BY JENNIFER MAISEL
Directed by Wendy McClellan
June 30 – July 29, 2007
“It’s imaginative work from a playwright who builds a fascinating premise… carefully balances hardcore New York with the familiar magic of sensationalist cinema, marking real time events with a background fantasia of blurry dreams and melodramatic humor.”
A wealthy woman with a past falls into the city’s urban underbelly when she gives a homeless man her lover’s coat. Brothers Grimm meet modern-day New York in a dark circus of lost lives and magic charms where the lives of the homeless man, the prostitute and the stockbroker are inextricably intertwined.
BIRDS was developed in part by Rorschach Theatre’s MAGIC IN ROUGH SPACES new-play program. The play also received a developmental workshop through the generous support of the FirstLook@NewPlays program in the Department of Dramatic Writing at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
PRODUCED BY Jenny McConnell Frederick and Randy Baker
FEATURING Company Member Tim Getman. Also featuring Brian Hemmingsen, Nanna Ingvarsson, Marissa Molnar, Jjana Valentiner
DESIGNED BY Company Member Debra Kim Sivigny (Costumes), with Jacob S. Muehlhausen (Set), Deb Sullivan (Lights), Matthew Nielson (Sound), Andrew F. Griffin (Asst. Lighting Design), Veronica Lancaster(Asst. Set Design)
STAGE MANAGED BY Viv Woodland, Alex Aaron and Jake Melville (Asst. Stage Managers)
This production was made possible thanks to generous support from an anonymous donor, J. Chris Babb and the Durfee Foundation.
Season 7 was sponsored in part by the Dobranski Foundation.
Performed in THE SANCTUARY THEATRE at Casa Del Pueblo Calvary Methodist Church
(Rorschach Theatre’s home: 2002-2007)