Scott Adkins and Let’s Make a Theatre Company
PRESENT WORLD PREMIERE OF AUDIO DRAMA
** PARTY LINE **
as part of Post Theatrical (www.posttheatrical.org), coordinated by RealTime Interventions.
Eight different episodes delivered to your phone via robo-call technology:
April 6th, 8pm, local - Call One- I miss you
April 7th, 8pm, local - Call Two- Therapy
April 8th, 8pm, local - Call Three- This isn’t working
April, 9th, 8pm, local - Call Four- Snickerdoodles
April, 10th, 8pm, local - Call Five- I can help you Senator
April, 11th, 8pm, local - Call Six- How to do dishes
April, 12th, 8pm, local - Call Seven- Getting my steps in
April, 13th, 8pm, local - Call Eight- I’m still here, alone
One day your phone rings and you hear strangers talking on the other end. They can’t hear you, but you can hear everything they are saying. In a time of pandemic isolation, playwright Scott Adkins, missing the joy of overheard conversations, brings you a series of eight everyday phone calls. You will receive a different phone call each evening at 8pm. With your ticket, you will also receive an SASE to correspond with any of the people you heard on the phone call. Every audience member who writes will get a response from that character.
Pre-recorded calls, Party Line is pushed out to the audience via a robo-call platform at about 8pm local time. Audiences are encouraged to mute their phones when they receive the call to prevent the call from restarting which can be caused by loud noises (dog barking, doorbell, laughing). Upon securing a ticket audience members will be asked to fill out a form providing their preferred phone number and mailing address. Adkins is joined by company members of Let’s Make a Theatre Company, performers, and Gavin Price, sound designer.
Tickets available through April 5th. A different phone call each night. The calls range from a few minutes to ten minutes.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Scott R. Adkins, playwright. During the pandemic he co-founded “Let’s Make a Theatre Company” with a group of Purchase students. His most recent play is Lakeview Terrace. The Kioskers was presented at St. Ann’s Warehouse Labapalooza, 2016. His play TupuTupuTupu was developed at the MacDowell in 2016 and at LaMaMa in 2017. He has been a playwright in the SoHo Rep Writer/Director Lab and MacDowell Fellow. He has been a playwriting instructor at SUNY Purchase. MFA in Playwriting, Brooklyn College. He is a co-founder of the Brooklyn Writers Space and Sock Monkey Press.
Gavin Price, sound design, is a classically trained singer, film & stage actor, plays over ten instruments, and is also a sound designer & engineer, as well as a Motion Capture technician. He is currently the resident sound designer for Theater in Quarantine. Since 2013, he has worked with critically acclaimed theater group Elevator Repair Service. He has performed and designed across the country in museum installations (MCA Chicago, MoMA, New Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art) and extensively in New York City. In 2018, he portrayed Todd Boccamazzo in the short film “Boccamazzo Construction - We Build Walls!” which won multiple festival awards. Find his music on Spotify: The Witch Ones, The Tender Band, CabinFever.
(in order of appearance)
Ellen Walz, Sophia, is a 21 year old artist currently living in New York, NY. Originally from the midwest, she performed a variety of roles at her performing arts high school SPCPA, as well as at The History Theatre and Children’s Theatre Company. Now a Junior majoring in Theatre and Performance at SUNY Purchase. She is a founding member of LMaTC. She was most recently in LMaTC’s The Great Gatsby as Jordan Baker. Instagram @ellenwalz
Chris Padro, Megan, is in her third year at SUNY Purchase, studying to get her B.A. in Theatre and Performance! Past credits include: Barefoot in the Park (Corie Bratter), The Wolves (#46), and LMaTC’s The Great (Gay) Gatsby (Nick Carraway). She is a founding member of LMaTC. Many thanks to her friends and family, her fellow cast-mates, and Scott Adkins for the amazing opportunity!
Shavell Fernandez, Andrea, is a junior at Purchase college, majoring in Legal studies and minoring in Theatre and Performance. She’s also building her modeling portfolio and branding herself. She knows that acting is never going away so last year in September she was a part of LMaTC’s first show. She is a founding member of LMaTC. She is bilingual and knows how to sing. She loves to sleep, mediate and make fruit smoothies.
Peter Moriarty, George, is scheduled to graduate SUNY Purchase in Spring of 2021. He has been a member of LMATC since its founding and has been in their productions of the Great Gatsby and The Variety Show. He is a founding member of LMaTC. He is a History Major and Theater Minor, he is super excited to be a part of Party line!
Sara Meade, Grandma Agnes, is currently a student at SUNY Purchase studying Theatre and Performance. She's been working in theatre and film in her time at Purchase, including two roles in student films, as well as playing Myrtle Willson in LMaTC's The Great (Gay) Gatsby. She is a founding member of LMaTC. Sara would like to thank her family, friends and collaborators.
Trevor Vaughan, Chuck Schumer, is an actor, writer and director currently working towards a BA in Theatre & Performance from Purchase College. There he has appeared as a stand up comedian as well as in many experimental devised theatre works such as 2020’s “Sonnet Project”. He is a founding member of LMaTC and frequently collaborates there in all fields of theatre. He enjoys writing, collecting comic books, and tweeting his every waking thought. He is on most social medias under many aliases, but one username @trevord1123
Izzy Hamboussi, Brett, is a sophomore at SUNY Purchase College. She is a double major in Theatre and Performance and Psychology. She went to specialized high school for vocal arts and to continues pursuing the arts in college. She also loves to dance and workout for fun. She is a founding member of LMaTC. So excited to be working on Party Line with a group of amazing actors!
Leah M. Bickley, Mom, is an actor, director, and playwright based in Brooklyn, NY. She is a Co-founder of LMaTC. And has helped put up two online showcases, Let’s Make A Show! And The Great Gatsby, with the company during the COVID-19 pandemic. Leah will take on the role of Mom in Party Line.
ABOUT LET’S MAKE A THEATRE COMPANY
During times of havoc and uncertainty, creatives have had their lives, careers, and dreams put on hold. Let’s Make A Theatre Company is an experimental theatre group/collective of students from SUNY Purchase aiming to redefine what theatre could be. Our goal is to explore, entertain but also enrich and educate both the artists and the audience in this new era of theatre and arts. We are determined to shine a light on different views of theatre during a global pandemic. We want to create during a time where entertainment has been halted. We are the next generation of theatre makers. We are the new precedent. (check them out on insta)
ABOUT POST THEATRICAL
This project is a part of Post Theatrical (posttheatrical.org), a national wave of plays-by-mail conceived and coordinated by RealTime Interventions. To learn more about RealTime, please visit realtimeinterventions.org.