Genre: Comedy, Solo Performance
Written by Eli Walker Palzkill, Directed by Blake Bradford

STEPS, is a serio-comedic one-woman show that tells the journey of a 20-year-old woman, born and raised in rural Wisconsin, moving to New York City and the steps she took to get there.  Amidst telling personal stories of her adventure that depict her own struggle to find the meaning of one’s identity, she discusses the issue through the perspective of three other fictional characters from different “walks of life,” performing their laments in attempt to shed light on the universal metaphor that is “identity.”

Open:   04/09/10
Close:   04/10/10

April 9th @ 6pm
April 10th @ 5:30pm
Theater:   Wings Theatre
Address:   154 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014
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Closest subway: 1, 9 to Christopher Street, west on Christopher Street several blocks to theatre

Cost:$15, $10 for students
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Wings Theatre at 212-627-2961
Company: Zephyer Rep

Eli Walker Palzkill is so grateful to have the opportunity to workshop her first original one-woman show at the Wings Theatre. Eli is currently a second-year drama student at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, studying at the Lee Strasberg Institute for Theatre and Film. She began her acting training at Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts in Mineral Point, WI, where she studied with Joan Darling, Kerry Shear and Judy Kerr. She has starred in several community productions, as well as an original production of 385 Pound Smoker. Most recently, she performed in the Tisch Gala at Lincoln Center Theatre and Political Snorts, directed by Elizabeth Swados at La Mama Experimental Theatre. STEPS will perform at Alley Stage in Wisconsin in June of 2010.

Blake Bradford is an Emmy Award winning writer/director whose theatrical work has appeared all over the US and internationally in Canada, Mexico, Greece, Scotland/England, Denmark, Italy and South Africa. His original plays I, Undertow, The Unfortunate Honeymoon of Tony and Steve, Dance at Bataan, The Last Cloud, and Gay Slave Handbook are actively seen in the regional circuits and NYC. As a director, his most acclaimed work has been with two time Emmy Winner Joan Darling and Bill Svanoe. Blake has directed Ms. Darling all over the US in Svanoe's Quisisana, Lost and Found, Pants on Fire, Callback, The Last Silver Zephyer, and The Last Laugh. Other NYC includes MidsummerSnake in Fridge, Dark of the Moon, Cherry Orchard, Twilight of the Golds, Tempest, Arsenic & Old Lace, Spitfire Grill and Jellyroll Shoes. He serves as Associate Artistic Director of the Wings Theatre, where he runs Zephyer Rep.  Blake is currently on the staff of "Live from Lincoln Center" (PBS), where they won a 2008 Emmy for Madama Butterfly. Other TV credits include "The Big Gay Sketch Show" (LOGO/MTV), "Showtime at the Apollo" (NBC), "Drama Desk Awards" (PBS) and "Arthur Ashe Kids Day" (CBS).