THE AMISH PROJECT

TheNorthPoolPoster

By Jessica Dickey
Directed by David Connelly

November 10 - December 4

On October 2, 2006, a gunman walked into a one-room Amish school house in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania and opened fire. In the wake of this tragedy, playwright Jessica Dickey explores forgiveness in the shadow of violence and loss. With gentle ferocity, ITP ensemble member Sarah Gise portrays seven characters in a performance that explores forgiveness, joy, and hope in the face of tragedy.

Jessica Dickey is best known for The Amish Project, which premiered at the New York Fringe before opening at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater.  The Amish Project has gone on to be produced around the country and the world, including American Theater Company in Chicago, the City Theatre in Pittsburgh, Mo’Olelo in San Diego, Milwaukee Rep and New Rep, and most recently at the Guthrie. 

The Artists

CAST

Sarah Gise
 

PRODUCTION TEAM

Christopher Aaron Knarr house and social media manager
David Rosenberg press relations
Zoë Verdin creative design

 

Cast AND PRODUCTION TEAM Bios

DAVID CONNELLY, Director
David Connelly has worked professionally as an actor, director, producer, playwright, composer and teacher. He has performed on Broadway, at the Festival of Perth, Australia, with Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Goodman Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Utah Shakespearean Festival and San Antonio Public Theatre. David has performed for AtticRep in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (2012 and 2014), American BuffaloBlackbird and Back of the Throat. He directed True West for the company in both 2008 and 2015. David teaches acting at San Antonio's North East School of the Arts (NESA), where he also directs much of the main stage season. In 2014, The Hollywood Reporter listed NESA eighth among the nation’s top ten high schools for “launchpads for teenage talent.” 

CHRISTOPHER AARON KNARR, House and Social Media Manager
Originally from South Bend, Indiana, and relocated to beautiful Chicago, he graduated from Indiana University with a B.A. in Theatre & Drama, and studied abroad with The Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, Ireland. Recent credits include Interrobang Theatre Project's productions of season six's Katrina: Mother-in-Law of 'Em AllRecent Tragic Events, and The North Pool as House Manager, Marketing, and Social Media. He was House Manager for the fifth season's Owners and Really Really, and was also part of past season productions of Orange Flower Water as a Production Assistant, and TerminusThe Pitchfork Disney, and Ibsen is Dead as Assistant Stage Manager.

DAVID ROSENBERG, Press Relations

ZOE VERDIN, Website & Creative Design
Zoë provides creative direction for all ITP print and digital marketing, while working as a freelance graphic designer and practitioner of Thai bodywork and trigger point therapy. Zoë has also worked as scenic designer/carpenter, costume designer and muralist on all main stage productions at Polaris Charter Academy since 2011. Her most recent designs include costumes and backdrop for the Academy’s Wiley and the Hairy Man and publicity for Interrobang’s Season Six: Unnatural Disasters. Zoë has a BA in Studio Art from Carleton College, with concentrations in ceramics and photography. Zoë is delighted to be collaborating with Social Media Marketing Guru, Christopher Knarr on publicity for Season Seven’s Flesh & Blood series, and with Ed Anderson on ITP's new website.