A Map to Somewhere Else


The 133rd Street Arts Center Lab 308 133rd Street, NYCJune 19-21 at 8pmJune 22 at 5pmJune 23-28 at 8pm

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Three Questions for cast member Sam Ogilvie (Scatter)

If you found a map that could take you somewhere, where would you want it to lead?I would want it to lead to a temple that gives me a quest to fulfill my destiny.What is your favorite part of the process of working on a new play? Why do you think new plays are important?       My favorite part of working on a new play is being the original creator of a new character. It’s really fun to feel like your personality is part of the basis for a character. It feels like your persona is permanently recorded in a way, even if it’s not you.       New plays are important because each generation is in need of new heroes and worlds to call their own. While finding innovation in old work is valuable, nothing equates to a new story being told.Tell us a joke! What’s the difference between a piano, a tuna and a tub of glue?       You can tune a piano, but you can’t piano a tuna!       What about the tub of glue?I knew you’d get stuck on that one.

A Map to Somewhere Else

The 133rd Street Arts Center Lab
308 133rd Street, NYC

June 19-21 at 8pm
June 22 at 5pm
June 23-28 at 8pm

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Three Questions for cast member Sam Ogilvie (Scatter)

If you found a map that could take you somewhere, where would you want it to lead?
I would want it to lead to a temple that gives me a quest to fulfill my destiny.

What is your favorite part of the process of working on a new play? Why do you think new plays are important?
       My favorite part of working on a new play is being the original creator of a new character. It’s really fun to feel like your personality is part of the basis for a character. It feels like your persona is permanently recorded in a way, even if it’s not you.
       New plays are important because each generation is in need of new heroes and worlds to call their own. While finding innovation in old work is valuable, nothing equates to a new story being told.

Tell us a joke!
What’s the difference between a piano, a tuna and a tub of glue?
       You can tune a piano, but you can’t piano a tuna!
       What about the tub of glue?
I knew you’d get stuck on that one.

A Map to Somewhere Else


The 133rd Street Arts Center Lab 308 133rd Street, NYCJune 19-21 at 8pmJune 22 at 5pmJune 23-28 at 8pm

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Three Questions for cast member Erin Healani Chung (Fix)

What was your first acting experience?I played Captain von Trapp in the Sound of Music when I was a freshman in high school. What is the best piece of advice about acting you’ve ever been given?Let go.If you could invite any person to come see the play, who would you invite?Frangibelle.

A Map to Somewhere Else

The 133rd Street Arts Center Lab
308 133rd Street, NYC

June 19-21 at 8pm
June 22 at 5pm
June 23-28 at 8pm

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Three Questions for cast member Erin Healani Chung (Fix)

What was your first acting experience?
I played Captain von Trapp in the Sound of Music when I was a freshman in high school.

What is the best piece of advice about acting you’ve ever been given?
Let go.

If you could invite any person to come see the play, who would you invite?
Frangibelle.
A Map to Somewhere Else

The 133rd Street Arts Center Lab 308 133rd Street, NYCJune 19-21 at 8pmJune 22 at 5pmJune 23-28 at 8pm
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Three Questions for cast member Jay William Thomas (Constantine)
If you had to persuade someone to see the show using only three words, what would you say? One Word. EPIC 
If you found a map that could take you somewhere, where would you want it to lead?
I read children’s books out loud to a second grade class at PS 112. We once talked about what kind of plants you would put in your garden. We got very imaginative, one kids said a candy tree, another said an Xbox360 tree, and one said a money tree. If I could have a map to show me to that garden, I’d be a happy camper.What is the biggest challenge this piece has posed to you?The challenging part of this play is the round stage. We must unlearn our actor proscenium habits and throw caution to the wind! Don’t cheat out!


A Map to Somewhere Else

The 133rd Street Arts Center Lab
308 133rd Street, NYC

June 19-21 at 8pm
June 22 at 5pm
June 23-28 at 8pm

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Three Questions for cast member Jay William Thomas (Constantine)

If you had to persuade someone to see the show using only three words, what would you say? 
One Word. EPIC 

If you found a map that could take you somewhere, where would you want it to lead?
I read children’s books out loud to a second grade class at PS 112. We once talked about what kind of plants you would put in your garden. We got very imaginative, one kids said a candy tree, another said an Xbox360 tree, and one said a money tree. If I could have a map to show me to that garden, I’d be a happy camper.

What is the biggest challenge this piece has posed to you?
The challenging part of this play is the round stage. We must unlearn our actor proscenium habits and throw caution to the wind! Don’t cheat out!
A Map to Somewhere Else


The 133rd Street Arts Center Lab 308 133rd Street, NYCJune 19-21 at 8pmJune 22 at 5pmJune 23-28 at 8pm

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Three Questions for cast member Lila Newman (Frangibelle)

What is your favorite part of the process of working on a new play? Why do you think new plays are important?     Plays only come alive when they are played — it is no coincidence that the word is both a noun and a verb. A new play means complete freedom, unburdened by past interpretations, to create moments that have never been seen, heard, felt before. I love how malleable and alive the text is and hence, the story is. It is a rare and lucky situation that we have Reina in the room listening and actively engaging in the process. I have a classical background, so I have never gotten to talk to the author or share a beer with them. Don’t get me wrong, I love Shakespeare and would commit acts of petty theft to have a beer with him, but good ol’ Will has never been around to lend me cute crew socks when I lost one of mine in the rehearsal space and actively shaping my portrayal of Ophelia. Just meeting the playwright tells you so much about the heart of the play, the wordless resonance of the play. And I am actively moved by the love Reina has for her characters, she talks about them in that knowing way one speaks about family. I find her connection to her work inspiring and it acts as a catalyst in my own work on the play.     New plays are crucial to contemporary cultural introspection. Humans need stories, we’ve gathered around fires since we sorted how to make them, and (re)enacted our loves and fears in metaphor. And today, we still need stories – it’s elemental. The joy of working on a new, contemporary piece is that it doesn’t have that translational leap that even a play from 1985 requires from a person. It was different then; it makes sense that plays age – some get creaky, some remain universal. But new plays are formed of us, now. There’s a vivaciousness and spark to new works. With new plays, you don’t have the onus of choosing whether to preserve or radically reinterpret a known story. New plays have that new car smell; they’re brimming with possibility.What is the least helpful piece of acting advice you’ve ever been given?     The worst piece of acting advice I’ve ever been given was by a high school classmate. I was working on an Irish accent for the maid in The Heiress and he saw me practicing. He sidled over and asked if I could do a Scottish accent. I replied, “sort of.”  Then he said, “oh, then it’s easy. Irish is just the same accent, but higher pitched.”  He did a few minutes of switching the pitches in a bad Lucky-Charms-Leprechaun-type falsetto before I figured out how to flee and journal about it. Thanks, dude.What is the biggest challenge this piece has posed to you?     The biggest challenge this piece has posed to me has been Frangibelle’s physicality. When I first read Anais’s character description, “  … she has a physicality that can lead to her being mistaken for a pile of rags… but she can move quickly when she needs to … she is ancient,” I thought, well that’s one tough Venn diagram. So I began to play around in attempts to find a physicality that balanced all these disparate elements. And it’s not all just arty exploration – sometimes you need to make a cross and it simply has to be quick. I can’t always be doing slow, yoga moves around the stage.     After playing around, I was able to pinpoint an animal I could use to fill out my physical vocabulary: a very old cat. Old cats are stiff but can have great grace when they need to.     Now I really need to watch cat videos.     Like, all of the time.     Promise.     Since Frangibelle’s physicality is so bold  – her body was my first step in building this character and influenced all my other choices. As a headier actor, playing a character that is basically a physical personification of the Id, allows for a very different creative process than, say, scanning the meter of a text. Instead of studying at home and marking out synecdoche – characters like Frangibelle are discovered mostly when I’m on my feet, actively working.

A Map to Somewhere Else

The 133rd Street Arts Center Lab
308 133rd Street, NYC

June 19-21 at 8pm
June 22 at 5pm
June 23-28 at 8pm

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Three Questions for cast member Lila Newman (Frangibelle)

What is your favorite part of the process of working on a new play? Why do you think new plays are important?
     Plays only come alive when they are played — it is no coincidence that the word is both a noun and a verb. A new play means complete freedom, unburdened by past interpretations, to create moments that have never been seen, heard, felt before. I love how malleable and alive the text is and hence, the story is. It is a rare and lucky situation that we have Reina in the room listening and actively engaging in the process. I have a classical background, so I have never gotten to talk to the author or share a beer with them. Don’t get me wrong, I love Shakespeare and would commit acts of petty theft to have a beer with him, but good ol’ Will has never been around to lend me cute crew socks when I lost one of mine in the rehearsal space and actively shaping my portrayal of Ophelia. Just meeting the playwright tells you so much about the heart of the play, the wordless resonance of the play. And I am actively moved by the love Reina has for her characters, she talks about them in that knowing way one speaks about family. I find her connection to her work inspiring and it acts as a catalyst in my own work on the play.
     New plays are crucial to contemporary cultural introspection. Humans need stories, we’ve gathered around fires since we sorted how to make them, and (re)enacted our loves and fears in metaphor. And today, we still need stories – it’s elemental. The joy of working on a new, contemporary piece is that it doesn’t have that translational leap that even a play from 1985 requires from a person. It was different then; it makes sense that plays age – some get creaky, some remain universal. But new plays are formed of us, now. There’s a vivaciousness and spark to new works. With new plays, you don’t have the onus of choosing whether to preserve or radically reinterpret a known story. New plays have that new car smell; they’re brimming with possibility.

What is the least helpful piece of acting advice you’ve ever been given?
     The worst piece of acting advice I’ve ever been given was by a high school classmate. I was working on an Irish accent for the maid in The Heiress and he saw me practicing. He sidled over and asked if I could do a Scottish accent. I replied, “sort of.”  Then he said, “oh, then it’s easy. Irish is just the same accent, but higher pitched.”  He did a few minutes of switching the pitches in a bad Lucky-Charms-Leprechaun-type falsetto before I figured out how to flee and journal about it. Thanks, dude.

What is the biggest challenge this piece has posed to you?
     The biggest challenge this piece has posed to me has been Frangibelle’s physicality. When I first read Anais’s character description, “  … she has a physicality that can lead to her being mistaken for a pile of rags… but she can move quickly when she needs to … she is ancient,” I thought, well that’s one tough Venn diagram. So I began to play around in attempts to find a physicality that balanced all these disparate elements. And it’s not all just arty exploration – sometimes you need to make a cross and it simply has to be quick. I can’t always be doing slow, yoga moves around the stage.
     After playing around, I was able to pinpoint an animal I could use to fill out my physical vocabulary: a very old cat. Old cats are stiff but can have great grace when they need to.
     Now I really need to watch cat videos.
     Like, all of the time.
     Promise.
     Since Frangibelle’s physicality is so bold  – her body was my first step in building this character and influenced all my other choices. As a headier actor, playing a character that is basically a physical personification of the Id, allows for a very different creative process than, say, scanning the meter of a text. Instead of studying at home and marking out synecdoche – characters like Frangibelle are discovered mostly when I’m on my feet, actively working.


A Map to Somewhere Else

The 133rd Street Arts Center Lab 308 133rd Street, NYCJune 19-21 at 8pmJune 22 at 5pmJune 23-28 at 8pm
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Three Questions for cast member Case Watson (Emily)
What is the least helpful piece of acting advice you’ve ever been given?"There’s a difference between acting and talking. Right now you’re talking. …You know what I mean?"

If you had to persuade someone to see the show using only three words, what would you say? Free bacon notreallybutyoushouldstillcome

What was your first acting experience? I played an Indian chief (complete with construction paper headdress) in the school Thanksgiving play when I was four. I glued the feathers on myself.BONUS: If you found a map that could take you somewhere, where would you want it to lead?Bacon

A Map to Somewhere Else

The 133rd Street Arts Center Lab
308 133rd Street, NYC

June 19-21 at 8pm
June 22 at 5pm
June 23-28 at 8pm

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Three Questions for cast member Case Watson (Emily)

What is the least helpful piece of acting advice you’ve ever been given?
"There’s a difference between acting and talking. Right now you’re talking. …You know what I mean?"

If you had to persuade someone to see the show using only three words, what would you say?
Free bacon notreallybutyoushouldstillcome

What was your first acting experience?
I played an Indian chief (complete with construction paper headdress) in the school Thanksgiving play when I was four. I glued the feathers on myself.

BONUS: If you found a map that could take you somewhere, where would you want it to lead?
Bacon

A Map to Somewhere Else


The 133rd Street Arts Center Lab 308 133rd Street, NYCJune 19-21 at 8pmJune 22 at 5pmJune 23-28 at 8pm

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Three Questions for cast member Eddy Lee (Mr. Ting)

What’s your favorite line in the show (yours or someone else’s) and why?The first that comes to mind is Dactyl’s line "Rabbit! Rabbit, I command your immediate attention…" I don’t know if it’s the circumstances surrounding the line or the way Finn says it, but it always makes me chuckle. haha. A close 2nd would be Scatter’s line of "Can’t you talk?" Is it bad that I want to reply "No silly rabbit tricks are for kids?" haha. If you could invite any person to come see the play, who would you invite?Jackie Chan!!!! Just on the off chance that he’d hear me sing and then want me to record a CD with him! But seriously if you haven’t heard him sing he’s actually pretty phenomenal! What is the biggest challenge this piece has posed to you?My character has been a pretty big challenge I’d say. To be a character that only sings is a lot harder than you’d think at first. I’m still working to discover more about the mysterious Mr. Ting and his relationship to everyone, and I know I’ll still be looking up to the start of the run and beyond.

A Map to Somewhere Else

The 133rd Street Arts Center Lab
308 133rd Street, NYC

June 19-21 at 8pm
June 22 at 5pm
June 23-28 at 8pm

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Three Questions for cast member Eddy Lee (Mr. Ting)

What’s your favorite line in the show (yours or someone else’s) and why?
The first that comes to mind is Dactyl’s line "Rabbit! Rabbit, I command your immediate attention…" I don’t know if it’s the circumstances surrounding the line or the way Finn says it, but it always makes me chuckle. haha. A close 2nd would be Scatter’s line of "Can’t you talk?" Is it bad that I want to reply "No silly rabbit tricks are for kids?" haha.

If you could invite any person to come see the play, who would you invite?
Jackie Chan!!!! Just on the off chance that he’d hear me sing and then want me to record a CD with him! But seriously if you haven’t heard him sing he’s actually pretty phenomenal!

What is the biggest challenge this piece has posed to you?
My character has been a pretty big challenge I’d say. To be a character that only sings is a lot harder than you’d think at first. I’m still working to discover more about the mysterious Mr. Ting and his relationship to everyone, and I know I’ll still be looking up to the start of the run and beyond.

A Map to Somewhere Else

The 133rd Street Arts Center Lab 308 133rd Street, NYCJune 19-21 at 8pmJune 22 at 5pmJune 23-28 at 8pm
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Three Questions for cast member Finn Kilgore (Dactyl)What’s your favorite line in the show (yours or someone else’s) and why? “Cheese and biscuits! It’s a death zone out there!”I adore my character’s curses. Vulgarity is avoided, but the phonetic aesthetics are all there. Try it. CHEESE AND BISCUITS


What was your first acting experience? A very heavily redacted Midsummer Night’s Dream in 4th grade. I played Demetrius and Flute, and fell in love.




 If you were on an island and could only bring three things, what would you bring?A sturdy knife, a very wide brimmed hat. and a great deal of peanut butter

A Map to Somewhere Else

The 133rd Street Arts Center Lab
308 133rd Street, NYC

June 19-21 at 8pm
June 22 at 5pm
June 23-28 at 8pm

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Three Questions for cast member Finn Kilgore (Dactyl)

What’s your favorite line in the show (yours or someone else’s) and why?

Cheese and biscuits! It’s a death zone out there!
I adore my character’s curses. Vulgarity is avoided, but the phonetic aesthetics are all there. Try it. CHEESE AND BISCUITS

What was your first acting experience?
A very heavily redacted Midsummer Night’s Dream in 4th grade. I played Demetrius and Flute, and fell in love.

If you were on an island and could only bring three things, what would you bring?
A sturdy knife, a very wide brimmed hat. and a great deal of peanut butter

A Map to Somewhere Else


The 133rd Street Arts Center Lab 308 133rd Street, NYCJune 19-21 at 8pmJune 22 at 5pmJune 23-28 at 8pm

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Three Questions for cast member Meghann Garmany (Natasha)

What was your first acting experience?Aside from in living rooms with my cousin…I think it was Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. I played Prince Charming and Doc.  It was with my girl scout troop.  A play for 8 men and 2 women. We were pretty progressive.What special skill have you used most as an actor?SarcasmIf you found a map that could take you somewhere, where would you want it to lead?A two bedroom apartment with a dishwasher, lots of natural light, laundry, outdoor space, a tricked out kitchen, and paperwork sitting on a perfect reading chair that says it all belongs to me. Forever. And utilities are included. And there is a secret tunnel.  Two secret tunnels.  One to Narnia, and one to Hogwarts.

A Map to Somewhere Else

The 133rd Street Arts Center Lab
308 133rd Street, NYC

June 19-21 at 8pm
June 22 at 5pm
June 23-28 at 8pm

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Three Questions for cast member Meghann Garmany (Natasha)

What was your first acting experience?
Aside from in living rooms with my cousin…I think it was Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. I played Prince Charming and Doc.  It was with my girl scout troop.  A play for 8 men and 2 women. We were pretty progressive.

What special skill have you used most as an actor?
Sarcasm

If you found a map that could take you somewhere, where would you want it to lead?
A two bedroom apartment with a dishwasher, lots of natural light, laundry, outdoor space, a tricked out kitchen, and paperwork sitting on a perfect reading chair that says it all belongs to me. Forever. And utilities are included. And there is a secret tunnel.  Two secret tunnels.  One to Narnia, and one to Hogwarts.

Introducing Everyday Inferno’s next production:

A Map to Somewhere Else
written by Reina Hardy

We all leave things we love behind…

What happens to the imagined worlds we create as children? The tender, heroic, silly, elaborate fantasies that shape the souls of so many ordinary people, then are abandoned as we grow. What if, all this time, they were there waiting, hoping we’d come back? A Map to Somewhere Else is a comic drama full of fantasy, music, and magic that dares to ask what happens when that long-closed door is reopened. What adventures wait for us beyond the threshold?

The 133rd Street Arts Center Lab
308 West 133rd Street New York, NY 10027
Performances 6/19-6/28, 8pm (Sunday at 5pm)

Tickets: $16 (on sale soon!)

Directed by Anais Koivisto
Produced by Katherine Sommer
Stage Management by Ben Andersen

Featuring: Erin Healani Chung, Meghann Garmany, Finn Kilgore, Eddy Lee, Lila Newman, Sam Ogilvie, Jay William Thomas, and Case Watson

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