Photo Flash: First Look at Piehole's SKI END, Part of New Ohio & IRT's Archive Residency
The Archive Residency, a collaboration between New Ohio Theatre and IRT Theater (likeminded neighbors in the historic Archive Building in the West Village), is a vital incubator for New York City's most electrifying independent theater companies. Now in its fourth year, the two-year residency offers each company an artistic home -- space, support, and institutional continuity for the development and presentation of a new work. Each residency culminates with a world premiere production.
Piehole is one of the companies completing its residency this year, presenting the world premiere of SKI END, created by Piehole and directed by Tara Ahmadinejad, running now through May 19, 2017 and opening tonight, May 2. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
In Piehole's Ski End, an abandoned ski shop becomes the center of the universe. A group of 30-whatever urbanites finds itself stuck in a flood-damaged building with a makeshift skate ramp, dead birds, and the tattered banner of a final blowout sale. From these clues they ritualistically reanimate a bygone world of Ski, until they incite a cosmic force. Rising from the ruins of economic and environmental dread, Piehole's Ski End examines chronic patterns of apocalyptic despair and what it takes to face The Sublime. Running time is 90 minutes.
The cast includes Toni Ann DeNoble (Amazon's "Sneaky Pete"), Allison LaPlatney (Piehole's Hand Foot Fizzle Face & Old Paper Houses), Alexandra Panzer (Piehole's Hand Foot Fizzle Face & Old Paper Houses), Emilie Soffe (Piehole's Old Paper Houses), Ben Vigus (Piehole's Old Paper Houses), Jeff Wood (Piehole's Hand Foot Fizzle Face & Old Paper Houses), and teen performers Kijani-Ali Gaulman, Maite Martin and Nicole Suazo (MCC Theater Youth Company member).
The production team includes Alexandra Panzer (Scenic Design), Oona Curley (Lighting Design), Joey Wolfslau (Sound Design), Olivia Gibian (Costume Design), Matt Romein (Projection Design), Deepali Gupta (Songwriter), Ann Barkin (Production Stage Manager), Skylar Fox (Technical Director/Production Manager), Elliot B. Quick (Producer/Dramaturg), Bailey Williams (Producer) and Lauren Whitehead (Dramaturg).
Piehole's SKI END runs April 30 - May 19. Shows take place at New Ohio Theatre, located at 154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington Streets in New York City. Tickets are $25 ($20 for students) and can be purchased at NewOhioTheatre.org or by calling 212-352-3101. For more information, visit www.Pieholed.com.
Photo Credit: Matthew Dunivan
Jeff Wood, Allison LaPlatney, Emilie Soffe, Ben Vigus, Toni Ann DeNoble
Ben Vigus, Jeff Wood, Toni Ann DeNoble, Allison LaPlatney, Emilie Soffe
Allison LaPlatney (bottom half), Toni Ann DeNoble, Emilie Soffe, Jeff Wood, Ben Vigus
Toni Ann DeNoble, Ben Vigus
Emilie Soffe (bottom half), Ben Vigus, Toni Ann DeNoble
Jeff Wood, Toni Ann DeNoble, Emilie Soffe, Allison LaPlatney, Ben Vigus
Jeff Wood, Emilie Soffe, Ben Vigus
Nicole Suazo, Toni Ann DeNoble, Jeff Wood
Foreground: Ben Vigus, Kijani-Ali Gaulman. Background: Maite Martin, Nicole Suazo.
Maite Martin, Toni Ann DeNoble, Jeff Wood
Toni Ann DeNoble, Alexandra Panzer, Jeff Wood, Emilie Soffe, Ben Vigus