MILKMILKLEMONADE

Genre: Dance
Written by Joshua Conkel, Directed by Jose Zayas

Emory is an effeminate 11-year-old boy who lives on a farm with his chain smoking Nanna and his only friend, a depressed chicken about to be processed. Nanna wishes Emory would get his head out of the clouds, stop choreographing ribbon stick dance numbers, and be more like Elliot, the boy down the road with a penchant for burning things. But Emory and Elliot have a relationship -- just not one Nanna would expect or approve of. With absurd, poignant dialog and brutal characterizations, MilkMilkLemonade is a bitterly funny exploration of gender, sexuality, life, death, and the human body.


About the Company: Astoria Performing Arts Center

ASTORIA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (APAC) is dedicated to providing high quality theatre and entertainment at an affordable cost for the Astoria/LIC communities and to supporting local youth. APAC is a not-for-profit arts organization that couples professional theatre programming with community outreach efforts. Each year, APAC brings extended networks of artists, technicians and interns together to produce major musicals, classical, and modern plays. Committed to bringing new voices to visibility in New York theatre, APAC has held 3 playwriting contests, and produced two staged readings.



Open:   10/28/10
Close:   11/13/10

Schedule:
Thursdays at 8 p.m.
Fridays at 8 p.m.
Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Theater:   Good Shepherd United Methodist Church
Address:   30-44 Crescent St
Astoria, NY 11102
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Take the N or W Subway to 30th Avenue. Walk down 30th Ave. to Cresent St. (Mount Sinai Hospital is on the corner.) Walk one block South to 30th Road.

Cost:$18
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Ovation Tickets at 866-811-4111
Company: Astoria Performing Arts Center         Official Web Site: www.apacny.org

Off-Broadway: Richard III w/ Michael Cumpsty (Classic Stage Co), The Chimes and Missing Celia Rose (SPF), Ladies of the Corridor (Peccadillo). Regional: Honor and the River (Luna Stage), Measure For Pleasure (Florida Studio Theatre), The Beard of Avon, Inherit the Wind (Cape Playhouse), Over the Tavern (Riverside Theatre). Other NYC: MilkMilkLemonade, (The Management), Torch Song Trilogy (Gallery Players), Ah, Wilderness! (St. Bart’s). Also several films including Prom Night, and Becoming Christopher.

In addition to Big Dance Theater and Half Straddle, Jess has performed regularly with the companies’ Theatre of the Two-Headed Calf and the Red Terror Squad. Jess’s play, Grey-Eyed Dogs, debuted at Dixon Place in New York City as a Mondo Cane commission and she is a writer and performer with Room for Cream, a live lesbian soap opera presented at La Mama. She is currently developing a new play of her own in the workshop lab at SoHo Rep. Jess graduated from the Experimental Theatre Wing at New York University and received a graduate degree in playwriting from Brooklyn College under the tutelage of playwright Mac Wellman.

Nikole Beckwith is from Newburyport Massachusetts, where she spent years making theater with Greg Moss' then theater company Independent Submarine. In 2004 she worked as an associate artist to Eric Bogosian during a residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts which ultimately brought her to New York the following year, where she is a featured performer for The Story Pirates (www.storypirates.org). A playwright herself, Beckwith is a member of The Public Theater's Emerging Writers Group 2010 and recently completed her membership with Ensemble Studio Theatre's Youngblood. Her plays have been seen and heard at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Barrow Street, LAByrinth Theater Company, EST and most recently The Old Vic Theatre in London. As an actor she made her NYC debut last year in the original production of MilkMIlkLemonade, for which she has been nominated for a NYIT award. She is represented by The Gersh Agency.

Michael Cyril Creighton was recently seen in The Debate Society's BUDDY COP 2  at The Ontological-Hysteric Theater (NY Times, Time Out NY and Backstage Critics Pick). Other Theatre includes: The Debate Society's You're Welcome at The Brick, Joshua Conkel's MilkMilkLemonade (NY Press's Best Off-Off Show of 2009), The Debate Society's CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT (PS 122), the New York City premiere of Christopher Durang's The Vietnamization of New Jersey (off-Broadway), Delaney Britt Brewer's An Octopus Love Story, Rachel Shukert's Sequins for Satan, 365 Days/365 Plays (The Public Theater), RIP ME OPEN (co-written with Desiree Burch and OBIE Award Winner Kyle Jarrow) and the solo show The Hermitage Of An Exiled Chain Smoker (Fringe NYC). Regionally he was seen in George Street Playhouse's production of Lend Me A Tenor. He was a founding member of The New York Neo-Futurists and is a frequent guest artist with The Debate Society.

On The Web, MCC is best known for being the writer/creator/star of the online sitcom JACK IN A BOX (www.jackinaboxsite.com), which is an Official Selection for the 2010 New York Television Festival. He is formerly of VH1's Best Night Ever and I Like To Watch video podcasts.  He has also been a guest on episodes of The Burg, The Mimi & Flo Show, and The McGuinness Group. He holds a BFA in Acting from Emerson College, where he was the recipient of the 2001 Carol Burnett Award.

MCC is a proud member of Actors Equity Association and The Writers Guild of America.

Jennifer Harder first started acting with the Flint Youth Theatre in Michigan.  She received a BFA with honors from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied at Lee Strasberg Institute and with faculty of Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. Companies she’s worked with include: chashama, 29th St. Rep, Target Margin, Les Freres Corbusier, small media xl, WTE Theater, and on tour at the Capital, Dublin, and Montréal Fringe Festivals. Jennifer is a founding member of The Management theater company and when not acting, she can be found playing trumpet with rock band Supermajor.