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UPDATE: We've confirmed that the excellent Deb Wunner will be opening with her one-act performance of "YES", directed by Jay Stull - hurrah!
Commencing by Jane Shepard
Thur, January 26th @ 7:30 p.m
Fri, January 27th @ 7:30 p.m.
Sat. January 28th @ 7:30 p.m.
at The Red Room
85 E. 4th St (between 2nd Ave + Bowery)
Directed by Christina Roussos
With Elizabeth Lazan and Sofia Regan
While at The William Esper Studio, we've been inspired by actors and artists taking risks and living moment to moment on stage, and we've decided to apply this same philosophy to our lives here in this city. So, we took the jump and after graduation set up a production company - we want to make art and we want to tell good stories!
What better way to celebrate the premiere production of our company than with a piece named COMMENCING; an award-winning short play by NYC-based playwright Jane Shepard: A simple, funny, truthful story told by two women on a blind date (or at least one of them thinks so). Mutually appalled, yet appallingly intrigued, these two women find common ground in the search for love and identity.
Funds raised here on Kickstarter will go towards the performance venue in a 38 seat-er black box theater, insurance for the space, actors and crew, transportation, royalties, publicity, rehearsal rentals, poster/brochure printing, stipend for director and stage manager, and basic props and set design.
We're very excited to continue this wonderful exploration and creative process in the few weeks before we commence!
Sofia & Liz
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