Downtown New York playwright/director Madeleine Olnek, who is currently studying for her MFA at Columbia University's film school, has often worked with the comic performers Dennis Davis, Cynthia Kaplan, Nancy Giles, and Deb Margolin. Her low-budget, largely underground NYC productions, described by playwright Paula Vogel as "incredible contemporary masterpieces" in American Theatre Magazine, include Wild Nights With Emily, Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same, and You Call For The Fireman and The Arsonist Comes (which premiered at Joe's Pub at the Public Theater). She is a co-author of A Practical Handbook for The Actor (foreword by David Mamet). Hold Up is her first film.
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