Recipients: Johnna Adams (Sans Merci), Chris Cragin Day (A War in a Manger), Cody Daigle (Providence), Lawrence Goodman (Keep Your Distance) and the resident reading of Anaïs Nin Goes to Hell (David Stallings).
Directors: Cristina Alicea (Sans Merci, Anaïs Nin Goes to Hell), Ian Crawford (Providence), Reshmi Hazra (A War in a Manger) and David Stallings (Keep Your Distance).
The National NewBorn Festival is MTWorks' annual reading series.
OCTOBER 26-NOVEMBER 12, 2006 FOLIE A DEUX: INSANITY IN PAIRS
Written by David Stallings; Directed by Cristina Alicea. The Rock Theater, NY
With Hella Bel, Brian Hathaway, Lauren Montgomery and David Stallings.
Narrated by legendary lawyer Clarence Darrow, the play digs into the psyches behind both the infamous Leopold and Loeb murder cases and the equally famed Papin Sisters simultaneously. Both couples were said to have created a "folie a deux" - seemingly justifying their senseless acts of violence. Examining the bizarre parallels between these unrelated, but equally gruesome stories in the hopes of determining a sense behind it all.
Executive Producer: Vinnie Aparo; Producer: Antonio Miniño; Set Design: Gabriel Fonseca; Costume Design: Tyson Murphy & Joseph Passavanti; Lighting Design & Production Stage Manager: Jillian Zeman.