Jack’s an actor; Olivia’s a playwright. They’re better at kissing than communicating!
Can they learn the language of love? Watch as they perform classic scenes: “first date,” “awkward breakup” and “happy ending.” A meta-theatrical romantic comedy from South Florida.
Rake Theater presented Fluency at the 2008 New York International Fringe Festival and the 2008 Orlando International Fringe Festival.
Photos from the FringeNYC production
Photos from the Orlando Fringe production
Jill Jichetti (director/Olivia): is a director, performer and writer in several genres. Previous directing credits include Kimberly Patterson’s Goat Song at the Midtown International Theater Festival. Jill is a Member of Rake Theater and the Artistic Director of Lifeblood Theater Company. Jill’s FringeNYC writing/directing credits for Lifeblood include The Boy on the Other Side of the World (2007) and Reference Material [3am Pie] (2002). As a 2008 recipient of an Excellence Award in Literary Arts from the Council on the Arts and Humanities for Staten Island (COASI), she performs her blog-published fiction, “Angels Dares'”, at COAHSI’s Summerfest in June. The story, a fictional serial yet to be concluded, can be found on her homepage JillWrites.com. She has written numerous one-acts and ten minute plays, two of which were presented at Sundog Theatre’s Scenes from the Staten Island Ferry. She has also reviewed theater for OffOffOnline.com. Jill received her Master of Arts from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study in 2001 where she concentrated her studies in Playwriting and Interdisciplinary Ideas of the Postmodern. She has taught several levels of writing classes in the English Department at the College of Staten Island (City University of New York). At CUNY, she has also taught classes in technical theater and stage management.
Kimberly Patterson (playwright): is the Artistic Director of Rake Theater, now based in Boynton Beach, Florida. She spent the last 10 years in New York, working in Off- and Off-Off Broadway theater in almost every capacity possible (with the notable exception of acting). Her plays have appeared in the Midtown International Theater Festival: The Goat Song (2005) and Absence (2006). She co-wrote the book for Oedipus for Kids!, a sell-out hit at the 2006 New York Musical Theater Festival. Her most recent work, Fluency, appeared at the 2008 Orlando Fringe Festival. She has written theater reviews for OffOffOnline.com in New York, and for CurtainUp.com in Chicago. Kimberly has a Masters degree from NYU’s Gallatin School and is a member of the Dramatists Guild.
Martin Soole (Jack): A native of Iowa and graduate of Webster Conservatory, Martin works consistently in Film, Theatre, and T.V. He can be seen playing lead roles in the upcoming films “The Children of Fleeting Light” and The Samsung Mobile Fresh Film “Regularly Scheduled Programming”.
Nicole Serra (stage manager): Nicole is a stage manager/actress/director and graduate of University of Miami, where she received a B.A. in Theatre and English Literature. She has also trained at Queen Mary, University of London, as well as SITI Company and the Barrow Group in NYC. She served as Associate Director of the Drama program at Theatre Arts Center for two years and has also worked with The Foundry Theatre, City Lights Youth Theatre, The Watermark Ensemble, and the CASA program through Queens Theatre in the Park.