READING SERIES - July 10

 

In a dusty studio in Beirut, five women gather to do yoga:

a local hairdresser, an American combat solider, a veteran, a Syrian refugee, and an Australian Air Force officer. Between downward dogs and mountain poses, their lives—all vastly different, all on the brink of change—will clash and converge, as the hot sun continues to set over Lebanon.

by Olivia Clement

Director Emilyn Kowaleski

 

 

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 director Emilyn Kowaleski and playwright Olivia Clement

director Emilyn Kowaleski and playwright Olivia Clement

OLIVIA CLEMENT is a playwright and filmmaker originally from France, who grew up in Australia, and now lives in Brooklyn. Her play Where’s the Exit? was the winner of the Sydney Theatre Young Playwrights Award and received a professional production. Her play A Thank You Left Unsaid was staged at the Sydney Fringe Festival. Her documentary film Peace of Quev recently screened at Brooklyn’s Nitehawk Short Film Festival. 

EMILYN KOWALESKI is a Brooklyn-based writer and new play director. Recent directing credits include: Animal Wisdom by Heather Christian (Co-Director) at The Bushwick Starr, Delicious Filth by Brett Evan Solomon at The Brick, Everyday Afroplay (Co-Director) at JACK and The Witch of St Elmora Street by Joey Merlo at The Access Theater. She is a former associate director of Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company, a member of the 2017 Habitat Director’s Playground and a 2018 HB studio resident. www.EmilynKowaleski.com