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October 12-30 
NOMA's Besthoff Sculpture Garden Amphitheater

Directed by A.J. Allegra

It’s summer on the Northshore and everyone is miserable! Simon loves Mandi, but Mandi loves Connie, but Connie loves Nina, but Nina loves Barry, and Barry just loves himself. All anyone wants to do is cross the damn causeway and get back to New Orleans. This world premiere local comedy by NOLA Project playwright Gab Reisman (TASTE, CATCH THE WALL, FLOOD CITY) takes a Russian classic and transports it to our day and age in hilarious and touching ways.  

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Gab Reisman

Gab Reisman's plays explore the ways place writes itself on our bodies- examining the connections between geography, history, and identity. Inherently queer and keenly irreverent her work looks at what it means to live on the precipice of chaos.

Besides her own work, Gab builds immersive and devised performances in non-traditional spaces, most recently with utopia-based trio Bender/Mars/Reisman, and her own incubator Brooklyn Yard.

Gab has developed work with Fusebox, Clubbed Thumb, Page 73, Sundance Theatre Lab, and the Playwrights' Center among others. She's received commissions from the Humana Festival of New Plays, EST/Sloan Project, the NOLA Project, New Plays at Barnard, Clubbed Thumb, and ZACH Theatre.

Gab is a MacDowell Fellow, an Orchard Project, Ingram New Works, I-73, and New Victory Lab alum and a former NNPN Playwright in Residence. Her plays Spindle Shuttle Needle and Catch the Wall have appeared on multiple Kilroys Lists and won the Holland New Voices Award. Gab has taught playwriting and theatre making at the University of New Orleans, NYU, and SUNY Purchase. MFA: UT Austin

Gab splits her time between NYC and New Orleans, where she moonlights as a realtor named Gigi and is developing a new piece about Jewish identity and the Florida real estate boom/bust of the 1920s.

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