IRT THEATER'S WORK-IN-PROGRESS PRESENTATION of STEPCHILD, A New Musical
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A radical retelling of Cinderella, seen through the eyes of a young Deaf woman coming of age in a kingdom violently intolerant of difference.
A WORK-IN-PROGRESS PRESENTATION:
Wed. May 29th, 2019 7pm
Thurs. May 30 2019 2pm & 7pm
Friday May 31, 2019 2pm
Sat. June 1, 2019. 7pm
Sun June 2nd 2019 7pm
PRICE: $20 and up
At IRT:154 Christopher st. NYC #3B (third floor)
Sign Language Interpreting for theatre goers who are Deaf and use American Sign Language as their primary means of communication.
Join us for a fully accessible, work-in-progress presentation of STEPCHILD, focusing on the complex and magical fusion of ASL, music, and theater brought to life by a visionary team of Deaf and hearing artists.
It is believed that American Sign Language (ASL) is the THIRD most commonly used language in the United States. However, the long, grim and extraordinary path towards modern Deaf culture is hardly common knowledge. Through the eyes of a Deaf heroine, this underrepresented historical topic is given a musical fairy tale spin in this sweeping story of empowerment.
Music & Lyrics by David James Boyd
Book by David James Boyd & Chad Kessler
Based on an Original Idea by Kori Rushton
Director Kim Weild
Dramaturge Kalen Feeney
Director of Artistic Sign Language Terrylene Sacchetti
Musical Director Luke McGinnis
Producer IRT Theater
Associate Director Josh Castille
Associate Producer Shelly Guy
Assistant Director of Artistic Sign Language Siena Rafter
Featuring: Tony Chiroldes*, Zina Ellis, Craig Fogel*, Tamra Hayden*, Dickie Hearts*, Amelia Hensley*, Christopher Isolano*, April Lavalle*, Johnny Link*, Catalene Sacchetti-Manganelli, Alexandra Mazzucchelli*, Nicole Vande Zande*, and Alexandria Wailes*
Production Manager Jaclyn Biskup
Stage Manager Miriam Rochford*
Assistant Stage Manager Samuel Langshteyn
Lighting Designer Annie Wiegand
Lighting Supervisor Jennifer Hill
Musicians Luke McGinnis, Evan Tyor and Camellia Hartman
Witters Assistant Ann Barkin
Assistant Director Rose Beth Johnson Brown
Publicity and Social Media Manager Carm King
General Assistant Emilia Salazar
Interpreters Shannon Abruzzo, Claire Bretschneider, Maria Cardonza, Jacinda Damas, Lisa Dennett, JW Guido, Kimberly Hale, Emily Hart, Jamie Hays, Michael Kourouklis, Christine Quinton,Victor Rivera and Amanda Stein
*Appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association
Photo Credit Nina Wurtzel
Plays With a Difference: Steppenwolf Launches the Mix List
Deaf And Hearing Broadway Vets Reunite For Presentation Of New Musical STEPCHILD
Previewing Stepchild, A New Musical in the Rough Draft Festival at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center: An Interview with David James Boyd, Chad Kessler, and Kim Weild
-DC Metro Arts
The leading Sign Language channel, DPAN, (Deaf Professional Artist Network), shows clips and interviews on opening night of Stepchild's workshop at the Rough Draft Festival In NYC.
-DPAN Feature, TRUBIZ Entertainment
IRT Theater is a grassroots laboratory for independent theater and performance in New York City, providing space and support to a new generation of artists. Tucked away in the old Archive Building in Greenwich Village, IRTs mission is to build a community of emerging and established artists by creating a home for the development and presentation of new work. Some of the artists we have supported include Young Jean Lee, Reggie Watts and Mike Daisey.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts and The Nancy Quinn Fund, a project of ART-NY.
Kori Rushton, Artistic Director
For info visit www.irttheater.org
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Seats are limited. No tickets at the door.
***IRT is a fully wheelchair-accessible facility.***
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154 Christopher Street #3B
New York, NY 10014
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|