Global Cooling: The Women Chill
June 3-6, 2009
A world-premiere site-specific production created by the artists of the WP Lab.
Lead Producers: Heather Cohn & Jennifer Conley Darling
Producers: Diane Alianiello, Aimee Davis, Amanda Feldman, Marissa Rosenblum, Allegra Schorr
Playwrights: Bekah Brunstetter, Alexis Clements, Charity Henson-Ballard, Kara Manning, Lynn Rosen, Crystal Skillman, Andrea Thome
Directors: Heidi Carlsen, Linsay Firman, Susanna Gellert, Wendy McClellan, Meiyin Wang, Donya K. Washington
Global warming–do you find it chilling? Let the artists of the Women’s Project Lab lead you on a journey through the World Financial Center. GLOBAL COOLING: THE WOMEN CHILL explores environmental awareness through six short theater pieces (described below) that use spoken word, song, dance, yoga, and re-purposed garbage. In Green We Trust!
MUDDY THE WATERS
by Charity Henson-Ballard, directed by Heidi Carlsen, produced by Aimee Davis
Three little girls on their corner stoop school us through this fun and rhythmic dialogue about the socio-environmental politics of NYC, exploring how we are all connected through our garbage, water and sewer systems.
THE CHORUS OF LOST PLACES
by Lynn Rosen, directed by Susanna Gellert, produced by Marissa Rosenblum
A chorus sings well-known songs celebrating America with a slight change of lyrics.
by Bekah Brunstetter, directed by Meiyin Wang, produced by Megan E. Carter
Mother Earth–assisted by the Sun, a Cloud, and a Volcano–has set up a Help Desk to answer all of your questions.
by Alexis Clements, choreographed by Elizabeth Montgomery, produced by Diane Alianiello
Just outside the window, just beyond your cube, the river flows, trees sway, gardens grow on trash heaps. Tiny escapes, flashes of a secret garden, of new possibilities, lie just beyond your walls.
MOMENT OF ZEN
by Crystal Skillman, directed by Linsay Firman, produced by Amanda Feldman
When a woman questions where her coffee cup really goes when she throws it out, her fears mount into a comic rant that threatens our collective ability to find serenity.
by Kara Manning, directed by Wendy McClellan & Donya K. Washington, produced by Diane Alianiello
As recession anxiety prevails and greenhouse gas emissions create climatic chaos, a couple of misplaced friends ponder their precarious future as the stock market slides and the ice melts.
directed by Wendy McClellan & Donya K. Washington, produced by Diane Alianiello
World Financial Center’s Busby Berkeley moment.
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GLOBAL COOLING: THE WOMEN CHILL MEDIA INSTALLATION
May 22 through June 6
by Andrea Thome, produced by Amanda Feldman
Featuring interviews about environmental conditions with artists around the world, including Catherine Leger (Montreal, Canada), Mihaela Michailov (Bucharest, Romania), Swati Gupta (Delhi, India), Veru Narula (Punjab, India),
Viviana Stuardo (Santiago, Chile), Aroosha Rana (Jakarta, Indonesia), Paola Izquierdo (Mexico City, Mexico), and Veronica Bujeiro (Mexico City, Mexico). Video edited by Ancil McKain.
GLOBAL COOLING: THE WOMEN CHILL VISUAL ART INSTALLATION
May 22 through June 6
by Annie Boyden Varnot, produced by Allegra Schorr
Featuring sculptures and biomorphic forms created of everyday objects.
(Playwright) Bekah received an MFA in playwriting from the New School. She is a two-time winner of the Sam French short play competition and the New York Innovative Theatre Award for best new play. She is currently working on commissions for Ars Nova and the Roundabout Underground. www.bekahbrunstetter.com
(Playwright) Recipient of both a Puffin Foundation Artist’s Grant and a Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation grant, and a former fellow of the Dramatists Guild, Clements’ plays and performance pieces have been produced in both the UK and the US. Recent productions include Your Own Personal Apocalypse (New York, NY); The Interview (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Scotland, UK); and Pieces (Washington, DC, & Iowa City, IA). Her short stories have appeared in a handful of publications, including two anthologies published by UK publisher, Route. She has also written for such magazines as Nature, Aesthetica, and The L Magazine. For more information visit www.alexisclements.com.
(Playwright) Charity Henson-Ballard is an actor and playwright in New York City. She received her MA in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and MFA in Acting from New York University. Her first full-length play, The Quiver of Children, was originally developed with the support of Voice & Vision Theater, and was presented through Voice and Vision’s 2009 reading showcase at the Ohio Theatre this spring. Charity is developing the next play in this cycle: The Deep Things of God. Charity is collaborating with the Women’s Project for Muddy the Waters, a fun and rhythmic dialogue about the socio-environmental politics of NYC.
(Playwright) Kara Manning’s plays have been performed or developed via the Royal Court Theatre, Hampstead Theatre, the O’Neill Playwrights Conference, Playwrights Horizons, MCC Theater, NYTW, LAByrinth Theater, New Dramatists, the Magic Theater, the Lark Play Development Center and more. She is the recipient of the 2007 Princess Grace award in playwriting and a Jerome Foundation Affiliated Writers grant. Member of the Women’s Project 2008-2010 playwriting lab, MCC Theater’s Playwrights Coalition and Dramatists Guild. Playwright-in-residence with the Royal Court Theatre’s International Residency and Page 73 Productions’ 2008 Yale retreat. Literary manager of the Irish Repertory Theatre. Graduate of Columbia University’s M.F.A. playwriting program.
(Playwright) Lynn Rosen’s plays have been developed or produced at many theatres, including: Centerstage, Baltimore (WASHED UP ON THE POTOMAC 2009-2010 season, PUDDY TAT FirstLook 2008), The Lark (PUDDY TAT Studio Retreat, APPLE COVE BareBones, Writing Fellow), The Working Theater (BACK FROM THE FRONT), New Georges (Affiliated Artist), The New Group, Ensemble Studio Theatre (Marathon, EST/Sloan commission PROGRESS IN FLYING – Humana Festival finalist), New Harmony Project, Geva Theatre, The Fire Dept. (member), Willow Cabin (NIGHTHAWKS, published Samuel French), Todd Mountain Theatre Project, and The Studio Theatre (NIGHTHAWKS). Member of Women’s Project Lab, EST, The Dramatists Guild. Recently named one of “50 to Watch” by The Dramatist magazine.
(Playwright) Crystal Skillman is the author of Birthday and Nobody, produced this year by Rising Phoenix Rep under the direction of Daniel Talbott. The Sleeping World was read this spring at Rattlestick, Side Project (CH) and was a finalist for this year’s Yale Drama Series. Also this spring, 4 Edges (part of 2008 New Harmony Project) was workshopped @ Seaport; The Vigil or the Guided Cradle at Culture Project and Need Theatre (LA). Her short play Kiss was just produced at Side Project; The Telling Trilogy is published in Plays & Playwrights 2008. Memberships: MCC Theater Playwrights’ Coalition, E.S.T, Dramatists Guild, R.P.R, Women’s Project Playwrights Lab.
(Playwright) Andrea Thome is a playwright and translator whose works have been produced in NYC (the Lark, INTAR, Immigrants’ Theatre Project, NYU) as well as in Washington DC, San Francisco, and Latin America. She is Program Director of the Lark Play Development Center’s U.S.-Mexico Playwright Exchange (now in its 3rd year), which brings Mexican and U.S. playwrights and other theater artists together to create translations of new works from both countries. She also co-founded FULANA, a satirical video and performance collective whose work screens at festivals worldwide and online at www.fulana.org. Andrea has collaborated with artists including Anna Deavere Smith, Guillermo Gómez Peña, Campo Santo, and Culture Clash. In the Bay Area, she co-founded the Red Rocket Theater and was an original member of the Latina Theatre Lab (Yerba Buena Center Artists in Residence 1999). She has worked as a teaching artist in New York City public schools since 2002, and has taught at Dartmouth College and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she also received an MFA in Dramatic Writing.
(Director) “Theatrically and personally I am curious about the border between the surreal and pedestrian worlds.” Carlsen recently returned from Poland on a Fulbright Scholarship, where she premiered, + – INFINITY, a dance/opera collaboration with composer Maciej Markowski. Current projects include: assistant to Karin Coonrod on a Rome premiere of Everything That Rises Must Converge; presenting in Short Form, a curated showcase at the Ontological-Hysteric Theatre with collaborators Miranda k Hardy and Adam Saucy; directing a reading of Diana Polansky’s new play House on Kenfield Road. Carlsen has directed, written and performed in numerous productions in Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon. She is a proud member of the Women’s Project Director’s Lab as well as the collaboration/design focused company TENT. Carlsen received her MFA from CalArts.
(Director) Associate Director of the EST/Sloan Project and Literary Manager of EST. NYC productions include Pierre-Marc Diennet’s Perdita (Lion Theater), Jose Rivera’s Flowers (EST Marathon), Joy Tomasko’s Unfold Me, Catherine Trieschmann’s Crooked, Heather Lynn MacDonald’s Pink (all at SPF), and Anne Washburn’s Apparition (chashama; named one of Time Out New York’s ten best plays of 2003. She is a member of the 2008 – 2010 Women’s Project Lab. She received her M.F.A. from CalArts. Her production of Garrett M. Brown’s Americana can be seen in the 2009 EST Marathon, Series A, from May 22 – June 19 (www.ensemblestudiotheatre.org for details).
(Director) Susanna Gellert’s recent projects include You Can’t Take It With You at the University of Rochester, The Boss in the Satin Kimono at FringeNYC, The Duchess of Malfi at the FSU/Asolo Conservatory, and Marat/Sade at The Fisher Center for Performing Arts. NY directing: The Lacy Project (Ohio Theater), adaptations of Tamburlaine the Great and Valkyrie (Target Margin Theater’s Laboratory), Match and L’Interieur (the American Living Room), and workshops at the Lark, EST, and NYU. Yale School of Drama: The Duchess of Malfi, The Lacy Project, Measure for Measure, The Shoemaker’s Prodigious Wife, Devil Caught Rope, Request Concert, Tuesdays and Sundays, and Two Rooms. Recipient: SDCF’s Sir John Gielgud Fellowship and the Julian Milton Kaufman Memorial Prize. Susanna is a graduate of Yale School of Drama and The University of Chicago.
(Director) New York: SPF at The Public, New Dramatists, New Georges. Regional: The Kennedy Center, Actors Theatre of Louisville/Humana Festival of New American Plays, Stages Repertory Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, The Theater @ Boston Court. Staff positions: Actors Theatre of Louisville, A.S.K. Theater Projects, Mark Taper Forum, Great Lakes Theatre Festival. 2006 New York Coalition for Women in the Arts and Media’s Collaboration Award. Affiliated Artist with New Georges, Women’s Project Directors Lab 2008-2010, member of SSDC.
Donya K. Washington
(Director) New York: Cold Keener (Target Margin), The Minstrel Show of Minstrel Shows! (Brown/Trinity Consortium), Poof by Apples Vargas (MCC FreshPlay), Penang by James Larocca (Midtown Int’l Theatre Festival), 30 Patriot Actors by Erin Browne (Columbia); a reading of Menders by Erin Browne (Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre); an excerpt from Busoni’s Faust and a reading of The Jew of Malta (Target Margin). Brown/Trinity Consortium: The Cure At Troy; Taming of the Shrew; Cloud 9. Brown New Play Festival: Forever Never Comes by Enrique Urueta, Cipher by Cory Hinkle. Williamstown: Before Breakfast, Unwrap Your Candy, Sorry Wrong Number. Work with The Civilians as Assistant Director (Nobody’s Lunch, This Beautiful City) and Research Dramaturg (This Beautiful City). Training: MFA, Directing – Brown University/Trinity Repertory Consortium; BFA, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU. Member of the 2008/2010 Women’s Project Lab. Van Lier Directing Fellow 2009, Second Stage Theatre.
(Director) Meiyin Wang is a Singaporean director based in New York. She served as resident playwright and assocate artistic director of Singapore Repertory Theatre before earning her Directing M.F.A from Columbia under Anne Bogart. Meiyin has directed or developed work at Women’s Project, Classic Stage Company, chashama, Theatre Row, HERE Arts Center, The Ohio Theatre, Joe’s Pub and at non-traditional sites. She assisted Robert Woodruff at American Repertory Theater, Long Beach Opera and Hong Kong International Festival, and Eduardo Machado at INTAR and Premio Dams Festival in Italy. In Singapore, Meiyin directed the national premiere of Betrayal at Singapore Repertory Theatre and her play Postcards from Persephone garnered nominations for best director and script at the national theatre awards. Meiyin is an alumnus of the Women’s Project Directors Lab, a Schubert Presidential Scholarship and Singapore National Arts Council Grant receipient, and served on the NPAC Artists Task Force. She is the co-artistic director of the performance collective Quality Meats. Meiyin Wang is the associate producer of Under The Radar Festival and Symposium, where she has worked under the mentorship of producer Mark Russell since 2006.
(Lead Producer) Heather Cohn is a producer, director, scenic designer and grantwriter. In 2006, she co-founded Flux Theatre Ensemble, and currently serves as the Managing & Development Director. With Flux – Directing: Other Bodies by August Schulenburg (winner of the 2008 FringeNYC Excellence Award for “Outstanding Direction”); upcoming The Lesser Seductions of History (Fall 2009). Set Design: Pretty Theft by Adam Szymkowicz. Heather serves as treasurer of the Board of Directors of The Equus Projects, and has also worked with NYTW, TCG, The Pearl, Fourth Arts Block (FAB), Cornerstone Theater Co., Cherry Lane, and Repertorio Español. Member: 2008-2010 Women’s Project Producers LAB. www.fluxtheatre.org
Jennifer Conley Darling
(Lead Producer) Jennifer Conley Darling is the Artistic Director of terraNOVA Collective. Producing highlights with terraNOVA: Blue Before Morning (DR2 Theatre), An Evening with Linton Kwesi Johnson (The Zipper Theater), Masquerade: calypso and home (Barrow Street Theatre, Center Stage, BRIClab, US tour); Baby Steps on Theatre Row; soloNOVA Arts Festival 2005, 2006, 2008 (Center Stage, NY, The PIT, PS122); Groundbreakers Bi-Annual Reading Series
2006-2008 (Center Stage, NY, PS122, The Culture Project). Jennifer has worked with esteemed companies such as Ensemble Studio Theatre, Naked Angels, Collective:Unconscious, 651 Arts, and Ping Chong & Company. She also served as the HR Manager for The Araca Group and Sr. Exec Associate for American Express.
(Producer) Diane Alianiello is currently producing the Anthropologists’ production of Give Us Bread running at the Milagro Theater through June 21. She works as a producer, company manager, business manager, and general manager. She is presently working at Running Subway Productions. Her past experience includes Richard Frankel Productions, Stuart Thompson Productions and WestBeth Entertainment. BA in Theatre, Florida State University; MFA in Performing Arts Management, Brooklyn College. Women’s Project Producers Lab 2008-2010.
(Producer) Aimee Davis is a founding producer of LiveFeed, a multi-media, site-specific performance company that has brought adventure seekers of the 5 boroughs such extravaganzas as Black Eye Fixer and the “re-imagin-actments” featured in the Old Atlantic Tunnel tour. Aimee will also produce this summer’s Salon Sessions, brought to the streets of New York by the Anthropologists. She is currently a member of the Women’s Project’s Producers Lab and is consistently thrilled by the artistic opportunities this relationship provides.
(Producer) Company Manager of the LARK PLAY DEVELOPMENT CENTER, Secretary of the COMMUNITY DISH, a Producer in the WOMENS’ PROJECT LAB, and a Judge-At-Large with the NYIT AWARDS. She also sits on the board of the award-winning indie theatre company COLLABORATIONTOWN, where she was the Founding Managing Director. Other past credits include: Line Producer, Neighborhood 3 and Unfold me (SPF ’08 and ’07); Producer, Dressing Miss Julie (Fringe Festival 2007); Company Manager, The J.A.P. Chronicles (Perry Street Theatre); Assistant GM Broadway On Broadway 2005 and Broadway Meets Country (with Richards/Climan, Inc.); Facilities Assistant (The Shubert Organization); Production Manager, Finance (Williamstown Theatre Festival, ‘03).
(Producer) Allegra Schorr is a producer, director and an original company member of American Globe Theatre, the longest-running classical theater in Midtown. She currently serves as its Board Co-Chair, and directed Henry IV, Part I last November. Other directing credits include works for New Play Festivals, Timon of Athens for the Bard-a Thon, Spring Dance by Horton Foote, Brothers in Crime by Feydeau and Cold Sweat by Neal Bell. Thanks to Kerry Strong, Elizabeth Ferrer and BRIC Arts for their help on this project.
(Costume Design) Brenda is a New York based costume designer. Most recently she designed for Mark Wing-Davey and Jim Calder on Strindberg Strindberg: NYU. Additional credits include Unrequited: The Public
Theater Shakespeare Lab; The Curious Distance: Ensemble Studio Theatre; I See London I see France: NYMTF, The Dime Show, Keep the Change, and Remembrance: Women’s Project; as well as designing dance and film. Assisting credits; William Ivey Long on 9 to 5(B’way), Young Frankenstein (B’way), Curtains (B’way), and The Kennedy Center Honors. She is currently earning her MFA in Design for Stage and Film at New York University.
(Musical Director, Chorus of Lost Places) has played and/or sung over 40 new musicals at Signature (Queens Boulevard), York (LingoLand,Enter Laughing), NYMF (Austentatious, Gutenberg), NYU (I’ll Be Damned, I Love You Because), Theatreworks/USA (The Giver), North Shore (The Navigator), BMI (Pillars of the Earth, Pride and Prejudice), NAMT (Lucky Lindy), Triad (Amazing Sex)). Broadway: Peter in Company (2006). www.MattCastle.com
(Choreographer, Place ReImagined) is a dancer, choreographer, writer, knitter, and environmental activist. Having grown up on a small farm outside of Baltimore, Maryland, she now attends NYU Tisch School of the Arts where she is pursuing her BFA in dance. She is particularly interested in site-specific work and believes that modern dance has the power to touch people from all walks of life.
(Prop Design) NYC Prop credits include Hip Hop Monologues (J Kyle), Freshwater and Aliens with Extraordinary Skills (WP), Dust (Gindi), Alice’s Phonics Fantasy (PFT). Scenic art credits include Road Show, Taking Over, Hair! and Hamlet (Public). Scene Design credits include Avow (Cardinal Group), Anais Nin Goes To Hell (MTWorks).
Annie Boyden Varnot
(Vitrine Artist) was born to a farmer and a forester in Barre, Massachusetts in 1972. Annie’s work has been exhibited throughout New York, New England, California, Michigan, and in France and Canada. Her work investigates human’s impact on the earth and how the landscape impacts us in return. Annie has been awarded numerous grants, fellowships and distinctions, most recently receiving the Pollock-Krasner Award. Annie lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Visit www.annievarnot.com.
(Vitrine Curation Support) Elizabeth is the Director of Contemporary Art at BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, where she curates exhibitions focusing on emerging and mid-career Brooklyn-affiliated artists. A specialist in Mexican and Latino art, she has extensive experience as a curator, writer, and arts administrator. Elizabeth is author of Lola Alvarez Bravo (New York, Aperture Foundation), a monograph on the life and work of the pioneering modern photographer. The book accompanies an exhibition that traveled to the Smithsonian Institution and Notre Dame University among other institutions. In previous years Elizabeth has curated exhibitions on such subjects as contemporary Mexican photography, Dominican art, the Mexican modern painter Maria Izquierdo, and contemporary artists Salomon Huerta, Eve Andrée Laramée, and Paul Laffoley. She co-edited the Museum of Modern Art’s landmark publication Latin American Artists of the 20th Century, and has written for such journals as Art Nexus, Sculpture, Photography, Nueva Luz, and Art News.
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Media Installation: Filles Dans les Toilettes (Girls in the Bathroom)
Video writen by Catherine Léger–lives in Montreal, Canada. Her plays include Opium_37, Princesses and Voiture américaine, translated by Chantal Bilodeau and presented at the Lark in a reading directed by Sturgis Warner.
Video directed by Marie-Laure Turmel–In both city and forest, fiction and documentary is searching for ways to find and communicate what’s hiding behind human’s urges.
Media Installation: Sound of Silence
Filmed by Swati Gupta – Born into Bollywood/Indian culture, Swati Gupta’s work often revolves around investigating our multi-cultural society. She has worked in many artistic mediums including film, painting, and art installations. Bachelors in Fine Arts (Painting) from Delhi College of Art. DNAP from Ecole Supérieure D´arts Paris-Cergy, France. http://swatig.ptibook.com
Media Installation: Emergence – From the Ocean of Abundance
Video created by Veru Narula (Punjab, India)–Vera Narula is a New York based contemporary artistwith a focus on the global subconscious. “I create art work that juxtaposes 21st century subject matter ranging from technology, religion, sexuality, politics, and metaphysics, in order to relay the unified thoughts and desires of our world.”
Media Installation: So What
Video-poem created and read by Mihaela Michailov (Bucharest, Romania)–Mihaela Michailov is a Playwright and Theater/Dance Critic who writes for various cultural magazines and newspapers. She received the award for the 2006 best Romanian play – Romania Complex. In 2005, she received a scholarship for the play I’m Afraid. Coordinator of the program Theatre and Society at the Odeon Theatre, where her play Offline was produced in 2008.
Media Installation: Mapocho and Felicidad (Happiness)
Video created by Viviana Stuardo (Santiago, Chile)–Viviana Stuardo is a writer from Santiago, Chile, whose work crosses the boundaries of fiction, film and journalism. She currently coordinates the Masters Program for Continuing Education for Teachers at the University of Chile.
Media: Una vez casi tuve una amiga tortuga (Once, I almost had a turtle friend)
Video created by Paola Izquierdo (Mexico City, Mexico)–Paola Izquierdo is an Escuela Nacional de Arte Teatral del INBA graduate, and has received scholarships from FONCA. She writes acts and produces her own pieces of cabaret theatre. She is an adjunct acting professor at the Centro Universitario de Teatro (CUT) of the UNAM and Coordinator of Executive Production in the Coordinación Nacional de Teatro.
Media Installation: Evil Warming
Photo by Veronica Bujeiro (Mexico City, Mexico)–Veronica Bujeiro is a playwright, screenwriter and illustrator. She has received grants from IMCINE, FONCA and the FOUNDATION FOR MEXICAN LETTERS. In 2007, she was invited to the Lark Play Development Center with her play The Sadness of the Limes. She is a current recipient of FONCA’s Young Creators funding program in playwriting.
Media Installation: Jakarta Street and Acehnese Beats
Video created by Aroosha Zoq Rana (Jakarta, Indonesia)–Aroosha Zoq Rana has worked in Latin America and South Asia and is currently with the U.S. Foreign Service in Indonesia. She performed with We Got Issues, a young women’s empowerment collective, and was published in Living Islam Out Loud, a Beacon Press anthology chronicling experiences of first-generation American-Muslim women.
B. Brian Argotsinger
(Actor, Call Your Mother Earth) most recently played Ira in Laughter on the 23rd Floor at Northern Stage and in New York played Small Child in Les Freres Corbusier’s Dance Dance Revolution (Ohio Theater), Owen in AndHow! Theater Company’s Linus & Alora (The Flea), and Vanya in Rehearsal Vanya, also with Meiyin Wang.
(Actor, Place ReImagined) attends Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, and is a member of the Exclamation professional modern dance company. Credits: Showtime at the Apollo on Tour, Paquita, Swan Lake, West Side Story, and guest soloist at Celebration of Dance, honoring National Dance Week, in Phoenix, AZ.
(Actor, Chorus of Lost Places) — Off-Broadway: Pericles, Trying (u/s); Selected NYC and Regional: 365 Plays and Girls Just Wanna Have Fund$ with the Women’s Project, All’s Well, Henry V, The Tempest, Blissfield. Addie is also an Americana Singer/Songwriter and will release her second CD with guest Martha Wainwright in the fall. Member of Actor’s Equity.
(Actor, Moment of Zen) — Recent theater credits include: Hillary (New Georges at The Living Theater), On Island (Summer Shorts at 59E59), BottleRockets (Puerto Rican Traveling Theater). Jorge’s recent film credits include Timing (Top 10 in The Doorpost Film Project), and Sad Sack Sally.
(Actor, Call Your Mother Earth) – has performed on many stages from CA to NY. She began doing improvisation at a very young age and in 2005 she performed at the NY Comedy Club with the Adults Playground Improv Troupe. In 2004-2006, she also performed with Sketch Crew, Saturday Night Re-written, at Juvie Hall (NYC). Favorite acting rolls include: Greta in Sans-Culottes in the Promise Land by Kirsten Greenidge, First Witch in Macbeth by William Shakespeare, various women in The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler and May Belle in Before It Hits Home by Sheryl West.
(Actor, Muddy The Waters) is an actor/singer from Abilene, Texas. She is proud to collaborate with the Women’s Project in this performance of Muddy the Waters and sees this piece as a way to give voice to people who may not otherwise have an opportunity to be heard.
(Actor, Chorus of Lost Places) — Off-Broadway: Missives; 59E59 Theaters. Other New York – NY Fringe: Horatio; A Taste of Heaven. Regional – McCarter Theatre; Yale Repertory Theatre; Baltimore Centerstage; North Shore Music Theatre; Theater Aspen; Marin Theatre Company; TheatreWorks, Palo Alto; The Magic Theatre. Film/TV – El Camino (with Elisabeth Moss); Law & Order. Education – Yale School of Drama.
(Actor, Place ReImagined) just finished her first year in NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts dance department and couldn’t be happier. She has worked with the fabulous Liz Montgomery on one previous project and is ecstatic to continue this collaborative process in her first site-specific work.
(Actor, Call Your Mother Earth) is a member of AEA and SAG, and was most recently seen in Spin at The Cherry Lane directed by Evan Cabnet. Previous work includes U.S. Drag (dir. Trip Cullman), Bobrauchenbergamerica (dir. Anne Bogart @ American Repertory Theatre), Canary (Rattlestick), Vengeance (stageFARM), Three Sisters (Nature Theater of Oklahoma) and Scapin and The Misanthrope (Classic Stage Company). Recent film/media work: featured role in Grand Theft Auto IV, national commercials for HUMIRA and Walmart, and the upcoming film A Lone Star State starring Jon Gries. International credits: The Maids, Dr. Faustus Lights the Lights, and The Constant Prince (dir. Niky Wolcz and Ulla Wolcz). Originally from Vancouver, British Columbia, she holds an MFA in Acting from Columbia University.
(Actor, Place ReImagined) is currently earning her BFA in dance at NYU. Previously, she trained at Garth Fagan Dance and the Draper Center for Dance Education before dancing in the Rochester City Ballet. She is excited to work with Elizabeth and Women’s Project on this site specific piece.
(Actor, Chorus of Lost Places) — TOURS: The Phantom of the Opera, Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music (Asia). NEW YORK: Plain and Fancy(York), Injury Time (Lark), Earthquake Weather (New Dramatists). REGIONAL: Shawntel/Eve in Jerry Springer: the Opera (New Stage), Sweeney Todd(Geva), Beauty & the Beast (Montreal). Thanks to family, besties, and Northwestern!
(Actor, Moment of Zen) — recently worked with Rising Phoenix Rep, EST, HERE Arts Center, the Japan Society, Stillpoint Productions, and Steppenwolf. Her solo play, Remedies was performed at Ontological-Hysteric Theatre and Estrogenius Festival. Web series include: The All-for-Nots and Help Wanted. Artistic Associate, Rising Phoenix Rep; Literary Associate, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. BFA – The Theatre School, DePaul University.
(Actor, Bear Market) is co-founder and co-producer of SHSTRNG PRDCTNS, who present annual one-minute play festival and new, as of yet untitled, project written by Ashlin Halfnight. He has performed at Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Public, Walt Disney World and Vermont Stage Company. He’s excited to be getting this important message out.
Russel Stuart Lilie
(Actor, Place ReImagined) hails from Northern California and credits is dance training, which began at the age of fourteen, to Marin Dance Theater and Idyllwild Arts Academy. He has previously worked on one sight specific work with Stephan Koplowitz.
(Actor, Call Your Mother Earth) New York acting credits include; Target Margin Theatre, Vortex Theatre Company, FringeNYC, Classic Stage Company, chashama, Peculiar Works and the Metropolitan Opera. She has worked regionally at the Ko Festival of Performance, Luna Stage and The Seattle Public Theatre. She is co-artistic director of PL115 and has produced and performed in all of their productions. She is a proud member of both AEA and SAG. MFA Columbia 2005.
(Actor, Place ReImagined) began her dance training at 12, studying primarily classical ballet with the Westchester Ballet Company. She received a scholarship to the Taylor School this summer, and just finished her first year at NYU Tisch, discovering a love for modern dance. She is thrilled to be working on this project.
(Actor, Muddy The Waters) is an actress and writer with numerous credits, including: The Mountaintop (Lark Theatre), Remembrance (Women’s Project), Unspeakable (SoHo Playhouse), The Bridge Party (with Ruby Dee), and Breath, Boom (MCC Theater). As a playwright, she’s received two NAACP Image Awards, a Jane Chambers Playwriting Award Honor, and a Wendy Wasserstein Prize nomination.
(Actor, Chorus of Lost Places) — Credits include: Steppenwolf, McCarter, Chicago Shakespeare, Asolo Rep, Northlight, Court, Marriott Lincolnshire, Shakespeare Theatre of NJ and Off Broadway at the Mint and New World Stages. He has worked with directors Tina Landau, Gary Griffin, David Cromer, JoAnne Akalaitis and Susanna Gellert. Company member, Striking Viking Story Pirates.
(Actor, Chorus of Lost Places) – Credits include: 1st National Tour: Footloose. Off Broadway: Mark Twain’s Blues, Naked Boys Singing!, and most of the Gilbert & Sullivan cannon with the NY G&S Players (at City Center and Symphony Space). Regional: The Kennedy Center, Seattle Rep, Weston.
(Actor, Place ReImagined) is a dancer entering her second year at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Originally from North Carolina, she studied with Daniel and Rebecca Massey Wiley at Piedmont Dance Conservatory. She is excited to be working with Women’s Project.
(Actor, Bear Market) was last seen performing with Kirsi’s Minstrels. Regional: As You Like It (Commonwealth Shakes), A Christmas Carol (Trinity Rep). Other: Learned Ladies, Working, …Edwin Drood (SRT,Santa Rosa); Williamstown Free Theatre. MFA Brown/Trinity (‘08), favorites include Hydriotaphia, Twelfth Night, Taming of the Shrew, and adaptations of Dido, Queen of Carthage and Figaro. AEA.
Angel R. Rodriguez
(Percussionist, Place ReImagined and Muddy the Waters) was born in 1954 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. He is a consultant, educator, organizer, performer and producer who teaches music and cultural workshops for students of all ages from all over New York and beyond. From initiatives like Mambo to Hip-Hop (DVD documentary, permanent exhibition, theater, and live events), the Living Legends Series, to teaching percussion, his contributions to our communities are unparalleled.
Phoebe Rose Sandford
(Actor, Place ReImagined) was trained in dancing and acting at Princeton Dance and Theatre studio with Susan Jaffe. She currently trains as a contemporary dancer at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, where she has appeared and choreographed in several dance concerts. She is an aspiring dancer, choreographer, and singer.
(Actor, Muddy The Waters) was last seen as Abbey in Bella Via at EST. Regionally she has worked at The Seattle Children’s Theatre as Addy in the world premiere and national tour of Cheryl West’s Addy: An American Girl Story. She has also worked with German Theatre Abroad and the Beliner Haus Festiple as Liz in the world premiere of Start-UP. She thanks God, family, friends, and Women’s Project.
(Actor, Chorus of Lost Places) — is delighted to be a part of Global Cooling. Film: Freedomland (with Samuel L. Jackson and Julianne Moore). TV: “The Chappelle Show,” “Third Watch.” B’ way: Avenue Q. Off- B’ way: 365 Days/ 365 Plays (The Public), Only Children (Lincoln Center), Zanna Don’t. Reg’l Favorites: Dreamgirls, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Violet. CCM grad. Much love!
Ryan C. Durham
(Production Stage Manager): Chair (ASM, Theater for a New Audience); The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island (ASM, The Vineyard Theater); Old Comedy (Target Margin); The Lacy Project (SoHo Think Tank); Hamletmachine, Myakovsky: A Tragedy, Roberto Zucco (The Cutting Ball Theater); The Unmentionables, The Cherry Orchard (Yale Repertory Theater); Mickey Mouse is Dead (with Spankin’ Yanks at 2006 Edinburgh Fringe Festival); The Taming of the Shrew. (ASM, Shakespeare & Co). Thanks to Mom & Dad.
(Assistant Stage Manager) has trained at NYU’s Tisch School for the Arts and Atlantic Theater Company. Acting: The Love of the Nightingale, Balm in Gilead, Twelfth Night, Six Character’s in Search of an Author and Baby with the Bath Water. ASM: Hudson Stage Company’s After All. Founding member, Pipeline Theater Company.
(Production Assistant, Muddy The Waters) is nineteen and was born in raised in New York, but has spent the past two years studying at Mount Holyoke College in Western Massachusetts where she’s a Theatre Arts major and an English minor. Lesley is very interested in performance and creative writing.
(Production Assistant, Chorus of Lost Places)
(Production Assistant, Call Your Mother Earth) moved to NYC five minutes ago. After graduating with a B.A. in Theatre and a B.A. in French from Centenary College, she worked in the film industry in northwest Louisiana as both cast and crew. Charity has appeared in and worked backstage on many college, community theatre, and Equity productions. Currently an Artistic Associate at Women’s Project, Charity is thrilled to be a part of Global Cooling and is excited to begin her adventure in New York.