FEFU AND HER FRIENDS

Genre: Drama
Written by Maria Irene Fornes, Directed by Jillian Johnson

Fefu and her friends is an intelligent, dynamic and unsettling exploration of feminism, social expectation and individual empowerment. Tin lily has set the majority of the play in the round and then splits, according to Fornes’ alternative staging, the middle of the play into four scenes in four separate spaces occurring at the same time. The audience is an activated voyeur in the events of play. As the play begins in 1935, eight women arrive to rehearse for an educational fundraiser, but the events of the day digress and the play becomes a character study of women on the verge of either self awareness or martyrdom. Tin Lily is excited to present Fornes’s unique and challenging experience.


About the Company: Tin Lily Productions

Tin Lily Production is a new socially charged, physically generous live performance company founded in September of 2009. We believe theatre exists to broaden views, spark conversation and overall be a moving experience. Our production scope is to focus on rarely produced or original works that utilize a diversity of artistic mediums and atypical performance spaces to instigate charged conversation.





Cast: Annie Branson, Cait Bliss, Katie Stults, Sasha Kaye, Kyle June Williams, Tai Verley
Preview:   11/10/10
Open:   11/12/10
Close:   12/05/10

Schedule:
Friday and Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays at 2pm
(No performances on Thanksgiving weekend.)
Theater:   Center for Performance Research
Address:   361 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
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Cost:$20.00 in advance, $24.00 at the door
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Company: Tin Lily Productions         Official Web Site: www.tinlily.org
Katie Middleton Cecilia

Katie Middleton began her creative career in Miami , Florida ; graduating with multiple honors and a BFA in acting from New World School of the Arts.  After graduation Katie traveled across Europe and performed as Helen in Women of Troy at the Athens Centre.  She then moved to New York and spent her first year touring with Periwinkle Productions and throughout the United States with Chamber Theatre Productions.  She has since returned to New York and has become a company member of Tin Lily Productions.  Katie collaborated on and performed in their first devised play “Authenticating Eileen”. Katie is a current host on “News Butterfly”, which will be going to cable this fall. She is thrilled to be working with Fifty7 Productions on their fourth play.

Keola Simpson drank his way to a pathetically bearded homeless man in Future Anxiety; wore a ridiculous toupee in The Great Recession; sang horrific lyrics at 1AM while recklessly flapping around a stuffed bird in #serials@theflea; went on one time (and one time only) while understudying the aptly named role of Man in Parents Evening; used a less-than-consistent accent while playing Wyatt Earp in the workshop for A Letter From Omdurman. All of this for The Flea Theater in NYC. Keola studied acting at Fullerton College and directing at California State University, Fullerton. Both schools ask him for money now. His diplomas are scotch-taped to his Moms refrigerator in Hawaii. Go surfing. Aloha.

Jillian is a director, designer and actress who grew up in Southern Oregon. Her directing credits include: Authenticating Eileen (Original devised production, TinLily), EAT (TinLily), and DOA: A Primer for the Afterlife (Original devised productions, Tribe Theater). She will perform with the New York City Opera’s Monodramas in March 2011. Her other performance credits include: Vocalist in Murder in the Cathedral (Site Specific, Brooklyn HQ), Ella in Evolutionism (Manhattan Rep Theater), Amy in Faultlines (Ruffled Feathers), Nurse in Romeo and Juliet (Classics on Tour) and Female Chorus in Medea (Columbia Stages). Jillian earned a MFA from Naropa University hosted at the London International School of Performing Arts, a BA in Advertising and Journalism from University of Oregon and attended Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theater. Jillian is co-founder of Tin Lily Productions.

 

Allison Carney is a NYC lighting designer whose credits include bash, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Les Ridiculous Precieuses, and for the NYC Fringe and Dreamup Festivals. She has worked with designers such as Justin Townsend, Burke Brown, and Traci Klainer.

 

Awards include The Best Costume Design Award for the New York Midtown International Theatre Festival  (MITF) for 2007 season and 2009 season.  New York City credits include Fyvush Finkel Live!, National Yiddish Theatre; Two Worlds, National Yiddish Theatre; Love Me, Robert Moss Theatre; Evolutionism, Manhattan Rep.; Alchemist of Light, Connelly Theatre; That’s Showbiz, June Havock Theatre; The Lodger, Workshop Theatre Co.; My Life as a Bald Soprano, June Havoc Theatre; Hiroshima: Crucible of Light, Walker Street Theatre; The Sons of Molly Maguire, Workshop Theatre Company.  .  Izzy has made costumes for countless Broadway and ABT shows at the renowned Broadway costume shop Barbara Matera Lt.