Contact: Audrey Alford @ 281-731-0898 or ivytheatre@gmail.com

Aftermath

Plays 7:30pm Thurs – Sat, November 5-21st at Lucid Body House, 230 Lexington Avenue

Ivy Theatre Company presents Aftermath as part of its 2015 Trellis Project. The 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’ through 2 short pieces.

this is my (trigger warning)

an Ivy Theatre Original

About 6 years ago, Artistic Director Audrey Alford spent the better part of a year using her closet as a safe space when she was triggered. Now, she is leading an all-female company on a physical exploration of post-traumatic stress disorder and its visceral impact on women’s bodies to spread awareness and understanding of women suffering from non-combat and combat related PTSD.

Featuring Phoebe Allegra, Ciarah Amaani, Alexandra Moro, Shoshanna Richman,

and Jeanne Lauren Smith

Reach

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?

Featuring company member Katie Braden and Christopher Lee

 

Ivy theatre Company is in its 3rd year and just received 3 New York Innovative Theatre award nominations, including a win for Outstanding Original Full-Length Script, for their production of Donkey Punch by Micheline Auger as well as receiving a 50/50 Applause award for gender parity.

We are dedicated to dynamic storytelling that explores the human condition in a visceral way in order to provoke thought and challenge both the artist and the audience.  Our work climbs inside, up and over the walls that have confined and silenced the voices of the few and the oppressed. Ivytheatre.com

Audrey Alford has directed in multiple cities across the country and is now settled in Hoboken, New Jersey. Her Off Broadway production of Donkey Punch, by Micheline Auger, was a Time Out New York's Critic's Pick, and the Off Off production was nominated for 3 NYIT Awards, including Best Premiere Production of a Play. In 2013, she was nominated for Best Director in the Midtown International Theatre Festival for Black Ice, by Lezlie Revelle.  The New York Times called her production of Like Poetry, by Kristian O’Hare, in FringeNYC a “highly promising production…beautifully structured, with an impressive blend of poignancy and humor, nicely distinct performances, and respectfully playful direction.”

Andrew Block (Director) received the Ovation and L.A. Drama Critics Circle awards for Best Director and Production for the world premiere of John Pollono’s Small Engine Repair (Rogue Machine Theatre). Other directing credits include: Adam Rapp's Bingo With the Indians (GLAAD award nomination for Outstanding Theatre, West Coast premiere); Straight Faced Lies (FringeNYC); Why Bother; (Best Director and Production winner, Planet Connections); Downward Facing Debbie (Best Production nominee, Planet Connections); Lost and Found (FringeNYC Encore, Lucille Lortel); Company (Gallery Players); Avenue Q (Manhattan College); Recovery (FringeNYC); Illuminati (Best Director and Best Play Network One-Act Festival); Inherit the Wind (Manhattan College); Rumors (AADA); The Shape of Things (Adelphi University); Assisted David Esbjornson on the workshop adaptation of A Confederacy of Dunces; Asst. Director,T.S. Eliot’s The Cocktail Party (TACT/The Actor’s Company Theatre. Off-Broadway). He is a founding member of the award-winning Rogue Machine Theatre in L.A., where he developed their late-night theatre series, 'Off the Clock', and created the annual hit short-play festival, 'Shorts & Sweets'. DePaul University (MFA); Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC); Manager of Off and Off Off Broadway Services at TDF (Theatre Development Fund).  www.andrewblock.info

Ryan Sprague's plays include: Some Just Do It Naturally (Published by Black Box Theatre Publishing, recipient of the 2006 Norma Jean Yembreck Award, Top 10 of 60 plays in the Wonderland Festival, and Official selection for the Outworks 2014 Festival of New Plays at LSU) Somewhere in Between (Atlantic Theatre, Collaborative Stages - Best Play Nominee, NYIT Awards), Reach (Encore Theatre Company, At Hand Theatre Company, Estrana Theatre Company) The Soldier's Daughter (Glass Eye Theater, Random Access Theatre, Nu'ance Theatre, ABOUTFACE Ireland Theatre) East in Red (Dreamcatcher Entertainment, Estrana Theatre Company - Best Play, and Best Blood-work nominations, NYIT Awards) In a Forest was (DreamCatcher Entertainment, Nu-ance Theater, Otherworld Theatre Company) It was adapted into a short film script and won 2nd Place in the 2014 Nashville Film Festival for Best Short Scienc Fiction Script) Ryan's other plays include:  The MatryoshkaAnatomy of the Joke, and the upcoming biographical play, Rendlesham. His first book, Somewhere in the Skies: A Human Approach to an Alien Phenomenon, will be published by Richard Dolan Press in 2015. He is also a contributing writer for various print and online magazines, including Open Minds Magazine, Phenomena Magazine U.K, Intrepid Magazine, and UFO Truth Magazine. He is also a contributor to the geek/pop-culture website,www.rogueplanet.tv. He currently resides in Queens, NY. More info can be found at www.ryandsprague.com.