LOVE To Open As Part Of New York Theatre Festival- Winterfest

LOVE To Open As Part Of New York Theatre Festival- Winterfest"Love" tells the on-again off-again love story of Scott (Patrick Cannon) and Claire (Ashley Kate Adams). 45 minutes before Claire leaves for the church on her wedding day, Scott arrives to try and convince her that they really are meant to be. A story of lost love, or is it love that never should have been? The story puts the focus on character and performance, and the road to performance strives to do exactly that.

Borrowing from the world of software development this story has been attacked with a matter of "scrum development"; worked on simultaneously as a film and a stage play. While the two mediums demand very different things, discoveries in one process have lead to more discoveries in the other. By mid-January 2018, not only will the play have been produced as part of the New York Theater Festival - Winterfest, the short film will have been shot and be in the can.

Ashley Kate Adams* (Claire) - Broadway & 1st National Tour: Colette in "La Cage Aux Folles", Off - Broadway: Athena in "The Anthem", Title Role in "Gay Bride of Frankenstein", TV & Film: "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" (NETFLIX), "Pitching Tents" (Meritage Pictures), "Rules of Cool" (FULLSCREEN), "Royal Pains" (USA), "MULLIGAN" (AKA Studio Productions). VO: True Detective (HBO), Michael J. Fox Show (NBC). Regional Highlights: Miss Dorothy in "Thoroughly Modern Millie" at Paper Mill Playhouse & Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Young Edie in Regional Premiere of "Grey Gardens" & Pippi in "Great American Trailer Park" (ETC). Proud Producer at AKA Studio Productions: "photo op", "Rules of Cool", "ACE", "Mulligan", "The Dodgers". She also inspired & Co-Produced the film "Beauty Mark" which debuted at the 2017 LA Film Festival. BFA: CCM. Incredible Reps: Abrams & 44 West Entertainment! @ashleykateadams www.ashleykateadams.com

Patrick Cannon* (Scott) was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. LOVE is Patrick's New York Theater debut. He has worked throughout the country with companies that include Pittsburgh Public Theater, Drury Lane Theatre, Pittsburgh CLO, City Theatre, The Strange Tree Group, Steppenwolf Theater Garage Rep, Stage 773, Front Porch Theatricals, Bricolage Production Company, No Name Players, Street Tempo Theater, The Barnstormers Theatre, Cape May Stage, Stage Right, Totem Pole Playhouse, and The REP at Pittsburgh Playhouse. Patrick is the creator of the upcoming TV series MULLIGAN and a Master of Fine Arts Candidate in Screenwriting/Playwriting at Point Park University.

*denotes member of Actor's Equity Association

The production team includes writer and director A.S. Freeman, Ally Beans, Lori Kay, and Ann Beyersdorfer.

A.S. Freeman is the Artistic Director of Ozark Actors Theatre, where he recently directed the BroadwayWorld.com St. Louis nominated On Golden Pond. He has previously directed his show When Johnny Comes Marching Home in the New York Theater Festival - Winterfest, as well as a developmental production of Love in Chicago. Upcoming projects include The Sunset Limited by Cormac McCarthy at Bluff City Theater, as well as Violet and A One-Woman Christmas Carol. Both at Ozark Actors Theatre. He holds an MFA in Directing from Western Illinois University.

Ally Beans is a Casting Director (Partner, Eisenberg/Beans Casting) and Producer in New York City. Casting projects include TV: Camp, Mulligan, Homeland (Season 6). FILM: Who We Are Now (TIFF, Rome Film Fest), Bite Me, Chandler, Extra Innings. THEATRE: Gettin' The Band Back Together (Broadway), Baghdaddy (off-Broadway), as well as projects with Bedlam, Folger Theatre, Dallas Theater Center, Ivoryton Playhouse, NYMF, and more. Ally is a 2018 Artios Nominee for her work on The New Group's production of Sweet Charity starring Sutton Foster. She is currently developing an independent feature 'Miracle Child' and serves on the Advisory Board at The Firehouse Theatre in Dallas, Texas.

Lori Kay holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre-Acting (Honors) with a Minor in Music Business from Western Illinois University, as well as additional performance training from Joseph Bernard, Chris Bearde and The Second City. She currently serves as New York Director of the Talent Managers Association, leads masterclasses as a guest artist at multiple universities around the country and is currently producing on multiple film, television and stage projects.

Ann Beyersdorfer (Scenic Design) is a New York based environmental and visual storyteller. Her set designs have been featured across New York, regionally, nationally and on television, including venues such as The Davenport, 59E59, Theater Row, Williamstown Theater Festival, NYMF, The Guild Hall, The Hudson Theater (LA), Sharon Playhouse, and with Optimum TV. Recent designs include the critically acclaimed AFTERGLOW, THE NIGHT ALIVE, and THE DODGERS, and the award winning touring production of THE BOX SHOW where she received best set design in the NYC United Solo Festival. As an associate designer she has worked on productions on broadway, off-broadway, and internationally including the 2017 Tony Award winning Broadway production, JITNEY, by August Wilson (des. David Gallo), the PHISH NYE concert at Madison Square Garden (dir. David Gallo), CINDERELLA in Moscow and PETER PAN in Beijing (des. David Gallo), and the upcoming production of SAMSON ET DALILA at the Metropolitan Opera (des. Alexander Dodge). Ann is a member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829 and a graduate of Syracuse University where she studied theater design and architecture.

Tickets available at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3167637 and at the door for $23 cash.

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