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Cast Announced for Everyday Inferno Theatre Company's AFTER I WAS FREE at Dixon Place

Everyday Inferno Theatre Company is thrilled to announce casting for After I Was Free, presented by Dixon Place.

In After I Was Free, Everyday Inferno presents in-progress excerpts from Caroline Angell's original musical adaptation of the biblical story of Susanna and the Elders, with music by Grace Oberhofer.

After I Was Free is directed by Anaïs Koivisto. Christopher Zander is the Musical Director, Katherine Sommer is the producer, and Frances Swanson is the Production Stage Manager. The cast is led by Joell Weil (Village Theatre) as Susanna, and features Dax Dupuy, Jarrad Biron Green (West Side Story, National Tour), Natalie Martzial, Melvinna Rose, Rita Suri, Daniel Scott Walton (Goodspeed Opera House, Commonwealth Shakespeare Co.), and Nicholas Yenson (Arena Stage, Signature Theatre).

Susanna said NO. Only God heard.

The beautiful Susanna is cornered by two elders of the town while bathing naked in her garden. They offer her an impossible choice: submit to their desires, or resist and face slander and public trial. Her decision, and the repercussions that follow, sets the stage for a powerful and unnervingly contemporary examination of slut-shaming, rape culture, and the exploitation of women's sexuality in popular media.

Everyday Inferno Theatre Company creates adventurous theatrical productions of new or rarely produced texts with a focus on telling women's stories in a unique, entertaining, and accessible manner. We embrace and exceed the limitations of low-budget theatre, exploring nontraditional spaces, stagecraft, and storytelling. We are committed to developing a diverse audience by producing work that is large in scope while keeping our production costs (and ticket prices) at a minimum. Through our work, we prove that stories focused on women can be universally enjoyable and relatable.

An artistic incubator since 1986, Dixon Place is a Bessie and Obie Award-winning non-profit institution committed to supporting the creative process by presenting original works of theater, dance, music, puppetry, circus arts, literature & visual art at all stages of development. Presenting over 1000 creators a year, this local haven inspires & encourages diverse artists of all stripes & callings to take risks, generate new ideas & consummate new practices. The artist's experience is given top priority through our professional atmosphere and remuneration, and their process is enhanced through the reaction of our adventurous audiences. Dixon Place is a local haven for creativity as well as an international model for the open exploration of the process of creation.

Tickets are currently on sale and cost $12 for students, seniors, and idNYC card holders, $15 for advance purchase, and $18 at the door. The Dixon Place Lounge is open before and after the show, and you can bring your drink in the theater! Bar proceeds directly support DP's artists and mission.

For more information on the production, visit www.everydayinferno.com/AfterIWasFree and dixonplace.org/performances/after-i-was-free.


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