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Feb 11, 2016 4:56 EST

My first full play OLDER LADY – working to self-produce my first full play OLDER LADY with my dream company of actors, designers, and collaborators

iCrowdNewswire - Feb 11, 2016

 

I’m working to self-produce my first full play OLDER LADY with my dream company of actors, designers, and collaborators.   

We’re going to start rehearsals at the top of March and we’ll run the piece for four performances at The Alchemical Theatre Lab on 14th St. from March 17th through March 20th. I would love to have you there!   

The cast includes Candy Buckley*, Emily Dorsch*, and Nancy Lemenager*! Our design team includes Christina Bullard (costumes), Marie Yokoyama (lighting), and Daniel Zimmerman (set). I’m co-producing with Patti Miller and co-directing with Laura Sheehy.

OLDER LADY is a play I’ve had the opportunity to develop through readings and workshops at Dixon Place, The Habitat, The Lark, and Vassar over the past year and a half. The opportunity to stage my first full piece will be a very significant step for me as a writer.

OLDER LADY is also the first project of my new production company, Fresh Produce. Our aim will be to create work that is unabashedly feminist and queer, addressing the lack of stories about women by creating more of them and addressing the lack of roles for actresses by creating more for them, adding to the growing canon of female-centric work and deepening the role of gay women in that context. In my projects, roles for actresses are plentiful and female stories are primary. I’m passionate about company and feel honored to have consistently worked with many of the actors, designers, and collaborators with whom I’ll have the opportunity to realize OLDER LADY in March.

Here’s a bit about the play: 

A young artist slowly becomes disillusioned as she begins to see that the person from whom she takes her artistic cues gets that artistic inspiration without a conscience and at a personal cost. The artist recognizes that she is on the same narcissistic trajectory that her idol is on, and she must decide whether to stay that course towards the career she wants. 

OLDER LADY investigates how relationships fuel art, how much personal turmoil is necessary in the life of an artist to create great art, and whether it is possible for a person to be good and to still create good art, or whether some sort of personal conflict is a necessary factor in creativity.

I would be incredibly honored to have your support. I have secured fiscal sponsorship for this project through Fractured Atlas which allows all donations to be made as tax-deductible charitable giving. Your support will help to pay for rehearsal and performance space, to provide stipends for the actors, designers, and collaborators to honor their time and work, and to pay for props, costumes, insurance, and other necessary expenses to make this production possible. Every bit of your support is so deeply appreciated. 

Thanks so much for your consideration!

OLDER LADY is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of OLDER LADY must be made payable to Fractured Atlas only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

*These Actors are appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.

Older Lady is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of Older Lady must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Contact Information:

Siler Buckley

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