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Jessica Almasy

JESSICA ALMASY

  

Nationality:    USA
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below is a list of Jessica Almasy's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Architecting         Give Up! Start Over! (In the darkest of times I look to Richard Nixon for hope)         Mission Drift         Particularly in the Heartland         Thousand Natural Shocks, A



Architecting

Architecting
(workshop production 3LD Art & Technology Center, NY, 2008) From a condemned bar in post-Katrina New Orleans, to the mythical South of Gone with the Wind, to a lonely gas station in Arkansas, Architecting is a multi-media road-tripping requiem for modern America. Ghosts of American prejudice haunt a play, that questions whether this country has ever recovered from slavery and the Civil War. Aggressive athleticism is combined with wicked humor, video crashes against song, and at the center of it all stand humans confronting the world as it changes radically under their feet.

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created by Jessica Almasy, Davey Anderson, Frank Boyd, Rachel Chavkin, Jill Frutkin, Matt Hubbs, Libby King, Jake Margolin, Dave Polato, Kristen Sieh, Lucy Kendrick Smith, Nathan Wright and Nick Vaughan with Stephanie Douglass, Jake Heinrichs and Brian Scott

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The TEAM, Performance Space 122 & National Theatre of Scotland Workshop

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Give Up! Start Over! (In the darkest of times I look to Richard Nixon for hope)

Give Up! Start Over! (In the darkest of times I look to Richard Nixon for hope)
A woman has swallowed her television. She is the subject of a scientific experiment: Can a human survive if no one is watching? Isolated in a room with a video camera that may or may not connect her to the outside world, the Experiment begins to channel personalities stolen from game shows, Access Hollywood, and most infamously, America's 37th President. On a desperate quest of the real, she is haunted by his immortal words: "Isn't it a hell of a thing? That the fate of a great nation can depend on camera angles. . ." Give Up! Start Over! is a relentless solo performance about reality television, Richard Nixon, and the search for authenticity in America.

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created by Jessica Almasy and Rachel Chavkin with Jake Heinrichs, Darron L West and Matt Hubbs

1st Produced:
C Venue 34, Edinburgh Festival Fringe    03 Aug 2005

Organisations:
The TEAM

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Music:
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Mission Drift

Mission Drift
Mission Drift is a pioneering journey across the USA in pursuit of the soul of American capitalism, created in the blazing heat of a Las Vegas June. Told through atomic blasts, lizard ballet, and original music that fuses Las Vegas glitz with Western ballads and Southern blues, it features two interweaving love stories: the epic saga of an immortal teenage Dutch couple as they travel west from Amsterdam to New Amsterdam in 1624, all the way to modern-day financially devastated Las Vegas, and the intimate portrait of a cocktail waitress and a cowboy grappling with the 2008 recession and their crumbling American dreams. Over it all reigns Miss Atomic, a seductive storyteller/singer inspired by the 1950s beauty pageants celebrating the bombs tested in the Nevada desert. She is the symbol of creation and destruction, bankruptcy and bonanza, and this profoundly unique American city..

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created by Jessica Almasy, Frank Boyd, Jill Frutkin, Sarah Gancher, Amber Gray, Brian Hastert, Matt Hubbs, Libby King, Ian Lasiter, Jake Margolin, Dave Polato, Kristen Sieh with Jake Heinrichs and Nick Vaughan; Music By: Heather Christian; lyrics by Heather Christian and The TEAM

1st Produced:
Ohio theatre
66 Wooster Street, New York, NY 10012    04 Aug 2010

Organisations:
The TEAM, Almeida Theatre, PS 122 and Culturgest

1st Published:
Oberon Books (2013) >>>    978-1783190256

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Particularly in the Heartland

Particularly in the Heartland
Visit a Kansas where parents vanish, aliens grow in cornfields, New Yorkers fall from the sky, and dead Kennedys stop by for Christmas dinner& Winner of the 2006 Edinburgh Fringe First Award, shortlisted for the Edinburgh Best Writing Award 2006, awarded Best Production Dublin Fringe 2007, Particularly in the Heartland is a fantastical journey into the geographical center of the United States. The three Springer children are orphaned after what might be a tornado or an alien invasion or the Rapture itself. One by one three visitors arrive: an alien in possession of the body of a dead pregnant teenage girl, an East Coast business woman named Dorothy whose plane has crashed in the cornfields, and the ghost of 1968 democratic presidential hopeful and liberal icon Robert F. Kennedy. A year passes and a new American family is forged in eggs and flour, music and magic. Particularly in the Heartland is a play about losing sight of America and trying to fall back in love with it.

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created by Jessica Almasy, Frank Boyd, Rachel Chavkin, Jill Frutkin, Brian Hastert, Matt Hubbs, Libby King, Jake Margolin, Kristen Sieh with Stephanie Douglass, Jake Heinrichs, Chantal Pavageaux and Nick Vaughan

1st Produced:

Organisations:
The TEAM

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Music:
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Thousand Natural Shocks, A

Thousand Natural Shocks, A
A time-bending quartet inspired by Hamlet and other visions of the end of the world. The king is dead and Hamlet and Laertes are called home from their spoiled college lives to find Denmark in chaos - and Ophelia in a blonde wig working at the airport tourist bureau. Horatio records everything, all the while pushing Hamlet to be the leader his country needs. The four youths are rocketed back and forth through time and space: preparations for the king's funeral collide with boxing matches, crash into a wild-eyed Ophelia commanding a million Danish teens to drown themselves in Poland Spring while Laertes blossoms into an aspiring neocon. All the while Hamlet, paralyzed and ironic at the center, struggles to figure out how to take his place in history. Billy Joel wails We Didn't Start the Fire at the funeral in this rock concert deconstruction of Shakespeare's Hamlet for Generation X.

Notes:
created by Jessica Almasy, Jill Frutkin, Brian Hastert, and Rachel Chavkin with Jake Heinrichs, Stephanie Douglass and Matt Hubbs

1st Produced:
C Venue 34, Edinburgh Festival Fringe    03 Aug 2005

Organisations:
The TEAM

1st Published:

Music:
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