WHEN WE WENT ELECTRONIC to Receive World Premiere at The Tank

By: Sep. 17, 2018

The Tank will present the World Premiere of When We Went Electronic, written by Caitlin Saylor Stephens (The Kilroys List Honorable Mention; 2018 Headlands Center for the Arts Artist in Residence), directed by Meghan Finn (Doomocracy) with songs by Sarah Frances Cagianese (Frances Rose) & Caitlin Saylor Stephens at The Tank (312 West 36th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues), October 25-November 11. Performances will be on Thursday, October 25 at 8pm, Friday, October 26 at 8pm, Saturday, October 27 at 8pm, Sunday, October 28 at 8pm, Thursday, November 1 at 8pm, Friday, November 2 at 8pm, Saturday, November 3 at 8pm, Sunday, November 4 at 8pm, Thursday, November 8 at 8pm, Friday, November 9 at 8pm, Saturday, November 10 at 8pm, and Sunday, November 11 at 8pm. Tickets ($35 VIP; $25 General; $15 Student) are available for advance purchase at www.thetanknyc.org. The performance will run approximately 75 minutes, with no intermission.

Schools Out. It's 2008. Two Made in USA American Apparel ® models search for their missing memory after a tragically fun nite. But when rlly weird stuff starts happening, the girls begin to question the syntheticness of their own materials and if what they think happened was rlly real. Maybe last nite wasn't such a party after all. Literally.

Caitlin Saylor Stephens (Playwright) is a Brooklyn-based playwright, performer, and filmmaker. Her plays include: Company Happy Hour (Princess Grace Award Finalist, Creative Capital Award Finalist, The Lark, New Georges), Woke Boy (2018 Lark Playground), Black Escalade (Sundance Theater Lab Finalist, The Lark, New Georges Jam, Neukom Literary Arts Award Short List), Joley (BAPF Finalist, Goody Fellowship), The Unofficial Race Time of A. Pineda (P73 Finalist, NYTW, Jerome Fellowship Finalist, BAPF Finalist, Ingram Finalist), The Front (The Boris Segal/Drama League Fellowship at Williamstown Theater Festival Finalist), From the Basement of My Heart (New Georges Jam), Two Men Missing in The Hudson River (New Georges Audrey Residency, Kilroy's List Honorable Mention, Berkeley Rep Ground Floor Finalist), and When We Went Electronic (Kilroy's List Honorable Mention, The Flea, The Tank, The Lark, New Georges, The Amoralists). Among her awards are fellowships, scholarships, grants, and residencies from Headlands Center for the Arts, Ucross, The Whiting Foundation, The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, The Romulus Linney Scholarship at Sewanee Writers Conference, The Goody Fellowship, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Tofte Lake Emerging Artists Program, The Jerome Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, New Georges Audrey Residency, SPACE on Ryder Farm, and The Orchard Project. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Sarah Lawrence College and is a New Georges Affiliated Artist and member of The Jam and The Lark's 2018 Playground. Her short films are currently under commission with Borscht Film Festival in Miami. Follow Caitlin on social @caitlinsaylor and @discounttherapyclub.

Meghan Finn (Director) is a director based in Brooklyn, NY and was appointed the Co-Artistic Director at The Tank in 2017. She recently directed DOOMOCRACY by artist Pedro Reyes for Creative Time at the Brooklyn Army Terminal. Other recent credits include: CHARLESES by Carl Holder (The Tank at The Brick for Save & Print), Sam's Tea Shack by Ben Gassman and Sam Soghor (The Tank at STK), The Offending Gesture by Mac Wellman (The Tank/3LD at the Connelly Theater NY Times and Time Out NY Critics' Picks); American Power performed by photographer Mitch Epstein and Composer/Cellist Erik Friedlander at the V&A London and The Wexner Center, Columbus, Ohio; Gary Winter's DAREDEVIL at The Brick; The Downtown Loop by Ben Gassman (3LD/3D+ Productions/Teeth of Tooth Atelier); Take Me Home by Alexandra Collier set in a taxi cab (Incubator Arts Project/LPR). Other recent credits include: The Service Road by Erin Courtney (Adhesive Theater Project/NY Times Critics' Pick), Motel Cherry by Peggy Stafford (Summerworks Clubbed Thumb/New Georges HERE Arts Center Huffington Post Top 10 of 2012) and 3 2's; or AFAR by Mac Wellman (Dixon Place), Relative Value by Jesse Longman (3LD), Saturn Nights by Jess Barbagallo (Incubator Arts Project), Waltz by Corina Copp (CSC -Weasel), Blue Dress Reduction featuring Eliza Bent (PS122), HIM by E.E. Cummings (Walkerspace), The Fake History of George the Last by Misha Shulman (the longest lunch/TNC), A Week at the NJ Shore by Valerie Work (the longest lunch/The Bushwick Starr, and others). Finn holds an MFA in Directing from Brooklyn College and a BA in Theater from the University of Southern California. She was a member of the 2009 Lincoln Center Director's Lab, 2009/10 Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, New Georges' Jam, a 2014 & 2016 New Georges Audrey Resident and co-founder of the longest lunch (2002-present).

SARAH FRANCES CAGIANESE (Composer) is a Manhattan based composer and songstress. One half of the electro-pop sister duo Frances Rose, Sarah has been making heart-pumping beats and soul enticing melodies all over New York, France and West Africa. She has been a featured artist in VICE, NOISEY, Sound Venue, BULLETT, NYLON and most recently Front Runner Mag. In 2008, Sarah received a grant from Berklee College of Music which helped her create Case Collective, an organization which provided education, clothing and two meals a day to impoverished children in Niger. In 2011, Sarah was signed to Warner/Chappell through Neon Gold Records for publishing. She remains an active ASCAP Member, So Far Sounds Alumni, and international Soho House Member. Sarah has organized high-profile music events in New York City such as the Leonard Cohen Memorial Concert in 2017 and The International Woman's Day Concert in 2018. She's worked closely with African Studies Center at BU, Children of Bellevue Hospital, She Runs It.Org, Amnesty International, Make A Wish Foundation, and Toys For Tots in addition to being an active UNICEF member. Her band Frances Rose was awarded "Best Emerging Artist" by Deli Magazine. You can find her hit single "Vampire" on Kitsune America's compilation which PAPER Magazine describes as "haunting pop." Sarah's most recent release "Read My Body" premiered through Billboard. BA, Boston University. Follow Sarah on social @sarah.frances.rose and her band @francesrosemusic

The Tank is a non-profit arts presenter serving emerging artists engaged in the pursuit of new ideas and forms of expression. We serve over 2,000 artists every year in over 400 performances, and work across all disciplines, including theater, comedy, dance, film, music, public affairs, and storytelling. Our goal is to foster an environment of inclusiveness and remove the burden of cost from the creation of new work for artists launching their careers and experimenting within their art form. The heart of our services is providing free performance space in our 98-seat proscenium and 56-seat blackbox that we operate in Manhattan, and we also offer a suite of other services such as free rehearsal space, promotional support, artist fees, and much more. We keep ticket prices affordable and view our work as democratic, opening up both the creation and attendance of the arts to all.

Past Tank produced-work includes Drama Desk-nominated productions Ada/Ava (2016), youarenowhere (2016), The Paper Hat Game (2017), the ephemera trilogy (2017), and The Hunger Artist (2018), as well as New York Times Critics' Picks The Offending Gesture by Mac Wellman, directed by Meghan Finn (2016) and Red Emma & The Mad Monk by Alexis Roblan, directed by Katie Lindsay (2018). Since its founding in 2003, artists who have come through The Tank include Alex Timbers, Amy Herzog, Lucy Alibar, Reggie Watts, Kyle Abraham, Andrew Bujalski, We Are Scientists, and tens of thousands of others. www.thetanknyc.org

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