Stable Cable Lab Co. to Bring Padraic Lillis' 'HOPE YOU GET TO ELEVEN' to IRT Theater
Stable Cable Lab Co. will present a limited engagement of Padraic Lillis' solo show Hope You Get to Eleven, or What Are We Doing to Do About Sally? directed by Scott Illingworth at IRT Theater (154 Christopher Street, Buzzer 3B) on Tuesday, April 25 at 7pm, Sunday, April 30 at 7pm, and Tuesday May 2 at 7pm. Tickets ($18 in advance; $20 at the door) may be purchased at www.stablecablelabco.org.
Recently Padraic Lillis was a guest artist at a university where a student that was charming, bright, witty, and warm, a person that no one could say a negative word about, committed suicide. It was a shock to everyone. 105 people die from suicide each day in the United States and the rate is rising. One reason is because we don't talk about it. This event inspired Padraic to create this play as an honest, intimate, slightly humorous sharing of his experiences in the hopes of opening up the conversation on the topic of suicide.
Hope You Get to Eleven, Or What Are We Going to Do About Sally? was awarded the Best Solo Show Award at the Planet Connection Theatre Festivity in 2016.
Padraic Lillis (Writer/Performer) is the founding Artistic Director of The Farm Theater. He has been awarded the NYIT Award for Outstanding Director for his production of Lindsay Joy's Rise and Fall of a Teenage Cyber Queen, Overall Excellence Award from NY International Fringe Festival for his production of Lee Kaplan's Bully, and inducted into the Indie Theater Hall of Fame. With Stable Cable he previously directed Lindsay Joy's In the Event of My Death, also at IRT Theater. Other solo shows he has directed include Adina Taubman's award winning show A Line In The Sand (a documentary show about Columbine), Kelly Kinsella's When Thoughts Attack, he also co-wrote with Kelly Kinsella How To Do A One Person Show, and he wrote and performs his own solo show How To Survive Crack Addiction. He is also a published playwright with Dramatist Play Services and Indie Theater Now. His film Hand Over Hand, which he wrote and directed, was awarded Best Short Film at the Milan International Film Festival. Padraic was awarded the Dayton Hudson Distinguished Artist Fellowship. He is a member of LAByrinth Theater Company and a life long Yankee fan.
Scott Illingworth (Director) is a freelance director based in New York City. He is a Member of the Playwrights/Directors Unit at The Actors Studio, serves as Associate Director at Barefoot Theatre Company, and is an Artistic Advisor for The Farm Theater. Recent directing credits include the Off-Broadway World Premiere and ongoing tour of Beyond Words with Bill Bowers (Urban Stages, All for One Theatre Festival, etc), the premiere of Girl on Girl by Lucas Hnath (NYU), Deadpan Melodrama by Bob Glaudini (Collaboraction, Chicago), the premieres of The Bridgette Hobbs Connection by Christina Anderson and Across the Water by Mona Mansour (NYU), Termination of Species by Ken Urban (Collaboraction), Leaving Iowa (Adirondack Theatre Festival), and Refugee Girls Revue. Focused on developing new work, Scott has worked on readings and workshops of dozens of new plays by playwrights including Israel Horovitz, Andrea Ciannavei, José Rivera, Ken Urban, Keith Reddin, and Padraic Lillis. He served as Associate Director to MarK Wing-Davey on the Off-Broadway productions of Passion Play (EPIC), UNCONDITIONAL(LAByrinth), The Singing Forest (The Public), and Ninth and Joanie (LAByrinth), and the workshop of Jean Genet's The Screens (The Public) in a new translation by Caryl Churchill. Regionally Scott worked with Mr. Wing-Davey on Passion Play by Sarah Ruhl (Goodman and Yale Rep) and served as Assistant Director to Philip Seymour Hoffman on The Long Red Road (Goodman). Scott is an Assistant Arts Professor and Head of Special Projects at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts' Graduate Acting Program and is a regular teacher of Masterclasses for LAByrinth Theater Co. He holds an MFA in Directing and a BFA in Acting from The Theatre School, DePaul University and is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC).
Stable Cable Lab Co. is a non-profit organization that strives to create an environment for new work and theater artists to flourish. We do this through developmental readings and workshops, ensemble laboratories and training, and productions. We are dedicated to producing new plays that are intrinsically theatrical, ensemble-driven and bold. Stable Cable Lab Co. first informally came together and started to develop work in 2011 with its founding members (Lisa Jill Anderson, Brian Edelman, and Seth Hamlin), and began consistently producing work under the name "Stable Cable Lab Co." in 2012. Productions include: the world premiere of In the Event of My Death by Lindsay Joy, directed by Padraic Lillis at IRT Theater in 2016; the workshop production of Terminalia by Collin McConnell, directed by J.K. Musser at IRT Theater in 2016; Because Me written & directed by Max Baker at the Wild Project in 2015; Live from the Surface of the Moon written & directed by Max Baker (recipient of an LMCC MCAF grant) at the Wild Project in 2015; the workshop production of #WHATIWASWEARING (in collaboration with Arethusa Speaks) at the Wild Project in 2015; the workshop production of Accidents Waiting to Happen by Jonathan Libman, directed by Padraic Lillis at IRT Theater in 2014; the workshop production of Nibbler by Ken Urban, directed by Stephen Brackett at Theatre54 in 2013; the workshop production of the devised piece i love you more than all the stars in the sky with text by Emily Daly (featured in foolsFURY's Factory Parts in San Francisco, CA) in 2013; the devised piece The Eden Project directed by Seth Hamlin, choreographed by KC Luce (world premiere as part of the Dream Up Festival at Theater for the New City and workshop production at The Bridge Theater) in 2012; the world premiere of Barter (Or, Stealing Other People's Credit Cards) by Emily Daly, directed by Jonathan Libman (Washington DC Capital Fringe) in 2012; and the annual LiveWire Short Play Festival in 2014, 2015, and 2016 featuring works by playwrights including Halley Feiffer, Christopher Gabriel Nuñez, Nat Cassidy, Breanna Foister, Emily Daly, and more. www.stablecablelabco.org
The Farm Theater The name is inspired by the "farm" system of baseball whose role is to provide experience and training for developing players. The Farm Theater develops early career artists that may not have the support system afforded others, through workshops, productions, and mentoring. The centerpiece of our programming is the College Collaboration. This program in our first year developed a play that will be produced Off-Broadway in the fall of 2016, was published in Indie Theater Now, and the project was featured in an article on HowlRound. The Farm Theater since its inception has hosted Bullpen Sessions, which are free bi-monthly conversations between special guests and early career artists. Special Guests for the Bullpen Sessions have included Rajiv Joseph, Lucas Hnath, Anne Washburn, Paul Schnee, and Halley Feiffer. The Farm Theater also offers skill-building workshops throughout the year. The Farm Theater was inspired from Founding Artistic Director Padraic Lillis' twenty-five years of experience working directly with over 2,000 early career artists, developing multiple award winning new plays, and collaborating with artists working at the highest level in their field. Visit www.thefarmtheater.org.
IRT Theater is a grassroots laboratory for independent theater and performance in New York City, providing space and support to a new generation of artists. Tucked away in the old Archive Building in Greenwich Village, IRT's mission is to build a community of emerging and established artists by creating a home for the development and presentation of new work. Some of the artists we have supported include Young Jean Lee, Reggie Watts, & Mike Daisey. For information, visit www.irttheater.org.