Red Emma & The Mad Monk
In the first few months of 2017, 12 year-old Addison has a lot of questions about the world and very little parental supervision. Her best (imaginary) friend is a turn-of-the-19th-century Russian mystic, and her favorite pastime is fighting with deplorables on the internet. But when Addison starts to learn about another turn-of-the-century Russian -- the American immigrant and Anarchist, Emma Goldman -- she begins questioning the meaning of political action and just how far we should go to fight oppressive systems.
Mystics, anarchists, and snowflakes swirl in this new Russo-American cabaret-style musical about Emma Goldman, Rasputin, and a 12-year-old American girl whos obsessed with both of them and cant get off Twitter.
After a sold-out performance at Ars Nova's ANT Fest last June, we are excited to bring this ambitious new play to The Tank as part of Lady Fest 2018, featuring new work by some of the most exciting lady-identified artists in New York - in celebration of womanhood and the female voice, in all its glory.
Emma Orme & The Tank present
RED EMMA & THE MAD MONK
Created by Katie Lindsay & Alexis Roblan
Written by Alexis Roblan
Directed by Katie Lindsay
Music by Teresa Lotz
Presented as part of Ladyfest at The Tank.
Actors: Maybe Burke, Fernando Gonzalez * , Drita Kabashi, Imani Pearl Williams, Jonathan Randell Silver *
Assistant Director: Liza Couser
Musical Director: Cassie Willson
Music Supervisor & Arranger: Isaac Alter
Sound Design: John Salutz
Costume Design: Glenna Ryer
Wardrobe Supervisor: Shannon O'Donnell
Lighting Design: Luther Frank
Scenic Design: Diggle
Associate Scenic Design: Jocelyn Girgorie
Props Master: Alex Wylie
Choreography: Yael Nachajon
Production Manager: Mac Whiting
Production Stage Manager: Dara Swisher
Producers: Emma Orme, The Tank (Artistic Directors: Rosalind Grush & Meghan Finn), Alexis Roblan, Katie Lindsay Productions, Teresa Lotz
Graphic Design: Jonny Ag Design
*Equity Member appearing with permission of Actors Equity Association without benefit of an Equity contract in this Off-Off Broadway production (Equity Approved Showcase).