Stefanie Warnick as Joan in La Pucelle

Brazen-Faced Varlets

2017 - 2018 Season


Shakespeare's La Pucelle, adapted by the Brazen-Faced Varlets

Directed by Lara D. Haberberger

Featuring Stefanie Warnick as La Pucelle

La Pucelle is an adaptation of the Bard's Henry VI part I.  We have extracted the Joan La Pucelle's (Joan of Arc) storyline and focused on her journey in the play in order to explore Shakespeare's version of the legendary character.  This is not your typical Joan of Arc: she is seen not as a demure, saintly, martyred young woman, but as a vain, passionate, fiery, flirty, witchy warrior. 

August 18 @ 7pm, August 19, 25, and 26 @ 2:00 pm at Rustbelt Books, 415 Grant Street, Buffalo, NY


Desdemona: A Play about a Handkerchief  by Paula Vogel

Directed by: Lara D. Haberberger

Featuring: Stefanie Warnick, Carolyn Parzy-Sanders, and Jeni Arroyo

Having slept with Othello's entire encampment, Desdemona revels in her bawdy tales of conquest.  Her foils and rapt listeners are the other integral and reimagined women of the Shakespeare tragedy, Emilia, Desdemona's servant and wife of Iago, and Bianca, now a majestic whore of Cyprus.  This is a darkly comedic desconstruction o the Bard's classic tale written by the Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright, Paula Vogel. This production was given DEC grant by ASI of WNY.  October 2017 @ Rustbelt Books, 415 Grant Street, Buffalo, NY


'Night Mother by Marsha Norman

The 1983 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Drama written by Marsha Norman.  The play will be directed by Lara D. Haberberger and feature Heather Fangsrud and Priscilla Young Anker.  On a seemingly typical Saturday night, Jessie tells her mother that she is committing suicide at the end of the evening.  Mother and daughter spending the evening locked in a battle of wills over Jessie’s decision.  Family secrets are revealed and gruesome truths are unearthed.   Shows will be March 9 – March 24, 2018 at Rust Belt Books 415 Grant Street in Buffalo, NY.