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Broken Pieces
We are the Broken Pieces. And we can be put back together again.
By Mateo Moreno
Presented by Happily Bohemian, in association
with Athena Theatre
Benefitting Planned Parenthood

Thursday 7/12 @5:45pm-7:15pm
Sunday 7/15 @9:30pm-11pm
Friday 7/20 @5:30pm-7:00pm
Sunday 7/22 @5:30pm-7pm
Saturday 7/28 @3:15pm-4:45pm
Monday 7/30 @7:15pm-8:45pm

Broken Pieces is a collection of stories of love, loss, trials, race, and loss of freedom that plague our everyday society. Stories that take broken moments from our everyday lives and finds the beauty and pain within. There are six stories within our show, but countless other stories to be told. Through each story, we attempt to both shine a light and comb through the darkness of injustices that come through our everyday lives, both in small and large ways. We are the Broken Pieces of the world. And we can be put back together again.

MATEO MORENO is a playwright and actor whose last production played a sold out run at Symphony Space in 2016. His four plays (Happily After Tonight, Within These Walls, Bohemian Valentine, Paper Airplanes) have all been produced in the Midwest and in the NY tri-state area. As an actor, he is the proud recipient of two past Planet Connections Acting Awards (Fix Number Six, Snipped/Cut/Tied), Won “Audience Favorite” for his portrayal of Father Collins in Pride & Prejudice (interACT), and has appeared in numerous Off Broadway and Indie Theatre Productions and film/TV. Recent acting theatre credits include: The Vengeance Room (Fridgid Festival, Step1), The King-Anning (One Act Play Fest), Villain DeBlanks (by Billy Mitchell feat. Brenda Braxton), City of Glass (Off Broadway, UTC #61), Mami’s House (Artists United For Puerto Rico), The Rocky Horror Show (The Theatre Company), The Public Domain (Lincoln Center). Recent Film/Recording include The Moose Head Over the Mantel (Feature Film, 1st AD), Long Time Coming (Music Video, co-star), One Shot (Music Video, Director), and his voice can be heard on the OBC recording of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812. Last year he hosted two award shows: “The 2017 Planet Connections Festivity Awards” and “The Redacted Festival” (co-hosted with Nicole Aiken). He also write reviews for the website “The ArtsWireWeekly” and is a board member of Athena Theatre.

JANET BENTLEY is a director, dramaturg, writer, actor, sound designer, composer, producer, and musician. She holds an MFA in dramaturgy from the University of Iowa, a BA in theatre from the University of South Florida, and has multiple years training and experience in piano, dance, voice (opera and musical theatre), acting, and teaching theatre. Some favorite New York directing credits include world premieres of The Dark and Our Fantasia by John Patrick Shanley (directing at Nylon Fusion Theatre Company), The Wife to the Headless Horseman by Don Nigro (in “Tales With Teeth” w/ Nylon Fusion @ Planet Connections 2018), Brooklyn (Cain’s Adventure) by Mario Fratti (Theater for the New City), Mr. Chekhov and Mr. Porter (directing & development @ Medicine Show Theatre), Basement by Michael Hagins (Roly Poly Productions @ The Gene Frankel Theatre), an original dance-play called Horse (Planet Connections 2017 – nominated for 10 awards), The Troubadour Struck by Lightning by Ed Malin (directing at FringeNYC 2016), Abu Casem’s Slippers by August Strindberg (directing at Strindberg Repertory), Blankets and Bedtime: 3 Restless Plays by Erik Champney (producing and directing at Planet Connections Theatre Festivity), and After Tartuffe by Judy Klass (directing at Fresh Fruit Festival @ The Wild Project), This Round’s On Us (director/playwright in multiple festivals with Nylon Fusion – since 2013). Regional directing credits include As You Like It, The Pillowman, Baal, The Woman From the Sea, Time on Fire, Parallel Lives, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, and Randy Noojin’s The Knife Trick. Upcoming: Brooklyn (Cain’s Adventure) by Mario Fratti (Theatre for the New City – April-May 2018). Janet is co-artistic director of the newly formed Roly Poly Productions and a member of Nylon Fusion Theatre.

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