Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Member Spotlight: Lanie Zipoy, Producer and Orietta Crispino, founder of Theaterlab, collaborate with "Voices from a Kentucky Prison" project. Benefit reading in NYC, May 23rd

International Women Artists' Salon is honored to announce the participation of members Lanie Zipoy (producer) and Orietta Crispino (founder of Theaterlab) in the collaborative project, Voices from a Kentucky Prison.


On Monday, May 23rd, Theaterlab in association with AMZ Creative, LLC present Northpoint: Voices from a Kentucky Prison, a benefit reading of short plays written by prisoners at Northpoint in Burgin, Kentucky. This exciting, one-night only event will support the 2011 playwriting program at Northpoint as well as seed a two-week playwright residency at the prison.


Details:
Monday, May 23, 2011 at 7:00 pm
at Baruch Performing Arts Center
25th St. between Lexington Ave. & Third Ave.




Here's what the prisoners said about the playwriting program:

"This opportunity encourages us to learn about subjects that can benefit us not only while we are incarcerated, but when we rejoin society. Many of us only have what we have learned prior to prison, or in prison. So any opportunity to learn and grow is tremendously beneficial and appreciated!” -- Denny Holder

After just two classes I have been really inspired to follow my dream of becoming a writer.” -- Jack Cook

“With art in our lives it allows us to be creative, which opens up an opportunity to think, which opens doors to see what is going on inside of us. It’s a wonderful chance to better ourselves.” -- Nicklaus Murrell

 
The performance will feature:

The Lie and the Cover by Nicklaus Murrell, directed by Daniel Talbott
Screen Warriors by Denny Holder, directed by Jeremy Dobrish
Convictions by Rob Daughenbaugh, directed by Melanie Sutherland
Lunker by Jack Cook, directed by Carlo Altomare
The Innocent Man by Calvin Sturgill, directed by Erma Duricko
Reflections from Behind the Wire by Rick Cavins, directed by Padraic Lillis

and live music by Doug Wamble.

Production Team:

Synge Maher (Artistic Director)
Lanie Zipoy (Producer)
Montserrat Mendez (Producer/Technical Director)
Destiny Lilly (Casting Director)
Theaterlab (Producing Organization), co-founder Orietta Crispino
The performance will last 80 minutes and be followed by a reception.

Website: http://www.northpointplays.com 
Tickets: $30 at https://www.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/827135
Donations: https://www.ovationtix.com/trs/store/28175/donate/14585

Lanie Zipoy

Lanie Zipoy
(Producer) is a producer with AMZ Creative, LLC and public relations consultant for the arts. Her producer credits include Universal Robots by Mac Rogers (2009 ITBA Best Off-Off Broadway Play, Four New York Innovative Theatre Awards nominations); 7 Sins in 60 Minutes (HERE and Philly Fringe); The Riverside Symphony (Planet Connections Festivity, 7 Award nominations) and The Battle of Spanktown (2010 FringeNYC). She is producing 23 Feet in 12 Minutes in New Orleans May 18 - 21, 2011, sponsored by Credit Suisse. Lanie is a member of the League of Professional Theatre Women, TRU’s Producer Development Program and the New York Innovative Theatre Awards Honorary Awards Committee.




Orietta Crispino

Theaterlab (Producing Organization), founded in 2006 by Carlo Altomare and Orietta Crispino, is dedicated to research into the nature of live performance.  In the past five years, Theaterlab has established itself as the premier downtown salon for experimental theatre and performance.  Altomare and Crispino have created experimental theatrical pieces, including Appearance -- A Suspense in Being and Solo Performance Workshop. Crispino also directed La Fricchettona, three monologues by Dario Fo and Franca Rame, and developed Three Sisters Come and Go, drawn from the texts of Chekhov, Beckett and Julia Kristeva.  Altomare teamed with visual artist Naoki Iwakawa for a 13-part action painting cycle, EXCAVATION, which was presented at Theaterlab over two years (2008 - 2010).  The company’s artist residency program has hosted Jef Johnson, renowned principal clown of Slava’s Snowshow; Dutch movement artist Linda Olthof; famed Italian performance artist group Motus and comedian Reno. For more information, visit www.theaterlabnyc.com.





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