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    PROGRAMS — WOMEN'S WORK PROJECT


    INTRODUCING THE 2013 SHORT PLAY LAB MEMBERS! (Feb-Aug 2013)

    CECILIA COPELAND: Full length works include: Light of Night World Premier with IATI Theatre 2014, COURTING and BIOLIFE Semifinalists for The O’Neill Playwrights Conference. ‘The Wicked Son’, awarded in the "Top Three Best New Jewish Plays," by the JPP. One Women, winner of the Lennis J. Holm Scholarship.  One Acts: Amusement Bomber adapted into a short film with Metro Screen Australia.  BILLBOARDS GREATEST HITS Commissioned and Produced by The Performing Arts High School.  Other short works have been produced or presented at the Anarchist Theatre Festival of Montreal, Culture Project, CAPSLOCK THEATRE, Sticky, The Disreputables, Le Petite Morgue, 31 Plays in 31 Days, Ensemble Studios Theatre, INTAR Theatre, Cherry Lane Theatre, and Metro Screen Australia. Cecilia taught at Stella Adler Conservatory, Ohio University and the Performing Arts High School.  She is the Founder and Artistic Director of New York Madness and a Member of the League of Professional Theatre Women.

     

    HOLLY M. EATON earned her B.A. in Literature and Creative Writing from Dartmouth College. Her one-act plays, Front Stoop and Fifteen Minutes Past the Hour were featured at the Playwright's Slam in New York City in 2004. Fifteen Minutes Past the Hour went on to become a "Wild Card" choice in 2005 at the Strawberry One-Act Festival in New York City. In 2008, she received her M.F.A. in Playwriting from Adelphi University, where she studied with playwrights Kermit Frazier and Anton Dudley. Upon receiving her M.F.A., her play Swing was presented in a reading at Second Stage Theater. In September of 2008, Holly was chosen as a scholarship recipient for the first national meeting of the Black Women Playwrights’ Group held at Loyola University. In 2009, Holly’s play Five Card Stud was included in “Going to the River: River Plays” at Ensemble Studio Theatre. She is a member of TCG and Going to the River, an associate member of the Dramatists Guild, and a staff writer for the internet soap opera "Our World".

    FELICE LESSER: Choreography, play/screenwriting, video, and computer animation are among the elements that constitute Felice Lesser’s artistic work.  Her “living cartoon" Funding the Arts was premiered in 2010 at Baryshnikov Arts Center, and is now being developed at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center for a new production in 2014-15.  She won the 1988 Lawrence S. Epstein Prize for Choreography and her dance works have been performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, Joyce SoHo, Sarasota Ballet, & the 1991 Tokyo International Choreography Competition, among many other venues. She received two Accolade Awards for her “live documentary” I AM A DANCER. Her screenplays and plays were Semi-Finalists in the Chesterfield, Fade-In Online, Free Screenplay, and Writers Network Competitions. She’s included on Credo Interactive’s website as a “Master Animator” for her Life Forms work.  She is an Adjunct Professor of Dance at UCONN/Stamford, and an Artist-in-Residence for Nevada and Idaho. BA Barnard, MA Columbia. www.fldt.org

     

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    For more information about the Women's Work LAB, contact New Perspectives Theatre Company at 212-630-9945; contact@nptnyc.org

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