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The Dare Tactic Presents Nkenna Akunna's GOOD FIT

The Dare Tactic Presents Nkenna Akunna's GOOD FIT

The second workshop in The Dare Tactics 4th Season, Good Fit, by Nkenna Akunna, is a dark, absurdist play that comments on the limits and liberties assigned to particular identities in public space, asking who is allowed to fit into the fabric of society and who has the power to decide. Directed By Anna Loyd Bradshaw, with movement direction by Lyle Oberman, Good Fit is now on it's second draft, and is hoping to use this workshop production as a chance to figure out what truly comes to life on stage, and what needs to be reworked. "This is a sensitive piece about the prejudice faced by an a person who's identity is rarely explored on stage - this workshop can help us make sure we are honoring the complexity of character and culture that this piece deserves," says Akunna. Good Fit will be held at WOW Cafe Theatre on April 13th, 7:30pm. For Tickets, visit thedaretactic.org.

Casting for this workshop includes Karen Johal, Hana Chamoun, Ishani Das, Nora Kennedy, Declan Smith, Jack Gilliat, Liberty Baverstock, and Anna Frankl-Duval. Production team includes playwright Nkenna Akunna, director Anna Loyd Bradshaw, producer Laura Gold, and movement director Lyle Oberman.

Why this Piece?

"I wanted to think about the different ways terror exists and I wanted to explore the absurdity of Islamophobia." Says Akunna

Why The Dare Tactic?

"Good Fit is now on its second draft, and I'm hoping to use this workshop production as a chance to figure out what truly comes to life on stage, and what needs to be reworked. This is a sensitive piece about the prejudice faced by an a person who's identity I relate to, but I do not entirely share. I'm hoping this workshop can help us make sure we are honoring the complexity of character and culture that this piece deserves."

Founded in 2014, The Dare Tactic is a New York based theatre company dedicated to producing new, innovative, original works by underrepresented voices. Under fiscal sponsorship by Fractured Atlas, The Dare Tactic has produced 10 Mainstage productions at venues including: The ShapeShifter Lab, St. Paul's Theatre, The White Horse Tavern, Melville Gallery, and more. The Dare Tactic has been nominated at Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, appeared at Poetic License Festival, and collaborated with administration at Pace University. We dare our artists to cross boundaries, allowing the freedom for artistic exploration. ?Leadership of The Dare Tactic includes Executive Director Quentin Madia, Creative Artistic Director Vinny Eden Ortega, Producing Artistic Director Bleu Zephra Santiago, Line Producer Ryan McCormick, and Director of Media and Publication Noura Boustany Jost. For more information visit www.thedaretactic.org.

Nkenna Akunna grew up in London, and studied in the United States. She is an emerging playwright, currently developing new work with London's Soho Theatre and Vault Festival. The Dare Tactic's staging of GOOD FIT will be her first US workshop production.

Anna Loyd Bradshaw is a British director, writer and dramaturg. She currently resides in New York but grew up and trained in England where she gained a degree in Performing Arts from Bath Spa University, and also completed an Acting Foundation at The Oxford School of Drama. Anna was a 2015/16 Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Observership member and was the Fall/Winter apprentice at SPACE on Ryder Farm in 2016. She is a Co-Founder of 'The Attic', a New York based creative community initiative, and is also a Director in Residence and Satellite Artist for New York based theatre company, Ruddy Productions. Directing credits include (Theater) Sirens, Matter: Total Power Move (Associate Dir), May Flowers, God is a Ford Man, #Serials@TheFlea, (Film) Astronaut Play, The Sunday Sessions, Lily, Happy Yummy Chicken. Anna's work has been presented and developed at The Flea, The Kraine Theatre, Stella Adler, The Artist Co-op, The Manhattan Repertory Theatre and The John DeSotelle Studio Theatre.

Laura Gold is a producer and playwright living in Brooklyn, NY. She currently works for two Broadway producers and is the Producing Manager for Ruddy Productions. Laura is also the Co-Founder of 'The Attic,' a new, creative collective that gives artists of all mediums a nourishing and collaborative space to expand their community. Select credits include No Filter (Barrington Theater Co.), Siren (One 19 Productions) (The Playwright's Loft) and Untapped Talents (Ruddy Productions). https://welcometotheattic.com/

Lyle Oberman is a New York native, continuing to make work in this urban community. Lyle has contributed to the creation of 'Impact 2 Innovation' which was established in residency with Sidra Bell Dance New York under the Provost Learning Grant. Latest work, 'Expiscate' was shown at the American College Dance Festival under the Aspire Grant. Lyle's education background is made up of her BFA in dance from Ball State University, and intensive programs with The San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, where she trained in Gaga technique; MODULE with Sidra Bell Dance New York; and The Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company in Ga'aton, Israel. Lyle strives to work along side multidisciplinary artists to create mindful art for our everyday lives. For the latest news you can follow @LifeofLyle on instagram.


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