Women's Project Presents HOW THE WORLD BEGAN 12/28-1/29


Women's Project's follow-up to its widely-acclaimed co-pro Milk Like Sugar is Catherine Trieschmann's How The World Began, her first play produced in New York since her highly-acclaimed and award-winning crooked and her debut film Angels Crest.

Ms. Trieschmann's How The World Began, directed by Daniella Topol and produced by Women's Project in association with South Coast Rep, will grace The Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 416 West 42nd Street, December 28 through January 29 with an opening set for Thursday, January 5 at 7:00 pm.

How The World Began, featuring Heidi Schreck (Circle Mirror Transformation), Adam LeFevre and Justin Kruger, is the story of a high school biology teacher (Ms. Schreck) who leaves Manhattan for a job in rural Kansas who is unprepared for the firestorm that ensues after she makes an off-handed comment about the origins of the universe, i.e. how the world began.

. Ms. Trieschmann and her director, Ms. Topol, mounted a production of How The World Began on the left coast at South Coast Rep in association with Women's Project in September and the play had its London premiere this month (November) at the Arcola Theatre.

Catherine Trieschmann’s plays include the widely-acclaimed crooked, The Bridegroom of Blowing Rock (recipient of the L. Arnold Weissberger Award), Before the Fire, The World of Others, and Hot Georgia Sunday. Her work has been produced and/or developed at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Atlanta's Theatre in the Square, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, LARK, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and LAByrinth, among others. Originally from Athens, Georgia, she received her M.F.A. from the University of Georgia but currently resides in a small town in western Kansas. Her screenplay Angels Crest, from a novel by Leslie Schwartz and directed Gaby Dellal, premiered at the TriBeCa Film Festival last spring and will soon be released by Magnolia Pictures.

Daneilla Topol’s New York credits include Sheila Callaghan's Lascivious Something and Trista Baldwin’s Sand at Women’s Project, Sheila Callaghan’s Dead City (New Georges), Judith Thompson’s Palace of the End (Epic Theatre), Susan Yankowitz’s Night Sky (Baruch Performing Arts Center/Power Productions), Nicki Bloom’s Tender (Summer Play Festival), Leslie Ayvazian’s Carol and Jill (Ensemble Studio Theatre), Jakob Holder’s Housebreaking (Cherry Lane Mentor Project), Zakiyyah Alexander’s Sick? (Summer Play Festival), Peter Gil-Sheridan’s Topsy Turvy Mouse (Cherry Lane Mentor Project), Stanton Wood’s Snow Queen (Urban Stages), Lloyd Suh's Jesus in India (Magic Theatre, SF), Stefanie Zadravec's Electric Baby (Quantum Theatre, PA), Rajiv Joseph's Monster at the Door (Alley Theatre, TX), and Carla Ching's Sugarhouse at The Edge of the Wilderness opening soon at Ma-Yi Theatre, NYC .

Heidi Schreck was last seen in Circle Mirror Transformation at Playwrights Horizons in 2010 for which won or shared a Theatre World Award, OBIE Award (for ensemble), and Drama Desk Award (for ensemble). She also appeared in The Language Archive at The Roundabout, Drum of the Waves of Horikawa at HERE (for which she won an OBIE Award for her performance). She also performed in productions with Target Margin, The Foundry, Clubbed Thumb, 13P, The Talking Band, and SP in New York and around the country with Center Theatre Group; Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Long Wharf, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Empty Space, Bay Street Theatre, Sundance Theatre Lab, On the Boards and Printer's Devil Theatre.

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