TDPS presents "Curly Fries, a working title"

Curly Fries: A Working Title

A Six-Part Webisode Series

By Patricia Cotter, Geetha Reddy & Alejandra Maria Rivas

Directed by Domenique Lozano

On-Demand: Dec. 12, 2020 – May 14, 2021

Twelve young people navigate a world blindsided by a pandemic and a reckoning for racial justice. How to go to school, pay the rent, stay alive, attend a protest, go on a date? Can curly fries save the day?

Commissioned from three of the Bay Area's most talented storytellers and created in a collaborative, organic process, this six-part webisode series mirrors our experience of the world today: no one quite knows where the story is headed.

The Cast

Left to Right: Brigit Comeau, Sophanit Getahoun, Sofie Herbeck, Stephanie Kazaryan, Eugenia Kusi-Boatemaa, Mikee Loria, Jazara Metcalf, Matthew Nelson, Samiran Patel, Jillian Smith, Arthur Weiss, Tai White

The cast of "Curly Fries"

About the Writers & Director

Patricia Cotter, Playwright

Patricia Cotter, Writer

Patricia Cotter is an Emmy Award winner and Groundling Theater alum. Her awards also include the American Academy of Arts Letters, Richard Rodgers Award, and Writers Guild of America Award. Plays include: 1980 (Or Why I’m Voting For John Anderson), The Surrogate, and Rules of Comedy, among many others.

Geetha Reddy, Playwright

Geetha Reddy, Writer

Geetha Reddy is a playwright and filmmaker working in the Bay Area. Her plays Safe House and On a Wonderverse were selected for the Bay Area Playwrights Festival. She wrote HeLa (TheatreFirst) with Lauren Gunderson and Blastosphere! (Central Works Theater) with Aaron Loeb. Me Given You, Girl in a Box, and On a Wonderverse were part of the Playwright’s Foundation’s ‘In the Rough’ reading series.

Alejandra Rivas, Playwright

Alejandra Maria Rivas, Writer

Alejandra Maria Rivas is a Mexican-American non-binary femme theater artist living in the Bay Area. She is co-writing and performing in Magic Fruit with friend and theater artist, Kimiya Shokri, directed by Susannah Martin with TheatreFIRST. She previously wrote La Paloma, which had its first staged reading at the Bay Area Women’s Theatre Festival as a part of the Women of Color Reading Series, directed by Marisa Ramos, previously staged in an Under 30: One Acts Festival, directed by Robert D Guzman.

Domenique Lozano, Acting Lecturer

Domenique Lozano, Director

Domenique Lozano is a Bay Area based director, educator, and actress. She was a Resident Artist with the American Conservatory Theater (ACT) for 15 years, where she served as the resident director of the main stage production of A Christmas Carol. She also served as a core faculty member in the MFA Program, and a teacher in the Young Conservatory and Studio ACT Programs. She has served on the TDPS faculty since 2014 and has taught throughout the acting sequence. She directed the Fall 2018 TDPS production of Tartuffe.