This Place/Displaced

What is distinctive that this production is that it is truly rooted our community. (Not an outing for one of the regional theater industry’s ‘flavor of the month’ scripts.)

Bill Marx, The Arts Fuse
This Place/Displaced is a new documentary theatre project giving voice to stories of displacement, gentrification, and housing inequity in Boston.

Details

Tickets from $10!

Shows are located at the Charlestown Working Theatre, 442 Bunker Hill Street, Charlestown, MA 02129. The theatre is easily accessible via the Sullivan Square Station on the Orange Line. For those driving, parking at the theatre is very limited. Please plan to finding street parking or to park in the Sullivan Square or Patriot Parking lots.

Friday, August 17th at 8 pm
Saturday, August 18th at 8 pm

Friday, August 24th at 8 pm
Saturday, August 25th at 8 pm

The Project

In June, we paired 8 local playwrights with community members from various Boston neighborhoods. The goal: to start a dialogue about space and place that would culminate in the creation of a new theatrical event. Woven together artfully by original compositions from Max Kennedy, This Place/Displaced opens the doors to discussion as our characters invite us into their hearts and homes. Please join us for an evening of theatre/activism to engage with our community like never before.

Playwrights

Zahra A Belyea is a multidisciplinary theatre artist and educator. Upcoming projects include STAIN, a performance project in remembrance of those who have lost their lives to gun violence.

Zahra A. Belyea

Stephanie K Brownell is a multidisciplinary artist holding an MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. She publishes in fiction, poetry, and drama and teaches writing at Bentley University and GrubStreet Writing Center. skbrownell.com.

Stephanie K Brownell

Kirsten Greenidge is an Obie-winning playwright, Assistant Professor of Theater at Boston University's Center for Fine Art, and resident playwright at New Dramatists. Her work shines a strong light on the intersection of race and class in America.

Kirsten Greenidge

MJ Halberstadt is a playwright, educator, and Antarctica enthusiast based just outside Boston. He is an Adjunct Professor of Writing for Film & TV at Emerson College, Playmaker Emeritus of Bridge Repertory Theater, and Dramatists Guild member. mjhalberstadt.com.

MJ Halberstadt

Manuel Aqulies Lopez Torres holds a dual degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in Bachelor's Degree with Individual Concentration (BDIC) and Theater. MORIR SOÑANDO (DIE DREAMING) was part of The Next Stage Festival of New Work.

Manuel Aquiles Lopez Torres

Jaymes Sanchez is a Texan playwright, actor, director, and educator who lives and works in the Boston, Massachusetts area. Jaymes's work portrays the complex, poetic, and underrepresented lives of people of color and the urban working class.

Jaymes Sanchez

David Valdes Greenwood is the award-winning author of plays staged across the US and abroad. The son of a Cuban refugee, he is doing research for a project on narratives of the undocumented experience in Boston.

David Valdes Greenwood

Livian Yeh is a playwright and translator based in Boston, MA. Livian is a fellow at Company One Theatre's PlayLab. She was born in the U.S. and raised in Taiwan. She studied Dramatic Writing at NYU and playwriting at Boston University.

Livian Yeh

Community Partners

Janet Herrera

EGLESTON SQUARE

Egleston Square

Ronel JF Remy

BROCKTON

Brockton

Lisa Bridges

DORCHESTER

Dorchester

Romaine Cummings

WEST CODMAN HILL / WEST LOWER MILLS

West Codman Hill / West Lower Mills

Yvonne Ellen Christian

JAMAICA PLAIN

Jamaica Plain

Sheri Bridgeman

MATTAPAN

Mattapan

Julia Tripp

ROXBURY

Roxbury

Cast

Jasmine Brooks is thrilled to make her debut with Artists’ Theater of Boston. Jasmine is a graduate of Boston University with a BFA in Theatre Arts. Her favorite credits include INTIMATE APPAREL (Boston University), BALTIMORE (Boston University), DIASPORA! (reading, SpeakEasy Stage). In addition to being an actor, Jasmine is a director and directed FINAL FLIGHT for her senior thesis at BU. She has also worked at Company One Theatre as their College Coordinator. Jasmine is excited to be apart of this project and work on important new work! Visit her website at jasminerosebrooks.com

Jasmine Brooks

Dominic Carter is super excited to make his Artists’ Theater of Boston debut in “This Place/Displaced.” It’s been a great pleasure for him to  join a wonderful cast and production team. He is a local actor in the Boston area and his love for acting has always burned strongly in his heart. Favorite roles include Paris and Tybalt in Romeo & Juliet and Artemidorus in Julius Caesar, as well as many other productions in the greater Boston area. Dominic is very grateful for the opportunity that has presented itself and will never give up on following his dreams!

Dominic Carter

Inés de la Cruz is a Boston based actor. She has performed in various productions with TC Squared Theatre Company, is a member of the Boston Straeon Acting Studio, and is a Board Member and actor for the Spanish language theater troupe Escena Latina Teatro. She has been featured in various student films, as well as ESL and Spanish language educational videos. You can catch Inés as Catalina De La Cruz in seasons one and two of the comedic web series “The Pineapple Diaries” on YouTube.

Ines De La Cruz

Blair Nodelman is thrilled to make her ATB debut! Previous credits include Sleeping Weazel: Picture This (Self); TC Squared Theatre Company: Crossing Flight (Laoine); FUSION Theatre Company: The Harsh (Hannah) and Humble Boy (Rosie Pye); Commonwealth Shakespeare Company: Measure for Measure (Pompey); Tufts University: Clytemnestreia (Clytemnestra/Dionysus), The King Stag (Leander), Gruesome Playground Injuries (Kayleen), Macbeth (Witch), and Eleemosynary (Echo). She is a recent graduate of Tufts University and will be heading to Emerson College this fall for her MA in Political Communication. She is currently the Marketing Fellow at ArtsEmerson and Marketing Coordinator at Fresh Ink Theatre. Much love to her friends and family for all their support!

Blair Nodelman

Adrian Peguero is excited to be joining Artists’ Theatre of Boston and this ensemble for such a relevant labor of love. Adrian studied at Salem State University earning his BFA in Theatre Performance. Past credits include: Othello (New Rep Classic Repertory Company), To Kill a Mockingbird (New Rep Classic Repertory Company), and Clybourne Park (Salem State University).

Adrian Peguero

Trinidad Ramkissoon is excited to be making his debut with Artists Theatre of Boston in their production of This Place/Displaced. He floated through the doors of Central Sq Theater (CST) at the tender age of 13. The journey that began at CST propelled Trinidad to Boston and beyond— including Broadway where he represented the area as a finalist in the August Wilson Monologue Competition. Locally, he was last seen in Company One’s production of Wig Out. In addition to acting, you will find him collaborating with The Huntington Theatre Company, Company One, and ArtsEmerson as a Teaching Artist serving Boston Public School students. Shoutout to all my babies!!!!

Trinidad Ramkissoon

Tenneh Sillah is a Boston-based actress and photographer. She became a part of the Boston theater community about one year ago. Before coming to Boston, Tenneh studied acting at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, where she had the opportunity to play roles such as Brighella in Servant of Two Masters, Sam in 1918 and Ursula in Much Udo About Nothing. Tenneh is also a playwright who has had two of her short plays–Who Would You Like to Speak To and The Outlines They Live–premiere at the Abingdon Theater and The Barrow Group. When she is not acting or working Tenneh spends her time photographing and editing photos. She is extremely excited to be a part of This Place/Displaced and the powerful story this production has to tell.

Tenneh Sillah

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Production Team

Joshua Glenn-Kayden (Director)

Joshua Glenn-Kayden is the Artistic Associate at Company One Theatre and a Boston based director. Josh has directed for Fresh Ink Theatre (the world premiere of Don’t Give Up the Ship by Laura Neill), Open Theatre Project, Titanic Theatre, the One Minute Play Festival, Artists Theater of Boston, ShotzBoston, and for Company One Theatre and the A.R.T. as part of the Boston Theater Marathon. Recent assistant directing credits include Peerless, We’re Gonna Die, Dry Land, Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them, Shockheaded Peter at Company One Theatre; and The Light Princess and Pirates of Penzance at the A.R.T. Josh holds a B.A. in Drama from Tufts University, where he directed Tony Kushner’s Terminating, East Coast Ode to Howard Jarvis, and Only We Who Guard the Mystery Shall Be Unhappy as his senior thesis. Other Tufts directing credits include Pippin, and Tennessee Williams’ The Chalky White Substance.

Dev Blair (Dramaturg & Movement DIrector)

Dev Blair (Movement Director/Dramaturg): Dev is very excited to be working with Artists’ Theater of Boston for the first time this summer They were last seen in a production of Wig Out! (Company One Theatre) and have developed new work with both Fresh Ink Theatre and Company One Theatre. They are a senior BFA Theatre Arts major at the Boston University School of Theatre and recent participant in the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Art’s 3rd annual Undergraduate Playwrights’ Workshop. They are originally from Orlando, Florida and currently reside in Allston. After This Place/Displaced, Dev will continue work with the Haus of Blair performance collective to produce a collaborative mixtape in the fall, and move on to work on their thesis in the spring

Emily Bahm (Production Stage Manager)

Emily D. Bahm (Production Stage Manager) She/Her/Hers  is currently pursuing a BM in Professional Music at Berklee College of Music with a concentration in Stage Management at Boston Conservatory. Recent credits include NINE at Berklee Performance Center (SM) and Measure for Measure at Actors Shakespeare Project Summer Youth Intensive(SM). This production is Emily’s first Stage Management position with a ATB, and is very excited to be here.

Katie McGoff (Stage Manager)

Katie McGoff (Stage Manager) is a graduate of the University of New Haven from Charlestown, MA. Since graduation she has been working with Actors Shakespeare Project and the Charlestown Working Theater as a teaching artist and the Boys and Girls Club in Charlestown as the Pre-Teen Assistant. Katie is excited to work for the first time with ATB in creating this show. She would like to thank her friends and family for the support.

Kaleigh Ryan (Assistant Stage Manager, Props Master)

Kaleigh Ryan (She/Her/Hers) is an actor, stage manager, and theatre artist in the Boston area.  She currently studies Theatre at Suffolk University and is wildly excited to be a part of ATB.  Recent credits include Measure for Measure with Actors Shakespeare Project Summer Youth Intensive (ASM) as well as various Suffolk University productions.

Max Kennedy (Composer & Sound Designer)

5/24/2018 – photo by Ben Stas

Max Kennedy is a Boston-based composer and performer. He has recorded and toured nationally as a solo artist and as a member of the duo Big Fuzzy. He has composed and performed original music for productions by Actors’ Shakespeare Project, the Brandeis Theater Company and Artists’ Theater of Boston. In addition to his work as a musician, Max is a math educator and a community activist. You can hear Max’s music at maxkennedy.bandcamp.com and bigfuzzy.bandcamp.com

Ben Lieberson (Set and Lighting Designer)

Ben Lieberson is thrilled to continue his collaboration with Artists Theater of Boston. Previous ATB credits include Drunk Enough to Say I Love You (lighting design), Trojan Women: A Love Story (set and lighting design), and Much Ado About Nothing (set design). Other recent set designs include The TamingTrue West, and The Good Body (Hub Theatre Company), Crossing Flight (TC Squared Theatre), Really (Company One Theatre), The Fear Project and Murph(Open Theatre Project), Sister Anonymous (Second Act Productions), Brilliant TracesThe Taming of the Shrew, and Echoes (Brown Box Theatre Project), and It’s Not About My Mother (Fresh Ink Theatre). Ben also works as a freelance Technical Director and supervises the scene shop at Wellesley College.

Alex Jacobs (Fight Choreography)

Alex Jacobs(Fight Choroegraphy) is a Boston based teaching artist. He is SAFD certified in hand to hand (recommended), most recently acting and choreographing violence in The Lyons (Titanic). Some other notable stage combat credits include: Treasure Island (Hampstead), The Fantasticks (Winnipesaukee Playhouse), The legend of Sleepy Hollow (Factory Theatre). As a Boston actor, some notable credits include: Steve (Zeitgeist), The T Party (Company One), The End of the World (Boston Actors Theatre), Alex holds a BA in Theatre from Leeds University England, MFA in Acting from Brandeis and teaches as an adjunct professor at both Brandeis & Salem State.

Stephanie K Brownell (Costume Designer)

Stephanie K Brownell is a multidisciplinary artist holding an MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. She publishes in fiction, poetry, and drama. She is a winner of the National Partners of the American Theatre Playwriting Excellence Award, a Gary Garrison Award national finalist, and runner-up for UT Womens Works. She has been a member of Company One PlayLab, a Kennedy Center Fellow at the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, a resident artist at Taleamor Park, and a Sewanee Writers Conference Scholar. Stephanie teaches writing at Bentley University and GrubStreet Writing Center while freelancing as a costume designer in Boston. Local collaborators include Company One, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, New Rep, Greater Boston Stage Company, Boston Symphony Orchestra, American Repertory Theatre, Apollinaire Theatre, Titanic Theatre, Flat Earth, Bridge Rep and more. Upcoming costume designs:  Leave Me Alone! (Story Theatre Chicago), Footloose (Greater Boston Stage). Talk to her about social justice, speculative fiction, color coding, and French on instagram @skbrownell or at skbrownell.com.

Grace Trapnell (Graphic Designer & Sound Designer)

Grace Trapnell is a Boston-based actor and theatre artist hailing from Charlottesville, Virginia. She graduated from the University of Vermont in 2013 with a BA in Theatre and Studio Art, and has called New England home ever since. Recent regional credits include work with Vermont Shakespeare, Apollinaire Theatre Company, Praxis Stage, and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company. Learn more at www.gracetrapnell.com.

Anneke Reich (Producer)

Anneke Reich is so thrilled to be back in action with ATB producing this long-awaited project. A Medford native, Anneke is an educator, singer, actor and composer. She teaches and directs at various schools and theater organizations in Boston, where she focuses on creating opportunities for arts integration into the humanities, devised theater, and contemporary living newspaper original works. As an actor, recent credits include Bridge Rep’s Julius Caesar, Apollinaire Theater’s Blood Wedding, Imaginary Beasts’ Lovers’ Quarrels, and Artists’ Theater of Boston’s Drunk Enough to Say I Love You, Trojan Women: A Love Story and Much Ado About Nothing. Anneke is also a member of Boston-based band Big Fuzzy, who just released their latest album.  She is a recent graduate of Brandeis University, where she studied Theatre Arts and American Studies.

Maurice Palmer (Associate Producer)

Maurice Palmer is a theatre artist, educator, and aspiring producer dedicated to using performance as a means to inspire civic engagement, and provide representation to ethnically diverse and LGBTQ+ communities. Maurice received their BA in Theatre from the University of Nevada Las Vegas in 2016. While studying there they operated as the president and executive producer of the African American Student Association of Theatre & Film where they produced the works of underrepresented playwrights and created safe spaces for the ethnically diverse population of UNLV. Maurice is also a Teaching Artist with The Actors’ Shakespeare Project and an actor with True to Life Training, where they assist with the bystander intervention program “It IS My Place”. Maurice is delighted to be apart of ATB’s core team and is ready to create and inspire change with the company. www.mauricedpalmer.com

Julia Davidovitz (Connectivity)

Julia Davidovitz is thrilled to be working with Artists’ Theater of Boston again! She acted in some of ATB’s earlier productions (Much Ado About Nothing, Drunk Enough To Say I Love You) and is excited to take on a production team role for This Place/Displaced. Julia grew up in the Boston area and is a graduate of Brandeis University, where she participated in theater and earned a B.A. in English Literature and Women’s and Gender Studies. Most of Julia’s personal and professional interests have to do with art, social justice, or a combination of the two, and she is delighted to be involved with a theater collective that shares these priorities.

Tom King (Zine Author, Connectivity)

Tom King is delighted to work with ATB again, after directing DETSILY? and co-directing Much Ado about Nothing. Associate Professor of English and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Brandeis University, King (Ph.D., Theatre and Drama, Northwestern University) has also helped create interdisciplinary undergraduate programs in Sexuality and Queer Studies and Creativity, Arts, and Social Transformation. Prior to his teaching career at Brandeis, he worked as an A.E.A. stage manager in Chicago (Remains Theatre, Wisdom Bridge Theatre).

Special Thanks

We are Performers Designers Painters Directors Mucisians Writers Artists Theater of Boston.