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PG: Devil With The Blue Dress
by Ars Nova Play Group Resident Kevin Armento
Directed by Taibi Magar
Friday, November 18, 2016 at 3:00PM

The Ars Nova Loft
511 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019

What do a First Lady, a secretary, a daughter, a confidant, and an intern all have in common? This dizzying, barbed spin on a political drama conjures the five women who collided in what became known as The Lewinsky Scandal, slyly exhuming the little blue dress that launched the biggest media circus of a generation.

KEVIN ARMENTO's plays include Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally (59E59 Theaters, New York Times Critics' Pick, Drama Desk nomination; Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Good Men Wanted (Ars Nova, Arena Stage), Companion Piece (Pleasance Theatre, London), killers (Tom Noonan’s Paradise Factory), and a way to reach me (Cape Cod Theatre Project.) Other work has been developed with Seattle Repertory Theatre, Pipeline Theatre, Dixon Place, Theatre503, and The New Ohio. He is a current member of Ars Nova's Play Group, a resident artist at The Drama League, and has received commissions from the Abingdon Theatre and One Year Lease. He has also been a regular contributor to Culturebot and The Huffington Post.

TAIBI MAGAR is an Egyptian-American director based in New York, and a graduate of the Brown/Trinity MFA program. NYC: Underground Railroad Game (Ars Nova), TFANA, Women’s Project Theatre, Rising Phoenix Rep and INTAR Theatre. Regionally, she has directed and developed work with Trinity Repertory Company, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare & Company and Oregon Shakespeare Festival. She is the recipient of a Stephen Sondheim Fellowship, an Oregon Shakespeare Festival Fellowship, a Public Theater Shakespeare Fellowship, the TFANA Actors and Directors Project Fellowship and is an alumni of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab. Upcoming 16/17 Season: Juilliard, Alley Theatre and Guthrie Theater.