WHY WATER FALLS Coming to NYC
After a powerful run on the West Coast, Leigh Curran brings her award-winning one-woman show to New York. "Why Water Falls" concerns a fiction writer who has to write a true story and, in the struggle, is brought face to face with her ambivalence about motherhood and the unexpected consequences she's tries to forget... but her "children" won't let her do so. A smart, funny, thought provoking evening of true fiction that looks at making peace with controversial life choices in a whole new way. Written and performed by Leigh Curran and directed by Mary Pat Gleason.
The Huffington Post said, "I wish for wider audiences to discover the thrills of Leigh Curran's stirring one-woman dramedy about motherhood and fiction writing." Winner: Encore! Producers Award, Hollywood Fringe Festival 2015.
LEIGH CURRAN is the author of three full length plays - The Lunch Girls, Alterations (both published by Samuel French), and Walking the Blonde - and has also written countless one-acts, the latest of which was produced in Los Angeles at The Edye in 2012. The Lunch Girls had its world premiere at The Long Wharf Theatre under the direction of Arvin Brown and was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award before being directed off-Broadway by Stuart Ross. Alterations was also produced off-Broadway under the direction of Austin Pendleton, and Walking the Blonde was produced at Circle Rep under the direction of Paul Benedict and at La Mama under the direction of Leonard Foglia and at Theatre Geo in Hollywood under the direction of Linda Carlson. Ms. Curran is a member of the LA Poets and Writers Collective and the author of four chapbooks: The Grapevine, Accidental Seedlings, Solitary Madness and All You Can Eat. Her poetry has been published in Slant, Rattle and Onthebus. Her first novel, Going Nowhere Sideways, was published in 1999 by Fithian Press. As an actress Ms. Curran has appeared on, off, and way off Broadway and is a founding member of the Los Angeles Women's Shakespeare Company. Ms. Curran is also the Founder/Artistic Director of the Virginia Avenue Project - a non-profit she founded in 1992 that uses the Arts and long-term, one-on-one mentoring to give underserved children the skills to think creatively, critically, and courageously about life goals and choices. Children start in the Virginia Avenue Project as young as six and stay through high school working alongside caring, adult mentors throughout their growing years.
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