a dance theatre piece that shatters the facade of “making it”
by Amanda Szeglowski |cakeface
March 1 & 2 at 7:30 pm
HCC Mainstage Theatre
Located at 1411 E 11th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605
Tickets $15.00 – General Admission
Free to HCC faculty, staff and students with ID
With crackling wit and startling honesty, Amanda Szeglowski and the women of cakeface serve up a silver-sequined dissection of the American Dream. Synthesizing razor-sharp choreography and a poker-faced delivery of original text, the cast shatters the facade of “making it.” Featuring sound and visuals from Brooklyn electronic duo Prism House and clips from the 80s cult-favorite New York public access TV show of the same name, Stairway to Stardom honors the contributions of the wildly passionate but questionably talented among us.
A Tampa, native, Amanda an alumna of Howard W. Blake School of the Arts and the University of South Florida. Amanda Szeglowski, Founder and Artistic Director of cakeface, is a New York City-based writer, director, choreographer and performing artist. Her company, cakeface is celebrating its 10th Anniversary, cakeface is an all-female-identifying company based in New York City. The company’s projects thread together intricate choreography and original, abstract scripts, contemplating the uncomfortable through the use of grim themes and an inherently wry female wit.
“Vastly entertaining and ridiculously clever” – This Week in NY
“Szeglowski’s cast members, for their part, are nothing but talented, and are capable of getting into the minds of their audience with bitterly truthful life stories. Even better, they make you laugh along the way.” – The Village Voice
“The work is truly exciting and hypnotic” – Hi! Drama
“Crystalline delivery…These performers, speaking from simultaneous narcissism and mediocrity, are unquestionably talented.” – Eye on the Arts
Check out the trailer of this work here. https://vimeo.com/252631340
This show contains adult themes and language.