White Faced Lieutenant, performed by Joe Guzman is based on Moritz's father’s true WWII story. He combines memory play and prayer of remembrance in this heart wrenching, deeply spiritual, haunting monologue. Directed by Deborah Baer Mozes.
About Joe Guzman:
Philadelphia's own Joe Guzmán reprises his role as a WWII bombardier shot down, imprisoned, and tortured by the Japanese. Some past performances include: Arcadia and Julius Caesar at Lantern Theater, and many, many others. Joe received a Barrymore Award for Supporting Actor in a Play for Lantern Theater’s Lovers and Executioners.
UNCLE is a multidimensional show stopper, performed by Lee Kenneth Richardson, as one man's failed failing flailing soaring attempts to live inside a world of persistent trauma, pain, and longing to be understood. He speaks from another realm, from an Interzone between audience and performer. iMPeRFeCT Gallery is his mothership! Directed by Robert Craig Baum (Co-Founder of N1Theatre/Lab).
About Lee Kenneth Richardson:
Lee is a Founder of the African American Crossroads Theatre Company in New Brunswick, NJ. His performance conjures the stuff of life and death while dropping prophecy and deep, damaging, liberating, incomprehensible, and searing truths we need to hear right now in the Germantown sector of the Philadelphia zone of occupied America.
DENNIS MORITZ has written over thirty works that have received professional productions. Venues include Public Theater and BACCA Downtown, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Bowery Poetry Club in NYC. In Philadelphia, Center for the Performing Arts, Freedom Theater, Painted Bride Arts Center, Theatre Ariel, plus other venues in the USA and New Zealand. His book, Something to Hold On To, Nine Theater Pieces, was published by United Artists books, the long time poetry press. His play, Just the Boys was anthologized in Action: the Nuyorican Poets Cafe Theater Festival (Simon and Schuster). Genet at Mettray, a new collection of my plays, was published by United Artists books in 2017.
Robert Craig Baum, director, curator
"Installation shows cannot become exciting events without the right source material, the right actor, the right director, and the right collaborative spirit. Dennis and I have found this new Home at the iMPeRFeCT Gallery who will house this performance, alongside Dennis' UNCLE as well."