Development rolls forward for FUNNY HA-HA

The cast of the Seattle developmental workshop.  Top: Nastasia Nicole Guimont, Ian Bond. Bottom: Sydney Andrews, Lindsay Zae Summers.  Director/Dramaturge: Emily Penick

The cast of the Seattle developmental workshop.  Top: Nastasia Nicole Guimont, Ian Bond. Bottom: Sydney Andrews, Lindsay Zae Summers.  Director/Dramaturge: Emily Penick

Artistic Director Emily Penick and commissioned playwright Nicky Davis join forces in both Seattle and LA to workshop this exciting new script: 

FUNNY HA-HA
A new play by Nicky Davis
3F 1M
V is getting ready for her wedding day, finishing her wedding vows to her lovely fiancé Grey. Her bridesmaids, Cass and Jenna, are only making things more complicated. With wildly comedic dialogue, disturbing twists, and a dash of Kanye West, this play fearlessly explores biracial identity, colorblindness, love, fear, and visibility. 

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Nicky Davis - Commissioned by RED STAGE

Playwright, Nicky Davis. 

Playwright, Nicky Davis. 

Nicky Davis is a playwright, novelist, and director. A graduate of Yale, Nicky spent a year as an invaluable member of the ACT Theatre Literary Department, in Seattle. She made a splash on the Seattle theatre scene with her wild and provocative comedy WHITE KWANSA (AN APPROPRIATION COMEDY) which earned rave reviews, produced by SnowGlobed & Playing in Progress. 

Best Moment in the Show: This is a toss-up between two of the shorts. "White Kwanzaa (an appropriation comedy)" by Nicky Davis was straight-up gold. Two misguided white couples celebrate Kwanzaa. They listen and dance to hiphop, decorate their house with "traditional African" cornucopias, and claim to have cooked the celebratory meal using recipes from a cookbook called Little Sambo's Kitchen. The satire here is spot-on and timely, considering we still live in an era when Yale professors think it's okay for people to run around on Halloween wearing another culture as their costume. - THE STRANGER

As a playwright and novelist, Nicky is known for her biting comedic wit and fearless exploration of issues of race, gender, and identity. Nicky is the first playwright to be commissioned by RED STAGE, and will begin the workshopping process of her new script in 2017 with Artistic Director, Emily Penick.