Alan has appeared in many commercials, several daytime dramas, and episodic TV, including Law and Order. Over the past few years he has played the title role in several Shakespeare productions including Henry V, MacBeth, and Richard III among others. He recently finished a run as Opedipus in Oedipus Rex. This is Al’s second go-round with EstroGenius, having played Satan in last year’s festival.
Cindy has been in numerous productions at the MTS through the years: “A Lie of the Mind”, “The Cherry Orchard”, “12 Angry Women”, and “Saying Anything” to name a few. On TV she’s been on Law and Order, numerous commercials and a slew of “CollegeHumor” videos. Her solo show, “Recreating Keiter, I Saw Dad Make the Whole Thing Up” about her award winning Sportscaster dad, Les Keiter had productions at MTS. Thanks LAH for all her love and support! Cindy grew up in Hawaii and attended NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
CYNTHIA G. ROBINSON (Playwright)
Cynthia was recently named the 2012 Calvin B. Grimes Scholar (Faculty Resource Network, NYU). Other honors: Tribeca All-Access Open Stage (2004), Best New Play IRNE nomination (Ascension, 2006), Thomas Barbour Memorial Playwright’s Award finalist (2008). Plays include Peola’s Passing (2012 Samuel French OOB Theatre Festival), Ascension (2009 National Black Theatre Festival; 2008 FringeNYC), Thunder: A Musical Memoir (2007 FringeNYC). She is a member of The Dramatists Guild, Women’s Work Lab (New Perspectives Theatre), and co-founder of Robinson Williams Productions. Her newest work will be featured in The Fire This Time Festival in January 2013.
Manhattan Theatre Source’s EstroGenius Festival, an annual celebration of female voices,
is one of New York City’s largest women’s arts festivals.
Founded by Fiona Jones in 2000, the festival debuted with a program of 10 short plays and music. Since then, it has grown into amulti-week event including short plays, solo shows, music, visual art, dance, stand-up comedy, teen performances and support for African girls’ education.
Completely volunteer run, the EstroGenius Festival has provided more than 1,600 artists the chance to shine; showcased award-winning playwrights Sheila Callaghan, Quiara Alegria Hudes, T.D. Mitchell and Melissa Maxwell; presented Bessie Award-winning choreographers Marta Renzi and Jennifer Nugent; and provided scholarships for girls to attend school in Niger, ranked the poorest country in the world by the United Nations.
We take open submissions from around the world and are committed to providing opportunities to female artists – in a variety of disciplines – ranging from the emerging to the seasoned professional.
The New York Times raves that EstroGenius “lives up to its billing as a celebration of women’s work”
For more information on Manhattan Theatre Source, please visit their website.