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Seeking Asylum by Mari Kornhauser




Co-produced by Art Klub and reese johanson (collective)

Directed by, Reese Johanson
Starring Shameka Grey and Lisa Shattuck
Costumes by Dana Marie Embree
Set and sound design by DopeFuxxx

Mari Kornhauser is an artist in residence at Art Klub during the months of December 2018 through February 2019 with the intention to work on and present a work-in-progress showing of her new one-act play, "Seeking Asylum".

Performances: Feb. 8, 9 and 10
Doors and pre-show: 7:30pm
Showtime: 8pm
Q & A and Discussions with artists after each performance
(Running time 1 hour)
$12 in advanced, $18 at the door
(Tickets will go on sale Jan 7th)

“Seeking Asylum” is a one-act, two character, audience interactive play that takes place in the future world of 2040, based on early 20th Century Immigration polices but explores the issue of seeking asylum in today’s United States.'

The place: a point of entry for the nation of Texas at the Louisiana nation's border.


Playwright Bio

Mari Kornhauser is an award winning writer/director with three feature films produced and distributed. She has worked on assignment for various studios such as Sony and 20th Century Fox and sold a reality pilot to A & E. She also writes for television, her most recent produced credits are for HBO’s Peabody award winning show TREME, created by David Simon and Eric Overmyer. One of her episodes, “Slip Away” was a Pen Finalist. Recently, she wrote her first three-act play, “Renovation”, which was work-shopped and produced by ArtSpot Productions in New Orleans. Currently, she has finished an audience interactive one-act play, “Seeking Asylum”, created a web-series (the pilot is in post production) and is developing a one-hour television series. In addition, she is a tenured Full Professor at Louisiana State University where she teaches film and television writing at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. She lives in New Orleans.

Earlier Event: February 9
Art Klub's after p-ART-y!
Later Event: February 11
Kids Brass Jam (Winter Session)