Dream Up Festival 2013

Peggy Pregnant Skates title

– World Premiere

 


Written by: Alex Kveton.

Directed by: Kevin Hourigan.


Peggy gets pregnant, but she doesn't want the baby, nor does she believe in abortion. So in order to preserve her and her boyfriend's souls, she decides to decrease the baby's chances of living by drinking and smoking while on roller skates. That is until she has a vision it is the Second Coming of Christ.

 

Johnson Theater

Showtimes:


Sunday - August 18 - 5pm
Monday - August 19 - 6:30pm
Tuesday - August 20 - 9pm
Wednesday - August 21 - 9pm
Friday - August 23 - 6:30pm






Running time: Peggy Pregnant Skates is 90 Minutes $15.

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Alexander Kveton is a playwright based in Brooklyn. Previous credits include "Fat Fat Fatty" (dir. John Kurzynowski, Dream Up Festival, Theater for the New City); "Dick" (dir. John Kurzynowski, Bare Knuckle Theater Festival Four [winner], The Producer’s Club); "The Importance of Being a Bitch" (dir. Robert Verlaque, This Round’s on Us Festival, The Gene Frankel Theater); and "Mr. Hewitt on the Path of Traditions, Encounters, and the Human Record" (dir. Jess Chayes, The Tank). He has worked with such companies as Nylon Fusion Collective, Altruistic Theatre Company, Fresh Ground Pepper, and Theater Reconstruction Ensemble, as well as in Italy, devising Commedia dell’Arte spectacles. His play "The Importance of Manners" was selected by Edward Albee for Choate Rosemary Hall’s Student Playwriting Festival in 2006. Other plays include "Peggy Pregnant Skates," "Tarry and Jane," and "Il Massacro Terribile e Sanguinosa del Regno Malati (or Re, Regina, and Really That's a Lot of Blood)." He received his BFA in Drama from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, and attended the Scuola Internationale dell’Attore Comico in Italy, studying and performing Commedia dell’Arte with Antonio Fava.

Kevin Hourigan is a Brooklyn based director. Directing: upcoming "Let's Talk About Shame" (NY Fringe), "Gentlemen of Kentucky" (Dixon Place), "Magellanica" (Access Theater), "The Sandbox," "Let's Tap," and "Pyramus and Thisbe" (Workshop at Williamstown Theater Festival), "Amadeus" and "A Streetcar Named Desire" (NYU). Hourigan has associate/assistant directed for artists such as Rachel Chavkin, Nicky Silver, Laura Savia, Mike Donahue, and John Jesurun. Hourigan has worked extensively as a production/stage manager on shows in New York and as far away as the middle east. Hourigan was a member of the Williamstown Directing Corps in 2012, and received an Observership from the SDC to observe Brian Kulick's "Caucasian Chalk Circle" at CSC. Hourigan has also worked as a music director, as the Williamstown Cabaret/Music Intern in 2011 and this past fall at La MaMa as the music director of Jean-Claude van Itallie's "Confessions and Conversations." He was a performer in Jenny Koons's "Odyssey Project," a year long sight-specific project. BFA-NYU (ETW, ITW-Amsterdam, PHTS)



 

 

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