Genre: Drama
Jesse Cameron Alick, Matthew Gutschick, Michael McGuire, & Germono Toussaint

Horse Trade Theater Group will present their resident acting ensemble, The Drafts in the World Premiere of when half the sphere is visible, written by Jesse Cameron Alick (Artistic Director of Subjective Theatre Company; Artistic Associate at The Public), Matthew Gutschick (Rubber Doves, winner of the New Horizons Playwrighting Competition), Michael McGuire (Sometimes I Feel Like I Missed the Train at The Lark Play Development Center), and Germono ToussaintCaged at the 2006 Not for Broadway Theater Festival; The Anointed at The 2010 Fire This Time Festival), May 10-26 at The Red Room (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). The production will be directed by Ilaria Amadasi, Jaclyn Biskup (Assistant Director, Love’s Labour’s Lostat The Public), Lindsey Moore (No Tea Productions), Sara Walsh, and Donya Washington (Now the Cats with Jeweled Claws with Target Margin Theatre). 

The Drafts is Reiss Gaspard, Paul Herbig, Alex Hodgins, Ben Kauffman, Lauren Kate Morrison, JB Rote, Marchelle Thurman, Amanda Von Nostrand, and Gary Warchola.

Can there be a perfect kiss? Will a wall of water burst a burden of guilt? Can a belt buckle baffle the TSA? An escapade forking in unexpected places, this genre-bending blend of storytelling explores the dichotomies we live with (and often choose to ignore). A collaborative effort between four playwrights, five directors and nine actors, when half the sphere is visiblecreates a greater narrative from four interwoven stories.  

THE DRAFTS are the resident acting ensemble of Horse Trade Theater Group, supporting the work of its artistic community. Committed to new play development, The Drafts monthly reading series has featured over 100 original scripts and inspired several full productions.

About the Company: Horse Trade Theater Group

HORSE TRADE THEATER GROUP is a self-sustaining theater development group; with a focus on new work that has produced a massive quantity of stimulating downtown theater. Horse Trade’s Resident Artist Program offers a home to a select group of Independent theater artists, pooling together a great deal of talent and energy. It is also the home of FRIGID New York – the first and only festival of its kind in New York City. In 2011 Horse Trade received the New York Innovative Theatre Ellen Stewart Stewardship Award for demonstrating a significant contribution to the Off-Off-Broadway community through service, support and leadership. 

Open:   05/10/12
Close:   05/26/12

Thursday through Saturday at 8pm
Theater:   The Red Room
Address:   85 E. 4th St
New York, NY 10003
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Company: FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade         Official Web Site: www.horsetrade.info