Photo Flash: Blockchain Theater Project And Theaterlab Present NYLON, A New Play By Sofia Alvarez
NYLON, a new play by Sofia Alvarez (Netflix's To All The Boys I've Loved Before) opens tonight, Saturday March 9th, at Theaterlab (357 West 36th Street) in New York City. Performances run through March 24th (see above schedule) and tickets, priced at $22, can be purchased by visiting www.theaterlabnyc.com/events/nylon.
In NYLON, an estranged couple, Anna and Matthew, meet for the first time in four years. During this combustive encounter, their past is dredged to the surface in a way that ruptures their carefully constructed personas and sets in motion a psychological tennis match that threatens their respective futures as well of those of everyone around them. A modern day A Doll's House, NYLON explores the options available to women and the ways in which we become our own worst enemies when we stray from the acceptable paths available to us.
Co-presented by Blockchain Theater Project and Theaterlab, NYLON is directed by Knud Adams (Tin Cat Shoes, Marie and Bruce) and features Sheila Vand (We the Animals, TNT's upcoming "Snowpiercer"), Cesar J. Rosado (Plano, The Workshop), Maggie Bofill (Devil of Choice, Between Riverside and Crazy), Brian Miskell (The Antipodes, Peace for Mary Frances) Claire Siebers (Agnes, The Workshop), with original music by Yeasayer's Anand Wilder. The creative team includes scenic designer Andrew Moerdyk, lighting by Kate McGee, costumes by Clara Fath, and sound design by John Gasper, with Patrick Harnett-Marshall as production stage manager.
Blockchain Theater Project (BTP), founded by Sofia Alvarez and Nicola Korzenko, is a new theater company that empowers artists to produce the work they create, funded in part by cryptocurrency donations. Like Bitcoin and other blockchains, BTP eliminates the institutional gatekeeper, creating a peer-to-peer model of support where the next play to be produced will be nominated by the playwright of the current production. Alvarez's NYLON will start this chain. Find out more at www.btproject.us.