WE PLAY FOR THE GODS

Genre: Drama
conceived and created by the 14 lab artists

Women's Project will end its 34th season with an off-Broadway show of epic proportions when seven playwrights, four directors, three producers and five actors collaborate on one world premiere play titled from the famous Ellen Stewart quote We Play for The Gods.
 
We Play for The Gods stars Annie Golden, Amber Gray, Alexandra Henrikson, Irene Sofia Lucio and Erika Rolfsud.  It begins performances Friday, June 1, at 8:00pm, opens Monday, June 11, at 7:30pm for a run through Saturday, June 23, at the Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street. 

 "We Play for the Gods was prompted by the question 'on whose shoulders do we­as women theater artists­stand?'" said Women's Project Producing Artistic Director Julie Crosby.  “This question led 14 artists of the Women's Project Lab to Ellen Stewart, the legendary founder of La Mama who in the 1960s blew open the doors of dramatic expression and gave voice to an extraordinary and diverse generation of theater artists.  Inspired by her words, 'We play for the Gods and in return, they play for us,'this collaborative play was developed at Women’s Project over eighteen months, three workshops, abundant good humor, and the occasional mojito."

 We Play for the Gods is the tale of four ordinary women working in a research institute ­Annie Golden, Amber Gray, Irene Sofia Lucio and Erika Rolfsud­and one trickster goddess, Alexandra Henrikson, who messes around with their lives as only a deity can.



 The designers are Jennifer Moeller, scenery; Moria Sine Clinton, costumes, Scott Bolman, lighting; and Stowe Nelson, sound.  Zac Chandler is stage manager, assisted by Julie DeVore.


About the Company: Women's Project

Now under the leadership of Julie Crosby, Producing Artistic Director, Women's Project remains devoted to its mission of producing and promoting theater created by women. To that end, we:

*Provide
women’s perspectives on a wide variety of political, social, international, religious, and cultural topics

*Produce
established and emerging women artists at WP’s home, the Julia Miles Theater

*Mentor exceptional writers, directors, and producers through WP’s Lab

*Develop
new works and classic plays by women in readings and workshops

*Commission
new works and adaptations of classic plays by women

*Advocate
on behalf of women theater artists within the national and international professional theater

*Educate
students in grades 1-12 about the cultural and historic significance of women theater artists

*Celebrate
women of achievement from a variety of fields at our annual Gala

*Awaken
audiences and theater professionals to the power and range of women theater artists.

Preview:   06/01/12
Open:   06/11/12
Close:   06/23/12

Schedule:
Monday evenings at 7:00pm (except Monday, June 4, when there is no performance and Monday, June 11, when the curtain is 7:30pm), Tuesday through Friday evenings at 8:00pm, and Saturdays at 3:00pm and 8:00pm
Theater:   Cherry Lane Theatre
Address:   38 Commerce St.
New York, NY 10014
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Cost:$60
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Ovation Tickets at 866-811-4111
Company: Women's Project         Official Web Site: http://www.womensproject.org