FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade and New York Madness Present Reading of COMMONWEALTH
Presented in conjunction with FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade and New York Madness, CommonWealth will have a reading on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 7:30pm at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery), directed by Michele O'Brien. Produced by Alison Preece.
In CommonWealth, Two young women in dire circumstances hatch a plan to propel themselves into a better life, but their decisions set in motion consequences they could never have foreseen. Set on the backdrop of the opioid epidemic, a story about trying to escape your environment when the system is stacked against you.
The cast includes authors Anastasia Rutkowsiki and Niki Hatzidis, who co-wrote Steel Birds, an award-nomintated adaptation of Chekhov's Three Sisters (NYIT nominated for Best Outstanding Full-Length). In addition, Anastasia has appeared as Irene Pavel in Steel Birds (Estrogenious Festival Main stage 2016) and also as Richard III: Duke of Clarence (Dir. Peter Watson). Niki Hatzidis has also appeared as Jeanne in Infinite Variety Production's In Their Footsteps at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and 59E59. The cast also includes Alison Preecea (Corie, Barefoot in the Park, Christine Manning/Clove Creek Dinner Theatre; Beth, A Stroke of Luck, Michael Klausner/Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts) Robbie Dema Jr. (The After Party (Executive at Sink)/Netflix 2018; The Perfect Murder (Peter) ID / Amazon 2017), Drew DeSimone (Edsel Ford in The Cars that Made America/History Channel; Richard Moon in John the Thief/Amazon) and Imogen Williams (Rock And Roll Refugee, Off-Broadway, Royal Family Productions; Legally Blonde Jr., WESS Players).
Michele O'Brien (Director) is a director, writer, and performer. Directing includes Park Plays (Queens Theatre), NY Madness (plays by Jessica Moss & Joshua Young), Love Drunk, and The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals. She's also an improviser and sketch comedy writer, but try not to hold it against her. B.A., Vassar College.
New York Madness takes place every last Sunday of the month at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). Tickets ($10) may be purchased in advance at HYPERLINK "http://www.horseTRADE.info" www.horseTRADE.info.
FRIGID NEW YORK @ HORSE TRADE 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. HYPERLINK "http://www.horseTRADE.info" www.horseTRADE.info