Name: Serrana Gay
What is your current project? Whiskey Pants: The Mayor of Williamsburg
Where are you performing your show and why is it a good fit for your production?
HERE Arts Center encourages and nourishes the creation of daring new work. Through their partnership we are able to further explore the environmental aspects of our show and nurture the development of our bizarre, exciting production. I am so thrilled to have the opportunity to develop Whiskey Pants with their support.
What’s next for you?
I am currently developing two new projects with Mind The Art Entertainment, the opera “The Vice of Berthe” and the dark operetta “Moonshine in b Minor”. I am also working on my first straight play, and finishing my first novel “And She Exhaled”.
What is the name of the last show you saw?
Any advice for your peers?
Always be open to new opportunities and collaboration. Sometimes beauty can be found in the most unexpected places. Remember to act with integrity, treat people with respect, and ask to be treated with the respect you deserve. Creativity can only truly blossom from a foundation of understanding between team members. Don’t be afraid to put ego aside: theatre is a collaborative medium and the act of creating something together is bigger and more important than personal complexities.
Twitter: Company: @mindtheart Personal: @serranagay
Serrana Gay is the co-creator of “Whiskey Pants: The Mayor of Williamsburg” which is opening at The Here Arts Center on September 28th and won the Audience Favorite Award at FRIGID New York in 2015. She is also an Associate Producer at Mind The Art Entertainment and was their 2014 Artist in Residence. She holds a B.F.A in Acting with a Writing Minor from Ithaca College.
She is the writer of the children’s book “Fatty Fatty No Friends” and co-wrote the musical adaptation of the same name, which went on to win an Overall Excellence award at FringeNYC, was extended to the Fringe Encore Series in 2014, and then moved Off-Broadway in 2015 where it received a 2016 New York Innovative Theater Award Nomination for Best Musical. As a performer she appeared in La MaMa E.T.C.’s “The Dream Vault Cycle.”
Serrana is currently developing two new projects with Mind The Art Entertainment, the opera “The Vice of Berthe” and the dark operetta “Moonshine in b Minor”, while also working on her first straight play, and her first novel “And She Exhaled”.
DATES: September 28 – October 28; Wednesday – Saturday at 8:30PM/Saturdays & Sundays at 4:00PM
VENUE: HERE, 145 6th Ave. (Enter on Dominick, 1 Block South of Spring); For Tickets & Information: visit here.org or call 212-352-3101
TICKETS: $35/$50; http://here.org/shows/detail/1938/