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.
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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;