Meet Ian August's Official Cast for INTERVIEWESE for September 10th as part of the New Feathers series at the Raven! CAST as SHOWN above: Kristen Norine as Wilma, Michele Tauber as Poppy, Hayden Saunier’s as Beverly and Hannah Parke as Janet Janet
Audiences are RAVEN’ over NEW FEATHERS – A New Works Playwright Reading Series!
A perfectly intimate & creative way to stimulate your Sunday! Get on board with the latest, theatrical innovations & save your seats for the next show (the last one sold out!), featuring INTERVIEWESE by the award-winning Playwright Ian August, September 10th! Be sure to check out our sizzle reel too from the premiere night below!
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Oh & Don’t miss the pre-show gathering with the fun creatives at 5pm, while indulging in delicious lite bites and drink specials (just for New Feathers ticket holders),valued from $3-$8.00!
Want More - then see & hear the laughter in our sizzle-reel:
-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-
NEW FEATHERS: A PLAYWRIGHT READING SERIES,
DEVOTED TO NEW WORKS
ANNOUNCES NEXT SHOW SEPTEMBER 10 &
SOLD OUT SUCCESS OF SERIES PREMIERE
Written by Award-winning Playwright
Ian August, Directed by Azuka Theater’s Allison Heishman
New Hope’s Legendary Destination The Raven Opens Its New Stage, Showcasing Theatrical Creatives Latest Literary Innovations
TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT: EventBrite.com – “New Feathers”
NEW HOPE, PA - (8/29/17) –The RAVEN RESORT proudly announces the sold-out success of hosting the August 6th series premiere and has officially scheduled its hosting of the next production on SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 10TH, 6PM, featuring: The Interviewese by Princeton’s award-winning Playwright, Ian August and directed by Allison Heishman.
“It was thrilling to see New Feathers accomplish just what was initially imagined - a celebration of new work as it takes shape to get to the next level, all the while witnessing a true collaboration between creatives, talent & a wonderfully engaging audience, all in such an intimate and welcoming environment” – said co-producer, Mandee K. Hammerstein
“The fact that the premiere sold out, reinforced to us that New Hope and Bucks County is enthusiastic for new, and daring work. New Feathers has given the Witherspoon Circle a great outlet to test material from our talented pool of award-winning Playwrights” – stated co-producer, Greg T. Nanni
New Feathers is a playwright reading series, devoted to new works, showcased within the Raven’s newly refurbished theater, The Oak Room. This series showcases developmental, theatrical work, featuring professional and award-wining playwrights of Princeton’s Witherspoon Circle. With the sold-out success of the premiere on August 6th, guests have come to enjoy unique, industry-inside view to the creative process the first Sunday of every month, (excluding Labor Day weekend) 6pm until 7:45pm. Seats are limited, ensuring an intimate setting and advanced ticket purchases are encouraged. This theatrical series on September 10th is additionally offering a limited-ticked a pre-show gathering at 5pm where ticketed audience members can meet the featured Playwright, entertainment colleagues, as well as fellow theater enthusiasts and creatives.
Show tickets are $15.00 each and the Pre-show gathering is an additional $10 – Visit EVENTBRITE.COM – “New Feathers” - for securing seats and learning more
The economy sucks, the job market is hell, and four women arrive to the lobby of Massil Technologies Incorporated to vie for the coveted position of Senior Accountant: Wilma Bluckle, a brainy introvert with an extraordinary memory; Janet Janet, the model of positivity; Beverly Weathers, an experienced ex-executive with ambition in spades; Poppy Szank, who may or may not have just slept in the wheel well of 747. A voice on the intercom reveals that the interview will begin in ten minutes, but as the women get to know each other, test each other, taunt each other, they begin to fear that the interview may never come. Four women enter--only one may leave with a 401K. Interviewese is an absurdist comedy about corporate ambition, ethics and morality, and the lengths that any sane person would go to for the perfect job.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT, IAN AUGUST:
Ian August is a NJ based playwright and lyricist, whose works have been performed across the U.S., as well as in Canada, Australia, the UK, South Korea and Bermuda. His full-length plays include: The Goldilocks Zone, (Passage Theatre Company), Donna Orbits the Moon (NJ Repertory Company, Utah Contemporary Theatre; Barbour Memorial Playwright Award, 2010), Missing Celia Rose (NYC Summer Play Festival; Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s “Playfest 2009″; Bermuda Musical and Dramatic Society), Submitted by C. Randall McCloskey (2011 NY Intl. Fringe Festival), Natural History (2009 NY Intl. Fringe Festival),The Aisling (2009 Heiress Productions New Play Series Award), The Moor’s Son, Interviewese, The Excavation of Mary Anning, Displaced, Brisé, and Cobbler. Mr. August’s short play, Le Supermarche, or What I Did for Lunch, was a winner of the 31st Annual Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival, and published in a 2006 anthology. Other works have been published by The Pitkin Review, Smith and Kraus Publishing and the One-Act Play Depot. Mr. August is a founding member of the Princeton-based Witherspoon Circle and a graduated member of the Philadelphia playwriting collective, The Foundry.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR, ALLISON HEISHMAN:
Allison Heishman is the Associate Artistic Director at Azuka Theater, and a freelance director and educator based in Philadelphia. With Azuka: The Arsonists (NNPN Rolling World Premiere), Local Girls (WP), The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence, Skin & Bone (WP), Failure: A Love Story, Hazard County, the terrible girls (WP), Azuka One Acts. Other credits: Tartuffe (Commonwealth Classic), Macbeth (Revolution Shakespeare), Rabbit Hole, Eurydice (Ruhl, Arcadia University), No Reservations (PNAA Productions, WP), Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll (Plays & Players), Pinkalicious, the musical (Walnut Street Theater, Kids' Series), A Respectable Widow Takes to Vulgarity, Spacewang (Tiny Dynamite, A Play A Pie A Pint, Barnes Foundation). Heishman was the Assistant Director under Blanka Zizka for the Wilma Theater’s productions of Angels in America, parts I and II. She has written and directed for Theatre Programs at the National Constitution Center, where she is the director of Living News, a fast-paced show geared towards middle and high school students that discusses current events and the Constitution. Senior Lecturer at the University of the Arts and Rowan University. Proud alumna of Washington College, Chestertown, MD. Up next: Ready, Steady, Yeti, Go (WP) by David Jacobi at Azuka. www.allisonheishman.org
ABOUT NEW FEATHERS:
With the goal of offering a stimulating, collaborative environment between stage and audience, this series is conceived and co-produced by Mandee K. Hammerstein, jointly with Greg T. Nanni. New Feathers strives to provide personal experience and engagement for audience members and creatives alike, while encouraging an inviting forum for audience influence over new works. Throughout the series, patrons will witness a variety of play readings from edgy to outrageous, deranged, dark, delightful and everything in between.
This monthly reading series provides playwrights a secure outlet to confidentially show their work to the smart, theatre-enthused (or the theatre curious), gathering feedback, aiding in the development of their material. The Raven, as an arts-supporting establishment, is proud to host this series to its vast and varied audience.
About The Raven Resort
The Raven Resort combines world-class dining and entertainment venues with a boutique hotel experience and pool club, all in a relaxed, stylish setting. Established in 1979, The Raven Resort has become an institution for locals, travelers and anyone drawn to the art, music, culture scene New Hope offers.
About The Witherspoon Circle
The Witherspoon Circle was founded by David Lee White and Ian August in the summer of 2016 and is based in Princeton, NJ. comprised of award winning New Jersey and Pennsylvania playwrights who have been produced internationally as well as throughout the region. The Witherspoon Circle strives to create an independent environment for these playwrights to meet, hone their craft through peer critique, and expand their audiences through community partnerships, productions, and publication. The current membership of The Witherspoon Circle includes: David Lee White, Ian August, James Christy Jr., Robert Sandberg, Michele Aldin Kushner, Pandora Scooter, Barry M. Putt Jr., Lisa Huberman, Greg Nanni, Ken Kaissar, and John Augustine. facebook.com/witherspooncircle/
About Mandee K. Hammerstein
Most identified locally in Bucks County for her launching work, publicity efforts & photography in the arts, story-teller, Mandee K. Hammerstein has been entrusted with the responsibility to create and communicate strategic publicity & advertising programs to best introduce and emotionally connect high-profile and emerging organizations to the public through various news mediums, imagery, events of engagement and special promotions.
Following, monthly productions TBA
WATCH THE YOUTUBE TRAILER FROM THE PREMIERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dI_Dx95A4mc&t=74s
*High-resolution images and interviews are available upon request