So begins the story of the Minotaur, part man and part bull, who is trapped in the twisting labyrinth. His sister, Ariadne, betrays him. The hero, Theseus, aims to defeat him. In this smart and sexy modern retelling of this famous myth, playwright Anna Ziegler creates a whimsical, haunting and poignant world about how we write the stories of our own lives, and that love, just might, conquer all. By the theatre who brought you last season’s smash hit In the Next Room or the vibrator play, The Minotaur is a theatrical event not to be missed.
Tony Larkin – The Minotaur
Rachel Frawley – Ariadne
Brandon Partrick – Theseus
Suehyla El-Attar – The Rabbi
Anthony Goolsby – The Lawyer
Nicholas Tecosky – The Priest
Set & Props Design – Ryan Bradburn
Light Design – Jeff Martin
Costume Design – Landi McAdams
Production Management – Nina Gooch
Stage Management – Hayley Brotherton
Dramaturgy - Kathy Janich
Sound Design - Daniel Pope
Assistant Stage Management - Amber Almon
Puppets - Gina Rickiki
Anna Ziegler is a New York playwright, whose work has been seen off-Broadway, on the East Coast and in London. She is in her early 30s. She graduated cum laude from Yale, has a master’s in poetry from the University of East Anglia in England, and an MFA from the Tisch School of the Arts (NYU). Her poetry has appeared in The Best American Poetry 2003, The Threepenny Review, The Michigan Quarterly Review, Reactions, The Mississippi Review, Arts and Letters, Mid-American Review, Smartish Pace, The Saint Ann's Review and other journals. She won the 2010 Douglas T. Ward Playwriting Prize, awarded by Tisch to an alum of the dramatic writing program in celebration of her/his work.
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Often, a playwright gets a full production of a show (the world premiere) but then has to wait for a year or more until a second theatre picks it up.
With the 'Joint World Premiere' model, theatres around the country are coming together to produce new work in a faster and more ambitious time frame.
How it works: 2 or more theatres come together and agree to produce the work within 12 months of each other. The playwright gets multiple productions with different artistic teams in a compressed time, which really gets the artistic juices flowing for a new play; and the theatres (and our audiences!) don't have to wait to see great work.
This year marks our 6th Joint Premiere in 6 years. The partnerships have each been unique and fruitful. In one case, we even sent a 'dead deer' to San Francisco and Seattle for the other productions to use!
We tip our hats to our national partners, and are proud to be helping bring new plays to life.
Our past Joint Premieres include:
Voices Underwater (with Serendipity Theatre - Chicago and Gas & Electric Arts - Philly)
Looking for the Pony (with Vital Theatre - NYC)
Angela's Mixtape (with New Georges - NYC)
Exit, Pursued by a Bear (with Curious Fire - San Francisco and ArtsWest - Seattle)
Feet First in the Water with a Baby in my Teeth (with Riverside Theatre - Iowa)