Joe Gulla's THE BRONX QUEEN Wins Audience Award at 2016 Downtown Urban Arts Festival

Joe Gulla's THE BRONX QUEEN Wins Audience Award at 2016 Downtown Urban Arts Festival

The Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF) has conferred playwright Joe Gulla's autobiographical work, "The Bronx Queen", with their 2016 Audience Award.

Presented this past March at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, "The Bronx Queen" played to a sold out crowd. Written and performed by Gulla himself, the show was directed by Brian Rardin.

The playwright says, "It was such an honor to work with the Downtown Urban Arts Festival and to perform "The Bronx Queen" at Joe's Pub. My work is very comedic, yet gets very serious. I wondered if it would work in that legendary cabaret environment."

"I was incredibly wrong to be concerned! It suited Joe's Pub perfectly. It was gorgeous to hear/feel the audience toggle from raucous laughter to 'pin drop' silence. The occasional rumble of the subway train only added to the 'Bronx-ey' vibe!"

"The Bronx Queen" is the first chapter of Gulla's multi-award winning, "Bronx Queen Trilogy". His new play, "Fall and Rise" directed by James Faurote will have its World Premiere in Tampa, Florida this June. Later that month, "Fall and Rise" directed by J. Bailey Burcham will be presented by Studio C Artists as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival.

For more information about Joe and his current projects, visit http://JoeGulla.com.

Photo: Michelle Cameron

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