Photo Flash: First Look at IMPLIED CONSENT At The Access Theater

A raw, character-driven story of the #MeToo era, Implied Consent mines the gray areas of relational power this October 11 - 14 at the Access Theater in New York City.

Implied Consent is a play that examines unbalanced power dynamics across two centuries, illuminating how our society has changed for women, and how it has stayed the same. In Implied Consent, a writer (Sarah Elizabeth Grace) seeks to reclaim the feminist glory of an ancestor's lost narrative. But when she returns to her Michigan hometown and reconnects with a childhood mentor (Matt W. Cody), both her subject matter (Adriana Jones)-and her own story-start to slip out of her control. The action jumps between mid-nineteenth-century Saginaw, early 2000's suburban Detroit, and the present.

Instead of villainizing any particular person or gender, Implied Consent grapples with the more subtle and pervasive ways emotional control and sexual assault imbues itself in our culture. When a relationship exists in the gray area it's harder to decipher the helpful and the harmful.

Implied Consent stars Sarah Elizabeth Grace as Tara Rose, Matt W. Cody* as Nick Genovese, Morgan McGuire as Rebecca Hill, Adriana Jones as Esther Daniels, Brendan Patrick Connor* as James Nash, and Ryan Desaulniers as Matthew Hildebrandt (*actors are appearing courtesy of the Actor's Equity Association).

Produced by Badass Lady Productions, Implied Consent is written by Sarah Elizabeth Grace and directed by Emily Hartford. Production team includes assistant director Britt Berke, sound designer Ned Massey, costume designer Emily Rose Parman, and lighting designer Sienna Gonzalez.

Performances are held The Access Theater (380 Broadway, 4th floor, New York, NY) as part of the Access Association Series, on Thursday October 11th, Friday October 12th, and Saturday October 13th at 8:00 pm, and Sunday October 14th at 2:00 pm. Run time: 2 hours 10 minutes, with a 10 minute intermission.

Photo Flash: First Look at IMPLIED CONSENT At The Access Theater
Tara Rose (Sarah Elizabeth Grace) reunites with Nick Genovese (Matt W. Cody) at Kemeny Academy in the present. Photo Credit: Elizabeth Mealey Implied Consent at the Access Theater, October 2018.

Photo Flash: First Look at IMPLIED CONSENT At The Access Theater
Tara Rose (Sarah Elizabeth Grace) at Kemeny Academy in the past. Photo Credit: Elizabeth Mealey Implied Consent at the Access Theater, October 2018.

Photo Flash: First Look at IMPLIED CONSENT At The Access Theater
Nick (Matt W. Cody) and Tara (Sarah Elizabeth Grace) on the road in the present. Photo Credit: Elizabeth Mealey Implied Consent at the Access Theater, October 2018.

Photo Flash: First Look at IMPLIED CONSENT At The Access Theater
Tara (Sarah Elizabeth Grace) and Nick (Matt W. Cody) on the road in the past. Photo Credit: Elizabeth Mealey Implied Consent at the Access Theater, October 2018.

Photo Flash: First Look at IMPLIED CONSENT At The Access Theater
Lumber baron James Nash (Brendan Patrick Connor) meets educator Esther Daniels (Adriana Jones) in Saginaw, Michigan, in 1856. Photo Credit: Elizabeth Mealey Implied Consent at the Access Theater

Photo Flash: First Look at IMPLIED CONSENT At The Access Theater
Adriana Jones as Esther Daniels Photo Credit: Elizabeth Mealey Implied Consent at the Access Theater, October 2018.

Photo Flash: First Look at IMPLIED CONSENT At The Access Theater
Brendan Patrick Connor as James Nash Photo Credit: Elizabeth Mealey Implied Consent at the Access Theater, October 2018.

Photo Flash: First Look at IMPLIED CONSENT At The Access Theater
Marital affection between Tara (Sarah Elizabeth Grace) and Rebecca (Morgan McGuire). Photo Credit: Elizabeth Mealey Implied Consent at the Access Theater, October 2018.

Photo Flash: First Look at IMPLIED CONSENT At The Access Theater
Tara (Sarah Elizabeth Grace) and Rebecca (Morgan McGuire) Photo Credit: Elizabeth Mealey Implied Consent at the Access Theater, October 2018.

Photo Flash: First Look at IMPLIED CONSENT At The Access Theater
Matthew Hildebrandt (Ryan Desaulniers) and James Nash (Brendan Patrick Connor). Photo Credit: Elizabeth Mealey Implied Consent at the Access Theater, October 2018.

Photo Flash: First Look at IMPLIED CONSENT At The Access Theater
Matthew Hildebrandt (Ryan Desaulniers) meets Esther (Adriana Jones). Photo Credit: Elizabeth Mealey Implied Consent at the Access Theater, October 2018.

Photo Flash: First Look at IMPLIED CONSENT At The Access Theater
Nick (Matt W. Cody) and Tara (Sarah Elizabeth Grace) on the road in the past. Photo Credit: Elizabeth Mealey Implied Consent at the Access Theater, October 2018.

Photo Flash: First Look at IMPLIED CONSENT At The Access Theater
Morgan McGuire as Rebecca Hill Photo Credit: Elizabeth Mealey Implied Consent at the Access Theater, October 2018.

Photo Flash: First Look at IMPLIED CONSENT At The Access Theater
Matt W. Cody as Nick Genovese Photo Credit: Elizabeth Mealey Implied Consent at the Access Theater, October 2018.

Photo Flash: First Look at IMPLIED CONSENT At The Access Theater
Matthew Hildebrandt (Ryan Desaulniers) and Esther (Adriana Jones). Photo Credit: Elizabeth Mealey Implied Consent at the Access Theater, October 2018.

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