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Alarm of the People (2016-2017)

Written & Directed by Danielle Wirsansky

The Alarm of the People is a collection of WWII and Holocaust short plays. Each play focuses on a real historical figure, such as spies, serial killers, and saints, and their exploits during this time. The collection includes four short plays about Nancy Wake and Hannah Szenes who were spies; Susan Travers, a woman who served in the armed forces; and Marcel Petiot, who committed atrocities under the title of spy. These people’s stories have gone untold. Each story has been crafted to teach the audience about the time period and what these people did for their countries and beliefs. Each play is also as rooted in truth and historical accuracy as possible.

2 F/1 M

It was performed January 26-28th, 2017 at the Greensboro Fringe Festival, in February at Florida State University, and will be performed in May 2017 at the Orlando International Fringe Festival. You can buy tickets to see us in Orlando here.

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Falling in Love is Such an Easy Thing to Do (2014)

5 F/6 M

Written & Directed by Danielle Wirsansky

This play was a full length version of Falling in Love is Such an Easy Thing to Do  produced as part of Yo Mama Fell in Love With a Blonde. It follows Matt who, after a disastrous first attempt at love, wakes up to find that he can only speak in pick up lines. The only way to break the curse? Make the girl of his dreams fall in love with him.

This production took place in November of 2014 and was produced by the Florida State University Student Theatre Association in the Augusta Conradi Studio Theatre.

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Yo Mama Fell in Love with a Blonde (2014)

7 F/5 M

Written & Directed by Danielle Wirsansky

Yo Mama Fell In Love With A Blonde is a collection of three short plays, Mr. Yo Mama, Blonde, and Falling in Love is Such an Easy Thing to Do performed all in one night. Mr. Yo Mama follows the adventures of a different kind of hero who protects those in need using classic yo mama jokes. Blonde is a vignette play following different women as they struggle to overcome the overplayed blonde jokes their lives have become. Falling in Love is Such an Easy Thing to Do follows a young man who, after a disastrous first attempt at love, wakes up to find that he can only speak in pick up lines.

This production took place in February of 2014 and was independently produced on the Florida State University Campus.

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Blonde (2012)

7 F/2 M

Written & Directed by Danielle Wirsansky

Blonde is a vignette play following different blonde women as they struggle to overcome the overplayed blonde jokes their lives have become.

It premiered in the Black Box Theatre at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in May of 2012.

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365 Women A Year Festivals (2014-2017)

365 Women A Year is an “…international play writing project involves over 200 playwrights who have signed on to write one or more one-acts about extraordinary women in both past and present history. The project’s ambitious yet focused goal is to write women back into the social consciousness as well as empower and promote female playwrights around the country…. The dedicated playwrights plan to continue this project every year, with a new list of 365 women in history.”

Danielle has been participating in the project since its founding in 2014. The women she has written about in plays as a part of this project include Gracia Mendes Nasi (2014) in Vulgarity of Grace, Nancy Wake (2014) in White Mouse, Hannah Szenes (2015) in Devil on the Wall, Natalia Peshkova (2015) in Heartbeats, Eileen Nearne (2015) in Every Rose, Elsie Ott (2016) in The Million Dollar Wound, Reba Whittle (2016) in Monkeys in a Zoo, and Susan Travers (2016) in The Infinity of Delight.

Her play Vulgarity of Grace was performed in the Charlotte 365 Women a Year Festival in 2015 at the Neighborhood Theatre (NoDa) and the London 365 Women a Year Festival in 2015 at Theatre Academy London. White Mouse was performed at both the Charlotte and London 365 Women a Year Festivals as well as the Detroit festival at the MonsterBox Theatre in 2016. Heartbeats was performed  at the Where We Are Now Festival in Sligo, Ireland in 2017. Million Dollar Wound had a reading with Rapid Lemon Productions in Baltimore and a production at the Florida State University 365 Women A Year Festival in Tallahassee in 2017.

Passionate about the project, Danielle produced a 365 Women A Year Festival at Florida State University in October of 2017.

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