(l to r) Kristen Brody as Antigone, Claire D’Angelo as Ismene; photo by Ryan Prado Photography
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 8, 2016
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: BECCA C. KIDWELL
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Swiftly Tilting Theatre’s Modern Antigone Adaptation Questions Roman Catholic Law
Long Island City, NY – July 7-17, 2016, Swiftly Tilting Theatre Project, Inc. challenges Catholic dogma by setting Sophocles’ classic play Antigone in the modern-day countryside, currently in previews and opening July 9, 2016.
Ms. Kidwell’s adaptation uses the burial restrictions of a heretic as a springboard for Sophocles’ classic tragedy to unfurl. Antigone refuses to allow her brother to be buried without ceremony and defies the Catholic Church’s edict decreed upon Polyneices. Continue Reading
photos by Ryan Prado Photography
The script of Antigone is available for purchase on Amazon in paperback & for the Kindle.
Please contact Becca Kidwell at swiftlytiltingtheatre AT gmail DOT com
The script will also be available for purchase the days of the show at The Secret Theatre.
A modern adaptation of this classic Greek tragedy. Continue Reading
Brent Winzek as Creon & Kristen Brody as Antigone
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 22, 2016
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: BECCA C. KIDWELL
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Classic Greek Tragedy, Antigone, Transplanted To An Irish Catholic Backdrop For Limited Run Starting July 8th At The Secret Theatre
Long Island City, NY – July 7-17, 2016,
Swiftly Tilting Theatre Project, Inc. presents a modern adaptation of ANTIGONE by Sophocles, set in the Irish countryside, adapted and directed by Becca C. Kidwell at The Secret Theatre.
Ms. Kidwell’s modern adaptation travels to Ireland where Antigone’s brother Polyneices is denied burial based on Creon’s interpretation of Roman Catholic law. Antigone is determined that her brother’s passing will be celebrated with dignity despite the consequences for herself. Modern language and Biblical text dare the characters and audience to balance love, mercy, justice, honor, and truth. Continue Reading
I’ve been working in film and television production since I graduated from college, but acting has always been my first love. The last show I was in was Picasso at the Lapin Agile with the Sackett Group at the Brooklyn Music Academy.
1. 5 favorite actors: Jean Gabin, Richard Burton, Julianne Moore, Jean Claude Van Damme, Bryan Cranston
2. My dream role: Hamlet. In him, the human and the mythic find expression in a totally modern and complete psychology. He is the dutiful son, the false lover, the avenging hero and the guilty murderer. He is poet, philosopher and man of action. He is trickster, and fire starter, creating chaos in search of meaning.
3. Something you’re really bad at: I’m bad at sports, but I’m a good swimmer.
4. What superpower would you want: If asked to choose between flight and invisibility, I would choose invisibility. If I could have any power though, It would be teleportation, because that would allow you to travel through space and time.
5. What is your quest: In the words of Viktor Frankl: “Man’s search for meaning is the primary motivation in his life… we can discover this meaning in life in three different ways (i) by creating a work or doing a deed; (ii) by experiencing something or encountering someone; (iii) by the attitude we take toward unavoidable suffering.”
Claire D’Angelo just graduated from the 2-year conservatory program at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She is so overjoyed and grateful that in her first job she gets to play a 60 year old women. She would like to thank her grandmother as inspiration and all of the old ladies she followed in the park for research.
1. Nickname: Sham (short for shampoo, because my hair always smells like shampoo!)
2. Hometown: Pebble Beach, California
3. Zodiac Sign: Virgo
4. Main people who inspired you when you were growing up: My sisters
5. Siblings: I am the baby of the family and have two older sisters
6. Dream role: To die in a very dramatic teen Lifetime movie
7. Last book you read: All the Light You Cannot See
8. Career you would want if you couldn’t perform: Writer
9. Something you are really bad at: Giving people massages
Becca C. Kidwell
Bio: Becca has directed Swiftly Tilting Theatre Project’s productions: Radiance, The Passion of Marie Curie, Priscilla Dreams The Answer (staged reading), Don’t Speak Cabaret Benefit; she has most recently performed in her own cabaret production: Oh Fudge! I’m Forty! at the Metropolitan Room. She would like to be a zen master when she grows up.
- Hometown: Piscataway, NJ
- Zodiac Sign: Taurus
- Pets: 2 Cats – Frodo & Viola
- Top 5 Movies: American Beauty, Shine, Elizabeth, The Shawshank Redemption, The Force Awakens
- Dream Role: Lily in The Secret Garden (musical)
- Last Book I Read: Fat Girl Walking by Brittany Gibbons
- First Musical I Ever Saw: Annie on Broadway
- What Superhero Would I Be: Black Widow or Batgirl
Bio: A Few Of My Past Credits include Little Mac Little Mac You’re The Very Man, Diva, Beckett in Benghazi, Evil Dead The Musical, Pirates of Penzance, A View From a Bridge, and Antigone. Thank you to my mom for helping me to believe in myself. Thank you to Alan for being the calming factor in my chaotic world. I would like to thank Rebecca for such a wonderful opportunity, as well as the cast and crew for being so awesome!!!
2.Hometown: Hamtramck, Michigan
3.Zodiac Sign: Aires
4. Main People Who Inspired You Growing Up: My Mother and Uncle Johnny Continue Reading
Bio: Jessica is super excited to be a part of this cast. Regional credits include Rent (Maureen Johnson), Once on this Island (Asaka), Producers (Ensemble), and Hairspray (Ensemble) with Flat Rock Playhouse. Some other favorite roles include Janet Van De Graaff in The Drowsy Chaperone, Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls, The Ghost of Christmas Past in a Christmas Carol, and Meg Magrath in Crimes of the Heart. She would like to thank her family and friends for their ongoing support and sends them lots of love!
Q & A:
1. Nickname: Jess, JThreet
2. Hometown: Huntsville, AL
3. Zodiac sign: Aries
4. People who inspired you growing up: My parents, siblings, and family in general; my teachers in voice, acting, and dance; Julie Andrews, Judy Garland, Angela Lansbury, Disney Princesses and basically anything released by the company… Continue Reading
Bio: Originally from northern Virginia, I feel in love with New York when I was 13 and came to see my first Broadway musical (super original, it was The Phantom of the Opera). So grateful to actually get to live here now! I love traveling, going to see new shows, can’t live without music, and am obsessed with cheese and champagne.
- Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
- Siblings: One twin brother, Austin
- Dream Roles: Rachel in Sarah Treem’s The How and the Why, Hero in Much Ado About Nothing, Blanche in Streetcar Named Desire, Hannah in Night of the Iguana, any Jane Austen heroine
- Pets: Hoping to get a dog sometime in the near future!
- Top 5 Movies: (not in any particular order) Gone with the Wind, My Cousin Vinny, The Holiday, Midnight in Paris, An Education