This is a play about a girl who poops in her tutu during her first ballet recital. Tutus explores how we process our experiences, reminding us how important it is to laugh when things feel tragic, and questioning what happens when there's no room for laughter anymore

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Natalie Margolin - Playwright

Natalie Margolin is a playwright, actress, improviser, and graduate of Kenyon College. Her play, The Power of Punctuation, premiered this past summer in New York City. The New York Times called it a "smart and incisive wee hours comedy." The Power of Punctuation was also a New York Stage and Film Founders Award finalist, recipient of Kenyon College's James E. Michael Playwriting Award and the Thomas Turgeon Memorial Award. Upon her arrival to NYC, Natalie worked as a dramaturg for Lucy Alibar (Beasts of the Southern Wild) on Lucy's piece titled, Throw me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up, which was performed at both the 2014 Prelude Festival and the 2015 Under the Radar Festival. Natalie worked with producer Matthew Kagen at the Young Jean Lee Theatre Company, where she assisted with the 2014 production of Straight White Men.  Natalie's short plays Lemons and Rugby have both been performed at Kenyon College. Her newest play, Tutus, opened this past Fall at the Haven Theatre Company in Chicago as part of the Directors Haven. She resides in New York City where she continues to write and perform

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Alyssa White

Alyssa White is a Chicago-based director. She has studied at Kenyon College and The National Theatre Institute. Since moving to Chicago, she has directed Power of Punctuation with The Electric Brain, assistant directed for Haven Theatre Company and The Side Project, and has also worked with The New Colony and Theatre Seven of Chicago. This year she directed a production of Tutus for Director's Haven: a showcase for emerging directors (presented by Haven Theatre Company). www.alyssarenewhite.com