Now That’s What I Call Mom’s Insurance MOM’S INSURANCE playwrights collective
About This Show
Stuck in a rather awkward age group in a rapidly corroding country, several young writers have come together to raise fictional havoc for your viewing pleasure. MOM’S INSURANCE is an assemblage of of plays by cockamamie playwrights under the age of 26. In this group-show you’ll find Grim Reaper romances, casual resurrections, exoskeleton excavations, and good old fashioned ventures into the business of manufacturing. It’s an electric and eclectic night of theatre that’ll leave you bellowing “FREE US FROM THESE FLESH PRISONS!”
about the artists
Cassidy Dawn Graves is a writer, producer, and performer. She is the founder of Am I Write, Ladies?, a showcase of women and gender con-conforming artists, and has shown work at Under St Marks, Bizarre Bushwick, Silent Barn, Dixon Place, NYU, and more. She has written for Bedford + Bowery, Paper Magazine, Hyperallergic, Gothamist, Brokelyn, and Howlround. Cassidy created 50 Shades of Graves, an interactive sex education musical, and once performed naked in the street during Fashion Week. She plays in the folk-rock duo Squidssidy with Stephanie Guedalia, and the two host a monthly benefit show called Pairs N Pears. Cassidydawngraves.com
Charlotte Ahlin is a writer, actor, artist, and native New Yorker, with a degree in creative writing from Oberlin College. Currently, she writes for the books section of Bustle.com, and one of her short comics appears in the new science fiction anthology, All the King’s Men. Charlotte is also a founder and Associate Artistic Director of Fat Knight Theatre, a nonprofit theatre company. www.charlotteahlin.com
Dan Rodaire is a NYC based writer/performer and the founder of Mom’s Insurance, a group for playwrights 25 and under. His work has been seen on-stage at The Tank, Ars Nova, Dixon Place, The New Museum and The PIT Loft; and he has also worked for Manhattan Theatre Club, The Public Theater and the North American Cultural Laboratory. Past shows at Dixon Place include Gentlemen Prefer Bottoms, Becky Elie Got Married and Rhythmic Animal Perfection. B.A. Theatre Studies + B.A. English Literature (Honors) from UMBC.
Sean Pollock is a multi-disciplinary writer, director, designer, and artist from Brooklyn. He was selected as Artist-In-Residence at Porterspace for American Juggalo, based on the documentary by Sean Dunne (and developed by Mom’s Insurance). Recent credits include Silent Night Bloody Night, Hazelwood Jr. High, Jellybean Junkyard, and Gentlemen Prefer Bottoms at last year’s HOT! Festival. He will be making his Off-Broadway directing and writing debut this fall with his play Trump Rally at Theatre Row with the United Solo Festival. Training: Ithaca College, NTI, and Directors Lab North. www.seanpollock.net insta: @seanzyart