The Trellis Project: Aftermath

November 2015

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Trellis Project is a page-to-stage partnership giving badass playwrights the structure to climb beyond the antiquated hierarchy of commercialism to change the conversation. This year, we are focusing on the idea of aftermath.

We have chosen 2 short pieces exploring the idea of 'aftermath':

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An Ivy Theatre OriginalArtistic Director Audrey Alford leads and all-female company on an exploration of post-traumatic stress disorder and its visceral impact on women's bodies and lives.

Phoebe Allegra, Ciarah Amaani, Alexandra Moro, Audrey Alford, Jeanne Lauren Smith

by Ryan Sprague
Directed by Andrew Block

New Orleans, 2006. Jordan forces himself back into Leila's life after she has cut herself off from the world. Will his surprise visit compel her to face reality or will she send him reeling back to Chicago?

Katie Braden, Christopher Lee*

Production Staff:

Stage Manager: Rebecca Kane
Costume Design: Kitty Mortland

 The Perfect Wife

May 2015

The Perfect Wife
by Karen Lewis
directed by Audrey Alford

Perfect Daughter… Perfect Sister… With her family’s reality fractured by early-onset dementia, how far will Kathy go to be The
Perfect Wife?

Katie Braden, Chase Hemphill*, John Lenartz*, Marie Marshall*, Gwenevere Sisco
*Appearing as a courtesy of Actors Equity Association

Production Team:
Director: Audrey Alford
Playwright: Karen L Lewis
Stage Manager: David Alejandro Smith
Assistant Director: Jordan Bean
Set Design: Brian Dudkiewicz
Lighting Design: Jonathan Hartley
Sound Design: Anna Libbie Grossman
Costume Design: Tom Kleinert
Producing Assistant: Patrick Taylor

The Trellis Project

November 2014

A page-to-stage collaboration between playwright and company, providing upcoming authors with an opportunity to develop new works in a professional setting. 

Shows include Incongruence: A {Trans}Gender Looking Glass by Carla Pridgen, and Juan and Emmett by Alan Baxter.

Donkey Punch

July/August 2014



at the SoHo Playhouse

Like Poetry

August 2014

Part of The New York International Fringe Festival
Directed by Audrey Alford

with Katie Braden, Robert Crozier, Andrew Dawson, Jim deProphetis, Pat Dwyer and Brian Patrick Murphy

at The Ellen Stewart Theatre at LaMaMa
74A East 4th Street (btw Bowery & 2nd Ave),New York, NY 10003

Like Poetry traces the metamorphosis of main character, Stagger as he confronts issues of physical and emotional intimacy surrounding his homosexuality. By employing extensive knowledge of entomology, the poetry of Walt Whitman, and unique therapies of a nontraditional doctor, Stagger gains the skills needed to confront the past and embrace his future.

Mill Fire

November 2013

14th Annual EstroGenius Festival and Ivy Theatre 
Directed by Gwenevere Sisco

357 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10018

Cast: Katie Braden, Alexander Cape, Daniel Damiano, Scott Dean, Sean Johnson, Amanda Mason, Elissa Middleton, Jenn Remke, Erika Robel & Gwen Sisco

Black Ice

July/August 2013

Part of the Midtown International Theatre Festival
Directed by Audrey Alford

with Katie Braden, Lauren Dortch Crozier, Mara Lileas, Gwenevere Sisco & Lindsey Zelli

Friendships hit the ice when a coming out sends Harmony skidding out of control.

at WorkShop Theater Jewel Box, 312 West 36th St., 4th Floor, New York, NY