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The Chaplin Plays title
– Special Engagement

Written by Don Nigro.
Directed by Lori Kee.
Movement by Martin Boersma.
Sound Design by Andy Evan Cohen.
Lighting Design by Gilbert Lucky Pearto
Costumes by Janet Mervin
Dramaturgy by Janet Bentley
Video by Al Foote III


Community Theater


Wednesday - September 14 - 6:30pm
Thursday - September 15 - 9pm
Friday - September 16 - 9pm
Saturday - September 17 - 5pm
Sunday - September 18 - 5pm

Running time: The Chaplin Plays is 90 Minutes $20.

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Lori Kee will direct the two person cast. Kee has directed "Goat" by Don Nigro and the premiere of "Tenessee" by John Patrick Shanley at the Gene Frankel Theatre, Labyrinth Theatre Company and at the Signature Theatre for the Planet Festivity Gala. She won an award for Outstanding Direction short play at Planet Connection 2014 for her work on "Vacation All I Ever Wanted..." by Bricken Sparacino. Kee has taught since she was a teenager, and is currently teaching acting and voice at the City University of New York. She teaches private lesson in addition to her classroom setting courses. Kee is also a theater film actress. She plays Jane Austen in the webseries "The Jane Games." http://www.lorikee.com

Ivette Dumeng (Chaplin) is an accomplished theater and film actress, and a co-founder of the Nylon Fusion Theatre Company. Recently, she has played Alicia in John Jiler’s “Half Moon Bay,” at The New Ohio Theatre. Dumeng has a history with the Strindberg Repertory, where she played the titular leads in “Miss Julie” and "Kristina." Dumeng received the Best Director award by Planet Connections in 2013 for her work on the world premieres of "Marina" and "Mata Hari," two plays by Don Nigro.

Tatyana Kot (Anastasia) is a member of the Nylon Fusion Theatre Company. Kot has trained to be a ballerina in Khazakstan, and studied Archaeology in Russia. She later moved to the USA and worked as an aide for people with disabilities. Kot has acted with Nylon Fusion Theatre Company and Blessed Unrest Theatre Company in New York. She won Best Acctress Award in 2012 Midtown International Theater Festival and in the 2013 Planet Connections Theater Festivity.

Movement direction by Martin Boersma, sound design by Andy Evan Cohen, lighting design by Gilbert Lucky Pearto, costumes by Janet Mervin, dramaturgy by Janet Bentley, and video by Al Foote III. Don Nigro is one of the mst frequently published contemporary playwrights. Two of his plays, “Anima Mundi” and “The Dark Sonnets of the Lady,” have been nominated for the National Repertory Theatre Foundation’s National Play Award. Nigro won a Playwriting Fellowship Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for his play "Fisher King," and grants from the Mary Reinhart Foundation for "Terre Haute." He is most well known for his plays "Seascape with Sharks and a Dancer," "Cinderella Waltz," "Ravenscroft," "The Dark Sonnets of the Lady," and "Glamorgan and Other Plays."




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