Friday, April 2, 2010

Guest Blogger of the Week: Gyda Arber


We would like to thank Jeff Riebe for his inspirational blog posts last week. We miss you!

We are excited to announce that next week our guest blogger will be, Gyda Arber.

Gyda Arber is a writer-director best known for creating the multimedia iPod noir, Suspicious Package, which drew acclaim from a host of publications, including The New York Times ("A distinctly 21st-century form of participatory theater. A singular experience.") and The Village Voice ("Impressive!...Makes for thrills.") and was nominated for an IT Award for Outstanding Production of a Play. Named "Person of the Year 2008" by, Gyda is also the director-creator of the interactive play Q&A: The Perception of Dawn ("quite ingenious", the writer-director of the short film "Watching" (commissioned by the horror festival Sinister Six), and the assistant director of The Brick's hit shows Notes from Underground and The Ninja Cherry Orchard. Also an accomplished actress, she has appeared at The Public Theater, Joe's Pub, and most frequently at The Brick, in shows including Fassbinder's Blood on the Cat's Neck ("Phoebe Zeitgeist, an excellent Gyda Arber"--The New York Times), Greed: A Musical Love $tory (Anna Nicole Smith), the English-language premiere of Vaclav Havel's Mountain Hotel (Liza), Ian W. Hill's noir pastiche World Gone Wrong (Dolores), and the musical Ich Liebe Jesus! (Virgin Mary). She also serves as the Outreach Director of The Brick Theater in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. A San Francisco native, she has a degree in musical theater from NYU, and is a graduate of the Maggie Flanigan Studio.


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