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Single Dead Female title



Playwright: Lana Schwartz.

Director: Becky Chicoine.

At the peak of the true crime boom, the host of Single Dead Female, a popular true crime podcast, finds herself without a buzzy subject for her new season. When her intern accidentally kills a hot, young woman, the two conclude they have no choice but to use her as their subject. Will their listeners discover the truth? Find out, right after this ad for Harry’s Razors.


Cabaret Theater

Sunday - August 26 - 2pm
Tuesday - August 28 - 9pm
Sunday - September 2 - 8pm
Tuesday - September 11 - 9pm
Sunday - September 16 - 2pm

Running time: Single Dead Female is 35 Minutes $12.

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Bio of writer:

Lana Schwartz is a writer who was born and raised in New York City, where she continues to live today. She was previously a contributor to StarWipe, and currently contributes to The Whiskey Journal. She's also written for The New Yorker, The Hairpin, Splitsider, Above Average, The Toast, Mental Floss, The Hard Times, and other sites around the internet. You can follow her on Twitter @_lanabelle, or IRL performing with her indie improv team The Feds. She was previously a sketch writer for the sketch teams 17:38 and Deathbird. Deathbird's show HINT: A Murder Mystery enjoyed a run at the UCB Theatre in 2017. Together with her high school best friend and partner-in-comedy, Ilana Michelle Rubin, she creates videos as one half of Nanners Comedy. They also host the monthly variety show My Hometown, which has been featured on theskint. A TV version of My Hometown was chosen by truTV as an official selection of the 2018 New York Television Festival. Lana and Ilana also host an Annual Chanukahstravangza show that was selected as a critic's pick by the New York Times and was profiled by Brooklyn Paper. Videos Lana has written have received press from Splitsider, Paste, and WhoHaha, and her short Bookbag Bottom won the Special Jury Award at Quickie Fest V. By day, Lana is a writer at an environmental non-profit, which means she is liable to bring up climate change at any given moment.

Bio of director:

Originally from Wisconsin, Becky Chicoine is an actor, comedian, and writer living in Brooklyn.She can currently be seen in two sketch comedy shows at the UCB Theatre in Famous Male Duo and O.S.F.U.G., and a monthly character variety show she co-hosts with SNL's Sudi Green. She is one half of the comedy group Girls With Brown Hair. They've had three running sketch shows at UCB and toured sketch festivals across the U.S. including Chicago, Austin, Seattle, Philadelphia, and New Orleans. Coming from a musical theatre background, Becky graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She's created and starred in several web series, which have been featured on Splitsider, Mashable, College Humor, and Funny or Die. Her face also appears in comedy sketches for Above Average and Refinery 29. She performed characters in the "Comedy Central Comics to Watch" and "I'm Cool" showcases at the UCB theatre. She likes your dog.


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