Into the Zone | Spring 2018

May 10 - 12 , 2018


Into the Zone

(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 Cooley, NJ Agwuna, and Johnny Wang

Drill and Ceremony Consultant: Jason Aubin




Ian Blom, Tiffany Small, Alinca Hamilton, Luke Hofmaier*, Freddie Fulton, Ian Campbell Dunn*, Amy Miako, Alex 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

Event Time & Date

Date: Past Event
Location: Ford Foundation Studio
The Pershing Square Signature Center
480 W 42nd St
New York, NY 10036

Ticket Policy:
No late seating.