THE PLAYS: Poetic Memory

This garden was created in memory of someone special. So was this play. In it, two friends grapple with the recent death of their dear poet-friend, and wonder what he’s up to now in poet-heaven.

Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30pm in Garden of Hope (392 Hancock Street)
August 30-31, September 6-7, September 13-14

The Cast and Creative Team

Stephen.BennettStephen Bennett (ee) Stephen does things. Sometimes they are fun. Plays in gardens are always fun.





IMG_0227Jaspal Binning (Alan) recently acted in a workshop of An Ordinary Man at Signature Theatre (directed by award winning playwright Tony Kushner). Additionally, Jaspal starred as Adam in the Drama Desk Award winning show The Mysteries (The Flea Theater). Other notable credits include: Thomas Bradshaw’s Job (The Flea Theater), Otherland opposite Tony Nominated actress Condola Rashad (The Pearl Theater), The Shaking Earth (NYTW Dartmouth 2014). Jaspal made his television debut as Joel on HBO’s The Newsroom and is a series regular on the pilot Brown Nation. Upcoming film: Ovum (2015). Jaspal would like to thank Innovative Artists and Davis Spylios Management.

MATTCOXNEWHEADSHOTMatt Cox (Walt) is an actor, writer, musician, and improviser. Theater: The Mysteries, Sarah Flood In Salem Mass, #serials@theflea, The Shakes: Romeo & Juliet, Restoration Comedy (The Flea); Triptych: Spiders Are Real!! They’re Alive And They Hate You! (HERE arts); Brotherly Love (Left Out Festival); The Chicken Situation (Samuel French OOB Festival); Blogologues (Lively Productions). Matt is currently writing Ka-Pow-I GoGo Z for #serials@theFlea, and wrote the radio play El Hombre Bovino for WNYC’s The Greene Space.

Louiza.CollinsLouiza Collins (Abe Louise) is a NYC based actress with a BFA from the California Institute of the Arts. NYC credits include Office Hours (Flea Theater), Great Recession (Flea Theater), Twelfth Night, Three Sisters, Garden Plays 2012, Cause of Failure (FringeNYC), Foreplays I and III (Galapagos)



Emily Daly_Headshot_2013Emily Daly* (Georgette) is an actor and writer based in NY. Recent theater credits include Joy in Rise (Crystal Skillman/ Stable Cable Lab Co), Susan in Full Disclosure (Steve DiUbaldi/ Rising Phoenix Rep Cino Night), and Billie inSmiling, the Boy Fell Dead (York Theater Company). Emily is also currently starring in the new series Zone: Zero (Everest Studios), which will be released fall 2015. She is a member of the Middle Voice Theater Company at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Stable Cable Lab Co, and Actors’ Equity.

MM_1691Marianna McClellan* (Emily) is a performer, born and raised in the NYC’s East Village. She has performed and collaborated with the Clockwork Theatre at Theatre Row (Cherry Smoke, Underground, and Apartment 3A), and produced and performed in Outside Sitka as part of IRT’s 3B development Series. Marianna has performed regionally in Othello (Portland Center Stage); The Hour of Feeling, Hero Dad, and Oh, Gastronomy (Part of ATL Humana Festival 2012); Dracula and A Christmas Carol (Actors Theatre of Louisville); Sedition (Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey); and Black Comedy (Shadowland Theatre). Film Credits include L for Leisure (International Film Festival Rotterdam 2014) Pre, and How to Score Your Life.

Georgette Kelly PhotoGeorgette Kelly (Playwright) is a playwright with networks in New York and Chicago. She is the recipient of 2014 Jane Chambers Student Playwriting Award, a finalist in the 2015 Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, and a nominee for the 2014 Kilroys List. Georgette’s plays include: Ballast, F*ck la vie d’artiste, In The Belly of the Whale, How to Hero, I Carry Your Heart, and an adaptation of Jeanette Winterson’s novel, LighthousekeepingHer work has been developed and supported by The Kennedy Center, The National New Play Network, The Lark Play Development Center, The Alliance Theatre, Prologue Theatre Company, and The City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. Georgette holds a B.A. in Performance Studies from Northwestern University and an M.F.A in Playwriting from Hunter College, where she studied with Tina Howe, Arthur Kopit, and Mark Bly. When she is not writing plays, she teaches Middle School theatre and French.

lillian headshotLillian Meredith (Director) is the founder and co-producer of Communal Spaces: a garden play festival, and co-artistic director of The Motor Company. She is also a director, performer, and native New Yorker dedicated to the creation and development of new work. Recent credits include shows at Soho Rep, Culture Project, Dixon Place, Hunter College, Actors Theatre of Louisville, the FURY Factory Festival of Ensemble Theater, and the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center National Playwrights Festival, among others. Lillian is a co-founder and member of FullStop Collective, an associated artist of foolsFURY Theater Company in San Francisco, and a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab and the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab. Proud alumna: Vassar College, National Theater Institute.


*Member of Actors Equity Association


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