IN ASSOCIATION WITH STABLE CABLE LAB CO.
& THE FARM THEATER
HOPE YOU GET TO ELEVEN,
OR WHAT ARE WE GONG TO DO ABOUT SALLY?
written & performed by Padraic Lillis
directed by Scott Illingworth
at IRT Theater - 154 Christopher Street, NYC 10014
Tuesday, April 25 at 7pm
Sunday, April 30 at 7pm
Tuesday, May 2 at 7pm
Recently Padraic Lillis was a guest artist at a university where a student that was charming, bright, witty, and warm, a person that no one could say a negative word about, committed suicide. It was a shock to everyone. 105 people die from suicide each day in the United States and the rate is rising. One reason is because we don't talk about it. This event inspired Padraic to create this play as an honest, intimate, slightly humorous sharing of his experiences in the hopes of opening up the conversation on the topic of suicide.
Hope You Get to Eleven, Or What Are We Going to Do About Sally? was awarded the Best Solo Show Award at the Planet Connection Theatre Festivity in 2016.
This project was developed, in part, through Kori Rushton and the IRT 3B Development Series (irttheater.org).
Padraic Lillis is the founding Artistic Director of The Farm Theater. He has been awarded the NY IT Award for Outstanding director for Lindsay Joy’s Rise and Fall of a Teenage Cyberqueen, Overall Excellence Award from NY International Fringe Festival for Lee Kaplan’s Bully, and inducted into the Indie Theater Hall of Fame. Other solo shows he has directed are Adina Taubman’s award winning show - A Line In The Sand (a documentary show about Columbine), Kelly Kinsella’s When Thoughts Attack, and How To Do A One Person Show, and he wrote and performs his own solo show How To Survive Crack Addiction. His plays have been produced nationally and are published with Dramatist Play Services and Indie Theater Now. His film Hand Over Hand, which he wrote and directed, was awarded Best Short Film at the Milan International Film Festival. He taught at NYU’s Department of Dramatic Writing and helped design and lead the education programming for Labyrinth Theater Company for ten years. Padraic was awarded the Dayton Hudson Distinguished Artist Fellowship. He is a member of Labyrinth Theater Company and a life long Yankee fan.
THE FARM THEATER
The Farm Theater, founded by Artistic Director Padraic Lillis, is a 501 (C)(3) not-for-profit organization that cultivates artists, companies, and projects through workshops, productions, and mentoring.
IRT Theater is a grassroots laboratory for independent theater and performance in New York City, providing space and support to a new generation of artists. Tucked away in the old Archive
Building in Greenwich Village, IRT’s mission is to build a community of emerging and established artists by creating a home for the development and presentation of new work. Some of the artists we have supported include Young Jean Lee, Reggie Watts, & Mike Daisey. For info visit www.irttheater.org. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Office of Councilmember Corey Johnson and The Nancy Quinn Fund, a project of the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York)