Full Voice

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Indie Boots Theatre Festival

Indie Boots

(Partner Organization)

Rutabagas, Business Cards, & Ava

Full Voice . Short Play

Brit and Ava, both gunning for a hard to secure job at the LGBTQ advocacy office, struggle to connect over veganism and bisexuality as they await their interviews, in this comedy about community.
Cast:
- Crystal Hartford
- Cyra K. Polizzi
Performances Include:
- Indie Boots Theatre Festival 2016: The Ava Plays . May 16-18, 2016 . Chicago, IL
- Creating Change Conference . January 22, 2016 . Chicago, IL
- Political Vagenda . October 25-November 10, 2015 . Chicago, IL

So-Called Living

Full Voice . Film . 5 Minutes . Color

This parody of the cult 90s TV series “My So-Called Life” is a lighthearted short about those transitional times in adulthood when all the awkward angst-filled longing of adolescence comes rushing back. Featuring queer characters in the title roles, “So-Called Living” is a crowd-pleaser with MSCL fans from all walks of life.

Cast:
- Kate Brown . Chrissy
- Crystal Hartford . Sam Haley
- Richard Paro . Steven
- Cyra K. Polizzi . Beth
- Layla Schwartz . Devon Tessman
- Michelle Weissgerber . Jordan Vinanchiato

Writer/Director: Cyra K. Polizzi
Producers: Cyra K. Polizzi, Richard Paro
Director of Photography: Amanda Clifford
Production Manager: Kelly McDowell
Associate Producer: Crystal Hartford
Still Photographer: Alexandra Klimczak
Production Assistants: grace o'neill, Nicole Hamer, Stacy Singh

Thank you to the following individuals and business for their support!
- Ryan D. Herendeen
- Mary Rogers
- Justin Brewer
- Stephen Siefer & Lauren Winter, The Coffee & Tea Exchange
- Lavern Stewart, Jamba Juice Company
- Samina Ali, Subway Sandwiches
Screenings Include:
- Art Haus Filmmakers Lounge . Chicago, IL . February 9, 2009
- Rainbow Reels Queer Film Fest . Waterloo, Canada . March 14, 2009
- Threat Level Queer Shorts . Chicago, IL . March 27
- Queertopia! An Academic Festival . Evanston, IL . May 1, 2009
- Dyke Delicious . Chicago, IL . May 9, 2009
- North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival . Durham, NC . August 15 & 16, 2009
- ImageOut: The Rochester Gay and Lesbian Film & Video Festival . Rochester, NY . October 10, 2009
- Long Island Gay & Lesbian Film Festival . Huntington, NY . November 16, 2009
- St. Louis QFest . St. Louis, MO . March 31, 2010
- GayCharlotte Film Festival . Charlotte, NC . March 26 & 28, 2011

Happy May in June

Indie Boots

(Partner Organization)

Jos & Brit Make Toast

(FKA "Downsizing")

Full Voice

Flatmates Jos and Brit struggle to make city living more fulfilling as they bumble through dating, jobs, and philosophies of everyday life.
Performances Include:
Jos & Brit Make Toast excepts at Political Vagenda
- When: October 25 - November 10, 2015
- Where: The Public House Theatre - 3914 N Clark, Chicago, IL
Jos & Brit Make Toast: Part 3.1 staged reading with Stockyards Theatre Project
- When: Monday, November 224, 2014. 7:30pm
- Where: The Public House Theatre - 3914 N Clark, Chicago, IL

Jos & Brit Make Toast: Part 4.5 at Celebrate Bi* Day Chicago
- When: Sunday, September 21, 2014. 6pm
- Where: Center on Halsted's Hoover-Leppen Theatre, Chicago, IL Featuring Ashely Bagot, Cyra K. Polizzi, Becca Savoy, and Mackenzie Wiglesworth.

Jos & Brit Make Toast: Part 1 at the 26th Annual "Abbie Fest"
- When: Saturday, August 16, 2014. 6:40pm
- Where: Angel Island Theater - 735 W. Sheridan, Chicago, IL Featuring Ashely Bagot, Cyra K. Polizzi, and Becca Savoy, with technical assistance by Richard Paro.

Jos & Brit Make Toast: Part 4 staged reading with Stockyards Theatre Project
- When: Monday, June 28, 2014
- Where: The Public House Theatre - 3914 N Clark, Chicago, IL Featuring Ashely Bagot, Elana Elyce, Chakira Lane, and Cyra K. Polizzi

Excerpt Staged Reading with Stockyards Theatre Project
- When: Monday, April 7, 2014
- Where: Unity Church - 1212 W. Balmoral, Chicago, IL Featuring Ashely Bagot, Jessica Dexter, Laura Elleseg, Elizabeth Elston, and Cyra K. Polizzi

Staged Reading with Stockyards Theatre Project
- When: Sunday, October 20, 2013
- Where: Unity Church - 1212 W. Balmoral, Chicago Featuring Ashely Bagot, Crystal Hartford, Reilly Nelson, Breahan Eve Pautsch and Cyra K. Polizzi

Jos & Brit Make Toast: Part 1 staged reading at Celebrate Bi* Day Chicago
- When: Sunday, September 22, 2013
- Where: Center on Halsted, 3656 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL Featuring Ashely Bagot, Breahan Eve Pautsch and Cyra K. Polizzi

Staged Reading in Feminist Plays about Nothing
- When: Saturday, January 26, 2013. 7:00pm
- Where: Center on Halsted, 3656 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL
- Featuring Laura Elleseg, Elana Elyce, Crystal Hartford, Jessica Kadish, and Cyra K. Polizzi

Excerpt staged reading with Stockyards Theatre Project
- When: November 5, 2012
- Where: Next Door, Chicago, IL
- Directed by Richard Paro, featuring Laura Elleseg, Crystal Hartford, and Cyra K. Polizzi

Excerpt staged reading with Stockyards Theatre Project
- When: October 2011
- Where: Cafe Ballou, 939 N Western, Chicago, IL
- Directed by Richard Paro, featuring Naomi Finkelstein, Crystal Hartford, Kristi Parker-Barnhart and Cyra K. Polizzi






The Pigeon Family

Full Voice . 2 Minutes . Color . 2013

In association with
Mudgeonsoul Productions

A couple's afternoon in the park is interrupted by an unexpected threesome on a stroll, suspending the couple's debate about meaning in art. This fun 2 minute film plays with audience assumptions, flirts with cultural critique, and questions the things we imbue with importance... or does it?

Directed by Cyra K. Polizzi
Story by L.F.P.
Director of Photography: Richard Paro
Cast:
- Cyra K. Polizzi
- Breahan Eve Pautsch
- Jaaron Drew
- Laura Elleseg
- Chad Ryan
- Holly McCauley
- Joshua Simpson
Crew:
- Jessica Dexter
- Alexander St. John
Music by Martha Berner

You Could Come Back Over Here

Indie Boots (Partner Organization) . Short Play

Performances Include:
Creating Change Conference
- January 22, 2016 . Chicago, IL
- Featuring: Ashely Bagot, Crystal Hartford, Richard Paro, Cyra K. Polizzi
Political Vagenda
- October 25-November 10 . Chicago, IL
- Featuring: Ashely Bagot, Laura Elleseg, Crystal Hartford, Richard Paro, Cyra K. Polizzi
There Might Be... Stumble
June 9 - July 1, 2015 . Chicago, IL
- Featuring: Ashely Bagot, Don Baiocchi, Crystal Hartford, Jillann Morlan, Cyra K. Polizzi, Danielle Rennalls, Mahek Tulsiani

There Might Be... Stumble

Indie Boots

(Partner Organization)

Deidre

Full Voice . 5 Minutes . Color . 2010

This 5 min comedy inspired by poet Marisa Crawford's The Haunted House, follows Katherine as she apprehensively joins her friend George at Mixed Mixers, a queer social event. When George deserts her, Katherine is convinced her evening is ruined. That is, until she notices... Deidre.

Inspired by The Haunted House by Marisa Crawford
Created for The Printers' Ball at the request of
Switchback Books

Directed by Cyra K. Polizzi
In collaboration with Director of Photography Richard Paro

Music by Home Demo Vixens
Production Assistant . Tanise Robnett
Shot On Location at Morpho Gallery

Cast:
- George . Chakira Lane
- Judy . Crystal Hartford
- Katherine . Cyra K. Polizzi
- Libby . Breahan Eve Pautsch
And:
- Aphrodite . Angelique Miles
- Brenda . Heather Dorff
- Candice . Kate Jacobsen
- Davis . Josh Zagoren
- Edgar . vaughnjTheChameleon
- Emilie . Thea Karol
- Freddy . June Scherwinski
- Helen . Victoria Montalbano
- Kurt . Ross Cherney
- Stephanie . Brittany Mitchell
- Stevie . Jessica Dexter
- Tracy . Kara Abarca

Screenings Include:
- The Printers' Ball . Chicago, IL . July 30, 2010
- St. Louis QFest . St. Louis, MO . April 14, 2011
- South Loop Film Festival . Chicago, IL . April 28, 2011
- Serile Filmului Gay Intl Film Fest . Cluj-Napoca, Romania . November 15, 2011
- Merlinka Intl Queer Film Festival . Belgrade, Serbia . December 2011
- Bangalore Queer Film Festival . Bangalore, India . February 24, 2012

Ella at the Office

Full Voice . Short Play

Gendered expectations abound as Ella and her co-workers attempt to navigate their relationships and how they spend their time.
Performances Include:
Indie Boots Theatre Festival 2015: The Ella Plays
- April 27-29, 2015 . Chicago, IL
- Featuring: Kimberly Banks, Crystal Hartford, Richard Paro, Cyra K. Polizzi, Becca Savoy
- Political Vagenda
- October 25-November 10 . Chicago, IL
- Featuring: Ashely Bagot, Laura Elleseg, Crystal Hartford, Richard Paro, Cyra K. Polizzi

Retail

Full Voice

In this 15 minute play full of unconventional characters, everything changes for Jacky when, while begrudgingly shopping at the behest of her girlfriend, she meets Parsley. 
Performances Include:
Staged Reading at Andersonville Arts Weekend with Stockyards Theatre Project
- When: Friday, October 11, 2013
- Where: Unity Church - 1212 W. Balmoral, Chicago
- Featuring Ashely Bagot, Elana Elyce, Crystal Hartford, Breahan Eve Pautsch, Francesca Peppiatt, and Cyra K. Polizzi

Staged Reading in Feminist Plays about Nothing
- When: Saturday, January 26, 2013. 7:00pm
- Where: Center on Halsted, 3656 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL
- Featuring Elana Elyce, Lauren Hearter, Francesca Peppiatt, Cyra K. Polizzi, Ashley Sevedge, and Tamara White

Staged reading with Stockyards Theatre Project
- When: Tuesday, October 5, 2010 & Tuesday, October 12, 2010
- Where: Cafe Ballou, 939 N Western, Chicago, IL
- Directed by Cyra K. Polizzi, featuring Carrie Bain, Gwyneth Davis, Elana Elyce, Lauren Hearter, Francesca Peppiatt, and Cyra K. Polizzi

Toadstools and the Mechanical Man

Full Voice

Toadstools and the Mechanical Man, a comedy by John Weagly and directed by Breahan Eve Pautsch, introduces us to Lord Bashum (Kevin Gladish) and Lady Willoughby (Cyra K. Polizzi) as they take pleasure in a picnic. Determined to make this a special day, Lord Bashum brings his Mechanical Man (Bryan Campbell), but something is amiss.

Toadstools and the Mechanical Man was first produced by Hobo Junction Production's Hobo Robo Festival in 2011. Full Voice is happy to bring many of the original artists back together for additional performances.

Performances Include:
25th Abbie Hoffman Died For Our Sins Theatre Festival
- When: August 2013
- Where: The Den Theatre, Chicago, IL
- Written by John Weagly, Directed by Breahan Eve Pautsch, featuring Bryan Campbell, Kevin Gladish, and Cyra K. Polizzi.

Feminist Plays about Nothing

Full Voice

Feminist Plays about Nothing, an evening of free staged readings of comedic short plays, takes place Saturday, January 26 at 7:00pm at Center on Halsted, 3656 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60613. Quirky, fast-paced, and layered, the plays zip from topic to topic, finding humor in simple misunderstandings, intricacies of relationships, and the seemingly mundane. Audience members are invited to stick around after the readings to participate in a talk-back to help shape the future of these short plays. So that everyone is welcome, the performance is absolutely free and accessible on the 2nd floor (above Whole Foods) via an elevator. Seating in the conference room is first-come first-served once the doors open at 6:45. For more information, or to arrange for special needs, please email info@fullvoice.org

THE ACTORS!

Ashely Bagot, Laura Elleseg, Elana Elyce, Crystal Hartford, Lauren Hearter, Jessica Kadish, Richard Paro, Breahan Eve Pautsch, Francesca Peppiatt, Cyra K. Polizzi, Ashley Sevedge, Alexander St. John, Tamara White

THE PLAYS!

Retail
When Jacky's distaste for furniture shopping doesn't sit well with her girlfriend, Jacky's day is ruined... until she meets an unconventional salesperson named Parsley... and Parsley's unconventional friends.

Outside My Cubicle
Miscommunication and mistaken assumptions abound for coworkers Marcy, Deb and Kathy. When Marcy's fiancee and Deb's boyfriend join them for a night out, all the confusion comes to a head.

"Important" Issues
In this playful sendup of the feminist fundraising scene, Astrid agonizes over a risque silent auction, Eve would rather focus on the cutie in pigtails, Vanessa is intrigued by a play about healthcare, and Karen gets excited about some organic corn.

Jos & Brit Make Toast
(FKA "Downsizing")
Flatmates Jos and Brit struggle to make city living more fulfilling as they bumble through dating, jobs, and philosophies of everyday life.

THE BACKGROUND!

The scripts were workshopped in Stockyards Theatre Project's "Play for Keeps" program and are now being further developed by Full Voice.

Full Voice projects question assumptions, often mix humor with multi-issue and gender/queer activism, and employ a vegan philosophy. www.FullVoice.org

Stockyards Theatre Project is devoted to giving volume to the voices of women. www.stockyardstheatreproject.org

Thank you to Francesca Peppiatt and all the "Play for Keeps" participants and audiences, as well as the directors (especially Richard Paro), actors, and designers who have been involved in previous incarnations of these scripts, including: Ashely Bagot, Carrie Bain, Justin Brewer, Bryan Campbell, Madeline Chilese, Amy Crater, Gwyneth Davis, Jessica Dexter, Laura Elleseg, Elana Elyce, Naomi Finkelstein, Kate Gerston, Crystal Hartford, Lauren Hearter, Ryan D. Herendeen, Christopher Rex Jacobs, Kristi Parker-Barnhart, Richard Paro, Breahan Eve Pautsch, Francesca Peppiatt, and Cyra K. Polizzi.

Also, thank you to Center on Halsted and Chris Pierce, the Bisexual Programs Volunteer Liaison. Center on Halsted is the Midwest's most comprehensive community center dedicated to building and strengthening the LGBTQ community. www.centeronhalsted.org. At the end of the evening, there will be an opportunity to donate $5 to Center on Halsted. Donations are completely voluntary.

"Important" Issues

Full Voice

"Important" Issues is a short playful sendup of the feminist fundraising scene, developed in Stockyards Theatre Project's "Play for Keeps" program. In this 15 minute play, Astrid agonizes over a risque silent auction, Eve would rather focus on the cutie in pigtails behind the bar, Karen gets excited about some organic corn, and Vanessa is curious about a play about healthcare.
Performances Include:
Staged Reading at Feminist Plays about Nothing
- When: Saturday, January 26, 2013. 7:00pm
- Where: Center on Halsted, 3656 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL
- Featuring Ashely Bagot, Crystal Hartford, Breahan Eve Pautsch, and Cyra K. Polizzi
Andersonville Arts Weekend with Stockyards Theatre Project
Director: Richard Paro
Cast: Ashely Bagot, Amy Crater, Kate Gerston, Cyra K. Polizzi
Design Support: Jessica Dexter
- When: Friday, October 5, 2012 - 7:00pm
- Where: Unity Church - 1212 W. Balmoral, Chicago
Staged readings with Stockyards Theatre Project
Featuring Naomi Finkelstein, Crystal Hartford, Breahan Eve Pautsch and Cyra K. Polizzi
- When: Saturday, March 7, 2009 - 6pm
- Where: Common Cup - 1501 W Morse Avenue, Chicago
and
- When: Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 7pm
- Where: Northtown CPL - 6435 North California, Chicago

Stalled

Full Voice

Stalled, new comedic one-act by Kristin P. and Katie Rolnick, explores the unexpected, and sometimes unwanted, communication initiated behind the gendered doors of public restrooms. Comprised of a series of vignettes, Stalled visits a diverse group of restrooms, from a bowling alley to a gay bar, from a dorm to an art museum, each inspiring a different set of humorous interactions.

Performances Include:

8th Annual Women's Performance Art Festival
- When: Saturday, October 27, 2007, 8:00pm
- Where: Links Hall, Chicago, IL
- Directed by Breahan Eve Pautsch, the production featured Crystal Hartford, Richard Paro, Cyra K. Polizzi, Scott Ian Ray and Mary Anne Rooney.
- Special thanks to Lucinda Alipio, Ryan Edberg, Crystal Hartford, Ryan D. Herendeen, Richard Paro, Francesca Peppiatt, Scott Ian Ray, Mary Rogers, Mary Anne Rooney and Josh Zagoren.

Staged reading with Stockyards Theatre Project
- When: May 30, 2007
- Where: Theatre Building Chicago
- Directed by Breahan Eve Pautsch, featured Crystal Hartford, Ryan D. Herendeen, Jennifer L. Mickelson, Richard Paro, Cyra K. Polizzi and Katie Rolnick.

Photo by Rob Lambert

The Fox in the Snow

Mudgeonsoul Productions

(Partner Organization)

Fox in the Snow - The Play

Mudgeonsoul Productions

(Partner Organization)

Allison, My Love

Mudgeonsoul Productions

(Partner Organization)

Mass Romantic

Mudgeonsoul Productions

(Partner Organization)

Tuesday Night Make-Out

Mudgeonsoul Productions

(Partner Organization)

Between You & Me in 4 Short Plays

Indie Boots

(Partner Organization)

Outside My Cubicle

Full Voice

Miscommunications and mistaken assumptions abound for coworkers Marcy, Deb and Kathy in this 15 minute fast-paced comedic one-act. When Marcy's fiancee and Deb's boyfriend join them for a night out, all the confusion comes to a head.
Performances Include:
Staged Reading in Feminist Plays about Nothing
- When: Saturday, January 26, 2013. 7:00pm
- Where: Center on Halsted, 3656 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL
- Featuring Crystal Hartford, Richard Paro, Breahan Eve Pautsch, Cyra K. Polizzi, and Alexander St. John.

Abbie Hoffman Died For Our Sins Theatre Festival
- When: Sunday, August 22, 2010. 9:20pm
- Where: 735 W. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL
- Directed by Richard Paro, featuring Bryan Campbell, Madeline Chilese, Christopher Rex Jacobs, Breahan Eve Pautsch and Cyra K. Polizzi, with set design by Jessica Dexter.

Staged Reading with Stockyards Theatre Project
- When: Tuesday, October 12, 2010. 7pm
- Where: Cafe Ballou, 939 N Western, Chicago, IL
- Directed by Richard Paro, featuring Bryan Campbell, Naomi Finkelstein, Christopher Rex Jacobs, Breahan Eve Pautsch and Cyra K. Polizzi

Staged Reading with Stockyards Theatre Project
- When: Tuesday, September 22, 2009. 7pm
- Where: Northtown CPL, 6435 North California, Chicago, IL
- Directed by Richard Paro, featuring Justin Brewer, Crystal Hartford, Ryan D. Herendeen, Breahan Eve Pautsch and Cyra K. Polizzi

Projecting Oranges

Full Voice

In Projecting Oranges, a full-length contemporary queer relationship comedy, Elle tries to get Ivy out of her funk... but first she has to get her off the couch. As new flat-mates, their once easy banter is stressed by the close-quarters, as well as two new additions to their social circle, Peter, with his biting sense of humor, and the always good-natured (and up for a good time), Jenny. And despite this foursome’s easy-going attitude about everything from non-monogamy to food politics, their relationships are anything but.
Performances Include:
Staged reading with Stockyards Theatre Project and SWAN Day
- When: Monday, March 30, 2009 - 7pm
- Where: Chicago, IL
- Location: Sulzer Regional Auditorium, 4455 N. Lincoln Ave
- Admission: Free
- Audience members will have the unique opportunity to directly impact the development of this new play by completing comment cards after the reading.
- The reading, directed by Breahan Eve Pautsch, features Kate Brown, Elana Elyce, Naomi Finkelstein, Richard Paro and Cyra K. Polizzi.
Excerpt staged reading with Stockyards Theatre Project's
- When: Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008 at 7:30pm
- Where: Theatre Building Chicago
- Directed by Breahan Eve Pautsch, featuring Carrie Bain, Chris Conley, Elana Elyce, Naomi Finkelstein, Richard Paro and Cyra K. Polizzi.

Phoning It In

Full Voice

Phoning It In is a short comedic performance art piece by Crystal Hartford, Richard Paro and Cyra K. Polizzi

"Despite an upcoming season of artistically fulfilling new works, the cast and crew of the Village Preservation Theatre must once again perform their annual moneymaker, The Taming of the Shrew."

Performances Include:

The world premiere of Phoning It In takes place October 17th and 19th, 2008 at Stockyards Theatre Project's "9th Annual Women's Performance Art Festival." The production, directed by Crystal Hartford, Richard Paro and Cyra K. Polizzi, features Carrie Bain, Justin Brewer, Naomi Finkelstein, Crystal Hartford, Ryan D. Herendeen, Breahan Eve Pautsch, Richard Paro and Cyra K. Polizzi.

Full Voice . 4 min . Color . 2004

MORE THAN GRAVITY is a 4 minute narrative short by Cyra K. Polizzi with Richard Paro and music by Ticklepenny Corner.

In MORE THAN GRAVITY, questions of perception, honesty and depression surface as a woman watches her partner leave.

Screenings Include:
LOOPTOPIA
-- May 2, 2008 - Chicago, IL

CAFE MASTIZO FILM NIGHT
-- March 29, 2006. 8:00pm - Chicago, IL

BIG DAM FILM FESTIVAL
-- February 25, 2006. 8:00 pm. - Quincy, IL

LADYFEST BIBLEBELT
-- September 30- October 3, 2004 - Denton, TX
-- What is it? "A not-for profit (non-religious) feminist community building festival showcasing women in music, art, politics, and film."

ESTROJAM
-- Thursday, September 23, 2004. 8:00 pm. - Chicago, IL (Chicago Filmmakers)
-- What is it? A "professionally produced, community-based event that showcases, celebrates and promotes the artistic, organizational and political work and talents of women. Estrojam is organized by women and open to all."

BLACK POINT FILM FESTIVAL
-- April 23, 2004 7:30pm (w/ Independent Spirit Award winning feature, "Funny Ha Ha")
-- April 24, 2004 5:00pm - Lake Geneva, WI

Laura's Bush

Full Voice

What are a queer librarian, a sex worker and the Clintons doing in LAURA'S BUSH?
Full Voice presents LAURA'S BUSH, the new controversial satire by the famously pseudonymous Jane Martin, October 22-30, 2004 in Chicago. This hilarious, smart one-act is sweeping the country before the election, evoking protests on the right and disapproving laughter on the left (www.laurasbush.com). From the first moment when a Christian “pre-lesbian” librarian enters Aphrodite Escorts, to the hyper-sexual portrayal of the First Lady, to the biting dialog about gender, religion and race politics, this somewhat absurd play offers a unique explanation for our extremely absurd political climate.

In LAURA'S BUSH, Dody, a librarian with ‘lesbianistic tendencies,’ discovers Laura Bush is blinking "help me" in Morse Code during televised events. Dody convinces Desiree, an escort, to help save Laura, despite a warning from the black spirit of Bill Clinton. Over a game, Laura divulges secrets from the White House and much more! But can they hide from Powell, Rice, Rumsfeld and Hillary Clinton?

See LAURA'S BUSH live!
- October 22 - 30, 2004
- Fridays & Saturdays 10:30, Sunday - Thursday 7:30 (no Wednesday show)
- Spareroom (2416 W North Ave, Chicago)

Who has a hand in LAURA'S BUSH?
Writer
- Jane Martin
Director
- Richard Paro
Associate Producers
- Richard Paro
- Katie Rolnick
- Chris Weiher
Cast
- Katie Rolnick
- Cyra K. Polizzi
- Ellen Peace
- Nicole J. Adelman
- Chris Weiher

A taste of LAURA'S BUSH
The first scenes of the play will be performed at Pilot TV (www.pilotchicago.org) on Saturday, October 9, 2004 at 11:00am.

Film Loop...topia

Full Voice . 2008 . 45 min

Full Voice joins Looptopia with Film Loop...topia, a collection of entertaining and provocative short films, all made in Chicago or by Chicago filmmakers. The 45 minute program features comedies, animated shorts, dramas, experimental films, documentaries, music videos and, an often-overlooked genre, trailers. On Friday, May 2nd, the fourteen Film Loop...topia shorts will play on a loop from 5:00pm to midnight in the Chicago Loop at The DePaul Center (1 E. Jackson Blvd at State St). Many of the filmmakers will be in and out throughout the evening. The screening is free and open to the public, but the films are unrated, so viewer discretion is advised.

Selected Films:
Walking Fantasy (Jason Pratt – 3:07 - Mixed Media Animation) Combining live action and animation, Walking Fantasy looks at connection and proximity in a city setting, as the story follows a woman making her way through downtown Chicago. www.Freightmovie.com
Most Wonderful People (Noah Riemer – 8:18 - Comedy) “a great ode to the silent film era… ‘Most Wonderful People’ truly is a most wonderful film” –Michael Ferraro, Film Threat. Most Wonderful People was awarded “Best of the Fest” at the Burlington Culture Festival and named in Film Threat’s Top Ten Shorts of the Year. www.mudgeonsoul.org
Chuck Trasch Teaser Trailer (Justin Brewer – :59 - Animated Trailer) A bizarre teaser for the Chuck Trasch Animated Series, playing with pop culture, hype, the digital age and art. www.youtube.com/user/leobatfish
Empty Boxes (Cyra K. Polizzi - 1:41 - Comedy) Tension builds between two roommates during their last night in the same apartment. www.FullVoice.org
Regrets: Kid (Steve Delahoyde - 3:09 - Comedy Series) Part of the "Regrets" series, featuring Kate James of the Chicago sketch comedy group Schadenfreude.
Delicate (Daniel Shaughnessy - 2:30 - Experimental) This 16mm film urges us to consider our notions of fragility and what we preconceive as “delicate.”
Haunting Perpetually Dead Squirrels: Episode One (Richard Paro - 3:44 - Comedy Series) In this mockumentary series, three friends try to make some extra cash by putting together a haunted house. This is more complicated than expected. www.mudgeonsoul.org
“Crazy Ass” by The Makeouts (Christopher Weiher - 3:52 - Music Video) Simultaneously a satire and homage to mainstream rap music, this high energy video emphasizes the use of misogynistic language across our culture and suggests this language is fueled by fear, as the white male protagonists run through the city, fleeing from women with cameras. www.cweiher.com, www.the-make-outs.com
Someplace Else Trailer (Kai-Duc Luong & Avisheh Mohsenin - 1:57 - Documentary Trailer) Part musical documentary, part personal meditation, Someplace Else is the refreshing portrait of Chicago's soul-blues-funk musician Vance Kelly through the director's film journal. "Affecting. A tender portrait. An impressionistic meditation on place, belonging, and passion" –Flavorpill. "Engagingly informal... Personal and poetic" "Fresh! an art documentary!" www.someplaceelsethemovie.com
More Than Gravity (Cyra K. Polizzi - 3:10 - Drama) Questions of perception, honesty and depression surface as a woman watches her partner leave. www.FullVoice.org
Chuck Trasch: Date Number One (Justin Brewer – 3:33 - Animated Series) This unusual animated comedy about an awkward diner date, pokes fun of both the animator and a culture focused on being “cool.” www.youtube.com/user/leobatfish
“POP Girl (Puke on Pretty)” by Communal Death Duck (S.I.R. - 4:43 - Music Video) Shot in Boystown, this video off the Fly Exodus, Fly album, challenges us to consider different ways to “play,” as it slowly reveals the relationship between the protagonist and cameraperson. www.myspace.com/sirvitude, www.myspace.com/communaldeathduck
Mass Romantic Trailer (Richard Paro – 1:15 - Narrative Trailer) Mass Romantic follows a feminist theater company and the employees of a vegan cafe as they struggle to find love and passion in their work, art and relationships. Recently, the feature premiered at Chicago’s Landmark with a sold-out crowd, screened at Women’s International Film Festival in Miami and won “Best Director” at LINK Film Fest in Olympia, WA. "A living, breathing example of what it takes to get along. Isn't that what politics should be?" -Rob Christopher, Chicagoist. www.mudgeonsoul.org
Animal Instincts (Chris Gummert – 4:20 - Comedy) The relationship between a regular guy and a mysterious stranger calls into question the very nature of the food chain. Animal Instincts was recently selected for Chicago Short Comedy Film & Video Festival in July.

About Looptopia:
"Presented by the Chicago Loop Alliance, Looptopia is a free, all night celebration of arts, culture and the Loop. Last year's Looptopia was an amazing success, with over 200,000 participants creating and experiencing art in dozens of locations throughout the night."

"Looptopia is dedicated to creating transformational experiences for our audiences by presenting unique art in unusual spaces within the Loop."

School's A Drag

Full Voice

A little drag, a little dance and a lot of humor fill this short movement piece featuring April "Lightning" Whitworth, Crystal "Esmeralda" Hartford, Cyra "Kiki" Polizzi and special guest Kate B. See School's A Drag on Friday, June 27, 2008 with 11 other fantastic acts at Cake Chicago's "Sassy & Proud" show. The show begins at 9:00pm at Red Line Tap, 7006 N. Glenwood, Chicago.

13 Genders

Full Voice (in association with the Yitzhak Theatre & Film Project) . 79 min . Color . 2004


Who Made it Happen -
- Director - Cyra K. Polizzi
- Crew - Cyra K. Polizzi, Richard Paro
- Thanks - Richard Paro, Barbara & Frank Polizzi, Nicholas Langholff, Anne Enke, Ben Gollmer, Video Gallery, UW-Madison, Angel Dobbs-Sciortino, Chandler Poling, Emily Pfotenhauer, Jake, Katie Knutson, Lisa, Lucas McGranahan, Marcus Peterson, Marsha, Michael Fitzsimons, Nathan

Plot Summary -
- In 13 GENDERS, by Cyra K. Polizzi, interviewees attempt to articulate their interactions with and attitudes toward their own gender expression, intersex and trans issues, gender in entertainment and the workplace, sexual preference and the future of gender. The interviews, woven together with music and movie clips, are sometimes funny, often contradictory and occasionally surprisingly similar.

Production History -
- From 2004-2007 "13 Genders" was used in classrooms across the US and Canada as a tool for starting discussions about a variety of gender issues. The film is no longer widely available.

Screenings Include -

SEXUALITY IN THE UNITED STATES CONFERENCE
-- April 28, 2006 - University of California, Riverside
-- Excerpt & Discussion

MEDIA & SEXUAL MINORITIES CONFERENCE
-- April 21-22, 2006 - Plymouth, NH

ENGENDERING DIVERSITY & COMMUNITY CONFERENCE
-- March 31, 2006 - La Verne, CA
-- What is it? "A conference that brings together scholars, activist, students and community members to address issues relating to women, gender and sexuality in all fields."

THE SOUTHWEST/TEXAS POPULAR CULTURE AND AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
-- February 10, 2005 - Albuquerque, NM
-- What is it? promotion of "an innovative and nontraditional academic movement in Humanities and Social Sciences, to provide an outlet for scholars, writers, and others interested in the popular culture, to share ideas in a professional atmosphere."

>INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BISEXUALITY
-- August 6, 2004. 8:30 am - Minneapolis, MN
-- What is it? A "conference of artistic and academic collaboration, networking, and performance... exploration of issues pertaining to bisexuality. Bisexuals and their allies from all walks of life will unite to promote increased understanding of bisexuality."

ROUGH CUT SCREENING
-- February 24, 2003 - Helen C. White Hall, Rm. 4281, Madison, WI

The Rocky Horror Show

Yitzhak Theatre & Film Project (Partner Organization)

People Who Made it Happen -
- Writer - Richard O'Brien
- Director - Marcus Peterson
- Cast -
- - Brian Dowling - Narrator
- - Marsha Pauly - Usherette/Dance Captain
- - Rachel Golub - Usherette
- - Philip J. Doll III - Brad Majors
- - Laura McClain - Janet Weiss
- - Andrea Geurtsen - Riff Raff
- - Nora Frankovich - Magenta
- - Katie Rolnick - Columbia
- - Cyra K. Polizzi - Frank N Furter
- - Owen Martin - Rocky Horror
- - Elizabeth Nilsson - Eddie
- - Jonathan Frederick - Dr. Scott
- - Elyte Salne,Chandler Poling,Garrett Fitgerald,Kiley Larson
- Band -
- - Clare Davis - Saxophone
- - Mary Pfotenhauer - Guitar
- - Brent Barkhaus - Piano
- - Matthew Voell - Bass
- - Liberty Salinger - Drums
- Choreographer - Katie Rolnick
- Costume Design - Brent Barkhaus & Carrie Rohm
- Lighting Design - Eleanor Rabinowitz
- Stage Manager - Lynn Grogan
- Musical Director - Mary Pfotenhauer
- Vocal Director - Nora Frankovich
- Dramaturgy - Cyra K. Polizzi
- Run Crew - Coleman, Brigid Harmon, Adrienne Stilp
- Props - Chandler Poling
- Scenic Painter - Rachel Golub
- Poster Design - Andrea Geurtsen
- Thanks - Norma Saldivar, Kirk Domer, Jenny Nehls, Verda Beth Heermann, Chuck Mitchell, Barry Robinson, Glo Thiesen, Associated Students of Madison, UW-Theater Department and Open Stage Program, Richard Paro, Jennifer Friedewald, Jim Greco, Erika Hughes, Sex Out Loud, A Woman's Touch, Randall Klein & cast of 'Fortinbras,' Harry Waters Jr. and cast of 'Play It Again Sam,' Wiiliam Farlow & UW-Music Department, Rayovac, Courtney Rolnick, Campus Women's Center, Hancock Hideaway, Clare Davis, Meredith Clark, Madeline Gallo, Sara Duzeski, Sara Leute, Eric Croth, Dennis Dorn

Plot Summary -
- An average couple fall upon the castle of a gender-blending, sexually fluid transvestite from outer-space.

The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me

Yitzhak Theatre & Film Project (Partner Organization)

People Who Made it Happen -
- Writer - David Drake
- Director - Cyra K. Polizzi
- Cast - Marcus Peterson
- Crew - Cyra K. Polizzi, Richard Paro
- Thank you - Richard Paro, Norma Saldivar, Ben Gollmer, Tom Sorensen, UW-Madison Theater

Past Performances -
- January 31, February 1 & 2, 2001. 7:30pm. Vilas Hall, Madison, WI

What Happened to the Quiet Kids?

Mudgeonsoul Productions

(Partner Organization)

Rebecca Back to Life

Mudgeonsoul Productions

(Partner Organization)

Indie Boots Film Festival

Indie Boots

(Partner Organization)

Empty Boxes

Mudgeonsoul Productions

(Partner Organization)

Most Wonderful People

Mudgeonsoul Productions

(Partner Organization)

Morning in the Cafe

Mudgeonsoul Productions

(Partner Organization)

I'm Gay

Adam Guerino Presents

(Partner Organization)