Then She Fell by Third Rail Projects
Now Playing Through January 13, 2019
Then She Fell is a fully immersive, multi-sensory experience in which only 15 audience members per performance explore a dreamscape where every alcove, corner, and corridor has been transformed into a lushly designed world. Inspired by the life and writings of Lewis Carroll, it offers an Alice-like experience for audience members as they explore the rooms, often by themselves, in order to discover hidden scenes; encounter performers one-on-one; unearth clues that illuminate a shrouded history; use skeleton keys to gain access to guarded secrets; and imbibe elixirs custom designed by one of NYC’s foremost mixologists.
CREATED IN COLLABORATION WITH
Elizabeth Carena, Alberto Denis, Stacie C. Tobar, Rebekah Morin, Marissa Nielsen-Pincus, Tara O’Con, Zoë Schieber, and Debra Beardsley
THE COMPANY (ALL CASTS)
Eric Berey, Erika Boudreau-Barbee, Andrew Broaddus, Kyle Castillo, Kristen Carcone, Larry Daniels, Elisa Davis, Alberto Denis, Caitlin Dutton-Reaver, Joshua Dutton-Reaver, Julia Galanski, Gierre J. Godley, Joseph Harris, Shiloh Hodges, Julia Jurgilewicz, Julia Kelly, Roxanne Kidd, Mary Madsen, Lauren Muraski, Jenna Purcell, Alex M. Schell, Taylor Semin, Bre Short, Mackenzie Sherburne, Julie Seal, Jeff Sykes, Charly Wenzel, Ryan Weustewald
Matthew Albert, Elizabeth Carena, Kim Fischer, Rebekah Morin, Taylor Myers, Edward Rice, Kim Savarino, Madeline Wilcox
Stephanie Armitage, Anna Aschliman, Kasey Blanco, Brittany Crowell, Kristin Dwyer, Margaret Gleberman, Gabriela Gowdie, Taylor Hollister, Ange Lopilato, Janie Paw, Nicole Timpone, Kristina Vnook
Cast for each evening’s performance is posted by the exit door
ORIGINAL MUSIC & SOUND DESIGN: Sean Hagerty
COSTUME DESIGN: Karen Young and Third Rail Projects
LIGHTING DESIGN: Kryssy Wright
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Marissa Nielsen-Pincus
PRODUCTION MANAGER: Brittany Crowell
ORIGINAL TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Carlton Cyrus Ward
STAGE MANAGER: Kristin Dwyer
REHEARSAL DIRECTORs: Julia Kelly, Mary Madsen
WARDROBE SUPERVISOR: TJ Burleson
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGERS: Gabriela Gowdie, Taylor Hollister
Assistant Stage Manager Swings: Stephanie Armitage,
Anna Aschliman, Kasey Blanco, Bree Doobay, Nicole Timpone, Kristina Vnook
Production Assistants: Margaret Gleberman, Janie Paw
COLLBORATING MUSICIANS: Brian Olin and Isaiah Singer
SCENIC ARTISTS: Rachel Kenner, Zach Morris, Tom Pearson, Jennine Willett
Build Crew: Claire Bacon, Matt Gratz, Jimmy Norton, Bob Young
MAINTENANCE CREW: Kasey Blanco, Jack Cummins,
Garrett Hood, Rebekah Morin, Mackenzie Whiting
Official Wine Sponsor: Marcari Wines
Isaiah Singer: electric bass, harmonica, air organ
Brian Olin: electric guitar
Tom Regouski: clarinet
Benjamin Magnuson: voice (Victrola), accordian, bass (Tea Table – gypsy music)
Sean Hagerty: violin, electric violin, mandolin, banjo, accordion, air organ, synths
Elizabeth Carena: vocals, vocal samples
THIRD RAIL PROJECTS STAFF
ARTISTIC DIRECTORS: Zach Morris, Tom Pearson, Jennine Willett
ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Marissa Nielsen-Pincus
PRODUCTION MANAGER: Brittany Crowell
BUSINESS MANAGER: Edward Rice
Assosciate manager of Marketing and Communications: Joshua Dutton-Reaver
Box Office and communications associate: Joshua Gonzales
ABOUT THIRD RAIL PROJECTS
Hailed as one of the foremost companies creating site-specific, immersive and experiential dance and theater, Third Rail Projects, led by artistic directors Zach Morris, Tom Pearson, and Jennine Willett, is dedicated to re-envisioning ways in which audiences engage with contemporary performance. They have made work in New York, nationally, and abroad since 2000. Their currently running, award-winning immersive hit Then She Fell, was named as one of the “Top Ten Shows of 2012” by Ben Brantley of The New York Times, and acclaimed as one of the best theater experiences of 2013 by Vogue.
Fundamental to Third Rail Projects is the notion of re-imagining contexts for presenting contemporary work, as exemplified by a history of creating work sought after by avid dance and theater goers as well as underserved populations and those seeking unique experiences. Collaboration is integral to all Third Rail Projects endeavors, both in the creative process as well as the intersection with each new site, community, and cultural landscape in which they work. This manifests in numerous points of inquiry and programmatic objectives that foster artistic exchange and shared practice across unique communities.
In 2016-2017, the company premiered four major works, all of which were met with massive critical and audience recognition: As Time Goes By in St. Petersburg, Russia, Sweet & Lucky with the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Learning Curve with Albany Park Theater Project in Chicago, Ghost Light with Lincoln Center Theater’s LTC3 at the Clare Tow Theater, and The Grand Paradise, in Brooklyn which ran for 11 months and garnered rave reviews and Critic’s Picks from The New York Times and Time Out New York, among others.
The artistic directors and company work nationally on new immersive and site-specific projects and internationally through the Global Performance Studio (GPS), which combines the company's creative and educational offerings through a program of cultural listening and exchange. Third Rail Projects has been the recipient of several prestigious awards, including two New York Dance and Performance (Bessie) Awards for Then She Fell (2013) and Vanishing Point (2008), and the artistic directors were recently named among the 100 most influential people in Brooklyn Culture by Brooklyn Magazine.
Then She Fell is made possible, in part, with support from Arts@Renaissance and St. Nicks Alliance; The Brooklyn Community Foundation; New York City Council Member Diana Reyna; Official Wine Sponsor, Macari Wines; Materials for the Arts/New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and Department of Sanitation; T. Edward Wines; Groundworks Inc.; Beverage Consultant Sarah Sutel, Mixologist Kathy Hubler (Wong), Wong, Chefs Megan Johnson and Leigh Friend (Casellula); New York Costumes; The [QuA2D] Art Mill Residency in Jeffersonville, NY provided by Daniel Castellanos & John Wenk; NYC Dance Response Fund, a program of Dance/NYC established by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation; Third Rail Projects' fiscal sponsor Fractured Atlas; and by Third Rail Projects, with support from individual and institutional donors, and volunteers. Third Rail Projects also extends its sincerest gratitude to Arts Brookfield for its significant support throughout the development of Then She Fell.
And thanks to our many Benefit Performance Attendees and Kickstarter Backers for making this performance possible. See the full list of backers at: thenshefell.com/support. Additional thanks: Arts@Renaissance Advisory Committee, St. Nicks Alliance’s facilities staff, Chris Henderson, Pastor Jonathan Priest, Pastor Jason Taber, and the Lutheran Church of St John the Evangelist, Fractured Atlas/Artful.ly, Carmen DeVito, Alice Marcus Krieg, and Groundworks Inc, Sarah Sutel, Kathy Hubler, Megan Johnson, Leigh Friend, Casellula, T. Edward Wines, Le Métier de Beauté, The New York Dance and Performance (Bessie) Awards Committee, Noise Andrews, Kris Bauman, Liam Barber, Anika Basu, Debra Beardsley, Lainie Berman, Carly Berrett Plagianakos, Kate Black, Lia Bonfilio, David Boudreau, Carly Bradt, Caroline Conoly, Genee Coreno, Christopher Cummings, Karl Custer, Jae Day, John Cruz, Monika Deeran, Lindsey Dietz-Merchant, Jared Douglas, Zhauna Franks, Aly Fox, Dana Gal, Dani Garcia, Jesse & Kathleen Green, Brighid Greene, Carolyn Hall, Elijah Heath, Caroline Hendrix, Christine Jordan, Marissa Katz, Katie Kavett, Roxanne Kidd, Erin Kim, Allison Kline, Frances Koncan, Ethan Kramer, Madison Krekel, Andrea Lepcio, Johnathan Lee, Melody Loveless, Katie Lupke, Benjamin Magnuson, Ella Mandel, Josh Matthews, Aldora Neal, John Nehlich, Haylee Nichele, Amy Nieporent, Alexander Norelli, Emily Ohlrich, Emily Petry, Gwendolyn Petry, Spencer Pizzani, Aimee Plauche, Andrew Rasmussen, Kristina Radke, Joshua Reaver, Tom Regouski, Edward Rice, Miguel Rivas, Christina Robson, Crimson Roe, Richard Rosado, Sophia Schrank, Jessy Smith, Tori Sparks, Nathan Stark, Chris Swader, Justin Swader, Roland Triska, Niko Tsocanos, Rambod Vale, Kristina Vnook, Lisa Wicks, Lauren Wong, and Sarah Wong.