Past Event

The Colony

April 27, 2018
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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Ford Foundation Studio @ The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036

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.

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