Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Chapter Four: Spotlight on Lillian Meredith

As we're gearing up for rehearsals to begin in a few short weeks, I thought it might be fun to introduce you, our audience, to the artistic minds that are bringing this dream to a stage near you! So, without further ado:

Meet Lillian Meredith. She plays Jenny, a contented and friendly 11-14 year-old girl, in our upcoming production of Hangman School for Girls. Lillian is a director, actor and arts administrator based in New York City. She is a founding member of FullStop Collective and has worked on numerous shows with the company, including Silos of Duanesberg, Diving in December, Girl Words, and Negative Space. Other credits include: Air Conditioning (Eugene O'Neill Playwright's Conference), A Chicken Goes to Broadway (Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival) and Monster in the Dark (foolsFury Theater). She is also a member of foolsFURY Theater in San Francisco and a fan of New Noise in New Orleans. A recent graduate of Vassar College and the National Theater Institute, Lillian is also a photographer wanna-be, a future truck-pilgrim, and a poet-at-large. Check out her work at www.lillianmeredith.tumblr.com

And we'll end with the Pivot Questionnaire as seen on Inside the Actors Studio:

What is your favorite word? devastating
What is your least favorite word? inappropriate
What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? the back of a 2000 Ford pick up
What turns you off? insomnia
What is your favorite curse word? motherfucker
What sound or noise do you love? streams in upstate new york
What sound or noise do you hate? my gchat notification
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? cartography
What profession would you not like to do? professional wrestling
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? "you really didn't have to worry so much"

Friday, December 11, 2009

Chapter Three: Updates, Photos, and Thank Yous

We've been incredibly busy the past few weeks! Here’s an update on some of the stuff that we’ve been up to.

Number One:

A great big giant THANK YOU to The Makepeace Brothers and Alexandra Bassett for contributing their musical talents at an awesome concert to raise money for HANGMAN SCHOOL FOR GIRLS! This first fundraising event was a huge success and I had a great time. You know it’s a good night when the evening ends with a dance off!!

Please check out both Makepeace and Alexandra’s websites in the “Glossary” section to the right and become a FAN of Alexandra on Facebook!

Number Two:

We are continuing our fundraising efforts with a week of gift wrapping fun at the Barnes & Noble on 54th Street and 3rd Avenue this week. You buy books. We wrap them in pretty B&N designed holiday paper (Christmas, Chanukah, AND Non-Denominational!). And you tip us according to our paper folding talent, personality, belief in our cause, and your generosity! Lucy first did this at Northwestern and that’s how she got the great idea.

Members from both The Vagabond Theatre Ensemble and FullStop Collective have been at B&N all week and we’ll also be there every Saturday morning until Christmas! So stop on by!

Number Three:


HANGMAN SCHOOL FOR GIRLS will be performed at Manhattan Theatre Source @ 177 MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village in the last three weeks of March 2010. Check out the theatre at the link to the right and be sure to mark your calendars NOW. You won’t want to miss this show. We are very excited about the space and we can’t wait to share it with you.

Stay tuned for more updates to come and become a follower of this blog!

Thank you again to EVERYONE who has contributed to this show already. Your support has been incredibly appreciated. We could not do it without you.


Saturday, December 05, 2009

Chapter Two: The Public Reading

Ready or not we have another exciting event planned:

The First Official Public Reading of HANGMAN SCHOOL FOR GIRLS!

Please join us for this special sneak preview on Monday, December 7 @ 7:30 pm

The Bridge Theater
Shetler Studios, Floor 12
244 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019

There will be:
1. Wine
2. Special Guest Artists*
3. A brief Q & A with the playwright
4. A chance to support the production of bold new work

$10 suggested donation at the door will go towards the March 2010 world premiere production of HANGMAN SCHOOL FOR GIRLS

Our Special Reading Cast includes:

Lucy Gillespie as Hazel
Sarah Ann Masse as Chelsea
Briel Pomerantz as Deethi
Lillian Meredith as Jenny

*And Introducing:

Laura Wiese as Anna
Bob Jaffe as Desk
with Stage Directions read by Janice Picconi

Don’t miss the opportunity to see this fantastic script performed for the first time!

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Chapter One: Naughty British Schoolgirls

Come join us for a night of Naughty British Schoolgirls!

There will be:

1. Smirnoff Ices
3. Awesome prizes for British Trivia, and Drawings.
4. FANCY DRESS COMPETITION - Prizes for the most convincing Schoolgirls, and the shiftiest Perverts in the house.

Start Time: Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 8:30pm
Location: Greenwich Treehouse
Street: 46 Greenwich Ave
City/Town: New York, NY

$10 suggested donation at the door will go towards the Spring production of

See You There!