By SAM SILBIGER
Director HELEN HANDELMAN
Producer MADELEINE GOLDSMITH
Cast JULIA WELDON*, DIANE CHEN, CONOR WILLIAM WRIGHT, MEGHAN E. JONES
Photos by Sarah Silbiger
KIM: You’re very mature for your age.
ADALAIDE: Thank you. That’s what my progress reports say.
Adalaide is six years old, and she knows a few things: her stupid babysitter Kim is stupid, her younger brother Dewey is a naked mole rat, the film Godzilla expresses the paranoid id of the nuclear age, and she does NOT like being treated like a girl. Though Kim takes Adalaide’s frustrations seriously and tries to offer support, Adalaide’s family and peers discourage her, leaving her to seek out dangerous measures in order to transform into who she was born to be (her hero, Han Solo). Six Years Old, by Sam Silbiger, is a comic and poignant play reflecting back on the wild fantasies and serious desires of queer childhood.
Scenic Designer YOU-SHIN CHEN, Costume Designer RICKY REYNOSO, Lighting Designer STACEY DEROSIER, Sound Designer RENEE YEONG, Choreographer JONATHAN MATTHEWS, Props Assistant ZOE CHRISSOS, Stage Manager KATIE CECIL CAIRNS, Assistant Stage Manager MATT GRIMALDI
SAM SILBIGER is a playwright from Philadelphia. Their writing has been seen at The Bushwick Starr, JACK, The Tank, The Irondale Center, The Secret Theater, and Little Theater at Dixon Place. They have also worked closely on new work with WP Theater, Target Margin Theater, Soho Rep, and many wonderful independent artists, and they play in the band Go Home. They were recently a playwriting resident at the Sitka Fellows Program in Sitka, AK, and were an Eastern European fellow of the Center for International Theater Development in 2016. http://www.samsilbiger.com
HELEN HANDELMAN is a New York-based director. Working with playwrights on developing imaginative text-driven plays and with theater artists in devising interdisciplinary performances, she is above all dedicated to making new work. Helen was a 2014 Core Company member at the Orchard Project, and has worked on productions at LCT3, HERE Arts, The Public Theater, Curtis Opera Theatre, The Bushwick Starr, Ars Nova, Clubbed Thumb, and WP Theater. B.A. Wesleyan University. http://www.helenhandelman.com
MADELEINE GOLDSMITH is a New York-based producer determined to make art that matters in our current world. Since moving to New York from San Francisco two years ago, she has produced with Caborca at Abrons Arts Center, Target Margin Theater alongside David Herskovits, at NYTW Next Door Series, David Greenspan's The Things That Were There at The Bushwick Starr, Hipokrit Theatre Company's R & J, Colt Coeur's 10th world premiere at HERE Arts Center, and Yehuda Hyman's The Mar Vista at The Ford Foundation Studio Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center. MadeleineDaraGoldsmith.com
*Appears courtesy of Actors Equity Association.