The Shrill Collective Presents THE JERSEY DEVIL DOESN'T EXIST
The Shrill Collective is proud to kick off their 2019 season with THE JERSEY DEVIL DOESN'T EXIST by Jess Honovich. This will be Shrill's second collaboration with the NYU and Carnegie Melon graduate. Honovich's one act "MOCK, or, LAST MINUTE MEETING OF THE OUR LADY OF THE SEVEN SORROWS ACADEMY TEXAS YOUTH AND GOVERNMENT MOCK TRIAL TEAM TODAY AT 2:45!! (EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY AND LOOKS GREAT ON RESUMES)" was featured in the first annual ShrillFest in September 2018.
Directed by Kristina Cole, THE JERSEY DEVIL DOESN'T EXIST tells the story of four young women who are faced with what it means to believe when one of them goes missing in a game of tag in the woods. Certainty and sanity unravel as the women's stories are challenged in the shadow of a diabolical tall tale. This new play explores themes of being othered and the risk of believing women.
The all-female cast features Brenna Sweet, Makaela Shealy, Anna Clare Kerr, Claire D'Angelo, Ella Mora *, Samanthia Nixon, Jac Ford, and Jenny Bechem.
The performances will benefit the The Lower Eastside Girls Club of New York, a community-based organization that works to overcome the fragmentation of youth services by creating a 'whole-girl' approach; emphasizing curiosity, poise, happiness, resiliency, compassion, health and job readiness . For more information on Shrill's 2019 Community Partner, visit: www.girlsclub.org
April 13th & 14th @ 8PM
357 W. 36th Street, 2nd floor
Tickets ($30) are available at https://jerseydevil.bpt.me
The Shrill Collective's 2019 season will also include the second annual ShrillFest (a festival of new works), and a reimagined, musical staging of Susan Glaspell's proto-feminist one-act play TRIFLES.
The Shrill Collective seeks to effect civic, social, and economic change through the union of activism and performing arts by supporting artists who are women, non binary, and other marginalized genders. By supporting women and non-binary artists, our community seeks to effect civic, social, and economic change through the union of activism and the performing arts. We believe that by giving women and non-binary artists an elevated platform to share their unique artistic perspective and experiences, we can transform a pipeline that has traditionally favored cis male storytelling. By pairing these stories with local changemaking organizations, we hope to advance social, political, and economic justice and equity. Women's Voices. Amplified.