ALiEN8 – The Workshops

ALiEN8 began life as a project with the McCarter Theater Center’s Education Program. The three-week high school summer intensive involved the collaboration of 22 New Jersey high school students. Brennan and White began with a handful of songs some rough sketches of scenes, which were then elaborated on through improvisation and student input. The final product was a workshop of a 75 minute version of ALiEN8 that was performed for the public on the final day of the intensive.

Directed by Kate Brennan & David Lee White
Choreographer: Melissa Firlit
Stage Manager and Dramaturg: Anna Morton
Assistant Director: Emily Zetterberg.
Lighting Design: Michael “Skippy” Antoniewicz
Costume Design: Monique Gaffney
Set/Props Design: Lea Anello
Photographer of performances at McCarter: Jessi Franko
Photographer of rehearsals at McCarter: Brad Resnick

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ALiEN8 Workshop – Ignition Arts
Following the developmental workshop with McCarter Theater’s Education Program, Brennan & White worked on expanding the script, writing new music and paring down the cast. The result was a two act version of ALiEN8 for eight student actors and eight adult actors. In the Spring of 2018, the show was given a week-long workshop through Ignition Arts’ Winter Residency at the Oklahoma City Contemporary Museum of Art. The workshop culminated in a public performance on Saturday, March 24th. The production was directed by Jorge William Donoso and featured the following cast: Michael Andreaus, Kristen Cerelli*, Gregory DeCandia*, Adrianna Delpercio, Darius Freeman, Jordan Kilgore, Vince Leseney, Gillian O’Daniel, Alyssa Peters, Dani Pike, Angela Polk, Corinne Prudente, Nicholas J. Reese, Jeanie Scholar*, Madeline Statter, Kevin Wilkinson

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