New York City comedian Tanya O'Debra's New York Innovative Theatre Award nominated solo show, RADIO STAR is being presented by the 2012 Cincy Fringe Festival, June 1-8.
Performances are Friday, 6/1 @ 7:15 PM; Saturday, 6/2 @ 8:45 PM; Tuesday, 6/5 @ 9:15 PM; Wednesday 6/6 @ 7:15 PM; and Friday, 6/8 @ 7:15 PM at Hanke 2 Theater, located at 1128 Main Street (Enter on Michael Bany Way) Cincinnati, Ohio. Tickets ($12) are available online at http://www.cincyfringe.com/tickets/.
Radio Star won Best of the San Francisco Fringe Festival. It was nominated for Best English Language Production and Just For Laugh's Best Comedy at the Montreal Fringe Festival. Published by Original works, it was also nominated for Outstanding Full Length Script, Outstanding Original Music, and Outstanding Actress in a Leading role at the New York Innovative Theater Awards. Watch (but mainly listen) as Tanya O'Debra lends her voice to ten different characters while simultaneously staging silly sound effects in this filthy, filthy, dirty 1940's radio detective spoof. Just like the golden age of radio, only dirtier.
TANYA O'DEBRA is a writer/performer/funny lady. One half of the ECNY Award nominated comic sister duo, The O'Debra Twins, Miss O'Debra has spread mirth and filth all over NYC. Their annual O'Debbie Awards garnered a Best of New York Award from The Village Voice. Her play Fuck You won The Excellence Award in Overall Production at Fringe NYC. Published by Original Works, her play Radio Star has been produced all over the world, receiving numerous awards and accolades. Winner of the Miss Fag Hag Pageant, other theater credits include Patrice O'Debra in Straight Up Vampire (Joe's Pub), The Evil Queen in Snow White (The New Acting Company) and Amanda McCloud in The Ultimate Stimulus (Dixon Place). Her newest Play, Shut Up, Emily Dickinson, is currently in development.
ANDREW MAURIELLO, COMPOSER
A composer with over 15 years of experience including his studies at Berklee College of Music, Mr. Mauriello has been incorporating his songwriting into a variety of settings with a vast spectrum of musical styles. He has performed at Boston's Symphony Hall, crowded basements in Philadelphia, sold out shows at the late CBGB's in New York City, and seemingly everywhere in between.
Peter Cook, DIRECTOR
SAILOR MAN (NY Int'l Fringe Festival: Outstanding Play), The Nosemaker's Apprentice (The Brick), Straight Up Vampire (Ars Nova), Crabquistador: Scavenger of God (Ars Nova), ROCKBERRY: The Last One Man Show (The Brick), WASP COVE (Comix), No Direction Homo (P.S. 122), Everything is Nice (Laurie Beechman); Misgivings (West End Theater); Go, Dog. Go!, Charles Ludlam's Bluebeard, and Alice in Wonderland(Hangar Theater). Peter is co-artistic director of Terrible Baby Theater Company, and a Drama League directing fellow.
For more information, visit www.tanyaodebra.com
Photo credit: Molly Peck