The Stella Show
October 12-15 2023
IN RESIDENCE: October 3 – 16, 2023
The Stella Show is a hilarious and heart-wrenching exploration of sisterhood, grief, and the unpredictable power of memory. Caroline Potter Shriver started working on The Stella Show in 2019 – it began as a letter to someone she lost very suddenly. With time, it transformed into a poem, a meditation, a dance, and ultimately a story that traverses the painful and magical ups and downs of grief. For the past two years, Caroline has been developing the show with director Marc David Wright, building an abstract inner world where dance, theater, and poetry intersect to bring to life the vibrant stories, characters, and adventures of Stella.
October 12 at 7pm
October 13 at 7pm
October 14 at 3pm & 7pm
October 15 at 3pm
At IRT: 154 Christopher st. NYC #3B (third floor)
Caroline Potter Shriver (she/her) Creator, Playwright, Performer
Caroline Potter Shriver, co-founder of The Village, is an actor, dancer, and writer based in Brooklyn. She graduated from Fordham University and The Ailey School, where she received a BFA in Dance, double majoring in Dance and Latin American Studies. Caroline has taught dance around the United States and Latin America and worked within various non-profit arts education organizations. She has performed and studied under dance and theater artists, including Earl Mosley, Caridad Martinez, Adam Baruch, Laura Henry, Josh Prince, and Lakey Evans Peña. She recently made her film debut in Capsules (2022).
Marc David Wright (he/him) Director
Marc David Wright is co-founder and Creative Director of The Village. He is a New York City-based director and producer of theatre and film. Born and raised in Bayonne, New Jersey, Marc crossed the Hudson to study drama at Fordham University (B.A. Class of 2019). His directorial debut was awarded an Ars Nova Research Grant and transferred to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where it was named one of the “10 Must-See LGBT Shows” of 2019. To stay active during the pandemic, Marc conceived multiple film/web projects, including Enterprise 25: A Cinematic Advent Calendar for Instagram (IG: @enterprise_25), As You Like It (IG: @asyoulikeitfilm), and music videos for Village Artists Billy Recce and Madalyn Baker.
Support this production!
The Village is currently raising funds to support this production! If you are unable to attend The Stella Show and would still like to get involved, providing a donation is a great way to support our organization and our artists. If you are interested in providing a contribution, please visit our fundraising page for more information: https://fundraising.fracturedatlas.org/the-village/campaigns/5851
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.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York State Legislature; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council; A.R.T./New York’s NYC Small Theatres Fund made possible with support from the Howard Gilman Foundation & support for ASL interpretation provided in part through funding from Access A.R.T./New York.
ACCESS: IRT is a fully wheelchair-accessible facility. Please reach out to Kori Rushton if you have any accessibility questions or concerns, firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE: All sales final and there is no late seating at IRT Theater.