AND THEN THEY FELL by Tira Palmquist Opens Thursday
MadLab's Ohio premiere production of And Then They Fell by Tira Palmquist will take place Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 6 - 21, 2017, with a special preview performance on Thursday, Oct.5, at MadLab, 227 N. 3rd St., in Columbus. Admission is $18 for the general public, $15 for students and seniors and $13 for MadLab members. Tickets are available online at www.madlab.net.
JorDan Matthews would be fine, if her mother could hold down a decent job, or if her mother hadn't been arrested on another DUI, or if her mother's boyfriend wasn't a skeevy bastard. But things aren't fine, and Jordan's life is falling apart. The adults in her life are either impotent or uninterested, and the only solace comes from out of the blue.
Tira Palmquist's plays include Overburden, Two Degrees (Denver Center), Ten Mile Lake (Serenbe Playhouse), Age of Bees (MadLab Theater, Tesseract), And Then They Fell (Brimmer Street, New York Film Academy). Two Degrees had its World Premiere in the Denver Center's 2016/17 Season and was also listed in the 2016 Kilroys Honorable Mention List. Ten Mile Lake, which premiered in 2014 at Serenbe Playhouse just outside of Atlanta, GA, was a finalist for the 2015 Primus Prize. Her work as a director and dramaturg includes several seasons at the Seven Devils Playwrights Conference and the New Territories Playwriting Residency, a program she developed with Brian Clowdus at Serenbe Playhouse in Georgia. More info at www.tirapalmquist.com.
MadLab's production of And Then They Fell is directed by Anne Diehl, stage managed by Tamara Boeck, and features actors Erynn Robe as Jordan, Jay Stonerook as Cal, Scott Douglas Wilson as Dwayne, Charles Wright as Chorus 1, and Emma Farrenkopf as Chorus 2. Director Anne Diehl began her career producing and directing new playwrights and cabarets Off-Broadway. As a performer, Anne began as an improvisation artist and as a classically trained actor and received her actors equity card in 1988 in NYC. She studied acting with Uta Hagen and founded the Columbus Actors Studio to share her passion for method acting. Anne was founder and Artistic Director of The Irish and American Repertory Theatre and most recently founded The Women in Theatre Collective. Anne has taught acting at Ohio State, Kenyon College, Otterbein and Ohio Dominican University and performs locally with professional theatre companies. She holds a BFA from Marymount Manhattan College and MFA from The Ohio State University.
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