• BIOS



Featuring Ben Mann and Joanne Wilson

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Jane is first introduced to pornography at a young age when she finds a dirty novel in her parent’s house. She regards this old paperback as the single most important piece of literature in her life. In DIRTY LITTLE MACHINE, Jane decides to seek out the most degenerate, repulsive, douchebag she can find and date him- in order that she may either fulfill her deep-seated sexual fantasies OR renounce all disempowering desires and become a true feminist.  DIRTY LITTLE MACHINE is an investigation of sexual relationships and intimacy in an increasingly voyeuristic culture.

“The environment Huba creates strips sex of sensuality… Sex becomes a form of silly putty that can be stretched and contorted to reflect different aspects of popular culture.”
Robert Weinstein, nytheatre.com (Candy Tastes Nice)

MIRANDA HUBA (Playwright) is an award-winning playwright originally from Canada, now based in New York City. She is a founding member of TigerMilk Collective. Plays include: The History Of My Domestication (commissioned by Playwrights Theatre Centre, Vancouver and also produced at NYC's The Red Room), Hospital City (Video-In Studios, Vancouver and staged reading at Stage Left Studio, NYC), and The Tour (Vancouver and Victoria Fringe Festivals). Recently her play, House of KOSA, received its world premiere in Canada as part of Vancouver's acclaimed SEE SEVEN new theatre series. Her latest play Grounded: A Play in Six Airports is being promoted in Germany as part of the publication New Canadian Drama- a partnership between the Canadian Department of Canadian Heritage and the Theatre Institute in Berlin. She is represented by the PER H. LAUKE VERLAG Agency in Germany. Most recently she was invited to Vancouver to co-create the site- specific theatre piece You Are Invited with HIVE 3 and the Cultural Olympiad. In June 2010 she performed her latest one-woman show Candy Tastes Nice at HERE in NYC as part of their Summer Sublet Series. She holds a BFA from the SFU School for the Contemporary Arts.

NATHAN SCHWARTZ (Director) is an actor, director and theatre creator who has recently returned to New York City from Canada. He has specialized in new play creation and is dedicated to infusing physical theatre techniques, and honest connection with the audience into contemporary theatre practice. He most recently directed and co-created ***[tenderpits]*** (AnimalParts Theatre NYC), RAGNAROK OUT! with Suburban Beast for Nuit Blanche 2009 at The Theatre Centre (Toronto) as well as the HATCH 2009 hit, IT TAKES TWO MEN TO MAKE A BROTHER, an exploration of male fraternity culture, at the Harbourfront Centre (Toronto). Other directing credits: ART'S HEART at FringeNYC 2009 (awarded OUTSTANDING SOLO SHOW), and The Garage Theatre's SoloFest 2010 (Teaneck, NJ), BASS BUGS (Walking Fish Festival, Vancouver). Nathan won 'Best Director' award two years running for Ottawa's Youth Infringement Festival. Nathan wrote and performed AND NOW A MESSAGE FROM MR.MR. (Toronto Festival of Clowns 2009), and MESSIAH AYELAND (2005 Chutzpah Festival, Vancouver). Some of Nathan's acting credits include: HEBRON (Habima, Tel-Aviv), BETTER LIVING (GCTC, Ottawa), THE DARLING FAMILY (Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, Vancouver), THE LEAGUE OF NATHANS (Touchstone, Vancouver), and 10 GREEN BOTTLES (Irving Greenberg Theatre, Toronto). He won the Jessie Richardson Award for 'Best Artistic Achievement' with the cast of THE BIG LEAGUE (Carousel Theatre, Vancouver). He has studied recently with Canadian clown and bouffon luminaries Karen Hines and Adam Lazarus. Nathan is also a graduate of Studio 58 Theatre School.

ANIMALPARTS is a New York City based theatre company dedicated to creating unique and vibrant new theatre that not only entertains but also challenges its audience. Using traditions of clown and bouffon, and juxtaposing multi-media with an honest and true connection with the audience – AnimalParts creates serio-comic performance pieces always rooted in Humor, Heart, and Innovation.
Past productions include ART’S HEART (which toured Canada, was produced in multiple off-off Broadway venues in NYC, was awarded the Outstanding Solo Show Award at FringeNYC 2009, and was also produced at The Garage Theater in NJ as past of their 2010 SoloFest), ***[tenderpits]*** (awarded Best Multi-Media Performance at United Solo Festival 2010), and A QUIET SIP OF COFFEE (which had its first developmental run with Horse Trade in December 2010).