Blessing vs. Curse: Episode 11

This month we're featuring this incredible bout from our friends at WRITE CLUB Atlanta.

Plus, Lindsay co-hosts with a guest, Chad the Bird, who is a bird:

Chad the Bird.

Chad the Bird.


Suehyla El-Attar (BLESSING) vs. Topher Payne (CURSE)

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Topher Payne

Topher Payne writes things of all sorts, but mostly plays. His shows Swell Party and Angry Fags were both nominated for Outstanding World Premiere and The Gene-Gabriel Moore Playwriting Award at the 2013 Suzi Bass Awards. His work has been produced by 7 Stages Theater, Steppenwolf, and Primary Stages in New York, among many others. His audiobook, Funny Story: The Incomplete Works of Topher Payne, is available in all the places you'd expect. Get on that.

Suehyla El-Attar

Born and raised in Starkville, MS by Egyptian-Muslim parents, Suehyla El-Attar had no choice but to become a writer/actor, and (most recently) a director.

In 2014, she received the Gene-Gabriel Moore Playwriting Award for her script THIRD COUNTRY just after the open of her most recent show, THE DOCTOR, THE DEVIL, & MY DAD (featuring Nicholas Tecosky. Yes. THAT Nicholas Tecosky). She was named the 2014 Alliance Theatre Artist Lab Fellow and spent a year under the tutelage of Susan Booth (Artist Director for the Alliance Theatre), Celise Kalke (Director of New Projects), and Jody Feldman (Casting Director and Associate Producer).

As a stage actress, she’s received multiple nominations and one win. As a film/tv actress, she’s looking to build her fame on one-liners.  She currently lives in Decatur with her guy, Pat, and their two cats.

Edited by Annie Costakis, directed by Josh Zagoren, produced by Lindsay Muscato. 

Special thanks to Atlanta hosts/producers nicholas tecosky and myke johns, of course, our performers.