Westside Experiment


July 17 2021


IN RESIDENCE: July 5- 17, 2021

Join the young writers and performers of Westside Experiment 2021 as they explore a strange new planet and learn how to face and overcome their fears! This piece was devised through ensemble exercises, monologue work, collaborative writing sessions and a lot of theater games! A collection of monologues, ensemble pieces and short scenes all take place on a mysterious planet where nothing is as it seems… the explorers will need to rely on each other and themselves to make it through their journey!

PERFORMANCE:Sat. July 17, 2021
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LIVE Q&A: 11am EST Join our performers and teaching artists
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PRICE: Pay-What-You-Can
At IRT: Online Presentation

Featuring:  Javier Famania, Sofia Gallo, Elghin Hebrado, Jasmine Murphy, Mateja Polesny, Ethan Rivera, Moxie Strom, Anna Wheeler, and Gabriel Wotman

Amelia Hensley (she/her) 
Broadway: Spring Awakening (Deaf West). Off Broadway: I Was Most Alive with You (Playwrights Horizons). NYC: Sylvia (NYDT), Dancing Girl (She NYC Arts), Stepchild (IRT Theater), Rape of Lucretia (New Camerata Opera).  Seattle: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (12th Ave Arts), Skin (Deaf Spotlight). LA: Spring Awakening (Deaf West), Our Town (Pasadena Playhouse) Romeo and Juliet (Sontag Greek Theatre). DC: The Lady Becomes Him, (Faction of Fools), Peepshow (Dog & Pony DC), Noises Off (Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival).

Jessica Ranville (she/they) is a theater artist based in NYC. Originally from Winnipeg, Canada, she is part of the Métis Nation of Manitoba.  They focus on developing new works (The Lark, NY Stage & Film, WP Theater) and plays with music and folk musicals (Stupid F*cking Bird at The Pearle Theatre, Charles Mee’s Soot and Spit at the New Ohio Theater). Regionally, Jessica most recently played William Dunn in Men On Boats at Baltimore Center Stage. Past work at IRT theater includes residences with Our Voices and Blessed Unrest. MFA: The New School for Drama; jessicaranville.com; @jessicaranville

Interpreters: Alisa Besher, Samantha Geffen, Emily Hart, Kat Katona, and Miriam Rochford

Producing Artistic Director: Kori Rushton
Associate Producer: Samantha Geffen
Executive Assistant: Angelica Martinez

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, support for captioning and ASL interpretation 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)