AUGUST 25 (READING)
by Ryan Bernsten
directed by Kristin Skye Hoffmann
produced by margaret gandolfo
After a worldwide nuclear holocaust, a widow and her daughter open their farmhouse to two survivors as an act of grace and begin to rebuild their lives. Soon, however, an other-worldly order of Sisters arrives and attempts to seize control of their farm. The family comes to learn that the Sisters’ dogma is deadlier than they ever expected, in this horror-thriller that asks what rules we choose to follow when given a chance to rebuild society, and what memories of the old world must become casualties to create a new order.
Recent work includes DREAM TICKET (Fortress Productions, 2016 Fringe NY Excellence award), VOTE! (featured reading, Theatre Wit), and CAMPAIGN/NO GAIN (Brentwood College). Ryan's new musical ATLANTIC will be staged this summer at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Assembly mainstage in collaboration with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Ryan will begin the master's writing program at the University of Oxford in the fall. ryanbernsten.com @ryanbernsten
Photo Credit: Katie Levine
Kristin skye hoffmann is a theatre and film director/producer residing in Queens.
She is the Founding Artistic Director of Wide Eyed Productions. As a director, her work focuses on the support and development of original works as well as the reimagining of new classics. She holds an MFA in Directing from New School for Drama and a BA from The University of Northern Colorado. She is a two time Overall Excellence in Directing Award from FringeNYC. Recent New York City credits: Dream Ticket (Fortress Productions, Fringe NYC award), Dead Special Crabs (Wide Eyed Productions), The Subject Was Roses (EST), At The Finish (Sam French OOB fest), Red Light Winter, Venus in Fur, (The New School for Drama), Leah in Vegas (NYFringeFest), Animals (Fringe NYC award). Film credits: short film Isolation, web series Bar Crossed Lovers. www.kristinskyehoffmann.com
Photo Credit: Malissa Ahlin