The production stars Bronwen Coleman (The Beebo Brinker Chronicles) as Tanya, Erin Maya Darke (The Sublet Experiment) as Annie and Ken Matthews (The Most Damaging Wound) as Lorenzo.
The production features scenic design by April Bartlett, costume design by Deanna Frieman, and lighting design by Dan Henry. Sara Bader is the sound designer and Jeff Meyers is the stage manager.
One out of four women in the United States has had an abortion. It is a common experience. But most of them don't talk about it. For four strangers in a Portland clinic, the choice is simple enough. Getting to and from it, however, turns out to be anything but. Presented by Invisible, LLC and Albertine Theatre, the New York premiere of Quickening, written and directed by Rebecca Tourino, tells the story of one of the most complicated choices of all, and what happens when women shut out the noise and start talking.
The production features scenic design by Jessica Forsythe and Rebecca Tourino, costume design by Rebecca Tourino, and lighting design and sound design by Ian Wehrle. Lucy Owen is the Assistant Director and Rachel James is the stage manager.
Tickets are $25 ($20 stu/sen) and are now available online at www.theatermania.com or by calling 212-352-3101. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the Center Stage, NY Box Office 1 hour prior to the performance.
10% of all proceeds go to Planned Parenthood
Running time: 2 hours
them alive so that someone can share what they had experienced with the world. Melanie Moyer Williams directs.
Proceeds from this production will benefit The Remember the Women Institute because of its special emphasis on women in context of the Holocaust and its aftermath, including post-World War II immigration.
Amanda Donelan, Make-Up Artist
Jessica Greenberg, Lighting Designer
Summer Lee Jack, Costume Designer
Adrienne Kapalko, Set Designer
Lindsey Andersen*, Laura Anderson, Julia Arazi, Jarusha Ariel, Ilana Becker, Kirsten Benjamin, Alexandra Cremer*, Storm Garner, Nicole Grillos, AnaÃ¯s Koivisto, Kasey W. Lockwood, Mariya King, Laura Luciano, Sierra Marcks, Paige McDonnell, Emilie Elizabeth Miller, Adair Moran*, Dot Portella*, Kendall Rileigh*, Emily Riordan, Jacquelyn Schultz, Alicia St. Louis, and Christine Wolff
written by Eugene O'Neill, directed by Cailin Heffernan
Barge captain Chris Christopherson has come to regard all evil and misfortune as the work of "dat old davil sea". His only child Anna, after a separation of 20 years, chooses to reunite with her father. When Anna falls in love with strapping stoker Mat Burke, Anna's destiny hurtles toward her as Chris desperately to change her fate. Opens September 9, 2006.
The Ugly Man
by Brad Fraser, directed by Christopher Thomasson
Beautiful and spoiled heiress Veronica languishes on a ranch run by her overbearing mother, Sabina. When a hideously scarred drifter arrives looking for work both mother and daughter attempt to use him to their own selfish ends, resulting in tragedy for everyone. Opens September 16, 2006.
Love in the Insecurity Zone
by Mike Folie, Directed by Rachel Wood
In a future U.S. characterized by Security Zones, personal bar code tattoos, and armed commuters, Gayle finds life either boring or terrifying. Her mood is improved by a sudden romance with Hank, a secretive government agent on a mission to find very happy women. When Hank meets Gayle's sister, the perennially happy Pearl, he spirits both women off to Washington, D.C. where they become entangled in a sinister government plot to bottle happiness. Opening September 19, 2006.
The Ponce brothers' beliefs stand at opposite ends of the spectrum, setting up a clashing of ideologies that mother, Kathrine, attempts to moderate. Marcus, the younger of the two, is a self-proclaimed "realist" who believes in survival of the fittest and is concerned with only what is best for him and his immediate family. Pedro, on the other hand is more of a "moralist" who bases his choices on how he feels they will affect not just the people around him but the overall energy of the world. Their beliefs appear to be uncompromising but when theory suddenly becomes reality, what was once black and white becomes gray and convictions give way to questions.
"What Are You Thinking, Mary Cheney?" - Alone in her alpine lodge, surrounded by her secure electric perimeter, the lesbian daughter of "the evil puppet master" is finally pushed to come out of the closet and into the sound bite. In a smooth tirade of self-justification, she explains her controversial "lifestyle choice" to the captive liberal activists in her mind. But will her empowered paranoia inevitably prove that you can either sleep with the enemy or sleep with your lover, but never both?
"Civilization and its Disco Tents" - A real-time "gay conversion therapy" session between an ex-gay therapist and a supposedly gay, but wanting to be straight, patient "turns queer" when the therapist discovers that the patient is actually straight and wants to be gay. Yet this revelation only arouses deeper mysteries: Who is the patient and who is the therapist? Who is gay, ex-gay, and straight? And what is the difference between sexual conversion and sexual perversion? The gay conversion industry is in for a serious "lapse dance."
"The Welcome Mask" – This is your standard "coming out" family drama. Son comes home with a vagina on his face. Father gets angry because this proves that Son is an Eskimo. Daughter, jumping to her brother's defense, puts a penis on her face. Father grows angrier because this proves she's a movie producer or a crooked travel agent or even worse. Feeling left out, Mother puts a botched sex-change operation on her face, though no one quite knows what this makes her. As Son, Daughter, and Mother shoot down "the slippery slope" right there in the living room, Father finally restores order to the family by putting something on his face. The question is, what is it?
book & lyrics Webb Wilcoxen, music Webb Wilcoxen and Arthur Bacon, director Jill DeArmon
Featuring: Alex Flores, Meghan Lynch, Elijah Martinez, Andrew Mayer, Kiko Morini, Danielle Piacentile, Gabrielle Piacentile, Kristin Piacentile, Lindsey Rose, Elanna White & with Charles Goforth
set design Joe Powell, costume design Meghan Healey, lighting design Where
stage manager Aime Kelly, assistant director Jamie Klessel
producers Bryan Billig, Heather Morris, John Richardson & Jinn S. Kim
***Week One @ Center Stage, NY - JUNE 13-19***
DREAMING OF KITCHENS - Kate McGovern: June 13, 15 & 16 @ 7pm
SPOKEN WORD - Postmidnight: June 13, 15, & 16 @ 8:15pm
SNAPSHOT - Carmen Mitzi Sinnott: June 14 & 18 @ 7pm, June 19 @ 2pm
JAZZ DESERT - Rebecca Hart: June 14 & 18 @ 8:15pm, June 19 @ 3:15pm
TALES FROM THE SCHMINKE TUB - Steve Danziger: June 17 & 19 @ 7pm, June 18 @ 2pm
MRS. BARRY'S MARRIAGE - Bronwen Coleman: June 17 & 19 @ 8pm, June 18 @ 3pm at:
48 W. 21st St.
New York, NY 10010
(5th Ave. & 6th Ave)
***Week Two @ Peoples Improv Theater - June 20-26***
WHAT? - Carley Petesch & thisiswhatyouaregoingtodo - Renee Gerardo: June 20 & 23 @ 7pm, June 25 @ 2pm
MEISTERKLASSE - Matthew Brooks, Emily DeCola, Sarah Frechette, Dan Luce, Robin Walsh and Nate Wilson: June 20 & 23 @ 8pm, June 25 @ 3pm
DECONSTRUCTING THE MAGICIAN - Nelson Lugo: June 21 & 25 @ 7pm, June 26 @ 2pm
WITHOUT REGRET, DEENIE NAST - Audrey Crabtree: June 21 & 25 @ 8:15pm, June 26 @ 3:15pm
PENTECOSTAL WISCONSIN - Ryan Paulson: June 22, 24 & 26 @ 7pm
WAY TO GO! - Caitlin Miller: June 22, 24 & 26 @ 8:15pm at:
People's Improv Theater
154 W. 29th Street
New York, NY 10001
(6th and 7th Ave.)
20 New Works
Each piece is performed twice on two different nights
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