LEISURE, LABOR, LUST
Written and directed by Sara Farrington
New York Premiere, April 2018
Leisure, Labor, Lust is a three-part triptych presented in one evening. Inspired by the work of Edith Wharton and Jacob Riis, this queer love story spans turn-of-the-century New York from the horrors of mental illness to the paralysis of the immigrant to the impossibility of being closeted to a gothic romance. Leisure, Labor, Lust is a contemporary theater piece about everything America was and still is, cleverly disguised in a corset and gown. *Please note this play contains nudity. Not appropriate for children under 14.
About the Artists
Featuring: Gabriella Rhodeen, Stephanie Regina, Christopher Tocco, Kyle Stockburger
SM: Alex West
Lights: Brian Aldous
Sound: Sam Schloegel
This piece has been developed and presented at: Arthouse Productions, Jersey City, NJ (AD: Meredith Burns), The Mount, Edith Wharton's Estate, Lenox, MA (AD: Susan Wissler), HERE Arts SubletSeries (AD: Kim Whitner & Kristin Marting) and JACK, Brooklyn, NY (AD: Alec Duffy) with financial support from The Arch & Bruce Brown Foundation.
SARA FARRINGTON (Playwright & Director) - Sara is an NY/NJ based playwright & director. MFA from Brooklyn College w/ Mac Wellman. She was a recent HARP Artist at HERE Arts Center from 2014-2017 to create CasablancaBox, a multi-media piece about the making of Casablanca. CasablancaBox was nominated for two Drama Desk Awards (Unique Thetrical Experience & Outstanding Projection Design). Sara is currently in residence at CityTech's TheatreWorks Program to build Brando, a facial motion-capture piece about the man and the Method, in collaboration with director Reid Farrington. Recent & upcoming plays include: Brando (TheatreWorks @ CityTech), Cosmicomics (The Flea), Leisure, Labor, Lust (The Mount in Lenox, MA & Arthouse, Jersey City), The Return (commissioned by/performed at The Metropolitan Museum of Art), Near Vicksburg (Incubator Arts Project, Walkerspace, Foxy Films, The Wild Project), Requiem For Black Marie (Incubator Arts, Foxy Films, Stella Adler Studios), Mickey & Sage (Incubator Arts, Foxy Films, Great Plains Theater Conference, NTI @ O'Neill Center, ShelterBelt Theater, Omaha, NE.) Sara's work has been supported by The Venturous Fund, MediaTHE, The New York State Council on the Arts, The Axe-Houghton Foundation and The Arch & Bruce Brown Foundation. She is a MacDowell Colony fellow, grad of Connecticut College and NTI @ The Eugene O'Neill Center, a Wooster Group intern and was an acting company member at the late great Jean Cocteau Rep. Her play Mickey & Sage is published by Broadway Play Publishing, Inc. Sara is an avid reader, runner and history lover. She and husband Reid Farrington live in Maplewood, NJ and have two little boys, Jack & Levi. For more,www.ladyfarrington.com.