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Settling Up

Settling Up is a comedic web series about best friends - and opposites - Alex and Darcy. Almost two decades, a divorce, a dissertation, and loads of debt later, these former college roommates find themselves roommates again, navigating finances, fertility, and friendship together. They'll make it after all - if they don't throttle each other first.
When you're tired of settling and settling down, your only move is to settle up.

  • Liz Thaler
    Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (AD, Atlantic Theater); born bad (AD, Soho Rep, Obie-winning show); Artistic Director, Fresh Fruit Festival
  • Amy Kersten
    Hot Mess, Lady Parts Justice
  • Kathleen Wallace
    Amios Theater Company, Writer for Count Me In 2008 DNC event
  • Kathleen Wallace
    Amios Theater Company
  • Amy Kersten
    Hot Mess, Lady Parts Justice
  • Kathleen Wallace
    Key Cast
    Private Lives (Amanda, Walnut Street Theatre); Coronado by Dennis Lehane (Patient, original cast, NY Time's Critic's Pick)
  • Lauren Berst
    Key Cast
    Ultimate Wingwoman Competition; St. Crispin's Day (Rattlestick Theater)
  • Project Type:
    Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Drama
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 29 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 14, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Rio Web Fest
    Rio de Janeiro
    November 6, 2015
    South American Premiere
    Nominated for Best Ensemble: Drama
  • NYC Web Fest
    New York, NY
    November 14, 2015
    North American Premiere
  • Seattle Web Fest
    United States
    March 12, 2016
Director Biography - Liz Thaler, Amy Kersten

Liz Thaler is a New York-based (and born, and bred) director and playwright, and a graduate of both the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and Wesleyan University. In addition to her work with IETC, she is Artistic Associate of All Out Arts/The Fresh Fruit Festival, an annual celebration of queer arts and culture–where she just produced the US premiere of her play The Peddler’s Tale, directed by Richard Aven. She is a regular playwright and director for Shotz, a monthly new-work-generating event produced by Amios. Amios also recently produced a reading of Liz’s new play Happy, which is the first Shotz play ever to be turned into a full-length. In addition to her theatre work (much of which you can find on this site), she recently directed the new web series Settling Up.

When she’s not making plays about punks and submissives and magical vagrants, Liz likes herself a little Shakespeare. She is very proud to have founded IETC’s The Most Unkindest Cut series, which workshops bold cuts of classical plays, and hopes to create a third installment this fall.

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