INDEPENDENT STUDY traces the unlikely friendship of a first-generation college student and her former professor, each struggling privately with a brother's radical choice and the onslaught of the internet’s opinions. The play grapples with tribal allegiance and tribal violence and with digital hate and its repercussions in physical space. Simultaneously it explores the limits of teaching and the burning insistence of the best students to make classroom ideas manifest in the world.
Produced by Elisabeth Ng Production Design by An-Lin Dauber Lighting Design by Elizabeth M. Stewart Sound Design by Ran Xia Stage Manager Gabrielle Giacomo
Cast: Andrea Negrete Kelly Bartnik Sean Hinckle Alphonso Walker Jr. Yair Ben-Dor Finn Kilgore Sharlee J Taylor Gareth Tidball
The Experimental Works Program at Triskelion Arts presents: SEX PLAY by The Pack
Written by CHARLY EVON SIMPSON Developed in collaboration with the cast and creative team Directed by JENNY REED Dramaturgy & Intimacy Direction by SAMANTHA SHEPPARD Choreography by KELLY BARTNIK Oct 25 - 27, 2018 at 7PM Tickets: $16 in advance / $20 at the door - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sex-play-tickets-47139635920
Nic, Serena, Paloma, and Ella are… acquainted. They are individually charismatic, intelligent, vulnerable, curious, and queer. They are pleasure-seeking. And they are terrified. SEX PLAY follows their intertwining lives and relationships as they navigate the complexities of contemporary dating rituals; unsolicited advice from friends; the erotic intimacy of fantasy exploration; and the joys—and anxieties—of ASKING FOR WHAT WE WANT.
CAST: Kelly Bartnik (Nic), Nia Calloway (Ella), Ianne Fields Stewart (Serena), Claire Jamison (Paloma)
CLUBBED THUMB presents
written by Will Arbery directed by Taylor Reynolds
with: Brendan Dalton, Crystal Finn, Susannah Flood, Ryan King, Cesar J. Rosado, Mary Shultz and Miriam Silverman.
Daniel Zimmerman (set design), Stephanie Levin (costume design), Isabella Byrd (lighting design), Mark Van Hare (sound design), Kelly Bartnik (choreography) and Kristy Bodall (production stage manager)
Tonight, and later, and earlier, three sisters (no, not those ones) are stricken with a series of strange plagues. Let’s talk about family nightmares. I mean, uh, memories.
Waking La Llorana at La Jolla Playhouse's WoW Festival 2017