|DENIAL IS A WONDERFUL THING
by Christina Augello and John Caldon
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One woman, three continents, six decades, and a lusty affair: from Mumbai to the Outback, New York to the Haight, and naïve schoolgirl to free spirit, Christina reveals all in this one-woman talk story. Join her as she relives the highlights and laughs at the mistakes.
“Six decades of adventure, discovery and denial in one charming hour….Holding herself with the charm and elegance of a heroine from a classic film noir, Christina Augello shares her life’s story” — Theatre Is Easy (NYC)
Awarded Best Storyteller 2017 — United Solo Festival (NYC)
|Christina Augello has been performing since grade school. Her favorite roles are complicated, independent women who make their own choices, good or bad! Some of these include the Baroness Elsa von Freitag-Loringhoven, the Mama of Dada, in Last Of The Red Hot Dadas, the grifter turned social worker Bertha in Boxcar Bertha, Grace O’Malley, the Irish Pirate Queen in A Most Notorious Woman, the courageous and outrageous actress Betty Hutton in Rat Girl, the salty Regina Fredrickson in Confessions Of A Catholic Child and most recently Elizabeth I in Clive Barker’s Paradise Street where one critic compared her performance to that of Judy Dench, Bettie Davis and Flora Robson. In Denial Is A Wonderful Thing Christina presents the most complicated woman she knows – herself! Christina is also the founder and artistic director of EXIT Theatre and the San Francisco Fringe Festival.|
|John Caldon is a San Francisco based playwright and director. His work has been seen in the National Queer Arts Festival and the New York International Fringe Festival, as well as at The EXIT Theatre, Bindlestiff Studio, The SF Playhouse, The Thick House, Mama Calizo’s Voice Factory, Albuquerque’s The Box, the Manhattan Theatre Source and Boston’s The Theatre Offensive. He is a graduate of San Francisco State University’s Creative Writing program and the Professional Program in Screenwriting at UCLA. His upcoming play #femmemasculine will premiere at Brava Theater Center in fall 2017.|