Myrmidon by Alaina Ferris with Choreography by Coco Karol at the Tank, NY
Raid 2.0 / Myrmidon is a workshop presentation of staged song cycle about video games, trauma processing, and the power of friendship. It features Alaina Ferris, Lacy Rose, Jessie Shelton, and Lizzie Hagstedt. Directed by Sarah Hughes. Choreography by Coco Karol.
This show is part of The Tank's annual Lady Fest.
For more information on the show, visit http://www.thetanknyc.org/music/771-raid-20-myrmidon/
Check out the full line-up of this year's Lady Fest: http://thetanknyc.org/series/lady_fest_2017/
ALAINA FERRIS is a composer and music educator located in Brooklyn, New York. She has most recently composed for, music directed, and performed in: Joshua William Gelb's The Black Crook (Abrons Arts Center), Mac Wellman's The Offending Gesture, directed by Meghan Finn (The Connelly Theater & Prelude Festival), Mia Rovegno's Nothins Gonna Change My World (The Barge Museum, Dixon Place, NaCl), Scott Adkins's The Kioskers, directed by Mia Rovegno (St. Anns Warehouse's Labapalooza Festival). She performed in Temporary Distortion's six-hour durational music installation, My Voice Has an Echo In It (Watermill Center, Via Festival, Stereolux, Exit Festival). She is currently developing The Keeners with playwright William Burke, which has residencies at University Settlement in March and North American Cultural Laboratory this summer.
LACY ROSE is a classically trained vocalist, composer, and performer who regales listeners with tales of magic, myth, tragic, and eternal love. She currently resides in New York City where on every morrow she wreathes a flowery band to bind her to the earth, spite of despondence, of the inhuman dearth...for some shape of beauty moves away the pall.
JESSIE SHELTON is a multidisciplinary artist and actor based in NYC. She was born to musician parents in Minneapolis, MN and began studying violin just before her 4th birthday. As she continued her classical studies, she discovered the world of dance and trained for many years at the Minnesota Dance Theatre and School, under the direction of Lise Houlton, until her discovery of theatre in 8th grade. From there, the rest is history. She spent a few years training and performing at The Children's Theatre Company before her acceptance to Carnegie Mellon University, where she received her BFA in Acting/Musical Theatre. Following her senior year, she moved to NYC and has been keeping busy ever since. She typically splits her time between workshopping everything she can get her hands on, writing music, playing violin, dancing, reading, singing, making funny voices, and asking lots. of. questions.
LIZZIE HAGSTEDT is an actor/singer/musician/composer. Credits include: Sweet Charity starring Sutton Foster (New Group bass), Southern Comfort (Public Theater, Barrington Stage, & CAP21 Storyteller, bass), Sweeney Todd (National tour standby for Lovett & Pirelli), The Black Crook (Abrons Arts Count Wolfenstein, et al.), and Taming of the Shrew (Virginia Stage Gremio & Tranio). As a composer, she is a member of the BMI Workshop and is presently writing, give or take, four musicals.
SARAH HUGHES is a director and producer of theater and new media. Her work embraces limitation, values accidental discoveries, and is deeply collaborative. With Graham Sack and Sensorium she has created several Virtual Reality companion pieces for New York Theatre Workshop, The New York Times, and Penguin Random House. Sarah's work has been seen at Abrons Arts Center, The Brick, The Bushwick Starr, The Segal Center, PEN World Voices, Columbia University, Signature Theater, BAM Next Wave, The Flea, Prelude, and CATCH. She is the Co-Artistic Producer of Target Margin Theater and co-teaches a class on Contemporary Theater at Dartmouth College. She is a member of the 2016-17 Civilians R&D Lab and the 2016-17 New Georges Jam.