Only You Can Prevent Wildfires
Ricochet Collective (Sherri Eden Barber, Artistic Director; Brandon Pape, Executive Director) will present the World Premiere of Harrison David Rivers' ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT WILDFIRES, co-conceived and directed by Sherri Eden Barber, at Teatro Circulo (64 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery) from October 7th-28th. Performances run Thursday through Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 7pm, with additional performances on Tuesday, October 10th, Wednesday, October 11th and Monday, October 23rd at 7pm. The performance will run approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission.
ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT WILDFIRES explores the true story of Terry Lynn Barton, a forestry technician, who in 2002 started the largest forest fire in Colorado history when she burned a letter from her estranged husband. Under the obsessive scrutiny of investigator Kim Jones, Terry's actions are called into question in a desperate attempt to uncover the motive behind her crime. As we watch Terry's relationship with her husband deteriorate over time, the clues begin to fall into place. Was the fire really an accident, or was it caused by a woman trying desperately to break free?
ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT WILDFIRES was commissioned by Ricochet Collective and originally workshopped in November 2015 at Playwrights Center in St. Paul, MN. This will be the play's world premiere.
HARRISON DAVID RIVERS (Playwright) And She Would Stand Like This (Movement Theatre Company), Sweet (National Black Theatre), Look Upon Our Lowliness (Movement Theatre Company), When Last We Flew (GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding New York Theater; New York International Fringe Festival), Where Storms Are Born (Edgerton Foundation New Play Award, Williamstown), This Bitter Earth (New Conservatory Theatre Center, Penumbra), A Crack in the Sky (History Theatre), Five Points (Theatre Latte Da), When Last We Flew (TheatreLaB, Diversionary Theatre). Winner of the Emerging Artist of Color Fellowship (New York Theatre Workshop), Van Lier Fellowship (New Dramatists), Jerome Many Voices Fellowship, McKnight Fellowship for Playwrights, Core Writer (Playwrights Center), and Founders Award (New York Stage & Film). M.F.A, Columbia School of the Arts; B.A., Kenyon College. www.harrisondavidrivers.com
SHERRI EDEN BARBER (Director) is a New York-based theatre director. Recent credits: Monstrosity, Polaroid Stories (New School for Drama), Happily After Ever, Gordy Crashes (Ricochet Collective), Mr. Landing Takes A Fall (The Flea), Herman Kline's Midlife Crisis (The Beckett), 24 Hour Plays (American Airlines Theatre). She has developed new work with Rattlestick, Orchard Project, New York Theatre Workshop, Harlem Stage, Classic Theatre of Harlem, Primary Stages, Flea Theater, Culture Project, 24 Hour Play Company, and Old Vic. Sherri is a Drama League Directing Fellow, recipient of the US/UK Exchange Award, and co-founder/Artistic Director of Ricochet Collective. MFA: The New School for Drama. sherriedenbarber.com
RICOCHET COLLECTIVE is a newly formed collection of producers, directors, and designers who seek to provide visceral storytelling events. We believe in a communal, collaborative process that encourages artists to explore and expand the potential of live art. Finally, we are committed to creating immersive environments that engage audiences beyond the final curtain. Previous productions include Happily After Ever (59E59, Edinburgh Fringe), Gordy Crashes (IRT Theater), Jagged Little Pill, Tragic Kingdom (Joe's Pub). www.ricochetcollective.com
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Teatro Circulo (View)
64 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003
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