PRISON LIGHTS

Genre: Drama
Austin Flint, Directed by Alice Reagan

NEIGHBORHOOD PRODUCTIONSis pleased to announce the world premiere production of Austin Flint’s PRISON LIGHT, directed by Alice Reagan. Prison Light will play a limited engagement at The Dorothy B. Williams Theatre-HERE (165 6th Avenue). Performances begin Thursday, October 20 and continue through Sunday, October 30. Opening Night is Saturday, October 22 (7 p.m.).  Press are invited to all performances.

Parker is a man who feels trapped until he hears the voices of two tortured prisoners calling out to him and only him.  Will Parker’s quest to free them be a descent into madness or just what he needs to find the light? With wit and grace, PRISON LIGHT is a drama about the everyman inside us all.

The production features scenic design by Andreea Mincic, costume design by Ramsey Scott, and lighting design by Ellie Rabinowitz. Betsy Rhodes is the sound designer, Emily Kaplan is the assistant director and Kaitlin Nemeth is the stage manager.

PRISON LIGHTplays the following schedule:

Thursday, Oct. 20th – Friday, Oct 21st @ 7pm

Saturday, Oct. 22nd @ 2pm & 7pm

Sunday, Oct. 23rd @ 2pm

Tuesday, Oct. 25th – Friday, Oct. 28th @ 7pm

Saturday, Oct. 29th @ 2pm & 7pm

Sunday, Oct. 30th @ 2pm.

Tickets are $18 and are now available online at www.here.org or by calling 212-352-3101. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the theater two hours prior to performance

Running Time: 80 minutes

HERE

Dorothy B. Williams Theatre

165 6th Avenue (entrance on Dominick Street one block south of Spring Street)

New York, NY 10013

This production is part of HEREstay, HERE’s curated rental program, which provides artists with subsidized space and equipment, as well as technical.

Website: www.neighborhoodproductions.com

BIOGRAPHIES

 

AUSTIN FLINT(Playwright) Plays include The Flaming Spider: Jonathan Edwards in Northampton at Yale University, directed by James Andreassi, Artistic Director of the Elm Shakespeare Co.; Marching to Jubilee: William Lloyd Garrison’s Campaign for the Abolition of Slavery (Yale) ; Compartments, directed by the author at Pulse Ensemble Theater; Just War? A Modern Living Newspaper on Panama, by the About Face Theater Co. in New York and at the Federal Theater Festival at George Mason University, play commissioned by Theater for the First Amendment; Prison Light (workshop) at About Face; Empathy (part of Grand Guignol V, Rapture, Home from Camp, Christmas Eve, all at About Face.  World premiere of The Othello of Sand Alley by Eeva-Liisa Manner (playwright’s translation from the Finnish) at About Face and the Nordic Theater Festival at Barnard College.   Austin is currently Adjunct Professor in Columbia University’s Department of the Arts, where he has been Director of Undergraduate Studies in Creative Writing and teacher of playwriting courses.  He is also an Associate Fellow of Jonathan Edwards College, Yale University, where he has taught College Seminars in playwriting.

 

ALICE REAGAN(Director) Credits include Playing in Traffic at Women’s Project;Happy Thoughts by Alexander Wright at Bard College; The Verge by Susan Glaspell with Performance Lab 115 at the Ontological Theater; Caucasian Chalk Circle with PL115 at the Chocolate Factory; What of the Night? by Maria Irene Fornes for Barnard College/Columbia University; a workshop of the new musicalLe Fou by Bekah Brunstetter at New Georges; Sprinkler by Katherine Ryan at DirectorFest 2008, produced by the Drama League; The Knights, adapted from Aristophanes by Rob Handel for Target Margin Theater’s 2007-2008 season; Alice in War by Steven Bogart for the 2007 Summer Play Festival; and workshopped Ghost Stories by Heather Dundas at the Lincoln Center Directors Lab. She received a chashama A.R.E.A. Award to direct Euripides’ Alcestis on East 42nd Street. A Dean’s Fellow in the M.F.A. theatre directing program at Columbia University and an M.A. in performance studies from NYU/Tisch School of the Arts where she won the she won the Amankulor Award.

 

Neighborhood Productionsis the theatrical production company of Dorit Avganim and Amanda Feldman who between them have more than 10 years of producing experience. Formed in December 2010, Neighborhood Productions mission is to give artists the tools they need to bring their artistic visions to the stage. We nurture emerging and established theater artists and produce their work, bringing it from conception to fruition. Producing downtown and independent work at the highest quality and professional level.

 

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Listings Information:

Who: Neighborhood Productions

What: Austin Flint’s Prison Light directed by Alice Reagan

Where: HERE, 145 6th Ave. (Enter on Dominick, 1 Block South of Spring)

For Tickets & Information at: here.org or call 212-352-3101

When: Oct. 20-30, 2011

How:www.here.org

With wit and grace, PRISON LIGHT is a drama about the everyman inside 

Preview:   10/20/11
Open:   10/21/11
Close:   10/30/11

Schedule:
Thursday, Oct. 20th – Friday, Oct 21st @ 7pm
Saturday, Oct. 22nd @ 2pm & 7pm
Sunday, Oct. 23rd @ 2pm
Tuesday, Oct. 25th – Friday, Oct. 28th @ 7pm
Saturday, Oct. 29th @ 2pm & 7pm
Sunday, Oct. 30th @ 2pm.
Theater:   Here Arts Center
Address:   145 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013
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Closest subway: C,E to Spring Street; south to theatre

Cost:18.00
Buy Tickets Online or Call: The Dorothy B. Williams Theatre-H at 212-352-3101