New Light Theater Project and Access Theater will present STRANGE COUNTRY by award-winning playwrights Anne Adams. Winner of the New Light New Voices award, it will be directed by Jay Stull (Utility, Rantoul and Die). Previews begin July 21st at Access Theater with opening slated for July 24.
4th of July weekend. Bell County, Texas. Tiffany has been there for brother Darryl every step of the way since his release from the psych ward. But when she brings girlfriend Jamie home for the weekend, Tiffany finds herself in a fight she didnt see coming. With the fireworks of family, pride and independence at stake, Strange Country plunges into the thick of the Texas heat as to how far we are willing to go to win.
The cast includes Sidney Williams, Vanessa Vache, and Bethany Geraghty.
The production team will include Scenic Design by Brian Dudkiewicz, Costume Design by Samantha Rose Lind, Lighting Design by Michael O'Connor, Sound Design by Andy Evan Cohen, Associate Scenic and Props Design by Samantha Schaffer
JAY STULL (Director) is a director and playwright. Recent New York directing credits include Utility by Emily Schwend (The Amoralists at The Rattlestick, NY Times Critics Pick), Take Me Back by Emily Schwend (Walkerspace, NY Times Critics Pick) As Far As The Day Goes by Jenny Schwartz (Clubbed Thumb, workshop production), Omega Kids by Noah Mease (Dixon Place), Leave Me Green by Lisi DeHaas (Gym at Judson), and Enter at Forest Lawn and Rantoul and Die by Mark Roberts (The Amoralists). His written and directing work has been seen at or developed by LAByrinth, Ars Nova, the Bloomington Playwrights Project, The Flea, Dixon Place, Fresh Ground Pepper, the Lark Play Development Center, Ugly Rhino, The Culture Project, and Joes Pub. He was a Directing Fellow with Clubbed Thumb and a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab and The Civilians R&D Group. He is an alumnus of Fresh Ground Peppers Playground Play Group, Pataphysics at The Flea, and Bowdoin College.
ANNE ADAMS is a native Texan, a loyal Chicagoan, and currently, an optimistic Londoner. After immersing herself in the Chicago theatre scene as an actor, director, and teacher for over seven years, she moved to London, where she finally decided to court her first love writing for the stage and screen. Strange Country is her writing debut and is the recipient NLTP's inaugural "New Light New Voices" award.
Under Artistic Director Sarah Norris, NEW LIGHT THEATER PROJECT is an ensemble-based theater company in New York City. They place writers at the center of the process of developing new works and reinterpreting classic stories. They create an environmentfor both artist and audiencethat is open, engaging, and affordable. For more info, visit NewLightTheaterProject.com.
Since 1992, ACCESS THEATER has served as a cost-effective rental alternative to New York's Off-Off and Independent Theater scene. Access seeks innovative, not-for-profit producing organizations devoted to the production of new works.
STRANGE COUNTRY runs July 21 August 6, Wednesday Sunday. Access Theater is located at 380 Broadway on the 4th floor (at White Street) -- accessible from the A/C/E/N/Q/R/6 trains at Canal Street or the 1 train at Franklin. Tickets are $15 at 630-632-1459 or strangecountry.brownpapertickets.com.
Access Theater-Black Box Theater (View)
380 Broadway @ White St. 4th Floor
New York, NY 10013
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