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The Return of the Singspiel: Joshua Conkel

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Friday, October 5, 2012
- | Segal Theatre

The House of Von Macrame

Joshua Conkel

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“The most original queer playwright of his generation.”
Doric Wilson, founder of Caffe Cino

As a famous biographer attempts to get closer to reclusive and eccentric fashion designer Edsel Von Macrame, a psychic model is tormented by a series of occult murders within the industry. The House of Von Macrame is a pop horror fashion spectacle exploring taste, elitism, and iconoclasts in the spirit of glamorous 70s horror films such as Suspiria and The Eyes of Laura Mars.

Artists Involved: Book by Joshua Conkel; music and lyrics by Matt Marks; directed by Nick Leavens.

Lead Artist: JOSHUA CONKEL is a writer of plays, graphic novels and TV pilots. He is also a Navy brat from rural Washington State. Plays include MilkMilkLemonade (Best Off Off Broadway Show of 2009-NY Press, published by Playscripts), The Chalk Boy (Published by Original Works Publishing), Lonesome Winter (co-written with Megan Hill), The Sluts of Sutton Drive, I Wanna Destroy You and Sprawl as well as countless short plays, of which he is a prolific and enthusiastic writer. Conkel’s work has been seen all over the country as well as internationally and he was recently featured in Next Magazine’s “Who’s Next” issue. Conkel’s work has been developed by The Management, Soho Rep, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Old Vic/New Voices, Dixon Place, The Flea and more. He is a member of The Management, where he served as Artistic Director for six years, as well as a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Soho Rep Writers/Directors Lab, Sons of Tennessee, and The Dramatists Guild. He is currently finishing a graphic novel adaptation of The Chalk Boy for First Second Books, an imprint of Macmillan, and editing his first short film, Power Lunch. Alumnist of Youngblood and the TS Eliot Old Vic US/UK Exchange. BFA in theater, Cornish College of the Arts. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Upcoming: Opens at The Bushwick Starr in January 2013.



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