The Colony | Spring 2018

April 26 - 28, 2018


The Colony

by Gina Stevensen


A young woman named Carrie Buck arrives at a mysterious medical facility. Where is her daughter? What is this place? Why is she here? Based on true events surrounding the 1927 Supreme Court case Buck vs. Bell, The Colony explores the xenophobia and reckless patriotism that swept through America nearly a hundred years ago, and the reverberations of this controversial legacy.


Production Team:


Director: Victoria Collado

Production Stage Managers: Daniel Vaughn and Morgan Beach

Scenic Designer: Anna Driftmier

Costume Designer: Sam Guglielmo

Lighting Designer: Abby Hoke-Brady

Sound Designer: Ian Wehrle

Projection Designer: Izmir Ickbal




Vanessa R. Butler*, Elizabeth Hess*, Quinn Rol*, Gabrielle Young

*Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association


Festival Staff:


Production Manager: CB Shotwell

Technical Director: John Trevellini

Director of Production: Joe Novak

Festival Stage Managers: Patty Garvey and Morgan Beach

Festival General Manager: Bethany Sharp

Marketing Director: Halla Tryggvadottir

Program Assistant: Zach Marlin

CU Program Assistant: Kate Mulley

Scenic//Props Coordinator: Anna Driftmier

Sound//Projection Coordinator: Ian Wehrle

Signature Lighting Coordinator: Abby Hoke-Brady

Signature Costume Coordinator: Sam Guglielmo

Production Resources: Jack Calk

Run Crew: Aaron Keller

Head of Playwriting Department: David Henry Hwang

Head of Stage Mgmt. Department: Michael J. Passaro


The Playwright's Bio:


Gina Stevensen is a playwright who embraces magic and myth to tell stories about gender, power, and identity. Her plays include The Colony (Finalist, Kennedy Center 2018 MFA Playwrights Workshop), Cruel Sister (Semi-Finalist: O’Neill National Playwrights Conference 2018), Kids (Williamstown Theatre Festival 2017), and Book of Esther (Top Ten Finalist: 2017 Jewish Playwriting Contest, Semi-Finalist: 2016 Princess Grace Award). Gina is a member of Joust Theatre Company’s 2018 Writer’s Round Table and was a finalist for New Perspectives Theatre Company’s 2018 Women’s Work Short Play Lab. She teaches playwriting through Tribeca Performing Arts Center’s Writers in Performance Workshop and The Writer’s Rock, and has worked as a TA in undergraduate drama at NYU and Barnard College. Most recently she assisted playwright, performer, and activist Eve Ensler on the New York premiere of her solo show In the Body of the World at Manhattan Theatre Club. BFA Drama: NYU Tisch. MFA Playwriting Candidate: Columbia University.


Event Time & Date

Date: Past Event
Location: Ford Foundation Studio
The Pershing Square Signature Center
480 W 42nd St
New York, NY 10036

Ticket Policy:
No late seating.