Outstanding Performance Art Production
at the New York Innovative Theatre Awards 2011
Woman of Leisure and Panic
Created and Performed by Charlotte Bydwell
A young woman’s struggle to remain financially stable, creatively productive, physically fit, romantically satisfied, and still standing... or should she sit?
Presented as part of
The New York International Fringe Festival
at The Theatre at the 14th Street Y
August 11-23, 2013
'For frazzled New Yorkers, it’s a familiar story, but one that benefits from the performer’s sharp comic timing and flurries of karate-meets–boot-camp interpretive dance.' ****
- Time Out New York CRITICS' PICK
'You could talk all day about the pressures that come with being a modern woman and not say it half as well as Charlotte Bydwell shows and tells it in forty-five minutes... Bydwell nailed it!'
'...Funny and complicated... an engaging mirror of our own obsessions... With perfect comedic timing and beautifully simple stage directions... Leisure and Panic is beautifully crafted. Charlotte Bydwell found a way to create an engaging and multi-layered play, regardless of distraction or outside demands.'
- Informal Floor
'Bydwell is captivating on stage... Leisure and Panic is an impressive first full-length solo creation, and Bydwell is one to watch.'
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All photos by Matt Sundin