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Strange Tenants

Sam Tower + Ensemble

Venue

Power Plant Productions
233 North Bread Street
Philadelphia, PA United States
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Four estranged friends meet in hopes of a pleasant reunion, but are faced with a mysterious disappearance. Childhood secrets are guarded and promises are betrayed. Hitchcock is evoked. Hypnotizing movement and a blistering soundscape take the audience on a sinister adventure in this dance theatre psycho thriller.

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CO-CREATORS/PERFORMERS
Nia Benjamin………………………….…….…….. Enid
Bi Jean Ngo*………….……………………….. Honey
Tess Kunik……………………………………….. Faye
Merri Rashoyan…………………..…… Shannon-Lee
Katie Croyle…………………..………………… Natalie
Eliana Fabiyi………………….……..….……….. Crow

CREATIVE TEAM
Director…………………….…………… Sam Tower
Playwright………………………….…. Jeremy Gable
Dramaturg………………………………. Katie Croyle
Original Music & Sound Design… Alec MacLaughlin
Set Design…………….….…………… Kevin Meehan
Lighting Design…..……….….. Alyssandra Docherty
Costume Design…………………………… Sam Tower
Production Stage Manager.……..….. Maya Neville
Assistant Stage Manager…………. Franny Mestrich
Associate Producer…………….….…. Eliana Fabiyi
Sound Engineer………………..……..… Sam Rosen

*appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association All material generated collaboratively with the ensemble.

Sam Tower + Ensemble assembles to develop new performances on a project-by-project basis under the guidance and vision of physical theater director, Sam Tower. We produce collaboratively-generated world premiere plays and dances that amplify the voices of female performers. ST+E is dedicated to providing Philadelphia audiences with otherworldly, multisensory theatrical experiences that challenge imbalances in gender representation though adventurous and thrilling storytelling. We believe theater to be a social experience—a way to ask complicated questions of humanity and reconnect people with their senses. The performers in our ensemble take a front seat in the artistic process by creating original devised material and characters that are then written into a theatrical script by our resident playwright Jeremy Gable. Our style is athletic and surreal, utilizing physical storytelling, dance, and musical elements to bring our narratives to life. Our work enthralls both mature and young adult audiences in the Philadelphia area and has been presented by FringeArts, Barn Arts Collective, and Bryn Mawr College. Additionally, our performances have been featured in FringeArts’s Scratch Night, Headlong’s First Friday, InHale Performance Series, 5×7 Space, Nice & Fresh, SoLow Festival, Collage Festival, 4 Weeks in January, PhillyMag’s ThinkFest, and others. In 2016, we joined Headlong Dance Theater’s Fiscally Sponsored Incubated Artist Program. Founded by Sam Tower in 2012, recent works include Particular Risk (Bryn Mawr College 2017), Nowhere Fast (BRAT Productions co-pro presented by FringeArts 2016), 901 Nowhere Street (Philadelphia Fringe Festival 2015). www.samtower-ensemble.org/strangetenants.

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$20 / 90 minutes

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