The Bushwick Starr is thrilled to partner with HERE to present the world premiere of Preparedness, written by Hillary Miller and directed by Kristjan Thor
This new comic thriller follows the faculty of a moribund arts department forced to undergo self-defense training. As the afternoon unravels into chaos, these educators discover the costs of a divided community. Award-winning theater scholar Miller teams up with director Thor, who brings his immersive horror expertise to Preparedness, examining the effects of fear on our professional lives.
The cast features Alison Cimmet, Nora Cole, Tracy Hazas, Lou Liberatore, Luis Moreno and KK Moggie.
Creative Ensemble: Carolyn Mraz (scenic), Rodrigo Muñoz (costumes), Christina Tang (lights), Chris Darbassie (sound) and Patricia Marjorie (props). Casting by X Casting/ Victor Vazquez CSA. Production Stage Manager: Christina M. Woolard, Assistant Stage Manager: Jackie Mercer. Produced by Oliver Kramer and Amanda Cooper/ALC Management.
The Actors and Stage Managers employed in this production are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
This project received development at Hubbard Hall in Cambridge, NY as part of a new partnership with The Bushwick Starr.
Preparedness is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Additional support for this project was provided by a PSC-CUNY Award, jointly funded by The Professional Staff Congress and The City University of New York.
Photos by Maria Baranova