Meet Anoush Froundjian & One Woman, Under Brow

Name: Anoush Froundjian

Tell us about you. 

Anoush is a live storyteller and cartoonist living in NYC, who knows her way around a Sharpie. When she isn’t telling stories, she draws her online comic, “Anoush Talks To Stuff,” a webcomic about a girl who talks to objects. Find her on Instagram at @AnoushTalksToStuff and @MeAndABorrowedDress! https://anoushtalkstostuff.wordpress.com

Tell us about your current project? 

ONE WOMAN, UNDER BROW features candid stories written and performed by Anoush Froundjian about her Armenian family; her Armenian day school; and her pursuit to redefine, “Home.” This 30-minute performance piece is told through a web of sometimes comedic and sometimes sharp and poignant storytelling. The piece addresses the cultural differences between Anoush’s background and that of day-to-day, society, revealing how it has both torn down and reshaped the life of a child and now (semi) adjusted adult.

Where are you performing your show and why is it a good fit for your production? 

ONE WOMAN UNDER BROW will be performing as part of Solocom 2019, a 4-day festival of completely new solo works, where all shows presented are 75%-100% new material and created specifically for the fest. Solocom’s goal is to push artists to create a show that is meaningful, personal and to follow the fear. What better a place to talk about growing up on the North Shore with a unibrow and a name like this?

What’s next for you? 

A show about moving to LA and the four, eventful months that lead to me moving back home. (The Armenian theme gallops through this as well, if not more incessantly.)

What is the name of the last show you saw? 

The Armory Improv House Teams at The Tank!

Any advice for your peers?

There’s life beyond high school, and even your own first name.

Show Info:

When: November 23rd @ 8PM at the 2019 Solocom Festival

Where: The Peoples Improv Theater

123 E 24th St. New York, NY 10010.

Ticket Information: Single tickets, $12 and 3-day passes, $30.To purchase tickets and view full festival schedule, please visit https://thepit-nyc.com/solocom-2019 or call: 212-563-7488.

Book Release: Articulation by Cesi Davidson

Live performances, music, a book sale and book signing. The plays presented in Articulation were born in Harlem.

George Bruce Library
518 West 125th Street
New York, New York 10027
Saturday November 16, 2019
4 PM


Performances directed by Jeannine Foster McKelvia with featured artists: Paul Bolger, Amanda Cannon, Michael Anthony Green, Daralyn Jay and Lauren Schaffel.

Enjoy the soulful saxophone tunes by Alex Blade Silver. 
Praise for Articulation Cesi Davidson’s delightful and wise, ARTICULATION Short Plays to Nourish Mind and Soul illuminates the human condition. Her method: create non human beings ranging from those plucked from nursery rhymes to celestial beings to fruits, vegetables and animals and put them in distinctly human situations like Bo Peep losing her sheep because her husband sold them to bet on horses. What makes these plays particularly satisfying is Davidson’s ability to weave tough-minded outcomes like lost sheep and street violence with sympathetic characters and sly humor.  
 
Daniel Judah Sklar
DJS, playwright, author of PLAYMAKING Children Writing & Performing Their Own Plays-Distinguished Book Award from The American Alliance for Theater & Education.
 

SEE CESI DANCE…
And the African joy of old 
Lights the room
Open this Book
And you might find yourself
In a world where radish have souls
AND TALK
OR In a realm where
Purity percentage of truth in Love
Is the currency
For longevity in Life
Where writers fly …Daily
And actors become borderless
OPEN THIS BOOK
AND ride the WORDWAVES
OF “The Lorraine Hansberry” of our time!

KENE HOLLIDAY
Actor…Director…Writer
Private Investigator Tyler Hudson …”MATLOCK”…TV
Jazz Soprano Saxophonist Sydney Bechet…
“THE JOSEPHINE BAKER STORY”… FILM
Sargent Curtis Baker … “Carter Country”…
TV Series

 
“Cesi’s plays are adventures in wordscapes that show us the ways we are and the ways we can be. Characters not often seen on screen, stage or page populate her scenes in situations that make these short plays eminently readable and relatable while being unapologetically unique. Lovers of theater and fiction alike will find much to cherish in this collection. Bravo!” —Celeste Rita Baker, author of Back, Belly,
and Side