Proudly Presents the World Premiere of
Winner of the Aurora GAP prize
Finalist for the Woodward International Playwrighting Prize
O’Neill National Playwrights Conference
Bay Area Playwrights Festival
Nominated for the L. Arnold Weissberger Award
Female warriors in AIDS stricken Vietnam
Written by DON NGUYEN
Directed by LAURA SAVIA
APRIL 24 – MAY 16, 2015 AT ANDERSON HALL
OPENING NIGHT IS SATURDAY, APRIL 25 AT 8 P.M.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT BROWNPAPERTICKETS.COM
|FIREBONE THEATRE is pleased to announce the world premiere production of Don Nguyen’sRED FLAMBOYANT, directed by Laura Savia. RED FLAMBOYANT will play a limited engagement at Anderson Hall at Calvary St. George’s (61 Gramercy Park North, New York, NY 10010). Performances begin Friday, April24 and continue through Saturday, May16. Opening Night is Saturday, April25 (8 p.m.).
Based on the true story of Mrs. Hue who runs the Vietnam Relief Organization and lives in present day Vietnam with a small group of women who are all living with HIV/AIDS. Bricks smash the windows of their small house. The locals fear they will be infected by the women. Mrs. Hue is forced to seek help from a stubborn government official to protect her group. Unlikely heroes emerge both in this world and the next as these poor women reach new heights of courage.
Watch a short video to learn more about the history behind RED FLAMBOYANT here.
The production features aerial choreography by Karen Furhman, Grounded Aerial, and fight choregraphy by Lisa Kopitsky.
RED FLAMBOYANT plays the following regular schedule through Saturday, May16:
Thursdays at 8 p.m.
Fridays at 8 p.m.
Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Tickets are $18 and are now available online at www.BrownPaperTickets.com. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the theater a ½ hour prior to performance.
Running Time: 2 hours
The Olmstead Salon is hosting the show, new partnership with Firebone Theatre in residency at Calvary St. George in Gramercy Park.
10% of ticket sales going to Vietnam Relief Organization to women with HIV/AIDS in Vietnam. This production is also supported by Amazin Lethi and the Amazin Lethi Foundation, HIV/AIDS Advocacy.
“I created The Amazin LêThi Foundation with the mission of inspiring and empowering HIV and homeless LGBTQ children and youth through sports and education to create confidence and future leaders, while raising awareness to end social stigma and discrimination,” says Amazin Lethi in regards to her support of Red Flamboyant. “In 2015, the foundation will be establishing a first ever sports academy in Saigon, Vietnam, for these youngsters. It is our goal as an organization to establish synergy with other like-minded groups and Red Flamboyant was a perfect fit. I met Ms. Pham Thi Hue 7 years ago at the UN Volunteers office in Hanoi and was moved by her incredible story and strength as a person. She was one of the driving forces that inspired me to start The Amazin LêThi Foundation. More importantly, I consider Ms. Hue a good friend and am honored to continue to work together with her with the sole purpose of helping others.”
|DON NGUYEN (Playwright) Full length plays include: Red Flamboyant (2015 GAP Prize Winner, Ojai Playwrights Conference, finalist – O’Neill NPC), Sound (BAPF 2014, Playwrights Realm Fellowship, Civilians R&D), The Man From Saigon (NYSAF, Naked Angels), and The Supreme Leader. Don’s work has been developed or produced at The Public Theater, The Flea, Ojai Playwrights Conference, New York Stage & Film, Naked Angels, Naked Radio, The Civilians, Ma-Yi Theatre, The Playwrights Realm, The Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Joe’s Pub, The 52nd Street Project, SPACE on Ryder Farm, and Tofte Lake. Don is the recipient of the 2015 GAP Prize from the Aurora Theatre and New York Stage & Film Founder’s award and has been a finalist for The O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, The Princess Grace Award, Woodward International Playwriting Prize, and New Dramatists. Nominations include: the Laurents/Hatcher award and the L. Arnold Weissberger Award. Don is a proud member of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab, the Public Theater’s inaugural Emerging Writers Group, The Civilians inaugural R&D Group, the 52nd Street Project, and a co-founder ofMission to (dit)Mars, a Queens based theatre arts collective. For more information, please visit:thenuge.com
LAURA SAVIA (Director) production of The Recommendation in Los Angeles recently garnered two Ovation Awards, including Best Production. New York directing credits include The Mnemonist of Dutchess County (Theatre Row), Letters to Santa (Naked Angels), House Strictly Private (1st Irish Festival), The Color of Justice (Theatreworks USA), and The Lover (The Drama League), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Lee Strasberg Institute) The Glass Menagerie (University of Rochester) as well as numerous short plays for Labyrinth Theater Co., Ars Nova, Partial Comfort, At Play, and the 24 Hour Plays. She has developed work with The Public Theater, Roundabout Theatre Company, Atlantic Theater Company, Second Stage, Playwrights Realm and Ma-Yi Theater Company, among others. Assistant directing includes Broadway’s The Merchant of Venice starring Al Pacino. Four season as Workshop Artistic Producer at Williamstown Theatre Festival; five seasons at Atlantic Theater Co. Director of The Living Newspaper, which has performed at Joe’s Pub, Le Poisson Rouge, and the A.R.T.’s Club Oberon. Laura teaches at NYU/The Lee Strasberg Institute and Fordham University. 2009 Drama League Directing Fellow. Alumna of Northwestern University. Upcoming: Bareknuckle for Vertigo Theatre Co. and Red Light Winter at Itself Festival in Warsaw, Poland. www.laurasavia.com
FIREBONE THEATRE is committed to producing plays and musicals that explore the relationship between divine immortality (fire) and human mortality (bone). Tagline: where human meets divine.