By ELYSE PITOCK
Director ALEXIS WILCOCK
Producer JULIE BALEFSKY
Cast ARIANE RINEHART, BRITTANY ANIKKA LIU*, RUTH AGUILAR*, JUSTIN AHDOOT*, DANNY TEJERA
Photos by Michelle Tsai
OPHIRA: Between an idiot with health insurance and a sensitive, well-groomed painter who cares about how I feel during sex, I have to go with not dying young.
Legal assistant Ophira suffers from chronic pain, with no health insurance and no hope – until she finds Artemis, a multicultural, intersectional, feminist matchmaking startup that connects singles in need of healthcare with professionals from the finance and tech industries. This unconventional (but pragmatic) arrangement becomes a nightmare when Ophira is paired with the pompous Trevor, and her efforts to escape are blocked by Artemis CEO Aubrey Geller. Preexisting Conditions pits modern romance against a modern medical bill and asks: what's sicker?
Scenic Designer ELSA GIBSONBRADEN, Lighting Designer EVAN C ANDERSON, Costume Designer ISABEL S NELSON, Sound Designer KATHRYN RUVUNA, Stage Manager ANNA MOSKOWITZ, Technical Director HYEJIN SON | Assistant Stage Manager ANDREW KASPER | Light/Sound Board Operator SHELDON BENNETT | Wardrobe Crew MIKAYLA DEFORE | Photographer MICHELLE TSAI
ELYSE PITOCK is a Brooklyn based writer. Her first play, A Snapshot of My Family, was performed at venues in Philadelphia, New York, and Los Angeles. Other plays include Grieving for Fish and Maybe I’m Not Reading This Map Correctly.
ALEXIS WILCOCK is a theatre director based in New York City. She directed Emily Sorensen’s Shapes Like Things, A Soup Play at Wow Cafe as part of the 20th Annual NYC Fringe Festival. Previous directing credits include The Love of Don Perlimplin and Belisa in the Garden (Barnard College Thesis Production), and Grieving For Fish (Columbia University). She is an alumna of the Powerhouse Directing Apprenticeship Program at Vassar College. alexiswilcock.com
JULIE BALEFSKY is a producer and actress. She co-produced Chandler, a short film written and directed by Julia Kennelly, which premiered at the Atlanta Film Festival last year. Upcoming work: Fix (short), You Are Going To Explode (short), When Skies Are Gray (short). Currently, Julie serves as the showrunner's assistant on Showtime’s Ray Donovan. She is a graduate of NYU/Tisch School of the Arts where she studied/engaged in lots of drama.
*Appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association.