Highlights from the 2016 Spring Soirée

May 7, 2016

 

Stable Cable Lab Co.

2016 Spring Soirée and Fundraising Campaign

Raised More than $6,000

at The New Theater Building on May 5, 2016

 

Stable Cable Lab Co. raised more than $6,000 to fund the company’s upcoming world premiere of In the Event of My Death by Lindsay Joy, directed by Padraic Lillis at its 2016 Spring Soirée (#SoireeDeMayo) in tandem with its online crowd funding campaign on May 5, 2016 at The New Theater Building.  The company’s silent auction will continue online through May 19th, 2016 and features exclusive items including an evening with Andy Cohen of “Watch What Happens Live” in the Bravo Clubhouse, a reading of a manuscript with a professional written evaluation from Lucy Childs of Aaron Priest Literary Agency, a custom monologue written by Lindsay Joy, private yoga and tennis lessons, and more.  For more information and to bid visit www.stablecablelabco.org.

 

The Soirée was hosted in the home of Holly Russo Grannan (Founder of FELT) and Eric Grannan and was attended by 65 guests, including actor and playwright Max Baker (Coen Brothers’ Hail, Caesar!, Jerusalem on Broadway, playwright of Stable Cable’s Live From the Surface of the Moon and Because Me), Wally Dunn (“Good Girls Revolt”, Spamalot), Justiin Davis (“Boardwalk Empire”), playwright Kim Davies (Smoke at The Flea Theater), Michael Kingsbaker (Co-Artistic Director of The Shelter), and many more prominent theater artists in the NYC and indie theater communities.  Entertainment for the evening included live music by jazz guitarist Allen Thome and a presentation of the opening scene of Lindsay Joy’s In the Event of My Death performed by Stable Cable ensemble members Lisa Jill Anderson, John Racioppo, and Samantha Strelitz.

 

All proceeds from the Soirée and the online silent auction will benefit the world premiere of Lindsay Joy’s In the Event of My Death, directed by Padraic Lillis, to be performed at IRT Theater from August 6-21, 2016.  The cast will feature Stable Cable ensemble members Lisa Jill Anderson, Lillith Fallon, Breanna Foister, Cory Kosel, Ian Poake, John Racioppo, Samantha Strelitz, and Kara Young.  Produced by Margaret Santa Maria, Scenic design by Doss Freel, lighting design by Katy Atwell, sound design by Andy Evan Cohen, and other creative team members to be announced.

 

In the Event of My Death is about eight small-town twenty-somethings (who know each other from high school) who share an impromptu time of mourning and celebration after the suicide of a mutual friend.  This play was originally developed through The Farm Theater’s College Collaboration program, under the artistic direction of Padraic Lillis.

 

ABOUT STABLE CABLE LAB CO.

Founded in 2011 by a group of emergent artists, STABLE CABLE LAB CO. is a 501(C) nonprofit organization that strives to create an environment for new work and theater artists to flourish. We do this through developmental readings and workshops, ensemble laboratories and full-fledged productions. We are dedicated to producing new plays that are intrinsically theatrical, ensemble-driven and bold. Upcoming: the World Premiere of Lindsay Joy’s In the Event of My Death and the workshop production of Terminalia by Collin McConnell at IRT Theater, and the 3rd annual LiveWire Short Play Festival. Past productions include Because Me and Live From the Surface of the Moon by Max Baker (recipient of an LMCC MCAF grant) at Wild Project, the workshop production of Nibbler by Ken Urban, Accidents Waiting to Happen by Jonathan Libman (IRT), the devised piece I Love You More Than All the Stars in the Sky by Emily Daly (featured in foolsFURY's Factory Parts in San Francisco in the Summer of 2013), the devised piece The Eden Project (Dream Up Festival at Theater for the New City and The Bridge Theater), the World Premiere of Barter (Or, Stealing Other People’s Credit Cards) by Emily Daly (Washington DC Capital Fringe), and the annual LiveWire Short Play Festival in 2014 and 2015. Developmental and staged readings include Lauren Yee’s Hookman (as part of Rattlestick's Good Plays Fest), and eight new plays by a diverse group of playwrights selected to participate in a 5-month playwriting lab, which culminated in the groundUP Reading Series hosted by Stable Cable and the Dramatic Question Theatre.

 

ABOUT THE FARM THEATER & THE COLLEGE COLLABORATION PROJECT

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.  www.thefarmtheater.org

 

The Farm Theater's College Collaboration: Three schools commission an early career playwright to write a play that each school will independently produce throughout the academic year. The faculty, students, and playwright collaborate throughout the year in the development of the text. The script will be a full-length play with a minimum of five characters. The majority of the characters will be under thirty years of age so that undergraduate actors can successfully play the roles. The play will reflect the students’ thoughts on the theme suggested by the playwright. 

The upcoming world premiere of Lindsay Joy’s In the Event of My Death was developed through The Farm’s College Collaboration program with Ashland University in Ohio, Centre College in Kentucky, and Clark University in Massachusetts. Read more at http://howlround.com/developing-more-than-a-script-the-farm-theater-s-college-collaboration-project#sthash.aCWHgKkS.dpuf.

 

ABOUT IRT THEATER

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)

 

Lindsay Joy (Playwright) was born and bred on the mean streets of rural New Hampshire and has since become a Brooklyn transplant. She's a proud member of the Beehive Collective, and the Amoralists Wright Club. Most recently, she served as Co-Artistic Director to the award-winning LabRats Theater Company. The Rats' production of her full-length play, The Rise and Fall of a Teenage Cyberqueen, garnered two NYIT Awards, including Outstanding Premiere Production of a Play and Outstanding Director for Padraic Lillis. Mr. Lillis commissioned her to helm the first College Collaboration project of the Farm Theater. The resulting play, In the Event of My Death, was produced at Ashland University, Centre College and Clark University and will make it's New York premiere this coming summer with Stable Cable Lab Company. Her short play, Clinch, was a part of Vertigo Theater Company's Bareknuckle at Gleason's Gym in Brooklyn alongside pieces by Pia Zankel and Lucy Thurber. Her play, The Unearthing, was a part of the newTACTics festival in the summer of 2012 and was presented in the Ground Up New Works Festival the winter of that same year. Her short pieces have been seen all over the country—from the Bowery Poetry Club to the Actors Theater of Louisville. In 2001, Lindsay won the award for best short play at the Kennedy Center’s American College Theater Festival for her piece Life, Love and a 7-11.

 

Padraic Lillis (Director) 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.

 

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