FullStop Collective's CAUSE OF FAILURE Premieres at FringeNYC, 8/10

FullStop Collective's CAUSE OF FAILURE Premieres at FringeNYC, 8/10

FullStop Collective will present the World Premiere of Megan Weaver's new play CAUSE OF FAILURE at the 16th Annual New York International Fringe Festival this summer.

The production will be directed by FullStop Producing Director Leta Tremblay (The Foreplay Play; Othello) and will feature Kevin Bunge, Sally Burtenshaw, Katelyn Collins, Louiza Collins, Nick DeSimone, Sam Given*, Lauren Hennessy (Outstanding Excellence in Performance, FringeNYC 2011), Eve Marie Mugar, Christopher Norwood*, Maggie Raymond, Emily Rupp, and Lauren Weinberg.

The creative team will include Movement Director Andrew Squier, Set Designer Jacquelyn D. Marolt, Lighting Designer Brian Henderson, Costume Designer Sarah Bertolozzi, and Sound Designer Chris Kadis Moscato.

*Appearing courtesy of the Actors Equity Association.

When Maggie was born, she pulled her mother's heart out with her. So begins a young woman's magical journey through terminal illness and the limits of love.

FullStop Collective's CAUSE OF FAILURE Premieres at FringeNYC, 8/10MEGAN WEAVER (Playwright) is a proud alumna of the National Theater Institute and George Fox University. She has studied with Siti Company and the Wooster Group, and is current pursuing an MFA in Directing at Arizona State University. She is a founding member of FullStop Collective, and has served as artistic director of performance at Mystic Seaport and adjunct professor of theater at GFU. Playwriting/devising credits include Morgan Theater Project, Keepers of the Light and Maritime Mystery (Mystic Seaport); POVV (Arizona State University); and Vaudeville Vanya (NTI/Siti Company). Directing credits include Eurydice (Wood-Mar Theatre), American Agency and Los Santos (ASU), The Push to Mate (Galapagos Art Space), The Lover (O'Neill Theater Center), Ile and The Long Voyage Home (Mystic Seaport). Megan is currently working on a theatrical adaptation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez?s short stories, to be produced at the Galvin Theater in 2014. For more, visit www.MeganWeaver.com.

LETA TREMBLAY (Director) is a director and producer based in New York City. Directing credits include: The Foreplay Play (Caps Lock Theatre), OTHELLO (The Secret Theare), Snow White Zombie (2010 EstroGenius Festival), Hangman School for Girls (Manhattan Theatre Source), and Fore- Shadow-Play (Galapagos Art Space). As a producer, Leta has successfully mounted FullStop Collective's FOREPLAYS 2012: FULL FERVOR (Galapagos Art Space), UNVILLE BRAZIL (Drilling Company Theatre), and HAMLETTES (FringeNYC 2010). She co-produced Ampersand: A Romeo & Juliet Story with Purple Rep at FringeNYC 2011. An alum of Smith College and the Eugene O'Neill National Theatre Institute, Leta trained with the Wooster Group and Siti Company and is a founding member and Producing Director of FullStop Collective. For more, visit www.LetaTremblay.com.

FULLSTOP COLLECTIVE is a multidisciplinary theater laboratory defined by collaboration, innovation and play. By nurturing fresh voices within a dynamic artistic community, FullStop Collective seeks to engage audiences in pertinent, intimate, and visceral theatrical experiences. Members of FullStop originally worked together at the Eugene O'Neill National Theater Institute in Waterford, CT. FullStop has since expanded into a New York-based production organization, providing year-round financial and artistic support for member projects. Recent productions in the New York area include FOREPLAYS 2012: FULL FERVOR (Galapagos Art Space; 3rd Annual FOREPLAYS Festival), UNVILLE BRAZIL (The Drilling Company Theatre), HAMLETTES (FringeNYC 2010; Overall Excellence Award for Directing), Hangman School for Girls (Manhattan Theatre Source), Clean Sheets (The Vintage Loft), and Negative Space (The Looking Glass Theatre). UPCOMING: OUTFOXED (Access Theatre; Nov 29- Dec 16. For more information, visit www.FullStopCollective.org.

CAUSE OF FAILURE plays August 10th, 8:00PM; August 12th, 4:00PM, August 15, 4:15PM; August 21, 2:00PM; August 24, 5:30PM Venue #7: The Kraine Theater, 85 E. Bowery, New York, NY. For tickets ($15-$18) visit www.FringeNYC.org.

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