With Jeffry Denman, Joy is co-writing a new dance theater piece about The Donner Party. The piece explores the selfish and selfless choices the pioneers made in order to survive and how these choices were subsequently judged by society.
Produced by Theatre 167 at the West End Theatre: April 9 - May 1, 2016.
Conceived & Directed by Ari Laura Kreith
Written by Mando Alvarado, Jenny Lyn Bader, Barbara Cassidy, Les Hunter,
Joy Tomasko, Gary Winter and Stefanie Zadravec.
Scenic Design by Jen Price Fick, Lighting Design by Jason Fok, Costumes by Jessa-Raye Court, Sound by Andy Evan Cohen, Projections by Arthur Vincie, Props by Rachael Bardnell, Stage Manager: Danielle Thomsen*
Starring Mariana Cardenas*, Tori Ernst, Nathaniel Gotbaum, Nic Grelli*, John D. Haggerty*, Kevis Hillocks, Michael Markham*, Pooya Mohseni, Elodie Morss, Mauricio Pita, and Derick James Sherrier Jr.
•appearing courtesy AEA
To write this piece, Ari sent all the writers into the streets of Jackson Heights to ask strangers to tell us fairy tales from their childhoods. Laurita and her magical suitcase emerged from the story I was told.