Photo Coverage: Meet The All-Female Cast of THE CONVENT
Weathervane Productions, Rising Phoenix Repertory, in association with Rattlestick Playwrights Theaterwill soon present the world premiere production of The Convent, a new play by critically acclaimed playwright Jessica Dickey (The Amish Project, Charles Ives Take Me Home). The production, directed by Daniel Talbott, will begin performances today, January 16, 2019 with an opening night scheduled for January 24, 2019. The Convent will run through February 17, 2019 at the Mezzanine Theatre at A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 West 53rd Street).
The all-female cast features Amy Berryman (Lunchtime, I Will Be Gone), Annabel Capper (Pygmalion, Passion Play), Margaret Odette (Sensucht, She Kills Monsters), Brittany Anikka Liu (Period Sisters, Rapture Blister Burn), Lisa Ramirez (Good Grief, Angels in America), Samantha Soule (The Philanthropist, Dinner at Eight), and Wendy Vanden Heuvel (I Am A Seagull, Burn Country).
Jessica Dickey has been hailed as "a playwright to watch" by The New York Times. Her one-woman show, The Amish Project, went from the 2008 New York International Fringe Festival to a critically heralded production at Rattlestick in 2009, and has since been produced all across the US and all over the world. She was also acclaimed for Charles Ives Take Me Home, produced in 2013 by Rattlestick.
In Dickey's new play, a group of women go on a retreat to live like nuns in the Middle Ages and are baptized with 80s pop, female mysticism, hallucinogens and sex. The Convent is a toothy dark comedy about desire, devotion and the mystery of intrinsic divinity.
The production features scenic design by Raul Abrego, costume design by Tristan Raines, lighting design by Joel Moritz, sound design by Erin Bednarz, projection design by Katherine Freer, and fight direction by Unkle Dave's Fight-House.
Photo Credit: Monroe Scott
Brittany Anikka Liu
Addie Johnson Talbott
Cast of The Convent
Cast and Creative of The Convent