IMPLIED CONSENT Makes World Premiere At Access Theater
A raw, character-driven story of the #MeToo era, IMPLIED CONSENT, written by Sarah Elizabeth Grace and directed by Emily Harford, mines the gray areas of relational power this October 11 - 14 at the Access Theater (380 Broadway, 4th floor, New York, NY ), produced by Badass Lady Productions as part of the Access Association Series. Showtimes are Thursday-Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets can be purchased for $15 online at www.impliedconsentplay.com or at the door.
IMPLIED CONSENT is a play that examines unbalanced power dynamics across two centuries, illuminating how our society has changed for women, and how it has stayed the same. In Implied Consent, writer Tara Rose seeks to reclaim the feminist glory of an ancestor's lost narrative. But when she returns to her Michigan hometown and reconnects with childhood mentor Nick Genovese, both her subject matter Esther - and her own story-start to slip out of her control. The action jumps between mid- nineteenth-century Saginaw, early 2000's suburban Detroit, and the present.
Director Emily Hartford was drawn to Implied Consent not only for its timely theme, but for its unique perspective. "It's a work that's interested in the subtle, pervasive nature of emotional and sexual control," says Hartford. Playwright Sarah Elizabeth Grace wanted to illustrate the complicated nature of patriarchal control. "I'm not interested in villainizing any particular person or gender," Grace explains, "but when a relationship exists in the gray area, it's harder to decipher the helpful and the harmful."
The cast features Sarah Elizabeth Grace (Off Broadway: A Clockwork Orange); Matt W. Cody* (House of Cards, Netflix) ; Morgan McGuire (The Sea Concerto, Flux Theatre Ensemble); Adriana Jones (Vivien on the Rocks, Theater Row); Brendan Patrick Connor* (Spider-Man 2); and Ryan Desaulniers (The Rover, Torn Out Theater). *Actors are appearing courtesy of the Actor's Equity Association.
The production team includes Sienna Gonzalez (lighting design), Ned Massey (sound design), Emily Rose Parman (costume design), and Britt Berke (assistant director).