Friday July 11th, Dixon Place, 7:30
as part of the 2014 Hot! Festival
ANOTHER CHANCE TO SEE “THANK YOU FOR CALLING”! a Hearsay & Hyperbole performance piece created by Jessica Asch, Prentiss Benjamin and Alexis Powell set in customer service purgatory.
"THE FORGETTABLE SAGA OF DONNA WANNA AND OTHER MONOLOGUES"
Written and performed by Laryssa Husiak
Directed by Brooke O’Harra
An evening of new work, including an early exploration of Laryssa Husiak’s latest monodrama, The Forgettable Saga of Donna Wanna, which tells the story of landlocked and lonely lesbian housewife wrestling with desire. The monologues weave memoir, history and fantasy to create characters who are variously comic, tragic and a little bizarre.
estimated runtime: 45 minutes
Laryssa Husiak (writer/performer) is theater artist living in Des Moines, Iowa with her roots in New York City. In January 2014, Laryssa premiered She Is King, a performance reenacting the words of tennis trailblazer Billie Jean King at the Incubator Arts Project directed by Katherine Brook. She has received grants from the Iowa Art Council Grant, Art Matters and The Yip Harburg Foundation and fellowships from Mac Dowell and Yaddo colonies. Laryssa is also a member of the Obie award-winning theater company Two-Headed Calf and a founding member of their Dyke Division.
Brooke O’Harra (director) is a free-lance director. She is also co-founder (with composter Brendan Connelly) of The Theater of a Two-headed Calf and has developed and directed all of their productions. Her most recent Two-headed Calf production of the opera project You, My Mother had two runs in NYC, one is 2012 at La Mama ETC and 2013 in the River to River Festival. Brooke also directed, wrote for, and performed in the Dyke Division of Two-headed Calf’s live lesbian soap opera ROOM FOR CREAM.