GODS AT THE END OF THE WORLD

Genre: Drama
written by Oliver Thrun, directed by Matthew Kreiner

"Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die."  It was in that year that the flames of war broke out in every corner of the globe and like the hand of God spread death across the land.  None survived save the souls locked deep within the sanctity of the underground shelter known only as 'the Vault.'  And from there none may leave until that time when man shall once again walk this Earth.

 Inspired by the video game series Fallout, Resident Evil and Bioshock; and animes including Neon Genesis Evangelion and Ghost in the Shell; Gods at the End of the World tells the story of the last surviving humans on an Earth that has been made uninhabitable by nuclear warfare.  It is a story about the human spirit, Man's quest for divinity and what it truly means to be human.


 


About the Company: Theater For The New City

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY (TNC) is a Pulitzer Prize winning community cultural center that is known for its high artistic standards and widespread community service. One of New York’s most prolific theatrical organizations, TNC produces 30-40 premieres of new American plays per year, at least 10 of which are by emerging and young playwrights. Many influential theater artists of the last quarter century have found TNC’s Resident Theater Program instrumental to their careers, among them Sam Shepard, Moises Kaufman, Richard Foreman, Charles Busch, Maria Irene Fornes, Miguel Piñero and Academy Award Winners Tim Robbins and Adrien Brody. TNC also presents plays by multi-ethnic/multi-disciplinary theater companies who have no permanent home. Among the well-known companies that have been presented by TNC are Mabou Mines, the Living Theater, Bread and Puppet Theater, the San Francisco Mime Troupe and the Ma-Yi Theater Company, which won an OBIE Award for its 1996 TNC production, FLIPZOIDS. TNC also produced the Yangtze Repertory Company’s 1997 production of BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH, which was the only play ever produced in America by Gao Xingjian before he won the 2000 Nobel Prize for Literature. TNC seeks to develop theater audiences and inspire future theater artists from the often-overlooked low-income minority communities of New York City by producing minority writers from around the world and by bringing the community into theater and theater into the community through its many free Festivals. TNC productions have won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and over 40 OBIE Awards for excellence in every theatrical discipline. TNC is also the only Theatrical Organization to have won the Mayor's Stop The Violence award.

Open:   06/17/10
Close:   07/03/10

Schedule:
Thursday-Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm
Theater:   Theater for the New City
Address:   155 First Avenue
New York,
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Cost:$10
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Ovation Tickets at 866-811-4111
Company: Theater For The New City         Official Web Site: www.theaterforthenewcity.net

 Elizabeth Dilley holds a Diploma in Theatre from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, a Certificate in Performance from The Laban Centre of London, and a  BFA in Dance from Cornish College of the Arts. You can also find her working with The John Passafiume Dance Group and The Aching Dogs Theater Company. Elizabeth is excited to be working on a new work by Oliver Thrun and thanks the group for the opportunity. elizabethdilley.com

Alex is in his first year at Atlantic Theater School in New York City.  Before graduating from a performing arts school outside Boston (Walnut Hill, '09), he was a USSA ski racer at Holderness School (NH) and was awarded the basic actor combatant certificate from North Carolina School of the Arts.  Alex is a black belt in karate and studies voice with Circle in the Square faculty member, Beth Falcone.  His summers were spent perfecting his acting technique with Alan Langdon and Bill Reed at the Musical Theater Performance Intensive (VT); at Boston University College of Fine Arts; through workshops at the New York Film Academy and at Long Lake Camp for the Arts, NY.

Stephanie Haring is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy.  Favorite credits include Chava (Fiddler on the Roof) with the Village Light Opera Group, Eve (Children of Eden) and Winnifred (Once Upon a Mattress).  Love and thanks to my family for believing in me and keeping me sane.

 Trevor graduated with a BA in Acting from Marymount Manhattan College.  More recently, he's studied with Alan Langdon at Circle in the Square.  He's performed everywhere from the Theatre at Madison Square Garden to multiple stints on ABC's One Life to Live, as well as a number of tiny black rooms around Manhattan.  Thanks to anyone who ever believed in me. 

Megan Lee REBECCA

 Megan has come to the conclusion that she just can't get away from post-apocalyptic theatre, and she's ok with that. Now that she knows where a few nuclear fallout shelters are on the Upper West Side, she says "Bring it on!" Many thanks to friends and family for their love and support on this and all her other projects. Please visit http://endtimesproductions.org/company/ for additional information on her, or just chat her up. She swears she doesn't bite... too hard. 

Klemen Novak PARSONS

Originally from Slovenia, Klemen graduated from the New York American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 2007 and was a member of the Academy's 2007-08 Company until March 2008. Favorite roles include Judge Brack in Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler, Dukes Frederick and Senior in William Shakespeare's As You Like It and Henry Lodge in the comedy Move Over, Mrs. Markham. Klemen tries to travel at every opportunity his other interests include web design, music, art history and languages – he is fluent in English, German, Spanish, Serbian/Croatian and, naturally, Slovenian. Recent film credits include Overload, an independent feature film and 5 short films.

Meghan Sinclair is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Performing Arts with a BFA in Drama. While attending NYU, Meghan also trained at the Stella Adler Studio and also performed in several productions. She has been a member of the Screen Actors Guild since 2004.  She has also studied at the Shanghai Theater Academy in Shanghai, China. While she was in China, she studied Chinese opera, movement, and the Mandarin language. Her training has also included study at the Piven Theater in Chicago where she was involved in multiple stage performances. Her Chicago training also included on-camera training at Act One and advanced training in improvisation. 

 Kevin Paul Smith is thrilled to be a part of this farcical post-apocalyptic romp in the show's only serious, dramatic role.  Please enjoy his Chekovian performance.  Some of this other past performances in New York have been in EndTimes' Vignettes 2010 as "The Hero" and an eye patch wearing sommelier, Charles "Tex" Watson in Manson: The Musical!, and Jonas in Antigone.  Regional Credits include: Danny in Grease; Chuck in Footloose; Annas in Jesus Christ Superstar and Riff in West Side Story.  To find out more check him out at www.kevinpaulsmith.com  

 Dylan has appeared in "is that a spear in your pocket," at the Producers Club, Percival the Fantastic in "Professor Von Awesome's Traveling Caravan," and played the BTK killer in "The Kids are Awake". Dylan is from Port Washington, NY.