Lasso of Truth

A National New Play Network rolling world premiere with Marin Theatre Company (CA) and Unicorn Theatre (MO)
By Carson Kreitzer
Directed by Rachel May



Sep. 26, 2014 - Oct. 19, 2014

Synchronicity Theatre
at Peachtree Pointe
1545 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309

The sexy, stunning origin of comics' greatest heroine! Put Wonder Woman, film noir, Gloria Steinem and Gen X comic book lovers in the blender that is Carson Kreitzer's imagination and what do you get? You get Lasso of Truth, a rolling world premiere with Marin Theatre Company and Unicorn Theatre. Known for her “muscular and sharp” (CityBeat) writing, Kreitzer traces the origin story and lasting impact of the comic book character Wonder Woman through the life of her controversial creator William Marston. Lasso of Truth is a smart, seductive and wild romp through our sordid history of gender politics and featuring an eclectic cast of characters.


Lasso of Truth is a multimedia theatrical experience featuring comic panels by graphic artist Jacob Stoltz (http://www.jacobstoltz.com/)





Cast

Kevin Stillwell - Inventor
Tenaya Cleveland - Wife
Bryn Striepe - Amazon
Matt Myers - Guy
Christen Orr - Girl


Production Team

Rachel May - Director
Jeanette Matte - Production Manager
Carter Eastis - Technical Director
Hayley Brotherton - Stage Manager
Kat Conley - Scenic Designer
Jessica Coale - Lighting Designer
Kristin Von Hinezmeyer - Sound Designer
Jon Summers - Video Designer/Technician
Elisabeth Cooper - Properties Designer
Abby Parker - Costume Designer
Jacob Stoltz - Visual Artist


Kathy Janich - Dramaturg
Julie Skrzypek - Assistant Stage Manager
Christina Jundt - Director's Assistant
Katie Elkins - Production Intern


 


About the Playwright

Carson Kreitzer’s The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer won the Lois and Richard Rosenthal New Play Prize, the American Theatre Critics’ Steinberg Citation, the Barrie Stavis Award, and is published in Smith and Kraus’ “New Playwrights: Best Plays of 2004” and by Dramatic Publishing.


SELF DEFENSE or death of some salesmenhas been produced across the country, and is published by Playscripts and in Smith and Kraus’ “Women Playwrights: Best Plays of 2002.”


Other work includes 1:23Flesh and the DesertThe Slow Drag (New York and London), FreakshowSlitherDead Wait, and Take My Breath Away, featured in BAM’s 1997 Next Wave Festival.


Ms. Kreitzer is a resident playwright at New Dramatists, an associated artist with Clubbed Thumb, New Georges, and the Fire Department, and a member of The Workhaus CollectiveThe Playwrights’ Center and the Dramatists Guild.  She recently finished a year as the first Playwrights Of New York (PONY) Fellow at the Lark Play Development Center, and a year as a McKnight fellow in Minneapolis.


Her latest play, Behind the Eye, about surrealist muse and WWII combat photographer Lee Miller, was produced by the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park in April, supported by an NEA New Play Development grant.


Grants: NYFA, NYSCA, NEA, TCG, Jerome and McKnight Foundations, Loewe Award in Music-Theatre. Commissions: Guthrie Theater, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Next Theatre.
Education: Yale University, BA. Michener Center for Writers, Univ. of Texas, Austin, MFA.


About the National New Play Network

The National New Play Network (NNPN) is the country’s alliance of non-profit professional theatres that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays.


Since its founding in 1998, NNPN has supported more than 150 productions nationwide through its innovative Continued Life of New Plays Fund, which supports the “Rolling World Premieres” for which NNPN has become most well-known.  Additional programs, such as its National Showcase of New Playscommissionsplaywright and producer residencies, developmental support, member-accessed travel banks, online information sessions, and its newest initiative, the New Play Exchange, allow its members to launch new work across the country and around the world, and have helped to cement the Network’s vitality within the regional theatre landscape and its place as an invaluable incubator of the future of American theatre.


Press and Reviews

Click here to read the AJC feature article: "Wonder Women Guide Synchronicity's 'Lasso of Truth,'" about the journey to the opening of Synchronicity's new theatre space with Lasso of Truth on September 26


Click here to read the Women's Media Center article: "Lasso of Truth," exploring playwright Carson Kreitzer's inspiration for the play and the impact of Wonder Woman on fans who grew up with the superheroine.


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