Festival (Finalist), Playwrights Realm Writing Fellowship (Semi-Finalist) and the New Works Lab at Stratford (Semi-Finalist). MFA: Brown University


Tammi Cubilette (Bridgette) is the love child of Lucille Ball, Rita Moreno and Whoopi Goldberg. She is the star and co-creator of a web-series called Get Some found on Kollideoscope.com. She was nominated best actress for her work in the 2016 International Latino Film Festival. She was a series regular on the short lived, critically acclaimed and ahead of its time, Latino-themed sketch comedy show HOUSE OF BUGGIN’, starring John Leguizamo. Currently Tammi is co-host of a live comedy show called the Lozada Lowdown Live, which can be caught monthly at Gotham Comedy Club. She is also an extreme wine drinker and lover of all things truffled, salted, caramelized and with four legs and wet noses. Her motto is "I just want to drink wine and rescue dogs." That quote was stolen from a t-shirt...She is also a petty thief.

Ben Holbrook (Bobby)
is a Brooklyn-based (originally from NC) playwright and filmmaker whose works have been produced, developed, or commissioned by: Fundamental Theater Project, Ruddy Productions, The New York International Fringe Festival, Ugly Rhino(LA), Seoul Players (SK), Holiday House, Find the Light (LA), The Irish Arts Council, 45th Street Block Association, and Paper Lantern Theatre Company (NC). His prose has been published in “Call of the Void”, a journal of visual and literary arts. He’s been awarded the Drama League Rough Draft Residency (partnering with Sam Underwood), the Edward Albee Foundation fellowship, and is the inaugural recipient of the Peter Shaffer Award for Excellence in Playwriting. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild and Fundamental Theater Project’s resident playwright. More info at http://holbrook.nyc

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