Eat like a dictator. Our story, based on real events, takes a young chef from running top after-hours nightspots to running for his life from one of the bloodiest men in the world, Libyan Dictator Muammar Qaddafi.
Food metaphorically describes the methods and madness of the dictator. Audience members savor tastes of the dishes Muammar Qaddafi loved. The audience is not simply sampling Qaddafi’s favorites, it is having a sensory experience, literally tasting ideas
WOMAN - Paola Madrigal has been working as an actor for over 18 years in film, TV, theatre and radio. In 2015 she received the Outstanding Actress Award at the San Diego International Fringe Festival for Devoted to Botox, written and performed by her, where she played five characters; and Best Actress Award by the Mexican Independent Cinema Association. She is currently performing in The
Cube, a long-format theatre improv show created in Spain, and in the play There´s A Man Sitting In The Living Room, part of a
FREDY - Alvaro Flores trained as an actor in London and did his Masters in Musical Theatre at the Royal Academy of Music. He also trained in corporeal mime in Paris’ Theatre de l’Ange Fou. Alvaro has toured Latin America (México, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panamá, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil). He has starred in short films that have made it to Sundance and the Short Film Corner in Cannes. Recently he has been directing professional musical theatre and children´s theatre.
Director Lynn Lohr spent 15 years in the professional theater in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where with playwright Lance Belville, she founded the History Theatre, dedicated to doing all new work based on social issues, history and folklore. As an actor, director and producer, she oversaw its growth to its present 599 seat home as an Equity theatre and received awards from the Twin Cities Drama Critics Circle including for Best New Production.
Sound consultant, Michael Evje, made his first tape recording at age 12. Over a career spanning decades, he worked in Hollywood and San Francisco for every major network and film studio as a production sound mixer and is the recipient of a BAFTA ‘Stella’ award (the British Oscar) for Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘The Conversation.’ His credits range from ‘Caddyshack’ to ‘Raging Bull’ and ‘The Man Without a Face.’
Playwright Lance S. Belville has had more than 100 productions of 50 plays (five off-off-Broadway). His plays have toured to 30 states. He received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Playwriting, travel awards from the British Council and the Croatian National Theatre, and a Kudos Award for Best New Play from the Twin Cities Drama Critic Circle. He was the founding playwright of St. Paul’s History Theatre. Holding a degree in Cinema from USC, Belville won a Silver Medal Award for a documentary from the New York City International Film Festival.
Co-Author Carlos Ambrosi, has more than 19 years experience in hospitality. He began his career as a chef and then executive chef moving on to hotel management. He is a strategic leader for organizing operational and administrative functions. And a researcher for shamanism, comparative mythology and zen buddism.
Designer Emily Marr is a veteran of numerous under-paid and over-stressed hurried design requests for flyers, web sites, advertisements and death notices for musical groups, actors, musicians and theatre companies. She currently hikes the back trails of California’s epically beautiful Marin Country between artistic design free-for-alls.