Similar in style to Caryl Churchill's Love And Information, or Collaboration Town's Family Play, Women 2 follows three female, stock characters as they explore human connectivity, compassion, stereotypes, misogyny, and structure, through a non-linear collection of scenes, monologues, songs, and personal narrative. In an investigation of form, and a desire to incorporate a diversity of voice and experience, Women 2 includes original material contributed by the cast.
Written by Lynne Marie Rosenberg
Directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh
Cast to be announced
About the Artists
Lynne Marie Rosenberg, Writer & Performer Lynne Marie Rosenberg is an actor and writer living in Brooklyn, NY. As a performer, she is best known for her work as “Dinah” on HBO’s High Maintenance; as a writer, producer, and host, she is known for her popular Joe's Pub show, CastAndLoose Live!, where stars of stage and screen read verbatim from her collection of offensive casting notices. Lynne has also written for Howlround, Backstage, and The Huffington Post. www.lynnemarierosenberg.com
Pirronne Yousefzadeh, Director Pirronne Yousefzadeh has directed and developed new work at The Public/Joe's Pub, New York Theatre Workshop, Atlantic Theater Company, Ars Nova, Soho Rep, New Georges, Partial Comfort Productions, Noor Theatre, Ma-Yi Theater Company, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, La Jolla Playhouse, Huntington Theatre Company, Cleveland Playhouse, Geva Theatre Center, InterAct Theatre Company, and Hangar Theatre, among others. She is a Usual Suspect at NYTW, New Georges Affiliated Artist, member of Ensemble Studio Theatre, Resident Director at Colt Coeur, a recipient of SDC's Denham Fellowship and Williamstown’s Sagal Fellowship, and an alumna of the 2050 Fellowship at NYTW, Drama League Directors Project, Lincoln Center Directors Lab, and Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab. Pirronne currently serves on the faculty of NYU and Fordham, and is a frequent guest director at both universities, as well as Columbia, Juilliard, and Yale School of Drama. Pirronne is a founding member of Maia Directors, a consulting group for artists and organizations engaging with Middle Eastern stories. MFA, Columbia University. Member, SDC. Upcoming: The Invisible Hand by Ayad Akhtar (Cleveland Playhouse), Heartland by Gabriel Jason Dean (World Premiere; Geva Theater Center). www.pirronne.com
Cristina Pitter, Performer & Contributing Writer Cristina Pitter is a queer fat babe interdisciplinary artist, sex educator, and founder of The Ashe Collective, which focuses on storytelling inspired by ancestral roots and identities while also engaging in community outreach. She also has the best laugh ever. Seriously. You might have seen her work at Ars Nova, Classic Stage, New Ohio Theatre, Joe’s Pub, The PIT, The Tank, The Flea Theater, JACK, Dixon Place, or three separate but specific bathtubs. She most recently finished up a jaunt in Houston at Stages Repertory Theatre for the world premiere of BALLS by Kevin Armento and Bryony Lavery, which will be playing at 59E59 Jan-Feb 2018. Feel free to follow her antics on Twitter @isisgypsy and Instagram @lavidagypsy.
Charly Evon Simpson, Performer & Contributing Writer CHARLY EVON SIMPSON is a playwright, teacher and performer. Her first one woman show, The Women in Me, premiered in 2013 at FringeArts in Philadelphia and her second one woman show, Fish Out of Water, premiered at The Brick in 2015. She has written and acted in plays for the 52nd Street Project, acted in short plays by EST/Youngblood playwrights such as Chiara Atik and Alex Borinsky, has performed pieces for The Oneness Project and Lady Bits at The PIT, and has participated in numerous workshops and readings. Primarily a playwright these days, her plays have been seen and/or developed with NNPN at its Kennedy Center MFA Playwright’s Workshop, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Ars Nova, The Flea, and others. She’s a member of the 2017 Working Farm at SPACE on Ryder Farm, 17/18 Clubbed Thumb Early Career Writers’ Group and she’s The Pack’s current playwright-in-residence. Charly is a former member of EST’s Youngblood, Pipeline Theatre Company’s PlayLab, and Fresh Ground Pepper’s PlayGround PlayGroup. BA: Brown. MSt: Oxford. MFA: Hunter College. www.charlyevonsimpson.com