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The Pool is a pop-up theater company, a temporary consortium formed by playwrights Lynn Rosen, Peter Gil-Sheridan and Susan Bernfield to drive their own processes and produce their ready-to-go plays, to be presented in rotating rep this November/ December at The Flea. The Pool is a participant in New Georges’ Supported Productions program, in which the company provides resources, mentorship and an institutional platform to its affiliated artists who are producing their work independently.
Set Design by Devin August Petersen
Lighting Design by Christina Watanabe
Co-Costume Design by Lillian Prentice and Ilana Kreitman
Props Design by Peter McNally
Production Manager: Corrine Woods
Line Producer: Aaron Rossini
TANIA IN THE GETAWAY VAN
by Susan Bernfield
directed by Portia Krieger
It’s 1975 in the San Francisco Bay Area, and Laura’s mom is going back to school. Diane is discovering liberation, openness, possibility! But that doesn’t mean eleven-year-old Laura has to play along, no way. She’s in the hall closet, pretending to be Patty Hearst. Fast forward to 2012. Successful Laura looks like a model product of the women’s movement… or is she just the byproduct of Diane’s expectations?
Featuring Annie McNamara (Gatz, The Sound and The Fury with ERS/NYTW, The Public; Iowa at Playwrights Horizons; God’s Ear with New Georges), Caitlin Morris (Minor Character with New Saloon & Public Theater; Macbeth with Drunk Shakespeare; web series “Sublets”), Courtney G. Williams (Mike Iveson’s The Tear Drinkers at The Kitchen; Pluto (No Longer a Play) at The Brick; Go Forth at PS122’s Coil Festival), and Madeline Wise (Minor Character with New Saloon & Public Theater; The World My Mama Raised with Clubbed Thumb; Choice with Huntington Theater Co.).
The creative team includes Rachel Peters (composer), Fan Zhang (Sound Design), David Bengali (Projections) and Lizzy Emanuel (Production Stage Manager).
THE RAFA PLAY
by Peter Gil-Sheridan
directed by Morgan Gould
Peter Gil, a legendary but retired playwright, has been whisked away to Mallorca to a fantasy life by his husband, tennis superstar Rafael Nadal. When he returns to New York to let his friends know just how successful his life has become, he finds them (actress Eva Patton and casting director John Ort, CSA) in disarray at a posh New York City restaurant. When Rafa himself comes to retrieve his love, Peter is transported back to Mallorca to do battle with the realities of Rafa’s life, family, and career.
Featuring Juan Arturo (A Midsummer Night’s Dream with The Gallery Players), Olli Haaskivi (USA’s “Mr. Robot,” Bella: An American Tall Tale at Playwrights Horizons; Who’s Your Baghdaddy? Or How I Started The Iraq War at Actors Temple), Tommy Heleringer (web series “The Outs”; Studio Theatre; Williamstown), Annie Henk (To The Bone at Cherry Lane; Enfrascada with Clubbed Thumb), Megan Hill, and Tommy Russell (Commedia dell’Artichoke at Gene Frankel Theater; The Fever at The Shed/Brooklyn College; Out of the Box with Bryce Pinkham). Sound Design by Mark Van Hare.
WASHED UP ON THE POTOMAC
by Lynn Rosen
directed by José Zayas
Original songs by Matt Schatz with lyrics by Lynn Rosen and Matt Schatz.
Order is the name of the game in this D.C. proofreading office, but things are all off today. It’s 90 degrees in October, an error has been made on a major account, and someone is going to be fired. As three proofreaders ponder their futures, they become haunted and inspired by memories of a coworker whose body may have washed up on the Potomac today. Who is the next to go? Or are they already gone? A dark comedy about the ways in which we try to stay afloat.
The creative team includes David M. Lawson (Sound Design), David Bengali (Projections), Sarah Lunnie (Dramaturge) and Kaila Galinat (Production Stage Manager).
For more info visit www.thepoolplays.org.