WE Theater & Iron Jaw Company Present Brilliant Traces

By: Jun. 07, 2011
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WE Theater in association with Iron Jaw Company will present a revival of Cindy Lou Johnson's play, BRILLIANT TRACES featuring Erica Linderman (Iron Jaw Company's Women of Manhattan) as Rosannah and William W. Warren (The Secret History of the Lower East Side at EnGarde Arts) as Henry Harry. The production will be directed by Adam Fitzgerald (Artistic Director of kef theatrical productions; Directing Resident at Playwrights Horizons) with Fight Chorography by David Anzuelo and Set Design by David L. Arsenault.

BRILLIANT TRACES follows the journey of a runaway bride forced to seek shelter at a remote cabin deep in the wilds of Alaska, home to a reclusive hermit. As a blizzard rages outside the two struggle with the truth about the lives they're both desperately trying to escape. Can two lonely and fractured people save themselves without tearing each other to shreds?

BRILLIANT TRACES originally premiered at The Cherry Lane Theater in 1989. Frank Rich of The New York Times reviewed the production saying "Ms. Johnson has spun an alternately comic and anguished fable about contemporary men and women who run away from home - whether from parents, children or mates - and she has written it with an imaginative disregard for pedantic reality."

The production, presented by WE Theater in association with Iron Jaw Company will play a three-week engagement at The Arclight Theater (152 West 71st Street) July 6-24; Wednesday through Sunday at 8pm with additional performances Sundays at 3pm. Tickets ($20/$17 students & seniors) will go on sale Thursday, June 9 and may be purchased online at www.theatermania.com or by calling 866-811-4111

ADAM FITGERALD (Director) is a founding member and Artistic Director of kef theatrical productions. With kef Adam directed Killing Women, Lyric is Waiting, V, Roll, Corpus Christi, Artists Rising, Michael Pesce's Old Fashioned Piano Party, Girl in the Goldfish Bowl, The Female Terrorist Project. Other credits: Directing Resident at Playwrights Horizons assisting Wilson Milam, Bartlett Sher and Kate Whoriskey on plays by Nicky Silver (Three Changes with Maura Tierney), Craig Lucas (Prayer for my Enemy with Victoria Clark and Jonathan Groff) and Christina Anderson (Inked Baby with LaChanze); Artistic Associate at Playhouse West (where his production of Defiance garnered Critics Circle nominations for Director and Production; Top Ten Productions of 2007 by the Contra Costa Times); Other directing: Ground Up Productions, EST Youngbloods, 12 Miles West, Diverse City Theater, First Look Theatre Co. (NYU), The SF Theater Festival and the FringeNYC (at the Cherry Lane) and Fringe Encores (at Soho Playhouse) productions of A Contemporary American's Guide to Modern Marriage © 1959. Current projects include Methtacular! (August, 2011) and Don Creedon's The Lobby (Producer Ellen Cohn).

IRON JAW COMPANY is a theatre company dedicated to the honest and truthful portrayal of women. We believe that all women possess varying degrees of class, strength, and style, and want to show that through the production of plays featuring a wide array of female characters, while giving back to the community through donations to organizations and charities that deal with and support women's causes.

Iron Jaw Company was founded by Erica Linderman, Kitty Lindsay, and Teresa Reynolds. These three women all come from creative backgrounds, though their friendship was forged through their real world jobs. A production of The Vagina Monologues inspired them to continue their theatrical journey together. Being involved in the producing of that show helped them realize a need to create real and honest portrayals of women in theatre, and Iron Jaw Company was born. The women of Iron Jaw Company want to create a dialogue with the audience about the roles women play in their homes, work, relationships and society. Above all, we want to present honest and truthful portrayals of women, not caricatures. If we aren't rigorously honest about our work, then we do a disservice to women everywhere who all have a story to tell.

"I applaud the Iron Jaw Company for putting up a female-centric show that provides opportunities for actresses... I look forward to seeing more from them."
Abby Marsh, Theatre is Easy

"... All three women are excellent [in Women of Manhattan], finding the tricky balance in sounding natural with dialogue intentionally written to be overtly theatrical... Iron Jaw has here a work of great subtly and understated power, giving a lesser-known work from a master a deserved return to the spotlight." Ryan Vlastelica, The L Magazine



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