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The Assembly, EST/Youngblood & More Set for THE GREEN PLAYS 2.0

F*It Club, the New York Innovative Award-winning film and theatre company, joins acclaimed partner companies The Assembly, EST/Youngblood, The Mad Ones, Naked Angels, Slant Theatre Project and The TEAM at The Green Building in Brooklyn with GAP Presents! The Green Plays 2.0, seven new short plays developed and created by each individual company.

Join Gowanus Art + Production (GAP) and co-producer Allyson Morgan for an exciting evening featuring original music by acclaimed house band The Lobbyists (Seawife), seven commissioned plays specifically for the Green Building from some of New York's most notable up-and-coming theater companies (The Assembly, EST/Youngblood, F*It Club, The Mad Ones, Naked Angels, Slant Theatre Project, and The TEAM), and a FREE after-party to mix and mingle on our beautiful outdoor patio featuring drinks sponsored by Tirado Distillery.

This is the second year of this unique project, where theater companies primarily based in Manhattan are coming together in the spirit of community and exploration to collaborate on a single evening of cohesive work, and share that work with a Brooklyn audience.

Performances will be at The Green Building on Wednesday, September 9th and Thursday, September 10th at 8pm. Tickets are $15 and available at eventbrite.com and at the door. The Green Building is located at 452 Union Street in Brooklyn, NY. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/1DQmKta.

Gowanus Art + Production is the Art Division of the Gowanus Hospitality Group, a for-profit umbrella company, and home to The Green Building, 501 Union, and the Sky Gallery. Gowanus Art + Production began in the winter of 2013 with the purpose of providing innovative space for art to happen throughout the Gowanus Hospitality Group venues. GAP also rents space for performances, film and photo shoots. www.gowanusartandproduction.com

Co-Producer: Allyson Morgan is an actress, writer, & producer. She is the founder and Executive Director of F*It Club. She has been named a "performer to watch" by ReviewFix.com. TV: "Law and Order: SVU" (NBC), "The Americans" (FX), "Hostages" (CBS), "Inside Amy Schumer" (Comedy Central). Allyson was additionally named one of just five winners out of thousands of entrants from over 63 countries in the Bombay Sapphire Imagination Series; her short film Need For Speed (Dating) premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2014. In addition to Executive Producing five years of F*It Club's signature program, "The Spring Fling," she also is also currently producing a sold out run of Hold On To Your Butts, a shot-for-shot recreation parody of the greatest epic dinosaur movie of all time featuring only two actors and a foley artist, which has been named a "critic's pick" and one of the "top ten comedy shows of 2014" by Time Out New York. More at www.allysonm.com & @allysonm.

The Lobbyists: House Band

Tommy Crawford: vocals, guitar, and accordion

Alex Grubbs: vocals, mandolin

Eloïse Eonnet: vocals, percussion, and tambourine

Tony Vo: vocals, percussion, and cajon

Douglas Waterbury-Tieman: vocals, fiddle

The Lobbyists formed in 2012 when Tommy, Will, Eloise, Alex and Tony started playing music in the lobby of the Flea Theater as a nightly pre-show set during These Seven Sicknesses, in which the five founding members were acting. Their inventive songwriting, charismatic performance, and fresh sound were a hit, and the band was born. In 2013, after a year of gigging around New York, The Lobbyists brought actor-fiddler Douglas Waterbury-Tieman into their ranks. More information at www.seawife.org and www.wearethelobbyists.com.

The Assembly

Artistic Directors: Stephen Aubrey, Edward Bauer, Nick Benacerraf, & Jess Chayes

Writer: Ben Beckley

The Assembly is a collective of multi-disciplinary performance artists committed to realizing a visceral and intelligent theater for a new generation. The company embraces collaboration as the core of the creative process, allowing all the elements of text, action and design to develop side-by-side within the rehearsal environment. The Assembly is dedicated to rooting its artists, audiences, and peers in a profound sense of community. Holding firm to the belief that history repeats itself, The Assembly's projects look to the past to make sense of the present moment.

EST/Youngblood

Artistic Directors: Graeme Gillis & RJ Tolan | Director: John Giampietro

Writer: Chris Sullivan

Youngblood is Ensemble Studio Theatre's OBIE-winning collective of emerging professional playwrights under the age of 30. Founded in 1993, Youngblood serves as a creative home for the next generation of theater artists. Youngblood provides artistic guidance, peer support, regular feedback and a fertile production environment which allows our member playwrights to hone their skills and explore their craft. We also provide exposure to the public and the press, professional outreach to the industry, and opportunities for production and publication. Plays by current and former Youngblood playwrights have been performed at The Royal Court Theatre, Lincoln Center, Playwrights Horizons, Second Stage, Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Mark Taper Forum, the Vineyard Theater, the Atlantic Theater Company and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater.

F*It Club

Executive Director: Allyson Morgan

Writer: Hilary Bettis

F*It Club, a film and theater production company, was founded in 2010 by Executive Director Allyson Morgan and a collective of actors, writers, directors, producers, and filmmakers. The goal of the company is to provide access and opportunity with immediacy and to bridge the gap between recorded and live entertainment. We create short plays, short films, and short-term events, with the goal of bringing both ease and fun back to entertainment. We say "f* it" to waiting for opportunity to knock. We are best known for the annual, multiple award winning, series of world premiere, commissioned short plays known as The Spring Fling. Learn more at www.facebook.com/effitclub and @f_itclub.

The Mad Ones
Artistic Directors: Marc Bovino, Joe Curnutte, Lila Neugebauer, & Stephanie Wright Thompson

Writers: Joe Curnutte, Michael Dalto, & Stephanie Wright Thompson
Founded in 2009, The Mad Ones are a New York City-based company dedicated to creating visceral, ensemble-driven, highly detailed theatrical experiences that examine and illuminate American nostalgia. We devise plays through the ongoing collaboration of performers/writers, designers, and director, with each artist playing an essential role in a piece's creation from the inception. Our productions appropriate popular American genres, playfully re-imagine world history, and incorporate live music in service of a delicately woven, wholly articulated, character-driven universe. The Mad Ones are Ars Nova's company-in-residence.

Naked Angels

Artistic Director: Liz Carlson

Writer: Seth Moore

Naked Angels is committed to strengthening a community of theater artists through the development and production of relevant new work. Each year they serve artists through our Core Programming: The 3-Step Formula, Naked Radio, 3Thursdays, and full-scale production. Naked Angels was formed in 1986 by a group of ambitious artists in pursuit of a more rigorous dialogue on the stage. The Founding Company includes Jon robin Baitz, Patrick Breen, Matthew Broderick, Nicole Burdette, Ned Eisenberg, Gina Gershon, WarrenLeight, Ilana Levine, Kenneth Lonergan, Brian MacDevitt, Joe Mantello, Jodie Markell, Jean Marie McKee, Geoffrey Nauffts, Pippin Parker, Sarah Jessica Parker, Frank Pugliese, Theresa Rebeck, Lili Taylor, Marisa Tomei, and more. Today, Naked Angels operates under the leadership of a single Artistic Director, though their celebratory spirit continues wherever and whenever our programming is present. www.nakedangels.com

The TEAM

Artistic Director: Rachel Chavkin

Writers: Jill Frutkin &Libby King

The TEAM is a Brooklyn-based ensemble dedicated to creating new work about the experience of living in America today. Once described as "Gertrude Stein meets MTV," the TEAM's work crashes American history and mythology into modern stories to illuminate the current moment. We combine aggressive athleticism with emotional performances and intellectual rigor, keeping the brain, eyes and heart of the audience constantly stimulated. The company was founded in 2004 by a group of 6 NYU alumni, and has since grown to 14 core members and a continually expanding group of associate artists. We devise plays by examining a wealth of material, ranging from existing texts (fiction, theory, drama, etc.) to images taken from visual art and film, and then combining that research with original writing and staging. To date, we have created and toured 9 works nationally and internationally.

Slant Theatre Project
Artistic Directors Matt Dellapina, Wes Grantom, Adam Knight & Mat Smart
Slant Theatre Project are a group of artists that thrive on the danger of building the plane in flight. We tailor each process to the artists and performance space, while creating a playground for emerging artists. Since 2004, we have produced new works by Rachel Axler, Bekah Brunstetter, Marcus Gardley, Lisa Kron, Michele Lowe, Dan O'Brien, Adam Rapp, Theresa Rebeck and many more. Our recent productions include The Steadfast and Naperville by Mat Smart (NYT Critics' Pick) and The Cloud by Matt Moses. www.slanttheatreproject.org

For More Information: www.facebook.com/effitclub www.allysonm.com/fit-club/



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