‘Burgh Vivant will film live on Friday, November 15th from Arcade Comedy Theater at 10pm, as a prelude to an evening performance of the short play HOTLINE, by Cheryl Navo, produced by Thoreau, NM.
Over cocktails, Brian Edward, host of ‘Burgh Vivant, will interview Thoreau, NM Artistic Director Lance Eric-Skapura before a live audience on topics of theatre, the development of HOTLINE, and bizarre telephone trivia. Questions will also be taken from the audience. The live episode of ‘Burgh Vivant will be immediately followed by a performance of HOTLINE, starring Joel Ambrose, Lisa Germ, and Ayne Terciera.
HOTLINE is an award winning one-act play, featured recently in the 2013 Pittsburgh New Works Festival. It follows the exploits of Operator 72, who is training to be a Counselor for the SILT (Socially Inappropriate Language Therapy) Hotline. SILT is a method of therapy invented by Dr. Fergus Guggenheim whose years of research led him to conclude that subjects in stressful situations were able to lower their stress levels and deal with their problems more effectively when they used socially inappropriate language to release negative energy. Operator 72s last hurdle before accreditation as a SILT counselor is a monitored solo call. Caller Janine telephones with a unique problem that she is unable to “swear” away.
Playwright Cheryl Navo is a Department of Defense employee stationed in Germany. She has been involved in community theatre since December 2009 when she played Sister Margaretta in the KMC Onstage production of “Sound of Music.” Cheryl directed “101 Dalmatians” for KMC Onstage, which garnered seven awards, including ‘Best Debut Director,’ during the 2011 U.S. Army Europe Festival of One Act Plays. She costumed “Seussical” and “Greater Tuna” for the Baumholder Hilltop Theater and was charge artist for KMC Onstage’s “Frozen,” for which she won three U.S. Army IMCOM-Europe 2012 Tournament of Plays ‘Toppers’ Awards. She wrote the one-act play, “Parade of Queens,” which garnered four awards during the 2013 U.S. Army Europe Festival of One Act Plays. Cheryl is cast as Meredith in the upcoming production of “Batboy: the Musical” and is directing “God of Carnage,” both for the Baumholder Hilltop Theater. “Hotline” is her second one-act play.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/505932