Talkback And Afro Flow Yoga Session to Follow ECO VILLAGE
The World Premiere of the new off-Broadway play Eco Village by Phoebe Nir, will include a Post-Show Talkback moderated by Justice Nnnanna featuring farmers Nailah Marie, Amber Tamm Canty and Myriah Towner, with special invited audiences from Striver's Row and The Creative Collective, as well as an Afro Flow Yoga-Session led by Pilin Anice following the 4pm performance of Eco Village on Sunday, February 10, 2019.
Eco Village is currently running at The Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 W. 46th Street, New York, NY 10036 until February 16, 2019. Performances: Monday and Wednesday at 7pm; Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm; and Saturday and Sunday at 3pm. Tickets are $35-69 and can be purchased at ecovillagetheplay.com.
Amber Tamm Canty is a young, black, woman whose life experiences weaves together the interdisciplinary ways of working & healing with earth in full spectrum. Amber is currently based in NYC where she works as a horticulturalist, florist, mild landscaper and urban farmer/gardener. When she's not doing this work you can catch her hosting American Sign Language Tours at The Whitney Museum of Art, brewing kombucha in New Paltz, NY or working as a baker in Brooklyn.
Nailah Marie is a classically trained chef and graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. After a professional career in kitchens and culinary demonstration, she began seeking a different channel to connect with food through. In 2016, she began farming full time. She is currently in the ProFarmer training at The Hudson Valley Farm Hub.
Justice Nnanna is a multidisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn & Lagos. He graduated from NYU Tisch & studied Drama at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. His documentary film/photo work is predominately non-fiction inspired and explores ways of seeing social-political experiences. He's worked across five continents and is eager to collaborator with partners committed to supporting important, unique, narratives. He's the founder of Studio Isa, a full-service Creative Studio launching in 2019. Recent clients: The National Museum of Lagos, Squarespace, the National Endowment for the Arts, The Block Museum, Yale University, & Artspace. His projects "Maria el Diablo" & "Megolonyo: With a Mother You Are Rich" are in current award contention at: The Nitehawk Film Festival, Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA) and the Brooklyn Film Festival.
Myriah Towner is a storyteller and digital curator living in Brooklyn, New York. Her work as journalist has focused on general news and indoor location technology and has been featured in Street Fight, The Daily Telegraph, The Content Strategist, The Newcastle Chronicle & Journal and Daily Mail Online. As a digital curator, Myriah has created digital platforms to educate around African American history and food systems through The Emmett Till Project and Local Food ATL. She is the creator of the multimedia project, Black Farmer Stories, which aims to preserve the legacy and cultural heritage of Black farmers through storytelling.
Pilin Anice is a dance and yoga instructor, performing artist, and model. Pilin is passionate about helping others tune into their highest self by improving their health and wellbeing. From universities to community organizations, she has guided students of all ages in the sacred movements of yoga and dance through a range of workshops and classes. She has been featured on Good Morning America, The Today Show, BET/CentricTV, and YogaXpress. Pilin earned her 200 Hour RYT at Reflections Yoga in Guatemala and is certified in holistic nutrition as well as Thai Massage Therapy. For over 14 years, she has studied with masters of West African dance, Duhnam Technique, and African Diasporic dances of Haiti, Cuba, and Brazil. Her passion for yoga and dance led her to become a certified Afro Flow Yoga instructor, which she has taught in the US and abroad. A proud member of Actor Equity Association, Pilin has performed Off-Broadway, on National Tours and in regional productions. She has modeled in commercials, print ads, and industrials for many Fortune 500 companies including Disney, Visa, Google, Chase, and Canon. She has also worked extensively as a vocalist performing in concerts and cabarets throughout New York City. Pilin is an alumna of Howard University, where she was awarded the Debbie & Phylicia Ayers-Allen Performing Arts Scholarship. She also studied at the Ailey School and is a certified nutrition coach from Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
Loosely based on the experiences of playwright Phoebe Nir at the Bread and Puppet Theater, Eco Village explores the complexities of community and the boundaries of human behavior. When temporarily homeless Robin hitchhikes her way to an eco-village seen online, all she wants is a warm meal, a place to sleep, and some new friends. Instead, she finds a parallel universe, where survival skills and New Age optimism are blended together. When Robin falls for Jake, a brilliant but tormented handyman, their connection sets off a series of events that reveal the limits of human connection and the costs of utopia.
The cast includes Lily Davis (Wicked, Frozen at St. Luke's), Michael Oloyede(SCRAPS, Inanimate at The Flea Theater), Pearl Rhein (Broadway: Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812), Gregory Isaac Stone (Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike at The Cleveland Playhouse, Geva Theatre, and Cape Cod Playhouse) Arianna Williams (Cookie Heart at the International Filmmaker Festival) and Zoe Wilson (White Effie in Orange is the New Black).
The production team includes Oliver Wason (Lighting Designer), Chloe Treat (Director), Josh Samuels (Sound Designer), Mike Ross (Dramaturg), Meredith Ries (Scenic Designer), Phoebe Nir (Playwright/Producer), R. Christopher Maxwell (Assistant Stage Manager), Kate Lumpkin, CSA (Casting Director), Megan Garner (Properties Designer), Matt Franta (Violence Designer), Jessi Cotter (Production Stage Manager), Blair Bauerschmidt (Costume Designer), Evan Bernardin Productions (General and Production Management), and ABM (Advertising/Marketing).
Please note that the Theatre at St. Clement's is not wheelchair accessible. The theater is located up a flight of stairs.
For more information, visit www.ecovillagetheplay.com.