The Diabolical Starfish Written by Jen Browne

About This Show

The Diabolical Starfish is a new solo work for person and puppet. It explores the isolated life of Charlie and her distrust of the outside world. This is the first collaboration between playwright Jen Browne, performer Stacey Raymond, and director Tasha Gordon-Solmon.  It began as a monologue originally commissioned by CapsLock Theatre, which was featured in Pussyfest III – The Reckoning.

This is an Equity Approved Showcase.

About the Artists

Jen Browne (Writer): Jen is an actor and playwright.  She is a company member with Deconstructive Theatre Project appearing in The Orpheus Variations (Under the Radar 2015, HERE Arts Center 2013), A Christmas Carol, and new project Searching for Sebald.  She’s also a member of playwright collective Lather, Rinse, Repeat.  Her plays have been produced with Caps Lock Theatre, New York Fringe Festival, Houston Fringe Festival, Unfringed Festival in Limerick Ireland, ESPA/Primary Stages.  Her short plays A Game of [Sugar] Thrones and Chicago Style Hot Dog can be found on Indie Theatre Now.

Tasha Gordon-Solmon (Director): Tasha has directed and developed new plays at Ensemble Studio Theater, The Tank, The Signature Theater Ford Studio, The Flea, INTAR, the NY Fringe Festival, The NY Clown Festival, The Claque, Columbia University Graduate Playwriting Program, The Brick, The Gym at Judson, Studio Tisch, the O’Neill Young Playwrights Festival, and Fresh Ground Pepper. As a playwright, she is a member of the New Georges Jam, a Clubbed Thumb Falcon, a recipient of the Dramatist Guild Fellowship, and an alumna of the Ars Nova Playgroup. She received her MFA at NYU and is a proud 52nd Street Project volunteer.

Stacey Raymond* (Performer): Stacey received her BFA in Acting from Mason Gross School of the Arts (Rutgers University). Favorite theater credits include work at Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Theater Row, La Mama, PS 122, HERE, Urban Stages and Culture Project. TV/Web credits include ALPHA HOUSE as well as a recurring role in the critically-acclaimed web series PRODUCING JULIET. Stacey portrayed the leading roles in the award-winning films ALICE IN ANDREW’S LAND and DIVE, as well as the leading role in the upcoming film THE DAY THAT SHE DIED.

Friday, Apr. 17 at 7pm

Free Admission

Estimated Runtime
40 minutes

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Puppet Fabricator
Sarah Burton Whicker

*Denotes member AEA