Genre: Drama
Lauren Rayner


After moving from readings in Los Angeles to a workshop in New York, the next step in the evolution of this multi-media solo show is the world premier production in the FRIGID New York Festival 2011. Written and directed by Lauren Rayner, MENDACITY takes you deep inside the mind of a splintering personality, peppered with dark humor and wrought with self-loathing and denial over sexual assault. Join us in a rebellious journey of fragmented transcendence and the offering of hope.


“MENDACITY is a kaleidoscope of vibrant voices with reflections constantly revolving and morphing around the issue sexual assault. For someone to take something so personal and heartbreaking and transform it into something so transcendent and gut-wrenchingly honest is magnificent, awe-inspiring and inspirational.”

 -Ashley Steed (Writer, LA Stage Times)


The premier production of MENDACITY brings together a team of 15 creative collaborators andwill integrate dynamic multi-media techniques, including mind-blowing video projections by Jay Kilachand, an original soundscape designed by Jake Hull (of the band Momentary Prophets) with precise choreography by Shiloh Goodin and a vibrant lighting design by Tony Lepore. The piece will be performed by Ali Kresch.


According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), about 80% of rape cases in the United States are women aged 24 and under, and that statistic becomes even more staggering when we realize that most sexual assaults of young women go unreported out of fear, disgust, shame, and denial. This is strictly a not-for-profit production. Box office proceeds will directly benefit RAINN.

Cast: Ali Kresch
Open:   02/24/11
Close:   03/05/11

Thursday, February 24th @ 9:00pm
Saturday, February 26th @ 8:30pm
Monday, February 28th @ 9:00pm
Thursday, March 3rd @ 6:00pm
Saturday, March 5th @ 5:30pm
Theater:   Kraine Theater
Address:   85 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003
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Cost:$15 / $10 for students
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Ali is thrilled to be working on this lively and important piece. Favorite NYC shows: Hearting Linds (Bonnie; Manhattan Theatre Club, dir. Alex Bisker); State of the Union (Norah/Grace; JCity Theater, dir. Sandy Cockrell); The Mask of Medusa (Medusa; Roots & Wings Theatrical, dir. Lauren Rayner), Love/Money: a Recession Rock Musical (Sarah; NYC Fringe 2009, dir. Aaron Gensler), The Girls Play (Laurie; EndTimes Productions Award for Best Actress, dir. Sydney Galla). Favorite Regional Roles: Noises Off (Brooke), Rumors (Cassie), Triumph of Love (Corine), How to Succeed (Smitty), Playing for Time (Marianne), As You Like It (Phebe). BFA Acting / BA English from the University of Michigan.