THe Essential Ella maythorne

A new play by Anna Baryshnikov
Co-Directed by Jae Kim and Brandon Powers
Choreography by Brandon Powers
Set Design by Emmie Finckel
Light Design by Jason Fok
Sound Design by Miles Polaski
Projection Design by Sang Min Chae

1 in 5 women on college campuses report being sexually assaulted. But how many of those names do we know? Enter Ella Maythorne, your average spirited freshman girl, whose Halloween at a frat party goes terribly wrong. When the school and the police both refuse to fight for her, Ella decides to take matters into her own iPhone 6, launching a full-on social media campaign against her rapist. She is now the face of a movement, the poster child of campus rape, an activist for the Instagram era, and a celebrity in her own right - but where does she go from there? Featuring a darkly hilarious script by Anna Baryshnikov and old-school tunes from Britney Spears guiding us through the heroine's triumph and turmoil, THE ESSENTIAL ELLA MAYTHORNE, explores just how far a young woman has to go to be heard.

One Night Engagement at Dixon Place (161 Chrystie St)
February 19th, 2016 at 10pm

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Photo credit: Mitchel Murdock