The Story of "LORRIE"
Conor Bagley - Director, 2020 Reading
Conor Bagley (Director): Directing: Off-Broadway: Two by Friel by Brian Friel (Irish Repertory Theatre), Sarah Sits Shiva for Herself (24 Hour Plays, Manhattan Rep). Regional: The Adult in the Room(Victory Gardens, Chicago); Mount Venus 2018 AD (Theatre Workshop of Nantucket); An Iliad (Atlas Performing Arts Center, DC); Shining City, Dancing at Lughnasa (Yale). Assistant Director: Juno and the Paycock, dir. Neil Pepe; The Home Place, dir. Charlotte Moore (Irish Rep); Donegal, world premiere by Frank McGuinness, dir. Conall Morrison (Abbey Theatre, Dublin); Other Desert Cities, dir. Dan Foster (Nantucket). Producing: Broadway: The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez; Once on this Island, winner of the 2018 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival. Bagley is one of Manhattan Theatre Club's 2019-2020 Directing Fellows.
What happens when a character only referenced in a script “comes to life” and barges in on a rehearsal, demanding to make the play all about her?
Enthusiastic director/writer Jessica is about to begin rehearsal on her new play when Lorrie, a character mentioned, but never actually seen, shows up and imposes her will with a new draft of the script in hand, throwing everything - and everyone - into chaos.
Is she real? An imposter? Some over-zealous wannabe actor? A powerful new force to be reckoned with? Or is something magical about to happen on and off-stage?
Find out how Jessica and her actors cope with Lorrie's demands in in this hilarious new comedy by award-winning playwright, Joseph P. Krawczyk about the fine line between reality, fantasy, and a universe where women take control of their destiny.
Out of 70+ plays at the largest theatre festival in the country, the Thespis Theater Festival (now New York Theatre Festival) in 2016, "It's All About Lorrie" swept the awards with Winner of Best Play, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress!
This accomplishment was followed by a hugely successful run at the American Theatre of Actors in early 2017, and subsequently with more changes to the script, a reading at the Producer's Club in 2018, and now an entirely new cast, new director (Conor Bagely, Broadway producer, and the co-director of the h ugely successful Chicago run of "Pelosi: The Adult in the Room), Lorrie returns in March/April of 2020 with an industry reading at The Dramatist Guild with the intention of going Off-Broadway with an open-ended run.
"It's All About Lorrie "is now an LLC, and is seeking additional seed money to continue this exciting development process under the guidance of Alliance Media Theatricals, the development consulting firm spearheaded by Roger Gonzalez.
For more information about the play, or if you have any interest in booking a production at your theater, helping produce or lead produce "Lorrie", please email: RogerG@LocalTheatreNY.tv or call 646-285-3033