New Adaptation of MISS JULIE to Debut at Access Theater This Month

New Adaptation of MISS JULIE to Debut at Access Theater This Month

Strindberg's divisive and controversial play, Miss Julie, will premiere in a new adaptation this May at Access Theater in TriBeCa.

The script will be adapted by up and coming playwright, Garrett David Kim, a staff member at the 52nd St Project; directed by Andrew Watkins (The Skin of Our Teeth, Doll's House and The Father at TFANA).

Miss Julie tells the story of Julie and Jean, who desperately long to break free from the lives they were born into. When the sexual tension between the two reaches a boiling point on Midsummer Night's Eve, the barriers of class and gender fall away leaving them to grapple with both their dependence and the oppressive nature of these societal forces.

The new staging will tackle modern gender and class politics head on and speak to an America that is struggling to re-examine and define its core values. This is Andrew's second time directing the play and has done extensive work on Strindberg and his contemporaries' plays. The production will be designed by lighting designer, Oona Curley (Underground Railroad Game, Ars Nova + international tour); costume designer Christopher Metzger, (Sweat, Public Theater + Broadway); set designer Yu-Ting Lin (Made in China, 59e59); and sound designer Valentine Monfeuga (Sundown and Yellow Moon, Women's Project + Ars Nova).

IF YOU GO:

Miss Julie NYC

Co-produced by The Tribe: an artistic community dedicated to producing challenging theater in intimate spaces. www.thetribenyc.com

At Access Theater at 380 Broadway, New York, NY 10013. 3rd Floor.

Performances:
Fri, May 12 at 8:00 pm
Sat, May 13 at 8:00 pm
Sun, May 14 at 2:30 and 8:00pm
Thur, May 18 at 8:00pm
Fri, May 19 at 8:00 pm
Sat, May 20 at 2:30 and 8:00pm
Sun, May 21 at 2:30

More information at missjulienyc.com.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

Julie: Marina Shay
NYC Credits include Eurydice in Eurydice at Columbia Stages and Emily Dickinson: Paranormal Investigator. Regional credits include Great Expectations: Estella/Biddy (Syracuse Stage), Ivanov: Sasha (Trinity Repertory Company), Iphigenia 2.0: Iphigenia (Cleveland Public Theater), Pulse (The Guthrie), Cyrano De Bergerac: Roxanne (Heartwood Theater), Bus Stop (Oberlin Summer Theater Festival) and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Oberlin Summer Theater Festival). Favorite educational credits include Twelfth Night: Olivia (Brown/Trinity Rep), In The Next Room (Brown/Trinity Rep) and Stone Cold Dead Serious (Brown/Trinity Rep). MFA Acting: Brown/Trinity Rep, BA: Oberlin College. Representation: DGRW, Inc. More info at marinashay.com.

Jean: Austin Reed Alleman
Off Broadway: The Skin of Our Teeth (Theatre for a New Audience). Other theatre credits include Romeo in Romeo and Juliet (New Orleans Shakespeare Festival), Cymbeline (New Orleans Shakespeare Festival), Marat/Sade (Purchase Rep), Stage Door (Purchase Rep), Spring Awakening (Southern Rep), and To Kill a Mockingbird (NOCCA Stage Comapny). Composer for Ten Days in a Madhouse (Strangemen and Co.) and The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Purchase Rep). BFA: SUNY Purchase Acting Conservatory. www.austinreedalleman.com

Christine: Dan'yelle Williamson
Dan'yelle Williamson is a Broadway veteran with a passion for storytelling. She was last seen as Deloris Van Cartier in Sister Act at St. Louis Stages. Williamson was nominated Best Actress for Broadway World's St. Louis Award! Other credits include four time Tony Award Winning Broadway show "Memphis," "Scandalous" and "Rocky." Also seen as Nala on the "National Lion King Tour," Elphaba in "Wicked" Chicago, and Nina Simone in the Off-Broadway Production of Soul Doctor. Her voice can be heard on the Motion Picture Soundtrack, 12 Years A Slave. www.danyellewilliamson.com

Director: Andrew Watkins
Andrew is a theater director based in New York and Minneapolis. He has adapted and directed: Miss Julie, Hedda Gabler and Dostoevsky's A Gentle Spirit. He directed the premiere of Garrett David Kim's The Buck and has directed True West, The Dumb Waiter, Before You Go. As an assistant director he has worked at Theatre for a New Audience: The Skin of Our Teeth, The Father and Doll's House (all directed by Arin Arbus); The Guthrie: The Lion in Winter; Allentown Shakespeare in the Park: The Comedy of Errors; Fordham University: Measure for Measure. He served as a directing apprentice at Toneelgroep Amsterdam: De Dinge die Voorbijgaan, a production for the Ruhtriennale Festival in Germany (directed by Ivo Van Hove). Training: B.A. Theater Directing, Fordham University; London Dramatic Academy and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. andrewwatkinstheatre.com

Adapted by: Garrett David Kim
Garrett is an interdisciplinary theater-maker and educator based in New York City. Recent projects include: Kim's Fine Food (playwright, 2017 Finalist - Blue Ink Playwriting Award), Blood Wedding (director), Loveish (playwright), The Great American Novel Project (deviser/director), The Buck (playwright), Pilot's Wings (playwright). Proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America. Garrett currently works as the Program Director at The 52nd Street Project, which creates original theater with youth in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan. Fordham, B.A.

Set Design: Yu-Ting Lin

Yu-ting Lin is a set designer based in New York. She has worked for theater, film, concerts and exhibitions. Originally from Taiwan, she got her MFA degree from Tisch school of the Arts in NYU. Recent credits including Made in China (off-Broadway ), You've Got a Gift(musical). Her production design work Ping Pong won the Student Visionary Award in 2016 TriBeCa Film Festival.

Costume Design: Christopher Metzger

Christopher Metzger is a Brooklyn based designer working in theatre, dance, and opera. Recent work includes: Moonlight & Magnolias (Mill Mountain Theatre), Julius Caesar (The Acting Company) world premiers of Samuel Hunter's, The Healing (Theatre Breaking Through Barriers), and Lawerence Dial's DANNYKRISDONNAVERONICA (Wheelhouse Theatre Company), Episodes (Indianapolis City Ballet), To Kill a Mockingbird (Perseverance Theatre), and Mothership (New York City Ballet, Choreographers Institute). His work with the Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance Company has been seen around the world including; Beijing International Contemporary Dance Festival, Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, American Dance Guild, and Danspace Project. Associate credits include: Sweat (Broadway), The Public Theatre, Santa Fe Opera, Theatre for a New Audience, Glimmerglass Opera. MFA, NYU. Proud member Local USA 829. www.christophermetzgerdesign.com

Lighting Design: Oona Curley

Oona Curley is a lighting and scenic designer. Recent: The Light Princess (Arden Theatre), Underground Railroad Game (ArsNova + International Tour), Krazytown (Playwrights Downtown), A New Brain (Theatre Horizon), Sweat & Tears (M34 Productions), An Intimate Evening with Typhoid Mary (The New Ohio), 1989 (Columbia Stages), peer@me (NYU/Tisch), Café le Monde (Columbia University), Loveplay/Play Money (La MaMa), The Importance of Being Ernest Hemingway (M34 Productions), Yermedea (Soulographie Festival, La MaMa), 4.48 Psychosis (M34 Productions). Nominee: Princess Grace Award. Recipient: J.S. Seidman Award for Design Excellence, Weston Award for Design, Zonta Award for Theatre Arts. MFA NYU/Tisch. www.oonacurley.com.

Sound Design: Valentine Monfeuga

Born and raised in France, Valentine moved to New York and graduated from Binghamton University in 2014 with a degree in theatrical design. She now works as a freelance Sound Designer and Audio Engineer in New York City and regionally. Recent NYC credits: Sundown, Yellow Moon (WP Theatre, Ars Nova), Anne Boleyn for Class President (Dixon Place), Across the Park (Araca Project, John Cullum Theatre), Harry and the Thief (The Habitat, Robert Moss Theatre), OKAY (UglyRhino, Central Arts), RETREAT/Electra (Two Headed Monster, Access Theatre) Regional credits: Quixote (HOWL, MSU), Importance of Being Ernest (Cider Mill Playhouse), Orpheus in the Berkshires (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Sweeney Todd (TriCities Opera, Forum Theatre).

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