Westside Experiment


July 23 2022

IN RESIDENCE: July 11 – 23, 2022

Join a couple of interdimensional tourists on an adventure to a new world, where they meet a cast of characters that teach them about friendship, family and believing in yourself. Based off of students’ improvs and devising activities, this short play incorporates techniques and games that this summer’s cohort has explored as an ensemble.–

PERFORMANCE:Sat. July 23, 2022
TIME: 11am
PRICE: Pay-What-You-Can
At IRT: 154 Christopher st. NYC #3B (third floor)

Featuring:  Kanako Fahie, Elghin Hebrado, Jasmine Murphy, Gabriel Wotman, Malik Paris, Jessica Ranville, Sloth, Rock Star, Rabbit, and Mouse


Jessica Ranville (she/they) is a theater artist based in NYC. Originally from Winnipeg, Canada, she is part of the Métis Nation of Manitoba. Jessica is an actor and theater artist who has developed new works at The Lark, NY Stage & Film, WP Theater and many more. Credits include the NYC Premier of Stupid F*cking Bird at The Pearl Theatre, Charles Mee’s Soot and Spit at the New Ohio Theater, and Men On Boats at Baltimore Center Stage. Jessica most recently appeared at the New Ohio theater in Songs About Trains with Radical Evolution. Past work at IRT theater includes residences with Our Voices and Blessed Unrest, as well as a solo residency. Jessica teaches movement at Brooklyn College’s BFA program. MFA: The New School for Drama.

Malik Paris (he/him) is a Deaf actor and artist based in Philadelphia, PA. Co-founding member and performer of the ASL poetry performance group, ‘Dangerous Signs’ since 2010 / 2011. Been performed in a range of his work done in performance arts, from Young Audience performances to Fringe Festival creations; Godspell, Pippin, the Little Shop of Horrors (Rochester’s Equity, GEVA Theatre), Man of La Mancha (Multi-use Community Cultural Center, MuCCC), and Rochester Community Players’ The Tempest. August Wilson’s Fences, and In the Heights (Panara Theatre). New York Deaf Theatre (NYDT) productions include: TITUS and Rocky Horror Picture Show and associated with Public Works production’s Twelfth Night. Deaf Broadway’s Into The Woods: LIVE at Lincoln Center. YOVO and Please Untranslate Me (IRT Theater).

Interpreters:  Samantha Geffen, Emily Hart, Kat Katona, and Lisa Dennett

Producing Artistic Director: Kori Rushton
Associate Producer: Samantha Geffen
Executive Assistant: Elghin Hebrado

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts, and National Endowment for the Arts. Support for captioning and ASL interpretation on this production provided in part through funding from Access A.R.T./New York, a program of the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York).

***IRT is a fully wheelchair-accessible facility. Please reach out to Kori Rushton if you have any accessibility questions or concerns, krushton@irttheater.org ***