Adapted and Directed by Andrew Watkins Co-produced by Becky Abramowitz
The Yellow Wallpaper
October 4-13 2019
IN RESIDENCE: September 17 – October 14, 2019
“He asked me all sorts of questions, pretending to be very loving and kind.”
Confined to rest and separated from her new-born child, a woman struggles to come to terms with a mental health diagnosis. As she vacillates between self-assurance and doubt, the yellow wallpaper that decorates her room becomes an unusual source of comfort. A multimedia staging of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s searing indictment of the 19th century medical community provides an intimate look at a deteriorating mental state and a radical examination of destructive relationships between men and women.
Adapted and Directed by Andrew Watkins
Co-produced by Becky Abramowitz
PERFORMANCES: Oct 4th at 8p, 5th at 8p, 6th at 2p and 8p, 10th at 8p, 11th at 8p, 12th at 8p, 13th at 5p
LENGTH OF SHOW: 60 minutes
At IRT:154 Christopher st. NYC #3B (third floor)
Director/Adaptor: Andrew Watkins
Scenic Design: Vincent Gunn
Costume Design: Christopher Metzger www.christophermetzgerdesign.com
Lighting Design: Dallas Estes
Original Music and Sound Design: Sam Kaseta
Video Design: Cinthia Chen
Stage Manager: Katherine Bolynn*
The Woman: Sam Morales*
John: Jacob Fishel*
Jenny: Sophie Sagan-Gutherz
Andrew Watkins (Director/Adaptor) Directing credits include: Miss Julie, Hedda Gabler, Dostoevsky’s A Gentle Spirit The Buck, True West, The Dumb Waiter, Before You Go, among others. Associate/assistant credits credits include: Broadway: Network (dir. Ivo van Hove), Franky and Johnny at the Claire de Lune; TFANA: The Winter’s Tale, The Skin of Our Teeth, and The Father and Doll’s House, and was an invited participant in their 2016-17 Actor/Director project; Internationaal Theater Amsterdam/Ruhrtriennale Festival: The Things That Pass; The Guthrie: The Lion in Winter; Directing observer at the Schaubühne Berlin. Education: Fordham University Lincoln Center, BA Theatre Directing; Royal Conservatoire of Scotland; London Dramatic Academy.
Sam MoralesOff-Broadway: The Tempest (The Public); Pericles (dir. Trevor Nunn), The Skin of Our Teeth, Measure for Measure (TFANA). Regional: Woman in Mind (Delaware REP); The House on the Hill (World Premiere, CATF); Teach, Last Night in Inwood (Gulfshore Playhouse); The Comedy of Errors, Romeo and Juliet (Scranton Shakespeare Festival). TV: “Law & Order: SVU”.
Jacob Fishel (John) Broadway: Fiddler on the Roof. Off-Broadway: King Lear, The Broken Heart (TFANA), The Common Pursuit (Roundabout Theatre Company), Titus Andronicus (The Public Theater), Women Beware Women (Red Bull Theater), Macbeth (NYSF). Off-Off Broadway/Regional: Paradise Square (Berkeley Rep), Henry V, As You Like It (Two River Theater Company), Our American Hamlet (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company), Sense and Sensibility (The Folger Theatre), The Real Thing (Intiman Theatre Company), What Happened When (Rising Phoenix Rep). Television: Elementary, Cold Case, Medium, Without a Trace, Numb3rs. Film: A Night Without Armor, Across the Sea, How I Got Lost. Jacob is a graduate of The Juilliard School where he received the John Houseman Prize for Excellence in Classical Theatre. In 2013, he received the Linda Gross Playing Shakespeare Award from the New York Shakespeare Society
Sophie Sagan-Gutherz (they/them) has most recently returned from the Williamstown Theatre Festival’s 2019 Non-Equity Company. Off-Broadway: Twin Size Beds (The Public), I Was Unbecoming Then (Ars Nova), Our Town (Rattlestick Theatre) and The Skin of Our Teeth (Theatre For A New Audience). They are also a proud member of Ring of Keys: a collective of queer women, non-binary, and trans people in musical theater. sophiesagangutherz.com
*Appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association
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.
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***IRT is a fully wheelchair-accessible facility.***