Sudacas Theater to Present IMPLICATIONS OF COHABITATION
Sudacas Theater, a new Latino American theater company has announced that it will present IMPLICATIONS OF COHABITATION, a new heartfelt comedy written by Vanessa Verduga about the implications of one man's life choices after his wife dies and he attempts to reconnect with his three adult children. The production, which begins previews on Friday, August 5th at Theater Row's Clurman Theatre (410 West 42nd Street), will have it's official opening on Friday, August 12th at 8:00PM and is directed by Argentinian director Leni Mendez. Performances will continue through Friday, August 26th. www.ImplicationsOfCohabitation.com
IMPLICATIONS OF COHABITATION tells the story of an old-fashioned Ecuadorian father, Nelson, who after the death of his wife, wants to get reacquainted with his three adult kids by inviting himself to live with each one of them, one at a time, which leads to wickedly funny cohabiting situations that reveal past family wounds. Matters do not go smoothly as Nelson seeks to reconnect with estranged middle child, Sara, his daughter from an extra-marital affair with Carmen, whom he has not seen in twenty years. A heartfelt comedy and coming of age story, the play examines the life of one man's choices, how these choices inevitably affected his kids, the redemption that can come from accepting the reality of our own humanity and the weaknesses associated with it.
The cast of IMPLICATIONS OF COHABITATION features Anthony Ruiz, Vanessa Verduga, Adriana Sananes, David Pendleton, Andres de Vengoechea, Connie Saltzman, James Padric and Gladys Perez.
Playwright, Vanessa Verduga is a multi-lingual actor, singer-songwriter, screenwriter, playwright, director, producer and lawyer committed to examining social issues for their impact on the underprivileged and disenfranchised. She is the creator and star of the popular award-winning digital series and comic book, "Justice Woman", a spunky Assistant District Attorney, by day, who becomes a defender of truth and justice at night. Vanessa also starred and produced the award-winning feature film "H.O.M.E.", and sci-fi action short film "The Hunting for Lost Characters". She is a contributing writer for Mosh.us and is also working on her first solo album, a Latin Urban fusion album, titled "Soy Mujer" ("I am Woman"), with Grammy and Billboard award-winning producers Kenny O'Brien and DJ Napoles to be released late 2016. A graduate of both the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and Seton Hall University School of Law, Vanessa is happy to combine all of her skills to create art that seeks to awaken our inner warriors.
Director Leni Mendez is originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she studied Fine Arts, specializing in Set Design, Costume Design, and Theater Directing. In 2009 she moved to NYC where she has been working in various capacities at Repertorio Español, LaTea, IATI among others, as well as internationally in Latin America and Europe. In 2001 she created in Buenos Aires Zootropo Group, and 2011 in NYC Void Theater Company, both companies for movement and performance research. She has earned multiple awards, including 2015 ATI for Best Production and Best Direction for "Ausensia"; "Caida (hemisferio cero) earned her Best Direction & Best Production at the Quito-Ecuador International Theater Festival, Quito-Ecuador 2014/2015; for "Huella", Best Direction at the Short Film Festival, Buenos Aires-Argentina 2016; "Tia Julia y el escribidor" 2016 ACE Award for Best Costume Design in New York; "Barcelo con hielo" HOlA Awards & ACE Award for Best Production, 2014 NYC-USA. In 2013 she received a Grant from various Swiss foundations to create short films "Pulsation" & "Olvido."
Producer Pablo Echegaray is a graduate of the 14-week CTI program for theater producers. As a founding member of Sudacas Theater he is excited to be a part of bringing "Implications of Cohabitation" to life for the first time on stage at The Clurman, Theatre Row (NYC) this August 2016. In addition to producing theater he is an executive producer on "The Last Hand", a TV pilot in production, "Broome Street Boys", a feature film in production, "The Gradua" a feature film which made its debut this June at the NY Dominican Film Festival, and "The Hunting of Lost Characters", a sci-fi short film. A Fordham Law School graduate with an MBA from Pace University he has nearly a decade of experience as an attorney in NY, having previously spent a decade working in University administration as a financial aid counselor and Director of Financial Aid and Bursar.
IMPLICATIONS OF COHABITATION features Set Design by Anna Grigo, Costume Design by SteVen Daniel, Lighting Design by Jackson Miller and the Asst. Director is Joseph Barone. Casting is by Orpheus Group Casting. The production's General Management is by DTE Management.
Performances of IMPLICATIONS OF COHABITATION are on Thursdays through Saturdays at 8PM, with matinee performances on 8/6 at 2PM, 8/7 at 3PM and Wednesdays 8/10 at 3PM and 8/17 at 2PM. For a full list of performances visit: www.ImplicationsOfCohabitation.com
Tickets for IMPLICATIONS OF COHABITATION are $20.25 and available at Telecharge.com. Direct Link to purchase tickets: https://www.telecharge.com/Off-Broadway/Implications-of-Cohabitation/Overview?&aid=ven000193900.