A World Premiere
Opens at New Jersey Repertory Company on February 7
Written by Saviana Stanescu
Directed by Jeff Zinn
Michael Samuel Kaplan
Set design by Jessica Parks
Lighting design by Jill Nagle
Sound design by Merek Royce Press
Costume design by Patricia E. Doherty
Properties by Jessica Parks
Technical director, Michael Carroll
Stage manager, Jennifer Tardibuono
This quirky comedy explores the biochemistry of job loss, motherhood and desire – as well as the personal science of turning worker ants into queens, while surviving the world of ants and humans – with an accent.
Saviana Stănescu (PLAYWRIGHT) is a Romanian-born award-winning playwright. Her work has been widely presented internationally and in the US. Recent productions include “For a Barbarian Woman” (a co-production Fordham/EST directed by Niegel Smith), “Aliens with extraordinary skills”at Women’s Project (published by Samuel French), “Bechnya” at Hudson Theatre in LA, "Waxing West" (2007 New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Full-length Script) at La MaMa Theatre, and many more. Ms Stanescu has published books of poetry and drama including “The New York Plays”, “Aliens With Extraordinary Skills”, “Waxing West”, "Google me!", "Black Milk" and "The Inflatable Apocalypse” (Best Play of the Year UNITER Award in 2000). Saviana holds an MA in Performance Studies (Fulbright fellow) and an MFA in Dramatic Writing (John Golden Award for excellence in playwriting, shared with Rajiv Joseph) from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, where she is on faculty in the Drama Department. She also teaches playwriting at Primary Stages – Einhorn School of Performing Arts (ESPA).Ms Stanescu is the Director of Eastern European Exchange for The Lark Play Development Center, the curator of playgroundzero for undergroundzerofestival, and the founder/president of Immigrant Artists and Scholars in New York.
Interview with Saviana Stanescu and Jeff Zinn
Interview with Saviana Stanescu on nytheatre.com