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Cell Cycle by Cristina Pippa
In the heat of Americas war on terrorism, the Director of Counter-terrorism has cancer. One of his daughters seeks solace and hope in cancer research. The other turns to God.
The not-so-distant future. A research lab and a home in Washington (DC); and the inside of a cell. The scenes should almost overlap, even as they shift in place and time.
About This Playwright
Winner of the National Playwriting Award from Wichita State and finalist for the David
Mark Cohen Award, Cristina Pippa completed her B.A. at Columbia University and her M.F.A.
at the Iowa Playwrights Workshop, where she received the Iowa Fellowship for the Arts.
Pippa was recently in residency in Austin (TX) to co-write and direct a new play, which
premiered at the ArtSpark Festival. She has been commissioned by Avalon Theatre Company to
travel to Bosnia and Herzegovina and to write a play about Bosnian refugees in the Midwest
for production in 2007.
Pippa has also been commissioned by the Special School Foundation to write a play for tour
in St. Louis. Cristina's work has been produced and developed by the Hangar Theatre in
Ithaca (NY); Six Figures Theatre Company, Gallery Players, The Looking Glass Theatre, and
This Woman's Work Theatre Company in New York City; Axial Theater Company in Pleasantville
(NY); Lakes Performing Arts Center, Outbound Theater, the Iowa New Play Festival and
Darwin Turner Action Theater in Iowa.
Cristina co-created and performed with Ashtar Theatre from Palestine, participated in Erik
Ehn's African Playwrights Conference, and collaborated on a legislative theatre piece with
Augusto Boal. Having received the Norman Felton Fellowship, Cristina attended the 2005
Sundance Theatre Lab, and assisted directors Michael Grief and Peter Dubois and
playwrights Jessica Hagedorn and David Grimm.
Lecoq-trained director and Dell'Arte instructor, Ralph Hall, collaborated with Cristina on
a workshop of her play, Piero Paramore, and Drama League Directing Fellow, Peter James
Cook, recently directed Misgivings at the Hangar Theatre. The production will be remounted
at the West End Theatre by Six Figures Theatre Company. Visit Cristina
online at www.cristinapippa.com!