Attachments: "FIT" & "ON A BENCH"
ATTACHMENT involves being dependent on someone for something: emotional, mental or physical. "FIT" The road to the Studio in the City of Angels is littered with lost souls. In a boutique hotel under renovation, a British film director in search of a massage and half of the randy fitness-conscious couple whose ad for services he answered. The art of the deal.
"FIT" / "ON A BENCH" Featuring: Theresa Ireland, Dmitri Krupnov, Alex Lee, Barbara Van Dermeer and Simon Warner Also Stage Manager Joshua Hardwick
"One of the weirder love triangles you're likely to see...a daffy and diverting nugget!" New York Times
"Fit" has an unusal premise and the colorful lingo of fitness junkies!" TheaterScene.net
"ON A BENCH" The board game of life is played in Sheridan Square. A scruffy boy from wealth and privilege discovers why the "lady of the benches" is holding vigil in anticipation of the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.
"Excellent...funny and touching. The highlight of the evening!" New York Times "Vivid characterizations...the playwright joins Edward Albee as the kind of author who can wring urgency out of strangers who meet in a park...a standout!" TimeOut New York
NEIL KOENIGSBERG (Playwright) Both "On A Bench" (2008) and "Fit" (2010) were given successful world premiere productions in New York as part of the Summer Shorts Festival at 59 E. 59 Street Theaters, kick starting a playwrighting life which includes membership in the Playwrighting/Directors Unit of the Actors Studio and readings of new work in NY, LA and London. Koenigsberg was a founding member of PMK a prominent entertainment publicity firm. After 11 years with the company, he left to form his own management/production company. He managed actors and was involved in putting together film projects such as "American Heart" "Pollock" "A Walk on the Moon" and "High Art". Recently he produced the American Masters/PBS documentary "Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides" and is currently in pre-production on another doc "Tab Hunter: No More Secrets". A native New Yorker, with a degree in Film from Boston University, he divides his time between New York and Los Angeles.
MICHAEL PAUL PULIZZANO (Director) A third generation San Franciscan, directed "A View From The Heights" and "Balboa Bash" by Bob Hayden included in GuyWriters: Eat Our Shorts 2 recipient of the 2010 SF Fringe Festival Box Office Award. Earlier this year for the Ross Alternative Works he directed "Lo Mein and Tequila" by Angelina Llongueras-Altimis who he guided in "As a Witness, Saskia" by Rosa Victoria Gras for the SF Theatre Festival Summer 2009. Also for the Ross Valley Players his charming and popular "Sabrina Fair" in 2008. He has staged Suzan-Lori Parks' Week #44 of "365 Days/365 Plays" in Fillmore Mini Park. As producer and director of Rarely Performed Musicals with Ron Forte', he was responsible for Bay Area Theater Critics award-winning productions of "Anyone Can Whistle," "She Loves Me" and "Two by Two" at The Intersection on Union Street. He misses Josie's Cabaret & Juice Joint where he supervised the swinging and slamming doors of "The Ritz." Michael Paul served as assistant director on ten plays at the American Conservatory Theater 7 with Ed Hastings. where he worked with Annette Bening as Lady Macbeth. Personal favorites of his directorial efforts from the Shakespeare oeuvre includes "The Comedy of Errors" and "Love's Labour's Lost."
PULIZZANO/FORTE' PRODUCTIONS (Producer) feels like it has won The Lottery on it's 3rd try and drawn 25th as the last selection for the SF Fringe Festival 2011. Founded by Michael Paul Pulizzano and Ronald Joseph Forte' (1946-1991) as Rarely Performed Musicals in 1979. The winner of 4 Bay Area Theatre Critic Circle Awards. In the early 1980's the name was changed to acuire non-profit status and enable the company to produce selections from Shakespeare's canon in addition to musicals. It is pleased to produce the West Coast premieres of Neil Koenigsberg's "FIT"/ "ON A BENCH" as its first original plays. Their next project is a solo show based on the essay of the Broadway Musical by D.A. Miller "Place for Us."
EXIT Theatre (View)
156 Eddy Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
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