Congratulations to Murray Brozinsky – Playwright
of Heavenly Bodies!
Week Two Winner of
Heavenly Bodies was directed by Rachel Casparian and Choreographed by Jennifer Sowden. The talented cast included: Ben Brown, Amy-Helene Carlson, Lauren Karaman and Katya Collazo.
About the Play:
Through sheer physics, GRAVITY (as in ‘the force of gravity’) tries to attract a hot planet (and goddess of love) – VENUS, Jupiter’s smallest moon (and Phoenician goddess) -EUROPA, and the moon goddess – SELENE. But he soon realizes that when it comes to attraction, things are not always so simple. And he learns the hard way there exists a force in the Universe more powerful than himself.
About the Cast and Creative Team:
MURRAY BROZINSKY [Playwright] is a San Francisco-based writer and entrepreneur. His stories have appeared in various literary journals and sites, including: 3711 Atlantic, 400 Words, Ascent Aspirations, Brink, Duck & Herring Pocket Field Guides, Danse Macabre, decomP, Defestration, Healthline, Laughter Loaf, GHOTI, Opium Magazine, Peeks & Valleys, Prose Toad, Rumble, Science Creative Quarterly, Shine Journal, The Big Jewel, Wired Magazine, and Yankee Pot Roast. He has read at San Francisco’s InsideStoryTime reading series. Murray writes and speaks frequently about various scientific and healthcare topics. He has also written a few short plays: Winner of the Cuppers contest in Oxford (UK). Finalists in the Pint-sized Plays contest in Wales and at Theatre Oxford (MS)
Rachel Casparian [Director] Rachel is an actor, writer and director, currently serving as Creative Director of Naked Angels’ Tuesdays@9 and Artistic Director of Core Artists Ensemble. Recent directing credits include Throws of Love by Amy Staats and 3,000 Reasons by Robin Rothstein. So grateful for the talents of the Heavenly Bodies cast! More at rachelcasparian.com.
Lauren Karaman [Venus] Lauren is an actress and plus-size model. Selected NY credits include: Holding the Man (Tom Kirdahy Productions), When I Started Dating Men (Dixon Place), and Meet Fat Barbie (The Amoralists). As a model, Lauren has walked in NYFW and worked for clients such as Lane Bryant, Christian Siriano, Refinery29 and supermodel Ashley Graham’s line, Addition Elle. Check out her videos and interviews on Refinery29, where she was named one of “Six Inspirational Women Redefining Typical Body Types.” UNCSA graduate www.laurenkaraman.com
Katya Collazo [Selene] Katya is a New York City-based actor. Recent credits include Velma in Birdbath (Actors Studio Drama School); Perdita in The Winters Tale (South Dakota Shakespeare Festival). She appeared in numerous short films, including The Object of Her Desire, which she starred in, co-produced, and wrote. www.katyacollazo.com
Amy-Helene Carlson [Europa] Am-Helene is a graduate of the William Esper Studio, and a regular at Naked Angels: Tuesday’s @9.