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Zurich, New York


Zurich, New York produced by Essential Theatre Group

Zurich, New York is a cycle of three new plays by three playwrights: Repast by Lindsay Joy, Rocks by Charlotte Miller and When You Go by Alex Riad. Each play takes place on the same day on a dock in Zurich: a fictional lake-side town in upstate New York.

In Repast, Celia and Frank have come back home for their father’s funeral; they’re not the same people that grew up here.

Rocks introduces two members of the notably strange Emmons clan: Emmet and Emmi. They are opening a souvenir rock shop on the banks of the lake, desperately trying to escape their limbo of existence.

When You Go ends the day when Josh, Mike, Becca and Clark get together for one last night before one of them leaves Zurich for New York City. A night of final goodbyes becomes a hotbed for expressing what’s been boiling below the surface.

Life is cyclical. What will you do to change it?

The cast features Gillian Glasco and Neil Tyrone Pritchard in Repast; Chris Bellant, Sevrin Anne Mason and Jelena Stupljanin in Rocks; Evan Hall, Kate Lydic, Brian Reisman and Timothy Weinert in When You Go. 

Zurich, New York is produced by Andrew Justin Smith and Tony Lance with Essential Theatre Group.

The production team also includes James Fauvell (director: Repast), Michael Padden (director: Rocks), Andrew Justin Smith (director: When You Go), Christina Aguilar, Priya Iyer, Karin Carter and Heather Lessard.

Essential Theatre Group is an artist-driven ensemble that brings highly collaborative and thought-provoking storytelling to adventurous audiences in New York City.

Lindsay Joy (Repast)

Lindsay currently serves as Co-Artistic Director to the Award Winning LabRats Theater Company in New York City. The Rats production of her full length play, The Rise and Fall of a Teenage Cyberqueen, garnered two New York Innovative Theatre Awards including Outstanding Premiere Production of a Play and Outstanding Director for Padraic Lillis. Her new play, In the Family Way, was workshopped at LAByrinth Theater Company’s Intensive Ensemble in the Spring of 2013. Lindsay is a finalist for the Heideman Award at the Actors Theatre of Louisville for her short play Travelin’ Show. Her play, The Unearthing, was a part of the newTACTics festival in the summer of 2012 and was presented in the Ground Up New Works Festival the winter of that same year. Vertigo Theater Company has produced two readings of Lindsay’s work, Severance and The Cleaners (a part of COLLAB).

Charlotte Miller (Rocks)

Her plays have been produced at The Spectrum, Longstocking Productions, Iama Theater Company, Rising Phoenix Rep, and FringeNYC. They have also been read/worskshopped at LAByrinth Theater Company, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Iama Theater Company, Hudson Stages, Rising Phoenix Rep and The Flea Theater. She has participated in the Peoples Light New Play Initiative at Longwood Gardens, TheaterJam, and serials@theflea.

Alex Riad (When You Go)

Alex is a recent addition to New York City, moving here in 2012 after finishing college. In Manhattan, his most recent production was of his play Standbys at the Cabrini Reparatory Theater’s Thespis Festival. His work has also been read/workshopped at LAByrinth Theater Company’s Bank Street Theater and the Cherry Lane Theater. In England, he performed in his original play Where She Hangs at the Rondo Theatre in Bath and his play Killing Charlie was also a finalist for the Rondo Theatre's New Writing Festival 2011. His other playwriting credits include the productions of Waiting For Jamie, Exit Interview, The Smell of Summer, and If You Ever Come By Here in Aurora, NY.

Zurich, New York: Repast | Rocks | When You Go will be performed at The Tank (151 W. 46th Street, 8th Floor) May 16-31.

Zurich, New York is an Equity approved Showcase.

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Earlier Event: May 11
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Later Event: May 17
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