Stable Cable to Present World Premiere of Lindsay Joy's IN THE EVENT OF MY DEATH, 8/6-21

IRT will present Stable Cable Lab Co.'s World Premiere of Lindsay Joy's IN THE EVENT OF MY DEATH, directed by Padraic Lillis (NYIT Outstanding Director Award for Rise and Fall of a Teenage Cyberqueen), August 6-21 at IRT Theater (154 Christopher Street, third floor) with performances Wednesday through Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 3pm & 7pm, Sunday at 3pm, and Monday at 7pm. Tickets ($18; $20 at the door) are available online at or by calling Brown Paper Tickets 1-800-838-3006. The performance will run approximately 1 hour, and 45 minutes, with an intermission.

Eight former high school friends, now in their mid-twenties, reunite for an impromptu night of mourning and celebration after the suicide of a mutual friend. Finding themselves divided by geography, sexual orientation, religious belief, and ultimately their own prejudices, it's hard to remember what bonded them together in the first place. When shocking details surrounding their friend's death bubble to the surface, they may never find their way back to each other without losing themselves in the process.

Stable Cable's World Premiere of Lindsay Joy's In the Event of My Death was developed through The Farm Theater's College Collaboration program with Ashland University in Ohio, Centre College in Kentucky, and Clark University in Massachusetts.

The cast will feature Stable Cable ensemble members Lisa Jill Anderson, Lillith Fallon, Breanna Foister, Cory Kosel, Ian Poake, John Racioppo, Samantha Strelitz (The Qualifications of Douglas Evans at Walkerspace; HBO's "Vinyl") and Kara Young (Pretty Hunger at The Public).

The production team will include Lighting Design by Katy Atwell, Costume Design by Irma Brainard, Sound Design by Andy Evan Cohen, Scenic Design by Doss Freel, and Props Design by Andrew Hennelly with Producer Margaret Santa Maria and Production Stage Manager Allison Queen.

Stable Cable Lab Co. is currently raising money for their production of In the Event of My Death. Their fundraising goal is $16,000 and the campaign ends on July 1st. To make a tax-deductible donation, visit

Lindsay Joy (Playwright) was born and bred on the mean streets of rural New Hampshire and has since become a Brooklyn transplant. She's a proud member of the all-lady, ass-kicking Beehive Collective, and the Amoralists 'Wright Club. Her play The Cleaners will be performed in August as a part of the Sam French OOB festival. Most recently, she served as Co-Artistic Director to the award-winning LabRats Theater Company. The Rats' production of her full-length play, The Rise and Fall of a Teenage Cyberqueen, garnered two NYIT Awards, including Outstanding Premiere Production of a Play and Outstanding Director for Padraic Lillis. Mr. Lillis commissioned her to helm the first College Collaboration project of The Farm Theater. The resulting play, In the Event of My Death was produced at Ashland University, Centre College and Clark University. Her short play, Clinch, was a part of Vertigo Theater Company's Bareknuckle at Gleason's Gym in Brooklyn alongside pieces by Pia Zankel and Lucy Thurber. Her play, The Unearthing, was a part of the newTACTics festival in the summer of 2012 and was presented in the Ground Up New Works Festival the winter of that same year. In 2001, Lindsay won the award for best short play at the Kennedy Center's American College Theater Festival for her piece Life, Love and a 7-11.

Padraic Lillis (Director) is the founding Artistic Director of The Farm Theater. He was awarded the NYIT Award for Outstanding Director for Lindsay Joy's Rise and Fall of a Teenage Cyberqueen, Overall Excellence Award from NY International Fringe Festival for Lee Kaplan's Bully, and inducted into the Indie Theater Hall of Fame. Other solo shows he has directed are Adina Taubman's award winning show - A Line In The Sand (a documentary show about Columbine), Kelly Kinsella's When Thoughts Attack, and How To Do A One Person Show, and he wrote and performs his own solo show How To Survive Crack Addiction. His plays have been produced nationally and are published with Dramatist Play Services and Indie Theater Now. His film Hand Over Hand, which he wrote and directed, was awarded Best Short Film at the Milan International Film Festival. He taught at NYU's Department of Dramatic Writing and helped design and led the education programming for LAByrinth Theater Company for ten years. Padraic was awarded the Dayton Hudson Distinguished Artist Fellowship. He is a member of LAByrinth Theater Company and a life long Yankee fan.

Stable Cable Lab Co. Founded in 2011 by a group of emergent artists, STABLE CABLE LAB CO. is a 501(C) nonprofit organization that strives to create an environment for new work and theater artists to flourish. We do this through developmental readings and workshops, ensemble laboratories and full-fledged productions. We are dedicated to producing new plays that are intrinsically theatrical, ensemble-driven and bold. Past productions include Because Me and Live From the Surface of the Moon by Max Baker (recipient of an LMCC MCAF grant) at The Wild Project, the workshop production of Nibbler by Ken Urban, Accidents Waiting to Happen by Jonathan Libman (IRT), the devised piece I Love You More Than All the Stars in the Sky by Emily Daly (featured in foolsFURY's Factory Parts in San Francisco in the Summer of 2013), the devised piece The Eden Project (Dream Up Festival at Theater for the New City and The Bridge Theater), the World Premiere of Barter (Or, Stealing Other People's Credit Cards) by Emily Daly (Washington DC Capital Fringe), and the annual LiveWire Short Play Festival in 2014, 2015, and 2016 featuring works by playwrights including Halley Feiffer, Christopher Gabriel Nuñez, Nat Cassidy, Breanna Foister, Emily Daly, and more.

IRT Theater is a grassroots laboratory for independent theater and performance in New York City, providing space and support to a new generation of artists. Tucked away in the old Archive Building in Greenwich Village, IRTs mission is to build a community of emerging and established artists by creating a home for the development and presentation of new work. Some of the artists we have supported include Young Jean Lee, Reggie Watts and Mike Daisey.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Office of Council Member Corey Johnson and The Nancy Quinn Fund, a project of ART-NY. Kori Rushton, Artistic Director. For info visit

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