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A Workshop Lab Presentation

by Jenny Lane
directed by Leslie Kincaid Burby
dramaturgy by Jed Dickson

7pm at A.R.T./New York, 520 Eighth Avenue 3rd Floor

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When September's two sisters show up at her run-down SoCal motel, she is bound and determined not to openly discuss the circumstances that drew them to her in the first place. But September is a spoken word poet, and she and her sisters set about deciphering the truth of what she's going through via her poetry.

September & Her Sisters is a story about language and communication, sisterhood and motherhood, and whether or not the bonds of family will stretch across the length of a country.

Jennifer Paredes*
Ariel Blake
Sarah Spring
Eric Casalini

* Member, Actors Equity Association

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Jennifer Paredes
Regional Theatre: El Huracán (Yale Repertory Theatre), American Mariachi (Denver Center for Performing Arts/Old Globe); The Clean House (Portland Stage); Native Gardens (Florida Repertory); The River Bride (Stages Repertory); Twelfth Night (Old Globe/Globe For All); Froggy, Waking La Llorona, OjO: The Next Generation in Travel (La Jolla Playhouse/WoW Festival); Manifest Destinitis, Into the Beautiful North, and Rapture, Blister, Burn (San Diego Repertory); Ballast (Diversionary Theatre); Seven Spots on the Sun (InnerMission); Perfect Arrangement (Intrepid Theatre Co.); Lydia (Ion Theatre); The Shape of Things (USD). BA: University of San Diego. Instagram + Twitter: @miyao_mix


Ariel Neema Blake
is a Brooklyn based Actor & Teaching Artist. She is excited to be in collaboration with The Workshop Theater for the first time on such a wonderful play! She is a company member of the Upstart Creatures, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating (meta)physical feasts that combine theater and food. @arielneemablake


Sarah Spring
is a New York-based actor/writer/director. Acting credits include The Eight: Reindeer Monologues (St. Luke’s Theatre); Macbeth, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Black Box PAC). Directing credits include An Enemy of the People, Next Fall, and (upcoming) The Second Coming of Joan of Arc (The Drama Club NYC). Education: Fordham University, Interlochen Arts Academy, HB Studio.

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Eric Casalini
Stage: Wyatt (To Fall in Love - Edinburgh Fest Fringe, winner San Diego Fringe Best Writing & Best Drama), Tommy (Ironbound), Johnny Canton (1940s Radio Hour), Marcos (September & Her Sisters). Film/New Media: Wyatt (To Fall in Love), Officer Lowe (PIGS - Cannes Film Fest Official Selection), McQuade (Hush - OIFF Best Picture), Boatswain’s Mate (Cabrillo National Monument Documentary), Mark (Stay at Home Mom).


Jennifer Lane
is a playwright, novelist, and teaching artist. Her work includes To Fall in Love (Winner of the 2017 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival Play Contest, Winner of Outstanding Writing and Outstanding Drama at the 2017 San Diego International Fringe Festival, Semi-Finalist for the O’Neill, produced by The Constructivists, presented at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, adapted into a Feature Film); and Harlowe (developed under the mentorship of Sarah Ruhl, winner of the Alec Baldwin Fellowship at Singers Forum, workshopped at the Gulfshore Playhouse, Finalist for the 2015 Humanitas/CTG Playwriting Prize, premiered at TheatreLab). MFA: Columbia University. BA: Sarah Lawrence College.


Leslie Kincaid Burby
NYIT Outstanding Director Award for The Workshop Theater's "The Navigator" (Eddie Antar). Production received 2 Drama Desk and 8 NYIT nominations, plus NY Times Critic's Pick. Winner 2016 NYC Fringe Overall Excellence Award for direction "Zamboni" (Sean-Patrick O'Brien), production extended in Fringe Encore Series (SoHo Playhouse).  Recent productions: "The Chekhov Dreams" (at the Becket Theatre) by John McKinney (originally developed at The Workshop Theater), "Broadway Bound" (Gretna Theater), "The Tempest" (Pied Piper Theatre). Leslie is currently an Associate Artistic Director at The Workshop Theater where she regularly facilitates and stages readings of new work.

Earlier Event: October 28
Later Event: November 11