Capital Fringe 2014 Preview: ‘What Would Tina and Amy Do?’ by Austin Kruesi

What Would Tina and Amy Do? is a new play about best friends, Annie and Tinley, and the challenges they face as they try to figure out the real world. To help them overcome the many difficult and confusing aspects of post-college life, they decide to rely on two strong female role models; namely, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to guide them on their journey to becoming strong, independent women.

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Every girl needs an inspirational role model, and for many young women (including playwrights, Larissa Kruesi and Mikaela Saccoccio) those figures are Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Tina and Amy are both strong, driven women who share an admirable friendship in addition to being advocates for women. Annie and Tinley also share a strong friendship, but throughout the play, they find their friendship tested by new obstacles and other relationships. Annie is struggling to advance as a dancer, while Tinley is frustrated by her lack of professional direction and also finds that romantic relationships are difficult, too, as she begins to seriously date for the first time. To help them overcome these rejections and hardships, they adopt the mantra ‘what would Tina and Amy do?’ because Annie and Tinley look up to these two accomplished and wise women and rely on them to pave a path to success.

Over the course of the play, Tinley and Annie discover that despite hardships and set-backs, they can move forward with the aid of others. Having the help of a caring friend and someone to aspire to can make this stage of life all the more manageable. For young professional women, supporting each other as well as looking up to strong female role models helps to guide them in making tough decisions and becoming stronger and more independent in the process.

What Would Tina and Amy Do? was written by the See/Saw Theatre Company’s Larissa Kruesi and Mikaela Saccoccio. Larissa will also be performing in the production alongside Catie Carlton.

The See/Saw Theatre Company was founded in 2013 by College of William and Mary alums Larissa Kruesi and Mikaela Saccoccio to create opportunities for young actresses and to develop new, character-driven works.

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Fort Fringe-Bedroom, 612 L Street NW, in Washington, DC

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July 13th at 6:30 pm

July 16th at 9:45 pm

July 17th at 8:15 pm

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