Genre: Festival

 "8x10 Glossy Shorts: Plays from the Left Hip" is an evening of eight short plays about Life, Love, Death and Carnality.

"The Crossing" by Ann Gillespie
Directed by Cindy Kawasaki
featuring Luciana Faulhaber and Diamando Stratakos

"Last Encounters" by Jennifer Marvel
Directed by Diamando Stratakos
featuring Joshua Paul Johnson, Coleen Sciacca, Michael Schoenfeld, and Allison Ungar

"For Your Amusement" by Katharine Henner
Directed by Bob Teague
featuring Colleen B. McGloin, Ava Mihaljevich, Suzanne Mooney, and Kevin Russo

"Dirty Darlings" by Corey Williams
Directed by Jason Lord-Surratt
featuring Katherine Gordon, Leo Mendoza, and Sarah Jacobs

"Very Very" by Rebecca Jane Stokes
Directed by David Platt
featuring Bobby Brower, Jamie Rosler, and Nancy Upton

"Caroline Too" by David Potashnik
Directed by C. Abeydeera
featuring Chas Bruns, Tim Dowd, Avra Friedman, Amanda Holland, Nicolene Katsilometes, and Heather Refvem

"Willoughby" by Megan Lohne
Directed by David Platt
featuring Frank Cruz and Elisa Pupko

"The Elephant in the Room is Feeding the Ducks" by Kimberly Shelby-Szyszko
Directed by Bob Teague
featuring Laura Baron, Seneca Black, Michael Chenevert, Kazim Qutab, Evangeline Reilly, and Allison Ungar

About the Company: Left Hip Productions

 Left Hip Productions brings artists together to promote, develop, and cultivate theatrical collaboration. Left Hip uses the power of theater to educate people of all ages about what an enriching and socially relevant process artistic collaboration can be. Left Hip never says no to anyone's ideas. The art comes from the people.

Left Hip exists to create a diverse artistic community.

Open:   02/10/10
Close:   02/14/10

Feb. 10-11 -- 7 p.m.
Feb. 12 -- 8 p.m.
Feb. 13 -- 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Feb. 14 -- 4 p.m.
Theater:   Shell Theater
Address:   300 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
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Cost:$20 or Call: at
Company: Left Hip Productions         Official Web Site: www.lefthipproductions.com

This is Jason second production with the Thespians. Jason Lord- Surratt is a director, improviser and educator and co-founder of Lefthip Productions. He began his endeavors in improvisation in Syracuse, NY. He went on to study at Second City in Chicago, while performing in and co-conceiving independent work. Long-form improv works conceived and directed by Jason include: Lady Liberty and 61 Dead Men, Subway Series and Grassroots Grazing. Selected directing credits include Brian Flowers for the Brooklyn Play Festival, and Vanities, Revenge of a King Fringe 2006, and The Heidi Chronicles in various NY theaters.


Bob Teague has directed numerous times for Thespian Productions and Rosebud Ben-Oni, and is glad for the opportunity to do it yet again. When not working on a show, Bob writes and watches the world race past him on the way to whatever it is everyone seems to be in such a hurry to catch. He's not staring, really. He's just trying to figure out the stories. You can contact him at bob@lefthipproductions if you want to share coffee and swap stories.

Laura Baron is a fearless actor,” says NY Indie director Ian Fischer. A classically trained vocalist, she’s sung with such celebrated musicians as Bobby McFerrin and Sir David Willcocks.  Her favorite stage roles include Olivia in Twelfth Night and Philomele in The Love Of The Nightingale.  Laura keeps her acting skills sharp at the Deena Levy Theatre Studio.  In her spare time she races motorcycles and practices yoga.