The New Natives to Premiere Charly Clive's CAMEL at UNDER St. Marks
FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade in association with The New Natives will present the World Premiere of Charly Clive's CAMEL, directed by Michael Bradshaw Flynn, April 13-23 at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A) with performances on Thursday, April 13 at 7:30pm, Friday, April 14 at 7:30pm, Saturday, April 15 at 2pm & 7:30pm, Sunday, April 16 at 7:30pm, Monday, April 17 at 8:30pm. Thursday, April 20 at 7:30pm, and Sunday, April 23 at 7:30pm. Tickets ($25) may be purchased in advance at www.horseTRADE.info. The performance will run approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission.
In a small town in suburban America, a town in Virginia, a town with no quarry, Gus Steinem is experiencing loss for the first time. It's been a week since his estranged high school love, Louie was found dead and even though he hasn't seen her for years, suddenly she's everywhere. Camel is a dark comedy about lost love, definite loss and marijuana.
The cast will feature Joel Brady (North of Providence at The WorkShop Theater; Z...The Beginning of Everything on Amazon) Jillian Geurts (The Collector at 59E59), Karen Johal (Me and the Girls: A Noel Coward Musical), and Anthony Severance (Man with Beard) with Sound Design by Isaiah David, Costume Design by Jason Frey, and Lighting Design by Ali Hall. The production Stage Manager will be Mollie Downes.
CHARLY CLIVE (Playwright) is an English/American playwright who has lived in New York for the last four years and in her time here has been fortunate enough to have her US writing debut with the play On Prosperity as well as work as Associate Playwright on Douglas Carter-Beane's Shows For Days at Lincoln Center. Winner of the Breaking Ground award for new writing at the Origin Theatre Company for her comedy Safety Dance, Charly also co-wrote the sketch show What's Your Fracking Problem? which premiered in Brooklyn, New York and was a benefit in aid of The Pituitary Foundation. And was the co-writer of the award-winning, sell out show Britney at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, London VAULT festival.
Michael Bradshaw FLYNN (Director) is the founder and producing artistic director for The Scranton Shakespeare Festival. Michael can also be found associate directing for Broadway legend Jack O' Brien on projects like the starry, Broadway satire, It's Only A Play and The Front Page revival, produced by Scott Rudin. Michael assisted Broadway and Television Director, Scott Ellis on his new play DADA WOOF PAPA HOT and has worked alongside Broadway and Hollywood writer Douglas Carter Beane.
THE NEW NATIVES We at The New Natives believe no story is too large or too small and our mission is to create a platform for writers, directors, actors, and designers who want to tell those stories. We want to bring theatre back to the people, by making affordable and accessible theatre for audiences from all corners of society. We aim to have no target demographic. We strive for artistic excellence and professionalism whether we are presenting work in its earliest fetal stages, or mounting full-scale productions. We aim to create an exchange between artist, audience and community, finding ways to give back and break down the wall between "the art" and the people watching it. Go to www.thenewnatives.net for more information.
FRIGID NEW YORK is a theater development group with a focus on new work that produces a massive quantity of stimulating downtown theater every season. FRIGID's Resident Artist Program offers a home to a select group of Independent theater artists, pooling together a great deal of talent and energy. FRIGID New York grew out of the annual FRIGID Festival, the first and only festival of its kind in New York City to offer artists 100% of their box office proceeds, and Horse Trade Theater Group, a self-sustaining theater development and management group.