EBE Ensemble presents The Beautiful Beautiful Sea Next Door,
a riff on the myth of Medusa by Annah Feinberg. Barbara Harris
on directs a cast of four including Michel Altieri
*, Aaron Berk
*, Yasha Jackson
*, and Nick Lehane*. The Beautiful Beautiful Sea Next Door
will run at the Gloria Maddox
Theatre at T. Schreiber, 151 West 26th Street, 7th Floor, in New York City for eleven performances, July 19-29, 2012. *Member, Actors' Equity Association. AEA Showcase.
In The Beautiful Beautiful Sea Next Door, unrequited love, desperate impossibilities, and humor as dark as the bottom of the sea populate this bombastic riff on the myth of Medusa. Exploring the way in which we create and destroy our own mythologies, the play spans fifteen years of timelessness in the life of a family that can not figure out where they fit on the spectrum between reality and myth.
The Beautiful Beautiful Sea Next Door
is presented by EBE Ensemble. Artistic Director: Eric Alba; Executive Producer: Cynthia Rogers
; Producer: Meredith Dixon
; Director: Barbara Harris
on; Associate Director: Jay Stull; Scenic Design: Adam Kaynan; Costume Design: Amanda Jenks
; Lighting Design: Tsubasa Kamei; Sound Design: Joshua B. Jenks; Props Design: Lauren Genutis; Fight Director: Turner Smith; Stage Management: Julia Borowski; Wardrobe Supervisor: Mary Margaret
Powers; Casting Director: Rachel Maran; Publicist: Paul Siebold/Off Off PR.
The Beautiful Beautiful Sea Next Door plays for eleven performances on the following schedule: Tuesday-Saturday at 8pm; Saturday, July 28 at 3pm and Sundays at 3pm.
The run time for The Beautiful Beautiful Sea Next Door is 80 minutes with no intermission.
Director Barbara Harris
on has directed and developed new work for Ars Nova
's ANT FEST, Writopia Lab, The Lark Play Development Center, Manhattan Theatre Source's Estrogenius Festival, Red Fern Theatre Company's Dark Night Series, NYU Tisch, The Gallery Players, EBE Ensemble, ESPA Primary Stages
, Roots & Wings Theatrical, Ground Up Productions, Coffee Black Productions, Geraldine Page
Salon Series, Sparkification Productions, and the Network One-Act Festival. Barbara has assistant directed for companies such as Clubbed Thumb, Manhattan Theatre Club, HERE Arts Center
, and Neighborhood Productions. She currently serves as Programming Fellow for Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation and has worked in artistic programming/administration for Lark Play Development Center, Ars Nova
Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, and Disney Theatrical. Up next: Behind Closed Doors by Lynn S. Silver at NYU Tisch.www.barbaradanielleharrison.com
Playwright Annah Feinberg currently serves as R&D Coordinator at The Civilians
and is associate producing 13P's next production in July 2012, by P#13 Sarah Ruhl
. Annah's play The Beautiful Beautiful Sea Next Door was produced at part of Ars Nova
's ANTFest 2011. Her play Numismatics was a finalist for Clubbed Thumb's Biennial commission, who will be producing her short play Mucus Radius. She has worked in the artistic and literary departments of LCT3, Manhattan Theatre Club, Steppenwolf, Northlight, and TimeLine Theatres in New York and Chicago. She has also served as a guest curator for The BE Company's BEginnings series, a featured writer in Inkslingers' [untitled] series, a freelance dramaturg for Roundabout, and a Faculty Associate in Northwestern's Cherubs program. Her essay "Confessions of a Serial Intern" was published in HowlRound. Annah has a BFA in Theater Studies from the University of Illinois and is working towards her MFA in Dramaturgy at Columbia University. www.annahfeinberg.com
EBE Ensemble is dedicated to developing and presenting new and unique works of theatre. They believe that making theater accessible enhances a community and that, through an ensemble-based approach, they can better present quality theatre that strives for an emotional truth. They believe that a positive and energetic work environment is paramount in developing interesting and entertaining works of art. At the end of their sixth season, EBE Ensemble has produced more than 30 new plays and adaptations, has created the NYIT Award winning one-act festival, Elephants on Parade, and engaged the community through annual productions of updated classic works at no cost in Prospect Park with their Shakespeare in the Pagoda series.www.ebeensemble.org