JACK Presents the New York Premiere of MACHINALIA

JACK Presents the New York Premiere of MACHINALIA

JACK presents the New York premiere of:
By Steph Del Rosso
Adapted from Sophie Treadwell's Machinal
August 3 - 11, 2017
(Open for review Friday, August 4)

In 1928, Ruth Snyder was executed for the murder of her husband; that same year, Sophie Treadwell wrote Machinal, inspired by Snyder's story. Now, playwright Steph Del Rosso has crafted a relentless, raucous exploration of feminism - part rock concert, part performance art - inspired by Treadwell's expressionist masterpiece. This production, created for the IDEAS Festival 2017 in San Diego and subsequently presented at Ubuntu Theater in the Bay Area, lands at JACK under the direction of rising theater-maker Will Detlefsen.

Thursday, August 3 at 8 pm
Friday, August 4 at 8 pm
Saturday, August 5 at 8 pm
Wednesday, August 9 at 8 pm
Thursday, August 10 at 8 pm
Friday, August 11 at 8 pm

?TICKETS: $18, at www.jackny.org or cash only at the door

LOCATION: JACK | 505 ½ Waverly Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238 | C or G train to Clinton-Washington

PHOTOS for press use, downloadable here.

?Mary Glen Fredrick (Young Woman)
Enrico Nassi (Man)

Director: Will Detlefsen
Scenic design: Anna Robinson
Lighting design: Brandon H Rosen
Costume Design: Annie Le
Sound design: Steven Leffue


Steph Del Rosso (Playwright) has had her work developed or presented with Soho Rep, Clubbed Thumb, New York Stage and Film, The Flea, Colt Coeur, Judson Memorial Church, Theater Masters, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Caldera Arts, the Disquiet International Literary Program in Lisbon, Portugal, and others. She is an alum of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab and Clubbed Thumb's Early Career Writers' Group, a two-time semi-finalist for both the National Playwrights' Conference and Clubbed Thumb's Biennial Commission, and a New Georges Affiliated Artist. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Playwriting at UC-San Diego, where she studies with Naomi Iizuka.

Will Detlefsen (Director) most recently directed the world premiere of Will Snider's Strange Men at UC San Diego's Wagner New Play Festival. Select credits at UCSD include Tennessee Williams' Vieux Carré , Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros, Emily Feldman's Go. Please. Go., and Will Snider's Death of a Driver. Machinalia was previously presented at Calit2's IDEAS Festival and at the Ubuntu Theater Project in Oakland, CA. His New York credits include the world premieres of T. Adamson's House & Variations and Toni Schlesinger's The Mystery of Pearl Street, both at Dixon Place, and the revivals of Sarah Kane's Blasted and Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party. Detlefsen's assisting credits include Alex Timbers, Rachel Chavkin, Gabor Tompa, Terry Kinney, and Young Jean Lee. BFA: New York University; Directing MFA: UC San Diego. / willdetlefsen.com

Mary Glen Fredrick (Young Woman) is a recent UC San Diego MFA graduate, hailing from Kansas City. She received a degree in Race and Ethnicity Studies from Stanford University, where she performed with and directed for the Stanford Shakespeare Company, Robber Barons Sketch Comedy Troupe, and Ram's Head Theatrical Society. New York and Regional: BONDAGE (Drama League Directorfest), Up Here (La Jolla Playhouse World Premiere); As You Like It, The Winter's Tale (Heart of America Shakespeare Festival). UC San Diego: Machinalia (IDEAS), Widower, Sin Eaters, Other People (WNPF), The Taming of the Shrew(d), Angels in America: I & II, Vieux Carré, The Venetian Twins, The Cherry Orchard, LEAR, Hamlet.

Enrico Nassi (Man) is an actor/director based out of San Diego. He is currently completing his MFA in acting at UCSD's Graduate Actor Training Program. He is a graduate of Oberlin College and holds a Masters in Western Classics from St. John's College, Annapolis. His credits include: Billy in The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard at Studio Theater, Washington D.C., and Ned in Exorcism by Eugene O'Neill at Arena Stage, Washington D.C., Young Danielle in 1938: Inventing the Enemy by Tonino Tosto, Theater J & SMATCH-Teatro Essere Collaboration, Washington D.C., and Machinalia at the IDEAS Festival in 2017.

Anna Robinson (Scenic Designer) Scenic and Projection design credits: Summerfolk, Lovesong (Victoria University), Lady Liberty (NZ Fringe Festival), What Goes Up, The Things We Do (Bats Theatre), Second Afterlife (Young and Hungry Festival), Seed (Circa Theatre), Romeo and Juliet (Wellington Opera House), UC San Diego credits: Strange Men, (w)holeness, Machinalia, Vieux Carré, Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika, Boston Marriage, New Directions, Precipitate, winterWorks 2016, The Cherry Orchard (assistant) and Movers + Shakers (assistant). She is a second-year MFA Scenic Designer from University of California, San Diego. She graduated with a first-class BA Honours degree focusing on Scenic and Projection Design at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Brandon H Rosen (Lighting Designer) Lighting credits include The Bitter Game (Public Theater's Under the Radar/La Jolla Playhouse), Heaven on Earth (Sledgehammer) and Waiting For Godot (UC, San Diego). Selected Assistant Lighting Design credits include Escape to Margaritaville (La Jolla Playhouse), October Sky (Old Globe Theatre), and Fiddler on the Roof (Arena Stage). BFA from Texas State University and current MFA student at UC, San Diego. You can see more of his work at brandonhrosen.com

Annie Le (Costume Designer): Design credits include: La Voix Humaine, Dryers, Drawers, (W)holeness, Taming of the Shrew, Go. Please. Go., Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Spring Awakening the Musical, Oklahoma!, Footloose, and Peter and the Wolf. She has previously worked with The Huntington Theatre (Boston), Richard Fisher Performance Arts Center (Bard College) and has gone on tour with the I Made Bandem (Balinese Art Festival 2013).

Steven Leffue (Sound Designer) bakes all his sounds from scratch using interactive algorithmic processes to make them sound crazy. He co-founded JACK in 2012, travels the world by making noises, and for the past two years took a life sabbatical to study design in California. He has worked extensively with partner directors Alec Duffy and Will Detlefsen.

JACK is an OBIE-winning performance venue founded in 2012 in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn by theater-maker Alec Duffy and several co-founders. Our mission is to create radical access to the arts by presenting performance work that reflects the diversity of the city and by involving local residents in the creative process. We present about 200 theater, music and dance performances a year and hold community forums on racial justice, gentrification, and police/community relations. JACK is now co-led by Duffy and DeeArah Wright.

Photo Credit: Ted Roeder

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