NY Madness Announces Cast For PAINTING WITH LULU By Judith Leora

NY Madness Announces Cast For PAINTING WITH LULU By Judith Leora

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade/New York Madness present the third play in their MadLab Reading Series on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 8pm: Painting with Lulu by Judith Leora at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery), directed by Michele Travis.

In Painting with Lulu, an ex-President intersects with a Vet and his wife and is forced to confront his demons, both real and imagined. It's a deep dive into the reality we inhabit and the reality we create.

NY Madness is thrilled to announce the cast for Judith Leora's play, which includes Joel Stigliano (Elf the Musical/national tour, The Full Monty/Cortland Rep), Imran Sheikh (Disgraced/Milwaukee Rep, The Invisible Hand/Artists Rep), Marie Elena O'Brien (The Heiress/The Rep, Woyzeck/TimeSpace) Cary Hite (Audible books, '79 Parts, A Year and a Day) and Marlyn Matias (Bx3M, Fluff).

New plays by NYM Company writers were eligible for the MadLab series. The three full-length plays chosen all began as short plays written for NY Madness.

Judith Leora - Upcoming productions: SHOWPONY at The Victory Theatre; Recent productions - ELIJAH at Bristol Valley Theatre; GIDEON, Ego Actus; THE COOKIE FIGHT (BVT), NY Indie 1MPF (New Ohio), NYC Icon Plays/Ego Actus; Readings: SHOWPONY (the Fall Summit/Capital Rep), THE COOKIE FIGHT (LFTC), THE X AND THE Y (BVT), HEART-SHAPED UTERUS (MadLab); Robert Askins Playwriting Fellow, Lone Star; Co-Producer/Head Writer #GoingHomeless web series.

Michele Travis - Favorite recent directing projects include T(WO) TRAIN (TO BE IN TRANSITION) by Tanya Everett for The Amoralists' 'Wright Club, HOW TO SELL YOUR GANG RAPE BABY* *FOR PARTS by Libby Emmons for the Frigid Festival, SAVINGS by Gina Femia for New Georges, and three episodes of #GOINGHOMELESS, a web series created by Judith Leora and Amy Gaipa. Lincoln Center Directors Lab alum. 2018-2019 SDCF Observership Class. MFA, Directing, Brooklyn College CUNY.

New York Madness takes place every last Sunday of the month at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). Tickets ($10) may be purchased in advance at www.horseTRADE.info.

New York Madness is a raw and unpredictable show of short plays by an ensemble of playwrights presented fully staged with scripts in hand. They write a short play and cast it, rehearse it, and bring it in on its feet. The collected works create a kaleidoscope of cultural moments reflecting this moment in time, framed by a theme that is chosen by the Featured Guest Playwright. The primary goal of Madness is the exploration of modern American Playwriting through the use of theatrical storytelling. https://nymadness.com/

FRIGID NEW YORK @ HORSE TRADE is a theater development group with a focus on new work that produces a massive quantity of stimulating downtown theater every season. FRIGID's Resident Artist Program offers a home to a select group of Independent theater artists, pooling together a great deal of talent and energy. FRIGID New York grew out of the annual FRIGID Festival, the first and only festival of its kind in New York City to offer artists 100% of their box office proceeds, and Horse Trade Theater Group, a self-sustaining theater development and management group. www.horseTRADE.info

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