Current Production:

Bang!


Performances:
7:30pm Hepburn Teaching Theater April 6-8th, 12-14th

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What stories do we tell ourselves about sex?
Our desires can disturb us and run counter to our more “highly evolved” politically correct minds.

What makes you hot? Why? What do you desire that you are ashamed of? Why do you desire it? Why are you ashamed?
How does culture influence our subterranean “animal” desires?


About the director:
Charlotte Ford is a Philadelphia-based theatre artist who creates avant-garde slapstick performance art that celebrates sublime stupidity with joyful abandon. She has toured her original work to the Traverse Theatre as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the London Barbican as part of the London Mime Festival, and the Paris Maison de Métallos as part of Festival Paris Quartier d'été. Original, collaboratively devised work includes CHICKEN , Flesh and Blood & Fish and Fowl (Fringe First, Edinburgh, 2010, short-listed for Total Theatre Award) and the upcoming 2012 Philadelphia Live Arts debut of a new project with Emmanuelle Delpech, Sarah Sanford and Lee Etzold that explores female sexuality and the funny/sexy divide through clown. She has also collaborated in creating/performing original work with Pig Iron Theatre Company ( Welcome to Yuba City {Barrymore nominations, Outstanding Supporting Actress, Outstanding Ensemble}), Emmanuelle Delpech ( Raymond ), Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental ( Red Eye to Havre de Grace , Flamingo Winnebago ), Rainpan ( Machines Machines Machines Machines Machines Machines Machines ) and New Paradise Laboratories ( Don Juan in Nirvana ). She has performed with 1812 Productions ( Cherry Bomb {Philadelphia Weekly's "Best Supporting Actress in a Musical"}, An Evening without Woody Allen ), Theatre Exile ( Gruesome Playground Injuries , That Pretty Pretty or the Rape Play , Red Light Winter {Barrymore nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress}, Mr. Marmalade {Barrymore nomination, Outstanding Ensemble}), the Arden (the upcoming Robinhood ), the Lantern, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, the McCarter, and Brat Productions. She is a two-time recipient of the Philadelphia Theatre Initiative grant, the Independence Foundation fellowship, and the 2008 & 2009 Leeway Art and Change grant. A 2011 finalist for the F. Otto Haas award, Ford holds a BA from Bryn Mawr College and an MFA from the London International School of Performing Arts.

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Set and Costume Design: Maiko Matsushima
Lighting Design: Oona Curley
Stage Manager: Maddy Austin

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Cast:
Gizem Aydin
Anna Bullard-Werner
Bianca Curtis-Mead
Camilla Dely
John Dominguez
Lena Ferguson
Tatiana Hammond
Dominique Koo
Danyelle Philips
Ryan Rebel
Erin Washburn
Jessica Wong


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