Promoters Guide

Included:

- Sizzle Reel from "Your Alice" at BAM May 2018

- Images from "Your Alice" at BAM

-About the Play

- Reviews and Quotes

- Press Release

- About the Producers

- Tech Information

More information available upon request.

Downloadable PDF here.

Your Alice at BAM, May 2018. 

Photography by: Danny Bristoll

Your Alice at BAM, May 2018. 

Photography by: Danny Bristoll

Your Alice at BAM, May 2018. 

Photography by: Danny Bristoll

About the Play

On the golden afternoon of July 4th, 1862, Charles Dodgson (pen name Lewis Carroll) tells his child muse, Alice, her favourite story for the last time. As they sail down the Oxford River, his beloved characters weave us in and out of Wonderland and through his tortured relationship with 10 year-old Miss Liddell. 

Reviews & Quotes

"Should love run free in our imaginations? Or should it be bound by the laws of reality? Your Alice braves to question the ethics of a story that has been in our hearts for ages. The play allows us to go down the rabbit hole to a wonderland that not all eyes are meant to see."

 

- The Drama League

"A meaty discussion piece that will never be wholly summed up in a single review. The play doesn't offer you answers, instead it begs to be talked about."

-POPDUST

"Haunting, imaginative, and surreal, [Aken-Tyer]'s central question is endlessly fascinating." 

- The Fordham Observer

Press Release

Your Alice by Billie Aken-Tyers has its international premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August following an Off-Broadway run in New York City. Produced by Pinkhouse Productions LLC. and Ophelia Theatre Group, Your Alice follows Charles Dodgson (pen name Lewis Carroll) as he tells his child muse, Alice, her favorite story for the last time. As they sail down the Oxford River, his beloved characters weave the audience in and out of Wonderland and through his tortured relationship with 10-year-old Miss Liddell.

 

The show, poignant and topical, has been described as “a fresh voice in the #metoo age. Your Alice puts preconceptions of Victorian morals up to our looking glass.” - Lewis Flinn, Broadway Composer & Lyricist

 

Broadway costume designer Gregory Gale (Cyrano de Bergarac, Rock of Ages, Arcadia, Wedding Singer, Urinetown), Broadway wig designer Tom Watson (Wicked, How to Succeed…, The Addams Family, Sunday in the Park with George), and Emmy winning makeup designer Andrew Sotomayor (Project Runway, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, The Rachel Ray Show) join the creative team alongside set and lighting designer Shelby Loera.

 

The complete cast includes Eliza Shea (Alice), Luke Antony Neville, (Charles Dodgson), Lawryn LaCroix (March Hare), Jim Lawrenson (White Rabbit), Michael Tubman (Mad Hatter), Tamara Sevunts (Cheshire Cat), Megan Magee (Tweedle Dum), Jane Logan (Tweedle Dee), Andy Dispensa (The Caterpillar), Brittney Moss (Doormouse), Kaitlyn Schirard (Queen of Hearts), and Logan Sutton (Male Swing).

 

Billie Aken-Tyers (Playwright/Director) is a creative artist specializing in collaborative ensemble-based work. Acting: Regional: Hood (Dallas Theater Center) Off-Broadway: Commedia Rapunzel (Theatre Row), Commedia Cinderella (SoHo Playhouse). Directing: Lysistrata Jones (Ophelia Theatre Group), Your Alice (Ophelia Theatre Group), To Wong Foo (Asst. to Douglas Carter Beane). Billie is the Artistic Director of Ophelia Theatre Group.  

 

Stephen Murphy (Composer/Music Director) composes original works and arrangements that are performed by artists, ensembles, and orchestras throughout the country.  He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University, where he spent 5 years as a Music Director and Conductor for their School of Drama productions.

 

Kristen Brooks Sandler (Movement Director) works at the intersection of theater & concert dance, employing narrative in tandem with an avant-garde aesthetic. Previous work: TV/FILM: Shimmer and Shine (Nickelodeon), Sunny Day (Nickelodeon Jr), Sweatsgiving (International Film Channel), Cooking Thoughts of You, Adderal, Plumber, Do You Dance Ms. Parker? THEATER: Your Alice (BAM), A Chorus Line (Mill Mountain Theatre), Lysistrata Jones (Ophelia Theatre, NY), She Loves Me (Broadway in Bartlesville, Lachesism (Dixon Place), Dancing Around the Subject (NY Jazz Choreographer’s Festival), Jesus Christ Superstar (Associate, Signature Theater, Helen Hayes Nomination).

 

Ticket and Date Information:

IMPORTANT: Please note that the show times change from week to week. The venue remains the same.

 

Location:

GREENSIDE @ NICOLSON SQUARE (Venue 209)

 

Dates and Times:

August 3-11 at 13:50.

August 13-18 at 15:00.

August 20-25 at 10:20.

 

Tickets available at https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/your-alice.

 

Additional show information available at www.youralicetheplay.com.

 

For media inquiries, contact Kaylyn Buckley at 1-203-621-4268 or kaylyn@pinkhouseproductions.org.

About the Producers

Pinkhouse Productions  is a theatre, film, and interdisciplinary production company dedicated to original and inspiring work. Founded by Lawryn LaCroix, Pinkhouse has both a New York and Los Angeles presence in theatrical and film circles, and has worked with both Tony and Emmy winners on Pinkhouse original productions. The team is comprised of Executive Producer Lawryn LaCroix and Associate Producers Kaylyn Buckley and Billie Aken-Tyers. Pinkhouse is dedicated to producing meaningful, inspiring, unique work. Led by an all-female team, Pinkhouse strives to empower women in the arts and provide the means by which they can assert their individual voices. www.pinkhouseproductions.org

IG: @pinkhouseprod

Ophelia Theatre Group. Originally comprised of 15 members, the company has grown to an excess of 50 passionate artists after relocating to Astoria, NY to further pursue our professional and creative development. Under our mission statement "Character above concept, story above all else," we are dedicated to providing quality theatre to Astoria and its surrounding neighborhoods.  In 2014, we successfully renovated a seldom-used dance studio at the Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens into a 75-seat black box theater, which we utilize to rehearse and perform original works, published works, new play readings and variety events.  We also volunteer to provide theatre classes and performance opportunities for the children at the Boys and Girls Club.

www.opheliatheatre.org

Technical Information

The show runs 50 minutes at the Fringe, normally 85 minutes without an intermission.

Stage area needed – minimum of 22’ by 22’

Google drive link with ground plan, props list and set pieces as used for Edinburgh run.       https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Fmmmed5mYPQk6Rifes3f4wMjxyjjMfwi/view  

Set design for BAM run: A unit set with a boat unit that it moved across the playing space on wheels by the ensemble. The boat moves between a platform that is a boat dock representing “reality” and a “playground area” with a couch and small runway that represents Wonderland. There are multiple small handheld scenic pieces and props moved by the ensemble to put the world together. There is a hazer in use throughout the production. Set design by Shelby Loera.

Sound: There are three instruments played by members of the cast during the show that underscore scenes or movements and that are sometimes sung with. There is a piano (or keyboard), a clarinet and a djembe drum. There may be pre-show and post-show music from a pre-made playlist played off of a laptop or phone from the board. Music (except for “Beautiful Dreamer”) was written for the show by Stephen Murphy.

 

Lighting: Lighting specifications depend on the house as far as technical. Design: There is a clear definition created between “reality” and wonderland. This is shown primarily through color and lighting angles. Lighting Designer is Andrew Garvis.

 

Stage Management: PSM runs the lighting board and any pre-show or post-show music from the sound board. Production Stage Manager is Jen Wiener.

© Your Alice The Play 2018

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