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Brat Productions Pops Up at Plays & Players Theatre with The Diary of Lisa Q

Brat Productions, in association with Plays & Players, brings The Diary of Lisa Q to Plays & Players Theatre (1714 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103) this Friday, January 18, 2013 at 6:00pm and Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 2:00pm and 6:00pm.

 
 
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PRLog - Jan. 15, 2013 - PHILADELPHIA -- Did you hear what Lisa Q. did last night? Scandal!  Brat Productions, in association with Plays & Players, brings The Diary of Lisa Q to Plays & Players Theatre (1714 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103) this Friday, January 18, 2013 at 6:00pm and Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 2:00pm and 6:00pm. This pop-up pub performance by and with members of Plays & Players overtakes the entire third floor space, including Quig’s Pub, Skinner Studio and Melissa Lynch Memorial Library. Like speed-dating a handful of bar tales, audience members will choose their own adventure by getting intimately involved with fictitious inhabitants of the pub. Brat Productions provides this opportunity for emerging artists to get involved and for established artists to take risks. ‘Diary’ is curated and hosted by Madi Distefano, Keith Conallen and the staff of Plays & Players’ Quig’s Pub. Advance tickets are on sale for $5.00 at http://bratproductions.ticketleap.com/lisa-q/  Show is open to ages 21 and up. For information please visit http://www.bratproductions.org

In the vein of Conor McPherson’s monologues, as well as Madi Distefano’s own Popsicle’s Departure, 1989, local theater artists try their hand at depicting the notorious and shadowy story of Lisa Q, a fictional character with a real-life social media presence. Textual, sensual and served throughout the third floor of Plays and Players, this titillating exposé of the dirty personal secrets of a woman who hangs around a seemingly decadent late-night bar might just make you blush. Listen in as theater artists do what they spoof best: gossiping, reading from diaries or just possibly telling the whole truth as they heard it from Lisa herself.

Shaggy dog tales fill this parlour performance curated by Madi Distefano and written in collaboration with members of Plays & Players. Actors, directors and writers include Cubby Altobelli, Amanda Atkinson, Lena Barnard, Amanda Damron, Jacquie Goldfinger, TS Hawkins, Messapotamia Lefae, Shoshanna Ruth, Bradley Wrenn and Brat Resident Artist Brian Grace-Duff.

Advance tickets are on sale for $5.00 at http://bratproductions.ticketleap.com/lisa-q/ The performance is open to ages 21 and up. For information please visit http://www.bratproductions.org

ABOUT MADI DISTEFANO

Distefano is a Philadelphia hybrid theatre artist and is the Founding Artistic Director of Brat Productions.  She works at local companies such as The Walnut Street Theatre, Azuka Theatre, Theatre Exile, Brat Productions and The Live Arts Festival, which produced her original rock-a-billy musical, EYE-95 Re-tarred.   She has received nine Barrymore nominations for Excellence in Theatre in the categories of Directing, Best New Play, Original Music (x2), The F. Otto Haas Emerging Artist Award (x2) and Best Leading Actress (x2), which she won in 2005.   A finalist for a PEW Fellowship in playwriting in 2010, Distefano is also a recipient of grants from Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, The Independence Foundation, Philadelphia Theatre Initiative and the Leeway Foundation.  Distefano holds an M.F.A. in Directing from Temple University, where she is an adjunct professor.

ABOUT BRAT PRODUCTIONS

Founded in 1996, Brat’s mission is to create new theatre-going audiences by producing theatre that breaks the rules; theatre that tests conventions; theatre that rocks! Over the years, Brat has established itself as one of Philadelphia’s most adventurous theatre companies and is known for using unusual performance venues to enhance original and noteworthy productions.  Its numerous productions have included Three Chord Fiction, winner of the Ted and Stevie Wolf Barrymore Award for New Approaches to Collaboration, Haunted Poe, A 24-Hour The Bald Soprano, A Very Merry Unauthorized Children's Scientology Pageant and EYE-95, Retarred.

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