MAN AND COCONUT

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IN RESIDENCE AT IRT THEATER: April 22- May 5 2014

A Man lives on a dangerous, desolate beach with his Coconut wife. Existing on the margins of civilization, both Man and Coconut experience excruciating physical and psychological pain. When Coconut rots, the Man is discovered and pulled back to civilization. A faceless office worker named Melissa, attracted to the Man's raw agony, pushes both to the brink of disaster and deliverance.

PERFORMANCES:
Tuesday, April 29th, 8pm
Wednesday, April 30th, 8pm
Thursday, May 1st, 8pm
Friday, May 2nd, 8pm
Saturday, May 3rd, 2pm
Saturday, May 3rd, 8pm
Sunday, May 4th, 2pm

LENGTH OF SHOW: 90 minutes
PRICE:
$13.oo

At IRT: 154 Christopher st. NYC #3B (third floor)

Margot Bordelon (Director) is a freelance director based in New York City. She recently graduated from the Yale School of Drama with an MFA in theater directing. Work at YSD includes Sagittarius Ponderosa by MJ Kaufman, Cloud Nine by Caryl Churchill, This. by Mary Laws; The Secret in the Wings by Mary Zimmerman; Shakespeare's Antony & Cleopatra; A Duck On A Bike by Amelia Roper; and Game Room by Justin Taylor. She moved to the East Coast after spending six years in Chicago working as a director, writer and performer. She is a founding member of Theatre Seven of Chicago, where she conceived and directed We Live Here; Lies & Liars; and Yes, This Really Happened to Me(all with Cassy Sanders). Margot spent four seasons working at Lookingglass Theatre, where she served as Literary Manager and Company Dramaturg.

In Chicago she also worked for Collaboration, Timeline, Pavement Group, Live Bait, Around the Coyote, Bailiwick, Hell in a Handbag, and Steppenwolf Theatre where she assistant directed for both Tina Landau and Austin Pendleton. She spent three years as a storyteller for 2nd Story, and her autobiographical work has been seen numerous times on the Victory Gardens stage, including her one-woman show You Are Here.

She most recently directed Philip Dawkins' Failure: A Love Story at her BFA alma mater Cornish College of the Arts. Upcoming projects include a new work by Mallery Avidon for Target Margin's Lab Series.

Rachel Hutt (Co-Producer/Dramaturg) is the Artistic Programs Administrator at New Dramatists. She graduated with her MFA in Dramaturgy from the American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theatre Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University. She has worked as a production dramaturg at American Repertory Theater and Portland Stage Company and in the literary office at Florida Studio Theatre. Rachel Hutt has also worked with Ontological-Hysteric Theatre, New Georges, Dixon Place, Aspen Music Festival and School, and MASS MoCA in a variety of positions. Her writing and editing can be found on the Moscow Art Theatre website and American Theatre magazine.

Jessica Lewis (Co-producer/Playwright) developed her short plays Woman Connected to Button and Cashing In at Intar Theatre, created Those___Daughters for the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival and presented work at Truffle Theatre Company and St. Francisville Transitory Theatre. She recently received the Rita and Burton Goldberg Play Award for What I Learned About Myself Secondhand, which explores multi-cultural identity and what it means to be "white". She graduated from NYU's MFA program in Dramatic Writing.

Blaze Ferrer (Stage Manager) is a Brooklyn-based performance maker. He has directed and choreographed pieces for AUNTS, Exquisite Corpse Company, Fresh Ground Pepper, and Pencil Productions. Blaze has formerly interned at New Dramatists and The New Group. He has also stage managed and assisted on productions with The New Group, NYCFringe, and the Oberlin Summer Theater Festival.

Tucked away in the old Archive Building in Greenwich Village NYC, IRT is a grassroots theater development laboratory providing space, support and community for independent artists.

Kori Rushton, Artistic Director
www.irttheater.org

PLEASE NOTE: All sales final and there is no late seating at IRT Theater.
***IRT is a fully wheelchair-accessible facility.***


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Open:   04/29/14
Close:   05/04/14

Schedule:
04/29/14- 8:00:00
04/30/14- 8:00:00
05/01/14- 8:00:00
05/02/14- 8:00:00
05/03/14- 8:00:00
05/03/14- 2:00:00
05/04/14- 2:00:00
Theater:   IRT Theater
Address:   154 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014
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Cost:$0, $13
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006