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All Girls is a play by Anna Greenfield that will be making it's world premiere on March 28th, 2013. It's been a long road to realizing this play. We've been working on it for over a year, developing it through readings, rewrites, workshops. Now we are so excited to finally be getting the play the full production it so rightfully deserves. It's a play we think needs to be seen; it's smart and funny, it will make you laugh, and think, and remember being 14. It is our dream to share it with you. We hope that you can help us make this dream a reality.
About the play:
All the girls in ALL GIRLS are simple and direct, often crass and cutting. They are relatable because they are motivated by love and jealousy. They are alienating because they are mean and self obsessed. In short, they are thirteen-year old girls and so they are kind of awful and awesome at the same time. This play is about how impossible it is to know the way that girls really are, when it seems like how they talk and even how they show their feelings is more like a performance that never ends.
We ask that you come to see their show, accept their contradictions and love them anyways. Cause us girls, we love you right back! Sometimes, we just don’t know how to say it like we mean it even though we do mean it.
Written by Anna Greenfield, an actor and playwright, and current member of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab; Directed by Lee Sunday Evans, resident director for CollaborationTown. This play will feature: Zoe Costello, Anna Greenfield, and Anna Konkle. Produced in collaboration with CTown Theater Company and Horse Trade Theater Company.
We hope to see you there!
March 28th- April 13th Thurs/Fri/Sat 8pm at the Kraine Theater in NYC.
What your backing goes towards:
We are raising money to pay the actors, crew and designers as well as help us with marketing materials and set and costume needs. This is a labor of love for everyone and we are doing this on a tight budget. Every little bit will help.
About the team:
ANNA GREENFIELD (writer, Claude) is a working actor and writer living in Brooklyn. As an actor: The Play About My Dad by Boo Killebrew (Collaboration Town, 59East59th, directed by Lee Sunday Evans), New York Living by Thomas Bradshaw (The Great Recession, Flea Theater, directed by EthanMcSweeney), and I Have Loved Strangers by Anne Washburn (NYU, directed by Paul Lazar). As a writer: Good Play (NYU Shop Theater), Norma and Claude Get Married (work shopped at the Lee Strasberg Institute). She graduated from the Experimental Theater Wing at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2008. She is a current member of the 2012-2013 Soho Rep writer/director lab and will have a reading of her new play, This is Gonna be Great directed by Mary Birnbaum at Soho Rep in April.
ANNA RYAN KONKLE -(Morgan) Off Broadway: Neither Heaven Nor Earth (151 Bank Street), The Reality Show (Skirball Center). Other: Stillspotting (Guggenheim), The Wall: A Story of the Land (Dir. Noelle Ghoussaini). On Screen: ProjectReality (MANAwatchonline.com), Shopgirl (Srslytheshow.com), Mental (OldePayphone), Last Call (Dir. Jim Chaliz), and commercials. Check out Anna’s website www.annaryankonkle.com for more comedy and writing. Endless thanks and love to the team that is ALL GIRLS.
ZOE COSTELLO (Jenny) graduated Tisch School of the Arts with a drama award in 2009. Her credits include 'Saint Joan' (dir. Tea Alagic), 'Companions' and 'Moments' (dir. Andy Paris and Moises Kaufman) She wrote and performed a one-woman show "Everybody Dies But You." And she recently starred in an unintentionally hilarious commercial for a Danish dating website. She was dubbed.
LEE SUNDAY EVANS is a director and choreographer. She is currently the Resident Director for CollaborationTown. Upcoming projects include The Caucasian Chalk Circle for the Waterwell Drama Program at the Professional Performing Arts School, and Help Me To Make It, a new play written by Boo Killebrew, Jordan Seavey, and Geo Decas, premiering in the 2013 Ice Factory Festival at The New Ohio Theater.
Directing credits include: God's Ear (The Juilliard School), The Deepest Play Ever: The Catharsis of Pathos (The New Ohio), The Big Fix (Brooklyn Arts Exchange), The Momentum (The Kraine, Laurie Beechman Theater, Emerging America's Festival, GLAAD Nomination, NYFringe Best Play), The Play About My Dad (59E59), The End of Life Project (Outside the Wire, Coatesville VA Medical Center), The Next Thing, Ways to Survive the World (Williamstown Theater Festival), How I Won the Campbell Prize (Triskelion Arts Center), The Drowned World (Studio 353), Full (The Tank), The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (The Lee Strasberg Theatre), Yellow-Eyed Creatures (Fordham University Playwrighting Division). Choreography credits include: The Deepest Play Ever: The Catharsis of Pathos (The New Ohio), Big Money, a new musical by Kyle Jarrow and Nathan Leigh (Williamstown Theater Festival), Collage Dance Company (Zero Arrow Theater), Godspell (Olney Theater Center), Trojan Women (Studio 353). As Associate Director to Young Jean Lee: Lear (Soho Rep), THE SHIPMENT (Wexner Center, The Kitchen), Church (Assistant Director, Under the Radar).
Lee has taught theater workshops in NYC Public schools, and is currently leading workshops on devised theater with the Waterwell Drama Program at PPAS. She has also led workshops in Arusha, Tanzania as a teaching artist with the International Theater & Literacy Program.
Lee is an inaugural recipient of the Archive Alliance Residency at The New Ohio & IRT Theater, along with the other members of CollaborationTown's Artistic Core. She was a 2011 recipient of a Brooklyn Arts Exchange space grant, and has participated in two LMCC residencies. Lee has trained with the SITI Company, and with members of the Paul Taylor and Jose Limon Dance Companies. New Georges Affiliated Artist, Lincoln Center Director’s Lab. BFA: Boston University.
ANNE-LOUISE MARQUIS (producer) holds a BA in International Studies/Theater from Trinity College in Hartford, CT. She's performed, designed, directed and produced for as long as she can remember. Credits include Shakespeare Santa Monica, Esalen Insitute, Pacific Repertory Theater and Team Tiger Awesome. She was co-artistic director of the Big Sur Theater Lab for 8 years.
Poster photo by John Michael Rodriguez
Risks and challenges
As with any live show, there is always an element of chance. Actors might be forced to drop out, a storm might hit the Eastern Seaboard, someone might get sick etc. We know that this play will happen. We have our dates secured and rehearsals begin in 3 weeks. We have a strong network of actors who have supported this play from the beginning and could come and jump in and help out. No matter what happens we will have a great show for you on opening night. Because we are All Girls. It's what we do.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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