Monday, May 10, 2010

Another solo piece first presented at bareNaked set to premiere..

Last year, July 13th, 2009 we presented three never before heard plays in our first annual bareNaked Reading Series. The event was also part of our 70/70 Horovitz Project which featured a short play by Israel Horovitz alongside a play by ensemble member Chiara Montalto and guest artist Shayna Padovano. Shayna Padovano's work is the next in line to have a life following the reading and premiere as a new and exciting solo piece. Previous bareNaked Reading Series plays to move onto the next stage include Chiara Montalto's Emergency Used Candles and Joseph Sousa's Teeth of the Sons. Both of which had sold-out premiere with rave reviews.

Part of The Manhattan Repertory Theatre Spring Play FestivalThe F FactorWritten & Performed by Shayna PadovanoDirected by Aaron Kisner
June 9th, 10th & 11th, 2010 @ 7pm
Manhattan Repertory Theatre303 West 42nd Street, Third FloorTickets: $20 Call 646.329.6588 to reserve (recommended)
A Filipina Maid chasing the American Dream, a hyper sexual Housewife on the prowl for a threesome, a self-made Lawyer challenging the Mafia, a Harlem Rapper striving for success, and the Social Worker who observes them all. How far will each woman go to find her truth? The F Factor links five contemporary characters in a comedic and thought provoking journey which confronts female sexuality, urban gentrification, illegal immigration, and woman’s rapidly changing identity in today’s lightning paced world. Assistant Director: Giverny Petitmermet; Script Consultant: Alex Lyras; Original Sound Design: Matt Pace; Dialect Coach: Joy Lanceta; Costume Design: Jennifer Goldszer; Lighting Design: Bethany Briggs.
Shayna Padovano is a New York City based writer and performer. Originally from Massachusetts, she spent some key developmental years in Singapore. She grew up exploring Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Australia, India and Burma and was exposed to some incredible forms of theatre and dance during this time. She is currently preparing for a production of her first solo show, THE F FACTOR going up in NYC in June. Favorite NYC theatre credits include: Give Us Bread (Milagro Theatre, Berkshire Fringe) Lola Got Bite (The Gene Frankel Theatre) The Cherry Orchard, The Winter's Tale (Columbia Stages) Don Juan in Chicago (Kirk Theatre at Theatre Row). She has studied theatre and performed in Italy at the Scuola Internazionale della Commedia dell’Arte (Reggio Emilia) the Accademia dell’Arte (Arezzo) and the La Mama E.T.C International Director’s Symposium (Spoleto). Shayna holds a B.F.A in Theatre Arts from Boston University.

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