One Year Lease To Premiere EAT THE DEVIL at The Tank
The Tank in association with One Year Lease Theater Company (2018 Drama Desk nominee for Balls; 2016 Drama Desk nominee for please excuse my dear aunt sally) will present the World Premiere of Eat the Devil by Nadja Leonhard-Hooper (member of EST's Youngblood) and Dan Nuxoll (Brooklyn Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in Brooklyn Culture), directed by Nick Flint (BALLS with One Year Lease), at The Tank (312 West 36th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues), February 21-March 9. Performances will be on Thursday, February 21 at 8pm, Friday, February 22 at 8pm, Saturday, February 23 at 8pm, Sunday, February 24 at 8pm, Wednesday, February 27 at 8pm, Thursday, February 28 at 8pm, Friday, March 1 at 8pm, Saturday, March 2 at 8pm, Sunday, March 3 at 8pm, Wednesday, March 6 at 8pm, Thursday, March 7 at 8pm, Friday, March 8 at 8pm, and Saturday, March 9 at 8pm. Tickets ($25) are available for advance purchase at www.thetanknyc.org. The performance will run approximately 100 minutes, with no intermission.
Eat the Devil is a new play set in a dystopian, media-crazed near-future, where a mysterious virus is infecting the nation. As viciously competitive media pundits battle to control the narrative, an artificially intelligent sex doll named Mia has a breakthrough... but will she be our Savior, or is she the Angel of Death?
Eat the Devil is the first production to come out of the OYL Megaphone Program that supports young playwrights in creating unconventional, radical new work. Started in 2017, the OYL Megaphone Program is OYL's secondary new play development program specifically for young, un-produced playwrights.
Nadja Leonhard-Hooper (Playwright) is a playwright, screenwriter, and performer from Minnesota. She writes almost exclusively dark comedies that are almost always about animals. She is a proud member of Ensemble Studio Theatre's Obie-winning Youngblood collective. Her work has been seen at The Tank, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Dixon Place, and the Hairpin Arts Center in Chicago. Nadja is a graduate of Vassar College, where she studied drama and political science.
Dan Nuxoll (Playwright) is Artistic Director of the New York based non-profit film organization Rooftop Films. Since 1997 he has helped to transform it from a small, all-volunteer seasonal event into the largest outdoor showcase for independent films in the nation and one of the most innovative film organizations in North America. Dan has also worked as a co-director, producer, composer and sound designer for films and theater, and has been named to Indiewire's Influencers list as well as Brooklyn Magazine's list of The 100 Most Influential People in Brooklyn Culture.
Nick Flint (Director) is a theater and film director, actor, and writer. Directing credits: BALLS by Kevin Armento and Bryony Lavery, Stockholm by Bryony Lavery, Skin Tight by Gary Henderson, Ride by Jane Bodie. Select acting credits: Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally by Kevin Armento (Drama Desk Nomination & Edinburgh Stage Award), pool (no water)by Mark Ravenhill, The Shape of Things (Sydney Theater Company) The Recruit (Melbourne Theatre Company). TV: "Home &"; "Away", "All Saints", "Love Bytes"; Feature Film: Ned, The Tumbler, Regretting Fish. He was a Flying Karamazov Brother and has trained extensively with the Siti Company.
One Year Lease Theater Company Our mission is to create bold, athletic new works of theater that draw on the power of collaboration - the group, the ensemble, the chorus - to express bold visions of our collective human experience. Our vision is to create experiences for audiences that transcend the ordinary, transport the spirit and embrace the magical. We are deeply passionate about the artform of theater and seek to inspire the next generation of creators through our educational programs and support of young theater artists.
Over the past six years, OYL has premiered five productions in New York City: Kevin Armento and Bryony Lavery's Balls, Kevin Armento's please excuse my dear aunt sally, Bryony Lavery's Stockholm, Mark Ravenhill's pool (no water), Gary Henderson's Skin Tight, and Pamela Carter's What We Know. OYL has also performed pool (no water) in Boston at A.R.T.'s Oberon stage in 2014 and please excuse my dear aunt sally at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2016. Recently OYL received a 2018 Drama Desk Nomination (Sound Design, Balls) 2016 Drama Desk Nomination (Original Score, please excuse my dear aunt sally), a 2016 Edinburgh Stage Award (Best Ensemble, please excuse my dear aunt sally), a 2017 Houston Theater Award for Best Sound; and 2017 Houston Theater Award Nominations for Best New Play & Best Set and Property Design. www.oneyearlease.org
The Tank is a non-profit arts presenter and producer. Our mission is to remove economic barriers from the creation of new work for artists launching their careers and experimenting within their art form, and to do so in an environment that is inclusive and accessible. We serve over 2,000 artists every year in over 800 performances, and work across all disciplines, including theater, comedy, dance, film, music, puppetry, and storytelling. The heart of our services is providing free performance space in our two-stage theater complex Manhattan, and we also offer a suite of other services such as free rehearsal space, promotional support, artist fees, and much more. We support work at all phases of development, from readings and residencies to fully-produced world premieres. We keep ticket prices affordable and view our work as democratic, opening up both the creation and attendance of the arts to all.
Recent Tank-produced work includes Drama Desk-nominated productions Ada/Ava (2016), youarenowhere (2016), The Paper Hat Game (2017), the ephemera trilogy (2017), and The Hunger Artist (2018), as well as New York Times Critics' Picks The Offending Gesture by Mac Wellman, directed by Meghan Finn (2016) and Red Emma & The Mad Monk by Alexis Roblan, directed by Katie Lindsay (2018). www.thetanknyc.org