Sex and Charitable Giving by Lisa Huberman
About the Show
Elephant Run District brings you The hERD Podcast, a platform for audiences to experience work by playwrights and artists performed live in New York City and then streamed around the globe on the internet. The live NYC audience is an important element of this project and we are happy you will join us! ERD continues its New Play Podcast Series at the Tank with Lisa Huberman's Sex and Charitable Giving, directed by Aimee Todoroff.
About the Play
A comedy about love, boundaries and philanthropy. In Sex and Charitable Giving, Ankit and Natasha awkwardly embark on a BDSM journey together. Their sexual fantasy collides with their ethical values when they begin sponsoring a little girl in Nepal. As they sink into the emotional rabbit hole of their role play, third world problems disrupt their first world lives.
About the Company
Elephant Run District is an indie theater and film company devoted to challenging expectations, inspiring dialogue in our community and creating long-lasting memories. ERD seeks to entertain its audiences while addressing issues that affect our society. The District is a place where traditions collide and new possibilities are explored in the hunt to create stories that are ultimately human. elephantrundistrict.org.
About the Artists
Directed by Aimee Todoroff
Kristen Cantwell- Natasha
Imran Sheikh- Ankit
Jacklyn Collier- Marcy
Patrice Bell- Jasmine
Lisa Huberman- Stage Directions
Lisa Huberman (playwright): is a New York-based playwright and a third-generation vegetarian from Youngstown, Ohio. She received her BA in Theatre Performance at Bradley University and an MFA in Playwriting from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Her full-length play, Sex and Charitable Giving, was developed in the New Light Theatre Project Darkroom Series and the Mission to (dit)Mars Propulsion Lab. The play was then produced in the inaugural F*ckfest at the Brick Theatre. She is the author of several one-act plays, including Under the Rainbow (Regional Winner, Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival), Health Nuts (Semi-finalist, Little Fish Theatre Pick of the Vine Competition), Sub-prime (Winner, KNOW Theatre Playwrights and Artists Festival) and High and Uptight (Mile Square Theatre 7th Inning Stretch Festival). Her work has also been featured in multiple installments of CAPS Lock Theatre’s Pussyfest and the New Jersey One-Minute Play Festival. In addition to her playwriting, Lisa is also a storyteller. She has performed at The Astoria Bookshop Storytelling Show, Monologues and Madness, QED, The Dump at the Creek and the Cave, and Jerusalem’s Comedy Basement. Lisa is a member of the Mission to (dit)Mars Propulsion Lab and the Passage Play Lab. Lisa also wrote and directed the documentary short, “Transforming Memory” at Jerusalem’s Ma’aleh Film School. You can watch the film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWutZaLUsh0