FRIGID Festival presents
A TeamTheatre production of:
Written by Mikaela Duffy
Directed by Gwendolyn Snow
February 19th - March 6th, 2022
Saturday, February 19, 4:45 pm
Monday, February 21, 8:45 pm
Thursday, February 24, 10:30 pm
Sunday, February 27, 8:15 pm
Wednesday, March 2, 8:45 pm
Sunday, March 6, 8:15 pm
The Kraine Theater and Festival Box Office 85 East 4th Street, NY First Floor (No wheelchair access) New York, NY 10003
TeamTheatre is back with their first production for 2022. StarSweeper, written and performed by Mikaela Duffy, will have its debut release at the Frigid Festival in February 2022.
StarSweeper is a heartwarming and heart-breaking adventure experience where Sergeant Riley traverses lightyears over the course of a 5-year-solo mission. With sharp humor and deft storytelling, StarSweeper uses discussions of humanity and the beauty of existence to flash a new light of hope into the darkness of todays reality.
"In the macro- and microcosms of my life, Ive experienced a great deal of hardships and heavy-heartedness in the past few years, as Im sure many who read this will have as well. This year, however, I was also exposed to an outpouring of love and affection from friends and acquaintances so immense, it left me almost speechless. In the same turn, I was also reminded that the core value of humanity- helping those who cannot do anything in return- is ever present in our lives; not just a theoretical fallacy of goodwill. A quote that has inspired me my entire life was spoken by one of the greatest examples of humanity, Samwise Gamgee and it reads, There is some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And its worth fighting for. This show is dedicated to that exact ideal: that no matter what we run into, no matter how hard the path we tread, the love we have for our fellow man will succeed over all else. Rileys journey in this story is not just the adventure of one space explorer on a rescue mission like no other, but also the journey we all undertake experiencing life in an isolating society which often forgets that its greatest strength is its community." Mikaela Duffy shares.
Gwendolyn Snow, the director of this show, says,"Good writing is easy to direct, because all you have to do is help the actor share the story that it already tells so well. I am excited about directing this because I love the ideas behind the work, the themes and symbolism weaved throughout, so touching that I want to have a part in conveying this story to the stage."
Again, join TeamTheatre at the Frigid Festival for an intergalactic experience of hope this February and March in our production of StarSweeper.
Mikaela Duffy, Sergeant Riley
Patrick Troy-Brandt, OLGA
Mikaela Duffy, Playwright
Gwendolyn Snow, Director
Nina Troy-Brandt, Technical Director and Stage Manager
Patrick Troy-Brandt, Props Master and Assistant Director
Dorothea Gloria, Producer
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Cast and Creative team for StarSweeper at The Kraine Theater
Sergeant RileyAward winning actor, playwright, and producer, Mikaela is thrilled to make her Off-Broadway debut in “StarSweeper: A Human Odyssey”. She has been nominated for acting and writing Broadway World Awards for her debut play, “For Love, Sir” and starred in productions of “Lysistrata” (Lysistrata), “John and Jen: A New Musical” (Jen), “Gidion’s Knot” (Corryn), and many more. “StarSweeper” hopes to inspire you to see beyond the now into the possibilities of a world well-developed in humanity and endurance and thanks you ever so much for supporting her and her works. @daringduffy
OLGAPatrick Troy-Brandt is originally from North Carolina where he graduated from Guilford College with a BA in Theatre Performance. Patrick moved to NYC in 2018 to attend the Stella Adler Studio of Acting’s professional conservatory. He currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife and little black cat. www.patrick-troy-brandt.com
DirectorGwendolyn Snow is an award-winning director, producer, and actress based in New York City. She studied at the University of Southern Indiana and graduated Stella Adler’s Three Year Professional Conservatory in 2019. She co-founded TeamTheatre LLC and established it as a legitimized company in 2020. She has been working to create, develop, and complete projects for TeamTheatre. The most recent being a producer and director for Fun Fast Feb Fest 2021. In 2019 she also produced and directed Almost, Mane by John Cariani for The G.C.C. in Astoria, NY and The Philosophy Play by Yiqing Zhao for Riant Theater in Manhattan. Her other credits include three original works framed at Manhattan Repertory Theatre, at Shetler Studios in Manhattan. Ig: @gwendolynthesnow, @gwynwitch
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