Past Event

Babes in the Wood

May 4, 2019
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
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Ford Foundation Studio @ The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036

by Emily Wiest
Directed by Kate Bergstrom

Ashley, Anna, and Paulie live in a converted loft on the outskirts of an Eastern Seaboard city.

Paulie suffers chronic melancholy, Ashley struggles with alcohol and Anna has had bouts of mania since undergrad. They all dreamed this life would be, perhaps, something different. Matters come to crisis when Anna suffers a manic attack and Ashley discovers her true feelings for Paulie are unrequited.


May 1 - 2:30pm
May 3 - 8:00pm
May 4 - 2:30pm

Production Team

Producer Yuchen Xia
Production Stage Manager Lola Bao
Scenic Designer Jason Liles
Costume Designer Sam Guglielmo
Lighting Designer Ebony Burton
Sound Designer Caroline Eng

Running Time

90 minutes, with no intermission

About the Playwright

Emily Wiest is a New York based playwright. She has explored the art of theatre-making by studying text whilst apprenticing for great minds such as Austin Pendleton (Hamlet), Brian Kulick (Mother Courage), Billy Carden (Ensemble Studio Theatre), and Simon McBurney (All My Sons).  Her undergraduate Special Studies was on Rockumentary Filmmaking where she created A Digital Love Letter to Slim Shady, a cinematic self-portrait (short film) and Wal-Mart (video art). BadPuss: A Popumentary is Emily’s first feature film and is currently being distributed through indieflix. Emily also wrote Lackadaisical Baby (full-length screenplay.) Emily's theatrical works include Peaches (short), Maude & Benny, Alphabet City,  Brother & Sister, and her current work is Babes in the Wood.