Dead Pile: An Investigator Seeks to Expose Abuse on a Dairy Farm in this New Drama
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The last date listed for Dead Pile was Sunday February 27, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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After a recent performance at Joe's Pub in New York City, last year's queer holiday hit We Three Lizas is back with a revamped book and expanded score. Box maker Conrad Ticklebottom's life has hit a stumbling block. At one time, his purple box sparked an entire movement in art and design, but now he's been forgotten and teetering on ruin. Just in the nick of time, the holidays bring three magical figures to his door -- a trio of Liza Minnellis -- to escort him on a fabulous journey through what-was, what-could-be and what-the-f*?!, redeeming his lost promise and reinventing a brand-new Conrad Ticklebottom. Learn More
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Written by Laura Jacqmin
Directed by Megan Shuchman
Jeremy is a wannabe investigator: someone who goes undercover at factory farms to film the often-horrific abuses committed within. But when he's sent to do an exposé on a dairy farm in southern Indiana, he runs up against some difficult questions about his chosen line of work. A play that forces us to look at what we eat - and what we’re willing to sacrifice.
About the playwright:
Laura Jacqmin is a Chicago-based playwright, and the winner of the 2008 Wasserstein Prize, a $25,000 award given to recognize an emerging female playwright. She graduated cum laude from Yale University and earned an MFA from Ohio University.
Her plays include Look, We Are Breathing (2010 Sundance Institute Theatre Lab on Governors Island, dir. Mark Brokaw), January Joiner (2010 Page 73 Productions summer Yale residency), and Ski Dubai (Steppenwolf Theatre Company's 5th Annual First Look Repertory of New Work). Her play Dental Society Midwinter Meeting enjoyed a sold-out run at Chicago Dramatists in summer 2010, and will be remounted at 16th Street Theater, February-March 2011. Other plays include Folk Song, And when we awoke there was light and light, and Do-Gooder.
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