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Are You Alice

  • The Tank 312 West 36th Street, 1st Floor New York, NY, 10018 United States (map)
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Adapted from the stories of Lewis Caroll
Directed by Christina Rose Ashby
Music by Thomas Burns Scully

Permafrost Theatre Collective, in partnership with The Chameleon Fools Theatre Troupe and in association with The Tank, present a new Wonderland tale. In this bold reimagining, every actor in the all female/non-cis cast plays Alice at one point or other in the story. Built around repurposed passages from Lewis Carrolls classic stories, Are You Alice: A New Wonderland Tale asks questions of identity, womanhood, and self-acceptance in a world which constantly redraws the lines and rewrites the rules.

Iconic images such as The Jabberwocky, The Mad Hatters Tea Party, and The Queen of Hearts are brought to life using original music, dance, puppetry, and more in this multidisciplinary production. More obscure passages also find their way into the fray, such as the Walrus and the Carpenter, and the Song of the White Knight, all of them used to create a universal Alice for the 21st Century. It is not to be missed. This workshop is the third round of development for the show, having previously been showcased at Alchemical Theatre Lab, and as part of Rising Sun Theatres new works development residency on Governors Island. Audiences of all ages have left delighted and invigorated by this familiar, yet unfamiliar narrative.

Are You Alice: A New Wonderland Tale runs 60 minutes with no intermission.

Marth Brown, Amelia Cain, Mae Cutrona, Shelley Franklin, Nola Hayes, Kayla Prestel, Samantha E. Turlington

Stage manager: Melissa Mowry
Lighting design: Zane Whitney

About Permafrost Theatre Collective:
Permafrost Theatre Collective is dedicated to telling new works and reimagining classics through a variety of storytelling mediums. The collective strives to create stories that are rooted in the ensemble and that value communication and empathy. The collective is filled with multidisciplinary artists who believe in the transformative power of storytelling and aims to provide a cathartic experience for both artist and audience.

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Later Event: March 29