October 30, 2020
available through November 6
By Alexandra Espinoza
Directed by Cat Ramirez
Nadia and Cecily are trying to make their socially distanced relationship work, but trying to keep it sexy is a whole different grape on the vine. When they both join a Zoom-room nightclub hosted by DJ Dion, the two love birds are thrust beyond their mundane digital world into an intoxicating new dimension. A glimpse into our current cultural moment, exxx...stasis, exxx...hale… serves up a politically radical, and radically queer, virtual fantasia. “So dance.”
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Run Time: approximately 40 minutes
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Costume Designer - Anna Sorrentino
Lighting Designer - Jerry Forsyth
Sound Designer - John Stovicek
Props Designer - Sharri Jerue
Dramaturg - Zach Apony
Stage Management Consultant - John Flak
Stage Manager - Jilly Schwab
Nadia - Breyana McGriff
Cecily - Jackie Soro
Dion - Ang Bey
Bakkhai - Joshua Peters, Austin Taylor, Claris Park, Anna Sorrentino, Sharese Salters, Stefan Matthews, Madison Matthews
About the Playwright
Alexandra Espinoza (she/her) (MA 2018). Recent playwriting credits include Homeridae (Theatre Exile Studio X-hibition) and Peril's Island for North Kensington's Harrowgate Park, commissioned by Shakespeare in Clark Park. She is a 2020 Finalist for the National Black Theatre's I AM SOUL Residency and was the recipient of the 2018 Barbara Wall Award for Feminist Praxis at Villanova.
About the Director
Cat Ramirez is thrilled to be working with Villanova and Zandra on exxx...stasis, exxx...hale! As a director, they have worked with Simpatico Theatre, Power Street Theatre Company, Lxs Primxs, Arcadia University, Shakespeare in Clark Park, and Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (among others). Cat was the Company Manager for Orbiter 3, the Community Engagement Coordinator for the world premiere of The Appointment by Lightning Rod Special, and a 2016/17 National New Play Network Producer-In-Residence with InterAct Theatre Company. They currently serve as the Creative Director for Philadelphia Asian Performing Artists, a programs producer for the Asian Arts Initiative, the Interim Line Producer at The Bearded Ladies Cabaret, and the Creative Producer Obvious Agency’s latest piece, Main Menu. catramirez.com // Are you interested in making a more just Philly? Check out artistsagainstabernathy.com