A FANTASY CABARET
Written and Performed by
Divina is a comedic one woman cabaret, written by and starring Regina Gibson, as Mary, a woman spiraling into an existential tailspin brought on by her sudden realization that she has put her entire life on hold for a guy. As questions like “Does he like me?” “Am I good enough?” or “Why even bother?” threaten to dissolve her down into an anxious puddle of low self worth, she fantasizes what her hero- opera’s baddest bitch - Maria Callas would do. When Maria does appear we learn that sometimes you need to play by your own goddamn rules.
The audience is led on a sexy fun-filled romp that explores what happens when fantasy becomes reality, and when the mundane transforms into the divine. It is the story of an unlikely duo who together redefine what it is to be a leading lady on your own terms.
THE CREATIVE TEAM
Regina Gibson (Writer/Performer)
Regina is a New York based actor, singer, and writer. In addition to showing her original work at Dixon PlaceThe Players Club, United Solo Theater Festival, Stella Adler Lab Series, and NYC International Fringe Festival, her recent NYC credits include The Golden Bride (National Yiddish Opera Folksbiene), Leah in Leah, the Forsaken (Metropolitan Playhouse), Delta in The Sky with Diamonds (starring Austin Pendleton) Regional: Lathem Prince (DC Capital Festival), As You Like It (Connecticut Shakespeare), Charlotte’s Web (Theatreworks/USA). Readings with Lark, EST, and ArsNova. Film: Spiders (Cannes Festival). She also stars as Amelia in her original comedy series, Honestly, Amelia at www.honestlyamelia.com. BFA NYU TISCH Stella Adler. Check her out at www.reginagibson.com.
Stephanie Cunningham (Director)
Stephanie is a theatre director and educator. With her work, she tries to promote the idea of theatre as accessible art and a tool for change. Recent NYC: The Viewing (New Light Theater Project); Keep, Swashbuckling Sam, Salt (Wide Eyed Productions); Butcher (Stella Adler Studio). Currently she is on faculty at the New School University, is a Curriculum Specialist with the Julliard School, and is the Artistic Director of Wide Eyed Productions in New York City, www.stephaniecunningham.com.
Logan Medland (Accompanist)
Logan Medland is a Composer, Writer and Broadway Musician and Music Director. On Broadway he was in the original orchestra of “A Bronx Tale” and “Dr. Zhivago”. He was Music Supervisor for the National tour of “A Christmas Story” and Music Director for International tour of “Cats” and the U.S. tour of “Crazy for You” and “Chicago”. He was the Associate MD for productions of “Jersey Boys” in Toronto and the First National tour. He is the Music Supervisor and Arranger for “The Bardy Bunch - the War of the Families Brady and Partridge” which had a highly acclaimed Off-Broadway run in 2014 and is currently under license from . His also wrote Book, Music and Lyrics for “Fingers and Toes” (NYMF) in 2010, and numerous regional productions since. It is currently under development with a NY producer. He also wrote music and lyrics for Me, Myself and Rita, a new musical about Rita Heyworth which debuted in London England at the Canal Theater in Nov. 2017, playing to rave reviews. He is composer for “Grab The Cannoli” (Book and Lyrics by Gary Apple) currently in development. Most recently he was the Music Supervisor and Arranger for “Christmas in Hell” at the York Theater Off-Broadway.