SUN AND ROOM
By Danny Rocco (Mitarotondo)
Directed by Shannon Fillion
Previews begin: Friday, January 30, 2015
Opening: Friday, February 6, 2015
Closing: Saturday, February 21, 2015
Wed-Mon at 8pm, Sat-Sun at 2pm & 8pm
Paradise Factory Theatre
64 E 4th Street, New York, NY
Written for and performed by Leah Brewer, Zoë Pike, and Matthew Socci
Stage Managed by Lindsay Macdonald
Lighting and Set Design by Alicia Laws
Sound Design by Rhys Williams
Costumes by Jane Gould
Props by Sydney Sherman
Assistant Stage Management by Sarah Beals
A contemporary play about the vulnerabilities, connections, and misconnections of three college kids hanging out on a Friday night.
Sun and Room is a moving painting of that liminal time of life – where identity is in flux, tiny moments have tremendous weight, and magic is found in connection.
“…a remarkable new work” –The Durango Herald
Brontosaurus Haircut Productions makes its New York debut with Sun and Room, a play—written by Danny Mitarotondo and directed by Shannon Fillion—about three college kids hanging out on a Friday night, from sunset to sunrise. A moving painting as much as a play, Sun and Room is a rich and candid view into the lives of its characters—played by Fort Lewis College Drama students Leah Brewer, Zoë Pike, and Matthew Socci—whose language, connections, misconnection, and vulnerabilities drive the realistic narrative about teenage life.
Sun and Room was commissioned in 2013 by the Theatre Department at Fort Lewis College, a small liberal arts school in Durango, Colorado where Danny Mitarotondo served as Visiting Assistant Professor of Playwriting the previous year. The play was written specifically for the voices of Leah Brewer, Matthew Socci, and Zoë Pike, three Drama students at the college. After a sold-out run in Durango in November 2013, the play was selected to participate in the Region VIII Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KC/ACTF) in Los Angeles in February 2014. Directed by Shannon Fillion—who met Mitarotondo during their graduate studies in Theatre at Columbia University, and co-founded Brontosaurus Haircut Productions with him thereafter—the 2015 production will be the New York premiere of the play, and the New York debut of the talented student actors, stage manager, and designers who created it.
Sun and Room photos by Danielle Faitelson.