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Eliza Bent's Debut Production THE HOTEL COLORS Set for The Bushwick Starr, 5/8-25

In Eliza Bent's debut production six travelers, both young and ancient, spend one night in a rundown hostel in the outskirts of Rome. Speaking in direct translation from Italian into English the eccentric voyagers form a temporary community and unexpected friendships as they fail- and flail- in their attempts to communicate. Welcome to The Hotel Colors. Would Formal You like to take a coffee with me? Can I control my email now? I ask excuse of you!

The Hotel Colors features Christine Holt, Alessandro Magania (The Wooster Group's Hamlet), Linda Mancini (Vision Disturbance), FedeRico Rodriguez (The Record), Kourtney Rutherford (Ich Kurbisgeist, In the Pony Palace/FOOTBALL), and Howard Thoresen* *Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

The Hotel Colors is written by Eliza Bent (Half Straddle); directed by Anna Brenner; produced by Regina Vorria (Evelyn); dramaturged and associate produced by Sarah Rose Leonard; set design by Blanca Añón; costume design by Ásta Hostetter; lighting design by Yi Zhao; sound design by Ken Goodwin.

Performances run at The Bushwick Starr theater, 207 Starr Street, Brooklyn, NY [between Irving and Wycoff]. Directions: Via Subway take the L Train to Jefferson Street, exit at Starr Street, walk against traffic on Starr, and the theater is 3/4 of a block on the right. For detailed driving directions visit: www.thebushwickstarr.org/DIRECTIONS. Tickets are $18.00 and will go on sale April 8th at: www.thebushwickstarr.org.

Eliza Bent is performer, playwright and journalist. Playwriting credits include Blue Wizard/Black Wizard (a workshop showing) at Prelude 2012, Karma Kharms (or yarns by Kharms) as part of the Target Margin Lab series at The Bushwick Starr, Toilet Time with Eliza Bent (Catch! 50, Great Plains Theatre Conference, "Little Theatre" at Dixon Place), Trumped! (Solo Nova Ones at Eleven), Pen Pals Meet (Iranian Theatre Festival at the Brick), and Blue Dress Reduction and She of the Voice both at the undgergroundezero festival. As a performer Bent has appeared in Seagull (Thinking of You) (Half Straddle at the COIL festival 2012), Gonna See a Movie Called Gunga Din (Van Cougar at The Bushwick Starr) and In the Pony Palace/Football (Half Straddle at The Bushwick Starr). Bent is a MacDowell Colony fellow, a Bay Area Playwrights finalist and a New Georges affiliated artist. Bent is an associate editor at American Theatre magazine, a company member of Half Straddle and has an MFA in playwriting from Brooklyn College. Her next show Blue Wizard/Black Wizard, directed by Dan Safer with music by Dave Malloy, will premiere at the Incubator Arts Project in December 2013. elizabent.wordpress.com

The Bushwick Starr is an Obie Award winning non profit theater that presents an annual Season of new work in theater, dance, and puppetry. We are an organization defined by both our artists and our community, and since 2007, we have grown into a thriving theatrical venue, a vital neighborhood arts center, and a destination for exciting and engaging performance.The Bushwick Starr's mission is to help ambitious artists and ambitious audiences find each other. We provide a springboard for emerging professional artists to make career-defining leaps, and we are a sanctuary where established performance companies come to experiment and innovate. Our past seasons have included new work from cutting edge companies such as The Debate Society, Elevator Repair Service, Target Margin Theater, Half Straddle, and Witness Relocation.


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