Photo by Sam Horvath
Is it supposed to last?
Is it ok…if we just sit in the room by ourselves???????
Ok. Then…let’s…at least decorate.
In this meditation on when the fun gets spoiled and the nurturing gets toxic,
two actors will wrap themselves in streamers and ask “What happens when we can’t take care of you?”
Is it Supposed to Last?
Written and Co-Directed by: William Burke
Co-Directed by: Bryn Herdrich
Featuring: Carolina Do and Jehan O. Young
Special thanks to NACL, Brad Krumholz and Julia Sirna-Frest.
Live Zoom Performances at 7:30PM EST
Admission is free but space is limited. RSVP Required.
A Mini-Commission presented as part of #Playfrom6FeetAway
BEHIND THE SCENES
ABOUT WILLIAM BURKE
William Burke is a playwright, director and curator living in Brooklyn. He has had productions at The Bushwick Starr, JACK, Target Margin Theater, University Settlement and The Stahl Center at Stony Brook University. He has developed his plays/presented readings at The Black Swan Lab (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), The Bushwick Starr, University Settlement, HERE Arts Center, NACL, All For One Theater, Little Theatre (Dixon Place), The Prelude Festival (CUNY Grad Center), Barishnikov Arts Center, FEAST and CATCH. He’s currently developing and directing TAXLANDIA by Modesto “Flako” Jimenez which will appear at the Bushwick Starr in Sept 2020.
He is the Co-Chair of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab with Jackie Sibblies Drury, Co-Curator of the Starr Reading series at The Bushwick Starr and a co-curator for Little Theatre at Dixon Place (2017-1019). He studied playwriting at Brooklyn College with Mac Wellman, Anne Washburn and Erin Courtney. http://williamburke.net/
ABOUT BRYN HERDRICH
Bryn Herdrich creates live performance events and directs new theatrical work. Past collaborations with William Burke have included Variations on the Main (JACK), and Untitled American Flag Craft Project (The Brick). She has developed work at The Bushwick Starr, Clubbed Thumb, Williamstown Theater Festival, Ensemble Studio Theater, The Flea Theater, and Dixon Place among others. BFA NYU/Tisch, member of the Soho Rep Writer-Director Lab, Williamstown Directors Corps, SDC Observership Class of 2018-2019 and MTC Directing Fellowship. https://www.brynherdrich.com
ABOUT CAROLINA DO
Carolina Do is a New York City-based actor, playwright, and producer who was born and raised in North Carolina. She received her BFA from Brooklyn College. As a first generation Vietnamese American, the child of refugees and descendant of freedom fighters, she believes strongly in the power of weaving new and de-colonizing narratives into the fabric of American history and culture. She is the co-founder of The Sống Collective. She served as a panelist on LaMama Theater’s LiveTalks, addressing the recent rise of hate crimes against Asians and creative forms of resilience. She has worked on Broadway with Second Stage, (Linda Vista (u/s) and Grand Horizons (u/s)), in NYC with: New Dramatists, Naked Angels, Loading Dock Theatre, The Tank, Little Theatre @Dixon Place, New Collectives. She recently made her network TV debut on FBI: Most Wanted, opposite Julian McMahon, and serves as a producer and series regular on Queens: The Series, which is “redefining Asian American culture”. Also an emerging playwright, she has incubated her work with the Naked Angels’ Issue Project Lab and Piper Theater. Her play, My Mother’s Daughter, was a 2019 Space On Ryder Farm Semifinalist and 2020 BRICLAB Finalist. carolinado.com
ABOUT JEHAN O. YOUNG
Jehan O. Young is a classically-trained actor, occasional dancer and emerging arts manager who hails from Atlanta, Georgia by way of California. Holding a BA & MFA in Drama & Acting from Spelman College and Columbia University, respectively, Jehan was a charter Arts Management Fellow with The Field Leadership Fund and currently serves as a company member and corps coordinator for Kotchegna Dance Company, a West African performance troupe specializing in the dance and drum traditions of the Ivory Coast. Jehan has performed internationally and appeared on numerous stages across New York City including countless esteemed basements with working pipes and a black curtain.