Past Event

Ella in the Tundra

May 4, 2019
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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Ford Foundation Studio @ The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036

by Marianna Staroselsky
Directed by Daniella Caggiano

Ella, a world-class fertility doctor, happens to be every cursed princess’ fairy godmother. Her perfectly controlled world gets turned upside down with the appearance of a most unusual maiden in distress who also happens to be a convicted criminal about to go to jail.


May 2 - 8:00pm
May 3 - 2:30pm
May 4 - 7:30pm

Production Team

Dramaturg James Monaghan
Producer Jonathan Gelb
Production Stage Manager Daniel Vaughn
Scenic Designer Emona Stoykova
Costume Designer Nina Vartanian
Lighting Designer Krista Smith
Sound Designer Bryn Scharenberg
Audition Manager Livvie Goble

About the Playwright

Marianna Staroselsky (MFA - Columbia University, ’19, PhD - University of Chicago, ’19) writes, teaches, and makes art about identity and the strangeness of being a person in modern society. Her full-length projects, produced and developed in New York City and Chicago include Cry Baby Meets Audrey Hepburn (20% Theatre Company, Cornservatory, Tikkun Fellowship, 2016), How I Married Myself and Other Misadventures (The New Colony, Athena Theatre Company, Columbia University School of the Arts, 2015-18), Simulacrum, an opera libretto (Path New Music Theater, 3LD, 2018) and 100 Awkward Ways to Be a Person (Columbia University School of the Arts, La MaMa, 2017-18, Rising Sun Performance Company, 2018). Ella in the Tundra was first conceived at Casa na Ilha Artist Residency in the heat of the Brazilian sun.