Thursday, July 25, 2013

Wide Eyed: On Board





photos by Kristin Skye Hoffmann
This past weekend set the stage for a passionate, productive Board retreat for Wide Eyed, and we are so grateful for the many talented people who are committed to working toward our future. Exciting things are happening:  New projects, new visions...And did we mention our upcoming Gala this September? Stay tuned.

Monday, July 1, 2013

A "Wink" and a REBORNING on Tuesday, July 9


The FREE "Winks" reading series concludes with

Reborning

by Zayd Dohrn

Directed by Jeremy Pape


Opening Act:  Kelley Swindall!

Kelley began playing original music at Banjo's Jim's in the East Village in 2008. Soon after that, she became the host of the Sunday music nights at the legendary St. Mark's haunt "The Holiday Cocktail Lounge" up until its closing in January 2012. She continues to play regularly throughout NYC, as well as her native South. When not playing music, she's acting, and is a member of The Amoralist Theater Company.

July 9, 2013

Doors open @ 6:30pm
Kelley Swindall @ 7:00pm 
REBORNING @ 7:30pm 

All performances are at The Underground Lounge
955 West End Avenue @ 107th St
New York, NY 10025

Tickets are Free, Space is Limited



In Reborning, Kelly, a pill popping addict, is a sculptor of dolls who gets a new client, Emily, a woman mourning a decades-old tragedy. As these two work together to create the perfect doll, both women are haunted by experiences from their past. This dark comedy will leave you on the edge of your seat as art and life intertwine.

Director Jeremy Duncan Pape holds a BFA in acting ('04) from Philadelphia’s University of the Arts and an MFA in directing ('12) from the New School for Drama.  Recent directing credits include Mr. Pape's new adaptation of Georg B├╝chner's Woyzeck at NSD, The Last Days by Carlos Cisco, Waste of Space by Bill Winegardner and William Whitehurst's Knuckleball, which won best drama and best overall production at the San Francisco Fringe in 2008.  In addition, he recently acted as assistant director for the Amoralists’ Amerrisiah as well as Hamlet with the Brooklyn Stage Company.  Jeremy performed design work for the Amoralists’ critically acclaimed 2008-2011 seasons at PS-122 and Theater 80 as well as White Rabbit’s award winning Meredith’s Ring (best one-act or short play, Planet Connections, ’09). From 2006-2010 he was the Associate Artistic Director and Technical Director of EndTimes Productions, a Manhattan based production company.  Currently, Jeremy is the Production Manager for the Amoralists.  www.theamoralists.com

 
ABOUT THE "WINKS" SERIES:

Dec 11, 2012 - July 9, 2013
The second Tuesday of every month! 

Wide Eyed Productions is embarking on a season of development as they explore new works, revisit the classics, and reimagine some of the best plays in the contemporary canon. This season predicates future seasons by workshopping and reading plays to excite and invigorate  theatergoers and the production company alike. Through a series of readings open to the public, Wide Eyed Productions aims to strike a chord within ourselves and the community.

This season of “Winks” is intended to develop work that will further define Wide Eyed as a company, as well as its place in the New York arts world. Every reading will give the audience a chance to have a voice on what Wide Eyed produces in its seventh season, as well as build support for the company and all of its talented members. We’ve picked our favorite contenders, and by attending and giving your feedback, you can help shape the next season at Wide Eyed.

UPCOMING:

Please join us for Wide Eyed Productions' first Gala Fundraiser,
which will be held at Dune Studios on September 28, 2013.

You can still get your tickets at the "Early-Bird" rate of $80 through July 9.
Cocktails & appetizers included. Join us!
Buy your tickets now at http://wideeyedproductions.eventbrite.com