HANGMAN SCHOOL FOR GIRLS

Genre: Comedy
Written by Lucy Gillespie Directed by Leta Tremblay

The Desk has sat in the same classroom in the same school for generations; watching generations of children grew into generations of young ladies. Today, on the first day of school, Hazel Millet makes her way towards him. Will she be just like all the other little girls, or will she be different – special – his own beautiful darling?

HANGMAN SCHOOL FOR GIRLS will feature Nick Afka, Louiza Collins, Lucy Gillespie, Sarah Ann Masse, Lillian Meredith, and Briel Pomerantz.

The creative team will include Meryl Ballew (Stage Manager), Chelsea Morgan Hoffmann (Sound Design), Jacquelyn D. Marolt (Set Design), Brian Tovar (Lighting Design), and Laura Wiese (Costume Design).

The production, presented by The Vagabond Theatre Ensemble, Brian Hashimoto, and FullStop Collective, will play at Manhattan Theatre Source (177 MacDougal Street), March 10-27, Thursday through Saturday at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm with additional performances on Monday, March 22 at 8pm and Saturday, March 27 at 2pm. Advance tickets ($15) are available by calling 1-866-811-411 or online at www.theatermania.com. $20 tickets will also be available for purchase at the door.

LUCY GILLESPIE (Playwright) is a 24 year-old Anglo-American writer and performer. Hangman School for Girls is her first full-length play. Her second play, The Atwater Project (working title) is a fictionalized study into the demise of bogeyman politician Lee Atwater and is currently in development with terraNOVA Collective’s Groundbreakers Program. Lucy has written a novella, The Pith and the Peel, about a woman who kills and eats her husband, as well as several short stories. She holds a BA from Northwestern University in Theater and Fiction Writing, and has studied under Stuart Dybek, Sheila Donohue, Madeleine George, Colman Domingo, and Laura Schellhardt. While at Northwestern, she served as Literary Manager for Vertigo Productions, a student theater company with a focus on original works which produced such writers as Emily Chaddick Weiss (YoungBlood), and Matt Sax (Clay, recently produced by LCT3).

LETA TREMBLAY (Director) is a director and stage manager currently residing in New York City. In her directing work, she specializes in stylized movement with bold, simple visual and auditory elements. Recent NY directing credits include The City That Cried Wolf (59E59 Theaters), 365 Days/365 Plays (FullStop Collective), and 10 Plates (ExPgirl, AD). She also staged a full production of Machinal by Sophie Treadwell as her senior thesis while attending Smith College. As a stage manager, Leta works with many NYC theaters and companies including HERE Arts Center, Cherry Lane Theatre, The Chocolate Factory, NAATCO, and ExPgirl (company member). She is a founding member and Director of Production of FullStop Collective. Leta has trained at the Eugene O'Neill National Theater Institute, with the Wooster Group, and with the SITI Company

THE VAGABOND THEATRE ENSEMBLE's mission is to establish a community of artists and storytellers, to stretch our artistic boundaries and imaginations to encourage unique and daring explorations of our humanity. We are committed to producing work that traverses the theatrical spectrum, theatre that is limitless in artistic scope and possibility. We strive to create topical and inspiring performances, to establish a dialogue between ourselves and our audience. As individuals, we are striving for active, successful, and vibrant careers in the theatre. We developed a company to call home; to return to no matter what stage of our career. It is a place to collaborate with people we love and do work we find inspiring; a place where we can focus on our art as active and supportive members of New York's artistic community. The Vagabond's have previously produced Peter~Wendy (November 2009 at walkerspace), The Wendigo (February 2009 at The Medicine Show Theater), The Cabin Fever Festival (February 2009 at The Medicine Show Theater), Endoftheworld Lovesong (September 2008 at The Flea), The Wendy Complex (2008 Midtown International Theater Festival), and Speaking Boheme. In addition The Vagabond Theatre Ensemble has produced many readings and one-night-only performances, a monthly comedy open mic, and an annual burlesque/variety show.


About the Company: FULLSTOP COLLECTIVE

FULLSTOP COLLECTIVE is a company of emerging artists dedicated to invigorating the theatrical experience through bold, intimate, original interpretations of new and existing work. We work to realize the individual and collaborative endeavors of our members. We are multi-disciplinary theater artists bonded by a mutual respect for each other’s visions and aesthetics. We’re artists and we’re a production company. We are experimental, diverse and unconventional – and we deliver. Gumption and Gusto. FullStop Collective has previously produced Negative Space (March 2009 at The Looking Glass Theatre), Clean Sheets (June 2009 at The Vintage Loft), and Girl Words (January 2009 at Flushnik Studios). FullStop will kick off their 2010/11 season with two nights of bold original theater, short films, and live music with FOREPLAYS, Februray 8 & 15 at Galapagos Art Space.

Open:   03/10/10
Close:   03/27/10

Schedule:
Thursday through Saturday at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm with additional performances on Monday, March 22 at 8pm and Saturday, March 27 at 2pm.
Theater:   Manhattan Theater Source
Address:   177 MacDougal St
New York, NY 10011
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Closest subway: A,C,E to West 4th. Exit north end of station, walk north on 7th Avenue to 8th Street., right one block to MacDougal Street, right to theatre

Cost:$15
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