TCT proudly presents the U.S. Premiere of hot dog by Sarah Kosar
Featuring Sally Bondi as Dog,
Niki Fridh, Ann Marie Olson, & Mark Duncan
MAY 15 - JUNE 1, 2014
Nova Southeastern University
Black Box Theatre | Don Taft University Center
3301 College Avenue, Davie, FL 33314
May 15 (Preview), 8pm
May 16, 8pm (Opening Night)
May 17, 8pm
May 18, 3pm (Talkback & Book Signing w/ Playwright, Director & Cast to follow show)
May 22, 8pm
May 23, 8pm
May 24, 8pm
May 25, 3pm
May 29, 8pm
May 30, 8pm
May 31, 8pm
June 1, 3pm & 7pm (2 shows Closing Day)
For questions or to reserve tickets by phone, call 813.220.1546
About the Play
Remember all those adages about dogs? In Sarah Kosar's
biting dark comedy, those adages compel the story in ways that will surprise you. Meet
Dog. She's feisty, stubborn, and rather blue. She lives
next door to her daughter, Maryanne, and
her son-in-law, Michael, who desperately wants a new pet. After years of
caring for Dog, Maryanne is tired as a, yep, you guessed it, so she
calls on her sister Carol to throw her a bone and return home to help
out. What ensues is a funny, disturbing, and thought provoking exploration of what it means to give and receive care.
About the Playwright
Sarah Kosar is an American writer for stage and screen living in London. Her play hot dog received
its world premiere in March 2013 at The Last Refuge, London and was produced by
Decent and published by Playdead Press. Pennsylvania State University has included the play in the syllabus for its Women in Theatre course.
Sarah holds a double BA from Pennsylvania State University in both Theatre and
Film. She moved to London following university and received a Masters in
Writing for Stage and Broadcast Media from the Royal Central School of
Speech and Drama in 2011. Sarah received a distinction on her
dissertation play Egg, and it was featured in a showcase of commended plays submitted to the BBC’s International Playwriting Competition.
London, Sarah has worked with The Royal Court, Hampstead Theatre, Soho
Theatre, Theatre Centre, The Roundhouse, The Lyric Hammersmith,
Descent, the BBC, The Old Red Lion, Southwark Playhouse, Arch 468 and
more. She has taken part in the Royal Court Young Writers Programme,
Royal Court Studio Invitation Group, Lyric Young Writers, and Soho
She recently worked
as a Hampstead Theatre Associate Writer with Theatre Centre as part of
Skylines, an initiative for writers to create work for young audiences.
She also wrote Hashtag, a short radio play in conjunction with Hampstead Theatre and Roundhouse Radio for 12-16 year olds.
In America, her first play Phyllis was selected and published for The Cultural Conversations Festival in State College, Pennsylvania.
Sarah works as a Literary Associate for Orange Tea Theatre, Netherlands and has also worked as a filmmaker in stop motion.
About the Production Image by Donna Sanna
The vintage anthropomorphic image you see above (entitled "Bebe") is the work of artist Donna Sanna. "Bebe" and several other images by Donna will be available for purchase at hot dog performances for a discounted price of $12. The 5X7 images are signed by the artist.
Born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA, Donna Sanna's
anthropomorphic digital artwork can be found in a myriad of public and
private art collections both in the U.S. and abroad. Most notably, in 2011
"Ramsey" became part of the permanent collection at the Rochester
Museum of Fine Arts in New Hampshire. She is a lifelong supporter of
animal welfare and has contributed to numerous fundraising events
through her artwork. Donna currently works full time as a bookkeeper and
resides in West Chester, PA with her family. To see more of Donna's work, visit her Etsy page.
~Thinking Cap Theatre is the guest resident theatre at Nova Southeastern University~