Green Eyes

A Boston Premiere by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Travis Chamberlain
Produced in Collaboration with Chris Keegan and The Kindness
January 18 – February 12, 2012
The Ames Hotel

A Boston premiere at Boston’s premiere boutique hotel! Straight from its sold-out run in New York City, Company One is proud to present Travis Chamberlain’s highly acclaimed site-specific production of Tennessee Williams’ GREEN EYES at The Ames Hotel. Written in 1970 but unpublished for almost 40 years, this “lost” erotic thriller graphically reveals the impact of war through the sexual fantasies of a newlywed couple honeymooning in New Orleans. He’s a soldier, traumatized by his participation in the war; she's a ravenous woman determined to satisfy the darkest recesses of her most deviant desires. Starring the acclaimed NYC actress Erin Markey - “a kittenish vixen whose sexual pliancy hides an iron will” (The New York Times) - GREEN EYES transforms a honeymoon suite into a psychosexual battleground where desire and violence blur and become indistinguishable. With only 25 seats available per show, this is an exclusive theatrical event you do not want to miss!

TAUTLY STRUNG and TEASINGLY AMBITIOUS!
- Theatre Mania
GORGEOUS: a short, ELOQUENT evening that feels complete, complex, and ENTIRELY SATISFYING!
- The New Yorker
A PITCH-PERFECT TRIUMPH! Leaves you pondering long after the curtain
- Backstage

Awards

IRNE Award Winner - Best Visiting Performer

IRNE Award Winner - Best Visiting Production

Elliot Norton Award Winner - Outstanding Actress, Small/Fringe Theater

ALL TICKETS – $40

ONLY 25 TICKETS
AVAILABLE PER SHOW!

PERFORMANCES:
January 18 – February 12, 2012
NOW EXTENDED THROUGH FEBRUARY 26th!
Wednesdays, Thursdays + Sundays @ 7pm & 9pm
Fridays + Saturdays @ 8pm & 10pm


The Ames Hotel
1 Court Street,
Boston, MA

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Cast




PLAYWRIGHT & PRODUCTION STAFF


  • Alan Brincks
    Alan is an actor, director, and freelance scenic carpenter. Alan most recently tackled the role of Iago in Othello at the Secret Theatre, NYCNYCNYC. Alan has also appeared on the regional theatre circuit with Nebraska Shakespeare in Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, and Two Gentleman of Verona the Musical; as well as with Virginia Stage Company in A Christmas Carol, and Hansel and Gretel’s Grimm Tale. Alan has studied with Shakespeare’s Globe in London, and he received his BFA in Theatre Arts from Nebraska Wesleyan University where in 2010 he returned to direct The Last Five Years with his wife Faith Fossett as musical director.

  • Sheldon Brown
    Sheldon is a B.F.A Acting major at Emerson College. His credits include numerous productions at Emerson including Paraff in & Nursing under the direction of Shawn LaCount. His other credits include the Peter Brook production of the Grand Inquistor through ArtsEmerson.

  • Erin Markey
    Erin is a writer/performer, actress, and singer. She is a company member of Half Straddle, was a series regular on Jeffery and Cole Casserole (LOGOLOGO TVTV), and appears monthly in Our Hit Parade with Bridget Everett, Neal Medlyn and Tony-nominated Kenny Mellman. Her solo musical Puppppy Love: A Stripppper’s Tail played to sold-out houses at Performance Space 122. She performs regularly at Joe’s Pub (The Public Theater), and has shown work at the New Museum, Ars Nova, Comix, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Highline Ballroom. In 2011, she originated the role of Mrs. Claude Dunphy in the New York City premiere of Tennessee Williams’ Green Eyes. Markey recently premiered her newest musical solo piece, The Dardy Family Home Movies By Stephen Sondheim by Erin Markey, with the San Francisco Film Society.

  • Tennessee Williams
    Tennessee Williams was one of the most prolific American playwrights of the last century. At the end of his 72 years, he had to his credit 35 full length plays, 31 short plays, 6 original screenplays, 6 collections of short stories, 4 songs, 2 books of poetry, 2 novels, 2 books of letters, an autobiography, and the libretto to an opera. He was born March 26, 1911, and spent his youth in Columbus and St. Louis, Missouri. He studied at Washington University in St. Louis, and worked at the International Shoe Company there, but it never felt like home. He would later write that his life was spent yearning for his “perfect youth” in the South. This vision of the South dominated his writing, and as an adult, he chose to spend much of his time along the Gulf Coast, from Key West to New Orleans. Aside from geography, the other major influence on Williams’ life and work was his family.

  • The Kindness
    The Kindness is committed to exploring the histories of transgressive culture and maintains a keen sensitivity to the impact that physical environments and social contexts have on the meaning of performance. The company was founded in 2011 by Travis Chamberlain and Christopher Keegan and is based in New York City.

  • Travis Chamberlain
    Travis is a director and curator. Since 2007, he has produced and curated performances at the New Museum in New York and from 2004-2007 served as Artistic Director at Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn. In 2011, he directed the site-specific NYCNYCNYC premiere of Tennessee Williams' Green Eyes at the Hudson Hotel, presented by Performance Space 122. He is a member of Lincoln Center Theater's Directors Lab and the Artistic Director of The Kindness. www.travischamberlain.com

  • Christopher Keegan
    Christopher produced the NYC premiere of Tennessee Williams’ Green Eyes at the Hudson Hotel in 2011, presented by Performance Space 122. He served as Special Events Director at Galapagos Arts Space from 2004-2007 and is the House Manager for public programs at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. Chris is a writer, musician, designer, and the Producing Director of The Kindness.

  • Rich Campbell
    Rich is a performer, composer, and teacher. Performing credits include studio recordings, film, TVTV, concerts, club dates, traveling stage shows, stints on Mississippi riverboats, and Carnegie Hall. As a composer he has written songs and works for various ensembles and the theatre. He is the co-composer with Erin Markey of the musical Puppy Love: A Stripper's Tail.

  • Duncan Cutler
    Duncan is a sound designer and engineer. His designs have been heard at Theater Row, Soho Rep, Performance Space 122, HEREHEREHEREHERE Arts Center, Culture Project, Whitney Museum, and Off Broadway theaters around the city. As an engineer, Duncan has mixed and recorded live performances by a number of talented musicians including members of Sonic Youth, Lightning Bolt, Animal Collective, Dinosaur Jr, Dead Meadow, Arab Strap, Cold Cave, Xeno & Oaklander, Lemonade, Prince Rama, Nico Muhly, and John Zorn. He mixes concert series' for the New Museum and Smack Mellon and most recently mixed monitors for Karen O's psycho-opera Stop the Virgins at St. Ann’s Warehouse.

  • Jason Howard
    Jason has been choreographing fights and acting on stage and screen for the past two decades with work shown at the Public Theater, New York Theatre Workshop, Theater for the New City, the Ontological, EST , Circle Rep, the Ohio, HERE , et al.

  • Stephanie Barker
    Stephanie is an effects makeup artist who has worked in both film and theater. Credits include Diagnosis of a Faun as an Art Assistant, The Louisiana Conversation, and Mother's Day.

  • Derek Wright
    Derek designs lighting for theatre, dance, opera and special events. His lighting design work was part of the USA exhibit at the 2011 Prague Quadrennial. In NYCNYCNYC he has designed for Baryshnikov Arts Center, Wolf359, East River Commedia, NYTWNYTWNYTWNYTW, Cherry Lane Theatre, Performance Space 122, NYUNYU Tisch/Steinhardt, Repertorio Espanol, Slant Theatre Project, Anonymous Ensemble, and Brooklyn Music School. Regional: American Repertory Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Festival, URIT P, Studio Theatre (DCDC), Andy Warhol Museum. UK/Europe: Mercury Theatre, LEA P Dance Festival, Theatre Royal, Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Training: MFA from NYUNYU . www.derekwrightlight.com

  • Joey Thomas
    Joseph is very excited to be starting his second season with Company One! A graduate of the College of William and Mary, he is currently pursuing an MAMA in Theatre Education from Emerson College. Favorite past credits include NEIGHBORS (C1), THE ALIENS (C1), EURYDICE (W&M), HAIR (W&M), and A MANMAN FOR ALL SEASONS (VAVA Shakes). He would like to thank everyone who has helped make Boston his new home.

  • Elana Friedland
    Elana is a recent graduate of Brandeis University, where she received a BA in English and Theater Arts. While at Brandeis, she directed Romeo & Juliet and Commedia dell'Amore. She also created and performed the solo piece As If In A Dream. Boston credits include stage managing Thornton Wilder's Our Town at Riverside Theatre Works and ASM ing Company One's production of 1001.

  • O'Hagan Blades
    O'Hagan is a co-founder of the Brooklyn-based ensemble Rudy's Collaborative, with whom she has written, directed, and performed Forgeries of Jealousy at the Irondale Center in 2010 and THIS IS MY REAL LIFE at the Irish Repertory Theater in 2011. O'Hagan has also interned with The New York City Players and assistant directed The Village Halloween Ball at Theater for the New City.

Learn more about the world of the play on the GREEN EYES blog:GreenEyesBlog

 

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Reviews

January 27, 2012
Green Eyes: Steamy, Intimate Play by Susan Seligson, BU Today

January 24, 2012
Powerful 'Green Eyes' peers into a private storm by Don Aucoin, The Boston Globe

January 24, 2012
Green Eyes at the Ames by Carolyn Clay, The Boston Phoenix

January 24, 2012

January 22, 2012
Green Eyes by Robert Nesti, EDGE Boston

January 21, 2012
Hip and Hot: 'UNCLE VANYA' / 'GREEN EYES' by Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce's Choices

January 20, 2012

January 20, 2012
Green Eyes by Jonathan Simcosky, North Shore Art Throb

January 12, 2012
The 'new' Tennessee Williams play by Wei-Huan Chen, Wicked Local Arts