Past Event

Into the Zone

May 11, 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
(A Military comedy with enhanced interrogation techniques)

by Gordon Penn

The entire base is on lockdown. While the cause remains a mystery the Soldiers of Echo Company are confined to their barracks. As the day wears on, they slowly turn on each other while their leadership descends into madness and violence in this comedy about a tragedy.

Production Team:

Director: Ann Cooley
Production Stage Manager: Aimee-Marie Holland
Mentor: Lynn Nottage
Lighting Designer: Bill Stonehouse
Costume, Sound, Props Master, and Scenic Design: Gordon Penn
Fight Choreography by: Ann CooleyNJ Agwuna, and Johnny Wang
Drill and Ceremony Consultant: Jason Aubin


Ian BlomTiffany SmallAlinca HamiltonLuke Hofmaier*, Freddie FultonIan Campbell Dunn*, Amy MiakoAlex Marz*, Max Mondi, and Fang Du.
*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:

Gordon Penn, Columbia University School of Art 2018. Credits include Into The Zone (directed by Ann Cooley) and Disarm at the Schapiro Theatre, Columbia University; Thank You For Your Service at The City College of New York; Into The Zone (Mandarin translation directed by Ann Cooley) at The Shanghai Theatre Academy, China. Producing credits include: I Came To New York To Write by Robert Patrick (directed by Ann Filmer) at the Organic Theatre (Chicago) ; Actors Are People Who Lie To You by Andy Cobb at the Bailiwick Theatre. Read more