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Online programme for the May 1st, 2015 performance of [ai] Performance video link: https://youtu.be/RQVD5xbv5JA

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  • IT IS A SIN TO WRITE THIS. -- ANTHEM (1938)

  • DIXON PLACE PRESENTS

    [ai]

    CAST IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE

    Equality 7-2521....SCOTT T. FREEMAN International 4-8818........SCOT CAHOON Union 5-3992.....MARCUS CRAWFORD GUY Member of the Council 1......SARA YOKO HOWARD Member of the Council 2....JULIA BLAUVELT Liberty 5-3000........EMMALINE RILEY

    SETTINGS: SOMETIME IN THE FUTURE, A DYSTOPIA

    CREATIVE

    Novella...AYN RAND Adaptation / Director......RAN XIA Choreographer...MEAGHAN ADAWE MCLEOD

    SPECIAL THANKS TO

    FOURTH ARTS BLOCK

    &

    THE STAFF OF DIXON PLACE

    MUSIC CREDIT

    The Planets suite by Gustav Holst Symphony No. 7 2nd Movement by Ludwig Van Beethoven

    Hamlet by Franz Liszt Pines of Rome 3rd Movement by Ottorino Respighi

    SOURCE MATERIALs INCLUDE:

    TEXTS from ANTHEM by AYN RAND

    QUOTES from PARADISE LOST by JOHN MILTON

  • MEAGHAN ADAWE MCLEOD (Choreographer) is a multi-disciplinary artist. She has taught movement, danced, and choreographed for DRM Studios, The Artists Road Theatre, Broadway N.Y.C.!, SUNY Purchase, and Fordham University Lincoln Center. She has performed with the New York City Ballet and has studied with Arthur Mitchell, Darci Kistler, and Diana White. Regional: Hometown Glory, 19. Fordham University: Lullabies and Broken Things, The Skin of Our Teeth, scrapmetal/scars. She is the resident choreographer of DRM Studios and The Artists Road Theatre. B.A. Fordham University. JULIA BLAUVELT (Council No.2) Recent performance credits include Richard Schechners critically acclaimed Imagining O at Montclair Peak Performances (one of New York Times Most Memorable 2014). Other recent credits: Wang Jianweis Spiral Ramp Library at The Guggenheim, ATTHIS at The Kitchen, solo show The Australia Cure at Theatre Row for United Solo Festival, and R + J: An Uncivil Tale at Nuyorican Poets Caf (Rebel Theater Co.) T.V. credits include: Pan Am (ABC), How to Make it in America (HBO), Secret Lives of Women (WE Tv). Online at www.juliablauvelt.com and twitter @jblauvelt SCOT CAHOON ( Internat ional 4-8818) Scot hails from colourful Colorado where he grew up hiking, climbing trees, and setting things on fire. With a BA Theatre: Acting/Directing from Colorado Mesa University, he has uprooted himself and landed in Brooklyn. Most recently he could be seen in Union Square, yelling at pigeons that they are "Out of the Will!" Thanks to God, family, and friends for all the good things... No thanks to the pigeons; they know what they did. SCOTT T. FREEMAN (Equal i ty 7-2521) is an artist weighing 183 pounds and 2 ounces creating out of Detroit, Michigan. He is thrilled to play with the bubbling cauldron of creativity that is this ensemble. His recent credits include: The Window (Cherry Lane Theatre); Romeo and Juliet (Occupy Verona). Scott will be performing in Luxembourg this June with Trail of Crumbs: A Recurring Dystopia for Hansel & Gretel after the plays April engagement in NYC. He would like to thank his Mom who taught him how to do the twist at an impressionable age.

    MARCUS CRAWFORD GUY (Union 5-3992) Is a recent graduate of Juilliard hailing from Glasgow, Scotland. Selected credits: Minetti (Edinburgh International Festival); Peter and the Wolf (Little Orchestra Society at BAM); original work: Maintenance Inspection (Juilliard; co-created with percussionist Brian Shank). Marcus is a proud recipient of the Joseph W. Polisi Artist as Citizen Award for his community service works in rural East Africa and his developments of a sustainable curriculum for stART Osceola. Marcus is currently devising a project that combines his two passions, Shakespeare and Swahili. He aims to take Shakespeare's words to new places, and raise money to support young people in underprivileged communities. SARA YOKO HOWARD (Council No.1 ) is an actress and producer based in NYC. After working and studying with Teatro Varasanta in Colombia, she co-founded Found Theater Co., a collective dedicated to the creation of original works of theatre utilizing a highly physical and collaborative process. Favourite recent credits include Lear Debessonet's Quixote, L'Histoire du Soldat (Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra) and How I Learned to Drive (Theater Horizon). Sara also recently produced 2 short films: SEND, a SXSW Official Selection and winner of Grand Jury Prize at Brooklyn Film Festival, and Scream Box, due to premier this month at Soho Film Festival. EMMALINE RILEY (L iberty 5-3000) is extremely fortunate to have stumbled upon this opportunity. As a recent graduate from the Hartt School and new to New York, it has been a great experience to work with Ran and the rest of the cast on such a challenging, thought provoking piece. Thank you to all. RAN XIA (Scr ipt / Director) is a storyteller, an interdisciplinary artist, and a willing captive in the realm of imagination, constantly drawn to the romantics of both arts and science. Visual: Art Takes Times Square, Stories of the Creative (SEE.ME), Dacia Gallery (Times Square Arts Centre), Spiegel Me (Fountains Foundation, Columbia College, Chicago). Theatre | DIxon Place: North (Playwright), They Lived in the Attic (Playwright, Dir.), NYC: Animals Out of Papers (Set Design); The Last Dance (P.A., York Theatre Company). LOVE and THANKS to this splendid cast.

  • [AI ] IS A WORK-IN-DEVELOPMENT WE WELCOME ALL QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS

    JOIN US FOR A DRINK IN THE LOUNGE AFTER THE SHOW

    PLEASE KEEP IN TOUCH [email protected]

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