Genre: Comedy, Drama, Festival, Other, Poetry
written by Todd Brian Backus, directed by Ben Ferber

Meet Emily Dickinson, Paranormal Investigator!

It's 1849 and New York is a gritty, grimy city filled with ghosts, ghouls, and irresponsible transcendentalists. After a string of curious incidents Emily Dickinson, New England's premiere paranormal investigator, and her estranged mentor Edgar Allan Poe are on the case! Armed with esoteric knowledge and brass knuckles—not to mention a strong grasp on both blank and metered verse—they venture to Brooklyn on the trail of a horrifying new adversary.

Emily Dickinson: Paranormal Investigator is an ahistorical romp through poetry and Americana with ghosts, ghouls, and more! Part of the 2016 FRIGID New York Festival.
About the Company: PowerOut

PowerOut was formed when ten theatre artists met during a blackout. We set out to create adventurous new theatre.

We began working together in Portland Maine in 2011. Today, many of our original members have reunited in New York, after working at companies such as the Manhattan Theatre Club, the Williamstown Theatre Festival, American Conservatory Theatre, the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, the California Shakespeare Theatre, and Portland Stage Company. Our intention remains to create new theatre. Since opening shop in New York City in 2014 they have produced Not Afraid and collaborated on: Let’s Play Play (FRIGID, Game Play), Take the Car (Williamstown Theatre Festival), For the Lulz (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Derek and the Sheep (Communal Spaces).

Founding Members: Todd Brian Backus, Nora Sørena Casey, Ben Ferber, Jenna Grossman, Emily Mahaffey, Liz Petley, Julie Shelton, Shannon Stockwell, Emily White,  and Ella Wrenn.

Open:   02/17/16
Close:   03/06/16

Wed 2/17 8:50pm, Sat 2/20 5:00pm, Thu 2/25 8:50pm, Tue 3/1 10:30pm, and Sun 3/6 5:10pm :
Theater:   Kraine Theater
Address:   85 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003
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Company: PowerOut         Official Web Site: www.poweroutnyc.com
Heather Harvey Emily Dickinson
is a Brooklyn-based performer, producer, and writer. She is a founding member of Black Revolutionary Theatre Workshop, with whom she recently performed Revolution at Bridgeport PAC and is developing new work. She is also an executive producer and writer for the sex-positive feminist webseries, Awkrotika. Favorite credits include Medea in The Colored Museum and Viola in Twelfth Night.
Leigh Poulos Walt Whitman
Leigh graduated with a BFA in Acting from Tisch School of Arts at NYU and attended the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. She has performed in Death of a Salesman (Jenny/Miss Forsythe) and new works, such as Limbo (Georgia), Jacob Romano (Beth), and Props (Denise).
Briana Sakamoto The Fox Sisters
is thrilled to make her FRIGID Festival debut with PowerOut. Selected credits: Third Witch in Shakespeare's Macbeth (of the Oppressed); Betsey (lead) in TheatreworksUSA's The Adventures of Curious George national tour (including Off-Broadway); Julie in Julie of the Wolves at the American Museum of Natural History (after two years of creative involvement in the project); Vivian (lead) in Magic, an NYU film. She is also a member of the NJ Repertory Company. Briana has sung operatic roles with Opera on Tap NY, dell'Arte Opera Ensemble, Underworld Productions Opera, Manhattan Opera Studio, and Garden State Opera. She has premiered music by composers David Gaita and Jeremiah Bornfield. Briana is a Feldenkrais ATM Teacher, and will be a full practitioner in 2017. She is a singer-songwriter, occasional yoga model, children's concert performer, and music and theater teacher. Briana is a member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA. She is represented by Francesca Francois-Grimaldi, Plaza 7 Talent.
Marina Shay Helen Hunt Jackson
is a Brooklyn-based actor and playwright hailing from the Chicago area. Favorite roles include Sasha in Ivanov (Trinity Repertory Company), Iphigenia in Iphigenia 2.0 (Cleveland Public Theater), Eleanor in Pulse (The Guthrie), and Roxanne in Cyrano De Bergerac (Heartwood Theater). Marina is a graduate of Oberlin College and Brown/Trinity Rep's MFA program.
Daniel Morgan Shelley Edgar Allan Poe
is thrilled to be working with PowerOut and this amazing cast and crew. He was last seen at 59E59th in Pimm's Mission with Oberon Theatre Ensemble. He also played the title role in Oberon's production of Othello. Other favorite credits include Devil Music at the EST One-Act Marathon; Hamlet at Classic Stage Company; Romeo & Juliet, King Lear, The Three Musketeers, and Love's Labour’s Lost at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival; Romeo & Juliet with Classical Theatre of Harlem; Safe House at Repertory Theatre of St. Louis; and Clybourne Park at the Geva & Cleveland Playhouse. Mr Shelley originated roles in the world premieres of The Insurgents at Contemporary American Theatre Festival, Find & Sign at Pioneer Theatre Company, and The Man Who Ate Michael Rockefeller at the ArcLight. TV: Law Order, Blue Bloods, Law & Order: SVU, Person of Interest. Training: Juilliard. DanielMorganShelley.com "No Day But Today!"