Andrew Watkins & 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)
Andrew Watkins (Director/Adapter)
Anna Michael (Associate Director)
Becky Abramowitz (Producer)
Sam Morales (Woman)
Lauriel Friedman (Jenny)
Christine Franzen (Video Designer)christinefranzen.com
Stephanie Osin Cohen (Set designer)stephanieosincohen.com
Dallas Estes (Lighting Designer)dallasestes.com
TBD (Costume Designer)
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 Morales (Woman) Off Broadway: Measure for Measure, The Skin of Our Teeth, Pericles (TFANA); Regional: Macbeth, The Tavern, The Comedy of Errors, Romeo and Juliet (Scranton Shakespeare Festival); Other NYC: Halley Feiffer’s It’s Just Weird Now…, Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead at the Matthew Corozine Studio Theatre.
Lauriel Friedman (Jenny)New York: Fire (Theatre 54); Vanity Fair, The Dingdong, The Winter’s Tale (Pearl Theatre Company); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (New York Classical Theatre); The Merchant of Venice, The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Drilling Company); Experimental Treatment (TheatreLab); Jennifer’s Birth, The Lovers, Female Persuasion (Workshop Theater Company). Regional: The Diary of Anne Frank (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey); Peter Piper, Pride and Prejudice (Guthrie Theater). Training: Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program, London’s Globe Theatre Education.
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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