Constance & Florence - written by Lou Stone Borenstein

 

Constance & Florence are characters originally created at Manhattan Theatre Source in New York, written by Lou Stone Borenstein and initially brought to life by Claudia Morcroft and Jenny D. Green. Multiple short pieces featuring these characters have been workshopped since then at the Soho Playhouse in New York and at We Make Movies in Los Angeles. Some of the pieces were recently filmed with Zoe Watkins and Rebecca Lieb Walsh under the direction of Mike Veasey. The subject matter ranges from death to amusement parks to New Year's resolutions.

In "New Year's Resolution," Florence makes her New Year's Resolution while Constance worries that only the government should be making resolutions. Florence is an educated, extroverted woman of the world, constantly seeking adventure and a new boyfriend. Her best friend, Constance, is a rather simple, often dense, introvert, constantly struggling to break out of her shell. Florence perpetually attempts to help Constance live life to the fullest, but it remains a Sisyphean task. 

Zoe Watkins, Constance, graduated from the Central School of Speech & Drama in London and worked as a teacher of Drama and English. She became an Assistant Head Teacher in Hertfordshire and a Producer on the short film "Second Chance." She oversaw the design and build of a 3 million pound community theatre at Hertswood, and successfully developed and ran its first season. She then moved to New York, where she was accepted into the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. After graduating, she became an Academy Theatre Company member.

Rebecca Lieb Walsh, Florence, has been working as an actor/singer and arts administrator for the past seven years in New York. She is a physical comedienne whether on-camera, on-stage or off, and has studied sit-com with Maggie Reed. She is an avid music enthusiast and hopes to open her own music venue in her current home base of Astoria.

Mike Veasey, director, is an actor/writer/director from Staten Island, NY. He is the producer and host of Mike's Alternate Reality Show and preforms regularly on local stages. His one-act play "Dream Date" was presented by the Staten Island Playwright's Collective and performed at the Manhattan Repertory Theater.

Lou Stone Borenstein, writer, began his career performing stand-up at comedy clubs in New York. With fellow comic Paul Murdock, he created and wrote the web series "Is This Thing On?" He was also a proud member of the group Cherub Improv, providing free comedy shows and workshops to hospital patients, the elderly, the homeless, and others in need of a laugh. He now writes for the podcast "Previously Recorded...Live" in Los Angeles and continues writing pieces for Constance & Florence.