We’re honored to present our first sponsored artist to come from the US to Prague. For one week, playwright Annie G. Levy will workshop her new play, Six Seeds: The Persephone Project – Staged Reading
directed by Nicole J. Adelman (CATNIP co-founder). The play will have a staged reading at the end of the week on Saturday, January 19th (Doors 19:00, Show 19:30). CATNIP intends to then mount a full production later in Fall 2019.
SIX SEEDS is a beautiful retelling of a classic story that continues to deeply influence our modern world. Both intimate and epic, the story is of a young woman who finds herself trapped in a marriage she didn’t agree to. Though she longs to escape back to the comfortable protection of her mother, she also yearns for freedom from the safety and boundaries of childhood. A pull between innocence and experience, SIX SEEDS is a play about women by a woman and as a theater company created by and helmed by women (Peppur Chambers & Nicole J. Adelman), we’re overjoyed to present this important work.
SIX SEEDS will work out of Studio SAVEC
, our artistic home and partner, in the center of Prague.
Written by Annie G. Levy
Directed by Nicole J. Adelman
Ivona Novomestská Remundová: Persephone – The First One
Myra Goldie: One – The Virgin (Also the Shadow Girl, Also Persephone)
Kelsey Knipper: Two – The Victim (Also Hermes, Also Persephone)
Stephanie Brush: Three – The Mother (Also Demeter, Also Persephone)
Olga Knezevic: Four – The Power (Also the Voice of Hades, Also Persephone)
Ena Helena: Five – The Vixen (Also the Gardener, Also the Concubine, Also Persephone)
Amy Rush: Hades
Rebeccca Riisness – Sound
Autumn James: Narrator/Stage Directions
28. Října 1001/3, 110 00
Doors: 7:00 pm, Show: 7:30 pm
About Annie G. Levy
Annie G. Levy is a theatre-maker and director whose work often revolves around modern mythology, historical turning points, and scientific breakthroughs. Her recent piece TREE ARMY: The CCC Project brought the history of the Civilian Conservation Corp back into the state parks that the CCC built in the 1930s. Her piece SIX SEEDS: The Persephone Project will have its international debut in Prague in 2019. Levy is a founding member of World Wide Lab, an international director’s collective and theatre laboratory. With WWL, she has created work for the Irondale Center in Brooklyn, Teatro Due in Rome, Syros Institute on the Greek Island of Syros, Art Zone 453 in Taipei, Taiwan, and for the Superior Theatre Festival in Thunder Bay, Canada. She has also created and directed new work with theatre incubator warner | shaw, the Northwood Theatre Company and various other theatres, including City Center, Dixon Place, HERE, The New Ohio Theatre, Theatre at the Tank, Fringenyc, Space on White, and Access Theatre. She has received a FAIR assistantship at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, a residency at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center, was a Paul Artist Resident at Indiana University, Bloomington and a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Uptown/Downtown Artist. She is a member of the Lincoln Center Theatre Directors Lab and an associate member of SDC. She received her BA and an MA in cognitive studies in education from Columbia University and her MFA from Sarah Lawrence. She is the head of the MFA Directing concentrations at the University of Alabama. www.annieglevy.com