About the Show:
Set in New Orleans in 2006, a year after Hurricane Katrina, we learn what happens after the media has gone. In rationalizing great tragedy, Lindsey and Jordan find themselves stagnant and detached. And as secrets slowly rise to the surface, they soon find each other as perhaps their only hope from their own self-destruction. This is a dry, witty, emotionally driven piece about two people clinging to one another as their external structure falls apart. Emily Tuckman, playing Lindsey, has won an OOBR award for her work at Vital Theatre Company and received the best ensemble award for planet connections in 2009, as well as the Audience Favorite award for her performance in Commencing in this year's Frigid Festival. Christo Grabowski* playing Jordan is fantastic and powerful! Written by Ryan Sprague.
About the Director:
Jennifer Sandella is a Brooklyn based theatre artist with a foundation in classical text and performance. Jennifer has trained at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London (MA-Text and Performance/Directing) and Hofstra University (BFA in Theatre Performance). She is the Artistic Director for Random Access Theatre (www.randomaccesstheatre.com) and the Festival Coordinator for the BEAT Brooklyn Festival (www.beatbrooklyn.com). Other directing credits include: Anthem (Random Access Theatre), The Shape of Things (Estrana Theatre Company), Subway Savant, A New Musical (Dramatists Guild), Highway Blue – A New Play with Music (world premiereManhattan Shakespeare Project), Nesting (world premiere-Token Collective). Thank you to the Reach cast and crew, Emily, and to David for everything. www.jennifersandella.com
About the Artist:
Emily Tuckman (Producer/Actor)
Emily has been performing for over 13 years in New York, and is the founding member of Estrana Theatre Company (estrana.org). Her favorite roles include Jackie-O in House of Yes (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Guildenstern in The Hamlet Project (La Mama Etc.), Blanche in Streetcar Named Desire, Laura in The Glass Menagerie (New York Fringe Festival), Evelyn in The Shape of Things (Estraña Theatre Company) and Helena in Midsummer Night’s Dream (Estraña Theatre Company). She also directed and produced A…My Name is Alice, and studied at Williamstown Theatre Festival, with Larry Singer, and at Upright Citizens Brigade. Emily received a grant to study at Folger Shakespeare Institute and won the audience favorite award at this year's Frigid Festival for the role of Arlin inCommencing. She would like to thank her friends, family and Peter, as well as the cast and playwright of Reach, and TNC for making this beautiful play possible. www.emilytuckman.com
Christo Grabowski (Actor)
Christo is a recent graduate of Middlebury College, with a BA in Theater. NY credits include Monster (PTP/NYC at Atlantic Stage 2), Spatter Pattern (PTP/NYC at Atlantic Stage 2), Territories (PTP/NYC at Atlantic Stage 2), Obedient Steel (Tugboat Collective) and 1969: A Space Oddity (Cabrini Repertory Theater). Film credits include Amor Apocalypse (Columbia MFA Film) and Jekyll (Middlebury College Film). He is extremely grateful to both Emily and Jen for inviting him to be a part of this project.