Variety Show at the WAC in October 2014

On Saturday, October 18th at 8pm,  Jen DiOrio and Offsides NJ Productions (in association with Women Who Write), Joanne Filan, Poet on Watch, and Sarah Dubinsky are joining forces to present a variety show of new work at the Watchung Arts Center in NJ.

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Here is the current line-up:

Joanne Filan, a seasoned observational comedian (10 minutes)

Not On My Watch, a  play by Poet on Watch (2 women, 10 minutes, political erotica)

Lockdown, a play by Jen DiOrio (4 women/1 man, 20 minutes, dark comedy, staged reading)

Intermission

Catladies: The Musical That Makes Lawyers Purr, by Sarah Dubinsky (3 women/1 man, 25-minute song medley,  quirky absurdity).  This musical comedy was previously showcased at the NY Festival of the Offensive.

Melanie Heit Rivellese is the director.  Sherr Rase is the assistant director, stage manager, and/or sound person.

Cast:  Melanie Heit Rivellese, Sherr Rase, Deana Loria, Kyle Schickner, Lara McDavit, Michael Valentine, Claude Aubourg, and Miriam Tab

Note:  Actors  and crew members will not be paid.  Neither will writers.  This is a volunteer production.  We will split the ticket sales with the WAC.  Our earnings will go towards rehearsal space, dinner the night of the show, a donation to Women Who Write and the Clarence Dillon Public Library in Bedminster, and/or any other miscellaneous items.

See you at the Watchung Arts Center on Saturday, October 18th at 8pm! :-)

Thanks,

Jen DiOrio, writer and producer at Offsides NJ Productions

Contact:  jenniferdiorio123@gmail.com

Mirrored image contributed by Nicole Argento.

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Web Series Coming Soon…

Good news… I will be doing a web series based on my stage script that was featured at the October 2013 public reading at the Watchung Arts Center.  L.A.-based Kyle Schickner of FenceSitter Films will produce the series.  More info about auditions will follow.  Stay tuned for details…

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– Jen DiOrio, Writer

Email:  jenniferdiorio123@gmail.com

My previous projects:

10-Minute Play Reading/Showcase in 2013 at the Watchung Arts Center in Watchung, NJ and with the Stage and Screen Writing Group of Women Who Write

Sadie’s Lady Ways Monologues in 2012 at Out of the Box in Highland Park, NJ and Inspired Word in New York and in association with Echopathy (creator of the back beats/sounds)

Offsides, the stage play in 2010 also at the Watchung Arts Center, directed by New York-based Alberto Bonilla.  Screenplay is also available.

Open letter/monologue to Herman Miller, which was published on McSweeney’s (2004) and broadcast on NPR’s Weekend America (2005, via RealPlayer)

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We did it. (Of course we did.)

Being cute and offensive at the same time felt spectacular.

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Catladies:  The Musical That Makes Lawyers Purr, by writer/composer Sarah Dubinsky, was showcased at the Festival of the Offensive on May 3rd and 4th, 2014 at The Producers’ Club, 358 West 44th (between 8th & 9th Aves), NY, NY 10036.

 

 

Melanie Heit Rivellese…Stella Woo
Deana Loria…Fran O’Neil
Lara McDavit…Violet Voilet
Michael Valentine…Grey De Chavez
Melanie Heit Rivellese…Director/Composer
Sherr Rase…Assistant Director/Stage Manager

http://www.catladiesthemusical.com/

We hope you enjoyed the show.  Thanks for your support.

Doo wop woo, meow!  

Jen DiOrio, Producer

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Do what you do…

Do what you do for yourself because you must honor your humanity, your family and friends because honoring theirs is important as well, and those who can’t do much of anything because they have been abducted, imprisoned in some way, persecuted, maimed, tortured, or killed…and they deserve to be saved, remembered, or given an opportunity to discover and do what makes them happy if they survive.

 

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Wait, was that a full-house crowd?

Facebook posts from tonight (May 3rd), in order:

 <3 Catladies. Wait, was that a full-house crowd?

I cannot stop laughing. That Catlady sh*t is just too f*cking funny. I giggled the whole train ride home. I’m serious!

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Thank you all for coming to the show tonight. Thank you Jacquetta, Greg, Rachel, Donat and everyone else involved in making the Festival of the Offensive happen!  The Festival is wonderfully supportive and all-around AWESOME !!! I cried as I was walking to the train station. I am so proud of Sarah, Melanie, Sherr, Deana, Lara, and Michael. Amazing…

 

Catladies is at the F-OFF Fest tomorrow, May 4, 4pm, The Producers Club, 358 West 44th (between 8th & 9th Aves) NY, NY 10036. Meow! ‪#‎FOFF‬

Sarah had the Catlady hats made for the show and people are noticing. On the train, a little girl asked her dad to ask me about my hat. I told him about it and gave him Sarah’s card for contact info. On the next train a woman said, “I love your hat!” Then I told her about the show and gave her a magnet. A guy at the train station said he loved it also. Others just smiled big.  <3  See hats at this link: http://www.catladiesthemusical.com/#!catladies/c9dx .

 

 

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Cat/Dog Fight

The lawyers are fighting like cats and dogs about cats and dogs. Ha.

http://www.catladiesthemusical.com/

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Fluidity is beautiful.

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Photo credit:  http://fineartamerica.com/featured/pink-fluidity-carla-sa-fernandes.html

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Catladies invite Catladies to the show!

I wonder if we can get these Catladies to come to the show? We hope a store rep will be in town!

Catladies: The Musical That Makes Lawyers Purr will be at the New York Festival of the Offensive on May 3rd and 4th at 4pm.
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/605328

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Scout was not sure what to make of this image, I’m sure.

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Catladies:  The Musical That Makes Lawyers Purr will be at the New York Festival of the Offensive on May 3rd and 4th at 4pm.

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/605328

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