Russell Jonas (M.F.A. in acting, 2014), Aleisha Force (M.F.A. ’12) and Donny Repsher (B.F.A. ’12) have teamed up to produce a new play in New York City titled Barrier Islands. It has been written for Jonas and Force by award-winning playwright Lizzie Vieh, who earned an M.F.A. at Brown University/Trinity Rep. Jonas calls it a “dark comedy, noir murder mystery for two actors playing six characters in nine scenes.”
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The plot involves “an isolated island community, a two-lane highway, an all-night gas station, and a crime scene on a deserted beach. The residents of Ivy Dunes are used to disappearing acts—with each hurricane, a little more of their narrow barrier island washes away. But when a young woman’s disappearance leads to a gruesome discovery, the police descend, the ocean encroaches, and the residents of this barrier island community struggle to find their footing in the ever-shifting landscape.”
Repsher, who also works in the development department at New York’s Signature Theatre, is producing the play. The team is raising funds through IndieGoGo to assist with the production, which runs November 28-December 5 at The Wild Project performing arts theater in New York’s East Village.
For more information, check out their Facebook page.
- Aleisha Force was interviewed last week about the production