"Codes of Contact"
Opens November 12 At Fort Point

On the heels of having been described by Boston Magazine as "a unique initiative in the performing arts in the city," Fort Point Theatre Channel will present "Codes Of Conduct: Plays About Women and Men" -- consisting of the premiere of two one-act plays: "Trapped Inside a Low-fat Twinkie" by Silvia Graziano and "Sunday with Joy" by James Swindell. Performances run November 12 -19 at the Plaza Black Box Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts.

"Trapped Inside a Low-fat Twinkie," directed by Dawn Simmons, tells the story of an on-again, off-again relationship between a man and a woman -- and an obsession with low-fat Twinkies. The question is, which is healthier, the relationship or the ingredients of a Twinkie?

The cast for "Low-fat Twinkie" includes Tim Hoover, Rory Kulz, Greer Rooney, Nick Thorkelson, Ally Tully and Amy West.

"Sunday with Joy," directed by Dani Duggan, is described as a display of consummate word craftsmanship as audiences follow Joy disregarding the rules of her marriage and trying her hand at driving that relationship. "Sunday with Joy" received a reading by Main Street Theater at the Ovations Night Club in 2006, in Houston, Texas. This marks its first full production for the stage.

The cast for "Sunday with Joy" includes Christie Lee Gibson, Frances Idlebrook, Christine Power, Paul Shafer and Robin JaVonne Smith.

Silvia Graziano is the co-artistic director and resident playwright of Fort Point Theatre Channel. Her "The Romantic" was produced in FPTC's "Gods, Monsters, and the Other" play festival in 2008. Most recently, her short play "Heads or Tales?” was part of FeverFest 2010 in Boston. Other works include the prose poems "A Slightly Sick Feeling" and "Pussy Willow," the short play "Mourning the Narcissist," a poem/video script "Boys Running: A True Confession," and the script for the short film, "The Lumber Yard." In the September issue of Boston Magazine, Graziano was honored as a "New Revolutionary.

James Swindell worked throughout his life behind the scenes in technical roles at many theaters. He has been lighting designer, sound designer, set designer, stage manager, and house manager at such theaters as Main Street Theater and Stages Theater in Houston, the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, and the Clarence Brown Theatre at the University of Tennessee. Among his many works, he has written two opera librettos for composer Mark Warhol, co-founder of Fort Point Theatre Channel and artistic director of Ensemble Warhol.
For information and tickets, stop by the Boston Center for the Arts box office lat 539 Tremont Street, call 617-933-6600 or visit www.bostontheatrescene.com.

-- OnStage Boston



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