Friday, December 7, 2012

Hot From London!
Monday, December 17th, 7:30
Wow Cafe Theater
59-61 E 4th St
$15, no one turned away for lack of funds
Buy Tickets!

Hotpencil Press and Wow Cafe Theater invite you to a taste of the British female-to-male transgender experience. 
Drawing inspiration from Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues, using verbatim theatre to uncover taboos around female sexuality, sex and empowerment, and Calpernia Adams’ Beautiful Daughters exploring the trans female experience, There Is No Word For It, takes a contemporary slice of the trans male experience examining lifestyles,              language, sexuality and sets it center stage.
There Is No Word For It explores sexuality, daily life and finding a new language. With a desire to discover words for the unmentionable, this book unlocks stories that have never been told.
There Is No Word For It aims to entertain but also challenge prejudice.
Serge Nicholson, Dr. Bridgeman, and Tom O’Tottenham from the original London cast will read from There Is No Word For It a contemporary collection of real-life stories. Come and listen to tales of Childhood and Family, Transitioning Bodies, Male Privilege, Sex, Love, Medical Settings and What's In Your Pants?  Then stay for a talkback!
Come and listen. Ask questions. Delve into the UK trans and queer culture.  

Friday, February 3, 2012

Lorraine Olsen is Figuratively Speaking

I'm producing a new play! A sneak preview of a fabulous one person show by my dear friend Lorraine Olsen! See it now and be among those who can say "I saw it when ..."

February 24th and 25th at 8:00 pm
February 26th at 2:00

Wow Cafe Theater
59-61 E 4th St
between Bowery and 2nd Ave


Told with humor and brio, Lorraine Olsen unveils the world of fine art modelling in this sparkling memoir. Fresh from the San Francisco Fringe Festival of 2011 where it won Best Box Office! Don't miss it!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Miriam Eusebio

Miriam Eusebio 718-809-0634
Associate, SDC

Current Projects
Co-producer of Wow! Wow Cabaret! a bi-monthly variety entertainment showcasing performers associated with Wow Cafe Theater.

Truth Values: One Girl’s Romp Through MIT’s Math Maze by Gioia DeCari. Award winning one woman play chronicling DeCari’s hero’s journey through the PhD Math program at MIT. Ongoing. for tour details.

Productions Directed

Force of Nature Rahti Gorfien, Studio Tish, 2013
Truth Values: One Girl’s Romp Through MIT’s Male Math Maze Gioia DeCari Unexpected Theater, NY Firnge 2009
NYFringe Overall Excellence Award, solo
Happy Days Samuel Beckett Intentional Theater, at Wow Café Theater, 2009
Schadenfreude! The Asshole Differential Explained Moira Cutler, at Wow Café Theater, 2008
Asshole Differential Moira Cutler Dixon Place, 2007
Faces . . . Voices Doreen Perrine Miriam Eusebio Projects, 2006
Mrs. Miller Cirie and Collins Sounding Theater Company, 2005
Take Care of Yourself Diana Fithian Manhattan Theater Source, 2005
Campus Security Arthur Giron New Jersey Repertory, 2005
Escape From Happiness George Walker Clark University 2005
Where Have You Been? Fiona Jones Bridge Club Productions, 2004
Faces . . . Voices Doreen Perrine Stages Transgender Theat. Fest., 2003
Midsummer Night’s Dream Shakespeare New Perspectives, 2003
Taming of the Shrew* Shakespeare New Perspectives, 2002
The 9th Envelope Gioia DeCari Various venues, 2001
Pericles Shakespeare Midtown Int. Theater Fest.. 2000
Pericles* Shakespeare Carrie Edel, at Expanded Arts, 2000
This production was also brought to New Jersey Repertory for four performances.
The Rain or Moisturizer Christopher Day Expanded Arts, 1999
Private Eyes Steven Deitz Brooklyn College, 1999
Oedipus at Colonus Sophocles Brooklyn College, 1997
Body of Myth Deborah Goodwin Bindlestiff Theater, 1994
Blue Window Craig Lucas Art Rise Studio Theater, 1994
Painting Churches Tina Howe Art Rise Studio Theater, 1993
The Marriage of Bette and Boo Christopher Durang Art Rise Studio Theater, 1993
The Actor’s Nightmare Christopher Durang Plank and a Passion, 1987
Act Without Words II Samuel Beckett Chico State University, 1986

*Off-Off Broadway Review award for Excellence

Plays with Young Actors
Handsel and Gretel (opera) Humperdink Camp Ballibay, 2002
Leviathan and And the Sea Shall Give Up It’s Dead (as teleplays) Thornton Wilder Camp Ballibay, 2002
Controlling the Fashion Victims Jenna Mann Urban Youth Theater, 2001
The Long Christmas Dinner Thornton Wilder Camp Ballibay, 2001
Our Bench Alexis Harbour Urban Youth Theater, 2000

Staged Readings, New York
Winter Light Lionel Kranitz 2006
Hoax Pamela Monk Messenger Theater Company, 2005
The Hard Way Gino Di Iorio New Jersey Repertory, 2005
Sleeping Beauty Carolyn Gage Messenger Theater Company, 2004
Amor y Pesetas Suzanne Gamble New Perspectives, 2002
Free Lunch Lionel Kranitz New 42nd St. Theater, 2000
Train Birds Lionel Kranitz New 42nd St. Theater, 2000
The Spirit House Adam Kraar New Jersey Repertory, 1999

Education/Professional Associations

BA Theater Arts, California State University, Chico
MFA Directing, Brooklyn College, CUNY
Acting and Directing Workshops with Joseph Chaikin
Drama Studio London, Berkeley, Summer Acting Intensive

Member Lincoln Center Director’s Lab
Collective Member, Wow Café Theater
Associate Member Society for Stage Directors and Choreographers


Fiona Jones, Manhatan Theater Source
Emily Davis, Messenger Theater Company
Gino DiIorio, playwright, Head of Theater Department, Clark Univsersity,

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Still Reaching

Almost a year later and I'm still dreaming. I still feel like Intentional's Happy Days needs a wider audience and a high profile review. I still feel like it needs to be part of the conversation that artists have with this play. The way I had a conversation with productions previous to mine by reading reviews in the Billy Rose Theater Collection at the Lincoln Center Library. It doesn't feel like it's been almost a year but it has.
I've had more talks with people who can give us advice and have new leads on more people to talk to. A packet of materials to give to potential theaters has been developed. It's quite nice - with photos, a quote sheet, an example of our edits and a copy of the chapbook of poems Winnie can't remember. A budget is being created. We're getting closer.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Dreaming Through the Maze

I have a dream. A simple but difficult dream that I'm scheming to bring to reality. That dream is for Intentional Theater's Happy Days to run in an off broadway house for a substantial run, for it to be reviewed by the best writers at the Times and the Voice, and for a wide audience to experience it.
I have no experience with how to make this happen and am feeling my way through the process: I have begun a conversation with people at what I hope is a likely candidate.

This seems to be a slow process.

In the meantime, a project I thought would start this fall was given a space grant and accepted to the NY Fringe Festival and so I am rehearsing a new play! The play is Truth Values: One
It is DeCari's story of her experiences at MIT, in the PhD track studying logic, and why she became an actress instead of a mathemetician. DeCari is an excellent actress and writer and it is a joy to work on it with her.
A 12 minute snippet will be presented on Thursday June 25th at Dance Theater Workshop 219 W. 19th Street, NYC, 7:30 $10.
Fringe performances are not yet scheduled.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Happy Days by Samuel Beckett
directed by Miriam Eusebio

Wow Cafe Theater
59-61 East 4th Street

Reservations: 212-545-4119

February 26, 27, 28, March 4, 5, 11, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 at 8:00 pm, March 1, 7, 8, & 15th at
3:00 pm

Samuel Beckett's iconic 20th century masterpiece of modern isolation and illusion is presented by Intentional Theater using a text specially edited to reflect Beckett's own changes as limned in his production notebook.  This production promises to be a groundbreaking event.  Asta Hansen plays the trapped Winnie, up to her waist in a mound of earth.  She is joined by Dale Fuller as her husband Willie who resides, crawling and grunting behind the mound.  The characters, seemingly in separate worlds, are yet connected by shared history and love in this strange and wonderful play.

Check out the Happy Days video on East Village Podcasts!

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A Bunch of Photos, mostly from Open Rehearsal 11/9/08

Asta Hansen lookin' lovely in costume.

Winnie up to her neck in mock set.

Winnie explaining how one sometimes get through the whole day without having put up at all.  The rehearsal sunshade did a fine job, but will be replaced anyway.  The sunshade will become smaller and more whimsical.  Tassels will be included.  

Rehearsal props.  Some are done.  Some not.   It is impossible to rehearse this play without props.   The lines and the actions are so intertwined as to be one.

The cover of our chapbook.  It is the poems that Winnie tries to remember during the course of the play.  The picture on the cover of the book is our earlier postcard photo, with Janet Ward as Winnie.  I miss her.  

Me and Asta Hansen in costume, listening to someone after our scenes presentation.  We got some good feedback that day.  We learned some things that were working well and some that needed tweaking.  

Dale Fuller in the Willie hat.  I love this hat - it is just right - except that it is a little too small for Dale.  I made it from aluminum foil and paper mache.  I'll have to make another and I hope the new one comes out as nicely as the first!