From: Monica Bauer <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 10:53 AM
Subject: press release, Monica Bauer's Brand New Jew; a DNA Comedy
BRAND NEW JEW; A DNA COMEDY
FIRST WORKSHOP PRODUCTION ON THE WAY TO THE EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL
INVISIBLE THEATER, SUNDAY JUNE 17, 2PM
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
RUNNING TIME, 60 MINUTES
"Brand New Jew, a DNA Comedy": What happens when a DNA test gives an adoptee a brand new view…of herself? Playwright and performer Monica Bauer takes on her own unexpected results, along with a cast of comical characters, including a reassuring Rabbi, a Brit who's not British, and Judy from Atlanta, who may be related to George Clooney. Biology, religion, culture, all fair game for this Comedy of Identity Errors. Raised Catholic, but expelled from St. Agnes school for heresy, Bauer takes a tour through the Identity Maze and comes out laughing.
Monica Bauer, an award-winning playwright and performer who divides her time between Tucson and New York, will perform her new solo show for a one-day only free performance for Tucson theater goers at the Invisible Theater on Sunday, June 17th, at 2pm. Her earlier autobiographical show, "The Year I Was Gifted," was presented, with the playwright performing it, at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the East to Edinburgh Theater Festival at New York's 59East59 Theater, the Dukebox Theater in Brighton, England, Stage Left Studio off-off Broadway, and at the 2017 Tucson Fringe Festival, where it was performed by Maria Caprile. The new show, based on the true story of playwright Bauer's surprising DNA test results, will be directed by Maria Caprile, who is currently the Co-Artistic Director of Tucson's Winding Road Theater. Sound design by Matt Marcus, Theatre Sound Designer for the University of Arizona
School of Theatre, Film, and Television.
Bauer's play "Chosen Child, "produced originally at Boston Playwright's Theater in 2014, was a winner in the 2017 Bechdel Test Festival at the Bridge Initiative for Women in Theater located in Phoenix. The play will be given a staged reading as part of Winding Road Theater's 2018-2019 theater season. Several of her previous plays have been seen in Tucson as staged readings, including "The Higher Education of Khalid Amir," and "The Real Machiavelli."
Her work has received many awards, including the Emerging Playwright Award from New York's Urban Stages, and Best New Script at both the Midtown International Theater Festival and the off-off Broadway Planet Connections Theater Festival.
The performance is free and open to the public. A discussion with the playwright will be held immediately after the performance. Further information: Monica Bauer 520-392-4386, firstname.lastname@example.org
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