Directed, written, and acted entirely by badass bitches, this musical follows a menstruating teen girl and her singing uterus who, on their quest for a single tampon, must battle teasing boys, tear down gender constructs, and even take on the United States Government itself, all while singing, dancing, and shedding a uterine lining.
Claudia Lonow Rapaport
Claudia Lonow Rapaport started in show business playing Michele Lee’s chubby, loud- mouthed teenage daughter on Knot's Landing for 5 1⁄2 years. Favorite episodes include: the one where she has kidney failure; the one where she runs away with the town murderer; and the one where she almost loses her virginity, but instead winds up donning clown make up and singing “Put On A Happy Face” with her mom.
Lonow’s next career was waitressing. Next she was a comic, working the road and doing TV spots. When she gave her best joke to Sarah Silverman, and Silverman killed with it, a writer was born. Lonow’s writing career took off when she wrote a semi-autobiographical spec pilot about a former nighttime soap opera television actress who gets sent to rehab, called Rude Awakening. Showtime bought the show, which ran for 55 episodes. Lonow has been creating, writing and show running television ever since: Good Girls Don't for Oxygen; Accidentally On Purpose for CBS and How To Live With Your Parents (For The Rest Of Your Life) for ABC.
Lonow’s directing career was mentored by friend Jill Soloway. This led to Lonow co-writing and directing the short, Bummed which won Best Short Film, Best Actor, Best Screenplay at the LA Indie Film Festival and the LA Comedy Festival. Her next short film, Keep Calm and Tampon, (completed at the end of 2017) has already been accepted into the Santa Barbara Int’l Film Festival, Vancouver Int’l Women In Film Festival and Los Angeles Women’s Int’l Film Festival – with more festivals to come.
Allie Jennings is a Los Angeles-based writer, actress and improviser. She performs regularly at the Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles on her Harold team Dollhouse. Most recently, Jennings appeared as Charlotte in the indie feature Once I Was A Beehive. She can next be seen starring as Beth opposite Lea Thompson's Marmee in the forthcoming remake of Little Women. Jennings recently released Janny Jelly, a web series that she wrote and produced; it has been described as a “warped satire of classic children’s TV”. Jennings is ecstatic to have Keep Calm and Tampon – a musical she wrote for the UCB stage - adapted into a short film directed by Claudia Lonow and now premiering at the 2018 Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Jennings is a graduate of USC where she was on the improv/sketch team Commedus Interruptus.