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Le Wedding Dress was selected for the 2015 New York New Works Theatre Festival from 500 Entries. 1 of 24 Semi-Finalists.

 

THE STORY:
You could say Le WEDDING DRESS is just about the purchase of a fancy white dress.
But anyone who thinks about clothes even a bit knows that a dress, especially a wedding dress, is about a lot more than that. Sometimes clothes are about attraction, sometimes about hiding, sometimes about power, sometimes about grief. Lack of clothing? Well that’s a different play. But sometimes clothes can become the battleground through which families carry on war.
Such is the case in Le WEDDING DRESS.
Often the only person who gets to observe this ‘war dance’ is the person who makes the dress or makes the sale, or both. And to the warring parties, that person is just wallpaper.
The war rages on as if the person isn’t there at all. Fitters & sales folk are used to this. Yet amazingly, they keep trying to find a way to make the client happy.
And though Le WEDDING DRESS may seem almost farce, it’s pretty close to the truth as I have observed it.

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DEVELOPMENT:
Before being submitted to the New York New Works Theatre Festival, Le WEDDING DRESS received its first reading as part of the 29th Street Playwrights’ Collective development.
29th St.Playwrights’ Collective is an off-spring of the Dramatists Guild, and has just past its 1st year in business.

Le WEDDING DRESS was performed as part of the 2015 New York New Works Theatre Festival at Elektra Theatre, Times Square Arts Center. W. 43rd St at 8th Ave.

Le WEDDING DRESS featured 3 players:
* Jodie Gelb as Josette, Proprietor of Le Salon
* Kristie Dale Sanders as Mother-of-the-Bride
* Jenne Vath as The Bride-to-Be
& was directed by Paul Dobie


All Actors & Stage Managers appear courtesy of Actors equity Association.

This production is a part of SubletSeries@HERE, HERE’s curated rental program, which provides artists with subsidized space and equipment, as well as technical support.

The Director is a member of the STAGE DIRECTORS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS SOCIETY, a national theatrical labor union.

These plays have been chosen for fiscal sponsorship by FRACTURED ATLAS, a national non-profit artist service organization providing a range of support for the independent arts community.

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AWARDED A 2016 CREATIVE ENGAGEMENT GRANT FROM LOWER MANHATTAN CULTURAL COUNCIL & N.Y. DEPT. OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS.
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New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
Made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
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