Hot Topic: Veanne Cox - Tony Nominated and Obie Award winning Actress - at DiverseWorks for 2 more shows!Posted by: swaganon 2009/10/2 12:40:00 1021 reads Tony nominated and Obie Award winning actress Veanne Cox stars in Ain Gordon's "A Disaster Begins" at DiverseWorks Friday and Saturday Oct 2 & 3, 8pm. All tickets: PAY WHAT YOU WANT! no late seating.
Cox -who has appeared on Broadway in "Caroline, or Change," "The Dinner Party," "Company" (Tony, Drama Desk nominations);
and on Seinfeld, Sex in the City and Henry Fool - plays Muriel Halstead a "disaster writer" who explores her unbreakable bond with the devastating Galveston hurricane that decimated the Texas island in 1900. She appears with little more than a glass and pitcher of water to tell her tale of the storm, and unravels with it the shocking truth behind her experiences of presidential corruption, pubescent despair, patriotic fervor, pre-marital passion, and otherwise unfortunate fits of writerâ€™s block.
Playwright and Director Ain Gordon has been writing and directing since 1984. He is a three-time Obie Award-winner, a two-time NYFA Fellow; and a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellow in Playwriting. His most recent play, In This Place â€¦, was produced in NYC by 651ARTS, opening their 20th anniversary season. His work has been commissioned and or presented by diverse venues including the Mark Taper Forum (CA), Performance Space 122 (NYC), George Street Playhouse (NJ), New York Theater Workshop (NYC), The Krannert Center (IL), Dance Place (DC), Jacobâ€™s Pillow (MA), and Soho Rep. (NYC) to name a few. Gordon also appeared in the Off-Broadway run of Spalding Gray: Stories Left To Tell, and has written for NBCâ€™s â€œWill & Grace.â€