Other Planet Hearts Alla ilyasova, Colleen Britt & Yokko
About This Show
Other Planet Hearts is an exploration of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s “The Little Prince” and the notion of imperfect love, using elements of text, music, and movement. A play about all human hearts at their simplest and purest – the questions they ask, the ties they establish, and the truths we make them forget.
about the artist
Alla Ilyasova was born-n-bred in Russia. She now resides in New York City, where she studied playwriting (MFA, Actors Studio Drama School). Her work has been produced at the Abingdon Theatre as part of a short play festival (The Boiler House) and seen as part of a repertory season at Actors Studio Drama School (Sharp Edges). Alla has devised with Third Room Productions (Dust) and acted in several projects with Infinite Variety Productions (Censored on Final Approach, A Piece of My Heart, Utah, Untouched, Insignificant). Her first full-length play premiered at the 2016 New York International Fringe Festival (Svetlyachki).
Colleen Britt is the resident director for Infinite Variety Productions, having most recently directed Gabrielle Sinclair’s The Resolute at the Wyoming Theatre Festival. Other WTF productions include Sean Michael’s Utah and D.L. Siegel’s Untouched. Directing credits include Svetlyachki by Alla Ilyasova and Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (The NYC Fringe Festival), Insignificant by Sean Michael Welch (The Kraine Theater), Censored on Final Approach (The Long Island Airpower Museum; The Judson Gym Theatre), Dead Bullies (NYU), and Autobahn (Williamstown Theatre Festival Apprentice Program). Assisting credits include Brian Roff’s world premiere of Dutch Masters by Greg Keller (Berkshire Theatre Festival). www.colleenrbritt.com
Yokko is an actor and Butoh theatre artist from Japan. She has acted in, devised, and choreographed a variety of local and international shows, having won several awards, including “Best One-Woman Show,” “Best Choreography,” and “Best Physical Theatre Show” for Butoh Medea (United Solo 2014-15 at Theatre Row). Butoh Medea was selected to perform at the United Solo Europe 2015 Festival in Warsaw, the Edinburgh Fringe 2015 Festival, and has been nominated for The Asian Arts Award, touring Europe and USA. She is the associate artistic director of The Ume Group and Ren Gyo Soh. MFA (The Actors Studio). www.yokko-online.com
Other Planet Hearts Rehearsal Footage
Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 7:30pm
$15 in advance
$18 at the door
Other Cast Members
Fatima Zahra Amr, Christina Ashby, Jenna Dempesey, Mel Gonzales, Melinda Graham, Dave Herigstad, Cindy Kay, Esaú Cesar Mora, Genesis Jequitibá Torres