raw pasta aug 7-10

Part of Ice Factory 2019 at new ohio theatre

 
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About Raw Pasta

Five men start a week long intensive entitled "Facing Toxic Masculinity." Sam is here because his wife won't return his calls. Also his daughter blocked him on Facebook. It's only day two and now he must interact with a real live woman named Pocket. It's his second child's birthday next week and he’s desperate to figure out how to be less of a douchebag in time.

CAST AND CREW

Jaclyn Biskup, Director    Jaclyn Biskup  is a director and producer working in theatre, television, and film. She is the recipient of an Emmy and Peabody nomination for her work on the digital series, THE SECRET LIFE OF MUSLIMS and currently works as an associate producer at New Ohio Theatre. She is the assistant to Tony Award winning director Anna Shapiro on the Broadway debut of STRAIGHT WHITE MEN (Young Jean Lee) for Second Stage at the Helen Hayes. Her work in the theatre spans nearly two decades. As the founding artistic director of The Mill, she has directed and produced over 20 productions including the Chicago premieres of VENUS (Suzan-Lori Parks) and THE PRIVATE OF LIVES OF ESKIMOS (OR 16 WORDS FOR SNOW) (Ken Urban.) In NYC, work directed includes NICHOLAS, MAEVE, MARIANNE (Matthew Stephen Smith) one of Indie Theatre Now's 20 Best of NYC Fringe, HOT STEAMS (Zach Wegner), and IT’S JUST WEIRD NOW (Halley Feiffer). Her work has been seen at MCC, Rattlestick, Dixon Place, and the NYC International Fringe. She has assisted on productions at Steppenwolf, The Public, and The American Musical Theatre Workshop. She has worked on digital projects for PBS NOVA, Delta Air Lines, Caltech, Harvard, and others and holds a BA in Theater from Northern Illinois University and an MFA in Directing and Theatrical Production from Northwestern University.

Jaclyn Biskup, Director

Jaclyn Biskup is a director and producer working in theatre, television, and film. She is the recipient of an Emmy and Peabody nomination for her work on the digital series, THE SECRET LIFE OF MUSLIMS and currently works as an associate producer at New Ohio Theatre. She is the assistant to Tony Award winning director Anna Shapiro on the Broadway debut of STRAIGHT WHITE MEN (Young Jean Lee) for Second Stage at the Helen Hayes. Her work in the theatre spans nearly two decades. As the founding artistic director of The Mill, she has directed and produced over 20 productions including the Chicago premieres of VENUS (Suzan-Lori Parks) and THE PRIVATE OF LIVES OF ESKIMOS (OR 16 WORDS FOR SNOW) (Ken Urban.) In NYC, work directed includes NICHOLAS, MAEVE, MARIANNE (Matthew Stephen Smith) one of Indie Theatre Now's 20 Best of NYC Fringe, HOT STEAMS (Zach Wegner), and IT’S JUST WEIRD NOW (Halley Feiffer). Her work has been seen at MCC, Rattlestick, Dixon Place, and the NYC International Fringe. She has assisted on productions at Steppenwolf, The Public, and The American Musical Theatre Workshop. She has worked on digital projects for PBS NOVA, Delta Air Lines, Caltech, Harvard, and others and holds a BA in Theater from Northern Illinois University and an MFA in Directing and Theatrical Production from Northwestern University.

Maya Macdonald, Playwright   Maya Macdonald is a playwright and native of New York City. Her plays as been seen and heard at The Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, The New Ohio, Echo Theater Company, Bushwick Starr, New Dramatists, Ensemble Studio Theatre, MCC Theater Young Playwrights, Three Legged Dog, The Flea, Rising Phoenix Rep, JACK, Dixon Place, and DePaul University. Her plays include: Brunch, (Honorable Mention 2016 Relentless Award, Semi-Finalist 2018 O'Neil Playwrights Conference, Semi-Finalist 2018 Bay Area Playwrights Festival, and Semi-Finalist Theatre503’s Playwriting Award in London), Three Anne Franks (Finalist, Rattlestick Playwrights Commission), Raw Pasta (Semi-Finalist 2019 O’Neill Playwrights Conference, Semi-Finalist 2019 Seven Devils Playwrights Conference), Leave the Balcony Open (Finalist 2011 Princess Grace Award). Her play Raw Pasta will be presented this summer as a part of ICE Factory at The New Ohio. She received her BA from Bennington College and an MFA from Hunter College under the guidance of Annie Baker, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins & Brigade Mullins where she received the Irv Zarkowr Award for Excellence.

Maya Macdonald, Playwright

Maya Macdonald is a playwright and native of New York City. Her plays as been seen and heard at The Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, The New Ohio, Echo Theater Company, Bushwick Starr, New Dramatists, Ensemble Studio Theatre, MCC Theater Young Playwrights, Three Legged Dog, The Flea, Rising Phoenix Rep, JACK, Dixon Place, and DePaul University. Her plays include: Brunch, (Honorable Mention 2016 Relentless Award, Semi-Finalist 2018 O'Neil Playwrights Conference, Semi-Finalist 2018 Bay Area Playwrights Festival, and Semi-Finalist Theatre503’s Playwriting Award in London), Three Anne Franks (Finalist, Rattlestick Playwrights Commission), Raw Pasta (Semi-Finalist 2019 O’Neill Playwrights Conference, Semi-Finalist 2019 Seven Devils Playwrights Conference), Leave the Balcony Open (Finalist 2011 Princess Grace Award). Her play Raw Pasta will be presented this summer as a part of ICE Factory at The New Ohio. She received her BA from Bennington College and an MFA from Hunter College under the guidance of Annie Baker, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins & Brigade Mullins where she received the Irv Zarkowr Award for Excellence.