An Evening with AMANDINE, A New Musical, featuring host Craig Lucas and performances by Mike Albo, Justin Bond, Colman Domingo, Michelle Federer and Taylor Mac, is set for 7 p.m. tonight, June 19, 2012, at The Loft at Judson Memorial Church, located at 55 Washington Square South, NYC. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres begin at 6 p.m. For tickets and more information, click here.
Join legendary performers of the downtown theater scene for a sumptuous evening: gourmet food and drink, surprise performances, and a sneak peak at a riveting new musical, Amandine. Based on a true story, Amandine’s unique journey begins in 18th century France where she is caught between genders in a time of conformity. Unsure of who or what she is, Amandine discovers what it means to be a woman and a man in a world that demands a choice… a world not too different from our own.
Tickets: $125 each ($75 is a tax-deductible contribution). All money raised will go toward the October 2012 premiere at Dixon Place of: Amandine: A New Musical, with Music & Lyrics by Lance Horne, Book & Lyrics by Winter Miller, Conceived by Josh Hecht & Winter Miller and Directed by Josh Hecht. All artists subject to change.
Winter Miller’s plays include In Darfur, The Penetration Play, Paternity, Conspicuous Cake and Ice Cream and Home/Away. She is developing The Arrival (Sundance Institute Playwriting Fellow 2010, Voice and Vision 2010), and FUQs with Daphne Rubin-Vega.
Winter Miller’s plays have been produced or developed at: The Public, The Guthrie, Sundance, The New Group, 13P, The Donmar Warehouse, Theater J, Rattlestick, Keen Company, The Cherry Lane, Tricycle, New Georges, Geva, The Horizon, The Mosaic, The Playwrights Center Playlabs, Theatre Askew, Hourglass, Synapse and The 52nd Street Project.
In Darfur premiered at The Public Theater, followed by a standing room only performance at their 1800-seat venue in Central Park, a first for a play by a woman. The play won the 2006 “Two-Headed Challenge” commission from the Guthrie and the Playwrights Center.
Winter authored The Penetration Play, Cake and Ice Cream, and Conspicuous among others. She is at work on The Arrival (Sundance Institute Playwriting Fellow 2010) and the musical Something’s Wrong With Amandine (Theaterworks, Electric Pear and an upcoming New York Theater Workshop Monday @3). Her plays have been published and performed in London, Uganda, Canada and regionally.
In 2007, Voices of Uganda brought Winter to Northern Uganda to write plays for a group of youth whose lives had been devastated by war and AIDS. Her monologue about a Ugandan grandmother, Lifelines has been performed at fundraising events by Ruby Dee, Allison Janney and Liv Ullman. The Ugandan youth group formed a theater troupe and with NGO assistance performs the plays in Luo for refugees living in nearby camps. The experience is documented in a forthcoming feature film.
The Penetration Play is published by Playscripts and excerpted in Smith & Kraus’ Best Stage Scenes 2005 and Best Monologues 2005. Her monologue, Mother to Son is published in Eve Ensler’s anthology A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer, (Random House) and in the anthology “Best Women’s Monologues of The Millennium” (Applause). “Mother…” has toured cities across the U.S. with the photo exhibit, “Darfur/Darfur” and the documentary “The Devil Came on Horseback."