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Cady Huffman, Adrienne C. Moore, Alysia Reiner, Laura Gómez, And Ashley Williams Join The Cast Of WOMEN ON FIRE

Cady Huffman, Adrienne C. Moore, Alysia Reiner, Laura Gómez, And Ashley Williams Join The Cast Of WOMEN ON FIRE

Royal Family Productions (Chris Henry, Artistic Director), a Times Square based non-profit theatre company known for its innovative productions and development of new original work, is proud to announce Women on Fire: Scorching the Dividing Lines. After a successful workshop in spring, Royal Family is pumped to bring back the second installment of the Women on Fire series for 2 NIGHTS ONLY.

Women on Fire: Scorching the Dividing Lines written by Royal Family's Artistic Director, Chris Henry as Told by a Group of Anonymous Women and will take place on Saturday, October 20th at 6:30 pm and Sunday, October 21st at 6:30 pm. Runtime is 70 minutes. Tickets are $50; $100; $250 and can be purchased by clicking www.royalfamilyproductions.org

Royal Family is turning up the heat with Women on Fire: Scorching the Dividing Lines - the second installment in the Women on Fire series. This show will dig even deeper into questions on the current "State of Our Union" as America heads into midterm elections. All proceeds will benefit Royal Family's Emerging Artist Program.

The cast includes Cady Huffman (Broadway: Chicago, The Producers), Adrienne C. Moore TV: "Orange is the New Black," "30 Rock"), Alysia Reiner (TV: "Orange is the New Black," Film: Sideways), Laura Gómez (TV: "Orange is the New Black," "Show Me a Hero"), and Ashley Williams (Broadway: A Time To Kill, TV: "How I Met Your Mother") join previously announced Kathleen Chalfant (Broadway: Angels in America, M. Butterfly), Maddie Corman (Broadway: Picnic. TV: "When We Rise," "Younger"), Constance Shulman (TV: "Orange is the New Black," "Broad City"), Cynthia Mace (RFP: Safe Home, Angels in America at Mark Taper Forum), and Laila Robins (Broadway: Heartbreak House, The Real Thing. TV: "Homeland," "Deception"). Other cast members include Steffanie Leigh (Broadway: War Paint, Mary Poppins), Liana Sta. Ana (Broadway: Miss Saigon), Stephanie Jae Park (Broadway: War Paint), Gargi Mukherjee (Film: It's Free), and Gina Naomi Baez (TV: Spike Lee's "She's Gotta Have It Too," "Orange is the New Black"). The dance ensemble includes Kara Menendez, Musa Hitomi, Alyssa Ness, and Kiersten Foster. The creative team includes Chris Henry (Writer/ Director), Cheyenne Sykes (Lighting, Scenic, and Costume Design), Lars Jacobsen (Original Music), Chet Miller (Sound Design), Jessica Wu (Associate Director), and Lorna Ventura (Choreographer).

Tickets are $50 (General Admission); $100 (Preferred Seating); $250 (VIP) and can be purchased by clicking www.royalfamilyproductions.org

ROYAL FAMILY is led fearlessly by Artistic Director Chris Henry. Over the past ten seasons, Henry has produced over 600 performances, created 1,900 employment opportunities for artists, been twice nominated for the Zelda Fichandler Award from the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, and won the New England Theater Conference Regional Directors Award.

Jessica Wu joined Royal Family Productions as Associate Artistic Director in 2017. As a performer, Jessica has worked extensively on Broadway (Miss Saigon, A Chorus Line), Off-Broadway, Regionally, and in TV and Film. Jessica's written stage works include Brass Heart the musical and YOU, ME, I, WE. She has served as the Associate Director for Women on Fire: Stories from the Frontlines, thoughts of a COLORED MAN on a day when the sun set too early, and MM2000. www.jessica-wu.com

Lorna Ventura is a director/choreographer with a long list of credits, from Broadway to Film and Television. Some favorite Original Company Broadway credits include Wicked - Performer, Grease - Performer, All Shook Up - Associate Choreographer, Nice Work if You Can Get it - SDC Observership Recipient to Kathleen Marshall, Trip of Love, Associate Choreographer, Gypsy of the Year 2018 Opening number - Choreographer. Lorna is thrilled to be a part of the Royal Family again and contribute as a member of this creative team. She has had the pleasure of choreographing and conceiving movement for Brass Heart the musical, Anne of Green Gables and Women on Fire.

ROYAL FAMILY's mission is to galvanize the Times Square community by cultivating raw talent, collaborating with seasoned artists, and inspiring audiences with a diversity of lion-hearted theatre. To us, everyone in the theatre community is not only royalty but family. Our programs and productions lift artists at all stages of their careers. We don't want to tell just any story: we want to best serve artists in telling their own stories. In today's political and social climate, it is also more important than ever to celebrate all voices-especially those underrepresented in the traditional theatre space. At Royal Family, we celebrate the work of female artists, playwrights of color, works with LGBTQIA themes, and artists of all ages and body types.

Royal Family has been a creative incubator of original, humanistic plays for over a decade. Bravery and fearlessness are imperative to our process. Artists and audiences alike are challenged in a creative safe space to explore the humor and the tangled truths of the human condition. As actor and first-time playwright Anthony Rapp (Rent, Dazed and Confused, Star Trek: Discovery) observes, "Royal Family is committed to truthful, heartfelt, alive, theatrical storytelling. It's vital to the human experience and hard to come by."

Royal Family was established in 2007 by Katie Avebe, Mary Bernardi, Chris Henry and Andy Theodorou as a home for artists wishing to challenge and transform the traditional theatre canon. Since its launch, Royal Family has developed lasting relationships with highly regarded theatre professionals such as Kathleen Chalfant (Angels in America, Tony-Nominee Wit) and Anthony Rapp (Rent, If/Then, Dazed and Confused); and has partnered with artists including Scott Adsit (30 Rock), Alec Baldwin (30 Rock, Orphans, The Hunt For Red October, The Departed), John Cariani (Tony Nominee Fiddler on the Roof, The Band's Visit, Something Rotten), Elizabeth A. Davis (Tony Nominee Once, Caucasian Chalk Circle, 39 Steps), Ali Ewoldt (Broadway: The King and I, Les Mis), Cady Huffman (Tony Winner The Producers, Tony Nominee The Will Rogers Follies), and Lorna Ventura (Wicked, All Shook Up). Our productions have been reviewed by The New York Times, Time Out,


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