LET’S GET READY TOGETHER
May 30-June 10 @ The Tank
Written By Lizzie Stern
Directed By Lily Riopelle
The Tank (Meghan Finn and Rosalind Grush, Artistic Directors) will present the World Premiere of Lizzie Stern’s Let’s get ready together, directed by Lily Riopelle at The Tank (312 West 36th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues), May 30-June 10. Performances will be Wednesday, May 30, Thursday, May 31, Friday, June 1, Saturday, June 2, Sunday, June 3, Monday, June 4, Wednesday, June 6, Thursday, June 7, Friday, June 8, Saturday, June 9, and Sunday, June 10 at 7 pm. Tickets ($15) are available for advance purchase at www.thetanknyc.org. The performance will run approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission.
Fantasy. Anxiety. Pabst Blue Ribbon. It’s freshman year of college. Three 18-year-old girls head off to New England, cry saying goodbye to their moms, and fall madly and platonically in love with each other. Until a hate crime happens on campus—suddenly shedding light on their vast differences and how unprepared they are to handle them. Big-hearted and searingly funny, Let’s Get Ready Together exposes the raw vulnerability of female friendships forged on the brink of adulthood.
The cast will feature Ruth Aguilar (Rancho Viejo at Playwrights Horizons), Rachel Joyce (F*ck Marry Kill with Less Than Rent/The New Ohio), and more to be announced.
The creative team will include Producers Maya Davis and Erin Mizer Helton, Set Design by Cate McCrea (Restaurant in D Major with Two-Headed Rep; Associate on Time and the Conways with Roundabout), Costume Design by Nicole Slaven (The Ballad of Ella May with The Working Theater), Sound Design by Valentine Monfeuga (Taylor Mac’s Okay with Ugly Rhino; Assistant on The Rape of the Sabine Women with Playwrights Realm). The production Stage Manager will be Hanako Rodriguez.
LIZZIE STERN (Playwright) is a playwright and dramaturg in New York. Her plays include Williamsburg (The Hearth, Dixon Place), Don’t make yourself crazy (Two Headed Rep), a new adaptation of The Cherry Orchard (New Brooklyn Theatre in Istanbul), Get Life, Homegoing, and several others produced or developed at The Tank, South Oxford Space, Vassar Powerhouse, and Williams College. She studied Theater, English, and Middle Eastern Studies at Williams College. She works in the Literary Department at Playwrights Horizons.
LILY RIOPELLE (Director) is a New York based theatre director whose work ranges from reinterpretations of classic texts to first productions of new plays. She is a founder and co-Artistic Director of Two Headed Rep, a company that produces new and canonical plays side by side. She studied Theatre and Computer Science at Williams College, is an alumna of the National Theatre Institute’s Advanced Directing Program, and a 2017/2018 Clubbed Thumb Directing Fellow. lilyriopelle.com
The Tank is a non-profit arts presenter serving emerging artists engaged in the pursuit of new ideas and forms of expression. We serve over 1,000 artists every year in over 400 performances, and work across all disciplines, including theater, comedy, dance, film, music, public affairs, and storytelling. Our goal is to foster an environment of inclusiveness and remove the burden of cost from the creation of new work for artists launching their careers and experimenting within their art form. The heart of our services is providing free performance space in our 98 seat proscenium and 56 seat blackbox that we operate in Manhattan, and we also offer a suite of other services such as free rehearsal space, promotional support, artist fees, and much more. We keep ticket prices affordable and view our work as democratic, opening up both the creation and attendance of the arts to all.
Let’s get ready together is a fully produced coproduction with The Tank. Past Tank produced-work includes Drama Desk-nominated productions Ada/Ava (2016), youarenowhere (2016), The Paper Hat Game (2017), and the ephemera trilogy (2017), as well as New York Times Critics’ Pick The Offending Gesture by Mac Wellman, directed by Meghan Finn (2016). Since its founding in 2003, artists who have come through The Tank include Alex Timbers, Amy Herzog, Lucy Alibar, Mike Daisey, Reggie Watts, Kyle Abraham, Andrew Bujalski, We Are Scientists, and tens of thousands of others. www.thetanknyc.org