Human Fruit Bowl by Andrea Kuchlewska - directed by Jessi D. Hill - starring Harmony Stempel

Human Fruit Bowl Company Bios

Harmony Stempel - Performer
Harmony's performance in Human Fruit Bowl has taken her around the world to the Prague Fringe Festival (winner “Kreativni Cena”), Amsterdam Fringe Festival (as “Best of Prague Fringe”), Hong Kong Microfest, and has won her acclaim here in NYC with terraNOVA Collective’s soloNOVA Arts Festival (Innovative Theater Awards nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance), FringeNYC (winner Overall Excellence Award) and FringeNYC Encore Series at Baruch Performing Arts Center.  Her work has also been seen at Columbia University, The Barrow Group Theater, The Theater for the New City, Ars Nova and The LAByrinth Theatre Company. www.harmonystempel.com

Andrea Kuchlewska - Playwright
Andrea is a New York-based writer born in Boston, MA. Plays include COMPLETE (Wilder Theatrics/Matrix Theatre, Los Angeles; Bay Area Playwrights Festival; FringeNYC & FringeNYC Encore Series), HUMAN FRUIT BOWL (soloNOVA Arts Festival, NYC; Baruch Performing Arts Center, NYC; Hong Kong Microfest; Prague Fringe Festival, winner ‘Kreativni cena’; FringeNYC & FringeNYC Encores, winner Overall Excellence Award), and the collaboratively created WE PLAY FOR THE GODS (Women’s Project, NYC). Andrea is a 2014 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Process Space resident and has been a finalist for the Princess Grace Award. She is currently under commission at Women’s Project where she is also an alumna of the 2010-2012 Playwrights Lab. www.andreakuchlewska.com

Jessi D. Hill - Director
Jessi is Associate Artistic Director of terraNOVA Collective and a freelance theatre director based in NYC.  Recent projects include work at New York Theatre Workshop, The Public Theater/Joe's Pub, Hoxton Hall (London), The Playwrights' Center, Primary Stages, Chicago Dramatists, The New Group, Culture Project, New Dramatists, Dixon Place, The Lark, The Playwrights Realm, New Georges, The Women's Project, Youngblood, Astoria Performing Arts Center, and others. She has been Staff Repertory Director for The Acting Company, a Director-in-Residence at Ensemble Studio Theatre, and a guest artist in professional training programs at Yale School of Drama, Fordham University, Long Island University, Powerhouse/NY Stage & Film, NYU/Tisch, Atlantic, Playwrights Horizons, Strasberg, Hunter College and others. MFA Directing: Yale. Member SDC. www.jessidhill.com

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"A surprisingly engrossing production...Human Fruit Bowl rivets its audience" -- TheaterMania

"Miraculous... the way the story unfolds through this fusion of one-person show and art class keeps us hooked." -- New York Theatre Review

"This little play, written so cleverly and richly, performed with such artful panache, and directed with ease and subtlety by Jessi D. Hill, deserves to be seen by art lovers – and by that I mean lovers of the arts – everywhere." -- BlogCritics.org

“Absolutely gripping… utterly compelling” – Expats, Czech Republic

“Quite powerful and at times even profound.” – Prague.tv, Czech Republic

More HUMAN FRUIT BOWL Press

Exeunt: Jordan Teicher interviews Harmony Stempel and Andrea Kuchlewska - "Throwing Muses"

Huffington Post: "Award Winning Play HUMAN FRUIT BOWL Unravels the Pierre Bonnard and Renee Monchaty Myth" by Lanie Zipoy

NewYorkTheatreReview.com: "When a Naked Woman Speaks, You Tend to Pay Attention" by Larry Kunofsky

CNNgo.com: 'Human Fruit Bowl': The naked play comes to Hong Kong

Time Out Hong Kong: Stage: Human Fruit Bowl