FACES... VOICES

Genre: Drama, Lesbian+Gay
Written by Doreen Perrine Directed by Miriam Eusebio

Faces... Voices, Is a dramatic work created to address hate crimes against the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender communities.


Faces...Voices is a triptych of three one-act plays written as an ensemble to convey the depth of victims' suffering and courageous spirit beyond abstract media reports. While the narrative and characters are entirely fictional, the ensemble, Faces... Voices, alludes to actual cases of hate crimes, known to scar victims as a direct attack on their personal identity.


The stories portrayed in Faces... Voices, were derived from a shooting death of a gay man by a young religious fanatic, a rash of rapes against lesbians in Brooklyn, New York, and Amnesty International reports of human rights abuses against the transgender population in Latin America.


Where such acts of violence are considered "message crimes," these productions of Faces... Voices are intended to delve into the often socially-sanctioned nature and attitudes surrounding such bias-related crime.

Open:   08/17/06
Close:   08/26/06

Schedule:
August 17th - 19th & 24th- 26th 2006
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8PM
reservations: (718) 832-8103
Theater:   Wow Cafe
Address:   59 E 4th Street
New York, NY
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Cost:$15.00, $10.00 Students and Seniors
Holds a BFA in Acting and Directing from The City College of New York and is a member of the Lincoln Center Director's Lab since 2000. She has danced at The Kitchen, Judson Church and Danspace Project and directed, shot and edited the docudrama short MOTION, a fictionalized "day-in-the-life" of an actor. She has been a theatre/dance/science Teaching Artist for NYU's Creative Arts Team and at the Brooklyn Children's Museum. Kiebpoli co-founded Kopila Productions in Spain to promote site-specific performances and acting training. Current and past collaborations: Gabrielle Lansner & Co,., WaxFactory, Mariangela Lopez: Accidental Movement Theatre, JMandle Acrobatics. Proud member of Actors Equity Associations. This performance is dedicated to MGC.
Played Chris Christopherson in O'Neill's Anna Christie at the Storm Theater, as well as at Gallery Players. He originated the roles of Hans and the Head Prisoner in Elizabeth Striker's play Rescuers, based on the true stories of Christians who rescued Jews during the Holocaust. Rescuers played at the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. and toured the East coast, after its premiere performance at the Hudson Guild. Dale played Malvolio in Twelfth Night at the Theatre Row Theater for Blue Heron Theatre. Other New York credits include Asphyxia and Euthanasia in Riverside Shakespeare Company's Cinderella, Truffaldino in Servant of Two Masters and the Doctor in Exit the King, both at the Shade Company. He has appeared on "One Life to Live" and "All My Children" as well as "Law & Order", and plays the lead in the film, "Temperate Habits," based on James Thurber's "Catbird Seat." Dale performed a History of the American Film by Chistopher Durang with a cast that included Mercedes Ruehl and Christine Estabrook. Dale was a member of the American Mime Theatre for over 20 years, teaching, directing, and performing major roles in the repertory.

Robert is a proud native of Belize where he was forced onto the stage at age 7. Many school plays and cultural presentations later, he moved to New York City to study computer science at Fordham University. After being cast in a play in his first semester, he transferred to the theater department and never looked back. His extensive credits include regional drama and musicals, film/TV, educational touring theatre and downtown experimental pieces which still leave his friends scratching their heads.

Robert earned his MFA in Classical Theatre from Illinois State University. The poster child for diversity in casting, he performed roles such as Darcy in Pride and Prejudice, Michael in Dancing at Lughnasa, John in Oleanna, Sir Robert Cecil in Elizabeth Rex and a bunch of dusty noblemen usually played by white guys at ISU and the Illinois Shakespeare Festival.

Back in New York City, Robert busies himself shooting ads, commercials and hilarious segments for Louie, Late Night with Seth Meyers and a new Adult Swim show.

Received her BFA in Acting from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and attended the London Academy of Theater.  Stacey has performed in various theaters including Ensemble Studio Theater, The Neighborhood Playhouse, La Mamma's Annex Theater, HERE Arts Center, P.S. 122, Wow Cafe Theater, Makor, The Bickford Theater, and has performed various times at Manhattan Theater Source.  She is a proud member of Circle East Theater Company (formerly known as Circle Rep) and Dog Run Rep.  Stacey's latest award-winning film Dive, in which she portrayed the protagonist, has gone on to a successful film festival run this year including The Nashville Film Festival, New Fest Film Festival, as well as others throughout London, Toronto, Los Angeles, San Diego, Vermont, and various other international festival locations.  www.staceyraymond.com

Sok Ho Song Jaira
The past 10 years in New York City has been an interesting adventure. Staring with touring the country playing Wilbur in Charlotte's Web to directing several one act festivals on 42nd street's Theatre Row. Nowadays he spends his time folding origami greeting cards and doing paper sculptures for advertising and doing freelance costume and fashion design.

New York Credits: Stars, Little Red Riding Hood, Humpty Dumpty, My Mania, The Diest, Afternoon of a Bull, Christmas Miracle at the Open Mess, and Intermission.

Regional credits include: Grease, Pajama Game, Wizard of Oz, Lil' Abner, 1940's Radio Hour, Godspell, Sweeney Todd, The Boyfriend, Music Man, Dragon Tale, Audition, and 100 Years of Broadway.

Larry Swansen William
Larry's recent stage appearances have been with the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in As You Like it and Much Ado About Nothing. Five Broadway shows including The King and I with Yul Brynner and The Great White Hope with James Earl Jones. Tours and regional theatre in the lower 48 have given him the roles of George in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Scrooge in A Christmas Carol and Bradley in the Cocktail Hour. He has sizable roles in "Dueling Accountants" and "Urchin," independent films awaiting release.
This Texan grew up with TUTS (17 mainstage productions). She then came to NYC to earn her BFA from NYU under the thumb of the late Stella Adler. A few favorite theatre romps include the San Francisco Mime Troupe (SF and national tour), Theatre Rhinoceros (SF), Word for Word (SF), the Ontological-Hysteric (NY), and creating the physicalization for Princess Fiona in the Academy Award winning film, Shrek. This performance is dedicated to Stevie B. who loved to laugh (and gossip!) Thanks always to Miriam.