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An intimate play about modern love. "A crossbreed between a Neil Simon apartment-comedy & a harder-edged David Mamet drama." - LA Times
An intimate play about modern love. "A crossbreed between a Neil Simon apartment-comedy & a harder-edged David Mamet drama." - LA Times
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An Impossible Thing Productions is a team of deeply passionate, creative artists dedicated to telling stories that illuminate the human condition. 

Our Vision

Our inaugural production is David Schulner's AN INFINITE ACHE, a fresh and heartfelt play about love, time and the infinite directions in which two lives can travel. Hope and Charles are a pair of lonely twenty-somethings about to end a supremely uninteresting first date. But just as they say good night, the myriad possibilities of their futures and a life shared together come rushing to meet them. "A fanciful play" (NYTimes) "filled with joys and pains that are honestly earned and felt." (Theatermania)

We want to give AN INFINITE ACHE its New York City premiere at the Gallery Space of the Access Theater this fall. 

AN INFINITE ACHE will run November 7 - 17, for 9 evening and matinee performances.

Where Is the Money Going?

With your generous donations, we are going to bring this play to life! Your donations will cover everything from the theater space, rehearsal time, and set design to the programs we print for opening night. Any profits of this production will go to the continued development of new projects.

Our Team

Nancy Sun (Executive Producer / Actress) is a New York actress who recently starred in Sung's Pilgrims, the award-winning I Love You This Much, and Spookfish Theatre's premiere run of Pornography for the People. Other favorite credits include Telephone, Vagina Monologues, and China Doll. A graduate of the Maggie Flanigan Studio and University of Pennsylvania with additional training at the Atlantic Acting School and Upright Citizen's Brigade. Also a writer, her work has been featured in the NYTimes, at SXSW, and workshopped at AAFilmLab.

Joshua Warr (Associate Producer / Director) made his directorial debut with Stephen Belber's Tape at the Abingdon Theatre. Warr was most recently seen in Patrick McCarthy’s sExToRtIoN at the 2013 Fresh Fruit Festival and Gay Walley’s Love, Genius and a Walk at the 2013 Midtown International Theatre Festival. His show, Joshing Around, has garnered four Broadway World Award nominations. He is a graduate of the Maggie Flanigan Studio and Hobart and William Smith Colleges and watched the TLC reality TV show Sarah Palin's Alaska. Just checking to see if you read the whole paragraph.

Eric Kuehnemann (Actor) is a recent graduate of the Maggie Flanigan Two-Year Meisner Conservatory Program. He can be seen in Twenty Million People, the award-winning feature which premiered at Cinequest this spring. New York stage credits include Marc in An Octopus Love Story and Bob in Spring and Jake with Firework Theater Company. Eric received a BFA in Acting from UNC-Greensboro.

Jason Lee Courson (Scenic Design) is a New York based scenic and production designer. His off-Broadway productions include the current hit NEWSical and A Stoop On Orchard Street. Regionally, he has designed musicals including West Side Story, Gypsy, Thoroughly Modern Milly, and La Cage Aux Folles. His production design work has been featured in Mercedes Benz Fashion Week and his film design credits include The Big Gay Musical, You Can't Have It All, and Go Go Crazy.

David Schulner (Playwright) is an American television writer, producer, and most recently showrunner of the ABC primetime drama Do No Harm. His other series writing credits include the NBC's series The Event, Kings, and Trauma; HBO’s Tell Me You Love Me; and ABC’s Desperate Housewives. The inspiration for David to write this play hit during a 17-hour road trip from Seattle to Minneapolis. We're forever indebted to and inspired by him, for writing such a beautiful and ambitious script.

Adam Samtur (Stage Manager) is an actor and playwright by nature, but Stage Managing does give him that feeling of unbridled power he so longs for. Recent/Favorite SM Credits: Dangersparkle & The Lion (Planet Connections Best Musical winner), The Skype Show (NY Fringe), 3WEEKS the Opera (14th St. Y), Sex Good; Money Bad (Broken Watch Theater Co.), Twin Towers (Planets Connections),and the Woodstock Fringe Festival. Adam is Co-Artistic Director of Just ASK Productions.

Case Aiken (Assistant Stage Manager) is a writer, director, and producer for both theatre and film. He is one of the founders of Just ASK Productions, a company dedicated to the staging of original works. 

Special Thanks to our collaborators: 

Risks and challenges

From creating and transporting the set to crafting moments that hold the attention of a 60-seat audience, every production is not without its challenges. We welcome them as part of the beautiful struggle of any creative process. Our combined experience, dedication, and passion in bringing plays to life will help us problem solve - bringing you AN INFINITE ACHE as a memorable piece of quality theater.

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  • The Producer's Party is:
    October 15th, Tuesday, from 7 - 9 PM
    Dram Bar, 177 South 4th Street (btwn Roebling & Driggs)
    First stop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, off the Bedford 'L' and 'Marcy Ave' J, M subway lines.

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    'RED THREAD' Reward. Dine at top Japanese restaurant BondSt (a $50 value) + Receive matching Friendship Bracelets, this Rewards is inspired by our female protagonist, Hope. Includes SECOND DATE NIGHT Reward, promoting it to SUPER FUN Status.

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    'ADVANCE ON YOUR BOOK' Reward. Inspired by Charles' talents, we want to pay it forward and help inspire *your* art! TheRumpus.net Editor-in-Chief / 7x Publisher Author / Indie Film Director Stephen Elliott will read 20 pages of any genre manuscript & provide a 15-minute feedback session via Skype. Includes 'BFF' Reward. (Stephen Elliott's BFF status is not guaranteed.)

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