Sanguine Theatre Company
Alexandria by Vince Gatton
August 5-18 2018
IN RESIDENCE: Jul 31 – Aug 20, 2018
Winner of Sanguine Theatre Company’s 2018 Project Playwright Competition, Alexandria is a play about relationships that cross the deep divides of belief and conviction: what those relationships are worth, and what they cost.
In a small-town library in the deep South, two librarians maintain an unlikely close friendship, despite their many differences. But when a controversial wedding, a young queer runaway, and an ominous cyberattack come crashing through their front door, can that friendship survive?
At Sanguine’s Project Playwright Festival in January, Alexandria was chosen from over 400 submissions to receive its world premiere as part of Sanguine’s 2018 season.
Previews: August 5, 6 and 8
Opening night: August 9
Performances: August 10-12 and 14-18
TIME: Evenings at 7:30 pm, with Saturday matinees at 2:30 pm.
LENGTH OF SHOW: 90 minutes
PRICE: Online $20, At the Door $25
At IRT:154 Christopher st. NYC #3B (third floor)
Directed by Jordana Williams
Featuring: James Foster Jr., Stephen Heskett, Shauna Miles, Jonathan Melo, Kristen Vaughan
Sets and lights designed by Tyler M. Perry
Costumes designed by Amanda Jenks
Stage Manager Melissa Farinelli
Graphic design by Christopher Fitzer
“Alexandria is the third play I’ve seen produced through Project Playwright and I commend Sanguine’s innovative program and the effort they put into realizing each play. The production value and staging is consistently exceptional, and Alexandria is no exception.” –My Entertainment World
Sanguine Theatre Company discovers and produces new plays, champions the exchange of theatrical work across regions, and cultivates an active community of artists and theatregoers. By telling vital human stories, Sanguine hopes to reflect, amplify, and contribute to the narrative of our time. www.sanguinenyc.org
“Sanguine Theatre Company is really doing a great thing for emerging playwrights and for theatre goers by having events such as [Project Playwright] where our voice as the audience counts.”
– Emerging Playwright, 2013
“The play ends without answering all our questions. It’s not poor structure; it reflects life.”
–New York Critic on Jessica, winner of Project Playwright 2017 and presented at IRT
“Josh Drimmer explores what happens when one willingly revisits those feelings from the past, and the results both hit home and inspire laughter. Presented by Sanguine Theatre Company and directed by Logan Reed…lighthouse is a truly intimate experience with the souls of the characters laid bare only a few feet before you.”
– StageBuddy on the lighthouse invites the storm, winner of Project Playwright 2015
IRT Theater is a grassroots laboratory for independent theater and performance in New York City, providing space and support to a new generation of artists. Tucked away in the old Archive Building in Greenwich Village, IRT’s mission is to build a community of emerging and established artists by creating a home for the development and presentation of new work. Some of the artists we have supported include Young Jean Lee, Reggie Watts and Mike Daisey.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council, New York State Council on the Arts, and The Nancy Quinn Fund, a project of ART-NY.
PLEASE NOTE: All sales final and there is no late seating at IRT Theater.
***IRT is a fully wheelchair-accessible facility.***