InVersion Theatre presents the world premiere of Intralia, the weird park,
an outdoor, socially distanced audio play and sound walk created for Prospect Park.
September 1st – October 4th, 2020
Featuring original music and sound design by Jordan Hall, text by Rebecca LeVine, and direction by William Steinberger.
Intralia, the weird park follows Eve (Marisa Brau-Reyes) and Ash (Zoe Richards), two municipal workers, as they discover a series of strange happenings in Prospect Park. Against a backdrop of environmental unrest, climate catastrophe, and supernatural mystery, audiences are urged to explore the past and future of our weird planet, and our weird park.
Intralia, the weird park is a FREE public art project. Download the iOS app HERE.
Original music and sound design by Jordan Hall
Original text by Rebecca LeVine
Directed by William Steinberger
App developed by Juan José López Delgado
Chorus—Michael Calciano, Brenda Crawley, Alejandra Venancio
Special thanks to Mia Warren
We're excited to make Intralia, the weird park free for all participants, but our work only happens with your generous support.
About the Artists
Marisa Brau-Reyes (Eve) is an actor, comedian, and writer in NYC. She has developed and performed in plays with Columbia Stages, Theater for the New City, HERE Arts Center, Off-Broadway as Titania in Offline Productions' A Midsummer Night's Dream and is excited to be working again with InVersion! She writes and performs sketch and improv comedy all over the city and has trained at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and The Peoples' Improv Theatre. You can see her perform monthly with her team Denise at the PIT as part of Boogie Manja Sketch Comedy! Television and Film appearances include: Mozart in the Jungle (Amazon), New Amsterdam (NBC), Bel Canto starring Julianne Moore, as well as recurring as Carrie the babysitter on Billions (Showtime) and Counselor Edwina Myerson on Law and Order: SVU (NBC). For the same information in a different format go to: marisabraureyes.com
Michael Calciano (Chorus) is an actor and writer based out of NYC. Acting credits include ‘BENT’ (Triskelion Arts Center), 'RICHARD III' (4th St. Theatre; Bridge Production Group), 'GREGOR' (Access Theatre; InVersion Theatre Co.) Writing credits include short film ‘COME BE CREEPY WITH US’ (Short of the Week) and stage play ‘WIG’ (Access Theatre). BFA in drama from UNC School of the Arts. michaelcalciano.com
Brenda Crawley (Chorus) The love of the stage and being a character actress was sealed when Brenda was cast against type as Krojack, head of the Communist police, in a middle school production of Woody Allen’s Don’t Drink the Water. Often cast in the strong, take charge role, Brenda has enjoyed portraying Mrs. Muller in John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt to Mrs. O’Neil in Neil Simon’s Sunshine Boys. Originally from a small town called Keysville in Southern Virginia, Brenda arrived in New York and enrolled at T. Schreiber Studios. From the Voodoo Priestess in Bio Channel’s Celebrity Ghost Stories to the mother in the MetLife commercial, developing the character and taking the journey of discovering “who is the person” has been a joy for her in each role she’s cast.
Jordan Hall (Composer and Sound Designer) is a violinist, composer, and PhD candidate. As violin soloist, he has played major halls in the US and Europe, debuting at age 13 with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra performing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor. Other highlights include performances by invitation for a former President and First Lady, solos with the Minnesota Orchestra, Minnesota Sinfonia, and Bloomington Symphony, radio and TV broadcasts, and a performance at the Kennedy Center for the opening of a James Wyeth exhibition. Trained in a variety of genres and styles of violin playing, his debut album of jazz and blues was described by AllAboutJazz as "stirring and poignant." His current composition project, How to Listen to Machines, explores the music of machine sounds submitted from around the globe, and has been called "vibrant" and "rapturous". As a PhD Candidate at New York University, Jordan's academic work is integrally tied to his composition and performance. With a focus on sound and the words listeners use to describe it, his dissertation explores the period when these descriptions became a distinct category of writing in English literature, titled Sound Judgment: The Birth of English Music Criticism in Eighteenth-Century Britain.
Rebecca LeVine (Writer; InVersion Designer & Dramaturg) has worked with InVersion since 2012, dramaturging Miss Julie, Shepard/Beckett, Owners, Mirroring Sky, Gregor, and Or, An Astronaut Play. She studied English at the University of Pennsylvania, where she also acted, directed, dramaturged, and designed for theater. She holds a Master of Arts in Performance Studies from NYU’s Tisch School, where she wrote about photography and the performance of mourning and theater as labor versus theater as enchantment. Since then, she has worked primarily in publishing, moonlighting as a graphic designer. rebeccalevine.co
Johnny G. Lloyd (InVersion Producing Director) is a New York-based playwright, producer, and administrator. Johnny is the Producing Director of InVersion Theatre and Director of Artistic Development at The Tank. Johnny's work as a playwright, producer, administrator and artist has been seen at The Public Theater, La MaMa, En Garde Arts, Corkscrew Theater Festival, Judson Memorial Church, 59E59, The Drama League, Dixon Place, and more. Johnny was a member of the 2019-2020 Liberation Theatre Company’s Writing Residency and a finalist for the Roundabout@Columbia Reading Series 2020. jglloyd.com.
Zoe Richards (Ash) is a recent graduate of the Brooklyn College MFA Acting program, where she performed in Small Mouth Sounds, Sweat and I Will Be Gone. Her professional credits include work at McCarter Theatre Center, JAG Productions, Azuka Theatre, the Arden Theatre, Headlong, the University of Cape Town and Theater Breaking Through Barriers. She holds a BFA from the University of the Arts.
William Steinberger (Director; InVersion Artistic Director) has developed new plays at Hartford Stage, the Drama League, Berkshire Theatre Group, the Wilma, 59E59, Judson Church, Jewish Plays Project, Passage Theatre, Theatre Horizon, InterAct, FGP, Uglyrhino and several universities. Will is Artistic Director/Co-founder of InVersion Theatre, which has produced eight full-length works including Johnny G. Lloyd’s critically acclaimed Or, An Astronaut Play this January. Other favorite productions include Zizi Majid’s Return to Fall (Columbia), Sarah Pappalardo’s Cold (Quince), Hannah Van Sciver’s Marbles (FringeArts) and Fifty Days at Iliam (Greenfield Collective) and David Auburn’s Proof (Neumann University). He has assistant directed for Doug Hughes, Darko Tresnjak, David Auburn, Michael Wilson, Vivienne Benesch, Kip Fagan, Lee Sunday Evans and Robert O’Hara. His dramaturgy has been featured in The Wall Street Journal. Will is a resident director at the Flea, former MTC Directing Fellow and member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab. He has worked on the artistic staffs of Hartford Stage, the Wilma and Passage Theatre and recently produced Notes on My Mother’s Decline for PlayCo/ABTP at NYTW Next Door. He is currently the Artistic Producer of the Jewish Plays Project. Upcoming collaborations include work with Johnny G. Lloyd, Gina Femia, Charles Gershman and Gina Stevensen at places as varied as Columbia, Nashville Rep and New Light Theatre Project. Wsteinberger.com
Alejandra Venancio (Chorus) is a theatre-maker from Colorado and a graduate of both The Hartt School and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art's MA Theatre Lab in London. Favorite collaborations include The Vyuga Project (Dixon Place), 4 Wars with Concrete Timbre (Theatre for the New City) and A Dead Tree Gives No Shelter (RADA Theatre Festival, Godsbanen Residency). She is also a proud founding member of the Visionbox Ensemble in Denver.