Out of the Box Theatrics Announces Cast of NEXUS
Producing Artistic Director Elizabeth Flemming and Out of the Box Theatrics is proud to announce the new reading series Building the Box. Curated by Associate Artistic Director, Ethan Paulini, this new series features 3 new pieces that are being considered for full production in the 2018 (and beyond) season. With a renewed commitment to World, American and New York Premieres, this series is designed to give OOTB subscribers and patrons unprecedented access to the programming process, the opportunity to provide feedback to an in progress new play and get a sneak peek into what is ahead, not only from OOTB, but from some of America's most exciting new playwrights.
The series kicks off September 25 with Danielle Mohlman's Nexus directed by Amiee Turner and featuring Gigi Marie and Ryan Wright. The reading will take place at 7:30pm at Alice's Tea Cup, 220 E. 81st St. between 2nd and 3rd Avenue. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. A limited number of series passes for $30 are also available. For tickets and info visit www.ootbtheatrics.com or email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
When two iPhone-armed strangers meet at a bus stop in Washington, DC, they're entirely unprepared to spend three years falling in and out of love with each other. But, of course, that's exactly what happens. This unexpectedly honest and refreshingly modern love story explores what transpires when two people become addicted to each other - putting them metaphorically on display at the Museum of Broken Relationships.
Out of the Box Theatrics, led by Founder and Producing Artistic Director Elizabeth Flemming and Associate Artistic Director Ethan Paulini, is a New York-based, nonprofit Actors' Equity producing organization, dedicated to producing new and classic works while challenging audiences to experience work outside of their expectations. Committed to hiring a diverse company of actors, regardless of gender, race, creed, ethnicity, or physical handicap, Out of The Box Theatrics allows audiences to experience work from a fresh perspective in site-specific locations. 2017 marks their first full season, following their 2016 inaugural production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown and this year's production of "Master Harold"...and the Boys and The Owl and the Pussycat . The season concludes in December with Jason Robert Brown's Songs for a New World. This season will also feature the new reading series Building the Box, a series of open mics and many special events. The series will continue on October 16 with Brooke Ciardelli and Oscar Blustin's From the Manor Torn directed by Joseph C. Walsh and November 6 with David Caudle's Damsel. For more information, visit www.ootbtheatrics.com.
About the Artists
Danielle Mohlman is a nationally produced feminist playwright based in Seattle, WA. Her plays have been produced by Rorschach Theatre, Forum Theatre, dog & pony dc, Hubbard Hall, the One Minute Play Festival, the Atlas Intersections Festival, Pinky Swear Productions, and Field Trip Theatre. Her plays have been developed at the Cherry Lane Theatre, the Kennedy Center, Arena Stage, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and the Sewanee Writers' Conference. The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities named Danielle a finalist for the Larry Neal Writers' Award for Dramatic Writing in both 2012 (for Stopgap) and 2014 (for Nexus) and she was the recipient of the DCCAH Artist Fellowship from 2014 to 2015. Her play Nexus is among the 2015 Honorable Mentions on The Kilroys list. In 2016, Danielle studied with Naomi Iizuka and Ken Weitzman at the Sewanee Writers' Conference. In 2017, Dust was a semifinalist for the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center's National Playwrights Conference. Earlier this year, her election play Halcyon received a reading at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Danielle is an alumnus of Emerson College and Playwrights' Arena at Arena Stage, part of the New Play Institute. daniellemohlman.com
Amiee Turner began her career at a very young age and never stopped blazing a unique trail. While still a teenager Amiee had already toured as Kristine in A Chorus Line and Cassandra in CATS and made her Broadway debut in David Merrick's 42nd Street. She quickly established herself as a NYC actress and added another 5 Broadway shows to her list of credits. As an actress, Amiee is a proud member of AEA. She has toured the USA and Europe and played many regional theatres including The Huntington and Goodspeed. Her work as a director began in Connecticut and has taken her up and down the East Coast. As a producer she oversaw 23productions at Theatre By The Sea, 42 productions at Ocean State Theatre, founded A.I.S.O.P. Theatre Co. in NYC, and produced and starred in the award winning independent film Sunday on the Rocks with Tony Award winners Cady Huffman and Julie White. Amiee currently travels across the country as an actor and director and teaching audition workshops at the university level. Other job titles Amiee has held include restaurant manager, Director of Entertainment for an NBA-D League team, Development Director for a major regional theatre, choreographer and mother of two college age kids.
Ms. Turner is pleased to bring her director's eye to Out of the Box Theatrics' Building the Box Series. Her work as a director began in Connecticut almost two decades ago and has primarily taken her up and down the East Coast. Her directing credits run the gamut from the two person play Grace & Glorie (Playhouse on the Green), to a production of Babes in Arms that included 58 children (Stamford Children's Theatre), to Katie Couric's star studded benefit presentation of West Side Story with a 30 piece orchestra at the Waldorf Astoria, to envisioning the original, commissioned work Zap! from playwright Eric Coble (Florida Rep). Other favorite credits include the IRNE nominated production of John Patrick Shanley's play Doubt (OSTC), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (TBTS) winner of Motif RI Best Professional Production, and Sunday in The Park with George (North Carolina Summer Rep).
Ryan Wright: Off-Broadway: The Gayest Christmas Pageant Ever (Actors' Playhouse). NYC: Browsing (Fringe), Woodhull (Fringe), Small Talk (Man. Theatre Rep). Film/Television: The Anonymous Lives of John and Jane,That's A Wrap, Shadow of Doubt, Mysteries at the Museum, The Hunt with John Walsh, Graft. Thanks to OOTB for letting me play. www.ryandouglaswright.wix.com/home. @ryguybread
Gigi Marie is a west coast native who made the move to NYC in November. She is a recent college graduate from AMDA: College and Conservatory of Performing Arts where she received a BFA in Musical Theater. She is thrilled to be working with "Out of the Box Theatrics'. Find more at imgigimarie.com!