ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT WILDFIRES explores the true story of Terry Lynn Barton, a forestry technician, who in 2002 started the largest forest fire in Colorado history when she burned a letter from her estranged husband. Under the obsessive scrutiny of investigator Kim Jones, Terry’s actions are called into question in a desperate attempt to uncover the motive behind her crime. As we watch Terry’s relationship with her husband deteriorate over time, the clues begin to fall into place. Was the fire really an accident, or was it caused by a woman trying desperately to break free?
The cast will feature Meryl Jones Williams* (“Bull” on CBS; Rob Reiner’s And So It Goes) in the central role of Terry Lynn Barton, along with Drae Campbell* (Jess Barbagallo’s My Old Man at Dixon Place), John J. Concado* (Locusts Have No King at INTAR Theatre, directed by David Mendizábal), Mikaela Izquierdo* (Cyrano de Bergerac starring Douglas Hodge at Roundabout; Perfect Arrangement at Primary Stages), and Adam Keller (SUPER! The Musical at Midtown International Theatre Festival). The production will feature Choreography by Caitlin Bailey (Culture Project’s Women Center Stage Festival) and Ali Perkins (Still Life with Apples at Dixon Place), Scenic Design by Clifton Chadick (The 20th Century Way at Rattlestick; In Fields Where They Lay at The New Ohio), Costume Design by Stephanie Levin (Going to See The Kid at Merrimack Rep; Happy After Ever at 59E59), Lighting Design by Serena Wong (Gordy Crashes at IRT Theater), Original Music & Sound Design by Mark Van Hare (3/FIFTHS at 3LD; Nutcracker Rouge with Company XIV), Projection Design by Joey Moro (Orange Julius at Rattlestick), and Production Stage Manager Elizabeth Ann Goodman.* *Appearing courtesy of the Actors’ Equity Association. Only You Can Prevent Wildfires is an Equity Approved Showcase.
About the Company: Ricochet Collective
RICOCHET COLLECTIVE is a newly formed collection of producers, directors, and designers who seek to provide visceral storytelling events. We believe in a communal, collaborative process that encourages artists to explore and expand the potential of live art. Finally, we are committed to creating immersive environments that engage audiences beyond the final curtain.
Previous productions include Happily After Ever (59E59, Edinburgh Fringe), Gordy Crashes (IRT Theater); Jagged Little Pill (Joe’s Pub) and Tragic Kingdom (Joe’s Pub).
Prospect received its West Coast Premiere at El Teatro Campesino in 1993. It has received subsequent productions at the Latino Chicago Theatre Company, The Magic Theatre in San Francisco, and the North Coast Repertory Theatre in Solana Beach, CA. This will be the play’s first time on the East Coast.
About the Company: Boundless Theatre Company
BOUNDLESS THEATRE COMPANY is a designer led organization that believes that theater needs to be inquisitive and innovative. We represent the diversity of our community by collaborating with multi-ethnic and multilingual artists from all over the world. We are committed to creating productions of new and existing work that pushes the boundaries of cultural conception by reinventing stories, and by the creation of imaginative, visually mesmerizing theater.
PROGRAM A performs
TUE, SEPT 29 @ 8pm + talkback
THU, OCT 1 @ 7pm
FRI, OCT 2 @ 7pm
SAT, OCT 3 @ 7pm
SUN, OCT 4 @ 2pm
PROGRAM B performs
WED, SEPT 30 @ 8pm + talkback
THU, OCT 1 @ 9pm
FRI, OCT 2 @ 9pm
SAT, OCT 3 @ 3pm & 9pm
PROGRAM A - the odds
AND IT CAME TO PASS IN THOSE DAYS by Kitt Lavoie
Directed by Robert Z Grant, featuring Lacy Marie Meyer and Khan Baykal
BREAKING PHILIP GLASS the newest play by Israel Horovitz
Directed by Francisco Solorzano, featuring Nina Mehta and Marcus Naylor*
DEAD MONKEY by Mark Borkowski
Directed by Richard Masur, featuring Booker Garrett and Marc Menchaca
MORNING BECOMES NEITHER by Greg DePaul
Directed by Kevin Kane, featuring Maggie Champagne* and John Norwell
RAJA by Thomas C. Dunn
Directed by Jacqueline Knapp, featuring Chris Beetem and Francis Benhamou*
SCHADENFREUDE by Timothy Brady
Directed by Brandon T. Snider, featuring Karen Chamberlain, Swann Gruen, Josh Greenwood, Brian Hotaling*, and Rock Kohli*
PROGRAM B - the evens
THE AUDIENCE by Daniel Kennedy
Directed by Kristin Wheeler, featuring Naomi Warner, Tony F. DeVito*, Marki Michelle, Rich Pecci, JB Roté, Casey Webb and Natalia Zvereva
*These actors appear courtesy of Actors Equity Association.
AN EQUITY-APPROVED SHOWCASE
CRIMINALLY DUMB by Thomas C. Dunn
Directed by Malindi Fickle, featuring Swann Gruen and Lacy Marie Meyer
HUMAN LEAGUE by Sayra Player
Directed by Rebecca Brillhart, featuring Maggie Champagne* and Sayra Player*
I WOULD HAVE THAT NIGHT by Bernardo Cubria
Directed by Louis Moreno, featuring Francis Benhamou* and Rock Kohli*
NO REASON by Stephen W. Hancock
Directed by Alberto Bonilla, featuring Karen Chamberlain and Brian Hotaling*
THICK GNAT HANDS by Erin Mallon
Directed by Emma Canalese, featuring Robert Z Grant* and Mike Houston*
About the Company: The Collective NY
Modeled after the Group Theatre, The Collective NY is a theatre and film production company founded in 2007 by graduates from the William Esper Studio. Founding members include Amy Schumer. The Collective NY was actively involved in developing Seasons 1, 2 and now 3 of the Emmy-nominated Inside Amy Schumer. The company has been building its ensemble and its following among the theatre community and sharpening its mission to include “access to all” for theatre productions. The Collective NY is a not‐for‐profit company and a collective of artists committed to develop and produce original work for the stage and screen. Past productions include Someone Who'll Watch Over Me by Frank McGuinness, True North by Edward Allen Baker, Clayscapes by Clay McLeod Chapman, 360 by The Collective NY, Me Equals This + Happy Girl :) by Brian Leider, Warning: May Contain Nuts by Craig McNulty and the inaugural Collective:10 in 2013. For more information visit www.thecollective‐ny.org.
The Collective’s NO EMPTY SEATS initiative in which up to half the seats for every performance are made available on a free and pay-what-you-can basis. The 2014 Collective:10 and the Fall NES campaign has a goal of filling 1,000 seats which offers donors the ability to sponsor a play or entire performance night. The NO EMPTY SEATS program is made possible by the company's generous donors and patrons with the sole purpose of providing access to quality professional theatre for all. www.no-empty-seats.org.
Over the course of 30 years, the lives of Kayleen and Doug intersect at the most bizarre intervals, leading the two childhood best friends to compare scars and the physical calamities that keep drawing them together. Originally produced on Off-Broadway at the Second Stage Theatre in 2011 to critical acclaim, Gruesome Playground Injuries examines the meaning of the phrase "Love Hurts" in the deepest way possible.
About the Company: F.I.T.R. Productions
Founded in 2012, F.I.T.R. Productions stands for Fiction Is Turning Real, a company run by artists; for artists. We value true ambitions and honest dreams. If you believe in your dream, we believe in you, and we will work with you and make every possible effort to turn that dream into reality.
Work/Space Collective will present Turning the Glass Around, a new play by Pia Wilson (The Flower Thief) directed by Heidi Grumelot (The Flower Thief: Donnie and the Monsters; punkrock/lovesong), October 16th through November 1st at Teatro Circulo (64 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). The production will feature Don Castro* (Uncle Vanya with Target Margin; Dojoji with Pan Asian Rep), Carmen Gill* (Three Sisters with Classical Theatre of Harlem), Topher Mikels (The Tempest with Hamptons Shakespeare Festival) and Kristen Hung (Peking Roulette at the 2010 Midtown International Theatre Festival) with puppeteers Jessica Marie Lorence (Cinderella on Broadway; The Little Shop of Horrors Sing-Along at BAM) and Sam Gold (Breakfast in the 2013 Puppets on Film Festival at BAM; Echo in Camera at La MaMA). The creative team will include Puppet Design by Spencer Lott (Tilly the Trickster at the Atlantic for Kids), Set Design by Norihito Moriya (Advance Guard with Spookfish Theatre Company), Lighting Design by David Sexton (2012 New York Innovative Theatre Award winner for The Spring Fling at IRT), and an original Musical Score by Joan Tick and Caleb Lindskoog of Magmana.
Pia Wilson’s Turning the Glass Around is the inaugural production for Work/Space Collective, but playwright Pia Wilson and director Heidi Grumelot are long time collaborators. They have always aimed to break racial stereotypes and reinvent the multicultural narrative of America in their theatrical work. Reviewer Martin Denton wrote about their collaboration on Wilson’s The Flower Thief in 2012: "I was most impressed that The Flower Thief, with an African-American playwright and four African-Americans in the cast, transcends racial boundaries and definitions to tell a story filled with universal themes and characters. I will be eager to see what all of the artists involved with this work come up with next." This play will further the artists’ investigations into crucial questions of what does an American look like; who gets to call themselves American; and who will always be the other.
About the Company: Work/Space Collective
Work/Space Collective (WSC) is the brainchild of Heidi Grumelot, former Artistic Director of Horse Trade Theater Group. Formed as a cooperative of artists working to create new American and international performing arts collaborations, WSC welcomes artists from a variety of backgrounds, genres, and mediums and aims to tell non-normative stories that represent storytellers and audience members of all origins.
PROGRAM A -- Weds, Oct 8 at 7pm; Fri, Oct 10 at 7pm; Sat, Oct 11 at 5pm & 9pm; Sun, Oct 12 at 5pm.
• CAFE d'AUTOMATIQUE
by Dave Hanson. Directed by Susan Aston featuring Patrick Bonck, Victoria Dicce and Robert Z Grant.
An unusual cafe is the site of an unusual first date.
• 4AM: REDMOND AND MEDA
by Stephen Hancock. Directed by Kristin Wheeler featuring Francis Benhamou and Rodrigo Lopresti.
Peer into the dark recesses of a relationship hanging on by a thread and scarred by betrayal, addiction and unmet expectations.
• KEY TO MY HEART
by Peter M. Carrozzo. Directed by Cassie Freeman featuring Margaret Champagne and Dave Hanson.
How far would you go for your relationship? Simon and Wendy are about to find out.
• NOTHING IS FREE
by Terry Milner. Directed by Rebecca Brillhart featuring John D'Ornellas and Joe McCarthy.
Hendrick and Leonard find the mundane and routine can have its benefits, until one choice changes everything.
• QUICK FIX
by Brian Leider. Directed by Booker Garrett and Kevin Kane featuring Rich Pecci and Stephen Vause.
Friendship and morality are tested when Scotty asks Robert for the ultimate favor on a cold winter's night.
• ROCKET SEX
by Bob DeRosa. Directed by Chris Beetem featuring Lisa Kicielinski and Rock
Meeting the right person is never easy. Making it last, sometimes even harder.
PROGRAM B: - Thu, Oct 9 at 7pm; Fri, Oct 10 at 9pm; Sat, Oct 11 at 7pm; Sun, Oct 12 at 3pm & 7pm.
by Elin Hampton. Directed by Margaret Champagne featuring Karen
Chamberlain and John Norwell.
How well do any of us really know one another? A wife on the search for some
answers finds even more questions and a new found appreciation for the
institution of marriage.
• AUNT SYLVIA IS DEAD
by Jenny Rachel Weiner. Directed by Robert Z Grant and JB Roté featuring
Margaret Champagne, Nina Mehta, Daniel O'Shea, Sat Charn Fox, Joan Porter,
JB Roté and Naomi Warner.
The family is all together. That can only mean one thing: it is the perfect time to
release pent up resentments, anger, questions and general dysfunction.
• GOOD WORKING WITH HANDS
by Erin Mallon. Directed by Greg Naughton featuring Mike Houston and Chris
Abe and John have been co-workers and friends for a long time. Now with an
unsure future ahead of them, they learn more about each in other in ten minutes
than in years of working together.
• SHADOW SAINT
by Mark Borkowski. Directed by Karen Chamberlain featuring Khalil Muhammad
and Wendi Joy Franklin.
Rudy's got something to tell his Ma and Ma's got an earful for him. Ten minutes
at the kitchen table and this family comes apart. But will they find their way back?
• UNCLE SILAS
by Sayra Player. Directed by Sayra Player featuring Booker Garrett and Kevin
Uncle Silas is visiting his sister Maureen and her new baby. This drama explores
the binds of family and the demons that sometimes surface.
• WATERTOWN, MASS
by Craig McNulty. Directed by Mike Houston featuring Swann Gruen and Lacy
It's April 19th, 2013 in Watertown, MA. Two strangers are hungover and forced inside together while the world is changing right outside the door.
Visit FringeNYC.org or smokemirrors.org for more info.
Written by Montenegrin playwright Sladjana Vujovic, The Tender Mercies was inspired by events that occurred during the Bosnian Civil War.
“Sladjana Vujovic mimes mundaneness of evil with playful wit and measured menace.”
—Sunday Times, Edinburgh
Jim Kane*, Christina Bennett Lind*, Gregory Waller*
* denotes a member of Actors’ Equity Association
Director: Jessi D. Hill
Producer: Ianthe Demos
Associate Producer: Nick Flint
Lighting Designer: Mike Riggs
Set Designer: James Hunting
Costume Designer: Paul Carey
Sound Designer/Original Music: Nathan Leigh
Production Stage Manager: Colleen M. Sherry
Violence Director: Marius Hanford
Dramaturg: Jessica Kaplow Applebaum
Assistant Dramaturg: Amanda Culp
Publicity: Sarah Parvis
Graphic Designer: Brian Michael Thomas/Our Hero Productions