Florencia Lozano Joins The Muse Project For Tea
Florencia Lozano joins The Muse Project for their inaugural Tea Time event on October 21st at 5:30pm at The Flea Theater in Tribeca. Tea Times are a one-of-a-kind Muse pilot program, and October 21st's Tea Time will cap off a week of exciting presentations from some of New York's most dynamic women performers (Musings: a collection of Mini Muse presentations). During Tea Times, a veteran stage actress (Ms. Lozano) discusses her experiences building her career. The Muse Project's Artistic Director, Jocelyn Kuritsky, will lead the discussion with Ms. Lozano. A q&a with attendees and tea (and cookies!) and networking to follow. This event is open to all, and it is also a special opportunity for women actors to network with Ms. Lozano, each other, and to seek insight and support. Tickets ($25) to this event are available for advance purchase at theflea.org/shows/musings.
Florencia Lozano is an actor, writer and performance artist. Theatre credits include: Devil of Choice (LAByrinth), And She Would Stand Like This (Movement Theatre Co), Winners (EST), 'Lady Macduff' in Macbeth (Shakespeare in the Park), Placebo (Playwrights' Horizons), Privilege ( Second Stage), Last Easter (MCC), Where's My Money? (MTC/LAB), Dirty Story (LAB), Right You Are... (National Actors' Theatre), Mimesophobia (SPF). TV credits include: "Gossip Girl," "Blue Bloods," "Ugly Betty," "Law & Order SVU" and "CI,", "The Mysteries of Laura," "Madam Secretary," "Kevin Can Wait," "The Blacklist," and the upcoming NBC pilot, "Enemy Within." She played Claudia Messina in Netflix's "Narcos" and Tea Delgado on ABC's "One Life to Live." Films include Amy Makes Three, Faraway Eyes, The Ministers, Perfect Strangers, and Veronika Decides to Die. Florencia is one of the original members of the LAByrinth Theater Company and currently serves as LAB's Literary Manager. As a playwright, Florencia has written underneathmybed, produced at the Rattlestick Playwrights' Theatre and winner of HOLA's (Hispanic Organization of Latino Actors) Best New Play Award in 2010; Busted, produced by Rising Phoenix at CINO nights, and her new play, girl in window, is currently in development. Florencia attended NYU's Graduate Acting Program on a full scholarship, where she received her MFA. Her BA is from Brown University where she studied Comparative Literature.
More information about the program for The Muse Project's Musings: a collection of Mini Muse presentations at The Flea Theater (October 15th - October 21st) below:
The Muse Project, in association with The Tank, will present Musings: a collection of Mini Muse presentations at The Flea Theater as a part of their Anchor Partnership. Musings showcases the exciting, fresh, paradigm-shifting storytelling that New York's leading actresses have developed through intensive workshops. The Muse Project gives women performers the time, space, and opportunity to experiment with and explore their fantasy projects.
In total, The Muse Project is developing 5 Mini Muses this year. The presentations will give audiences an inspired taste of what these women actors are working on, and each presentation will be followed by a talkback.
Vanessa Aspillaga will be presenting from a piece that incorporates music and her visual art, a creative memoir of sorts - with collaborator José Zayas; Lynn Cohen will be presenting from a piece that reimagines Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz - with collaborators Lewis Black, Ron Cohen, and Ian Morgan; Jessica Frances Dukes will be presenting from her first solo show exploring a complex familial lineage of race, class, and identity in America - with collaborators Taylor Barfield and Seret Scott. Déa Julien will be presenting from a piece that seeks to tell the story of a young Syrian refugee and her relationship to the wealthy American woman who sponsors her for a year - with collaborators Kylie Brown, Caroline Hewitt, and Megan Sandberg-Zakian of Maia Directors; and Kyra Miller will be presenting from a new piece exploring puppetry, Gaslight, and Bluebeard - with collaborators Noel Allain and Katie Pearl. Actresses Chelsea Dee and Zainab Musa are 2018 Muse alternates.
Additionally, The Muse Project will present their inaugural Tea Time event (detailed above) and a Mini Gala at The Flea. The Mini Gala is slated for October 19th at 8:30pm. It will be a fun-filled, intimate party, where guests get to mingle with the Muses and other special guests at The Flea, and celebrate leading women actors. Tickets ($15 - $50) are available for advance purchase at theflea.org/shows/musings.
The Muse Project (Jocelyn Kuritsky, Producing Artistic Director) seeks to disrupt the imbalance of opportunity and ownership of work for women actors through the development of challenging, actor-driven theater works and focused research into their participation in American theater. The company shifts the theater paradigm through the empowerment of women actors as creators and content generators. With The Muse Project, actresses choose the role they want to play and the story they want to tell, and then a creative team is built around the actress's vision.
The Tank, (Meghan Finn and Rosalind Grush, Artistic Directors) is a non-profit arts presenter serving emerging artists engaged in the pursuit of new ideas and forms of expression. We serve over 1,000 artists every year in over 400 performances, and work across all disciplines, including theater, comedy, dance, film, music, public affairs, and storytelling. Our goal is to foster an environment of inclusiveness and remove the burden of cost from the creation of new work for artists launching their careers and experimenting within their art form. The heart of our services is providing free performance space in our 98 seat proscenium and 56 seat blackbox that we operate in Manhattan, and we also offer a suite of other services such as free rehearsal space, promotional support, artist fees, and much more. We keep ticket prices affordable and view our work as democratic, opening up both the creation and attendance of the arts to all. Since its founding in 2003, artists who have come through The Tank include Alex Timbers, Amy Herzog, Lucy Alibar, Mike Daisey, Reggie Watts, Kyle Abraham, Andrew Bujalski, We Are Scientists, and tens of thousands of others. www.thetanknyc.org.
The Flea Theater, under Artistic Director Niegel Smith and Producing Director Carol Ostrow, is one of New York's leading Off-Off-Broadway companies. Winner of several Obie Awards, a Special Drama Desk Award for outstanding achievement and an Otto Award for political theater, The Flea has presented over 100 theatrical, musical and dance performances since its inception in 1996. Past productions include premieres by Steven Banks, Thomas Bradshaw, Erin Courtney, Bathsheba Doran, Will Eno, Karen Finley, Amy Freed, Sarah Gancher, Sean Graney, A.R. Gurney, Jennifer Haley, Hamish Linklater, Enrique Gutiérrez Ortiz Monasterio, Itamar Moses, Anne Nelson, Qui Nguyen, Adam Rapp, Jonathan Reynolds, Kate Robbins, Roger Rosenblatt, Elizabeth Swados, and Mac Wellman. Successes include Drama Desk nominated She Kills Monsters, These Seven Sicknesses, Restoration Comedy, The Mysteries and ten World Premiere productions by A.R. Gurney, including the WSJ Best New Play of 2013, Family Furniture. www.theflea.org.
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