Mono a Mono with Debra Castellano and Deborah Clapp

Mon, 27 April 2015 // 07:00 PM
Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, NYC (map)

Two solo performers pair up to share an evening based on a common theme and the audience is invited into a conversation on the work.

This month, Deborah Clapp performs "Shine A Light," and Debra Castellano performs "Waste Management: The Show!"

Tickets: $12 at the door

In Debra Castellano’s Waste Management: The Show, a woman tries to juggle pedicures, laundry, and gynecologist appointments with saving the world. Plastic bags! Toilet paper! Mob connections! Can she find a way through it all?? This is a show for people who care about the environment, but are just too darn BUSY to do anything about it.

Deborah Clapp will perform her new piece Shine A Light in which she plays multiple characters including the Statue of Liberty, exploring identity through historical, cultural, universal and personal roots.

About the artists:

Debra Castellano (Writer/Performer) cut her teeth as a TV comedy writer in Los Angeles, before moving to New York and attempting to save the world. Waste Management: The Show is her second full-length theatrical solo show, following on the heels of The Adventures of Swamp Girl, which she performed in the 2014 New York International Fringe Festival, and the Midtown International Theater Festival in two acts in 2011 and 2012. Act II was also featured in the prestigious Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival in 2013. In addition, Deb has published humor pieces and a one-act play, tells stories to audiences at The Moth, and recently put up a music-focused extravaganza called Deb’s Brain: The Show. You might also find her acting on the radio, singing in the monthly gathering The Secret City…or in class in the Environmental Sustainability program at Columbia University. (It’s always something with her.)

Deborah Clapp is a writer, performing artist, producer and director. She has produced dance, original theatre pieces, stand-up, cabaret and solo shows. Deborah is a recipient of a La MaMa Award for playwriting and has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In New York City she has appeared at The Duplex, St. Mark’s Church, The Club/La MaMa, The Joyce/SoHo, Judson Church and The Westside Y among other performing spaces.

Nancy Kelly (producer/host) is a theater artist and educator who has produced, directed and performed extensively in San Francisco and New York City at such venues as Theater for a New City, Red Room, Bowery Poetry Club, The Cell, Union Hall, Theater Artaud, and ODC Gallery. She directed ‘Meet John W.T.O.’ which won a ‘Best of Fringe’ award at the San Francisco Fringe Festival and is a member of the Brass Tacks Theatre Collective. She holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and has been on the faculty of St. Francis College and New York City College of Technology.