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Monday, May 30, 2016

The Playwright Erin Markey, Abrons Art Center, 2016

The Playwright Erin Markey, Abrons Art Center, 2016

A Ride On The Irish Cream

by Erin Markey; 
Music composed by Kenny Mellman, Emily Bate and Erin Markey; 
Directed by Jordan Fein
Cast Becca Blackwell and Erin Markey

A Ride on the Irish Cream Written and created by Erin Markey; music by Ms. Markey, Emily Bate and Kenny Mellman; lyrics by Ms. Markey; directed by Jordan Fein; musical direction and vocal arrangements by Ms. Bate; band arrangements by the Band: Ms. Bate, Ian Axness, Chenda Cope and Mike Marcinowski; choreography by Chloe Kernaghan; costumes by Enver Chakartash; sets by Adam Rigg; lighting by Barbara Samuels; sound by Dan Rider; duck construction by Nathan Lemoine; production stage manager, Bridget Balodis; production manager, Mo Lioce; assistant director, Ry Szelong; produced by Mr. Fein and Ms. Markey. Presented by Abrons Arts Center and American Realness. 
WITH: Becca Blackwell (Irish Cream) and Erin Markey (Reagan/Neeno); Ian Axness, Emily Bate, Chenda Cope, Mike Marcinowski (the Band); and Cassidy Dawn Graves, Annie Pardoe, Nicolette Templier and Sarah Villegas (Leotard Girls).

Monday, May 23, 2016

The Playwright Noah Haidle, Lucille Lortel Theatre, 2016

The Playwright Noah Haidle, Lucille Lortel Theatre, 2016
Lucille Lortel Theater
by Noah Haidle,
 Directed by Anne Kauffman
Cast With Tom Bloom, Brian Hutchison, Zachary Quinto, Taylor Richardson and Robin Tunney


Violet enters.
The sun will rise in seven hours.
She will take out the same dishes, silverware, the same glasses, and then wait for everyone who remains to wake up.  
I imagine the universe as a household which is always beginning again.
A circle without a cause or an end, a circle that never gets tired, that has no apparent aim, unless the aim is to find bliss inside the circle.
To find joy, and hope, and meaning in the details and facts that hour by hour define our lives.
The names might be different but our fate is the same.
To give what we have.
The attempt is how we live.

Friday, May 20, 2016

The Playwright Emily Schwend at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 2016

The Playwright Emily Schwend at the Rattlestick  Playwrights Theater, 2016

by Emily Schwend
World Premiere by The Amoralists Theatre Company
Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in New York City
directed by Jay Stull

Starring Alex Grubbs, Melissa Hurst, James Kautz and Vanessa Vache

Set Design Kate Noll
Sound Design Jeanne Travis
Light Design Nick Houfek
Costume Design Angela Harner 
Prop Design Zach Serafin
Associate Producer Anderson Heinz
Production Assistant Kat Murphy

Production Manager Jeremy Pape

AMBER: But it ain’t fair. Ain’t fair that he’s gonna go through his life being the same guy he always is, same guy he always was, but I gotta go through my life like. Like I gotta lose just about everything I used to like about myself just so I can keep shit even halfway decent for everyone else around here.

JIM: I dunno what you mean bout that.

AMBER: Just. I been with Chris since before I was even a grown up person. And I ain’t the same person, and that’s how it goes. But I miss that person I used to be. You know? 

Saturday, May 14, 2016

The Playwright César Alvarez at The Connelly, Theater, 2016

The Playwright César Alvarez at The Connelly, Theater, 2016
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Music by César Alvarez with The Lisps

produced by Soho Rep and Ars Nova

Lyrics and Book by César Alvarez

Directed by Sarah Benson

in association with Carole Shorenstein Hays



Choreography | DAVID NEUMANN
Percussion and Contraption Design | ERIC FARBER
Lighting Design | YI ZHAO
Costume Design | EMILY ORLING
Sound Design | MATT TIERNEY
Props Design | NOAH MEASE
Fight Choreography | J. DAVID BRIMMER
Music Director | CÉSAR ALVAREZ
Script Development & Additional Text | MOLLY RICE
Production Stage Manager | TERRI K. KOHLER 

Monday, May 9, 2016

The Playwright Jaclyn Backhaus at The Wild Project

The Playwright Jaclyn Backhaus at The Wild Project
Men On Boats 
By Jaclyn Backhaus
Clubbed Thumb Summer Works, 2015
directed by Will Davis

Men on Boats : Playwrights Horizons

set by Arnulfo Maldonado
costumes by Ásta Bennie Hostetter
lights by Solomon Weisbard
sound by Jane Shaw
production stage manager Sunny Stapleton
with Jess BarbagalloBecca BlackwellHannah CabellDanielle DavenportDanaya EsperanzaDonnetta Lavinia GraysBirgit HuppuchLayla KhoshnoudiKelly McAndrew, and Kristen Sieh

POWELL. Well. Some of you are here for sport and some of you are here for skill and some of you are here because you get a kick out of killing bears and some of you are here because it got your ass out of the army on a good note and some of you are here because you have nowhere else to go. You know why I’m here? I’m here because my friend, the fucking PRESIDENT of the UNITED STATES, needed a better knowledge of the arid lands of this nation. I am here because I was given a job. And in case you didn’t know, it’s hard for gimps to get jobs around these parts, so I am going to do this job to the best of my ability. And it just so happens that I’ve run more rivers than any of you all put together—I did the fuckin Mississippi up and down when I was 17 years old and I’ve done more tributaries than you can name on BOTH of your sorry hands. If you want to go over what we could have done to save the No-Name, then be my guest. But, instead of that, I am going to focus on the marvelous forethought we put into divvying up most of our supplies between each boat. And I’m going to thank God that none of us perished today, and that none of us broke any crucial bones. All of that is a win, in my book. We won’t make it to the end of this expedition if we focus on anything other than wins. So, if you don’t want to go down to the wreckage tomorrow, then I’m sure I can rely on one of your fellow crew members to be a good sport.

You got your fucking cliff, Dunn. Now how about a nice fucking rabbit dinner.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The Playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury at the Abrons Art Center, 2016

The Playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury at the Abrons Art Center, 2016

By Jackie Sibblies Drury

The New York City Players

By Jackie Sibblies Drury; directed by Richard Maxwell; sets and lighting by Michael Schmelling; costumes by Linda Mancini; produced by Regina Vorria; production stage manager, Ms. Vorria; technical director, Dirk Stevens; sound by David Zuckerman; general manager, Molly Grogan. Presented by Abrons Arts Center and New York City Players, Mr. Maxwell, artistic director. Through April 10 at Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street, Manhattan; 212-352-3101, Running time: 1 hour 10 minutes.­WITH: Elaine Davis (Mother), Kaneza Schaal (Girlfriend) and Tavish Miller (Calvin).

2F, 1M
A piece about artists, legacy and photography. REALLY asks what do we try to leave behind, what do we actually leave behind, and how do we deal with being left.

data:  Hasselblad film Camera,  Film Kodak,  film NPL 160, 120mm lens,  F 11 @ 1/8 sec. Natural day  light, no retouching