A POWER PLAY; OR, WHAT’S-ITS-NAME
by A. Rey Pamatmat
directed by May Adrales
Thursday, August 17 | 7pm
Atlantic Stage 2, 330 West 16th St.
After State Assemblywoman Alex Hathaway’s district suffers a terrible tragedy, she goes to great lengths to capture a House seat in the next election. She even employs a strange, nameless thing to gain victory over her enemies through supernatural practices. But with all that determination and those ancient powers on her side, how did Alex end up with a community in shambles and a gun pointed at her head?
A. Rey Pamatmat (Playwright) is delighted to be returning to the Atlantic where he trained as an undergraduate. He is currently developing SAFE: Three Queer Plays, which follow the seismic changes in Queer America through a gay man of color’s romantic and artistic life. Full-length plays include House Rules(Ma-Yi), after all the terrible things I do (Milwaukee Rep, Huntington, AboutFace), Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them (Humana Festival, Company One), Thunder Above, Deeps Below (Second Generation) and DEVIANT. Recent short works include Tilda Swinton Betrayed Us (Keen Company), This Is How It Ends (59E59’s Summer Shorts) and Gratuitous Nudity and the Undisclosed Costs of Questioning Surveillance Rather Than Bad Broccoli (Actors Theatre of Louisville). His plays are published by Samuel French and Playscripts. Rey is Co-Director of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab, teaches at Primary Stages/ESPA and SUNY Purchase, and was a Hodder, PoNY and Princess Grace Fellow.
May Adrales (Director) is a freelance director based in NYC and has directed over thirty world premieres in New York and around the country. Most recently she helmed the world premieres of Chisa Hutchinson’s Somebody’s Daughter (Second Stage Theater) and Qui Nguyen’s Lortel award-winning Vietgone (Manhattan Theatre Club, South Coast Rep, Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Seattle Rep). She has just been named Associate Artistic Director of Milwaukee Rep. She is a Drama League Directing Fellow, TCG New Generations Grantee, NYTW fellow, Denham Fellow; Van Lier Fellow. She is a former Artistic Associate at The Public Theater and former Director of Artistic Programs at The Lark. She has taught on faculty at Yale and Brown University. MFA, Yale School of Drama. www.mayadrales.net