Inspired by Mike Daisey's "The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs", The Connected: Bundle #1 uses language, movement, and elements of classical storytelling to explore how technology both binds us worlds away and separates us face-to-face. Entangled in the web of interactive media and bound by (and to) our devices, are we building a modern day Tower of Babel?
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photo credit: BASIL HORN
A PRODUCTION OF THE PRESENT COMPANY
Developed and Directed by Julie Kline
Stage Manager: Katie Barnhard
Graphic design: Arnold Bueso
Sound design: Janie Bullard
Costume design: Laura Catignani
Lighting/Set design: Cat Tate Starmer
Sound Board Operator: Basil Horn
Light Board Operator: Ely Aina Rapoza
Authorized Company Representative: Ashley Théagêne
MAGDALEN is a solo performance inspired by the stories and experiences of the women and girls who were sent away to “wash their sins” in Ireland’s commercial Magdalene Laundries run by nuns in the twentieth century. Long silenced voices spring to life in this one-woman play about the concealed lives hidden behind convent walls.
SUN 8/12: 9:30-10:30PM
SAT 8/18: 1:45-2:45PM
TUE 8/21: 8:00-9:00PM
WED 8/22: 4:15-5:15PM
The Gene Frankel Theatre is located at 24 Bond Street between Lafayette and Bowery.
By subway take the Manhattan bound 6 train to Bleecker or the F,M, B or D train to Broadway/Lafayette Street
MAGDALEN has been previously presented at Primary Stages, Stage Left Studios,
The Kumble Theater and the Ryan Repertory Company.
Erin Layton (Playwright, Actor) MAGDALEN is Erin’s first full length play and solo performance previously workshopped at Primary Stages, Stage Left Studios, The Kumble Theater and the Ryan Repertory Company. She has worked as a guest performing artist with Long Island University’s Performing Arts Dept. in their productions of FIRES IN THE MIRROR, THE GLASS MENAGERIE, TWELFTH NIGHT and GEORGE DANDIN (The Kumble Theater). Her other NYC credits include the two person adaptation of THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE (Off-Broadway, Off-Broadway Alliance Nominee), LET US GO THEN, YOU AND I (Undergroundzero Theatre Festival), WEIRD SISTERS, NO EXIT (East Third Ensemble), PITCH (East Coast Artists, LaMaMa), DARGER (Stage Left Studios), PEARL MERCHANT (Threads Theatre Company), THISTLE BLOSSOM (Ryan Rep), SIT STILL (Producer’s Club), among others. Regional credits include CANDLES TO THE SUN (Actors Theatre of Louisville), SALTWATER (International Theatre Collective), THE GREEKS/HECUBA, THE RIVALS (St. Louis Shakespeare Company).
Julie Kline (Director) is a Literary Associate at Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, Artistic Associate of Rising Phoenix Repertory, and an Associate Director with Roots & Branches Theater. Most recent directing credits include MAGDALEN, written and performed by Erin Layton (Long Island University & the Ryan Repertory Company), Kristen Palmer’s THE STRAY DOG (Rising Phoenix Rep CINO Nights), the ensemble-created LET’S EAT! and GOING DUTCH (Associate Director, Roots & Branches), and Maya Macdonald’s THE REALLY IMPORTANT PEOPLE (RPR). Assistant Director: LADY (Rattlestick), RABBI RABINO (PS 122), TOO MUCH MEMORY (New York Theatre Workshop). As an actor, Julie has appeared most recently in LEAVE THE BALCONY OPEN with New Feet Productions at 3 Legged Dog. Julie was selected by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council as a SPARC 2012 Artist in Residence to create an original performance piece with the community at the Lenox Hill Senior Center in Manhattan to be presented this June. BFA in Acting from The Theatre School, DePaul University, Chicago.
We have our performance schedule for The Connected: Bundle #1 and it is fantastic! You have 5 chances to catch our show so don’t miss out!
Sunday, August 12 at 5pm
Thursday, August 16 at 7pm
Friday, August 17 at 9:45pm
Sunday, August 19 at 7pm
Thursday, August 23 at 2pm
We are performing on the mainstage at the HERE Arts Center at 145 Sixth Avenue.
The entrance on Dominick Street between 6th avenue and Varick Street.
The theater is accessible by several subway lines. The C/E to Spring Street, the 1/9 to Houston Street, and the N/R to Prince Street.