A new musical fever dream play by Nellie Tinder, Evelyn will premiere at The Bushwick Starr in February 2012.
A new musical fever-dream by Nellie Tinder, Evelyn is a play about the consequences of being somebody, and the horror of being nobody.
The women of Pennsylvania are making good progress - with talk therapy, group therapy, dance therapy and their surreptitious visits to the surrounding druidical wood, when luminous film actress Evelyn Henries arrives and reeks havoc with her iridescent star quality. Will the fortress hold? Or will Evelyn's Magick destroy the fragile strands of sanity these women have left?
Evelyn is a mash-up/ riff/ love letter to the classic take down tale,* the stranger comes to town story,** and every hidden memory we’ve ever written down in a notebook spliced and bitten off in a homey kind of way***. The performers will use their voices and whatever catch as catch-can instruments we find to create a rich, multilayered and exclusively organic soundtrack. Nellie Tinder’s unique stylization of movement and text explores the relationship of reality to artifice, even in the most dramatic of situations.
*See Othello, Cousin Bette, The Sweet Smell of Success, etc.
**See The Pied Piper, Playboy of the Western World, etc.
***Like that embarrassing period in high school when you talked with an English accent.
The Bushwick Starr will present Evelyn in their spring season, February 21st to March 10th, 2012.
We have shown excerpts of Evelyn at the Obie-Award winning performance series Little Theater and the acclaimed Catch! Performance series, and have gotten overwhelmingly positive feedback about the work we’ve done so far. We have a fantastic production team, incredible performers, and we need your help to make this production happen. Your contribution will help purchase our sets, costumes, and lights; secure rehearsal space, assist in our marketing and audience development, compensate the amazing team who is devoting their time and energy to this production, and HELP SECURE THE FUTURE OF NELLIE TINDER to continue to make work and grow as a company.
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THE EVELYN TEAM
Written and Directed by Julia May Jonas
Composed by Jon Lundbom and Julia May Jonas
Produced by Andrew Dinwiddie and Regina Vorria
Choreography by Jennie MaryTai Liu
Production Design by Ryan Holsopple
Costume Design by Normandy Sherwood
Assistant Director Jess Barbagallo
Kate Benson, Lisa Clair, Nikki Calonge, Zoe Geltman, Hannah Heller, Lucy Kaminsky, Jocelyn Kuritsky, Richard Saudek and Kate Schroeder.
For more about Nellie Tinder please take a look at our website.
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ABOUT THE BUSHWICK STARR
The Bushwick Starr is a non-profit Presenting Organization and full-scale performance venue, dedicated to bringing a continuum of performance artists to the Bushwick, Brooklyn community. Focusing on the presentation of new and developing work in theater, dance, and puppetry, The Bushwick Starr offers a professional, supportive, and affordable space for both artists and audiences. They are a thriving theatrical venue, a vital neighborhood arts center, and a destination for exciting and engaging performance.
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