THE WORLD PREMIERE OF
THE ORANGE PERSON
A NEW MUSIC THEATER EVENT
JEREMY BLOOM (director)
"Stylish and inventive" - Theatermania
BRIAN RADY (as the orange person)
"Entertaining, hilarious, seamless" - The Happiest Medium
& LAURA DUNN (collaborator, performer)
"Bjorkish runaway melodies" - Mark Mayer
coming to NYC
NOVEMBER 2nd - 18th, 2011
@ THE GENE FRANKEL THEATRE
24 Bond Street at Lafayette, New York, NY
Weds/ Thurs @ 8 PM; Fri @ 9 PM
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At last, the story of THE ORANGE PERSON, told from the perspective of the people who actually experienced it - a celebration of existence, of difference, and of song. From Terlingua, the infamous "ghost town" of the rural southwest Texan desert, a family confronts a medical marvel: an orange baby is born.
With an original book by director/ autuer Jeremy Bloom and vocalist/ performer Brian Rady, THE ORANGE PERSON weaves together classic and original folk, R&B and sacred music with an eclectic cast of storytellers of all ages. THE ORANGE PERSON fuses a unique mix of performative mediums from non-fictional documentary theater to concert to lawn party (be sure to take advantage of flowing bottomless wine, iced tea, and the post-show jam session). THE ORANGE PERSON features the composing and performing talents of dreamy folk-pop banjo-darling of the Lower East Side Laura Dunn (Laura Dunn & the Ghosts of Xmas Past), the infamous Kirk Siee on upright bass, and a stellar host of vocalists, actors and multi-instrumentalists. Join us as we lift our voices in jubilation and remembrance of THE ORANGE PERSON.
Mikey Barringer, Ashley Biel, Laura Dunn, Dana Kaplan-Angle, Robert Lavenstein, Ellen O'Meara, Madalyn McKay, Justin Neal, Jose Paz, Brian Rady, Kirk Siee, Catherine Sullivan and Joe White.
with designs by
esteemed emerging NYU design graduates Olga Mill (costumes), Chris Morris (sets), and Christopher Weston (lighting).
and assistant direction by
about the creators
JEREMY BLOOM - WRITER, DIRECTOR
Jeremy directs his original adaptations including La Boheme (Spoken), Peter-Wendy (Dark), and Leaves of Grass (Nude). Favorite spaces to work include: The Flea, Walkerspace, The Cherry Lane, Incubator Arts Project, NYU Grad, CSV, 45 Bleecker, The New York Botanical Gardens, in festivals, site specifically, and at the cell where he is a resident artist. Favorite assistant credits include: The Met, Broadway, LCT3, The Goodman, and Berkeley Rep (most frequently for Mary Zimmerman). Jeremy is a Drama League Directing Fellow, EST Resident Director, and a participant in the TS Eliot US/UK Exchange at The Old Vic as well as the Soho Rep Lab.
BRIAN RADY - WRITER, PERFORMER, MUSIC
Brian Rady is a performing artist, vocalist, and musician specializing in cabaret, ensemble movement and vocal based works, and new plays. As a playwright Brian tackles ancient and contemporary myths and mythic-sized personas, including adaptations of 13th century poetry, found source material, and non-dramatic texts. Formally, Brian’s writing is rooted in lyricism, humor, music and experimentation. His award winning plays have been seen in New York at the cell, The Robert Moss, The Gene Frankel, and The Bleecker Street Theatre.
LAURA DUNN - MUSIC
Laura Dunn writes and plays for the banjo-driven creepy folk band Laura Dunn and The Ghosts of Xmas Past (www.myspace.com/lauradunnandtheghosts). Their record, The Dreamkeeper and a Gun came out in May, 2011. Her poems have appeared in journals such as At Length, Fugue, Zocalo Public Square and The Bear Deluxe. Her poetry manuscript, The Blue Word, was a finalist in the A Room of Her Own Foundation's To the Lighthouse First Book Contest.
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