Mothers. Imagination. Food. Puppets.
Photo Credit: Samantha Kugler
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Glenn Marla is a Brooklyn-based theater artist, writer, art therapist, and beauty pageant queen (Miss LES, Mr. Coney Island). Time Out New York calls Glenn a “Downtown Prophet.” And The New York Times refers to Mx. Marla as “An obese transvestite in tights.” Glenn's solo work has toured festivals, community centers, galleries, theaters, clubs, and universities across the country. When not performing their own original visual and theatrical daring you may find them in such roles as Goddess of the Underworld in Justin Vivian Bond's Sissy Fix. Poppy Flower (original cast) in Taylor Mac’s Obie Award winning The Lily’s Revenge, or Pansy Flower in DavEnd’s F.A.G.G.O.T.S The Musical. Most recently Glenn was seen in the Pulitzer nominated and Edwin Booth Award winning 24 Decade History of Popular Music at St. Ann's Warehouse. Mx Marla is thrilled to be sharing this exciting new work at the Fridge Festival.
Kathe Mull (Director)
Kathe is the Founder/Artistic Director of Constructive Outrage Productions: Social Issues With A Solution, she has directed and developed over 20 plays for festivals in and around NYC over the past 10 years. Kathe recently directed A Gay Thing and At Sea for the Fresh Fruit Festival 2017, the Penis Papers for PortFringe in Maine and The Positively Absolutely… for Fringe Arts in Philadelphia. She was the recipient of the Best Director award for MidSummer Nights 2012. Kathe also directed Unedited Voices and Unedited Voices: The Rising powerful evenings of stories, songs and dance presented by survivors of domestic violence from the Upper Valley presented in Lebanon, New Hampshire in 2014 and 2016. Kathe is happy to be a part of the 1st Fridge Festival and work with Glenn Marla on Scarcity Freezer.
Chanelle Larios (Stage Manager) is a queer latinx stage and event manager. She holds a BA in Arts Management from SUNY Purchase and is the Resident Stage Manager at the Dance Theatre of Harlem. Her past production credits include: A Footnote in History (New Ohio Theatre), Gravity of Me Gone (Ars Nova), Desert of Light (Nuyorican Poets Cafe) and Taylor Mac's A 24 Decade History of Popular Music (St. Ann's Warehouse).
Managing Artistic Director, Press Liaison
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WILL JENNINGS (Tech Director) is a production manager and tech director working in New York. Recent productions include Butterfly (Heartbeat Opera), Carmen (Heartbeat Opera), Hunger Artist (The Tank), Streepshow (The Tank), and Mother of Invention (Abingdon Theatre Company). Will is the Managing Director of Critical Point Theatre and the Assistant Technical Director at Columbia.