Past Event

House of Karen

April 27, 2018
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Ford Foundation Studio @ The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036

by Max Mondi

Cities are being destroyed by nature. The internet is completely corrupted. And there’s a civil war no one wants to acknowledge. Do we still not deserve a weekend getaway in an affordable peer-to-peer property rental that’s only 15 minutes from downtown by bus? House of Karen is a play about the audacity, persistence, and futility of hope and about the refuge we take in an ever changing daily life where apocalypse lurks around every corner.

Production Team:

Director: Anne Haney
Producer: Audrey Frischman
Production Stage Manager: Jessica Emmanus
Scenic Designer: Anna Driftmier
Costume Designer: Sam Guglielmo
Lighting Designer: Scott Gianelli

Festival Staff:

Production Manager: CB Shotwell
Technical Director: John Trevellini
Director of Production: Joe Novak
Festival Stage Managers: Patty Garvey and Morgan Beach
Festival General Manager: Bethany Sharp
Marketing Director: Halla Tryggvadottir
Program Assistant: Zach Marlin
CU Program Assistant: Kate Mulley
Scenic//Props Coordinator: Anna Driftmier
Sound//Projection Coordinator: Ian Wehrle
Signature Lighting Coordinator: Abby Hoke-Brady
Signature Costume Coordinator: Sam Guglielmo
Production Resources: Jack Calk
Run Crew: Aaron Keller
Head of Playwriting Department: David Henry Hwang
Head of Stage Mgmt. Department: Michael J. Passaro

The Playwright's Bio:

Max Mondi is a writer based in New York. His plays include Maybe Tomorrow (winner of Overall Excellence in a Play at FringeNYC), House of Karen, and Personhood. His work has been produced and developed at The PIT, SoHo Playhouse, Under St. Marks, Dixon Place, Abingdon Theatre Company, Project Y Theatre, among others. Max has been a resident writer for Project Y Theatre and the Abingdon Theatre Company. Recently, Max was a Visiting Artist at the Shanghai Theatre Academy, where the Chinese version of Maybe Tomorrow debuted. He is also a founding member of Interim Writers, a Boston-based playwrights collective, and Project: Project, a Boston-based devised theatre company. Max holds a B.A. in Theatre History/Criticism from the University of Vermont.

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