Driving with the Parking Brake Up
A comedy in two solo acts:
"Mangos & Rice" by Luis Sosa
"The Wedding Warrior" by Casey Dressler
Hailing from Miami and the Florida Keys, Luis Sosa and Casey Dressler team up to bring you Driving with the Parking Brake Up, an unforgettable comedy in two solo acts, Mangos & Rice and The Wedding Warrior.
Foot's on the gas but you've barely made it down the block? This show explores the lives of two people who find themselves in the space between reality and making their dreams come true.
Act 1: Mangos & Rice, written and performed by Luis Sosa, is the story of a late-blooming, early-greying, wannabe-Cuban, gay, man-boy from Miami who discovers he doesn't suck as much as he thought. From self-conscience to conscious of self! Hold on to your seat for a hysterically heartfelt ride through the life and times of Luis as he faces his fears, makes peace with his past and ultimately learns to love himself. You'll be sure to wanna shake your booty by roads end!
Act 2: The Wedding Warrior, penned and performed by Casey Dressler, is the tale of an unwed, 30-something, wedding coordinator in small town Key Largo who proves love truly is a battlefield. Join Casey as she combats her way through the mayhem and mishaps that lead up to matrimony. Better off wed? That's just one of the questions Casey poses as she passes the torch to an incoming wedding coordinator in this charming, comedic peek into the chaos that ensues before the vows are taken. Follow her as she imparts her pearls of wisdom and attempts to navigate the winding roads of her own heart. This story is inspired by Casey's time working as a real life wedding coordinator in Islamorada, Florida.
Driving with the Parking Brake Up- Mangos & Rice and The Wedding Warrior represent the voyages we inwardly embark upon as we bravely put one foot in front of the other and step into the unknown. Driving with the Parking Brake Up is an uplifting life-affirming theatre experience that celebrates the discovery of self and venturing towards the places we fear to tread, but do anyway. Buckle up for this hilariously heartwarming adventure!
Luis Sosa and Casey Dressler--a bit of history and why they need your help! :)
"Lu and Case" are best friends who met in the fall of 2001 during their freshman year at New World School of the Arts in downtown Miami. It's long been a dream of theirs to write, produce and perform their own solo shows together at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. After many years of talking about it, Luis and Casey are finally taking the leap of faith! They are currently gearing up to take their newly written solo shows, "Mangos & Rice" and "The Wedding Warrior" to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland where they will be presenting them as one full length show under the umbrella title, Driving with the Parking Brake Up. They have reserved a theatre at theSpaceUK @ Surgeons Hall, Theatre 3, V53, from August 1st - August 23rd (17:05 daily.) In addition to their 3 week run in Edinburgh, they will also be traveling to NYC in July to participate in the East to Edinburgh Festival at 59E59 Theatres for 3 performances, July 11th @ 6:30 pm, July 12th @ 4:30 pm & July 13th @ 4:30 pm.
Although Luis and Casey are battling the vulnerability they feel by asking for donations, they know it is crucial that they reach out to their friends, family and fellow art supporters in order to keep this engine truckin' all the way to NYC & Edinburgh!
In addition to the rental costs for the theatres, there are many expenses with regard to marketing, accommodations, airfare and other general production costs. $12,000 is a rather modest fundraising goal, as this amount only covers the theatre rentals in NYC & Edinburgh, registration into the Fringe and the designing and printing of their basic marketing materials. Of course any amount they can raise will be a blessing, but they are going to be working extra hard to meet this goal. Surpassing it would obviously be cause for breaking dancing in the streets!
Luis and Casey wholeheartedly believe in this venture. It is their dream and main objective to continue touring their shows well after their world premiere at the Fringe, as well as continuing the development of their theatre company, Fly Away Balloon Theatre Co.
Luis and Casey thank you from the very bottom of their hearts and the depths of their souls for any amount you are able to donate. We all know times are tough, especially if you are an artist. If you are not in a position to make a donation, simply sharing this page with your friends via e-mail or social media is just as valuable and supportive.
Cue Laverne and Shirley theme song:
"We're gonna make our dreams come true! Doin' it our way!"
With your help! Hopefully! :)
Peace, Love & Theatre,
Lu & Case www.Drivingwiththeparkingbrakeup.com https://www.facebook.com/drivingwiththeparkingbrakeup?ref=hl