Sunday, May 8, 2011

Member Spotlight: Lisa Haas, performer and writer - presents "In Heat", Monday, May 9th, 2011

International Women Artists' Salon is thrilled to announce that member Lisa Haas presents her new writing, IN HEAT, lampoons sexual desire, sexual orientation and gender self-identification, Monday, May 9 @ 6:30pm at Tada Theatre in New York City.


Written by Lisa Haas
Directed by Jocelyn Sawyer
Performed by Sally Sockwell

Monday, May 9 @ 6:30pm  $10
Tada Theatre
15 W. 28th St. 3rd fl. (B'way & 5th Ave)

Media Contact:
Stephanie Schroeder
Tel: 718-902-8467
To contact artist Lisa Haas directly
Tel: 720-468-2114

IN HEAT lampoons sexual desire, sexual orientation and gender self-identification.

Doris, a lesbian in her 50s, is alarmed
to discover that lesbianism is being overshadowed by female-to-male transsexuals and a new Genderqueer culture.

Since Transmen are getting all the girls and lesbians are passé, Doris has pioneered a Self-Identified Lesbian Community Center, which is a cultural hospice for the last of the lesbians who will all be dying off in the next 30 years.

Lisa Haas is a performer and writer most recently starred in Madeleine Olnek’s 2011 feature film Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same and in Laura Terruso’s 2009 award winning short film Dyke Dollar. In NYC she has been seen as a writer and performer at HERE Arts Center, The Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Artists of Tomorrow, Dixon Place, Joe’s Pub and other downtown performance spaces. She received a Jerome Foundation Fellowship to develop her solo comedy Crown Hill Cemetery, which played at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival and Fringe Festivals in Orlando, Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver. Some of her other works that have been performed in NYC, nationally and internationally include Stacked: A Deviant Doctoral Dissertation and Rita & Inez: The True Queens of Femininity. For more information, log onto

Jocelyn Sawyer has directed new work for SP Productions, Reverie Productions, and for many festivals in New York including Six Figures’ Artists of Tomorrow, American Globe Theatre, Estrogenius, Samuel French and NYC Fringe, in addition to Queer@HERE, the Brooklyn Arts Exchange’s Women’s Performance Festival and the Left Out Festival for which she directed the different parts of In Heat by Lisa Haas.  She has assistant directed at Playwrights Horizons, The Flea and Rattlestick Theaters and the Summer Play Festival.  She has directed readings of new plays for Abingdon Theatre, Emerging Artists Theatre, New Perspectives Theatre Company, and the Becket Playwrights Festival.  She received her BA in Theatre from the University of California at Berkeley and her MA in Theatre from San Francisco State University.  She is a member of Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, Directors Lab West, Actors’ Equity Association and an associate member of SSDC.

Sally Sockwell played Joanne in the New York production of Vanities for over three years. She has appeared at The West Bank Cafe, The Lion Theatre Company, Manhattan Punch Line, Joe's Pub at the Public Theatre, Primary stages, The W.O.W. cafe, and Dixon Place. She performed at HERE in Neurotica which she co-wrote with Carolin Brown. Her regional theatre credits include: the Humana Festival at the Actor's Theatre of Louisville, Portland Stage Company, Syracuse Rep., Cincinnati Playhouse, Baltimore Center Stage and the Arkansas Rep. Sally was in Money Matters for HBO, the film Rollover, the soap opera Texas and Lateline with Al Franken. She was a member of the Montana Playwright's Festival and the Sundance Institute. Her play The Contest was the first new play to premier at the new Margo Jones Theatre in Dallas. 

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