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New York, 2019. Dominique, a 40-year-old married white woman, is a successful working mother who decides to take up an instrument she used to play when she was young. New York, 1934. Dominic, a 20-year-old gay immigrant, and a promising composer. After having a dream, he starts writing a fugue, and feels like he is supposed to live someone else's life. Their two stories become intertwined to a point where the viewer can't discern which one is which - neither can Dominic and Dominique.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Rodrigo Nogueira (Playwright) is one of the most celebrated Brazilian writers/directors of his generation. In 2009, his work was considered by critic Barbara Heliodora (the most important theater critic in the country) as "a milestone in Brazilian playwriting". He has had 15 plays and 4 musicals produced in Brazil and Portugal, as well as Brazilian movie scripts produced by Miravista (Disney's division for Latin America) and Universal Pictures, both productions were in the top 10 box office gross in Brazil. In 2016, Rodrigo wrote and directed the opening act for Rock in Rio music festival in Lisbon, a 50-minute musical theater concert performed for 50,000 people opening the stage for Bruce Springsteen, Maroon 5 and Queen with Adam Lambert, among others. Rodrigo recently moved to New York where he wrote and directed The Ideal Obituary, produced by The Tank. The play was hailed by Broadway World as "masterfully disturbing" and "a unique theatrical experience." NY Arts Michael Miller wrote "I have not seen in some years a play with such rich wit, power and thought." Rodrigo is currently directing his own musical with songs from the Gershwin Estate licensed by Tams Whitmark, and is also working on his first American screenplay I love my cancer. www.thisisrodrigo.com
Erin Ortman (Director) spent her early years in New York teaching acting and serving as an intern at The Ensemble Studio Theatre. She remained at EST through 2005, directing and developing new plays as a member of Wet Lab. She continued to teach and direct, eventually winning a position on the Acting Faculty at New York University, where she remained for five years as a core member of the acting faculty, directing multiple productions and industry showcases. Erin then received her MFA in Theatre from Sarah Lawrence College, where she focused on directing and devising new work. She is a member of The Lincoln Center Director’s Lab and The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation. Erin currently serves as The Curator of Theatrical Work at The Sheen Center for Thought and Culture, she teaches on the faculties at New York University and The National Theatre Institute at The Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, and works steadily as a freelance director in New York City and around the country. Directing and new play development credits include: LAByrinth Theatre Company, Ars Nova, New Georges, Prospect Theater Company, The Pittsburgh Foundation, The Roundabout Underground, NTI at The Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, The Sheen Center for Thought at Culture, Pipeline Theatre Company, The Epstein Fellowship at New York Stage and Film, Pan Asian Rep, Dixon Place, The Weston Playhouse, The York Theatre, The Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Lincoln Center Director’s Lab, The Theatre Company at CAP21, New York University, Texas State University, CAP21 Conservatory and Sarah Lawrence College. http://erinortman.com/