The Nature Room | Spring 2018

April 19 - 21, 2018


The Nature Room

by Nora Sørena Casey



High in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, in the middle of a majestic natural park, sits a small Natural History Museum and Gift Shop decorated to look like the forest outside. From within, Lee is trying to stop the development of the land. But when she enlists the help of an old friend, Lee invites more than memories into her refuge. The Nature Room is a comedy about love, survival, and the California Wolverine.


Production Team:


Director: Estefanía Fadul

Production Stage Manager: Abraham Marlett

Composer: Christopher Dennison

Scenic Designer: Zoë Hurwitz

Costume Designer: Emily White

Lighting Designer: Rachel Fae Szymanski

Sound Designer: Pornchanok Kanchanabanca




Jules Forsberg-Lary, Lorenzo Landini*, Melvin Lima, Joanna Teris

*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: 


Nora Sørena Casey’s plays include Take the Car (Williamstown Theatre Festival, upcoming Brooklyn College), Resistance Training (Women-In- Theatre Festival), Waiting (Columbia Stages), Dreams of Malinche (Everyday Inferno), and Not Afraid (PowerOut). Her most recent play, False Stars, premiered at the Corkscrew Festival in a “fast-paced, heartfelt and precise” (Stagebuddy) production that was “packed with young talent” (New York Times). A frequent collaborator with The Motor Company, Nora’s site-specific works include Derek and the Sheep, Intimate Bar Plays, and Absolutely Somewhere. She is the Playwright-In-Residence with Athena Theatre Company’s Athena Writes and a member of Project Y’s Playwright’s Group. Her dramaturgy projects include the development of The Universe is a Small Hat by Cesar Alvarez (Joe’s Pub, Prelude 2013, Babycastles); workshops of an untitled play by Jackie Sibblies Drury (Lark Studio Retreat); The In-Between by Kareem Fahmy (Noor Theatre’s The Myth Project), and contributing to The Civilians cabaret Let Me Ascertain You: Holy Matrimony! (Joe’s Pub). Nora recently assisted Robert O’Hara on the world premiere of Mankind (Playwrights Horizons) and David Henry Hwang on the Broadway revival of M. Butterfly, directed by Julie Taymor.


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.

New Plays Festival Interview: Ed Wasserman '18 and Nora Sørena Casey '18

New Plays Festival Interview: Ed Wasserman '18 and Nora Sørena Casey '18

April 6, 2018

Opening in two weeks are Ed Wasserman’s Between Fire and Smoke and Nora Sørena Casey’s The Nature Room. We talked with these playwrights to find out more about their plays and the process of producing.

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