Sci-fi Play THE GOOD GIRL to Make U.S. Debut at 59E59 Theaters

Sci-fi Play THE GOOD GIRL to Make U.S. Debut at 59E59 Theaters

59E59 Theaters will welcome the US premiere of THE GOOD GIRL, written by Emilie Collyer and directed by Adam Fitzgerald. Produced by Joyseekers Theatre, THE GOOD GIRL begins performances on Thursday, February 11 for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 28. Press opening is Wednesday, February 17 at 7:30 PM.

The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday - Saturday at 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $18 ($12.60 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to

In this futuristic capitalist dystopia, an outbreak of disease killed millions and resulted in heavily regulated human interaction (and intimacy). Anjali has a government-issued job as the madam to a sex robot. When Ven, the maintenance man, finds the robot exhibiting unusual and illegal human-like behavior, the pair strike up an uneasy black market partnership; she expands her robot's human-like repertoire of behaviors and he brings in the high-paying clientele. But when the clients start asking for more, and want to pay more, Anjali must decide just how far she's willing to go.

Emilie Collyer's darkly funny and disturbing sci-fi play was called a "post cyber punk Gertrude Stein" by Theatre Alive at its Melbourne Fringe Festival premiere.

The cast features Giacomo Baessato ("Wayward Pines," "The Returned") and Leah Gabriel (Othello and King Lear for Titan Theater Co).

The design team includes Dan Daly (scenic design); Zach Blane (lighting design); and Julian Evans (sound design). The dramaturg is Bridget Balodis. The production stage manager is Philip Louis Calabro.

Emilie Collyer (playwright) writes plays, fiction and poetry. Theater awards and short-listings of note include: The Good Girl (winner, Best Writer Melbourne Fringe 2013 & Green Room Nomination, Independent Theatre, Writing), Dream Home (shortlisted, Edward Albee Scholarship and Patrick White Award 2012), Promise (winner, George Fairfax Award 2000; highly commended, Patrick White Award 2000), Argonauta (Winner Young Playwright's Award 1997). She has been commissioned by various companies including Big West Festival, Arena Theatre, ABC Radio, Punctum Inc, The Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne Writers Festival and St Martins. She has developed work with and been supported by Melbourne Theatre Company, Playbox, Australia Council, Arts Victoria, Ian Potter Foundation, Varuna Writers Centre, ANPC and Playworks. Emilie was part of the 2014 Malthouse Besen Writers Program and is a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowship recipient in 2015. Her prose and poetry is widely published and has won numerous awards including three Scarlet Stiletto crime-writing awards. Emilie has two collections of fiction published with Clan Destine Press.

Adam Fitzgerald (Director) is the Artistic Director of kef theatrical productions. Previously at 59E59: The Awake (NY Times Critics' Pick) and Sense of an Ending. Other NY: Methtacular! (Time Out NY Critics' Pick), Killing Women, Lyric is Waiting, It's Only Kickball, Stupid (Advocate Magazine Best of 2014), A Dish for the Gods and Getting the Business (Rachel Reiner Productions), Songs for a More Funnier World (NYMF), Letter From Algeria (GroundUP Productions). Concerts: Ali Ewoldt and Adam Jacobs Heart Full of Love (Town Hall), Carner and Gregor's Island Song (92YTribeca); Are You Working on Something New? (BC/EFA); Infinite Joy (Las Vegas benefit). Selected Regional: Twelfth Night (Scranton Shakes); Defiance (Playhouse West, Critics' Circle Award nominations for Director and Production), Santaland Diaries (Homemade Theater), Methtacular! (About Face Theater, Time Out Chicago Critics' Pick). TV/FILM: PSA for the Ad Council and GLSEN which won the national Talent House competition judged by Brett Ratner and Tom Ford; Eight episodes (Director, Co-Writer) of FIFTY2&NINE's web series, Conversations W/ My Ex for GWIST T.V.; Occupy Me (short film for 2016 release).

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