Luscious Lips Cayenne Douglass

About This Show

Luscious Lips is a one-act reality drama exploring the motivation and impact of catcalling, male privilege, and the female experience. Jo, an up and coming journalist, is on her way to work when she’s cat called. Hungry for a story, she decides catcalling will be her next subject. Jo sets out to interview this man and others to better understand why they do it. However, as boundaries are crossed, the subject gets personal, revealing new and vital perspectives beyond the intention of the initial interaction for both parties involved.  

about the artists

Cayenne Douglass is a New York City based playwright. Her plays have been produced and/or read at New Perspectives Theatre Company, The Players Theatre, FEAST: A Performance Series, The Edmunds Driftwood Players, The Midtown International Theatre Festival, The Big Apple Theatre Festival, The Living Room Theatre, The Village Playwrights, Manhattan Repertory Theatre, Primary Stages ESPA Detention Series, and The CalArts New Works Festival. In 2017 Cayenne was awarded a spot in The Living Room Theatre Short Play Lab Incubator and the Women’s Work Lab at New Perspectives Company. She attended CalArts and graduated from Goddard College with a Bachelor of Individualized Studies.

Daniella Caggiano is a freelance director and native New Yorker. She was named one of The Interval’s “Women to Watch” in 2016 and is an alum of Labyrinth’s Ensemble Workshop and the Lincoln Center Directors Lab. She has directed at Joe’s Pub, The Flea, Dixon Place, Ugly Rhino, Musical Theatre Factory, Merkin Concert Hall, The Kraine, Le Poisson Rouge, HERE, FringeNYC, and 54 Below among others. Recent assisting: (Not) Water (dir. Daniella Topol), Tumacho and All The Ways To Say I Love You (both dir. Leigh Silverman). MFA The New School for Drama, BA Sarah Lawrence College.

James McCormack – James hails from Brooklyn by way of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Recent credits include the world premiere of Do You Roll Over In The Night  (Atlantic Theater Company’s Linda Gross Theatre), Taking Back Halloween (The Players Theatre) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Adam Roebuck Theater Company). He is a graduate of the Atlantic Theatre School’s Professional Conservatory. James has over 15 years experience in the film and television industry.  

Stephanie Miller is a NYC-based actor and collaborator. She has worked extensively with the Creators Collective, Collaborationtown, and New Georges. Her select NYC credits include We All Begin Again (The Midtown Theater Festival), Do You Roll Over in the Night (Atlantic Acting School), AliceGraceAnon (New Georges), Romeo and Juliet (Tale Told Productions), Museum (Unity Stage Company). She is a graduate of Smith College, Atlantic Acting School, and the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Center.

SIDNEY ERIK WRIGHT – Recent NYC projects include Ben, Virginia, & Me (The Liberace Musical) and Manuel vs. The Statue of Liberty at NYMF, Molly Pope: A Star is Bord at 54 Below, Magic Trick on Theatre Row (Caps Lock Theatre Co.), the Dos Equis’ Luna Rising immersive nightlife tour, stripteases for Broadway Bares (25, 26, 27), and directing/choreographing Until She Claws Her Way Out for the 35th Annual EST Marathon. BA English Literature, Harvard University.

Sarah Martinez is fourth year BFA student at the The New School College of Performing Arts, where she studies acting and creative technologies.  Previous projection design credits at TNS include: MUTT: Let’s All Talk About Race, Fat Kids on Fire and her own installation, Lexapro 5 mg (Escitalopram).

Jake Haven Parisse is an actor combatant based in New York City. He is a proud graduate of Muhlenberg College, where he earned a B.A. in Theater and in Sociology. He also studied at the Accademia Dell’Arte in Arezzo, Italy His favorite roles include Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet, Pontius in Passion Play, and Gabriel in Mad Forest. His past choreography credits include The Other Room, and Romeo and Juliet (Asst. Chghp). He is certified in Broadsword, Knife, Unarmed, and Single Sword.

Friday, December 15, 2017 at 7:30pm

General Admission

$15 in advance

$18 at the door



Estimated Runtime
45 minutes

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Written by

Cayenne Douglass

Directed by

Daniella Caggiano

Choreographed by

Sidney Erik Wright

Production Designed by

Sarah Martinez

Fight and Intimacy Choreographer

Jake Haven Parisse


Stephanie Miller

James MacCormick

Photo credit:

Sam Horvath