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ABOUT

Bessie Award-winning 
Then She Fell by Third Rail Projects
Now Playing Through April 30, 2017


Then She Fell is a fully immersive, multi-sensory experience in which only 15 audience members per performance explore a dreamscape where every alcove, corner, and corridor has been transformed into a lushly designed world. Inspired by the life and writings of Lewis Carroll, it offers an Alice-like experience for audience members as they explore the rooms, often by themselves, in order to discover hidden scenes; encounter performers one-on-one; unearth clues that illuminate a shrouded history; use skeleton keys to gain access to guarded secrets; and imbibe elixirs custom designed by one of NYC’s foremost mixologists.



PRaise for then she fell

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ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM

Then She Fell
by Third Rail Projects

ARTISTIC DIRECTORS
 Zach MorrisTom PearsonJennine Willett

Directed, Designed, Written and Choreographed by
 Zach Morris, Tom Pearson, and Jennine Willett

CREATED IN COLLABORATION WITH

Elizabeth Carena, Alberto Denis, Stacie C. Fields, Rebekah Morin,
Marissa Nielsen-Pincus, Tara O’Con, Zoë Schieber

THE COMPANY (ALL CASTS)

Matthew Albert, Eric Berey, Rachel I. Berman, Erika Boudreau-Barbee, Andrew Broaddus, Giulia Carotenuto, Kyle Castillo, Larry Daniels, Elisa Davis, Alberto Denis, Caitlin Dutton, Julia Galanski, Gierre J. Godley, Julia Jurgilewicz, Roxanne Kidd, Julia Kelly, Mary Madsen, Taylor Myers, Lauren Muraski, Marissa Neilsen-Pincus, Jenna Purcell, Tara O’Con, Edward Rice, Joshua Reaver, Kim Savarino, Alex M. Schell, Mackenzie Sherburne, Julie Seal, Jessy Smith, Samuel Swanton, Jennifer Sydor, Jeff Sykes, Niko Tsocanos, Charly Wenzel, Madeline Wilcox

WARD STAFF

Stephanie Armitage, Anna Aschliman, Amy Castro, Brittany Crowell, Jack Cummins, Bree Doobay, Kristin Dwyer, Dana Gal, Julia Galanski, Gabriela Gowdie, Taylor Hollister, Andrew T. Scheer, Maggie Snell, Kristina Vnook

Cast for each evening’s performance is posted by the exit door

PRODUCTION STAFF

ORIGINAL MUSIC & SOUND DESIGN: Sean Hagerty
COSTUME DESIGN: Karen Young and Third Rail Projects
LIGHTING DESIGN: Kryssy Wright
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Marissa Nielsen-Pincus
PRODUCTION MANAGER: Brittany Crowell
ORIGINAL TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Carlton Cyrus Ward
STAGE MANAGER:  Jack Cummins
REHEARSAL DIRECTOR: Julia Kelly
ASSISTANT REHEARSAL DIRECTOR: Mary Madsen

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGERS: Andrew T. Scheer, Kristina Vnook
Assistant Stage Manager Swings: Stephanie Armitage, Anna Aschliman, Amy Castro,
Bree Doobay, Dana Gal, Julia Galanski, Gabriela Gowdie, Taylor Hollister
Production Assistants: Kristin Dwyer, Maggie Snell
COLLBORATING MUSICIANS: Collaborating Musicians: Brian Olin and Isaiah Singer
SCENIC ARTISTS: Rachel Kenner, Zach Morris, Tom Pearson, Jennine Willett
Build Crew: Claire Bacon, Matt Gratz, Jimmy Norton, Bob Young
Wardrobe Assistant: TJ Burleson
Box Office Manager: Michael Bell
Box Office Assistant: Joshua Gonzales
Official Wine Sponsor: Marcari Wines

MUSICIANS

Isaiah Singer: electric bass, harmonica, air organ
Brian Olin: electric guitar
Tom Regouski: clarinet
Benjamin Magnuson: voice (Victrola), accordian, bass (Tea Table – gypsy music)
Sean Hagerty: violin, electric violin, mandolin, banjo, accordion, air organ, synths
Elizabeth Carena: vocals, vocal samples

THIRD RAIL PROJECTS STAFF

ARTISTIC DIRECTORS:  Zach Morris, Tom Pearson, Jennine Willett
ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Marissa Nielsen-Pincus
PRODUCTION MANAGER: Brittany Crowell
BUSINESS MANAGER: Edward Rice
Associate Manager of Marketing and Communications: Joshua Reaver
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER: Tara O'Con
DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE: Niko Tsocanos

ABOUT THIRD RAIL PROJECTS

Hailed as one of the foremost companies creating site-specific, immersive and experiential dance and theater, Third Rail Projects, led by Artistic Directors Zach Morris, Tom Pearson, and Jennine Willett, is dedicated to re-envisioning ways in which audiences engage with contemporary performance. They have made work in New York, nationally, and abroad since 2000. Their currently running, award-winning immersive hit Then She Fell, was named as one of the “Top Ten Shows of the 2012” by Ben Brantley of The New York Times, and acclaimed as one of the best theater experiences of 2013 by Vogue.

In 2016, the company premiered four major works, all of which were met with massive critical and audience recognition: As Time Goes By in St. Petersburg, Russia, Sweet & Lucky with the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Learning Curve with Albany Park Theater Project in Chicago, and The Grand Paradise, in Brooklyn which ran for 11 months and garnered rave reviews and Critic’s Picks from The New York Times and Time Out New York, among others.

The artistic directors and company work nationally on new immersive and site-specific projects and internationally through the newly launched Global Performance Studio (GPS), which combines Third Rail Projects’ creative and educational offerings through a program of cultural listening and exchange. Third Rail Projects has been the recipient of several prestigious awards, including two New York Dance and Performance (Bessie) Awards for Then She Fell (2013) and Vanishing Point (2008), and the artistic directors were recently named among the 100 most influential people in Brooklyn Culture by Brooklyn Magazine.

Fundamental to Third Rail Projects is the notion of re-imagining contexts for presenting contemporary work, as exemplified by a history of creating work sought after by avid dance and theater goers as well as underserved populations and those seeking unique experiences. Collaboration is integral to all of Third Rail Projects’ endeavors, both in the creative process as well as the intersection with each new site, community, and cultural landscape in which they work. This manifests in numerous points of inquiry and programmatic objectives that foster artistic exchange and shared practice across unique communities.


SPECIAL THANKS
 

Then She Fell is made possible, in part, with support from Arts@Renaissance and St. Nicks Alliance; The Brooklyn Community Foundation; New York City Council Member Diana Reyna; Official Wine Sponsor, Macari Wines; Materials for the Arts/New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and Department of Sanitation; T. Edward Wines; Groundworks Inc.; Beverage Consultant Sarah Sutel, Mixologist Kathy Hubler (Wong), Chefs Megan Johnson and Leigh Friend (Casellula); New York Costumes; The [QuA2D] Art Mill Residency in Jeffersonville, NY provided by Daniel Castellanos & John Wenk; NYC Dance Response Fund, a program of Dance/NYC established by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation; Third Rail Projects' fiscal sponsor Fractured Atlas; and by Third Rail Projects, with support from individual and institutional donors, and volunteers. Third Rail Projects also extends its sincerest gratitude to Arts Brookfield for its significant support throughout the development of Then She Fell.

And thanks to our many Benefit Performance Attendees and Kickstarter Backers for making this performance possible. See the full list of backers at: thenshefell.com/supporters. Additional thanks: Arts@Renaissance Advisory Committee, St. Nicks Alliance’s facilities staff, Chris Henderson, Pastor Jonathan Priest, Pastor Jason Taber, and the Lutheran Church of St John the Evangelist, Fractured Atlas/Artful.ly, Carmen DeVito, Alice Marcus Krieg, and Groundworks Inc, Sarah Sutel, Kathy Hubler, Megan Johnson, Leigh Friend, Casellula, T. Edward Wines, Le Métier de Beauté, The New York Dance and Performance (Bessie) Awards Committee, Noise Andrews, Kris Bauman, Liam Barber, Anika Basu, Debra Beardsley, Lainie Berman, Carly Berrett Plagianakos, Kate Black, Lia Bonfilio, David Boudreau, Carly Bradt, Caroline Conoly, Genee Coreno, Christopher Cummings, Karl Custer, Jae Day, John Cruz, Monika Deeran, Lindsey Dietz-Merchant, Jared Douglas, Zhauna Franks, Aly Fox, Dana Gal, Dani Garcia, Jesse & Kathleen Green, Brighid Greene, Carolyn Hall, Elijah Heath, Caroline Hendrix, Christine Jordan, Marissa Katz, Katie Kavett, Roxanne Kidd, Erin Kim, Allison Kline, Frances Koncan, Ethan Kramer, Madison Krekel, Andrea Lepcio, Johnathan Lee, Melody Loveless, Katie Lupke, Benjamin Magnuson, Ella Mandel, Josh Matthews, Aldora Neal, John Nehlich, Haylee Nichele, Amy Nieporent, Alexander Norelli, Emily Ohlrich, Emily Petry, Gwendolyn Petry, Spencer Pizzani, Aimee Plauche, Andrew Rasmussen, Kristina Radke, Joshua Reaver, Tom Regouski, Edward Rice, Miguel Rivas, Christina Robson, Crimson Roe, Richard Rosado, Sophia Schrank, Jessy Smith, Tori Sparks, Nathan Stark, Chris Swader, Justin Swader, Roland Triska, Niko Tsocanos, Rambod Vale, Kristina Vnook, Lisa Wicks, Lauren Wong, and Sarah Wong.