Announcements in Broadway World and Theatermania of the cast and creative team for Everyone's Fine!
Elevator Repair Service, "one of the city's few truly essential theater companies" (New York Times), is pleased to present the world premiere of Everyone's Fine With Virginia Woolf, a new play written by longtime company member Kate Scelsa and directed by Elevator Repair Service Artistic Director John Collins. A sharp-witted parody of a celebrated American drama, Everyone's Fine With Virginia Woolf is, in turns, loving homage and fierce feminist take-down. In her incisive and hilarious reinvention of Edward Albee's classic Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Scelsa slyly subverts the power dynamics of the original play's not-so-happy couple. In the end, no one will be left unscathed by the ferocity of Martha's revenge on an unsuspecting patriarchy.
The cast for Everyone's Fine With Virginia Woolf features Elevator Repair Service veterans and includes Annie McNamara as Martha, April Matthis as Honey, Mike Iveson as Nick, Vin Knight as George, and Lindsay Hockaday as Carmilla. The creative team includes Louisa Thompson (sets), Kaye Voyce (costumes), Ryan Seelig (lights), Ben Williams (sound), Amanda Villalobos (props), Maurina Lioce (production stage manager) and Ariana Smart Truman (producer).
From the New York Times:
“Everyone’s Fine With Virginia Woolf,” a parody of Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” will have its premiere next spring in a staging by the innovative troupe Elevator Repair Service (“Gatz”).
The production is part of the coming season at Abrons Arts Center, a downtown home of adventurous performance and visual art, the organization announced on Sunday.
Elevator Repair Service, whose stage adaptations of “The Sound and the Fury” and “The Great Gatsby” (a verbatim reading called “Gatz”) have earned awards and critical praise, is turning to Albee’s masterpiece for its latest production, written by Kate Scelsa, a member of the company. In the irreverent parody, “rubbing alcohol will be consumed, imaginary pregnancies will be indulged, and gender constructs will be destroyed once and for all,” the troupe said in a statement.
Harlequin Teen has bought All Out, a short story anthology edited by Saundra Mitchell. The book will feature positive portrayals of LGBTQIA+ characters in historical fiction written by LGBTQIA+ authors, including Kody Keplinger, Benjamín Alire Sàenz, Malinda Lo, Emily M. Danforth, and many others (Me!). It's scheduled for winter 2018.
Excited to announce that I'll be at my fave hometown Brooklyn Book Fest in September! Check out the whole lineup HERE.
I'll be at the Boston Teen Author Fest on September 24! Check out the whole lineup HERE
Excited to be a guest advice giver on Everyone Is Gay again - talking about bringing your whole self to the moment of the thing that you're doing: http://everyoneisgay.com/we-cant-do-it-all/