Ensemble Atria and EagerRisk Theater
Saturday, September 10
$15 – $20
The Iron FactoryMap
Jane doesn’t know what to do with the literary character who has taken up residence in her bathtub. She doesn’t want Ophelia interrupting the obsessive order of her life with obnoxious songs. Ophelia doesn’t care about what Jane wants, only what she needs. But, how do you move on when reconciliation is not an option?
$15-20 / 75 minutes
ABOUT Ensemble Atria The key to the center of your heart: Ensemble Atria. Our company is a non-profit theatre company committed to new artists who understand the value of collaboration, hard work and ensemble. Credits: Frame 313 was performed at the June Havoc Theatre in the 2014 Midtown International Theatre Festival. Victoria Rae Sook, founder of Ensemble Atria, was awarded “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Full Length Play” for performance as Sylvia. Envoy By Belinda Bremner was produced by Ensemble Atria and Christopher Tefft as part of the 2013 Midtown International Theatre Festival. Laura Duncombe, Envoy‘s set designer (and Board Member) won the Award for Best Scenic Design in the Festival.
ABOUT EagerRisk Theater (#eagerrisk, @eagerrisk): As R. Admiral Grace Hooper famously said, “A ship in port is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” Eager Risk Theater, a New York-based company founded by three alumni from the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts at the University of the Arts, applies this motto in every venture, proving in theatre, there is no ruin among the risky. Headed by Artistic Director and actor/playwright Annie R. Such, Eager Risk Theater dedicates itself to producing and supporting young, eager, and risky theatre. Committing itself to predominately new, original work, and rich, rare revivals, Eager Risk Productions cultivates the artist as well as the art by incorporating multiple medias with live performance. With cultural and thematic specific seasons, Eager Risk Theater integrates each program with a different visual art movement or artist, exemplifying the theatrical components and educating audiences with poignancy and truth. Eager Risk Theater seeks to find beauty in not only the winsome, but also the grotesque aspects of human nature, by challenging conventional aesthetics with the highest form of new, inventive theater.
CREDITS The Artists’ Women by Annie R. Such, Directed by Jeff Hyman 2012 Philadelphia Fringe Festival
“The cast brims with as much physical and emotional passion as the script. Such packs the play with sensual imagery and ripe, time-honored artistic dilemmas… This new acquaintance with the artists, their long-suffering lovers, and the imagined muse behind it all will leave you wanting to revisit the masterpieces themselves.” — Alaina Mabasco, review of The Artists’ Women
Life is a Dream by Calderon, Adapted by Annie R. Such and Christina Ashby 2015 NYC
“Playwright Annie R. Such does an impeccable job at storytelling. Such breathes life into her adaptation… Keep an eye out for future productions from Eager Risk Theater. You’ll be intrigued by what they have to offer.” — Michael Block, Theatre in the Now
Learn more here.