Jerk Off! An Embodied Reading

  • July 13, 2024 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Paradise Theatre

    215 Grand Avenue
    Paonia, Colorado 81428
Ticket Price $15.00 Buy Tickets
Description

Jerk Off! An Embodied Reading

Saturday, July 13th at 7pm

Tickets: $15

Written and Performed by Nadia Manzoor

Directed by Tara Elliott 

A sneak peek of a new work in progress

Sponsored by Wisehart Springs Inn

2024 Good Live Theatre - Paradise Theatre Artists In Residence Series

 

Jerk Off! is an autobiographical solo show written and performed by Nadia Manzoor and directed by Tara Elliott. It explores the intersections of identity and grief in the murky waters of an abusive relationship. With her signature style of comedic narrative, chameleonic shifts in character, and dynamic movement, Nadia brings to life a world of underground hip-hop where she explores how we self-perpetuate abuse, how ungrieved loss can sink us, and what family really means. 

 

About The Artists

Nadia P Manzoor (Writer/Performer) is a Pakistani Brit living in Brooklyn. Her critically acclaimed solo show, Burq Off!, toured internationally for 3 years to sold-out audiences, for which she was featured in the award-winning documentary The Pakistani Four. Her comedy web series, Shugs and Fats, won a Gotham Film Award for Best Short Series. Shugs and Fats premiered at the Tribeca and Tacoma Film Festivals and was developed into a pilot with Amazon Studios. Her short film Cut Leaf was a finalist at the Tribeca/Chanel Through her Lens program and is in development as a feature. Filmmaker Magazine recognized her as one of the twenty-five new faces of Independent Film in 2016.

Her work has led her to be interviewed by Christiane Amanpour, Terry Gross, Deepak Chopra, and Marc Lamont Hill, to name a few. She has been featured in the NYTimes, Indian VOGUE, and the BBC, where she has widely discussed her experience navigating growing up Muslim in the UK and the impact of being a ‘third culture kid.’ Her TEDx talk, The Story of Identity, is a tip of the hat to where the soul of her work lives. Her personal essay, Astronauts, was published as part of Double Bind, an anthology on female ambition. She is currently developing her next solo show, Jerk Off!, and is writing her first comedy stand-up special about the madness of motherhood.  www.nadiapmanzoor.com

 

Tara Elliott (she/they) is a director, choreographer, and producer for stage and screen. Upcoming Two Sisters Find a Box of Lesbian Erotica in the Woods at Rattlestick Theater in 2025. She is the recipient of a Venturous Theater Grant for development of experimental audio drama Pleasure Machine and a Tow Travel Grant for research in Cuba. She has developed new plays with New Georges, Clubbed Thumb, Colt Coeur, Pipeline, Fresh Ground Pepper, LaMicro Theater, Teatro LATEA, Goethe Institut, Downtown Art, and the Exquisite Corpse Company among others. Her work has been seen in London, Seoul, Edinburgh, Toronto, Vancouver, and Santiago, and in NYC theaters including The Public, The Cherry Lane, The New Ohio, HERE Arts, and Walkerspace. Inaugural Directing Cohort at Mercury Store. 2021 Clubbed Thumb Directing Fellow. New Georges Affiliate Artist. 2019/2020 CoCo Resident with Colt Coeur. 2018 Drama League Directing Fellow. MFA Directing, Brooklyn College. She currently teaches Directing at NYU Tisch: Playwrights Downtown.

 

Date & Time

Sat, Jul 13, 2024 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Venue Details

Paradise Theatre

215 Grand Avenue
Paonia, Colorado 81428 Paradise Theatre
The Paradise Theatre

The Paradise Theatre is an intimate non-profit theatre located in the heart of Downtown Paonia. Our mission is to build community through educational events, live music, film, and theater.  The historic entertainment venue was built in 1928 and formed into a non-profit in 2014.  From it's inception, the Paradise has been a gathering place for the community.  Our standing room capacity is 200 and our seated capacity is 119.  We offer organic popcorn and snacks, locally produced wines and liquors, hard cider, and a full bar with speciality cocktails.  The Paradise Theatre Board, Staff, and Volunteers value diversity and inclusion.  All are welcome here. 

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