THE PAWNBROKER to Play FringeNYC, 8/9-21
What price would you pay for love? For the women in playwright Bertolt Brecht's life, that price included their dignity, their sanity, even their place in history. Set against the ominous backdrop of rising Nazi Germany, The Pawnbroker reveals the powerful and complex stories of such women as Elisabeth Hauptmann, Helene Weigel, and others whose contributions to Brecht's life and work have been shockingly overlooked. Seen through the eyes of five of these women, The Pawnbroker tells the controversial story of Brecht's legend, and what those women lost to create it. (www.YouDontKnowBrecht.com)
Katelin Wilcox (Playwright, Actor) spent a year as a Company Member at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey where she has appeared in 8 productions, including Pride and Prejudice and Cymbeline. Other acting credits include Doubt (Public Theatre of Maine), Comedy of Errors (Vermont Shakespeare Co.), Island and King John (NY Shakespeare Exchange), and realer than that (The CRY HAVOC Company). Her work as a playwright has been produced at Ithaca College Underground, the United Solo Festival, and CRY HAVOC. Katelin is a member of Actors' Equity, a Resident Artist with The CRY HAVOC Company, and she holds a BA in Theatre and Economics from the University of Notre Dame. (www.katelinwilcox.com)
Jennifer Curfman (Director) is a Resident Artist and Associate Artistic Director of The CRY HAVOC Company. She directed the world premiere of Peace, Love, and Cupcakes, The Musical (Vital Theatre), which reopened this summer for an extended run in NYC. Other directing credits include Party Girl and Good Enough by Kitt Lavoie, Caught by Sharon E. Cooper, and the upcoming (One) Acts of HAVOC (Manhattan Rep). Associate directing credits include Romeo and Juliet, Kitt Lavoie, Dir. (CRY HAVOC), and the concert staging of Bros and Dolls, Matt Cowart, Dir. (Joe's Pub). Acting credits include NYC Opera (NYC premiere of Dead Man Walking, Leonard Foglia, Dir.), Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Phoenix Theatre Ensemble, and the NY Philharmonic (Stephen Sondheim's 80th Birthday Concert, Lonny Price, Dir.). Jennifer is a member of Actors' Equity, and she holds a BFA from NYU.
The design team includes Chris Comfort (Sound Design) and Annie Taylor (Lighting Design). The Pawnbroker was developed with the CRY HAVOC Workshop (www.cryhavoccompany.org).
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE: Saturday, 8/9 at 12:30 pm, Sunday, 8/10 at 7:45 pm, Wednesday, 8/13 at 5:00 pm, Saturday, 8/16 at 8:45 pm, and Thursday, 8/21 at 2:00 pm.
PERFORMANCE VENUE: Venue #12: 64E4 UNDERGROUND - The Paradise Factory 64 East 4th Street (between Bowery and 2nd Ave.), New York, NY 10003