SYNOPSIS

Wonder is about the monumental events that happen when a child starts to question themselves outside the "traditional" gender system. Sammy is a 10 year-old biracial gender non conforming child (assigned Male at birth) growing up in "the hood" in Queens NY. After an encounter with a majestic Drag Queen, Sammy finds themself dreaming of trick-or-treating as Wonder Woman for Halloween. Afraid and confused of these new feelings, Sammy faces a dilemma they doesn't understand. Sammy begins questioning gender in relation to the world around them and where they/she fits on the spectrum. After they/her secret is exposed to their/her father, Frank, the two embark on a journey of "firsts" that neither are ready for.

 

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TEAM

CREATOR / DIRECTOR
Javier Molina was born in Puerto Rico and raised in New Jersey. He got his MFA in directing from Pace University and is a Lifetime Member of the famed Actors Studio in NYC.
In 2010 Javier  was chosen to  work as a directing observer in PlaywrightsHorizons production of Bruce Norris’ 
Clybourne Park, directed by Tony Winner, Pam Mackinnon. Javier was also chosen as a member of the 2010 Lincoln Center Theater Director's Lab. Recent directing credits include: 2016 Best Director, 120 Hour Film Festival, The Actors Studio production of 'Motherfucker With The Hat’ and 2nd Unit on Bobby Moresco's
Bent.
CREATOR / WRITER 
Gabriel Furman of Queens, NY is anactor, writer, producer and comedian who has performed at UCB and ThePit. Gabriel started off his career as a professional Breakdancer and DJ in the underground NYC dance scene. He also wrote, produced and starred opposite Academy Award
Winner Melissa Leo in the Award Winning Short Mother’s Day. 
Recent Acting includes, TV: Orange Is The New Black, CBS’s Blue Bloods, and Netflix’s Daredevil. Theatre: Judas in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (La Mama) and Pinky in Our Lady of 121st. (The Actors Studio). Both were  directed by fellow Actors Studio member and Academy Award Winner Estelle Parsons. 
ADVISING CONSULTANT: Pooya Mohseni is an Iranian/American actor, writer and activist, born and raised in Tehran, Iran, based in New York City. She moved to New York in her teens and after joining the FIT theatre ensemble and discovered her love of acting and story telling. She graduated from the esteemed
Maggie Flanigan Studio. Pooya seeks stories that speak to her, with rich, three dimensional characters, good and bad, while exploring their humanity and fragility. She is fluent in Persian(Farsi), a Transgender advocate, as well as a voice for immigrants’ and women’s issues. She is also involved in writing and co-writing original LGBT stories to shed light on an otherwise under represented community, in NYC.
 
PRODUCER: Eva Minemar is an award winning producer of over 50 plays, one-woman shows, branded
content, TV and film. Sheis a member of the Actors Studio Director’s Unit, and has also conceived and directed the touring women's theatre staple, ‘Angry Jello Bubbles’, which was performed at the United Nations for International Women's Day.  Eva is also the Co-founder and Artistic Director of both LA LUPA Italian Cultural Arts Festival (LA LUPA FEST), and the Artistic Director of The Piano Store Theatre in NYC. There, she continues to fulfill her lifelong desire to provide opportunities and support for women in the theatrical arts, giving women writers a voice and opportunity to have their work performed world-wide, without the pressure of commercial concerns.
International Women's Day.  Eva is also the Co-founder and Artistic Director of both LA LUPA Italian Cultural Arts Festival (LA LUPA FEST), and the Artistic Director of The Piano Store Theatre in NYC. There, she continues to fulfill her lifelong desire to provide opportunities and support for women in the theatrical arts, giving women writers a voice and opportunity to have their work performed world-wide, without the pressure of commercial concerns.
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