july 20-29

 
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by Alice Pencavel

Director Sivan Battat

Producers Madelyn Paquette, Brenna Ross

Cast Devin Elise, Futaba Shioda*, Kaylee Simonson, Eliza Simpson*, and Madame Vivien V

Set Designer Dan Daly

Lighting Designer Stacey Derosier

Costume Designers Rosza Daniel Lang/Levitsky and Milo 

Sound Design/Foley Artist/Composer Simone Allen

Casting Juliet Axon and Ari Rudess 

Dramaturg Emmie Finckel 

Assistant Director Annie Ning

Stage Manager Cody Hom

Graphic Designer Travis Brown

*Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

 director Sivan Battat

director Sivan Battat

A lattice come crumble, stone fruit in the eye, a berry and a hatchet baked into a pie...

Agnes and Kitty -- the pie shop sisters – have big dreams. But when a pipe bursts, leaking toxic unknowns that flood the shop and rob them of coherent speech, they are forced to contend with a past that still haunts and divides them (lest they drown). Culminating in a dramatic stand-off played out through an original language of gibberish and jumbled English, Pie Shop Play reveals the havoc that trauma brings down upon all who work in the name of pie.

 playwright Alice Pencavel

playwright Alice Pencavel

ALICE PENCAVEL’s plays have been performed in New York, California, Maine, Ukraine, and Romania. She has worked with Lincoln Center Theater, Naked Angels, IRT, Theater in Asylum, MCC Theater, Manhattan Repertory, Superhero Clubhouse, the Arctic Group, and The Kitchen Theater, among others. She is Bay Area Playwrights Festival finalist, and Eugene O'Neill Conference semi-finalist. BFA Acting, Ithaca College; MFA Playwriting New School for Drama. alicepencavel.com

SIVAN BATTAT is a theatre director and teaching artist focused on new play and new musical development. Select credits: East o, West o! (Ars Nova), Unstoppable (Haven Kids Rock), School Girls (asst: Rebecca Taichman, MCC), On the Shore of the Wide World (asst: Neil Pepe, Atlantic), Animal (asst: GT Upchurch, Atlantic), King Charles III (associate: David Muse, ACT, Seattle Rep, STC)She teaches acting and storytelling within a variety of communities, and organizes with Mizrahi Jews in NYC. BA: Wesleyan University. sivanbattat.com

MADELYN PAQUETTE is a New York-based creative producer, general manager, and arts administrator. She is the Director of Business Operations at THML Theatre Company where she helps promote the advancement of women in the arts. She has also worked with the New York Musical Festival, the Center at West Park, the Castillo Theatre, and Aaron Grant Theatrical. She holds a BFA in Acting from the University of Miami.

BRENNA ROSS has worked with various institutions focused on the developments of new works including IBEX Puppetry, The 24 Hour Plays, The Eugene O'NeillTheater Center, and SPACE on Ryder Farm. Recent projects include: Ajijaak on Turtle Island, Harmonious Migrations, Crane: on earth, in sky (IBEX Puppetry), The 24 Hour Musicals: Los Angeles, The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway (The 24 Hour Plays), What a Young Girl Ought to Know (Climate Nexus, Art Rising) Journey to the Center of a Black Hole, Insomniac's Almanac (independent).