A Classical Story of a Badass Pioneering Heroine Gets a Remake – THIS WEEKEND IN NYC
Howl magazine is so proud and excited to present our first theatrical production; Antigone. We are partnering with Wolf-Suit productions and a new New York City-based theatre collective called The Art House in what is their inaugural production as well.
Antigone will be Tanner Maroney's New York City directorial debut, which also happens to be the first play he ever performed in– playing Haemon when he was 13 years old. Tanner founded The Art House this year (2018), with the intention of shattering preconceived notions about Off and Off-Off-Broadway by elevating the level of professional artistry. Providing NYC-based actors the opportunity to give a voice to the voiceless by telling stories that impact our community and our world at large, Tanner is committed to bringing the casting process to modern day by setting hardly any age, race, or gender restrictions on actors applying for roles.
Despite Antigone being written in 400 b.c by Sophocles, Tanner adapted the play to what we know as our modern world Politics– both within the USA and on a global scale. “Antigone is a story that has always struck a chord with me. It was the first theatre production I was ever involved in and in the years since my love and fascination with the play never wavered. How does a story written in 400 bc continually prove prescient and relevant to the times? With this question in mind, I set out to explore this story, written over 2,000 years ago, through the lens of today.”
“Through the story of this pioneering heroine, we’re able to dive headfirst into the themes of morality, law, justice, and power. And in a modern world where abuse of power is global and systemic, compromise is viewed as a sign of weakness, women are treated like second-class citizens (if that), and experts are met with contempt, Antigone proves, once again, a prescient warning for our current times and those that lie ahead.”
– Tanner Maroney, Director
In this performance, Tanner has cast five talented actors to play nine different roles, most of them rotating between personas. Our cast features Kelly Fairbrother as Antigone; Heinley Gaspard as Creon; Carter Horton as Chorus, Tiresias, and Guard; McKenna Parsons as Ismene and Chorus; and Jaime Dufault as Chorus and Haemon.
Don't miss our limited run of Antigone
Only this weekend –
April 12, 13 and 14, 2018