Blood Type: RAGU, stars award-winning writer and performer Frank Ingrasciotta, giving a tour-de-force portrayal of over 20 characters who live, love and laugh, in this wonderfully funny and genuinely moving solo play that explores an Italian immigrant child’s delicate dance between culture and identity.
Blood Type: RAGU delighted audiences Off-Broadway at the Actors’ Playhouse in NYC, Sheas Performing Arts Center (Buffalo, NY). 14th Street Playhouse (Atlanta, GA), Dante Hall Theatre (Atlantic City, NJ), George St. Playhouse (New Brunswick, NJ), Seven Angels Theatre (Waterbury, CT), and numerous Performing Arts Centers and festivals throughout the USA and Canada. It also played to sold-out houses at the Belmont Theatre (NYC), where it became the longest running show in the theatre’s ten-year history. During its Albany, New York run at the Capital Repertory Theatre,
Blood Type: RAGU was invited to perform at the New York State Capital for the State Legislators and Governor Andrew Cuomo, and was honored with a citation on the house floor. The show has been analyzed in the book:From Wiseguys to Wisemen, The Gangster and Other Italian-American Masculinities by Professor Fred Gardaphe. Last year, Frank and the show were acknowledged with two United Solo Awards for Best Comic Actor and Best Comedic Script, and nominated alongside of Hugh Jackman, John Leguizamo and Bette Midler. It also received the Westchester Arts Council Award for Best Performing Artist, and the Sons of Italy Award for Best Actor.
FRANK INGRASCIOTTA (writer/performer) Acting: Original Off-Broadway production of Godspell, Valley of the Dolls, Three Postcards, What Would Nora Ephron Say?, Dinner at 8, Body Suckers, Edgar Degas in The Girl in the Blue Armchair, and the Pharaoh in Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Lincoln Center. Regionally & in NYC, Frank has directed numerous cabarets, corporate shows and productions of Neil Berg’s musical The Life & Times of Fiona Gander,Miss Saigon, Chicago, You Can’t Take It With You, Ordinary People and 12 Angry Men. He conducts writing & acting workshops with students of all ages and teaches acting at SUNY Purchase. He also studied the Meisner acting technique with William Esper and holds a Theatre Arts‑in‑Education degree from SUNY Empire State College. Frank would like to thank the talented production team and tech crew at the Engeman Theater. Also, to you, the audience for coming out to see the show. It’s an honor to perform for you. And lastly, to my beloved wife Teresa who constantly teaches me everyday how to love. Without you, I would have a story, but it wouldn’t be this story, and this one is much better because you’re a part of it. If you would like to contact Frank: firstname.lastname@example.org
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