By Katelynn Kenney
Directed by Benjamin-Ernest Abraham
Produced by Skeleton Rep
A timeless room, a little white stone, a wish.
Helen, an aspiring actress stuck in her hometown, stumbles upon a stranger’s suicide attempt in her own bedroom. And Joan, suicidal Filipino folklore enthusiast and self-proclaimed relative, knows that Helen is at a fork in the road herself.
With evocative spectacle and a dusting of dark humor, Void delves into the relationships formed between strangers and with family, and the unsettling ease and complexities of both. The journey of these two women weaves a tightening loop of destiny and choice, of death and revival.
About the Team
Katelynn Kenney's produced plays include ASWANG, GAMES, and MUSE, mounted as a part of the Claire Donaldson New Play Festival, Nightmare on Student Street, and the Manhattan Repertory Theatre's Spring One-Act Play Competition, respectively. Her full-length plays, VOID, GOBLIN GIRLS, and WENDELL AND PAN, have all received readings, two at the Einhorn School of Performing Arts in New York City, two by the Monstrous Little Theatre Company in South Dakota, and two for Skeleton Rep's Salon Series. VOID was a 2017 Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference semi-finalist, WENDELL AND PAN’s submission to Ars Nova got her into the semi-finals for Play Group, and GOBLIN GIRLS brought her to the finals for SPACE on Ryder Farm’s Greenhouse Residency. Her plays share a dark comedic bite and a healthy dose of magic and whimsy.
Benjamin-Ernest Abraham is a stage director living and working in New York City. His work has been seen at the Cherry Lane Theatre-Primary Stages, The Barrow Group Theatre, the Workshop theatre, The Tank, and the Dixon Place. Benjamin is the currently the resident director of Step1 Theatre Project, an organization that is dedicated to supporting emerging artists of diverse backgrounds.
Skeleton Rep seeks to create and explore modern myth, to use the bare minimum needed in addition to the human instrument to tell these stories. From the Founder and Artistic Director, Ria T. DiLullo: "The goal is to create new work and present it honestly, with purity and expression through the body. When we make theatre together with fulfilling, challenging, and interesting roles that also push us past ourselves, we strengthen our community and the theatre cannon, by adhering to what is most rich, most communal, and most articulate."