in the lounge The Technicians Written by Justine Gelfman
About This Show
The Technicians is set in a nail salon and tracks the friendship of two girls, the daughter of a patron and the daughter of a nail technician. In a world of increasingly divided social stratification, the play aims to address the beauty and complexity of female friendship over time. A play about class, opportunity, pinky promises, keeping them, breaking them, breaking nails, and breaking up.
about the artists
Justine Gelfman is a playwright living in Brooklyn. She is a graduate of Northwestern University. An excerpt of her newest play, The Technicians was read at ESPA/Primary Stages. Her play, The Thing That Never Happened enjoyed a sold out run at the New York Fringe Festival and was selected as a FringeFAVE. She has been a resident at Sewanee Writers’ Conference and Kenyon Playwrights Conference. Justine has worked with Atlantic Theater Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Upright Citizen’s Brigade, Women’s Project Theater, Cherry Lane Theatre and Maven Pictures in various capacities.
Susanna Wolk has worked on the Broadway productions of Significant Other (Associate Director), Waitress (also 1st National Tour), and Finding Neverland (also A.R.T., 1st National Tour). Her work as a director has been seen at 54 Below, Theatre Row, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Dixon Place, Club OBERON, The Flea, 13th St. Repertory Theater, A.R.T.’s Loeb Mainstage, and more. She is a Manhattan Theatre Club Directing Fellow and has assistant directed productions at A.R.T., MCC, the Geffen, Second Stage, Williamstown, NYS&F and more. Susanna graduated in 2014 from Harvard University where she studied English and Dramatic Arts.