BOUFFON GLASS MENAJOREE

Genre: Comedy
©Maike Schultz
By Lynn Berg, Audrey Crabtree, Eric Davis and Aimee German. Directed by Eric Davis

Tennessee Williams' classic tale is shattered in this twisted, outrageous bouffon parody. Each night a new audience member plays the role of the Gentleman Caller. Why would anyone do this to an American Masterpiece?
Winner of the NY Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Production.
"Total theatrical sacrilege...Delicious!" -NYTheatre.com
"Must See! Hilarious!" -TimeOutNY
"Genius" - CultureBot
"Hilarious Madness" - Show Showdown
"Extremely Funny" -NY Theatre Wire
"Twisted Southern Goth! Absurdity at its best!" KAFI FM, MN
About the Company: Ten Directions

Ten Directions is a theatre and film creative team formed by artistic directors Lynn Berg and Audrey Crabtree. We tell stories that pose questions to our audiences, collaborating artists and ourselves. Focusing on engaging and entertaining our audiences, we choose the style, medium and artists to best tell these stories. We encourage spontaneity and creative use of resources throughout our process.

Open:   06/20/08
Close:   08/29/08

Schedule:
Fridays at 10:30PM, June 20 - August 29 (no show July 4), 2008
Theater:   Green Room in 45 Bleeker St. Theatre
Address:   45 Bleeker St.
New York, NY 10012
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Cost:$15.00
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Company: Ten Directions         Official Web Site: www.tendirections.net
Aaliyah Miller (Joyce Cheeks) believes the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dream. This belief has kept her grounded as an artist and professional working in projects that encompass theatre, television, and film. Aaliyah is excited to be a part of this cast and Nicu's Spoon production. She thanks her mom, sister, boyfriend, and friends for their continuous support.
Lynn Berg B-Dawg/Tom

Lynn Berg is an artistic director of Ten Directions and has written, and acted in the NYIT Award winning Bouffon Glass Menajoree, Saint Arlecchino, and the films “un Pote Nain (Midget Buddy)” and “Dirty Twin.” Lynn’s other credits include the Brick Theater's Every Play Ever Written, William Jennings Bryan in Third Lows Productions’ Penny Dreadful, the national tour and the Off-Broadway production of Tony N' Tina's Wedding, and a giant robot in Victor Varnado's "Roboto Supremo." Regionally he played Curly in Of Mice and Men, Charley in Charley's Aunt, and John in A Life in the Theater. He has a MFA in performance from the University of Louisville where he had LeCoq movement training and mask work and has studied improvisation with Armando Diaz and clown, bouffon and physical comedy with Sue Morrison, Giovanni Fusetti and David Shiner. Lynn is a novice apiarist. www.tendirections.net

Audrey Crabtree Hati Pedestrian/Laura

Audrey Crabtree (Director) is an award-winning performer, writer, and director. She works with actors, improvisers, clowns, bouffons, burlesque performers, and performance artists, teaching, coaching and directing theatre for more than 17 years. She’s directed and performed with improv groups ComedySportz, The Brave New Workshop, The Bad Mamma Jammas, Jump Up and Run, The Young and the Weightless, Petersen Park and Disney California Adventure. She is currently directing My Name Is… at Ars Nova. She is Co-Artistic Director of Ten Directions, creators of more than 15 collaborative productions including Bouffon Glass Menajoree and Without Regret, Deenie Nast. She also wrote and performed with NPR, MN Public Radio, and performed in Comedy Central’s “Let’s Bowl.” She was a Collective: Unconscious Board Member for four years where she co-created 8 original ensemble works including the Drama Desk Award winning Charlie Victor Romeo. Audrey has studied clown and bouffon with Sue Morrison and Giovanni Fusetti, clown with Philippe Gaulier, and physical comedy with David Shiner and is a co-founder/director of the NY Clown Theatre Festival. Her students have performed on David Letterman, The Conan O’Brien Show, and Mad TV and are featured performers in cabarets, art museums and Spiegeltents around the world.  www.audreycrabtree.com

Aimee German Joyce Depp/Amanda
Aimee German studied dance at UCLA, Stanley Holdens and the American Academy of Dance in Los Angeles where she assisted legendary Sadler's Wells dancer Margaret Hill. In London, she received a Post Graduate degree at Mountview Academy of Dramatic Art. Aimee also studied at Circus Space where she focused in physical comedy and acrobatics. She was also on a house team at the Peoples Improv Theatre where she was considered the fall girl. Currently she teaches gymnastic and circus skills in New York and worked with Ten Directions for their 2004 production of Saint Arlecchino at the Lucille Lortel.