|photo by Jon Marcus, graphics by Lila Holtzworthy|
Blue Box World presents
I Am Not an Allegory
(these are people i know)
Thursday, March 29 & Friday, March 30 @ 8 pm
Bowery Poetry Club
For Immediate Release, Please:
Blue Box World presents a two-night mini-run of Libby Emmons I Am Not an Allegory (these are people i know), at Bowery Poetry Club, directed by Ali Ayala. After nearly a decade of producing Sticky in New York City, Blue Box World is taking the basic elements of its popular short play program, and for the first time, using them to produce a full length play. The play runs for two nights at Bowery Poetry Club: Thursday, March 29th and Friday, March 30th at 8 pm, 308 Bowery. Tickets are $15 at the door, $12 in advance through www.ovationtix.com. More info at www.blueboxworld.com
Set in a small American city, I Am Not an Allegory (these are people i know), confronts sex, faith, and race from outside the perspective of the educated coastal class. Nine actors step off the stage and into reality to perform a play that takes place at this exact moment in your actual life. Outside the rush and tumble and race to the top of megatropolis America, six women and the men in their lives try to find meaning in lives that after 30 years, have moved from fantasy to reality.
Libby Emmons plays include Zeropia (Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission), The Girls from Afar (Desipina & Co., East West Players, Open Rehearsal at INTAR, finalist Yale Drama Series), The Little Room (finalist Eugene O'Neill Conference, BBC International Radio Play Competition), and RU610 (Williamstown Theater Festival commission), among others. She is curator of the Sticky series, and resident playwright at Blue Box World. Libby and director Ali Ayala have worked together on the Sticky series, and other projects of Blue Box World, since 2003. Ali Ayala is the resident director at Blue Box World, and recently directed Eschaton Cabaret at the Bowery Poetry Club.
The cast of six women and three men have all been part of the Sticky series, and includes: Matthew Murumba (Death in Mozambique, Cherry Lane), Havilah Brewster (RadioPlay with Reggie Watts), Race Brown (Another Bank Robbery, Delaware Opera Co.), Dan Cozzens (The Tenant, Woodshed Collective), Anna Lamadrid (Enfrascada, Clubbed Thumb), Eve Udesky (Uncle Vanya, Boomerang Theater Co.), Lindsay Torrey (Alice or the Scottish Gravediggers, Polybe + Seats), Ali Ayala (Sticky, Blue Box World), and David Marcus (Artfuckers, Theater for the New City).
Blue Box World is a New York City based theater project whose signature show Sticky has run for 9 years. In that time Sticky has premiered plays from Adam Szymkowicz, Tommy Smith, Rehana Mirza, Adam Rapp, Libby Emmons, Jon Kern, Clay McCloud Chapman and over 100 others. As an unsubsidized theater project, Blue Box World has eschewed the exorbitant costs of theater making, while maintaining the highest artistic standards. This mini run of I Am Not an Allegory (these are people i know) marks the beginning of a new way of producing full length work.
I Am Not an Allegory (these are people i know) runs for two nights at Bowery Poetry Club: Thursday, March 29th and Friday, March 30th at 8 pm, 308 Bowery. Tickets are $15 at the door, $12 in advance through www.ovationtix.com. More info at www.blueboxworld.com
Please RSVP to Lila Holtzworthy at firstname.lastname@example.org