Asher Rhys Got Married Too Young & MARYSHELLEYSHOW
About the Show
Asher Rhys Got Married Too Young is the story of Asher, who marries Lukas at 18, is a widower at 28, and spends his thirties dealing with his psychic in-laws while trying to hold on to his son. In MARYSHELLEYSHOW, eternal dirtbag teenage geniuses Mary Shelley & Emily Dickinson cope with family, friendship, the struggles of inter-species coparenting, and the desire to host just one damned variety show without Lord Byron showing up. For two nights only these shows come together in a glorious Double Feature duo-production; a celebration of queer families, their visibility, struggle, and survival, developed by Brooklyn based art incubator Undiscovered Countries. Written by Adin Lenahan and Barbara K. Begley, directed by Caroline Kittredge Faustine with design by Shakhed Hadaya, and featuring performances by Adin Lenahan, Barbara K. Begley, Grace Smith, and William Hamilton Vaughn, with solo performances by special guests Garrett Gray, Cameron Toy, and others. this actor is appearing courtesy of Actor's Equity Association
Adin Lenahan (Playwright, Performer, Co-Producer) is a writer, performer, and receptionist. RECENT CREDITS: True Right (Ice Fctory, Ars Nova); Clover (LaMaMa); Pilgrim Notes (solo show, Paradise Factory); MARYSHELLEYSHOW (Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, IL); Lark/Song (Red Cloud Opera House, NE). New York University (BFA Drama). They are on the board of Undiscovered Countries, a Brooklyn-based incubator of new and developing work. adinlenahan.com // undiscoveredcountries.com.
Barbara Begley (Playwright, Emily Dickinson, Co-Producer) is an artist, writer, and art enabler. Recent Projects: Costumes for High School Coven (Paradise Factory); MARYSHELLEYSHOW (The Theater Project in Brunswick, ME, Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, IL, winner of Audience Award); AlienWomynLadyBalloonist (Bizarre Bushwick); Half Lives (graphic novel with music, in process); various insect embroideries; costumes for Ambition (Ars Nova, Paradise Factory, nominated for Best Costume Design), Follow This Home (Bushwick Open Studios installation). New York University (BFA Drama) She is on the board of Undiscovered Countries, a Brooklyn-Based incubator of new and developing art. bkbartist.com // undiscoveredcountries.com
Caroline Kittredge Faustine (Director) is a director and musician. She is a founding member of Undiscovered Countries, and directed earlier versions of MARYSHELLEYSHOW, Asher Rhys, and Adin’s previous solo work Pilgrim Notes. She is concurrently directing Hollis Beck’s The Tinker with Crashbox Theater Company’s Read Play Write series, and working with comedian and songwriter Tessa Skara for her Rock Goddess performance. Caroline plays with Cameron Toy in the band Gandor Chorale, currently at work on their fourth studio album. She is also working with Cameron on the upcoming radioplay Polenta: A Space Opera, written by Kaela Garvin. Hire her please.
Grace Smith (Mary Shelley) previously toured MARYSHELLEYSHOW to its regional premiere at The Theater Project and its award-winning run at Chicago Fringe Festival, and is so happy to be bringing this show to The Tank. Recent NYC credits include AS I LAY DYING (Live Source Theatre Group) and the titular character in Olivia Lilley's MARY SHELLEY SEES THE FUTURE (Playwrights @The Grand). Regional: LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST and SHAKESHAFTE (The Shakespeare Project of Chicago); PETER AND THE STARCATCHER (City Equity Theatre); AS YOU LIKE IT, ALICE IN WONDERLAND, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and KING LEAR (Alabama Shakespeare Festival). As a playwright, Ms. Smith has penned THE ASMR POWER HOUR, A DAY IN THE LIFE OF THE ASMR SPACE COP, and THE ASMR SPACE COP: YOU'RE BEING WATCHED. She is a proud Equity member and repped by Paonessa Talent.
Shakhed Hadaya (Designer) makes books, sculptures, and fiber creatures. Find her at www.shakhedhadaya.com
Undiscovered Countries is a Brooklyn-based incubator of new and developing interdisciplinary art. We present subversive and accessible work by artists lacking conventional support to foster a diverse, engaged community. Over the past five years, Undiscovered Countries has presented 46 consecutive monthly or bimonthly showings at various New York venues, including Goodbye Blue Monday, Brooklyn Fireproof, Quinn’s NYC, and our current home at Bizarre Bushwick. Over one hundred emerging artists have worked with Undiscovered Countries to produce their in-development works, which have gone on to full productions at places such as Ars Nova, Dixon Place, Tom Noonan’s Paradise Factory, Theater for the New city, and the PIT. Undiscovered Countries also presents work from writers and visual artists in their Yearbook program inserts, and in spring of 2017 launched their Blast Off Development Lab, to focus on developing full length works with emerging artists. www.undiscoveredcountries.com