Both written by Literary Director and Co-Founder Mikayla Olivia Orrson and directed by Rachael Murray, 'Polar' and '15 Minutes of Infamy' are two short one act plays that explore change and its affect.
'Polar' explores the relationship between two polar opposite women, who battle each other's personality, morality and sexuality against their genuine sisterly love for one another.
Cast: Broghanne Jessamine, Anastasia Marchelos and Mikayla Olivia Orrson.
'15 Minutes of Infamy' a one woman performance that captures the moments of limbo before a critical life decision.
Cast: Mikayla Olivia Orrson
March 18th 2019 7:30pm
March 19th 2019 7:30pm
March 21st 2019 7:30pm
March 22nd 2019 7:30pm
Playwrights Horizons Downtown
Black Box Theater
440 Lafayette Street, 4th Floor
New York. NY, 10036
Playwrght of both 'Polar' and '15 Minutes of Infamy'
Actor in '15 Minutes of Infamy'
Originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania, Mikayla moved to New York City in 2012 to persue an education at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. She also studied at the Jacob Krueger Studio, with a focus in sitcom writing.
As well as studying at the Gotham Writer’s Workshop for playwriting. Mikayla has also acted in multiple web series and short films. She performed in the 2016 Fringe Festival in New York City.
Actor in 'Polar'
Originally from Scotland, Broghanne moved to New York City in 2012 to study performance at The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. Since graduating she has performed in theater, film and voiceover in New York City. Most recently the voiceover for Lilly Doll in 'Panda and Krash', In theater, Lisa in Washington Monument, #metooplays and Gretchen in 'The Hysteria of Dr. Faustus.
Prior to moving to New York, Broghanne participated in numerous cultural festivals throughout Scotland and in Germany to bring theatre and performance that explores social issues to a wider audience.
Actor in 'Polar'
Anastasia (she/her) is a New York City based actor who graduated from Adelphi University. Most recently Anastasia had multiple role in the '#metooplays' with The Alternative Theatre Company.
Rachael Murray (she/her) is the Director of both 'Polar' and '15 Minutes of Infamy'
After 7 years in the Washington, DC area, Rachael moved to NYC this year. Her credits include, New York: 'The Hysteria of Dr. Faustus' (Assistant Director, The Seeing Place Theatre); 'Jumping from Rooftops and Other Ways to Cure Depression' (Director, LadyFest/The Tank); 'Saint Fancy' (Director, Take Ten Festival, Winner for Best Direction); Backyard/Desert (Director- Staged Reading, The Theatre Collective). DC: 'Frelmetsch the Maneater' (Director-Workshop, Source Festival); 'Sioux Falls' (Director, Mead Theatre Lab/Tenth Muse); 'King Lear' (Asst. Director, Lean and Hungry Theatre); 'Clickb@it' (Co-director, Capital Fringe; developed at The Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage Festival/Next Stop Dark Nights Series)
'15 Minutes of Infamy' by Mikayla Olivia Orrson. Actor: Mikayla Olivia Orrson. Photographer La Bloise Art