Winterfest To Premiere BFF

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The New York Theater Festival's 2019 Winterfest will be home to the premiere of BFF., a dark comedy written by one of the youngest soon-to-be-produced playwrights in New York City.

17 year-old high school senior Zoe Nelms' play BFF is the hilarious story of a profoundly lonely woman who is forced to choose between losing her new best friend or keeping her new best friend's deep, dark secret.

"Zoe was interning at Write Act Repertory when she mentioned the storyline of BFF to me and I thought 'Well, I've got to read this.' Once I read it, I thought 'This needs be on stage.' And here we are," said BFF producer and director John Lant. "This is a great story with a lot of laughs, but also a surprising amount of smart social commentary, human insight, and, most importantly, heart."

While BFF is her first solo effort, Zoe was the co-writer of Heckboy, The Musical which was produced at the Writopia Worldwide Plays Festival when she was 15. She has also been published in several printed and online literary magazines including Magnolia & Vine: Journal of Playwrights, The Fiction Pool, Typishly, Fredericksburg Literary and Art Review, and Hypernova Lit.

BFF will have two staged readings in Fall 2018.

BFF will be performed February 11th, 13th, and 16th at the Hudson Guild Theater as part of The New York Theater Festival's 2019 Winterfest.

BFF is produced and directed by Off- Broadway's John Lant("WICKED FROZEN," "FRANKENSTEIN,"" IT CAME FROM BEYOND" "THE HIDDEN ONES") in association with Zoe Nelms, Joe Nelms, and Write Act Repertory.

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