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Voyage Theater to Present LIFE IN PLASTIC, 5/26-6/1

Voyage Theater to Present LIFE IN PLASTIC, 5/26-6/1

This summer, Voyage Theater Company is pleased to present Life In Plastic, written and performed by Tessa Flannery and directed by Rebecca Cunningham, as part of the 6th Annual Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. The Festivity will take place May 12 through June 8 at the Paradise Factory.

Barbie has been a fixture in pop culture for over 50 years, for better or worse. This solo performance explores one woman's relationship with the childhood icon, and ponders the effects of a Barbie-dominated girlhood. Warning: this performance contains nude Barbies.

Life In Plastic will raise funds for the Urban Justice Center in New York City.

Life In Plastic plays the following schedule as part of the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity: Monday, May 26th at 5:30pm, Saturday, May 31st at 9:30pm, and Sunday, June 1st at 2pm.

Tickets are $18 and can be purchased at www.planetconnections.org/life-in-plastic/.

Tessa Flannery is a performer and writer from Western Pennsylvania, who studied in Scotland, and now lives in Brooklyn. She performed in the Planet Connections Theater Festivity 2013 and has worked across the city with various companies, including Voyage Theater Company, where she is an artistic associate. She has created and performed several solo shows; her pieces were included in Glasgow Theatre Festival, and the performance season at Butler Arts Center. She has worked as an actor with companies all over the world, in new works and classical plays.

Rebecca Cunningham is a director based in Queens. She has worked with Asolo Rep, in Florida, Slant of Light, in Connecticut, and with many New York companies, including Manhattan Repertory Theatre and the Signature Center. Rebecca has also worked as a producer in New York and Edinburgh, Scotland. She has experience directing solo performers, creating new work, and directing modern feminist classics. Rebecca directed with Planet Connections Theater Festivity in 2013, and worked in special events for the Festivity in 2012. She also co-founded Table Readings: A Potluck Play Reading Series in Astoria. She studied directing at PACE University.

Voyage Theater Company presents new and unheralded plays and playwrights from around the world. We create opportunities for collaboration between theater-makers of diverse cultures and disciplines to engage and challenge new audiences.

The Planet Connections Theatre Festivity is New York's premiere eco-friendly/socially conscious not-for-profit arts festival. Fostering a diverse cross-section 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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