RANDI BERRY KATIE BRADEN MIKE BRADLEY
DECHELLE DAMIEN TARA GRIECO JESSICA KELLY
LAUREN TURNER KIEL ANNA LAMADRID BETH MCGREGOR
AL MIRO MIKA PORRO BENJAMIN SPRADLEY
Mission: We at Highwire Theatre are committed to providing our audience with the context and inspiration to reevaluate and develop new perspectives on assumed truths of the human experience. To this end, we will dedicate each season to the exploration of one theme across genre, period, and structure. The world premiere of a Highwire-developed new play rounds out each season. This world premiere is chosen for development and full production from Testing the Line, our annual month-long series of staged readings of new works.
History: Highwire Theatre was originally conceived in September 2005 as a short-term venture to produce the New York premiere of In the Absence at the Fall Fashion Playfest. Its members quickly recognized the strength and potential of their collaboration and decided to capitalize on it.
Performances of The Secret War are followed by a nightlong line-up of diverse musical acts, ranging from traditional Persian to hip hop. Headliners for the musical festival include lauded Persian folk music group Amir Vahab and the Soroosh Ensemble, Philadelphia's hottest underground band Lost Children of Babylon, and the Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble, featuring singer Kaleta (Fela Kuti and the Egypt 80).
On a glorious spring day, an American business woman finds herself in the basement of St. Gervais Church in Paris where a pregnant teenage immigrant and nun try to help the woman come to terms with her faith – what if the only thing that separates ordinary people from the saints is not the gift itself, but the capacity to understand the call? ANNUNCIATION by Kelli Lynn Harrison was written specifically for 3Graces Theater Co., and this is the world premiere of the piece. Directed by Kathleen Bishop.
In ROLLER COASTER by Kayla Cagan, a brother and sister play dangerous games. Roller Coaster had a reading at the Gerswhin Theater, NYC in 2004 and was performed at the KGB Bar Red Room in 2005. Directed by Kelli Lynn Harrison.
In REMIND ME AGAIN by Sharyn Rothstein, Miranda is horrified when a stranger tries to kiss her on the street, but her anger soon turns to confusion when her female co-workers celebrate her attack. Remind Me Again was first produced at Ensemble Studio Theatre in 2003 and has since been produced in NYC several times since. It will soon be published in the 2006 Estrogenius compilation of plays and it was a finalist in the 2004 Actor's Theatre of Louisville Ten Minute Play Contest. Directed by Kelli Lynn Harrison.
An ex-wife and a widow argue over a house....and a husband in HOUSEPLAY by Arlene Hutton. HOUSEPLAY , one of Ms. Hutton's first plays, written while she was a member artist at Alice's Fourth Floor, premiered in 1995 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in an evening of Hutton's one-acts performed by The Journey Company. The same production, I DREAM BEFORE I TAKE THE STAND AND OTHER PLAYS by Arlene Hutton, was presented at the first New York Fringe Festival, the Philadelphia Fringe Festival and Piccolo Spoleto in Charleston. Directed by Margot Avery.
After scattering the ashes of her mother as well as her sister's cat, and relaying the entire story to a perfect stranger, Branwyn discovers the tenderness that results from our most humiliating moments in I THINK YOU THINK I LOVE YOU by Kelly Younger. The play has been produced numerous times in California and North Carolina. I THINK YOU THINK I LOVE YOU, New York, forthcoming publication by Playscripts, Inc.; monologue from I THINK YOU THINK I LOVE YOU in "Audition Arsenal for Women in their Twenties." Directed by Kathleen Bishop.
Mollie is a Big Freakin' Movie Star, and she's granted you the privilege of an interview – so grab a pen and a sippy cup, and behold the great funhouse mirror of superstarletcelebritydom in TRUE DREAMS OF WICHITA by Katharine Clark Gray. TRUE DREAMS OF WICHITA was first performed at the People's Improv Theater in April 2005 and was reprised in July 2005 at the same venue. Directed by Elizabeth Bunnell.
SPRING SHORTS 2006 features 3Graces company members and guest artists: Margot Avery*, Suzanne Barbetta*, Elizabeth Bunnell, Ryan K. Burke, Patrick T. Cecala II, Nitra Gutiérrez, Kelli Lynn Harrison, John D. Ivy, Shevy Katan, Annie McGovern*, Jennifer McKenna, Catherine McNelis*, Chelsea Silverman. Technical director Patrick T. Cecala II, sound design by John D. Ivy. Production stage manager Jennifer B. Havey, stage manager Kelly Brown.
Daddy provides and fulfills his son's every need, but there is something he can't provide - a friend. The drama ignites when John's desire to have a friend leads him to leave his basement world for the first time. John meets Martin, a paranoid dreamer who has just escaped from an insane asylum, and brings him into his world.