Past Event

The Nature Room

April 21, 2018
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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Ford Studio @ The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036

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-LaryLorenzo Landini*, Melvin LimaJoanna 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 SheepIntimate 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 PubPrelude 2013Babycastles); 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.

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