From Tsarist Russia to Broadway to the highest paid silent movie star, Alla Nazimova was the first female director and producer in Hollywood. Rags to riches to lesbian legend, she defied the moral and artistic codes of her time. A trailblazer pushed into obscurity – Nazimova will not be silenced. Nazzy rises once more to speak in this postmodern multimedia production, PLACES, written and performed by Romy Nordlinger, developed and directed by Katie McHugh, musical composition by Nick T. Moore, video design by Adam Burns.
Romy performed an excerpt from her new original one woman show about the Broadway and silent film star Alla Nazimova in “STAGE STRUCK: From Kemble to Kate”, an evening with five legendary actresses from the 19th to the early 20th Century at the Snapple Theatre, December 12, 2013
THE FEELING PART
Liv, an elementary school teacher, grapples with her mother's death. Isolating from her husband and growing obsessed with a student, she is led on a Dantesque journey by the ghost of Sid Vicious and a heroin-riddled Nutcracker. By exploring the taboo of death, she awakens to the consequences of love and the celebration of life.
LoNyLa's Velocity Lab presented a rehearsed reading, streamed live from Paramount Studios, LA.
Accepted into the Dream Up Festival at Theatre for the New City, 2011 and The New York International Fringe Festival, 2012.
by Romy Nordlinger + Adam Burns
Lipshtick uses innovative video projection techniques to bring you the post-modern vaudevillian Make-Me-Over Show – a reality show that eavesdrops on what women are doing, anytime, anywhere, by hacking their media devices – from a mobile phone or TV, to an antique transistor radio. Spanning 1928 to the present, with stops in 1959, 1963, 1976 and 1985, the show opens up a world of people caught between stations as they face a pivotal moment in their life. Meanwhile we see last week’s winner get what a Make-Me-Over really is…
Reviews for LIPSHTICK, New York International fringe Festival, 2011
“Lipshtick is an ambitious play, taking the audience on a funny, poignant, and complex journey. Compicated political, philosophical, and socio-economic issues are tempered with humor and humanity, resulting in a seam less, moving, and powerful work of Art.” - Michelle Augello-Page, TheHappiestMedium.com
“The piece strikes a very effective balance between goofy, character-driven humor and the underlying anxiety about its subject, without ever becoming too preachy or conversely undermining its serious exploration. Enjoyable and compelling throughout, building to an unexpected climax. A fresh and charming piece, throwing its wry voice into a vibrant, but hardly resolved discourse.” - Will Fulton, nytheatre.com
“Both timely and hilarious. Lipshtick produces plenty of laugh-out-loud moments as well as honest, poignant depictions of women. Much of the show’s humor can be credited to the script.” - Adrienne Urbanski, ExeuntMagazine.com
“As funny as it gets.” - Nicole Gluckstern, StageRush.com
by Romy Nordlinger + Adam Burns
Selected for Manhattan Theatre Source’s New Play Development Series – workshop production. Performed 4 dates November 2009
Broadville is a savagely funny, racy, 80 minute romp. A post-modern burlesque variety show, with commercials, songs and video clips framing revealing monologues. Broadville is a darkly funny peephole into the unspoken anxieties we all share in our media obsessed 21st Century.
“Broadville could rank with Talking With… and The Vagina Monologues as a fascinating look into women’s minds.” – Jena Tesse Fox, BroadwayWorld.com
“Broadville is a cannon blast of feminine energy, an affirmation of a woman’s sexuality in its myriad forms. Nordlinger is a powerful actor and excels at playing strong women.” – Tom Penketh, BackStage.com
“I was extremely impressed by the writing – the show is a brilliant form of existentialism.” – Laura Verbeke, Laura Verbeke Casting
SEX + SEALING WAX - One Woman Show
Original solo show by Romy Nordlinger + Adam Burns
Spanning the 1920's to the present, Nordlinger takes the audience on a wild roller-coaster ride through a shadowy 'medialand', with seven characters facing tough choices – like "Do you have to be a mother or a career woman? Can't you just be a woman?"
Performed at Estrogenius Theatre Festival, Manhattan Theatre Source and the Midtown International Theatre Festival - sold out shows both runs.
Reviews for SEX + SEALING WAX
“There’s something very down to earth but also something very down-and-dirty about Romy Nordlinger’s solo performance in Sex and Sealing Wax. She’s a performer who gives 110 percent to every performance.” – Caroline Smith, New York Cool
“Romy Nordlinger's one woman show is loads of fun, everyone will want to take a trip down this delightful rabbit hole.” – Pun Bandhu, nytheatre.com
“Nordlinger is a powerful actor and excels at playing strong women.”– Tom Penketh, BackStage.com
“Romy’s talents are worthy of Broadway.” – John Chatterton, Off Off Broadway Review