2015 Communal Spaces: a garden play festival

2015 Communal Spaces: a garden play festival

produced by The Motor Company, in association with Christine Zagrobelny

Featuring four of our favorite gardens from the past four years


enter a garden
@ Warren St. Marks Garden
written by Dominic Finocchiaro
featuring Miles Butler, Victoria Cawley, Mollie Collison, Ethan Dubin*, Zoë Sophia Garcia*, Sean Mellott*
Things grow in the garden. Leaves turn from green to red to brown and fall to the ground. Life happens.


Walk with Me?
@ La Perla Garden
by Alexander Borinsky, directed by Jesse Jou
featuring Siho Ellsmore*, Eileen Rivera*
My grandma is scratching filthy drawings into the hoods of precious cars, and somehow everything is better.  A little bit of a play, a little bit of a manifesto. Walk with me, and I’ll tell you all about it.

@ La Perla Garden
by Sofya Weitz, directed by Rachel Karp
featuring Alex Moreno, Anna O’Donoghue*, Rachel Sachnoff
A play about looking through people who ask for help. What does it mean to be seen by someone that you try not to see?

Catfight at the Oasis
@ Green Oasis Community Garden
by Sarah Bernstein, directed by Dina Vovsi
featuring Starr Kirkland, Amanda Marikar, Betsy Rosen*, Marissa Wolf
Joanne, the long-suffering garden administrator, has called yet another meeting to resolve the intractable stray cat debate. Will the Bird Lobby get felines expelled from the garden, or will Pro-Cat protestors win the day?

Welcome to The Fall
@ Green Oasis Community Garden
by Angela Santillo, directed by Christine Zagrobelny
featuring Adriana Jones, Alice Rose Turner, Josh Wolonick
1973: A smokejumper crash-lands on the property of the world’s first meteor strike survivor. 
Today: Your tour guide is about to lose her mind.

Derek and the Sheep 
@ Classon/Fulgate Block Association Community Garden
by Nora Sørena Casey/music by Chris Dennison, directed by Todd Brian Backus
featuring Koryna Flores, Marc Hem Lee*, Alison Schilling
Derek travels through time to a future garden filled with singing, dancing, and sheep. A musical for all ages about trying to get home.

Classon vs. Klaxons 
@ Classon/Fulgate Block Association Community Garden
by David M. deLeon, directed by P. Tyler Britt
featuring Derek Ang, Kenny Mathieu, David Rodriguez,
Peter Sanzone, Kayla Scudero, Jillian Stevens, Sajda Waite
For too long, the robot overlords have ruled our city! Today, we fight for the garden. Everyone grab a watergun.

An Apple Today
@ Warren St. Marks Garden
by Charly E. Simpson, directed by Megan Weaver
featuring Caitlin Johnston*, Piaget Ventus, Curry Whitmire*
Jacqueline needs to talk to her sister, Clara.  As Jacqueline struggles to open up, the women happen upon a former classmate who evokes memories of playground crushes and cruelties. 


*Appeared courtesy of Actors Equity Association

Photography by Todd Brian Backus, Lillian Meredith, Abel McDonnell