Writers in Performance is a 12-week poetry, writing and performance workshop culminating in public presentations. Throughout the course of the workshop, ten talented actors, playwrights, poets and storytellers have explored writing exercises, theater games, improvisation, movement techniques, and ensemble work in a safe, creative environment on the topic of "Anticipation." Writers in Performance participants are diverse by design; not only in ethnicity, but by age, and experience as well, mixing professionals with students.
On December 7 & 8, 2012 at 8PM, the troupe will showcase the monologues and short scenes they have been crafting. We are proud to have members of the BMCC student community in the production (denoted below). Tickets are a suggested donation of $10 and can be purchased in person at Ticketing Services in the lobby of 199 Chambers St. or by calling 212.220.1460.
Jeanine Cerundolo – Ms. Cerundolo is a writer and yoga instructor who lives in New York City. With former experience in social work and education, she believes much lasting change begins from the inside out. She is passionate about artistic creative expression, following her bliss, and helping others to do what inspires them.
Cristina Hernandez - Ms. Hernandez is a writer/actress from the Dominican Republic and the Bronx. She got her start with City Kids Foundation Theater Company and has performed in numerous plays, readings and presentations over the years. She was last seen in De Novo at Houses on The Moon Theater Company. She is currently working on her one-woman show. For her "laughter is the breath of life."
Dominique Lynch* (BMCC Student) – Dominique, also known on stage by the name of A Moment Of Epiphany, is a host, spoken word artist, actress and model. She was born and raised in the culturally enriched village of Harlem, New York. She has always loved to act and write since she was a very young child. Epiphany has been featured at Oze Tavern with the Hottest Poets, Soul Sweet Sanctuary for Black Amethyst Woman, and Freak Nasty Poetry Show. As an actress, she has appeared in Friday Nite With Ron at Raggs of Harlem, Friday Nite With Ron at 449 LA Scat as a spotlight feature, and at Hunter College School of Social Work for the Women of Color Collective. She has hosted at Sylvia's Also for Laugh Your a** Off Wednesday's. She performed in a stage read for V-Day "A memory, A Rant, and A Prayer". Also, she has hosted her own show called We Be Growing Poetry and Comedy Show.
Gustavo Pace - Gustavo is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is an actor, writer, performer, and singer. A graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC, he also studied in the Curso Profissionalizante de Ator – Casa de Artes de Laranjeiras (Professional Theater Course for Actors), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Neutral Mask, Clown and Lecoq workshops, at the Movement Theater Studio, NYC. Physical Comedy, Mime/ Clown and Commedia Dell' Art at the Funny School of Good Acting. Gustavo participated in a workshop with Drama Desk nominated group Parallel Exit in New York City. He developed "Naked Brazilian" with award-winning playwright/teacher Matt Hoverman. He also has a Bachelor's Degree from the Law School at Pontifical Catholic University, Rio de Janeiro. He performed in Waiting for Godot (Estragon) and King Lear (Clown) at Place of Arts, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He performed his original material at Whoa Variety Show at Triskelion Arts and Tinydangerounsfun at Sycamore, Gotham Comedy Club, Bindlestiff Family Circus at Dixon Place, All-Star Storytellers Night at The Gallery / LPR and acted in a off Broadway comedy show. He performed at Tribeca Performing Arts in "Writers in Performance" last year. He is excited that his one man show "Naked Brazilian" will be performed next year in New York.
Liz Queler – Ms. Queler is a singer/songwriter and daughter of esteemed opera conductor Eve Queler. She's performed on stages from the Newport Folk Festival to Carnergie Hall, and recently released The Edna Project - a CD of the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay set to music. This song cycle will be mounted as a multi-media theater piece by Peak Perfomances at Montclair State University next year. Visit: www.lizqueler.com
Enzo Scavone* (BMCC Student) - Enzo was born in Italy and raised in Germany. After his move to Switzerland, he discovered his love for the performing arts and had tremendous success which eventually led him to New York. His work touches on subjects such as the human psyche, class, and relationships.