Cosmic Orchid
       curating integrative theatre



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We are stoked to announce that 
The Hoodie Play 
was chosen for inclusion in 
The Best American Short Plays 2015-2016

Congratulations to our entire creative team!  

Eternal gratitude to our supportive audience
and generous donors!
The Voire Dire Project 1.5 was a fabulous success!  
Thanks to all who supported us & to a wonderful team of artists!
Click on the Play title to read:  "The Science Reviews":
DETERMINED WOMEN: Liz Amadio

DETERMINED WOMEN: Liz AmadioYour Host Coni Ciongoli Koepfinger interviews Cosmic Orchid's Liz Amadio on today's edition of Determined Women.Liz has a rich history in the Theatre - as dancer, poet, actor, playwright, director and producer - with credits spanning NY, regionally and abroad. Liz has moderated DAPLab, the Alumni Playwrights Lab at The New School for Drama, since its inception seven years ago and produces all their Readings, including Phase II, a season of full-length staged readings which launched in the Fall, 2013. It included her play Millennium Mom, soon to have a workshop production. Liz plays Militant Mom. Other mom roles Liz has recently played include Tattoo Mother in Merri Biechler's Occupation, Veteran Mother in Maria Micheles’ PhotoPlay, Mamo-O in Jorshi Taleon-Sonza’s Haiyan and Evelyn Swain in Killian Beldy’s The Surge. Liz is the Artistic Director of Cosmic Orchid, a new producer of integrative theatre which curates a synergy of performing and visual arts. The inaugural project, Voire Dire is slated for production later this year with the prototype project, The Hoodie Play, going into development later this Spring. Directing credits include garnering a Best Director nomination for George Cameron Grant's PUSH at the 2011 Strawberry Festival. Liz has an MFA from The Actors Studio Drama School, teaches and is a Dramatists Guild member. Liz just completed producing DAPLab’s Spring 2015 Reading series – staged readings of six full-length plays, which included her new play, Evolution: Among Statues.

Posted by Airplay on Monday, March 21, 2016
We are in pre-production for The Voire Dire Project. Announcements of the artists in the project are here.
We have a RocketHub campaign to fund the project here. 
We have production shots of The Hoodie Play here.
New York IT Awards
We were hoping to be part of The New York Innovative Theatre Awards with The Hoodie Play.  The IT Awards were organized to bring
recognition to the great work being done in Off-Off-Broadway and help create a community base for the estimated 40,000 artists
working in the Off-Off-Broadway venue.  Click on the link above to learn more and to vote for us!  Click 'Vote' on the left and register,
if you have not yet done so.

October 20, 2015 - Sadly, art imitates life - The Hoodie Play

October 20, 2015 - Sadly, art imitates life - The Hoodie Play Arrested for being a black man wearing a hoodie...Arrested for being a black man wearing a hoodie...




The Voire Dire Project is the inaugural production of Cosmic Orchid.  It is an integrative project 

where four theatrical teams (playwright, actors and director) each develop a one-act play inspired

by a separate work of visual art.  It culminates in a production of the performances of those plays

with a corresponding exhibition of the art that influenced them.  

We hope to be in the process in early 2016!


Our ultimate community outreach goal is to provide support to women in the shelter system by

using improvisational theatre to guide them through their personal story, promoting healing and empowering themselves toward new beginnings.  As we move forward with our art, we hope to 

engage Theatre Artists committed to this service.

 

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Cosmic Orchid is a fiscally sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Donations for the purposes of

Cosmic Orchid must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Cosmic Orchid is a fiscally sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Donations for the purposes
of Cosmic Orchid must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.