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Courtney Brown & Liz Douglas to Star in Stage Left Studio's THREE ELEANORS; Full Cast Announced!


The cast has been announced for the New York City premiere of Three Eleanors, a multimedia, solar powered paper doll production written by Karen Wurl and Dorothy Chansky with original art and installation by Carol Flueckiger. Dorothy Chansky directs a cast of five performers who play forty roles. The cast includes Courtney Brown, Liz Douglas*, Rachel Evans*, Maggie Low*, and Elizabeth Stromsness. Performances for Three Eleanors will be held at Stage Left Studios, 214 West 30th Street in NYC from July 24-August 4th, 2013. *Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. AEA Showcase.

Celebrity. Who gets to have it and how? When a celebrity dies, how is her legacy sustained? Pictures, biographies, letters, DVDs - flat items deliver information about Eleanor of Aquitaine, Eleonora Duse, and Eleanor Roosevelt, but it's the people intrigued by them who breathe life into the evidence. Do fans and followers trump archives and objects when it comes to fame? Through an intricate tapestry of original visual art, historical texts and performance, we are enveloped by the worldviews, charisma, and foibles of three larger-than-life icons and the love/hate relationships everyday women have with them.

Dorothy Chansky (co-writer and director) wrote and produced the musical The Brooklyn Bridge off-Broadway during the Bridge Centennial. A Ph.D. in Performance Studies, she is the author of Composing Ourselves: The Little Theatre Movement and the American Audience and the forthcoming Kitchen Sink Realisms: Domestic Labor, Dining, and Drama in American Theatre.

Karen Wurl (co-writer) is a playwright, teacher, and semi-retired slam poet. Plays include Kim's Theory about the Struggle Between Good and Evil, Only Children, The Play about Frank, Death or Serious Injury Can Occur, The Secret Life of the Proletariat, Miss Macbeth, Vampires, Now and at the Hour Of, and In Which I Lose My Virginity to My Best Friend's Older Brother. She is very grateful for her experience with Dorothy Chansky and Three Eleanors.

Carol Flueckiger (visual artist) uses the sun to expose blueprints of historic handwriting and vintage graphics into artwork. She has worked with collections from American Antiquarian Society, Library of Congress and Women's Rights National Historical Park. Her work can be seen in the artist registry at The Drawing Center, NYC, and Charles Adams Gallery, Lubbock, TX. For Three Eleanors she uses documents from The University of Glasgow and Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project.

Tickets for Three Eleanors are $18 and can be purchased by visiting For more information on Three Eleanors,visit

The runtime for Three Eleanors is 70 minutes with no intermission.

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