Reading of Micheline Auger's #LOVE95TIMES Up Next in The Farm Theater's College Collaboration Project
The Farm Theater will present a reading of their latest College Collaboration Project, Micheline Auger's #Love95times, on Monday, June 5 at 7pm at Theaterlab (357 West 36th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues, 3rd Floor). Admission is free, but seating is limited. To reserve seats please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and number of tickets requested.
Micheline's Auger's play #Love95times addresses the issue of sexual assault on a college campus and focuses on the roll of the bystander. The play was developed over the past year and a half as part of The Farm Theater's College Collaboration Project through development productions with each of this year's partner schools SUNY Brockport, University of West Florida, and Centre College. The play was nominated for the Kennedy Center's ACTF David Mark Cohen award and is a semi-finalist for the 2017 Eugene O'Neill Theater Conference.
The reading is directed by The Farm's Artistic Director, Padraic Lillis (NYIT Outstanding Director Award for The Rise and Fall of a Teenage Cyberqueen) and the cast will feature two student actors from each of the partner schools along with professional New York actors Jamie Dunn (Six Rounds of Vengeance with Vampire Cowboys), Trevor Long (Vengeance is the Lord's with Huntington Theatre), Daphne Rubin Vega (Daphne's Dive at Signature Theatre), and AaRon Weiner (Fool for Love with Manhattan Theatre Club; "The Americans" on FX).
Micheline Auger (Playwright) Micheline's play #Love95times was nominated for the Kennedy Center's ACTF David Mark Cohen award and is a semi-finalist for the 2017 Eugene O'Neill Theater Conference. The Farm Theater commissioned the play for their College Collaboration Project. She received the 2015 Innovative Theater Award for Outstanding Original Full-Length Script for her play Donkey Punch, which received an off-Broadway run at SoHo Playhouse (Time Out NY Critics' pick). She was voted one of Indie Theater's 2014 People of the Year and was awarded with National Theatre Conference's Paul Green Award by veteran Broadway producer Liz McCann. Her work has been developed/produced by Dixon Place, Primary Stages, The Flea Theater, Labyrinth, Rising Phoenix Rep, Barefoot Theatre Company, Ivy Theater Company, Lesser American, The Amoralists, FringeNYC, New York Madness, OMPF, Horse Trade Theatre Group, Riot Act, Caps Lock Theatre Company, Sugarspace, and Highways Performance Complex, among others.
Padraic Lillis (Director) is the founding Artistic Director of The Farm Theater. He was awarded Best Direction of a Solo Show for Valerie's The Pink Hulk solo show at Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. Padraic has also been awarded the NYIT Award for Outstanding Director for Lindsay Joy's The Rise and Fall of a Teenage Cyberqueen, Overall Excellence Award from NY International Fringe Festival for Lee Kaplan's Bully, Best Overall Production of a Solo Show and Planet Advocate Award for his solo show addressing suicide awareness Hope You Get To Eleven or What Are We Going to Do About Sally?, and is a member of the Indie Theater Hall of Fame. He directed College Collaboration Project Play In The Event of My Death by Lindsay Joy produced by Stable Cable Theatre Lab Co. to a sold out run at IRT. He is a published playwright 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 is a member of the LAByrinth Theater Company and a lifelong Yankee fan.
The College Collaboration Project has multiple schools commission an early career playwright to write a play that each school will independently produce throughout the academic year. The faculty, students, and playwright collaborate throughout the year in the development of the text. The script will be a full-length play with a minimum of five characters. The majority of the characters will be under thirty years of age so that undergraduate actors can successfully play the roles. The play will reflect the students' thoughts on the theme suggested by the playwright.
The Farm Theater The name is inspired by the "farm" system of baseball whose role is to provide experience and training for developing players. The Farm Theater develops early career artists that may not have the support system afforded others, through workshops, productions, and mentoring. The centerpiece of our programming is the College Collaboration. The Farm Theater since its inception has hosted Bullpen Sessions, which are free bi-monthly conversations between special guests and early career artists. Special Guests for the Bullpen Sessions have included Rajiv Joseph, Lucas Hnath, Anne Washburn, Paul Schnee, and Halley Feiffer. The Farm Theater also offers skill-building workshops throughout the year. The Farm Theater was inspired from Founding Artistic Director Padraic Lillis' twenty-five years of experience working directly with over 2,000 early career artists, developing multiple award winning new plays, and collaborating with artists working at the highest level in their field. Visit www.thefarmtheater.org.