Corkscrew Theater Festival Continues with Unconventional Werewolf Story ALL OF MY BLOOD
Corkscrew Theater Festival presents the world premiere of All of My Blood by Robert Zander Norman, directed by Taylor Haven Holt. Running tonight, August 11, through August 20, All of My Blood is a comic, contemporary take on a werewolf story, focusing on the challenges a woman faces in communicating with her boyfriend and his friends after deciding she has been "turned."
Performed by Stephen Elrod, Robert Peterpaul, Lauren Wilson, and Caitlin Zoz, All of My Blood continues the inaugural season of Corkscrew Theater Festival, a new summer theater festival that provides early-career artists with a high level of production support.
A young woman struggles to articulate her feelings and meaningfully communicate with the people around her, including her boyfriend. The difficulty is exacerbated by the fact that she may be becoming a werewolf.
Presented by The Brewing Dept. and Fortress Productions, Corkscrew Theater Festival features five world premieres and five readings performed in repertory over four weeks. Special attention has been given to theater makers who are developing work through innovative and unusual collaborative models. A majority of the participating artists identify as female.
The creative team for All of My Blood includes Kelly Martin (lights) and Rachael Gass (stage manager).
Performances of All of My Blood will take place August 11-20 (see schedule above) at Paradise Factory (64 E 4th St, Manhattan). Critics are welcome as of August 11 which serves as the official opening. Tickets are $24 and can be purchased at corkscrewfestival.org or by calling 347.954.9125.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Robert Zander Norman (playwright) is a graduate of NYU's Dramatic Writing program. He is from San Jose, California and is the founder and publisher of curtainboy books. His plays have been performed in New York and the Bay Area.
Taylor Haven Holt (director) is a New York based director and choreographer. She is currently the Assistant Director for the 1st National Tour of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Select directing: Peter Turo's Aerosmith for Slow-Dancing (TinyRhino), Cary Gitter's My Only Friend is Jesse... (EST), Balloon Boy (NYMF), The Sasquatch Project (MTF), Factory Girls (54 Below). Select associate/assistant directing: Cirque du Soleil's Paramour (Broadway, Lyric Theatre), Hand to God (Broadway & MCC), Murder Ballad (MTC & Union Square Theater).
Stephen Elrod (Davis) NEW YORK: New Ohio Theatre: The Incredible Fox Sisters; Manhattan Repertory: Heaven Sent; The Barrow Group: Co-Dependence Day. REGIONAL: Shakespeare Theatre Company Macbeth, Taming of the Shrew, Othello. South Coast Repertory: Songs of Bilitis. Boston Center for American Performance: Good, Monster. TELEVISION: Discovery Channel, A&E, Travel Channel.
Robert Peterpaul (Richard) Recent theatre: "Lettice and Lovage" at Westport Country Playhouse, "Spring Awakening" at Downtown Cabaret Theatre, "Holes the Musical" NYC workshop, "Legally Blonde" in NYC and "Sunday in the Park with George" in NJ. Recent film: James Franco's "King Cobra" and SONY's "What Happened Last Night." Endless gratitude to Cassie and family. @robpeterpaul, www.robertpeterpaul.com.
Laura Wilson (Taylor) is a California native with a BA in Acting and Music from Denison University, as well as a graduate of the National Theater Institute. Some favorite past work includes Spamalot! (Diva), Mousetrap (Casewell), and Next to Normal (Natalie). Follow her quippy observational commentary on social media: @onlylaurawilson.
Caitlin Zoz (Rachel) graduated with Honors from NYU Tisch's Experimental Theatre Wing with a BFA in Acting. She is currently an ensemble member with PopUp Theatrics. New York Theatre credits: The Witch of St. Elmora Street (Wolfpack Productions) Pretty Theft (Dark Matter Productions), Inside (PopUP) Broken City (PopUP), Dance Dance Revolution (Ohio Theater Dir. Alex Timbers). Regional: Our Town (Long Wharf Theatre), The Seven Year Itch (Ivoryton Playhouse) Riding The Turnpike, GDP (Hartbeat Ensemble). Recent Film: Roommate Wanted, Dark Haul, Straight Outta Tompkins, Meadowbrook. www.caitlinzoz.com
Corkscrew Theater Festival is a partnership between The Brewing Dept., a nonprofit theater collective that seeks to improve and remake the traditional model of theatrical production according to the principles of artistic collaboration, and producer Alexander Donnelly's Fortress Productions, whose work on Broadway includes Sunday in the Park with George, Waitress (co-producer) and Oh Hello. Donnelly's other credits include Dream Ticket (Fringe Festival, winner for best director) and Plath (Fringe Festival, sold out run and nationally reviewed), both of which made the Producer's Perspective list of "10 shows that stand out at Fringe." Most recently, Fortress co-produced Providence, RI in The Tank's Flint and Tinder series.