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The New York based theatrical Production Company The Indies Lab will present 6 performances of FACE DIVIDED and THE MUTILATION OF SAINT BARBARA, as part of the 2011 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, June 4 - 19, 2011, at the Robert Moss Theatre (440 Lafayette Street) in New York City.

The brutally candid one-acts, FACE DIVIDED and THE MUTILATION OF SAINT BARABARA are two character driven dramas that plunge into the deep dynamics and dangers of couples who cling to one another long after their relationships' expiration date.

FACE DIVIDED, written by Edward Allen Baker and directed by Karen Giordano (acting consultant on the Oscar Winning film Precious) features Rosebud Baker who most recently starred in The Sundance Channel's "Girls Who Like Boys*Who Like Boys" which debuted this past December paired with Lisa Kudrow's critically acclaimed HBO series "The Comeback." Also featured in the cast are George Katt, and Joanna Rhinehart,

Multiple award-winning playwright Mark Borkowski, is the writer and director of THE MUTILATION OF SAINT BARBARA and has a starring role in the AMC new released film, COST OF A SOUL, which is now open in 50 different AMC theatres nationwide.

The cast of THE MUTILATION OF SAINT BARBARA features Corinna Katt and Michael Halliday.

Edward Allan Baker (Author of FACE DIVIDED) is a NYC playwright whose one Act Plays have been produced all over the U.S., Canada, and Europe, most notable among others include, North Of Providence, Dolores, Rosemary With Ginger, Face Divided, A Dead Man's Apartment, Up, Down, Strange, Charmed, Beauty and Truth, Mafia On Prozac, and Lila On The Wall. Off-Broadway successes include full-length plays, Prairie Avenue, American Storage, and The Framer. A screenwriter as well as being a faculty member at Pace University/Actors Studio Drama School, and a recipient of "The 25th Anniversary Award For Theatrical Excellence," by The Ensemble Studio Theatre Of New York. He is a member of The Dramatists Guild.

Karen Giordano (Director of FACE DIVIDED) was the Acting Consultant for the Oscar Winning Film "Precious"; Acting Consultant for Mariah Carey on "Wise Girls" and her Partial TV/Fim Acting Credits include: "Wise Girls", "Double Down", "The Sopranos" "Law & Order", "Third Watch", "Law & Order: Criminal Intent", "2by4", and "Home Alone 2: Lost In New York".

Set and Lighting design is by Chris Noke.

Performances of FACE DIVIDED & THE MUTILATION OF SAINT BARBARA are on June 4th (Sat) - 5:30pm, June 6th (Mon) - 9:00pm, June 8th (Wed) -4:30pm, June 12th (Sun) - 6:00pm, June 17th (Fri) - 8:00pm and on June 19th (Sun) - 11:30am.

Tickets can be purchased by calling 1.866.811.8111, online at or at the box office prior to each performance. Proceeds benefit the Actors fund.

The Robert Moss Theatre is located at 440 Lafayette Street, between Astor Place and 4th St. and across the street from The Public Theater. Conveniently located near the N, R, W, and 6 trains.

The Indies Lab is a community of select, awarded Independent film Writers, Producers, Actors and Directors of renowned talent who develop independent projects that cultivate and support the Indie Spirit.


The Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Inc. is New York's premiere eco-friendly/socially conscious not-for-profit theatre festival. Fostering a diverse cross-section of performances, the festival seeks to inspire artists and audiences both creatively and fundamentally, in a festive atmosphere forming a community of like-minded artists. At the heart of the festivity are individuals striving to create professional, meaningful theatre, while supporting organizations, which give back to the community at large.

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