terraNOVA Collective to Present 10 DAYS, 12/3-13

terraNOVA Collective to Present 10 DAYS, 12/3-13

Vanessa Hidary, best known as the Hebrew Mamita and for her work on Russell Simmons 'Def Poetry Jam' on HBO, returns to the stage with her comedic solo show 10 DAYS. Written and performed by Vanessa Hidary and directed by Kimberly Faith Hickman, this limited engagement will run Dec 3 - 13 at the New Ohio Theatre. 10 DAYS is being presented by terraNOVA Collective, a soloNOVA ARTS workshop as part of the New Ohio Theatre's Producers' Club 2013.

There's a reason some journal entries should remain private, but Vanessa Hidary bares her soul with dark humor and brutal honesty in 10 DAYS. Between wine, spin class, coffee with mom, and OkCupid, it's hard to find time to think, let alone create art, but the Hebrew Mamita expertly crafts a poignant and hilarious story of living and loving in New York City.

Show Dates:

Tuesday, December 3rd @ 8:00 pm
Tuesday, December 10th @ 8:00 pm
Friday, December 13th @ 10:00 pm

All performances take place at the New Ohio Theatre, 154 Christopher Street. (Subway: 154 Christopher Street, A/B/C/D/E/F/M to West 4th). Tickets are available at www.terranovacollective.org. $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

Vanessa Hidary (Playwright/Performer) is a Spoken Word Artist/ Author/Actress/ Director and Native New Yorker who grew up on Manhattan's culturally diverse Upper West Side. She has aired three times on "Russell Simmons Presents 'Def Poetry Jam' on HBO, and is featured in short film "The Tribe". Vanessa was chosen as one of 50 speakers to appear at the "2010 IdeaCity-Canada's Premiere Meeting of the Minds'". Vanessa received an M.F.A. in Acting from Trinity Rep Theatre Conservatory. Her first solo show Culture Bandit was originally produced by LAByrinth Theatre Company, and has been seen at The Hip Hop Theatre Festival, Nuyorican Poets Cafe and The Comedy Central stage in LA. She is often on the road, bringing her stories all over the U.S., South Africa, the UK and Israel. Vanessa lives in Manhattan, where she recently published her first collection of poems and stories titled "The Last Kaiser Roll in the Bodega." www.hebrewmamita.com

Kimberly Faith Hickman (Director) Off-Broadway and NYC credits include work with Manhattan Theatre Club, Atlantic Theatre Company, Women's Project, Epic Theatre Ensemble and Theatre Row, as well as terraNOVA Collective, Horse Trade Theatre Group, etc. Regional credits include Center Theatre Group, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Westport Country Playhouse, Next Act Theatre, Know Theatre of Cincinnati, Springer Opera House, Off Square Theatre Company, Playhouse on the Square and national touring companies. Select Broadway & Off Broadway assistant directing credits include mentorships with Lynne Meadow (including THE COMMONS OF PENSACOLA starring Sarah Jessica Parker & Blythe Danner now playing at City Center), Pam MacKinnon and Susan Stroman. BFA: Columbus State University, terraNOVA Collective Artistic Associate, Mike Ockrent Directing Fellowship finalist, Alec Baldwin Directing Fellowship, two time SDC Foundation Observer, two Manhattan Theatre Club Directing Fellowships, member of Directors Lab West, Lincoln Center Directors Lab and SDC. www.kimberlyfaithhickman.com

About terraNOVA Collective: terraNOVA is an ever-expanding collective of artists devoted to nurturing distinct and innovative theatrical voices. We are dedicated to cultivating environments where the art of storytelling thrives, and actively seek stages for the new theatre we develop. More info at www.terranovacollective.org.

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