reading series - july 16
Weaving together ghost stories, paranormal theories, and pop culture oddities,
Our House is Haunted offers audiences a tour through the eerie and unknown. A devised collage inspired by Cubism, the play investigates the nature of fear and the power of belief. By turns comical and spooky, skeptical and earnest, Our House is Haunted seeks to conjure spirits beyond our grasp, so that we can reflect on the roles they play among the living.
Created by Charlotte Murray and Ankita Raturi
Content Warning: This performance features content related to death, suicide, grief, and the physical process of dying, as well as a sequence involving flickering lights.
Devisers Kayla Eisenberg, Keyana Hemphill, Krushika Patankar, Jay Reed, Sarah Suzuki, Rebecca Thompson
Stage Manager Lizzie Kehoe
Sound Designer Sebastian Gutierrez
Additional Content Provided By Amanda Centeno, Becca Co, Linnea Gregg, Alison Maddren, Emily Oliveira, Brian Pollock, Jessy Yates
Illustrator Jesse Jae Hoon
ANKITA RATURI is a NYC-based playwright, poet, deviser, and teaching artist. She grew up in India, America, and Indonesia. Her plays include Another Passage to India and Games We Played As Children. She is a proud member of the New York Shakespeare Exchange’s Diversity Cohort, the company’s inaugural writer’s group. 2016/17 Literary/Dramaturgy Fellow at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. BFA NYU Tisch School of the Arts/ Playwrights Horizons Theater School.
CHARLOTTE MURRAY is a New York director and theater maker. Credits include: Mary V (Theater for the New City), Political Subversities (The PIT), Out of my Skin (The PIT), and Eurydice (PHTS). She has worked with creators like Ellie Heyman, Andrew Neisler, Sam Pinkleton, Annie Tippe, Kristine Haruna Lee, Jennifer Morris, Andrew Scoville, Erin Ortman, and Tea Alagić. NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Playwrights Horizons Theater School.