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Troves

 

THE LOST LESSON

By Joan Marie Moossy

 

Directed by Ivana Catanese

Designed by Maria Pessino

 

At Karyn Mannix Contemporary, Southampton, NY, 2010

 

ABOUT THE PLAY

The play, conceived by Maria Pessino and Joan Maria Moossy, written by Joan Marie Moossy, is aone-woman tragi-comic monologue featuring the historic Hildegart Rodríguez Carballeira, a pro-sex, anarchist girl-genius of the 1920’s and 30’s Spain, delivering her lesson on sexuality for young girls, along with a running commentary on her troubled life and times, her deranged mother, the pro-sex intellectuals of her day, her fascist political nemesis, and her idealistic vision for a future of freedom, equality, and world peace.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Joan Marie Moossy is a writer, filmmaker, and actress. Her work has appeared in publications like Penthouse Magazine, Por Esto!, In These Times, and The FLING.

She co-hosts “Let Them Talk”, a cable TV talk show, and produces “Miss Moossy’s Modern Movies”, a series of short comedic films.

She has worked with Ethyl Eichelberger, Paul DeRienzo, Mark Eisenstein, Mr Fashion, Penny Arcade, Jazzmyn Banks, and Cleopatra’s Bridget Donahue, Bridget Finn, Kate McNamara, and Erin Somerville.

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DIRECTOR

Ivana Catanese

Ivana Catanese has choreographed several Oddfellows Playhouse productions: “One Thousand Avant Garde Plays” by Kenneth Koch at Guild Hall, “Systole and Diastole” and “Your Wait in Gold” by Maria Pessino at the Long House Gardens and “RRR” by Maria Pessino at Benson & Keys Gallery.

After graduating from UNC, in Mendoza, Argentina she founded the Alvarez-Catanese-Ponce company, whose adaptation of Sartre’s “No Exit” (A Puerta Cerrada) toured to the New Trends Festival in Buenos Aires and to the Casa de las Americas Festival in Havana, Cuba. From 2000-2007 she worked at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center, where she co-founded The South Wing Theatre Company (TSW) and has since acted, produced, written and directed on the company’s works in Europe, the Americas and Japan. In April 2011 she will present her adaptation of Kobo Abe’s Secret Rendezvous at HERE Arts Center, NYC. www.thesouthwing.org.

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LIGHTING DESIGN

Kameron Steele

Kameron Steele’s previous design work with Oddfellows Playhouse includes: “One Thousand Avant Garde Plays” at Guild Hall and “Your Wait in Gold” by Maria Pessino at the Long House Gardens. Since 1990, Kameron Steele has worked as an actor, director and designer, most notably with Robert Wilson and Japanese director Tadashi Suzuki at the Lincoln Center Festival, Bam Next Wave and various other festivals in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

At the Watermill Center in 2000 he started The South Wing Theatre Company with Ivana Catanese, and has since presented works in NYC at HERE, PS122, The Public, LMCC, the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center and Japan Society. Kameron is a graduate of Northwestern University.

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CAST

Maria Pessino

(Performer/Set Designer)

Maria Pessino was born in Cuba in 1957.

She left Cuba as a young child, grew up and was educated in Europe. She has been living in East Hampton, New York, since 1990, with her children.

She is the Founder and Artistic Director of Oddfellows Playhouse, a not-for-profit artist’s theater company, which instigates new work and uses alternative indoor and outdoor stages throughout many locations in the Hamptons.

In the past thirty years, he has played numerous roles in many theater productions in New York City and in the Hamptons as well as directing the varied productions of Oddfellows Playhouse. 

She is founder and honorary co-chair of the Community Board of Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center.

In addition to developing theater works, Maria Pessino constructs magic environments inside boxes –Troves-, shown in numerous galleries of the Hamptons.

She holds a Bachelors Degree of Arts from New York University in Drama Therapy and Psychodrama.

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