THE WOMAN WHO WAS ME

Genre: Solo Performance
Written by Peter Grandbois, directed by Jeremy Williams

The kiss of a stranger awakens the desire and creativity of a middle-aged wife, mother, teacher, and writer, launching her on a journey exploring a life outside conventional marriage, motherhood, and sexual appetite. Her identity fragments as she embarks on a sexual odyssey filled with risk, questioning, and confused boundaries. In wandering, how can she put down roots, find a voice, and craft a new story of herself and those with whom she shares a kinship?

 

Women’s Voices, Women’s Choices

Act 2 is You! Liz Stanton will be joined by different special guests at each performance of The Woman Who Was Me, to have a conversation with the audience about the many choices women make throughout life, consciously and unconsciously. A host will lead the dialogue between the special guest, Liz, and you. The conversation will be based on themes within the play including: Creativity, Self-love, Motherhood, Identity, Marriage, Sex/Desire/Fulfillment, Wanting more.


About the Company: Convergences Theatre Collective

Is an incubator for the research and development of new theatrical works.

 

Convergences Theatre Collective is a group of pioneering theatre artists and innovative teachers dedicated to creating original work and re-envisioning classics. The mission of CTC is to: Work as a collective: engaging in continual training, creating new forms of theatrical language and education, and cultivating theatre artists in a wide variety of performance genres through process, product, and dialogue; Create new theatrical work from an interdisciplinary perspective and to re-envision the classics for contemporary audiences; Challenge the traditional roles of theatre makers and audiences

Provide innovative training to current and aspiring theatre artists; Create a community that is rooted in contemplative practices in and out of the rehearsal and performance workspaces; Produce work that is beautiful, challenging and entertaining for regional, national, and international audiences.

 

CTC is based in New York City, and our artists represent and reside in diverse geographic locations. We meet for training, collaboration, producing, and developing new work. We partner with additional organizations and artists as we exist as a community who share a common desire for successful, challenging, and thoughtful theatrical experiences.

 

CTC is the endeavor of Jeremy Williams to create an organization that serves the many collaborative relationships that contribute to fulfilling the mission of CTC. Williams provides leadership as Producing Director by setting the artistic agenda, leading creative strategy, and directing the producing vision.

Open:   05/24/17
Close:   06/11/17

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Wednesday, May 24th at 7pm
Thursday, May 25th at 7pm
Friday, May 26th at 8pm
Saturday, May 27th at 8pm

Thursday, June 1st at 7pm
Friday, June 2nd at 8pm
Saturday, June 3rd at 8pm
Sunday, June 4th at 2pm

Wednesday, June 7th at 7pm
Friday, June 9th at 8pm
Saturday, June 10th at 8pm
Sunday, June 11th at 2pm:
5/24/2017
5/25/2017
5/26/2017
5/27/2017
6/1/2017
6/2/2017
6/3/2017
6/4/2017
6/7/2017
6/9/2017
6/10/2017
6/11/2017

Theater:   Theaterlab (on 36th Street)
Address:   357 W 36th Street
New York, NY 10018
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Subway: A/C/E or 1/2/3 to 34th

Cost:$25 ($20 Students/Seniors)
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Ovation Tickets at 866-811-4111
Company: Convergences Theatre Collective         Official Web Site: www.convergencescollective.org
 

Is committed to excellence and innovation in the Performing Arts in the roles of director, choreographer, producer, educator, and consultant.  He focuses on challenging and redefining the creation of new theatrical works, developing curricula and pedagogy, as well as leading professional development of educators, artists, and audiences.   As a Director/Choreographer/Producer, he has led the creation of more than 50 original pieces across the country.  Williams’ approach to performance-making, consulting and educating is centered around Audience Engagement as a tool for artistic and business success. He is a leader in the field, developing and teaching frameworks that reimagine the ways in which performance makers relate to audiences and that audience experience performance.  He is currently a consultant and facilitates learning communities for Engaging Dance Audiences for Dance/USA as well as Building Demand for the Arts for the Doris Duke Foundation.

As a director and choreographer he has staged plays, musicals, and dance in New York, regional theatre, and for universities. He is a frequent director/choreographer for the NYC-based Phoenix Theatre Ensemble. Williams' work has been seen at NYC venues: TheatreLab, The Wild Project, PS 122, Theatre at the Riverside Church as well as in readings/studio showings at The Vineyard Theatre, Gibney Dance Center, Shetler Studios, Space on White, DANY Studios, and others.  Selected Regional credits: PIPPIN, Fiddler on the Roof , and returned to stage West Side Story in the summer 2016 with Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, Medea with University of Louisville, Touched at Kentucky Center for the Arts, and Handler at the Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder. He is the Producing Director/Founder of Convergences Theatre Collective.  Current CTC projects include: Babel, an acro-dance-theatre production, Nina with Boris, a new play inspired by Chekhov, The Woman Who Was Me, a play for one woman by Peter Grandbois, and A Mexican Affair, a Latin-jazz cabaret.  Williams holds an MFA Theatre: Contemporary Performance from Naropa University.

 

Premiered The Woman Who Was Me at the United Solo Theatre Festival in NYC (2014) and was part of the Encore series (2015). It recently toured to Boulder, Colorado. She performed in the Bath (UK) Fringe Festival in a self-created solo piece (House of Cards). She has acted in NYC and regionally. Over the last 20 years her performances and composition have been featured in NYC at the EstroGenius Festival, Lincoln Center Clark Studio Theatre, Culture Project, Public Theatre, 45th Street Theatre, David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, P.S. 122, Gibney Dance, One Arm Red, Musical Theatre Works, The Brick, Raw Space, Shakespeare in the Park(ing) Lot, Fourth Street Theatre, Theatre for a New City, and Wild Project. She recently collaborated on a new musical, sound designed and composed music for Anitgonick at Witman College, and performed Babel with CTC at the 14th Street Y. For more information visit www.LizStanton.com

 

Is the author of seven books, including: The Gravedigger, selected by Barnes and Noble for its “Discover Great New Writers” program, The Arsenic Lobster: A Hybrid Memoir, chosen as one of the top five memoirs of 2009 by the Sacramento News and Review, Nahoonkara, winner of the gold medal in literary fiction in Foreword magazine's Book of the Year Awards for 2011, a collection of surreal flash fictions, Domestic Disturbances, a finalist for Book of the Year in Foreword magazine’s 2013 awards, and the novella collections or “monster double features,” Wait Your Turn, The Glob Who Girdled Granville (honorable mention, IndieFab award for fantasy book of the year in 2014), and The Girl on the Swing (Silver Medalist in the category of Best Fantasy of 2015 in the IndieFab awards).  His essays and short stories have appeared in over sixty journals and been shortlisted for both the Pushcart Prize and Best American Essays. His plays have won the Best of the Neil LaBute Festival and have been performed in St. Louis, Columbus, Los Angeles, and New York. He is a senior editor at Boulevard, fiction co-editor at Phantom Drift, and teaches at Denison University in Ohio.