Luisa Omielan - God Is A Woman
One of the best, most important comedy writers and performers of her generation."
Shane Allen, Head of Comedy - BBC
Luisa Omielan is the most famous female British comedian you’ve never heard of. She is the first British Comedian to ever receive a BAFTA Breakthrough Award for comedy and will be making her highly anticipated American debut this Fall, in a limited engagement run of GOD IS A WOMAN.
1936, Berlin. When Jewish athlete Helene Mayer is selected for the Nazis' Olympic Squad, she realizes she is fighting for much more than gold. Based on a true story, 'Games' is a cautionary tale for our times. A multi-award-winning, sell-out success, the show received won the Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award and received astonishing 14, five and four-star reviews in Edinburgh where it was called: *****"Breathtaking and powerful, Henry Naylor's Games is sharp, funny and poignant- a must see." EdFest Magazine; ***** "A truly genius piece of writing" Voice Mag.
fringe encore series
Each fall, Fringe Encore Series presents the “best of” productions from each festival and allows these worthy shows a chance to perform in New York City at the historic SoHo Playhouse. Now the top emerging artists, writers and producers have a platform to show their work in one of the world's theatre capitals!
“SOHO PLAYHOUSE GIVES A PLATFORM TO ARTISTS WITH A DREAM TO SHARE THEIR MESSAGE WITH THE WORLD ”
MiCHAEL SHANNON | PAST PERFORMER AND PRODUCER @ SOHO PLAYHOUSE
The SoHo Playhouse stands on land that was once Richmond Hill, a colonial mansion that served as headquarters for General George Washington and later home to Aaron Burr. Purchased from Burr in 1817, the land was then developed into federalist-style row houses by fur magnate John Jacob Astor.
15 Van Dam Street, was designated at the Huron Club, a popular meeting house and night club for the Democratic Party. The turn of the century brought the Tammany Hall machine to the Huron Club. Prominent regulars included "Battery" Dan Finn and the infamous Jimmy "Beau James" Walker, known as "The night Mayor" due to his predilection for jazz clubs and chorus girls.
The main floor was transformed into a theater in the 1920's, and in the 60's operated as the Village South, home to Playwrights Unit Workshop under the direction of Edward Albee. It was on this stage that Mr. Albee produced many first works of Terrance Mcnally, John Guare, Lanford Wilson, Sam Shephard, AR Gurney and Leroi Jones.