Meet Liz Amadio & The Voire Dire Project 1.5 @CosmicOrchid

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Name: Liz Amadio
What is your current project? The Voire Dire Project 1.5
Where are you performing your show and why is it a good fit for your production?
9/7-9/16 – TNC’s Dream Up Festival – the perfect venue for our project (20 artists, 4 one-act plays, 4 paintings, 1 integrative experience). We have the unique opportunity to present the theatrical performances in the Community Space Theatre (a beautiful 99-seat venue) in concert with curation of the artwork that inspired the four plays.
What’s next for you?
A momentary breather from producing to focus on writing, then DAPLab’s Phase II – a new season of full-length staged readings from our alum playwright’s collective. I’m also helming iPower Theatre Collective, a NYC Middle/High School project which explores social justice themes. We just received a Citizens Committee Grant, and are launching this Fall with performances in December.
What is the name of the last show you saw?
 
Theatre: Friends Call Me Albert.
Film: The Glass Castle.
Any advice for your peers?
 
I have a lot of passionate opinions about how we express our lives as artists, and integrate our work into the fabric of society. Rather than torture you with gratuitous hyperbole, I profer a simple phrase: “Tenacity above impulsivity.” Beyond that, no better advice exists than that of Stanislavsky: “Love the art in yourself, not yourself in the art.”
 
Want More?
Liz Amadio (Playwright) has a rich history in Theatre. She has moderated/produced for DAPLab (Alumni Playwrights Lab/NSD) since its 2008 inception. Phase II, their full-length staged reading season launched Fall 2013 and included her play Millennium Mom, which had its world premiere at Theater for the New City’s Dream Up Festival in 2016. Liz played Militant Mom. Phase II Spring 2015 included her new full-length play, Evolution: Among Statues. The Spring 2016 Reading included her new one-act play The Bench. Liz is the Artistic Director of Cosmic Orchid, a producer of Integrative Theatre, which curates a synergy of performing and visual arts in contemporary culture. Their launch production, The Hoodie Play was chosen for inclusion in the anthology, The Best American Short Plays of 2015-2016, which was just released last month. The Voire Dire Project, their signature production, had its inaugural phase in Spring 2016. VDP 1.5, featuring 20 artists/4 one-act plays/4 works of art, is currently running at TNC’s Dream Up with a full curation of the artwork. Directing credits include a Best Director nomination for George Cameron Grant’s PUSH at the 2011 Strawberry Festival. Liz is currently implementing iPower Theatre Collective, a project for NYC middle/high school students which explores social justice themes, and is the recipient of a Citizens Committee grant. MFA, Actors Studio Drama School. Member: DG; LPTW; and NLAPW. http://www.cosmicorchid.com

Show Information:

When: September 7 – 16th
Where: Theater For the New City Community Space Theater
155 First Avenue
New York , New York 10003
(9th & 10th St.)

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