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About the Show

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Premiering October 2018 at The New York International Fringe Festival

A Production of The Present Theater Company

“Serving Brûlée” is a 50-minute comedy centered around “Serving Brûlée with Lila Das,” a daytime cooking show debuting to critical acclaim.

In the show’s premiere episode, host Lila Das takes an unwitting guest, graduate student Michelle Stiles, along the many routes modern women take to batter & blister themselves into delectable, camera-ready perfection. As Lila demonstrates, it isn’t enough to just serve crème brûlée – we must also Be the Brûlée.

Flawlessness is in! However, a tiny misstep reveals that this highly coveted recipe comes with a dark secret.

With a little bit of style, a little bit of wickedness, and a whole lot of sass, “Serving Brûlée” is an ode to the roads women travel to bring forth their best selves…and how sometimes, we end up rescuing each other along the way.

 

Cast & Crew

Soné Anandpara

Writer, Actress, Producer

Soné Anandpara is a writer and actress living in New York City. She is a student of The Barrow Group Theater Company, and has studied improv & sketch at Magnet Theater and the Upright Citizens Brigade. Soné is the creator of the weekly satirical news column, These United Scrapes, and previously wrote for “The Box,” an intersectional feminist comedy show.

Ivy Hong

Actress

Ivy Hong studies and performs improv at the Magnet Theater and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Along with performing in Pantomonium Productions’ original musicals every winter, she has performed in stage productions for Living Dead in Denmark and Final Curtain: The Last of Ed Wood. She has also appeared in video content for College Humor.

 

Chelsea B. Lockie

Director

Chelsea B. Lockie is originally from Elko Nevada, “The Home of Cowboy Poetry”. Her niche is in developing new works in theater and film, ranging from dark comedy to political thrillers and emotionally-driven character dramas. Recent credits include “Radical” by Sergio Castillo, presented at the NAACP conference in North Carolina; “Coming Out”, a new web pilot produced by Hapa Media; and “Woe is She”, an 8-part web series produced by Kave LLC.

 

Claudia Toth

Stage Manager

Claudia Toth’s stage management credits include Rescue Rue at the Muse; Tentacles in various productions, most recently the 2018 Pittsburgh Fringe Festival; Radiance; The Rest of Your Life; and Life on Earth at Axial Theater, Born of a Fairytale at Vacant Lot Theater, and Swell in the Brick Theatre’s 2014 Comic Book Theater Festival. Claudia is also the Artistic Associate and Resident Stage Manager with Dramatic Adventure Theatre.

Meredith Yannuzzi

Producer

Meredith Yannuzzi is an actor, writer, producer, and director. Most recently, she produced the short film, Naan-Conforming, which she starred in, directed, and wrote. She lives in Astoria, Queens and is a member of New York Women in Film & TV (NYWIFT). Find out more at www.meredithyannuzzi.com.

Emma Cavalier

Associate Producer

Emma Cavalier is an actor, voice talent, writer, director, and producer originally from Brooklyn. She has traveled extensively for work in theater and film. Most recently, she performed a principle role in David O. Russell’s American Hustle; produced a film with fellow producer, Meredith Yannuzzi; and is currently immersed in an apprenticeship with voice talents Pat Fraley and Joan Baker.