Posted by: Official_Press_Release 05:38 pm EDT 03/20/17

Gypsy Dahlia Productions presents
Directed by Christine Renee Miller & Jim Parrack

“At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.”
--Frida Kahlo

Fragmented Frida, a deeply personal account of the joys and struggles of renowned 20th Century icon, Frida Kahlo, will receive its World Premiere at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) Fisher Space for 8 performances, April 11th-16th.

“Fragmented Frida” tells the story of the unbroken spirit of a broken woman. This timely piece explores the life, and seeks to capture the essence, of the audacious artist, Frida Kahlo, who overcame seemingly insurmountable adversity that included being relentlessly bullied as a child, surviving a near-fatal bus accident in her teens that left her shattered physically and emotionally and then falling in love with a womanizing genius that would betray her in the worst way.

The work presents a complex Frida as revolutionary, provocateur, activist, self-reflexive painter and as a woman in need of love and validation. Frida was a Mexican Jewish bisexual feminist, four strikes, even in the most progressive times. “Fragmented Frida” taps into the tremendous resilience that allowed this titanic figure to examine her own life and suffering via the canvas so it could be forever preserved as art.

Andrea Dantas, the play’s author, portrays Frida. Christine Renee Miller & Jim Parrack are the co-directors. John McNulty designed hair, makeup and costumes. Steven Medina designed the set. Kia Rogers is the lighting designer. Victoria Ratermanis is the stage manager & co-creative designer. Matsy Stinson is the production designer. Reema Sampat is the graphic designer.

Performances 4/11-4/16: Tuesday-Saturday at 8PM with a Saturday matinee at 2PM and Sunday shows at 2pm & 6PM. Running time: 90 minutes.
Tickets: $59-$79. To purchase tickets or for more information: visit www.fragmentedfrida.com or call 718-636-4100.

BAM Fisher (Fishman Space) is located at 321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217. Subway: 2, 3, 4, 5, B, Q, N, R, D to Atlantic Avenue/Barclays Center. C to Lafayette Avenue. G to Fulton Street.


Twitter: @FragmentedFrida
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Andrea Dantas (Author/Frida) is an actress, director and Flamenco dancer from Brazil. She has been performing professionally for 20 years in Brazil, Italy, England and the USA in film, theater and television. She studied at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) in London, Teatro Olmetto in Milan and Playhouse West in Los Angeles. Andrea won Best Supporting Actress at the 2013 PHW Film Festival in L.A. for the film Daisy's. Directorial works include: Harold Pinter’s Betrayal, Samuel Beckett’s Endgame, What The Flowers Say (inspired by the works of Garcia Lorca) and Such Nice Shoes, which debuted at TheaterLab in NYC.

Christine Renee Miller (Director): Bug Bite (Edinburgh Fringe), MOTHER (FringeNYC, venue winner), Scared Skinny (FringeNYC winner), Big Dummy (United Solo Winner), Asian Belle (MITF Audience Award). She is currently collaborating with Emmy-winning writer, Matthew Hoverman, teaching GO-SOLO classes.

Jim Parrack (Director): Waiting for Lefty (L.A. revival), Post (PHW Film Fest, Best Movie). He has appeared in 20 films including: A Night In Old Mexico with Robert Duvall, Fury with Brad Pitt & Shia LeBeouf and David Ayer's Suicide Squad. Jim played Hoyt Fortenberry on HBO’s True Blood. He made his Broadway debut to rave reviews in John Steinbeck’s Of Mice And Men.

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