ALICE AND FRANK at Chance Theater

by Jenny Davis

I'm developing a brand-new play at Chance Theater!  Set in 1960, it tells the (fact-inspired, but imagined) story of painter Alice Neel (the first woman to have a solo exhibition at the Whitney) and poet/curator Frank O'Hara (famous for poems like "Having a Coke With You" and "Ave Maria," among others), the two portraits he sat for with her, and how their meetings may have proved a turning point for both of them.