THE SKIN is a small town dystopian folktale featuring broken beings. Robots are just fine when they work for us, but when they look like us? Feel like us? The dividing line betweeen human and machine is hard to see, and that scares people. In the Texas ghost town of Calhoun, Irene, her sister Jennie, their friend Reg, and his brother Jon plan their futures in the face of a tremendous danger and prejudice.
Six Part Productions is proud to present a weekend workshop of THE SKIN at The Bridge @ Shetler Studios in NYC, November 6 through November 8. Written by Rebecca Jane Stokes, directed by Kelly M. Johnston, starring Lauren McCune, Jason Stanley, Rebecca Jane Stokes, and Robert Lee Taylor*.
WHERE: The Bridge @ Shetler Studios
WHEN: 244 W 54TH St., 12th Floor, New York, NY 10019
WHEN: Friday, November 6th: 7:30pm
Saturday, November 7th: 7:30pm
Sunday, November 8th: 2:00pm
Rebecca Jane Stokes (Playwright, IRENE). Stokes received her BA from The University of the South: Sewanee, where she attended a Sewanee Writer's Conference as a Tennessee Williams Scholar. She wrote and performed with the SouthCity Ensemble in Boston before moving to New York where she completed her MFA in playwriting at The New School For Drama. She worked as a writer's assistant on HBO's drama "In Treatment" and for a Lifetime TV movie and web series, "Inspector Mom". Stokes's plays have been produced and read by the ABroad Stage Company, Rising Sun Performing Company, End Time Productions, and One21 Productions. Her play Men To Be Feared was featured in the International New York Fringe Festival in 2012 where its digital component was highly praised by the New York Times. Stokes is a freelance web writer who contributes literary and historical satire and personal essay to sites like XOJane.com, TheHairpin.com, and TheToast.net among others.
Lauren McCune (JENNIE) is a writer, actor, & producer. She grew up performing on the regional stages of Dallas. In New York, she has performed in Night Club cantata, Three Sisters, Domestic, Post-Concussive Syndrome, and as Lorna Montral her boozy, stand up alter-ego. Films include Satisfaction, Annabelle (Cannes Short Film Corner), On Vacation, Her Wilderness by Frank Mosley, and Killing the Dog produced by Six Part Productions, of which she is a founding member. She graduated with a BA in Theater from Eugene Lang. www.LaurenMcCune.com
Jason Stanley (REG) Theatre: Boss Kean in Cool Hand Luke at 59E59; Old Man/Tall Man in Deliverance at 59E59; Jason in A Touch of Forever at Teatro SEA; Hank in Black Friday at The Clurman Theater; Gately in Pvt. Wars Tir-Na-Nog. Film: Chas Bergeron in A Night and a Switchblade; Bjorn in In the Bight; Gus in Fungus Aventures Vol. III. Jason would like to thank Kelly, Margo, Matthew, Robbie, Becca, and Lauren for making this such an amazing experience! Jason is a 2007 graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse.
Robert Lee Taylor (JON)* – Regional Credits include: Cory in Fences at Portland Stage Company, Reuben/ Sam III understudy in Blue at Paper Mill Playhouse and Ross in Macbeth at the London Study Centre. New York credits include: Borachio in Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo in Romeo & Juliet, and Theseus/Oberon in Midsummer Night’s Dream all at American Globe Theatre. Christian/ De Guiche in Cyrano at Jose Quintero Theatre, Kariuki in Kariuki’s Notebook at La Ma Ma ETC., Sohovik in Damn Yankees (Audelco Award Winner) at Paul Robeson Theatre, and the Narrator in Charlotte’s Web at TheatreWorks USA.. Television Credits include: 1st Lt. Vernon Baker in Honor Deferred on The History Channel as well as several Holiday Snuggie commercials as a Caroller, a pirate in Long Island Federal Credit Union commercials and Hamlet in an upcoming QPTV Production. Robert is appearing courtesy of Actor's Equity.
Kelly Johnston (Director) is happy to work on The Skin. His other work stretches from coast to coast at such venues as the Alley Theatre, GeVa Theatre, the West Coast Ensemble, and the Virginia Arts Festival. He is the former Artistic Director of the Arizona Shakespeare Festival, a co-Artistic Director of Rogue and Peasant Players, and a member of the SDC. He's the proud parent of two daughters and two cats and is married to the coolest gal in the world. He dedicates this show to his mother, who doesn't really understand what he does, but is proud of him anyway. Kelly is extraordinarily fond of pie.
Margo Bea Murphy-Gross (Stage Manager) – Recent graduate from Wagner College. Stage Manager for My Solders, Assistant Stage Manager for Putting It Together, Assistant Master Electrician for Little Shop of Horrors, Assistant Lighting Designer for Romeo and Juliet, Assistant Stage Manager for The One Acts, Spot light operation for Jesus Christ Super Star, Stage Hand for My Fair Lady at Wagner College. Before coming to Wagner, Margo worked as a lighting designer and technical director for Hanover High School. As well as a lighting designer for Buck's Rock Performing and Creative Arts Camp. And worked various tech tehatre jobs and internships for Dartmouth College, North Country Community Theater, and Northern Stage.
Jess "Jay" Akin (Set Designer) is thrilled to be designing a show again. A graduate of a the Master's acting department at the University of Missour-Kansas City as well as attaining his Bachelors in directing from the University of Houston, Jay runs a film company in New York called The Artists Movement as a producer of short film and stage productions, Jay delights in creating new work in in the support of fresh ways to tell stories and new ideas. www.theartistsmovement.com www.jayakin.com