Full Cast and Creative Announced for Stable Cable Lab Co.'s THE EDEN PROJECT, 8/24-9/1
Theater for the New City & Crystal Field (Artistic Director) have announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere of THE EDEN PROJECT, a new play devised by Stable Cable Lab Co., directed by Seth Hamlin, and choreographed by KC Luce as part of the 3rd annual Dream Up Festival. THE EDEN PROJECT will begin performances on Friday, August 24, 2012 at Theater for the New City (155 First Ave. – between 10th & 11th Streets). The production is scheduled to run through September 1st.
In THE EDEN PROJECT, G.O.D. is a lonely drag queen and Adam and Eve exist in a picture-perfect 1950s paradise. All is swell until Adam's forgotten first wife, Lilith, lures them into a world of chaos and sin in a seductive nightclub.
THE EDEN PROJECT is unique from the other twenty-one world premieres featured in the festival because it is a devised, multi-faceted performance piece that was co-created by a nine-member ensemble. Act one operates linearly, and the audience is engaged in a more conventional style of theater viewing. In the second act (the post-Eden world), the rules are entirely different – both for performers and the audience. The audience must transform from a passive viewer and into active participants in the nightclub where they must choose which characters they want to follow. In order to learn "what happens next" audience members must take control over their own experience and navigate this new and unfamiliar territory, just like Adam and Eve.
The cast includes Lisa Jill Anderson, Emily Daly, Brian Edelman, Emmanuel Elpenord, Breanna Foister, Chelsea Gonzalez, Matt Helm, Cory Kosel, Matthew McGill, Sarah Fallon Moran, Cristina Pitter, Heather Lee Rogers, and Gillian Rougier.
The creative team features Doss Freel (scenic design), Bridget Gavlin (costume design), Isaac Winston (lighting design), and Zane Brzezinski (sound design). Catherine Fowles is Production Stage Manager.
The performance schedule is: Friday, August 24 at 9pm; Saturday, August 25 at 8pm; Sunday, August 26 at 5:30pm; Wednesday, August 29 at 6pm; Saturday, September 1 at 5:30pm. Tickets are $15 and are available through www.smarttix.com.
STABLE CABLE LAB CO. is an ensemble-based company of emerging theater artists who create experimental and multi-disciplinary works. Stable Cable Lab Co. originally rose out of a group of theater artists who met at the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, New York. These original members then joined with several more artists working in the administrative offices of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, and alumni from Brooklyn College's BFA acting program. Stable Cable, founded just over a year ago, has already undertaken several projects including the world premiere of Barter (Or, Stealing Other People's Credit Cards) by Emily Daly in the DC Capital Fringe Festival, Readings on a Roof (a reading series of new plays on a Brooklyn rooftop, featuring works by Diana Stahl, Michael Reyes, and Lauren Yee), a workshop production of THE EDEN PROJECT at the Bridge Theater, and The Coming World by Christopher Shinn at the Chashama Arts Space in Industry City, Brooklyn.
Seth Hamlin (Director) is a director and artist living in Brooklyn. He's had works in the People's Fest at Theatre 80 and Theatre for the New City. As a studio artist, he put an installation in the exhibition, "Positions of Conflict" at the Puck Gallery in 2011. Fellowships include a 2010-2011 Artist Residency with the Dershowitz Center where he directed The Coming World by Christopher Shinn and developed the interactive performance pieces "Self-Portrait" and "And Eat It, Too". He was one of the 2010-2011 NYU Emerging Jewish Artist Fellows and was a member of the Hangar Theatre Summer Lab Company. He graduated from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and studied Acting at the Stella Adler Studio.
Lisa Jill Anderson (Lilith) New York: Julia and Eric by Pulitzer Prize finalist Kristoffer Diaz (Rattlestick's Theaterjam Festival & the Cherry Lane Theatre with Barefoot Theatre Co.), The Coming World (Stable Cable), No One is Excused from the Trouble of Living (Shapiro Theater at Columbia Univ.), An Idiot (Crane Theater), Much Ado About Nothing (Theater Smarts), and The Children's Hour (Compassion Theatre Co.). Regional: the world premiere of Barter (Stable Cable, DC Capital Fringe), the world premiere of An Idiot (Hangar Theatre, NY), Lily's Purple Plastic Purse (Hangar), Lyle the Crocodile (Hangar), The Karamazovs (McKenna Theatre, San Francisco), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Fictitious Theatre Co., San Bernardino). Originally from California, Lisa has worked on numerous productions and collaborations as an actor, dancer and choreographer on both coasts. BFA in Acting, CUNY Brooklyn College.
Emily Daly (Mrs. Lion/Tiff) is an actor, writer and singer based in New York. Favorite New York acting credits include Charisse in Mergers and Propositions of FullStop Collective's 2012 FOREPLAYS, and Ethon in Fire Thief at the Looking Glass Theater's 2011 Spring Forum, for which she won the Week 3 Audience Favorite and Forum Best Actress awards. Writing credits include Barter (Or, Stealing Other People's Credit Cards), produced by Stable Cable in the DC Capital Fringe; Reel, produced at Left Hip Productions: From the Hip Festival and winner of an audience favorite award; Death on Roller Skates, developed and presented at the Great Plains Theater Conference. Emily is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the Johns Hopkins University, where she studied and worked extensively with John Astin. She attended the National Theater Institute at the Tony Award-winning Eugene O'Neill Theater Center and is now a student of Tanya Berezin's. Currently, Emily is the director of development at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater.
Brian Edelman (Samael) Television: "Are We There Yet" on TBS. New York Theater: The Coming World (Stable Cable), The Girl with the Red Hair (Theater for the New City), Lula Bell in Search of Santa (Manhattan Children's Theater). Regional: Barter (Stable Cable, DC Capital Fringe), Penelope of Ithaca, An Idiot, and Lyle the Crocodile allat the Hangar Theatre.
Emmanuel Elpenord (G.O.D., the drag queen) is a recent Magna Cum Laude graduate of Brooklyn College. Emmanuel is making great use of his BFA in Acting, BA in Television and Radio Production, and BFA in Creative Writing. Earlier this summer, he was a Film TA and Equipment Manager for the Brooklyn campus of SOCAPA, a summer arts camp for international teens. He is continuing his video post-production training independently while tutoring writing privately as well as for the Learning Center of his alma mater. Recent acting credits include an acclaimed performance as Kent in Neil LaBute's Reasons to be Pretty and his second season in the PlayFUN 24-hour Play Festival.
Breanna Foister (Mrs. Lamb/Steph) is an actor and a development associate at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. She recently appeared in Barter by Emily Daly at the DC Capital Fringe Festival and the short film The Girl From Carolina by Well Dang! Productions. Breanna is from Travelers Rest, SC and writes the blog Hungry Lion (www.hungry-lion.blogspot.com). Training: Rutgers University- BFA, South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities.
Chelsea Gonzalez (Eve) is an actor and theater instructor who recently graduated from the BFA acting program at Syracuse University, where she appeared in multiple productions. She is originally from Florida and now resides in Alphabet City. Chelsea was a member of the Hangar Theatre Summer Lab Co.
Cory Kosel (Adam) Regional theatre credits include Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson at Theatre Three in Dallas, TX and in a word (Tristan) and Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel (Mike Mulligan) at Hangar Theatre as a member of the 2010 Lab Co. He holds a B.A. from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, with featured roles in The Pillowman (Michal), Hamlet (Hamlet), Spring Awakening (Mortiz), Urinetown (Bobby Strong) and Twelfth Night (Andrew Aguecheek).
For more information, visit www.stablecablelabco.org.
Photo credit: Erik Carter