Muse 90401 is a one-woman show
written by, & starring, internationally acclaimed actress Fadik Sevin Atasoy.
Show date: Saturday, December 14th 8pm
VENUE: Edgemar Center For The Arts
Muse 90401 is a one-woman show written by, and starring, internationally acclaimed actress Fadik Sevin Atasoy. Ingenious, humorous and bold, this non-stop tour de force re-envisions the lives of famous women from art and literature through the perspective of a rebellious Muse. Her mission is to inspire Tolstoy, Shakespeare and Da Vinci. Though she tries to encourage masters to keep Cleopatra alive or to give Mona Lisa a smile she is brought before the court to defend her efforts. Will she be able to win their hearts?
Written and starring by: Fadik Sevin Atasoy
Director: Erdal Beşikçioğlu
Dramaturgy: Che’Rae Adams
Music By: Emir Işılay
“Genious, Genious, Genious!”
– Aida Takla O’Reilly, The President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association
(New writing, Theater with live music, Comedy)
Muse 90401 is a one-woman play written and performed by award-winning actress Fadik Sevin Atasoy. The work sets out to re-envision the lives of three famous women from art and literature through the perspective of a rebellious “Muse”. Ingenious, humorous, thought provoking and bold, this non-stop, tour de force, gives new voice to Anna Karenina, Cleopatra and Mona Lisa. The play transforms the tragic endings of these women offering the audience an empowering vision of who they really were and could have been.
The story explores the life of a Muse who was sent by the Planet of the Arts to planet earth. Her mission is to inspire Tolstoy, Shakespeare and Da Vinci. Though she tries to encourage the masters to keep Anna Karenina and Cleopatra alive and to give Mona Lisa a smile, she is brought before the court to defend her failures. Her deepest desire is to be a human and she expresses her reasons through songs. Accompanied by a live musician, who is also her attorney, she now stands before the audience who will ultimately be her jury. Will she be able to win their hearts?
Muse 90401 is a one woman play performed in the style of “Modern Female Meddah “ an interweaving- form of the Western and Eastern theatre disciplines. “Meddah” is an ancient Turkish theatre form mostly performed by a single male storyteller .The art of Meddah was included in 2003 among the oral and intangible heritage recognised by UNESCO.
*Play is performed in English and Turkish depending on the tour location.
*One actress , four different characters, non-stop acting, singing and dancing.
*After the world premier of Muse90401 in Los Angeles (directed by Che’Rae Adams), it has been translated into Turkish by the play- wright Fadik Sevin Atasoy and premiered in Istanbul, Turkey (directed by Erdal Besikcioglu) . In August 2019, Muse toured and performed 9 shows at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, UK .
Writer and Actress, Fadik Sevin Atasoy is an award winning stage and film actress, writer and a public figure from Istanbul. Coming from a family of actors, she began her acting career at the age of four in the National Theatre of Turkey. There, she was the youngest to win the best actress award from the Seljuk Theatre Festival. Fadik continued her career as a child star with her own show on National Broadcast. In 2008 Fadik and her father founded TAASNY theatre company in NY, NY. Their first play was “Bloody Nigar” in which she performed the lead at the Town Hall on Broadway. In 2011 Fadik was appointed as the Film Ambassador of Turkey in Los Angeles by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. In 2011 Fadik won the Best Actress Award for her performance in “Merhaba” at the First Run Film Festival by New York Tish University. Some of her other awards are;
*19th International Ankara Film Festival – Turkey- 8 days of Zeynep – Best Actress
*International Alexandria Film Festival – Egypt 8 Days Of Zeynep – Artistic Achievement
* N101 Awards (NVY-CNBC-N101) Actress of The Year
*42. International Antalya film festival – Golden Orange Film Award- In The Jail Now – Best Supporting Actress
(For more info: visit fadiksevinatasoy on imdb)