|Bad Ass Shorts - A Night of Short Plays and Film
| Open: 02/15/07 Close: 03/03/07
Ratutu Collaborative, fresh from the success of their November effort, ‘Keepingabreast', begins the new year with a night of short plays, spoof commercials, and film. The plays featured in the ‘BAD ASS SHORTS' festival all tackle odd situations and over-the-top circumstances. In the musical 'Finding the Wonder', book/lyrics/music by Gwynne Watkins, Betina Hershey and Denver Casado, a super hero goes on a quest to regain her super powers and her relevance. 'Dummy', by Tanya Ritchie, finds a ventriloquist struggling to sustain a tumultuous love affair with his dummy. Carl Danielson's 'Welcome Home, Molly DeCandia' explores what happens when a teenager discovers she is living in an alternate universe. Adrian Quihuis details the unbelievable results of bumbling secret servicemen in 'Secret Service'. In 'Not What Not to Wear' by Serena Makofsky, a suspicious barista gets the surprise of her life. Then Shanara Teumba McKeever makes an argument for why everyone should skip breakfast in the black comedy 'The Spring Slips'.
| Open: 10/31/06 Close: 11/11/06
Mina has a lump in her breast and it's resisting the chemo therapy. Her doctor recommends she have a mastectomy, but she's only 28 years old. She has two weeks to decide whether keeping her breast is worth risking her life. Will Mina's parents have the right answer? Will her best friend know what to do? How about her local stripper or porn shop employee? The fact of the matter is that everyone has an opinion about breasts, and Mina is determined to examine as many sides as she can before making a decision that will change her life forever. Jackie Rosenfeld's play is a touching and deeply funny exploration of one woman's journey to define her breasts and herself.