Infinite Variety Productions

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Infinite Variety Production's mission is: To create opportunities for female artists. To voice the words of unnoted storytellers. To broaden the public purview one audience at a time.

 

Infinite Variety Productions was started by Ashley Adelman and Maria Makenna, who have been working in the New York theatre scene for several years.
After finishing prestigious acting programs at The Actors Studio Drama School, NYU TISCH and The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, they eagerly entered the scene, hoping to become a part of something that would have a real impact on the world around them. They soon discovered that the best way to be a part of something important is to create it.
Jean-Paul Sartre's "No Exit", their first production, opened to great acclaim in June of 2011 at Theatre For The New City. It was theatre that incited real conversation! The ladies were inspired to tackle their next project, Shirley Lauro's "A Piece of My Heart". The play,based on true stories of women who served in Vietnam, opened on Veteran's Day 2011 at The Tank Theatre to sold out performances.  The Living Theatre, after seeing the show asked the women of IVP to bring the play to their theatre in February!


IVP was even honored by several women who had served in the war, who graciously agreed to a talkback following the show. The stories these women told reinforced what Ashley and Maria had begun to understand: too many of these stories have gone unheard. IVP is looking forward to telling many more.


Schedule of Upcoming Productions

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Production History

A Piece Of My Heart  | Open: 10/10/13 Close: 10/12/13
 

 
Infinite Variety Productions is set to perform the compelling and captivating historical play, ‘A Piece Of My Heart’ by Shirley Lauro. 

Set with the backdrop of the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Plaza (55 Water Street), the show will take place October 10th, 11th and 12, starting at 5:30pm.
 
The late afternoon will be filled with a beautiful sunset, hot drinks and a night of theatre that makes a difference. 

Admission is free. Seating is limited. To reserve seating email:
infinitevarietynyc@gmail.com. 

Thousands of women volunteered to go to Vietnam during the 
war. As no official list was kept, an exact number will never be 
known. Their stories have barely been told. We plan on changing that. ‘A Piece Of My Heart’ is based on 26 interviews with women who were in Vietnam. Ms. Lauro’s play shows the friendships made during war, the love that is needed to survive and the ways people cope when their world is falling apart. 

Thursday October 10th @ 5:30 PM
Friday October 11th @5:30 PM
Saturday October 12th @ 5:30 PM*

IVP’s “A Piece Of My Heart” will then be heading to Arlington for the 20th anniversary of The Vietnam Women’s Memorial Foundation this upcoming Veteran’s Day weekend. The performances will be at The Women In Military Service For America Memorial.

* Saturday's performance will include a talkback with some of the women who were in Vietnam during the war.

STARRING:
ASHLEY ADELMAN, DANIELLE BECKMANN, JAKE CULLENS, LARISSA DZEGAR, ELIZABETH MCNELIS, MARIA MAKENNA, & PETOL WEEKES.

DIRECTED BY: NORMA MEDINA
ORIGINAL STAGING BY: BRIDGET LEAK

STAGE MANAGER: CARINA DON

LIGHTING: MICHAEL MEGLIOLA
SET: AARON SHECKLER

PRODUCERS" ASHLEY ADELMAN & PETOL WEEKES
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About the Company: Infinite Variety Productions

Infinite Variety Production's mission is: To create opportunities for female artists. To voice the words of unnoted storytellers. To broaden the public purview one audience at a time.

 

Infinite Variety Productions was started by Ashley Adelman and Maria Makenna, who have been working in the New York theatre scene for several years.
After finishing prestigious acting programs at The Actors Studio Drama School, NYU TISCH and The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, they eagerly entered the scene, hoping to become a part of something that would have a real impact on the world around them. They soon discovered that the best way to be a part of something important is to create it.
Jean-Paul Sartre's "No Exit", their first production, opened to great acclaim in June of 2011 at Theatre For The New City. It was theatre that incited real conversation! The ladies were inspired to tackle their next project, Shirley Lauro's "A Piece of My Heart". The play,based on true stories of women who served in Vietnam, opened on Veteran's Day 2011 at The Tank Theatre to sold out performances.  The Living Theatre, after seeing the show asked the women of IVP to bring the play to their theatre in February!


IVP was even honored by several women who had served in the war, who graciously agreed to a talkback following the show. The stories these women told reinforced what Ashley and Maria had begun to understand: too many of these stories have gone unheard. IVP is looking forward to telling many more.

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Infinite Variety Production Celebrates International Women's Day  | Open: 03/08/13 Close: 03/08/13
 On March 8th, most of the world celebrates INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY. 

IVP is bringing this special day back to the US -1920's style a time when women gained the right the vote and lost those silly corsets.

Friday March 8th, 7:00PM-10:00PM

Each ticket gets you free food, free wine, a night of live 1920's music, free goodies courtesy of IVP and an introduction to IVP's next play, "These Shining Lives" by Melanie Marnich - based on the true story of The Radium Girls.

Costumes and 1920's attire optional. But its a guarantee all cast and crew will be dressed for the occasion!

Come celebrate your favorite gal, or treat yourself and celebrate how wonderful you are.

"These Shining Lives" follows Catherine Donohue, a women in the 1920's excited to get a job for The Radium Dial Factory, making her own money for the first time. Given a guarantee that her and her co workers were safe even when using the bit of radium to paint the clocks and watches with. When they all got sick, Catherine and her friends fought against the society that wanted them to be silent and the company that lied to them and brought this matter to court. These women changed the labor union laws from then on. A true story that IVP is excited to share with you.

All the proceeds will go towards the production of, "These Shining Lives".


About the Company: Infinite Variety Productions

Infinite Variety Production's mission is: To create opportunities for female artists. To voice the words of unnoted storytellers. To broaden the public purview one audience at a time.

 

Infinite Variety Productions was started by Ashley Adelman and Maria Makenna, who have been working in the New York theatre scene for several years.
After finishing prestigious acting programs at The Actors Studio Drama School, NYU TISCH and The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, they eagerly entered the scene, hoping to become a part of something that would have a real impact on the world around them. They soon discovered that the best way to be a part of something important is to create it.
Jean-Paul Sartre's "No Exit", their first production, opened to great acclaim in June of 2011 at Theatre For The New City. It was theatre that incited real conversation! The ladies were inspired to tackle their next project, Shirley Lauro's "A Piece of My Heart". The play,based on true stories of women who served in Vietnam, opened on Veteran's Day 2011 at The Tank Theatre to sold out performances.  The Living Theatre, after seeing the show asked the women of IVP to bring the play to their theatre in February!


IVP was even honored by several women who had served in the war, who graciously agreed to a talkback following the show. The stories these women told reinforced what Ashley and Maria had begun to understand: too many of these stories have gone unheard. IVP is looking forward to telling many more.

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These Shining Lives  | Open: 05/24/13 Close: 06/02/13
1920'S Chicago, over 1000 women worked at The Radium Dial Factory.The higher ups wore masks as the women were encouraged to work with harmful products. Victimized by their employers, these women rose to become heroes. Based the true story of Catherine Donohue and her friends who sued the factory and changed labor union laws for generations to come. "These Shining Lives" is a story of change, friendship, love, loss and the courage to persevere.


About the Company: Infinite Variety Productions

Infinite Variety Production's mission is: To create opportunities for female artists. To voice the words of unnoted storytellers. To broaden the public purview one audience at a time.

 

Infinite Variety Productions was started by Ashley Adelman and Maria Makenna, who have been working in the New York theatre scene for several years.
After finishing prestigious acting programs at The Actors Studio Drama School, NYU TISCH and The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, they eagerly entered the scene, hoping to become a part of something that would have a real impact on the world around them. They soon discovered that the best way to be a part of something important is to create it.
Jean-Paul Sartre's "No Exit", their first production, opened to great acclaim in June of 2011 at Theatre For The New City. It was theatre that incited real conversation! The ladies were inspired to tackle their next project, Shirley Lauro's "A Piece of My Heart". The play,based on true stories of women who served in Vietnam, opened on Veteran's Day 2011 at The Tank Theatre to sold out performances.  The Living Theatre, after seeing the show asked the women of IVP to bring the play to their theatre in February!


IVP was even honored by several women who had served in the war, who graciously agreed to a talkback following the show. The stories these women told reinforced what Ashley and Maria had begun to understand: too many of these stories have gone unheard. IVP is looking forward to telling many more.

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