Brace for Impact - A Workshop Reading of a New Play by Maia Nikiphoroff

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Brace for Impact - A Workshop Reading of a New Play by Maia Nikiphoroff

A fantastical one-woman show about a flight attendant who’s fighting to stay focused on the job while her father’s body is being cremated.

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Culture Lab LIC at The Plaxall Gallery 5-25 46th Avenue Queens, NY 11101

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  • 1 hour
  • Mobile eTicket

Join us for a night of fantastical theater and questionable flight safety demonstrations as we explore Paraguayan playwright, Maia Nikiphoroff’s first theatrical piece, ‘Brace for Impact!’.

All ticket sale proceeds will go to Culture Lab LIC.

After the reading, you’ll be able to support female storytellers in Paraguay by purchasing recycled-canvas tote bags designed by Paraguayan artist Rafaella Pecci.

THE PLAY…

‘Brace for Impact!’ is a fantastical one-woman show about a flight attendant named Shiva who’s fighting to stay focused on the job while her father’s body is being cremated. On the flight, with the help of a disheveled clown only she can see, she navigates moments in her life in which she destroys that which she loves. Only after there’s nothing left to wreck will she find the power of forgiveness and regeneration.

Grief is at the center of this dark comedy. Between questionable safety demonstrations and vodka-only drink service, Shiva purges all her relationships that define her as a ‘liberated woman’. From her no-holds-barred relationship with her mother, to the many men in her life– doctors, pilots, cousins, her ‘wonderful’ husband, and most importantly her dad. After every experience, every self-inflicted trauma, new armors come up, but like a Maori ready to dance the Haka, Shiva braces herself to go to work, war, love, and also to celebrate fucking life.

THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE PLAY…

Devon M. Schwartz - Director

Maia Nikiphoroff. - Playwright

Kathleen Capdesuñer - Producer

Austin Iredale - Producer

Blaire O’leary - Casting Director

Sebastian Lysén. - Stage Manager

WHO PLAYS WHO IN THE PLAY...

Maia Nikiphoroff - Shiva

Alan I. Ross - Disheveled Clown

Rusty Riegelman. - Mom

Casey Worthigton. - Husband

Jorge Sánchez Díaz. - Cousin Lalo

Christopher Heard - Captain Troy / Proctologist

Zulivet Diaz - Narrator

For more information on this play and the ‘Stories Unite Us’ fundraiser please visit

www.alwayswildcontent.com