In my first endeavor as a producer for Howl, I collaborated with the new theatre and film collective The Art House, run by my partner Tanner Maroney, and we gave life to a modern take of Sophocles' Antigone at the 124 Bank Street Theatre in the heart of the West Village.
We cast five talented actors to play nine different roles, most of them rotating between personas. Our cast features Kelly Fairbrother as Antigone; Heinley Gaspard as Creon; Carter Horton as Chorus, Tiresias, and Guard; McKenna Parsons as Ismene and Chorus; and Jaime Dufault as Chorus and Haemon.
Antigone was Tanner Maroney's New York City directorial debut, and my debut as a producer of performance art. I can't be more excited with how the show played out during our four-performance run (April 12-14, 2018), and can't thank our executive producers and donors enough for helping us fulfill this dream!
We're very much looking forward to our next collaboration and production, hopefully to come this summer/fall! Enjoy our photos of Antigone below.
Performance Synopsis –
The curse placed on Oedipus lingers and haunts a younger generation in this new version of Sophocles' classic drama. The daughter of Oedipus, Antigone is a pioneering heroine who pits her beliefs against the King of Thebes in a bloody test of wills. Emotions fly as she challenges the king for the right to bury her own brother. What follows is an intense exploration of humanity, morality, law, and justice that leaves few unharmed. This new version written and directed by Tanner Maroney offers audiences a streamlined take on this classic and transfers the dialogue, setting, themes, and characters to a more modern world where the deeper truths of the play become ever more relevant.
Stay tuned for our next adventure!