The Filigree Theatre and EVN Productions Present The Los Angeles Premiere of ANY NIGHT
The Filigree Theatre and EVN Productions of Austin, TX will present the Los Angeles Premiere of critically acclaimed play, ANY NIGHT, written by Daniel Arnold and Medina Hahn, starring Zac Thomas as Patrick, and Marie Fahlgren as Anna, directed by Elizabeth V. Newman, and produced by Stephanie Moore. A Limited Run of the two-handed psychological thriller will be presented as a Guest Production at Sacred Fools Theatre Company, 1076 Lillian Way, Hollywood, CA 90038, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at
5:00 p.m., July 13 - 30, 2017.
This production of the play ANY NIGHT hails from Austin, TX, where CTX Live Theatre wrote: "While (Marie) Fahlgren and (Zac) Thomas are before you in the dark rooms of their minds amid the powerfully symbolic disorder and randomness of Vanessa Montano's set design, you'll be holding tight to your seat as the action builds to a decisive and unequal confrontation of threat and violent surprise. There's a steady build in the tension here, precisely managed by director Elizabeth Newman and the two actors."
Of the play itself, The New York Times has written: "...a play that zips by, maintaining suspense by keeping the audience slightly off balance..." while New York Magazine has written: "Theatrical magic...deserves your attention...channeling the spirits of Alfred Hitchcock, Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer. A highly entertaining evening of fleet-footed psychological shadow-play, tautly written...." Toronto Now has written: "Part thriller, part psychological study, part hallucination, and totally engaging. Grabs us from the start and never lets go." The Toronto Star has written: "A tense, modern thriller...raising serious questions about trust and discretion. Take in ANY NIGHT for a chilling two-person character study with action and suspense to spare."
In ANY NIGHT, when a troubled young dancer moves into a new apartment she finds herself inexorably drawn into the world of her seductive upstairs neighbor. Soon she begins to suffer from nightmares and strange behaviors in her sleep. ANY NIGHT is a 'through-the-looking-glass' psychological thriller about love, trust, and the immeasurable power of the subconscious.
Elizabeth V. Newman, the show's Director, said: "The script of ANY NIGHT calls for the play to be set in 'Limbo'. For our production, I was inspired by the work of Surrealist painters to try to create 'Limbo' as a dreamscape of sorts - the physical manifestation of a shattered mind and restless sleep. As the character, Anna, says in the show: 'I want the whole thing to feel like a puzzle, a maze - a nightmare.'"
Stephanie Moore, ANY NIGHT Producer, said: "The positive response to ANY NIGHT during our Austin premiere was breathtaking. From the intense engagement of the audience with the show and the discussions sparked during the post-show talkbacks, we knew we had to share our production of ANY NIGHT with a broader audience."
Newman continued, "The world has changed dramatically in the two years since we first began our work on ANY NIGHT for its official Austin premiere. The themes presented and questions posed by ANY NIGHT about trust, truth, psychological manipulation and violence against women have all taken on a chillingly deeper, more urgent, resonance. Never have we needed the arts more than now as a way to shed light on some of these darker aspects of our current society and culture. We are thrilled to bring this production from Austin to Los Angeles to broaden this discourse."
ANY NIGHT's Los Angeles Premiere marks the Inaugural Production for The Filigree Theatre in anticipation of the company's launch of its first full season this September in Austin, TX. Elizabeth V. Newman is the company's Artistic Director/Co-Managing Director and Stephanie Moore is the Co-Managing Director. Moore continued, "The Los Angeles Premiere of ANY NIGHT is a great way to 'live' our company's mission of creating a bridge between artistic communities in Austin and Los Angeles." Newman added: "It fits with our company's aim to foster collaboration between artists in these two cities. I lived and worked in Los Angeles for several years and I am thrilled to be back for this show, and look forward to creating opportunities for artists in Austin and Los Angeles to share and support each others work. Stephanie Moore and I are both filmmakers as well as theatre-makers and so we are excited to create work across media as well as across geography."
Tickets are $30.00 each for General Admission, $25.00 each Seniors and Students with identification and $20.00 each for Groups of eight or more and can be purchased through The Filigree Theatre by calling 512-496-5208, by
E-mailing email@example.com. To purchase tickets online and to learn more about the show, please visit the website, www.anynightaustin.com
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The Production Team includes: Elizabeth V. Newman, Director and Producer, EVN Productions; Stephanie Moore, Producer, The Filigree Theatre; Daniel Arnold and Medina Hahn (Playwrights, DualMinds); Ben McLemore, Cast Voice Offstage; Erica Gionfriddo, Choreographer; Vanessa Montano, Set Designer; Chris Conard, Technical Director and Lighting Designer; Eliot Gray Fisher, Sound Designer; Joshua Scott, Production Photographer and Steve Moyer Public Relations, Press Representative.
About The Artists:
Zac Thomas (Patrick) is a native of Butte, MT. He studied Acting at the University of Montana. He is the Artistic Director of the Buttenik Ensemble and Founder of the Covellite Theater in Butte, MT. Since arriving in Austin he has been seen as Joe in Waiting For Lefty with Street Corner Arts, Lee Harvey Oswald in The Sniper's Nest with EVN Productions, Steve in Welcome To The Moon with Austin Hot Nights, Alphonse de Saligny in The King of Texas with Hyde Park Theater, Bebe in The Explorer's Club and the Mime in The Arkansaw Bear with Austin Playhouse, an Ensemble member in Circle The Wagons, Sacred Space and Again with The Exchange Artists, and as an Ensemble member in Random Acts of Magic with Scriptworks. His recent film credits include: The Orphan Girl with Chisel Industries, Love Like Gold with Skye Grace Bennett Productions, Strange Birds with The Table Assembly, Feral with Sorcery Films, and Seven Eves with Wheel of Fire Productions. Thomas also works as a Technical Director and has recently built for Cold Water Army with Tegan McCloud, Skylight with Street Corner Arts, The Realistic Joneses with Hyde Park Theater, Trevor and Hand To God with Capital T Theater, and The Wolf and The Woodstove with MT+NYC Collaborative. He is also the Lead Carpenter for The BKPK Co. Lab. He is the lead singer for the band Table. He is the Founder of RabbitRung Puppetry and Design.
Marie Fahlgren (Anna) is an Austin Playhouse Acting Company member and an Equity Member Candidate. She was recently seen in the Austin Playhouse production of Sense and Sensibility as Marianne, and in productions of Baskerville, The Arkansaw Bear, The Philadelphia Story, and The Real Thing. She holds a BFA in Acting with a minor in Psychology and Dance from the University of Montana-Missoula. She toured with the Montana Repertory Theatre's productions of Lost in Yonkers (Arty Kunitz) and To Kill a Mockingbird (Scout). Other performance credits include: Any Night (Anna), Gypsy (Louise), The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Candy Starr), Dog Sees God (Trish), The 39 Steps (All Women), The Odd Couple: Female Version (Vera), The Little Shop of Horrors (Crystal), Gypsy (Dainty June), Grease (Jan), The Merry Wives of Windsor (Nim), Hello, Dolly! (Ermengarde), Mocha (Carol) and Exchange Artists' Circle the Wagon. Fahlgren is also Austin Playhouse's Theatre For Youth Coordinator, a program that provides FREE Theatre to young audiences. When she isn't performing she teaches Kids Yoga at The Little Yoga House and is Founder of her own yoga company, Love,Yoga.
Elizabeth V. Newman (Director/Producer) graduated from Yale University with dual B.A. degrees in History of Art and Theater Studies. She earned her M.F.A. degree in Film Production at Boston University. Her stage directing credits include: Body of Work by Christine Hoang, (World Premiere, Austin); Mocha by Eleanor Burgess (World Premiere, Austin); The Amenable Stage by C. M. Gill (World Premiere, Austin); The Sniper's Nest by Lisa Soland (Austin Premiere); Goodnight Children Everywhere by Richard Nelson, (London, ON, Canada); The Park Bench Linda Lee Armstrong (World Premiere, London, ON, Canada); Fragments by Murray Schisgal (Los Angeles).
Elizabeth V. Newman has written and directed a dozen short films in New York, New Haven, Boston and Los Angeles. Her short film Hatched: A Tale of Great Egg-spectations premiered at the New Filmmakers New York and Toronto Women in Film & Television Short Film Showcase. Her MFA thesis project, The Yellow Wallpaper was a finalist at the Redstone Film Festival. Her feature script, Shattering, was included as an Emerging Narrative at the IFP Conference. Her theatrical producing credits include the World Premiere of Mocha by Eleanor Burgess (Austin); the World Premiere of Nights of Noir! by Casey Wilson (Los Angeles); the West Coast Premiere of Orange Lemon Egg Canary by Rinne Groff (Los Angeles); the American Premiere of Clocks and Whistles by Samuel Adamson, (NewYork); Dutchman by LeRoy Jones (New York). She serves on the B. Iden Payne Awards Council of Austin as well as the board of Yale in Hollywood. She has worked in numerous capacities in both film production and development. She is currently the Principal of EVN Productions, an independent film and theatre Production Company, and the Artistic Director of The Filigree Theatre in Austin, TX. To learn more, please visit http://www.elizabethvnewman.com
Stephanie Moore (Producer) has been involved in the film industry for seven years. She has experience as both a production assistant and producer on web-series, features, music videos, and shorts. Her credits include a producing role on Love's Labour's Lost and Dawg Daze. as well as the upcoming 5 Steps to Heaven, and production assisting on Synkhole and #ATown. Her passion for film and filmmakers comes from her work with festivals such as Austin Film Festival and South by Southwest, where she works directly with the filmmakers as a Filmmaker Liaison and Theater Manager for many years. She has worked with such films as Winter in the Blood, Black or White, Beneath the Darkness. Hunger and Burning Bodhi as a Filmmaker Liaison. She is also a festival consultant for The Golden Rut. Stephanie Moore is Co-Managing Director of The Filigree Theatre, and producer of ANY NIGHT in Los Angeles with a slate full of upcoming productions for both theatre and film.
About the Production Companies:
The Filigree Theatre embraces the dual roots of the word 'filigree' (seed and thread) in its mission with an aim to serve both as a 'seed' by incubating, supporting and celebrating emerging artists in Austin and as a 'thread' by forging artistic ties between Austin and theatre communities in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and London. Elizabeth V. Newman serves as Artistic Director and Co-Managing Director and Stephanie Moore serves as Co-Managing Director. To learn more, please visit www.filigreetheatre.com
EVN Productions is an independent Production Company with the goal of creating innovative projects through championing new voices and emerging talent in film and theatre. To date, EVN Productions has produced critically acclaimed works in New York, Los Angeles and in the company's new home of Austin, Texas. To learn more, please visit, www.evnproductionsatx.com
DualMinds is the creative team of Daniel Arnold and Medina Hahn. Their debut play Tuesdays & Sundays premiered at Theatre Network's NextFest in 2000, directed and dramaturged by Wojtek Kozlinski. Tuesdays & Sundays has since toured Canadian Fringes and professional theatres worldwide-including the National Arts Centre, the Edinburgh Festival, Prague, New Mexico, and New York-has garnered numerous awards, and has been listed among the "Best Plays of the Year" in Toronto, Edmonton, Vancouver, and New York. Tuesdays & Sundays was published twice, broadcast as a radio play on CBC and BBC, and has been optioned for a feature film. Any Night is DualMinds's second production. Arnold and Hahn were twice nominated as the Edmonton Mayor's Emerging Artists of the Year, have received ATP's Emerging Artist Scholarship, and for three years mentored with Daniel MacIvor. In 2008 MacIvor bestowed them with the protégé portion of Canada's most prestigious theatre award: the Elinore and Lou Siminovitch Prize. They currently live in Vancouver, BC. For more information, visit www.dualminds.com.
Production History of the play, ANY NIGHT:
The World Premiere of ANY NIGHT was produced by DualMinds, the Production Company of the playwrights Daniel Arnold and Medina Hahn, presented at the Belfry Theatre in Victoria, British Columbia on their Main Stage, February 26 - March 1, 2008. This production was then revised and invited to the National Series of Summerworks Theatre Festival in Toronto, Ontario, August 7 - 17, 2008, sponsored by the Stratford Festival of Canada. The play won Jury Prize for Outstanding New Play at the Summerworks Festival in 2008. Also in 2008 Daniel MacIvor named Daniel Arnold and Medina Hahn as the protégé winners of Canada's most prestigious theatre award, The Elinore and Lou Siminovitch Prize. The play was the Winner of Five Toronto Now Awards for Best Production, Best Direction, Best New Play, Best Performances and Best Design. The Vancouver Courier also named the play one of the Best Productions of the Year.
The production was then remounted, and presented by The Cultch and Touchstone Theatre in Vancouver, British Columbia, October 6 - 17, 2009, and a Edmonton's FTA, October 21 - 31, 2010.
ANY NIGHT premiered Off-Broadway at Theater at the 14th Street, presented by Starry Night Entertainment and The Bridge Theatre Company, June 1 - 19, 2011. ANY NIGHT was developed in part by the British Columbia Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, Theatre Network in Edmonton, Alberta, Workshop West in Edmonton, Alberta, Magic Theatre in San Francisco, CA, Shetler Studios in New York, NY, the Banff Centre Playwrights Colony, the Vancouver Playhouse and the Spirit of British Columbia commission and development program. Versions of ANY NIGHT have received staged readings at the Magic Theatre in San Francisco, the Arthur Seleen Theatre in New York, and at the Vancouver Playhouse. Production and touring of ANY NIGHT have been funded by the British Columbia Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts. Daniel Arnold and Medina Hahn have written a screenplay adaption of ANY NIGHT and it has won the Canada-wide CFF Super Channel Screenplay Award.
ANY NIGHT was presented Austin, TX debut by EVN Productions at The City Theatre, September 22 - October 9, 2016. The current production of the play marks its Los Angeles debut, July 13 - 30, 2017 at The Sacred Fools Theatre in Hollywood, CA. To learn more about the playwrights, Daniel Arnold and Medina Hahn, please visit www.dualminds.com.