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The Cast of "Safe" Attends the Spring Launch of Cognac's Corner Magazine

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TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Actress Alexandra Gjerpen and Playwright Penny Jackson at the World Bar about their new Off Broadway Play "Safe"

TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Actress Alexandra Gjerpen and Playwright Penny Jackson at the World Bar for the Spring Launch of Cognac's Corner Magazine to Support Habitat for Humanity

The Cast of the new Off Broadway Play "Safe"  attended the launch of the Spring Issue of Cognac's Corner Magazine.

I was happy to interview beautiful blonde Actress Alexandra Gierpen and playwright Penny Jackson about this compelling play.

Presented by Ego Actus and directed by Joan Kane, the play will premiere on June 1st at the 2012 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity.

Performances will take place from June 1st through June 14th.

"Safe" is about a Mom in rehab, Dad seem like a ghost, you hate high school and your anorexic best friend want to kidnap her baby niece.  What else can you do but go to a meet a dangerous man?  "Safe" is about trying to find your way in a scary world.

Penny Brandt Jackson is an award winning novelist and playwright. Penny's first novel, Becoming the Butlers, published by Bantam Books, was chosen as one of the best books of the year by The New York Public Library. Since then she has received numerous awards, including a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, a Mirrielees Fellowship , a Pushcart Prize award, and first prize in The Barnard College One Act Play Contest. Play productions include Charlie in Central Park in The New York City Icon Plays at Theater 54, Booze in the Boroughs at Joria Playhouse, and Safe which will be included in The Planet Connections Theatre Festivity in June. Another full length play, All Alices, is currently being developed by Ego Actus Productions and recently received a reading at The Lark Play Development Center Roundtable series. Penny is a proud member of The League of Professional Theater Women, The Dramatists Guild, and She Writes.For more information please see:

Director Joan Kane was named one of 2011 People of the Year in indie theatre by She recently directed Play Nice! off Broadway at 59E59 Theaters, Aliens with Extraordinary Skills by Saviana Stanescu at Theater 54, The God Particle which was presented in the Lower East Side Festival and the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, and Pizza Man at the Bridge Theater. She has directed plays and readings at the Lark Play Development Center, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Theater for the New City, the Samuel French Short Play Festival and for the Scandinavian American Theater Company. She has an MFA in Directing from The New School, an MS in Museum Education from Bank Street and is a member of the Dramatists Guild and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.

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Alexandra Gjerpen who portrays Liz Fonseca recently appeared in "Red Light Winter" at the 45th Street Theater.   Ms. Gierpen has also been seen in "Parachute Jump" in the Midwinter Madness Theatre Festival and appeared in "Wedding Dress" at the BlackBox Theater in Oslo, Norway.

She is a graduate of the William Esper Studio and also trained at the Nordic Institute of Stage and Studio in Oslo.

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