in the lounge Emerson Loses Her “Miand”: A Developmental Reading Laura Winters & Noam Shapiro
About This Show
A Jew, a Catholic, a Southern Baptist, two Muslims, an Atheist, and an Agnostic get on board a pedal trolley to kick off Emerson Greene’s bachelorette weekend. Although most of the bridesmaids are here to take selfies, Hana Mian, the groom’s eldest sister, has a few small questions about the interfaith Jewish-Muslim wedding, like: is the caterer aware that his meal needs to be kosher and halal? No matter how high tensions get on the bridal party’s way to the Grand Ole Opry, there’s only one rule: you can’t get off the trolley…legally.
about the artists
Laura Winters (Playwright) is an actress, playwright, and improviser. She recently wrote and starred in Nannies: The Web Series. Her play Emerson Loses Her Miand will premiere at the New York Theater Festival in January 2018. Laura has studied improv at iO Chicago, UCB, and The Pit. She holds a BA in theatre and a music theatre certificate from Northwestern University and was a two-year member of the BMI Lehman Engle Music Theatre Workshop. laurawinters.net
Noam Shapiro (Director) is a NYC-based director and Founder/Co-Artistic Director of Lyra Theater. He is a Manhattan Theatre Club Directing Fellow, a member of the 2017 Lincoln Center Directors Lab, a Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Directing Observer, and an alumnus of 24 Hour Plays: Nationals. Noam has developed work with The Barrow Group, New Dramatists, The Tank, The Brick, #Serials at the Flea Theatre, The Corkscrew Theater Festival, The Gallery Players, and Paper Kraine. noamshapiro.com