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HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL
FOLLOWING A SUCCESSFUL RUN AT LAST YEAR’S EDINBURGH FRINGE!
FLESH EATING TIGER is one of 7 productions being produced by Fierce Backbone in the Hollywood Fringe Fest this June.
Written & Directed by Amy Tofte
Vicious dark humor chronicles an affair under the influence in this Los Angeles premiere from writer/director Amy Tofte. He struggles with sobriety, She’s dependent on his affection. Scenes unravel with varying degrees of realism, absurdism and symbolism with some moments completely improvised. The line between acting in the play and what’s really happening between these two people is relentlessly blurred, just as addiction blurs a healthy relationship. We wouldn’t do these horrible things if they weren’t so much fun.
“The Fringe should be an explosion of new emerging writers and Amy Tofte can take her place amongst them with this piece.” from Edinburgh Fringe Review, 2011
“Tofte utilizes [sic] poignant monologues to contrast comedic double acts, helping create tenderly strong characters who drag the audience into the disorder.” from The Scotsman, Edinburgh Fringe, 2011
Flesh Eating Tiger
Underground Theatre – 1312-1314 N. Wilton Place
Sunday 6/10 @ 8:30pm
Saturday 6/16 @ 7pm
Monday 6/18 @ 8:30pm
Saturday 6/23 @ 7pm
AMY TOFTE (Playwright/Director)
Amy received her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) Writing for Performance program and was the first CalArts playwright selected for the Kennedy Center’s MFA Playwrights Residency during the summer of 2009. She also spent the last three summers at the Last Frontier Theatre Festival in Valdez, AK (2009, 2010, 2011) and has been produced twice at Edinburgh International Fringe Festival with FLOOZY in 2010 and FleshEatingTiger in 2011. Ms. Tofte is a big believer in the development process and a physical approach to understanding characters and the writing impulse. Amy, a proud member of The Dramatists Guild of America, Inc., is also a founding member of Fierce Backbone and President of the Board of Directors. She is very prolific and is probably writing or directing something as you’re looking at this.
GABRIELA TRIGO (Woman) is a recent graduate of the MFA Acting program at CalArts. Recent credits include Titania in The Fairy Queen, Woman in Flesh Eating Tiger (Edinburgh Fringe), Rita Allmers in Little Eyolf (Edinburgh Fringe), Phaedra in Phaedra’s Love, and The Actress in La Ronde. She is so excited to be roaring again with Sam and Amy in Flesh Eating Tiger!
SEAN WELCH recently appeared in Unplug Grandma at the Studio/Stage, and Car Play: She & Him at the Lounge Theatre both by Jeremy Kehoe. He won the 2003 COLSAC Award for Best Character Actor as schizophrenic Barry Klemper in The Boy’s Next Door at the COLSAC Theatre by Tom Griffin. Other notable credits include, the television series The Angry Klown, and the iconic soap opera General Hospital. He is a member of both Fierce Backbone and Theatre of NOTE. A product of coastal Orange County, CA, he attended undergraduate and graduate school at UCLA and Pepperdine University. Sean is a long-standing member of the ASPCA, HSUS, and the Surfrider Foundation.
SAM BREEN (Man) holds an MFA in acting from CalArts. He will next perform in Jessica Kubzanzky’s Macbeth (Antaeus Company). Past productions include Ole in Robert Cucuzza’s Hellzapoppin (CalArts), Ellen Geer’s The Three Musketeers (Theatricum Botanicum) and an ensemble member in János Szász’ Mother Courage (American Repertory Theater).
FIERCE BACKBONE is fielding an unprecedented 7 productions in the 3rd Annual Hollywood Fringe Festival this June, including 3 programs of shorts, 2 plays and 2 solo shows.
“The art of writing has for backbone some fierce attachment to an idea.” Virginia Woolf
Show times and individual press releases for other Fierce Backbone productions are available at www.hollywoodfringe.com.
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