july 25-august 5

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In a small San Francisco apartment in the 1990s,

Meryl and Ana Sofia, a lesbian couple, attempt to conceive a child through in-vitro fertilization while managing Meryl's bipolar disorder II. Two decades later, in the same apartment, their daughter Robyn and her roommate Hadley are forced to navigate their friendship through Robyn’s cancer treatment. As they struggle to take control of their lives, all four come to experience the unique weight and loss of female friendship. A wrenching, tender portrait of characters who are complicated the way real women are, delicacy of a puffin heart considers what it means to love someone honestly even when they are incapable of telling the truth.

by Stefani Kuo

Director Theo Maltz

Producer Catherine Woodard

Marketing/Development Meg McDermott

 

STEFANI KUO is a native of Hong Kong and received her B.A. from Yale. She is a playwright, poet, translator, and performer based in New York. Her play, Architecture of Rain, premiered at the Iseman Theatre at Yale and received a reading in the DVRF Roundtable series and Checkmark Theatre Company reading series. She was a 2017 artist-in-residence at the Centre of Substructured Loss, Berlin. She was a finalist for the Van Lier New Voices, DVRF, BRIClab, and Ground Floor at Berkeley Rep. For more, see www.stefanikuo.com.

THEO MALTZ is a Brooklyn based director and performer. He has developed new works at Williamstown Theatre Festival, Dixon Place, HERE, and Access Theater. He is also a teaching artist for Big Green Theater at The Bushwick Starr, a program that teaches 5th graders about environmentalism and playwriting. When not working you can find him dancing in his room to old disco records or wandering around the city daydreaming.

 producer Catherine Woodard, playwright Stefani Kuo, director Theo Maltz

producer Catherine Woodard, playwright Stefani Kuo, director Theo Maltz

CATHERINE WOODARD is a native New Yorker (by way of LONG ISLAND) and has fully embraced the backslash career life. As a Producer/Theater Artist, Catherine has produced for Story Pirates, The Flea Theater, and The Peoples Improv Theater. This summer she will be the Production Coordinator at Williamstown Theatre FestivalCatherine received her BFA in Theatre Arts from Boston University. She likes naps and the Hudson River.

MEG MCDERMOTT is a writer, performer, director, producer, and arts administrator living in Brooklyn. She has worked in TV production on The Chris Gethard Show (Fusion), NBC’s Saturday Night Live, and Triumph’s Election Special. Meg has performed at venues all over the city including The Upright Citizens Brigade, The Peoples Improv Theater, The Magnet, and she frequently produces variety shows featuring up-and-coming comedians and musicians. She is an actor and an arts administrator with The Story Pirates. Meg holds a BFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.