Yours Untruly ~PLUS~ In Repayment Keaton Morris-Stan, Ann Marie Dorr, and Nic Adams ~PLUS~ The Junkyard
About This Show
Created and Performed by The Junkyard (Chris Carcione, Jessica Hart, and Magdalen Zinky)
Federal student debt is $1.2 trillion and rising, and millions of American 30-somethings are left to question the value of their education. With inspiration from Homer’s The Odyssey, and incorporating found text, reconstructed histories, and bittersweet memories from those crazy college days, In Repayment explores the financial crisis that defines a generation.
Text by Keaton Morris-Stan
Created by Ann Marie Dorr, Keaton Morris-Stan, and Nic Adams
Original music by Jack Adams
Cast: Sophie Weisskoff, Sheree Grate, Danielle Hecht, Jack Adams
Yours Untruly is an ensemble performance comprised of self-questioning diary entries and confessional letters from a middle school girl; dancing and singing through the crises of grades, fitting in, and mortality. This piece explores the uncomfortable truths within us all that cause us to rethink our definitions of self.
About the Artists
Chris Carcione is a theatre artist who specializes in interdisciplinary, immersive, and site-specific theatrical events. He has worked as an artist or administrator at La MaMa ETC, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Second Stage Theatre, Roundabout Theatre Company, The Huntington Theatre Company, and Stoneham Theatre and has created work for Dixon Place and the Electric Eye Ensemble. With The Junkyard, Chris created Shadows, an immersive theatrical event; Confidentially Yours, J. Edgar (solo performance); and In Repayment, which is currently in development. Education: BS, Boston University; MFA, Sarah Lawrence College. www.christopherjcarcione.com
Jessica Hart has been making work for over 15 years. She received her BA in Theatre and Psychology, then decided to go out west. She worked and pursued Clown and Physical Comedy at the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre. She has recently graduated with her Masters from Sarah Lawrence College in New York. During her time there, she received the David Lindsay-Abaire award for Excellence in Playwriting for her two plays, Closeted and Network Error. She is a co-founder of The Junkyard.
Magdalen Zinky is a writer and theatre artist based in New York City. She holds an MFA in Theatre from Sarah Lawrence College and a BA in Acting with a minor in Creative Writing from the College of Santa Fe. Her plays have been produced at the College of Santa Fe, Sarah Lawrence College, and with the Electric Eye Ensemble and The Junkyard, of which she is a co-founder. She is also a member of Daughters of Elysium. Her fiction has appeared in Red Sky and Knack Magazine.
Keaton Morris-Stan (lead artist/writer) is an actress and theater-maker devoted to the pursuit of human truths. She has worked with The Public, Target Margin, various film companies, and is currently a part of the Apprentice Company at The Barrow Group. For more info: http://keatonmorrisstan.com/
Ann Marie Dorr (lead artist) often works on big-little shows with adventurous and ambitious ideas in downtown and Brooklyn spaces including The Bushwick Starr, Abrons Arts Center, The Brick, The New Ohio, and JACK. Upcoming: continued exploration of Crave Blue by Sarah Loucks in Austin, TX. Associated Artist of Target Margin Theater.
Nic Adams (lead artist/steward) is a Brooklyn-based theatre-maker. Upcoming: Icarus in the L.E.S. (creator, Brooklyn Gypsies/JACK), Real Talk / Kip Talk (director, Eliza Bent/Abrons Arts Center). Recent: A Star Has Burnt My Eye (production stage manager, BAM), Porgy and Bess (assistant director, Spoleto Festival USA), Toilet Fire (assistant director and production stage manager, Eliza Bent/various). nicadams.squarespace.com
Jack Adams (composer/performer) is a Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter whose previous composing credits include Six Church Poems (Nic Adams/Dixon Place). He would like to thank Keaton, Nic, and Ann Marie for this opportunity. To hear more music, visit www.jackfrancisadams.com.
Sophie Weisskoff (performer) is a director, performer, writer, and arts educator. Her work has been seen at HERE, Dixon Place, FringeNYC, Cleveland Public Theater, and Redmoon Theater. She has assisted and worked on production teams at The Bushwick Starr, Target Margin, JACK, and Lookingglass Theater Company. She graduated from Oberlin College and the National Theater Institute.
Sheree Grate (performer) is a NYC based actor currently training at Terry Knickerbocker Studio. Recent Credits: Karaoke Bacchae (New Ohio, Ice Factory Festival), Paisieu (Target Margin), I Am A River (Manhattan Theater Repertory), Sholem Aleichem Walks into a Bar (Target Margin), Speakeasy Dollhouse (Stageworks), Ralph Ellison’s The Invisible Man (The August Wilson Center). Film: Subways (Best Feature of the Harlem International Film Festival), Warrior. Training: Carnegie Mellon Pre-College, TK Studio. Thanks to Keaton, Nic, and Ann Marie!
Danielle Hecht (performer) hails from Concord, Massachusetts. She currently works in Manhattan at Élan Artists producing private entertainment at venues such as NYPL and The Rainbow Room. Her background is in Music, Theater Arts, Madia Arts, Dance and Art History. She has performed lead roles in such works as: The Bald Soprano (Eugène Ionesco), Stop Kiss (Diana Son), Some Girl(s) (Neil LaBute), Eurydice (Sarah Ruhl) and Overruled (G.B. Shaw).