Dear Friends + Collaborators,
Two months ago, I was invited by Director Isaac Klein to a reading of a beautiful new play: THE GIANTS, PARTS ONE & TWO, by Matthew Jellison. This outstanding new work was part of Fresh Ground Pepper's PlayGround Reading Festival at Cloud City in Brooklyn. It took but a few lines for me to fall madly love with Jellison’s work, and I quickly began talks with Matthew and Isaac to produce THE GIANTS, PARTS ONE & TWO.
I'm writing you today to invite you to come see the show, which I am proud to be the first to produce at our intimate Chelsea venue, Loft227. Our extraordinary team has worked day and night to breathe THE GIANTS to life, bringing it more near and dear to my heart as we approach opening night.
I hope you will join me in experiencing this lovely work of art!
THE GIANTS will be performed on:
All performances are at 8PM at Loft227 (227 W. 29th Street, 4th Floor)
For tickets, please visit: https://thegiants.splashthat.com.
In Matthew's words, the giants is about "A skyscraper to the stars, the lovers who live there, and the giant who shows up one day to knock it down.” Isn't that how it always feels? This delicate work holds up a mirror to the lives we live, how we love the people we love, and opens our mind’s eye to the forces we cannot see or explain.
Matthew’s play is a very special work, and we’re presenting PARTS ONE & TWO of THE GIANTS for this run. While the two parts come together to form a full and cohesive evening, Matthew plans to continue writing more parts, so these two will ultimately be the first two parts of a larger series.
Matthew will also be performing in the show as part of our stellar cast, alongside Ava Eisenson, Ashley Austin Morris, and Allan K. Washington. Our behind-the-scenes dream team includes Steven Royal, David Litman, Brad Peterson, Derek Knoderer, Heather McDevitt Barton, Joe Isenberg, Corinne Brenner, and Anna Rooney.
Giving life to a show of this magnitude is at the core of our mission here at Loft227, where we are ever-evolving our new model for the theater. THE GIANTS has transformed the very face of our space from the inside out, and I am so excited to share it with you.
All the best,
This is an Equity Approved Showcase.
*These Actors are appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.