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Members of the 2007 Hourglass Solo Lab

Raquel Cion has written and performed extensively in the theater in such downtown NYC venues as PS 122, The Kitchen, The Culture Project, HERE, La Mama, Etc., and Dance Theatre Workshop to name a few, as well as in Paris, Russia and the Bay Area. The New York Times described her as “ [a] small sturdy creature…half witch and half cabaret performer”.

In Fête, our hostess Mindy instructs us on how to throw a flawless party. While finding the proper way to entertain, Mindy rummages through childhood stories and how frightening it can be to live among other people.

Christen Clifford 2007 NYFA Fellow, 2006 New School MFA Nonfiction Prize. Her solo BabyLove won “Best of Fringe” 2006 San Francisco Fringe Festival and the 2007 “Audience Award” NY Frigid Festival; world premiere, Ljubljana, Slovenia.  As an actor in New York: Town Hall, Public Theatre, Classic Stage Company, Culture Project, HERE, Soho Rep, etc. TV/Film: As The World Turns (CBS), The Guiding Light (CBS), and The Story of America (A&E).  Storytelling: mainstage at The Moth, The Liar Show, Mo Pitkins, Galapagos, etc. Writing: Nerve, Salon, Evergreen Review, Smith Mag, Bambini, Blue and the anthology Everything You Know About Sex is Wrong.   Visiting Scholar at NYU. www.christenclifford.com

(What I Know About) My Parents Sex Life. 
Five years after their deaths, Clifford brings her parents back to life in the only way she knows how: sex.
Natalia de Campos is a theater artist from Brazil living in NY, working also as teacher, translator and arts administrator. Performing: FRINGE Festival, BAM (PASTForward), HERE, Drama League, Target Margin Theater's Operatic Lab, LIVING THEATRE, etc. She founded Syncretic Pleasures (1999). Directing and translations:  Ontological, HERE, Chekhov Now!, TRIBECA, CSV Center, Essex Market, UTR 06 (Public Theater), Lincoln Center Festival, Drama League. Arts Admin: MTA Arts for Transit, LMCC, The Builders Association, Howl! Festival (AAI), Hourglass Group, Immigrant's Theater Project, Columbia University etc. Member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab (2000/2001). This is her writing debut. syncretic at mindspring dot com

 “i” migrate, as one does, for escaping Death and searching for Life in the Northeast.

Abigail Gampel Edith Piaf in Je Regrette Tout at the Phantom Theatre; Julie in Showboat at Gateway;  the Bride in Blood Wedding, Glubb in Drums in the Night, Elektra in the Elektrafugues all with Tiny Mythic.  Founding member of New Yorkers Say No To War.  Her solo show Underground Goddess has been performed at The Public, The Nuyorican, Here, the Ohio, and presented by Clubbed Thumb.

Through the Window is Gampel surviving Fellini-style in her kitchen, going about her day the joy and unspoken isolation of motherhood unfolding as she befriends her unknowing neighbors, through the window.

Heather Gold
Geek comedian. Relentlessly honest and interactive. Makes theatre as commons. Sample third-party triangulation of awesomeness: I Look Like An Egg, but I Identify As A Cookie an interactive baking comedy: Oakland Tribune "Best of the Bay," Curve Magazine: National Lesbian Theatre Award, year-long SF run, Ars Nova (NY), SXSW (Vortex Rep, Austin). Over 22,000 cookies served. Net cred: part of first webcasting team (Apple) + iPod/iTunes precursor (Fuse) Press kudos: "brilliant" and "one of our favorite comedians" (boingboing.net), featured on npr's Technation. Interactive talk show: heathergold.com

In The Law Project, Heather (Northwestern JD '95) teaches the honest class she always wanted to take to save you 3 years, $180,000 and maybe even your soul. Thank you: Zellerbach Family Foundation + TBA CA$H grants, director Mark Routhier and Prof. Jane Larson. www. subvert.com/lawproject

Veronique Jeanmarie has performed regionally at The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, The Kennedy Center, American Conservatory Theatre, and The California Theatre Center.  In NYC, she has performed at BAM, Fringe Festival, HERE, Theatre for the New City, EST, and WorkShop Theatre Company. She is a graduate of The American Conservatory Theatre, and is a member of the Dramatists Guild.

Big Red Drum Set is a play about music, memory, siblings...and growing up in Los Angeles.

Linda Mancini
's works have been presented across Canada, US, Europe and in New York at various theaters including PS 122, Performing Garage, HERE, LaMama, Westbeth, The Kitchen, Caroline's, Dixon Place, Home, Dance Theatre Workshop, New York Theatre Workshop, The Whitney Museum. Her works include Bone China, Angelina, Glances (BESSIE Award), Not Entirely Appropriate, Good as it Gets, Tip or Die (HBO Writers Series), and BIKINI which will be touring Australia. Her film “This Is Not About You” (American Playhouse) was screened on PBS nationwide.

Stacey Karen Robinson has performed in numerous productions.  Plays include: In The Blood  (Perseverance Theater), Red Frogs (Hourglass/P.S. 122), The America Play (Zachary Scott Theatre), Bee-Luther-Hatchee (Zachary Scott Theatre), Unmerciful Good Fortune (Frontera at Hyde Park Theatre) and Blood Pudding (Frontera at Hyde Park Theatre). She is also a playwright.  Her works include: Wounded Heart, Deja and the January River, and This Bright Flow.  She received a BA from Brown University and was  trained in the Actors Training Program at the Juilliard School.
Quiet Frenzy: an intimate irreverent journey, a web of messy succulent women.

Yolanda Shoshana (Shoshi) is a lifestyle entrepreneur, talk show/radio show host, blogger, and multidisciplinary artist. When not working on Triple Minority, she is working on writing a kosher soul food book.  Shoshi also hosts and produces a talk show on Channel 56 in Manhattan titled "Schmoozin' with Shoshi" and  hosts the new  online radio show "Luscious Living".  www.yolandashoshana.com

So Jewish, so black, and so divalicious are the adventures of a Triple Minority!

The 2007 Hourglass Solo Lab is made possible with support from the

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
’s Fund for Creative Communities and the Greenwall Foundation.

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