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Next in The Gym: Lancelot
A World Premiere Play by Steven F
Directed by Thom Fogarty
Award-Winning Playwright Brings Latest Work to Life
August 13-29, 2014 – 16 Performances:
Wednesdays-Saturdays @ 7pm; Sundays @ 4pm
Plus Tuesday, 8/19 and Monday, 8/25 at 7pm & Wednesday, 8/27 at 2pm.
THE GYM at Judson: 243 Thompson Street @ Washington Sq. South, NYC 10012
Tickets are $18. Visit http://www.360repco.org/
Runtime: 90 minutes with no intermission
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(New York – July 11, 2014) – 360repco presents Lancelot, a world premiere drama by award-winning playwright Steven Fechter (The Woodsman), and music by New York-based rock band The Head Set. Thom Fogarty directs a cast of four, including Stephen James Anthony* (Bway: War Horse), Lulu Fogarty*,Romy Nordlinger* and Grant Riordon. Performances will be staged at The Gym at Judson, 243 Thompson Street @ Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 from August 13-29, 2014.
Ryan is a quiet young man who has a good job, a steady girlfriend, and a nice, normal life in Oklahoma – that is, until Ginger arrives. With Ginger come memories of a wanton and wildly creative boy Ryan thought he had buried ten years ago. But can anyone kill the part of themselves that is most madly alive? Ryan will soon find out. Being a man in Oklahoma is the loneliest fate in the world.
From Director Thom Fogarty
I have directed two other plays by Steven Fechter, both highlighted the strength women have and their resilience to life’s hard knocks. Lancelot zeroes in on what it means to be a man in today’s America. As if just maintaining a roof over one’s head isn’t hard enough in an economical depressed part of the country, factor in what it means to be the outsider, whether real or imagined, to feel bullied by one’s past, to hide your light and your art, to never know what it means to shine. How does Ryan come to grips with what he has done and what he wants for himself? In Steven’s inimitable way, the two antagonists are both strong women who will stop at nothing to get what they want. Sex becomes both a hindrance and a necessity. These are all things I want to bring to the surface with this production. I want the audience hours later they are still talking about it. And days later still wrestling with the choices and compromises they have made. This truly fits my duality of seeking to be both profane and profound. Hours after leaving the theater I want the audience to still be talking about the production. Days later I want them to be wrestling with the choices the characters made. To stir passionate debate fits the kind of duality I seek: to be both profane and profound.
Thom Fogarty** (Director and Producer) has been active in NYC's downtown theater since 1977, appearing in dance and theatre productions, and creating works with Joseph Chaikin (The Open Theater), Paul Zimet (The Talking Band), Judson Poets Theater, DV8 Physical Theatre (London), and H.M. Koutoukas (Dead at Sea, based on Mr. Koutoukas' journal entries). Since changing his focus to directing in 2010, he has directed: Moments And Lemons by Fred Giacinto (Theatre for the New City); Bad Connections? by Michael Levesque (The Bridge and The Cell NYC, the 2011 Edmonton, 2011 Hollywood, 2012 Orlando and 2012 Toronto Fringe Festivals and Rochester, NY); Cross Hatch (a staged reading at Judson Church) by Peter Mercurio; Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl (The Bridge); Hell Is Where The Heart Is (Gene Frankel Theater), by Melissa Skirboll for the Planet Connections Festival (which received 3 nominations for acting, as well as his win for Outstanding Lighting Design)…. Read more
Steven Fechter is a playwright and screenwriter. His theatrical works have been produced throughout North America, Europe, and Australia. Productions include The Commission (NYC Fringe Festival; Theater Bielefeld, Bielefeld Germany), The Golden Aurora (NYC Fringe Festival), and The Woodsman (Old Red Lion Theatre, London; Theater Bielefeld, Germany). In 2011, Resonance Ensemble Theatre produced his commissioned play Shakespeare’s Slave on Theatre Row/Clurman Theatre. Most recently, in 2012, Thom Fogarty and Other Side Productions produced world premieres of his plays The Artifacts and The Mentee at the Bridge Theatre. As a screenwriter he co-wrote the screenplay for The Woodsman, based on his play, starring Kevin Bacon. For that work he was a Humanitas Prize finalist in screenwriting. Steven writes for ScriptShark.com’s ScriptWriting Blog, commenting on screenwriting and films. He i s a proud member of Resonance Ensemble, EST Playwrights Unit, and The Dramatists Guild.
Jordan Blaugrund & The Head Set (music) is a New York City based rock band with early UK modern rock influences led by dynamic vocalist Jordan Blaugrund, reminiscent of Television, The Jam, and early U2. A staple of New York's Lower East Side scene, The Head Set’s critically acclaimed album 'Way Past Used' provides an aural backdrop for Lancelot. Lancelot plays for 16 performances from August 13-29, 2014. Performances are Wednesdays-Saturdays at7pm and Sundays at 4pm. Plus Tuesday, 8/19 and Monday, 8/25 at 7pm & Wednesday, 8/27 at 2pm. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by visiting www.360repco.org. For more information, visit www.360repco.org. The run time for Lancelot is 90 minutes with no intermission.
Judson Arts continues the long tradition of arts presentations at Judson Memorial Church, a worshiping community that has been a force in Greenwich Village for over 120 years not only in the arts but in social reform, freedom of expression, and advocating for the marginalized. From the acclaimed Judson Poets’ Theater and Judson Dance Theater to today’s Bailout Theater and Magic Time performances, Judson embraces the vitality and necessity of the arts in our lives.
THE GYM at Judson cultivates an uncensored environment for developing workshop performance, inviting established and emerging talent to exchange creative energies and encouraging unique interdependent community in the arts.
Stephen James Anthony* (Ryan) Broadway: War Horse (Lincoln Center Theater). Off-Broadway: The Grand Manner (Lincoln Center Theater). Other NY: The Glory of Living (Revolve Productions); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Queens Garden Stage); Charlotte’s Web (Theaterworks USA). Regional: Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Fiddler on the Roof (Syracuse Stage); Arcadia (Theater in the Round); Korczak’s Children, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Alexander and the Terrible... (The Children’s Theater Company); Equus, Lend Me a Tenor (Black Box Players); To Kill a Mockingbird, Orphan Train, Swede Hollow (The Great American History Theater). Currently: Nicholas Nickleby (Orlando Shakespeare Theater). Training: BFA Syracuse University; Shakespeare’s Globe, London. www.stephenjamesanthongy.com
Lulu Fogarty* (Tara) (BFA Syracuse 2008) is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Greenwich Village. NYC: Lillian Smith Being Heard (Syracuse Stage, Theatre Row, Dixon Place), SURRENDER (2009 Drama Desk Nomination: Unique Theatrical Experience), Christmas Rappings (dir. Russ Treyz), Henry V (dir. Adam Patterson); Eurydice, Desdemona, The Artifacts, The Mentee (dir. Thom Fogarty). International: Taiwan National Tours of Grandpa’s Dream and The Toy Box; Embedded (Edinburgh International Fringe Festival);A Comedy of Errors Workshop (Shakespeare’s Globe, London). Regional: Steel Magnolias (dir. Russ Treyz). She studies with Terry Schreiber. BFA: Syracuse University. www.lulufogarty.com
Romy Nordlinger* (Ginger) Recent credits - New Perspective’s Dead Reckoning in Between Here and There by Cecilia Copeland, The Woman On The Bridge workshop/directed by Ludovica Villa Hauser. Romy played "Rose" in Steven Fechter's Shakespeare's Slave on Theatre Row/Clurman Theatre with Resonance Ensemble. Regional and NYC acting credits include Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, NY Madness, Kirk Theatre Row (Caligula), Caps Lock Theatre, NYFringe, Primary Stages, Circle Rep, Fleetwood Stage, Wilma Theatre, Hudson Guild and the Shubert. Film & TV: "Law & Order CI" (Officer Talbor), "All My Children," "One Life to Live," "The Ruthless Spectator w/ Rob Bartlett." Playwrighting; Lipshtick NYC Fringe, Sex & Sealing Wax (MITF), The Feeling Part (LoNyLa), Broadville (Source). Audible Audiobook Narrator 80 titles. Member Resonance Theatre Ensemble, Member Resonance & LPTW. www.romynordlinger.com
Grant Riordon (Boy) makes his New York theatrical debut in this production of Lancelot. 14- year-old Canadian born, and New York City based, Grant Riordon has hit the pavement running. Most recently he landed the role of “Drew” in the animated series “Mighty Wings.” He concentrates his training at the New York City based - Madelyn Burn’s “THE PERFORMING OPTION.” He is an avid sports enthusiast --- you-name-it- he does it--- while excelling in competitive swimming. Grant is represented by Serendipity Entertainment Artists.*These Actors are appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.** Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.Photos by Evan Iskovitz
The Gym at Judson cultivates an uncensored environment for developing workshop performance, inviting established and emerging talent to exchange creative energies and encouraging unique interdependent community in the arts.
For more information on booking The Gym, please contact Form Theatricals (Anthony Francavilla and Zach Laks) at email@example.com.
THE GYM is located at the corner of Thompson and Washington Square South
The GYM is wheelchair accessible. Enter at 243 Thompson St. and and take the lift to the bottom level.
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THE GYM at Judson Reviews
"The infamously intimate gym at Judson Church was transformed into a ghostly theatre from the early 1900s. Glass chandeliers hung from the ceiling, a player piano sat before the audience (which was piled into bleachers on either side of the “stage”) and a small orchestra was veiled behind specter-like scrims painted to imitate old theatre interiors....What follows is one of the most important pieces of new American musical theatre that’s happening on the stage today."
- Jordan Shavarebi, Out.com
"There's an obscene amount of fun being had in a church gymnasium on Washington Square South in Lysistrata Jones....Off Broadway company the Transport Group, which specializes in site-specific shows, has found a perfect fit with a full-size gymnasium in the process of being converted to a performance space in the Judson Memorial Church in Greenwich Village."
- David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
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