NEW PRODUCERS LAB

The New Producer’s Lab is FGP’s year-long residency for emerging creative producers, giving them a chance to envision, curate, and produce their own unique experimental events. The FGP Festival will feature one big blow-out event, put together by the 2017-2018 New Producers Lab as the culmination of their residency with FGP

 

 SAT APR 14 

POLITICAL PARTY

Produced and curated by Jenny Gorelick and J. Mehr Kaur

An experimental art party from the New Producers Lab that will celebrate, interrogate, and maybe excoriate the highest office in the land. A talented group of unique, visionary candidates will participate in a full-fledged presidential election, including campaign speeches and a moderated debate. The constituents (you) will vote, and the president elect will be inaugurated. By the end of the night, the president will be protested and impeached - and then we’ll really party.

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Candidates:

Kev Berry, Graham Techler, Emma Tattenbaum-Fine, Ali Levin, Gabe Gonzalez

Kate Villa, Matt Clevy, Jess Vandenbergh

 

Dance:

Fernando Contreras, Annalisa Ledson

 

Music:

Michael R Jackson

DJ French Bandit

 

Host:

Nicole Spiezio

Jenny Gorelick is a producer and comedian based in  Brooklyn. She is currently the Business & Operations Associate and Director of Ticketing  of the Tony Awards (Radio City Music Hall / The Beacon). She was formerly the company manager for the Off-Broadway transfer of the Tony-Award-winning Avenue Q (New World Stage) . Other producing credits include Showgasm XXL (Ars Nova Gala), Running Interference (FringeNYC15), and Fortuna Fantasia (FringeNYC14).  As a comedian, Jenny can be seen in Improv Everywhere's viral video, "Subway Sweet Sixteen" where she celebrates a surprise party for her birthday on the Q train. She loves her birthday so much that she hosts a monthly birthday-themed variety show, "Jenny's Birthday Variety Party," at Legion Bar. Jenny graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Theatre Arts and Business, Entrepreneurship, and Organizations. At Brown, she was the recipient of the M.H. Hicks Prize for Artistic Excellence and the Exceptional Student Leader of the Year Award. She is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association.

 

J. Mehr Kaur is a New York  based director and producer whose recent work includes co-producing Riot Antigone (La MaMa, Ars Nova), and directing  Always Plenty of Light at the Starlight All Night Diner (Wild Project), Orlando (Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre), Water by the Spoonful (Theatre 14) and Seven (Hillary Clinton's Women in Public Service Institute). Her recently published adaptation Kultar’s Mime continues its international tour, focusing on state-sponsored genocide and theatre as a tool for community building in the face of injustice. Assisting: Juilliard, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Panopera, Smith College.  She is a recipient of the Fulbright-Nehru Directing Grant, The Samuel A. Eliot, Jr./Julia Heflin Award for Distinguished Directing, and the Bernhardt Brueger Prize, and an alum of Smith College and NTI. Mehr's interests as a producer/director range from the production of classic texts as a vehicle for social change to the development of new work and opera.

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