Good Dancer illuminates the challenges of disability within romantic relationships and the comedy and sadness of growing out of your parents’ arms and into the arms of a life partner. Commissioned by The Apothetae, a theater company dedicated to the creation of full-length plays about the disabled experience, the play is directed by Mike Donahue and features Gregg Mozgala (Enter the Faun), Shyko Amos (Grace from An Octoroon at Soho Rep), Cathy Curtin (Wanda Bell from Orange is the New Black), Angela Polite, Alvin Keith, and Michael Cullen.
The work-in-progress showing will be followed by a moderated artist-audience dialogue.
Emily Chadick Weiss is a four-time EST/Alfred P. Sloan Grant recipient, and has had her work developed or performed through The Araca Group, at The Atlantic Theater, The Cherry Lane Theatre, The Ensemble Studio Theatre, The 52nd Street Project, Theater Breaking Through Barriers at the Clurman Theatre on Theatre Row and was commissioned by The Apothetae to develop her work Good Dancer. She was a finalist for the Heideman Award through The Actors Theatre of Louisville, is a two-time finalist for the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Original Short Play Festival, and a finalist for the Austin Film Festival. She is a three-time winner of the Agnes Nixon Playwriting Contest at Northwestern University, and a winner of Young Playwrights Inc. National Playwriting Contest. Chadick Weiss is a member of the Obie-award winning playwriting group, Youngblood, at The Ensemble Studio Theatre and has been a member of the Dramatists Guild since 2003. She is also the Creator and Producer of the Sitcom Pilot, “The Share.”
BRIClab is a commissioning and residency development program for both emerging and established local artists to explore and expand the possibilities of their work in music, dance, theater and multi-disciplinary performance.
The intimate, flexible studio space within BRIC House is dedicated to emerging and mid-career artists, with an audience capacity of 50-75 for rehearsals and performances in a workshop setting.
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