AMP

Genre: Solo Performance
Written by Jody Christopherson, Directed by Isaac Byrne

Goode Productions (with Associate Producer Meredith Packer) will present the World Premiere of AMP, a solo horror piece written and performed by Jody Christopherson, directed by Isaac Byrne (The Other Mozart; In Vestments) at HERE (145 Avenue of the Americas, entrance on Dominick Street, one block south of Spring Street), December 5-19 with performances Tuesday, December 5 at 8:30pm, Wednesday, December 6 at 8:30pm, Thursday, December 7 at 8:30pm, Friday, December 8 at 8:30pm, Saturday, December 9 at 8:30pm, Sunday, December 10 at 4pm, Wednesday, December 13 at 8:30pm, Friday, December 15 at 8:30pm, Saturday, December 16 at 4pm, Sunday, December 17 at 4pm, and Tuesday, December 19 at 8:30pm. Tickets ($35) are available in advance at www.here.org or by calling 212-352-3101. AMP will run in rep with the World Premiere of Greencard Wedding. Both productions are part of SubletSeries@HERE: a curated rental program, which provides artists with subsidized space and equipment, as well as technical support.

 

AMP is a multi-media solo horror piece about scientist Luigi Galvani's discovery of animal electricity in 1790 and how it informed the creation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein as well as the development of electroshock therapy in the 1950's.

 

In AMP, Mary Shelley begins the process of writing Frankenstein on stage. Mary's monologues are interwoven with film interviews of a woman who auditions for the Boston Symphony during their first historic "blind auditions" and is committed to an asylum.

 

AMP will feature sound and projection design by Martha Goode, with video and still photos shot on location inside abandoned asylums on the East Coast. Additional text is from the writings of Mary Shelley, Percy Shelley, Lord Byron, William Godwin, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Luigi Galvani. AMP will also feature the voices of J.Stephen Brantley (NYIT 2017 Doric Wilson Independent Playwright Award; Difficult People on Hulu) as famed philosopher (and Mary Shelley's father) William Godwin, Chloe Dirksen as the architect of modern feminism, (and Mary Shelley’s mother) Mary Wollstoncraft, Ryan McCurdy as Percy Shelley, and Jonathan West as Lord Byron with the help of Dialect Coach Chloe Dirksen.

 

AMP was previously developed through residencies at Write Out Front and All For One Theater. For the play AMP, Jody Christopherson is the recipient of a 2017 New York Society Library grant, for emerging female writers writing about history and literature. AMP will run in rep with Greencard Wedding, which stars Jody Christopherson and Ryan McCurdy. 


About the Company: Goode Productions

GOODE PRODUCTIONS has been producing New Works for over a decade. Led by Martha Goode, the company believes that the fostering of emerging artists is integral to the future of the arts in our country. Producer credits include Broadway: The Miracle Worker (Circle in the Square, associate producer); Regional: The Rime (at The Virginia Arts Festival), Greencard Wedding (The Studios of Key West, Carrie Morris Performing Art Center in Detroit MI, best actor Fringe Arts Detroit and The Allways Lounge in New Orleans LA); New York: Anaïs Nin Goes to Hell, Sweet, Sweet SpiritParts of Parts & Stitches, Costa Rehab, Barrier IslandA Home Across the Ocean and Good Lonely People (with Manhattan Theatre Works); Wanda’s Monster (with New York City Children’s Theater); To Barcelona!The Riverside SymphonyEli and Cheryl JumpDon't Do Drugs (with Crosstown Playwrights); The Stranger to Kindness (Winner Best Production, Planet Connections Theatre Festivity); The Violet Hour (with Active Theater); and Training Wisteria (New York International Fringe Festival). Member of APAP. www.goodeproductionsnyc.com

Open:   12/05/17
Close:   12/19/17

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Tuesday, December 5 at 8:30pm, Wednesday, December 6 at 8:30pm, Thursday, December 7 at 8:30pm, Friday, December 8 at 8:30pm, Saturday, December 9 at 8:30pm, Sunday, December 10 at 4pm, Wednesday, December 13 at 8:30pm, Friday, December 15 at 8:30pm, Saturday, December 16 at 4pm, Sunday, December 17 at 4pm, and Tuesday, December 19 at 8:30pm.:
12/5/2017
12/6/2017
12/7/2017
12/8/2017
12/9/2017
12/10/2017
12/13/2017
12/15/2017
12/16/2017
12/17/2017
12/19/2017

Theater:   Here Arts Center
Address:   145 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013
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Closest subway: C,E to Spring Street; south to theatre

Cost:$35
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Ovation Tickets at 866-811-4111
Company: Goode Productions         Official Web Site: www.goodeproductionsnyc.com