Part of IRT's 3B Development Series

Written by Alice Pencavel; Directed by Paul Bedard

Daphne is a tree. But she wasn’t always. In fact, she’d do anything to be human again. Even if it means undergoing the ax… Spun from a love of vegetation and Greek mythology, Daphne is a hero’s journey of survival, symbol, and poetic endurance.

Choreography is by Melissa Brading; Production Design by Claire Moodey; Original Score by Daniel Emond; Stage Managed by Cody Hom.

FEATURING : Daniel Emond*, Susan Mandel, Claire Moodey*, Jonelle Robinson, and Alison Walter
*Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

Equity Approved Showcase

DAPHNE performs on
Thursday 9/14 at 8pm, Saturday 9/16 at 6 (Opening), Sunday 9/17 at 7, Tuesday 9/19 at 8, Thursday 9/21 at 8, Saturday 9/23 at 8, and Sunday 9/24 at 3.

Alice Pencavel: Work includes The Glowing Boot (Best Emerging Actress, United Solo Festival; Portland Fringe Festival), Pie Shop Play (finalist, Bay Area Playwrights Festival), The Dutch Goose (semi-finalist, Eugene O’Neill Playwright’s Conference), Totally Wholesome Foods; Bubbles; Nanners in da Face; Oh My God (Politico-Comico reading series); A Box in the Mountains (reading, Naked Angels), Nightmare (Theater in the Room, Kiev, Ukraine), Field Trip: A Climate Cabaret, (Superhero Clubhouse), Nettles (semi-finalist, Manhattan Rep), A Call From the Devil (Oh Force Theatre Co.), Jeans Make Art (Romanian/American New Play Exchange), The Spider & The Wasp; How it Happens; Fly Away; What I Knead; and Yours, Truly (New School). BFA Acting, Ithaca College; MFA Playwriting New School for Drama.

IRT Theater is a grassroots laboratory for independent theater and performance in New York City, providing space and support to a new generation of artists. Tucked away in the old Archive Building in Greenwich Village,  IRT’s mission is to build a community of emerging and established artists by creating a home for the development and presentation of new work. Some of the artists we have supported include Young Jean Lee, Reggie Watts and Mike Daisey.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, and The Nancy Quinn Fund, a project of ART-NY.

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***IRT is a fully wheelchair-accessible facility.***