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Dido of Idaho


Dido of Idaho playwright Abby Rosebrock

Ensemble Studio Theatre & the Radio Drama Network present

Dido of Idaho

by Abby Rosebrock, directed by Mikhaela Mahony

Nora is a hard-drinking musicologist whose colleague/lover is dragging his feet about leaving his beauty-queen wife. When Nora's hijinks land her at rock bottom, she goes on a quest to get counsel from the only source she has left: her estranged, evangelical mom. Abby Rosebrock’s Dido of Idaho is a horrifying comedy about love, despair and maybe, eventually, hope.

Playing March 14th through April 8th, 2018


ABBY ROSEBROCK (Playwright) plays have been produced or developed at Williamstown, Cherry Lane, New York Stage and Film, Labyrinth Theater Company, Drama League, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Dixon Place, The Brick and more, as well as regionally in South Carolina, Georgia, Montana and Idaho. Abby has been a member of Playground at The Lark Play Development Center, The Tank NYC's TV- and new media-writers’ collective and the Obie Award-winning playwrights' group EST/Youngblood. She is currently a member of the emerging writers' group at Clubbed Thumb and was recently selected for a Launch Commission with The Atlantic.

MIKHAELA MAHONY (Director) is a Brooklyn-based director of new plays and opera. Recent productions include 2:00, conceived by Emma McFarland, The Noise of the Future, by Anna Jazstremski, Hoshi, a new opera composed by Sato Matsui, Verdi’s Rigoletto, and Chekhov’s The Seagull. Mikhaela is honored to be a frequent collaborator with the playwrights of EST/Youngblood, directing short plays by Brittany Allen, Christina Quintana, and Abby Rosebrock in the past season, and helming the workshop production of Dido of Idaho in 2015. She is also deeply proud to work with the much younger playwrights at the 52nd Street Project. In her work in opera, Mikhaela has directed and assistant directed at The Juilliard School and the Chautauqua Institution. She is a co-founder of Full Moon Films and a member of the Columbia University School of the Arts Directing Class of 2019.

Earlier Event: March 4
The EST/Youngblood Science Brunch
Later Event: April 3
Behind the Sheet