WHIP IT UP! WITH WENDY
Written by Tasha M Gordon-Solmon
Directed by Christina Roussos
Performed by Alex Trow
A workshop performance
October 8, 2018 | 7pm
357 West 36th Street
See celebrity chef and lifestyle guru Wendy G.’s hit TV show live! Even the most hesitant home cooks will learn how to make the most delicious something out of anything--even in troubled times. Warning: Members of our studio audience will be subject to unstoppable fun and inspiration.
In WHIP IT UP! WITH WENDY, Tasha Gordon-Solomon depicts a cooking show set in a dystopian near future where food and natural resources are increasingly limited.
TASHA M GORDON-SOLMON (Playwright) has had work developed and produced at the Humana Festival of New American Plays, Clubbed Thumb, Northern Stage, Ars Nova, Perry Mansfield New Works Festival, Dixon Place, INTAR, New Georges, Sun Valley Center for the Arts / Company of Fools, Project Y, The Tank, Flea and the 24 Hour Musicals LA. She is a recipient of the Dramatist Guild Fellowship, a Puffin Foundation Grant, two VCCA residencies, and commissions from Actors Theater of Louisville and Project Y.
CHRISTINA RUSSOS (Director) is a director and teaching artist. She has worked with Ensemble Studio Theatre, Theater Breaking Through Barriers (Associate Director 2009 - 2012), Clubbed Thumb (2017 Directing Fellow), Fault Line Theater, Fringe NYC, and New Georges. Her work has appeared at the Kennedy Center, Rattlestick Theater Jam, the Brick, The Tank, Judson Church, and Performa. Recent productions include Hippos of the Eastern Enclosure by Jen Silverman (Clubbed Thumb Winterworks) and Nectar by Katie Baldwin Eng (Axial Theater). She also directs webseries, short films and music videos. She is one half of the performance art duo Elfant along with her partner, drummer John Bollinger, creating multi-media interactive works around identity. She has devised work with Bennington College students, was a 2016 Teaching Fellow at Brooklyn College and teaches project building and character creation in the MFA Visual Narrative program at the School of Visual Arts. BA Emerson College, MFA Brooklyn College. Upcoming work includes Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. at the University of Rochester International Theatre Program.
ALEX TROW (Performer) is a New York-based actor and writer. Her NYC credits include London Wall (Mint Theater), Flamingo (Sanguine Theater Co.), Straight (Acorn Theater Off-Broadway), and Scarlett Fever (NY Fringe Fest). Regional credits include: I Now Pronounce (Humana Festival @ Actor's Theatre of Louisville), Mad Love (Northern Stage, world premiere; NJ Rep), Owners (Yale Rep), and Othello (Shakespeare Santa Cruz). TV/Web: "The Good Fight," "Blue Bloods," "Twenty Five," "Cooking for One with the Crying Chef" (Best Actress Award, ITV Fest), "Inappropriate Jane Austen" (NYTVFest Women in Film Award). Alex received a BA and an MFA from Yale University. www.alextrow.com