Ars Nova Ant Fest 2013 // Bernie Wohl Center // CUNY // Fresh Ground Pepper

DEBUTANTE. follows the preparations and ultimate debut of a group of restless young heiresses living in decadence during a worldwide financial crisis. With late night bike rides, TAB soda overdoses and Jazzercise sessions inspired by the famed soap opera "Dynasty", these poor little rich girls must come of age as they come out to the world.

Inspired by real life debutantes Barbara Hutton and and Brenda Frazier, it is an unexpectedly loving portrait of a group of young women anxious to find their worth in a world defined by the almighty dollar.

Written by Ryann Weir

Created + Directed by Annie Tippe

with Elizabeth Alderfer, Eshan Bay, Anna Abhau Elliott, Lena Hudson, Keilly McQuail, Ben Otto, Ronald Peet, Rochelle Slovin and Liza de Weerd

Set Design: Daniel Dabdoub

Costume Design: Maria Hooper

Lighting Design: Joe Cantalupo

Sound Design: Jerome Ellis

Video Design: Ivaylo Getov