Bricken Sparacino Announces Solo Show VACATION-ALL I EVER WANTED!, 5/19 - 5/29

Bricken Sparacino Announces Solo Show VACATION-ALL I EVER WANTED!, 5/19 - 5/29

This May Bricken and Birch Productions presents Vacation- All I Ever Wanted!, directed by Lori Kee as part of the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity 2014. The Festivity will take place May 12 through June 8 at the Paradise Factory.

The sun shines brighter, you remember things clearer, time stands still on vacation. Vacation- All I Ever Wanted! is the culminating piece in the Trilogy Sparacino. After dealing with the little things that can drown you and the ache of death, this third play is about joy. Adventure, ponies and love are all found on vacation.

Vacation- All I Ever Wanted! is written and performed by Bricken Sparacino, Directed by Lori Kee, will feature Elizabeth Chaney as scenic designer and Tom Small as video director/editor.

Vacation- All I Ever Wanted! plays as part of the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity on Mon May 19th at 5:00pm; Sat May 24th at 11:30am; Tue May 27th at 8:00pm; and Thur May 29th at 8:00pm. For more information go to www.bricken.org/bricken/Vacation.html.

Bricken is an award winning performer, writer and director. She was one of nytheatre.com?s People of the Year '08. Her plays Are We Freaks and Sister's Grimm Fables of The Stage are published by Indy TheaterNow.com.

Her first solo show, I?m Not Sure I Like the Way You Licked Me, was a critics darling and began the journey that is completed with Vacation-All I Ever Wanted to create the Trilogy Sparacino. Vacation... marks the fifth collaboration with Director Lori Kee.

Awards include: Nomination for best performance in a musical for her original character Cherry on Top (Planet Connections), BackStage's "Gem of the Theater Year" for her work on MEDICATION (FringeNYC), Directed Those Whistling Lads to a Best Actor award and Best Short play nomination (Planet Connections), Directed 36 Hours and The Terrible Manpain of Umberto McDougal to win the best of the festival Holdover award (Frigid Festival) and Death, it happens... which she created/co-wrote and stared in won the Audience Choice for best in festival award (Frigid Festival).

Bricken can be seen on the internet as part of the Key Of Awesome and AMCTV.com?s Sci-fi department. Go to www.bricken.org to read more credits and view video clips.

Lori Kee (Director) has worked on The Big Funk by John Patrick Shanley ( JPS collaborating on update) at La Tea and Ad Men by Jack Karp, Origin by Elizabeth Irwin at Gloria Maddox in 2014. In 2013 she worked on Trick or Treater by Josh McIlvain, Manservant 3000 by Thomas J. Misuraca, Last Call by James McLindon, & Her Mark by Joseph Samuel Wright --October 2013, all at the Gene Frankel Theatre, Don Nigro's Goat [premiere] and Peter Marino's Ralph of Schenectady, New York's Coming Out to His Wife Options July 2013 (GF). Tennessee (premiere) by John Patrick Shanley, Signature Theatre June 2013(remount premiere of @ Gene Frankel (for Nylon Fusion) April 2012 and the subsequent staging, Dec. 2012, at Labyrinth Theatre Company.) Brilliant Traces by Cindy Lou Johnson ,The Bridge at Shetler Studios June 2013. Fool Me Twice by Jerrod Bogard [Gene Frankel], Tatiana & Baboon by Stewart Caldwell [GF] both for Nylon Fusion where she is Resident Director, Sisters Grimm: Fables of the Stage (Pointy the Starfish) by Bricken Sparacino (Kraine), Human Resources by Kristen Niven (Shetler 54/TBG).

Other Recent work: Light Patterns of Strangers by Megan Lohne (GF), The Wilderness by James McLindon (GF). Youth Hostel by Alisha Silver(GF), The Pursuit of Happy Endings by Jack Karp (GF), Real Story by Sharon Talbot (GF), Couples Therapy by Matthew Crowley, Pretty Fucking Perfect by Cassie Seinuk, Death, it Happens... (USM)* audience award, Paper Dragon - by Alisha Silver (MTS), It's 3:45 am? That's Absurd. by Michael Birch (Red Room), Bricken Sparacino's: I'm Not Sure I liked the Way You Licked Me (MTS, USM) Are We Freaks w/Bricken Sparacino (Kraine); Tanforan by Christine Toy Johnson, The Experiment by Bella Poynton, Why by Andrea Kuchlewska (all TBG); Old Places by Elisa Abatsis (Naked Stages); CJ Ehrlich's: Tuesdays in the Park (American Globe), Homespun Webs (WAHC); & Male Man (Medicine Show)* award for best direction. Everything Will Be Alright by Tariq Hamami, Through the Looking Glass (both at Borough of Manhattan CC where she teaches Acting, Voice and Movement, Intro to Theatre and Speech). www.lorikee.com.

Vacation-All I Ever Wanted! plays at the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity at the Paradise Factory Downstairs Theater. Tickets are $18 (for tickets visit www.planetconnections.org).

As a comedy producing powerhouse since 1999, Bricken and Michael Birch have produced, and directed numerous original works including Medication for the FringeNYC Festival, American Treacle for the Midtown Theater Festival as well as the wildly successful 10:17 Comedy Night, which ran every Saturday night for 3 years. Most recently they produced Sisters Grimm: Fables of the Stage, Death it happens: a girls guide to death, I?m Not Sure I Like the Way You Licked Me, Michael Birch?s One Man Hamlet which currently is touring America.

The Planet Connections Theatre Festivity is New York's premiere ecofriendly/socially conscious not-for-profit arts festival. Fostering a diverse crosssection of performances and events, the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity seeks to inspire artists and audiences both creatively and fundamentally, in a festive atmosphere forming a community of like-minded artists. At the heart of the Festivity are like-minded individuals striving to create professional, meaningful theatre, music and film, while supporting organizations which give back to the community at large.

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