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Monday, July 15, 2013 - 1:00pm

Part of the New York International Fringe Festival

On the New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC
                                                       WOMAN OF LEISURE AND PANIC
                                           Created and Performed by CHARLOTTE BYDWELL

August 11-23  (5 performances)
     Sunday August 11 at 3:30 PM
     Monday August 12 at 7:45 PM
     Friday August 16 at 9:45 PM
     Monday August 19 at 2 PM
     Friday August 23 at 8 PM
The Theater at the 14th Street Y, 344 East 14th Street
Tickets: 5-8
Reservations: www.FringeNYC.org

                "The well-paced, often hilarious 80-minute performance charts Bydell's emerging existential crisis
                 as she attempts to reconcile her artistic career, survival job, physical appearance, family life, and
                 personal life.......part Bridget Jones, part Annie Hall."
                                                                              Natalie Axton, BC blogcritics, August 2011
                "Bydwell is a natural, compelling storyteller and a very personable, genuine, all-around performer....
                 Bydwell is one to watch."
                                                                               Lucy Butcher, Show Business, June 2011

Dancer/actress Charlotte Bydwell brings her acclaimed solo show, Woman of Leisure and Panic, to the 17th annual New York International Fringe Festival for five performances, August 11-23 at the Theater at the14th Street Y, 344 East 14th Street (near First Avenue).   The show, written, choreographed and performed by Bydwell, premiered in the 8th Annual soloNOVA Festival, 2011, and received a nomination for a New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Performance Art Production.

A whimsical combination of dance and theater, Woman of Leisure and Panic depicts a young woman's quest to find balance in a life where every achievement seems to bring further uncertainty.   With wit and humor she struggles to remain financially stable, creatively productive, physically fit, romantically satisfied, reasonably on schedule, and still standing....or should she sit??

Charlotte's collaborators include Carlye Eckert, dramaturge, and costume designer Erica Evans.

Charlotte Bydwell, a graduate of Juilliard, began her career as a sought-after dancer, working with choreographers Larry Keigwin and Monica Bill Barnes.   She went on to join the resident acting company at The Flea Theatre, where she played an important role in their smash success "These Seven Sicknesses" by Sean Graney.   In 2012, Charlotte was a resident actor at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, where she appeared in "The Importance of Being Earnest," directed by David Hyde Pierce, and "A Month in the Country," directed by Richard Nelson.    Most recently Charlotte starred in the Indie film "The Life of Significant Soil," shot in New York.


photo by Matt Sundin

"Woman of Leisure and Panic' is a production of The Present Company and terraNOVA Collective

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