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AUG 18 (READING)

by Laura Winters

directed by Noam Shapiro

On the eve of Mary-Beth’s eighteenth birthday and first professional porn shoot, her role model Chantal returns to Miami to make a comeback. When a new girl's arrival complicates Chantal’s plan, their shared house transforms into a battleground over who wins and loses when it comes to sexual empowerment and exploitation. Featuring a cast of diverse young actors, Gonzo is a frank, funny, and fierce look at sex and feminism in the digital age. 

Noam Shapiro is a NYC based director and new play dramaturg.

Noam Shapiro is a NYC based director and new play dramaturg. He is a Founder and Co-Artistic Director of Lyra Theater, a company focused on creating work by and for emerging artists. Noam is a 2016-2017 Manhattan Theatre Club Directing Fellow, a member of the 2017 Lincoln Center Directors Lab, a 2016-2017 SDCF Directing Observer, and an alumnus of the 24 Hour Plays: Nationals. He’s developed work with The Barrow Group, New Dramatists, The Brick, The Gallery Players, Paper Kraine, and the Yale Dramatic Association. www.noamshapiro.com

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Laura Winters is a NYC-based playwright and actress.

Laura Winters is a NYC-based playwright and actress. Her ten-minute play TICKET TO RIDE was published in The Dionysian’s inaugural issue, read in Barefoot Theatre Company’s bareNaked Reading Series and is now being adapted into a short film under the direction of Shira-Lee Shalit. Her intersectional feminist coloring book "Her Highness Builds Robots" is sold at bookstores across the country as well as online at Wildfang, Zora and Amelia, and Etsy.

Photo Credit: Justin Schuman