INDEPENDENCE: THE PLAY
Welcome to Independence, Iowa - the lifelong home of Evelyn Briggs, and generations' worth of familial misconnections. Evelyn's oldest daughter, Kess, a university professor, has long since decided to cut her family ties, but has come home at the sudden request of her sister; Jo, an incurable romantic, has become pregnant and is increasingly worried about Evelyn's mental health; while Sherry, salty-tongued and proudly amoral, wants only to finish high school so she can leave home for good. The sisters struggle to meet the expectations of their demanding mother, while the fight to pursue their individual aspirations for life and love test the bounds of family loyalty. INDEPENDENCE, by Lee Blessing, is a powerful, disturbing study of a family divided against itself.
INDEPENDENCE RUNS APPROX 1hr55min, INCLUDING INTERMISSION.
ELIZABETH A. DAVIS - Elizabeth is a Tony Award & Drama Desk Award Nominee & an Innovative Theatre & NYMF Award Winner.
SRDA VASILJEVIC - Sra is a Bosnian-American theatre director who has worked on and off Broadway, regionally, and around the world developing new and reinvented works.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY:
ERICA KNIGHT*, TERYN GRAY, AND PAIGE FELGER
ASSOCIATE PRODUCED BY:
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Chelsea Drumel
STAGE MANAGER: Elizabeth Emanuel*
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER: Myra Lamphier
SUSAN FERRARA* (EVELYN) - Susan is an award-winning actor and playwright based in Manhattan. Proud member of AEA, SAG/AFTRA and the Dramatists Guild.
ERICA KNIGHT* (KESS) - Erica is an actor whose work spans across NYC theatre, film, and tv. She produces this project with Teryn and Paige, marking her producing debut.
TERYN GRAY (JO) - Teryn is a New York-based actor, singer, and online content project manager. She produces this project with Erica and Paige, marking her producing debut. BFA graduate of NYUs Tisch School of the Arts, student of the Matt Farnsworth Vocal Studio.
PAIGE FELGER (SHERRY) - Paige Felger is a NY-based actor who recently graduated with a BFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts '17. She produces this project with Erica and Teryn, marking her producing debut.
*Denotes Actor and/or Stage Manager as member of Actor's Equity
Independence is an Equity Approved Showcase
The Alchemical Theatre Laboratory, Studio A (View)
104 West 14th Street
New York, NY 10011
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|Wheelchair Accessible: No|