a world premiere
by Crystal Skillman
June 7 - 22, 2019 at The Tank
OPEN is a magic act that reveals itself to be a resurrection. A woman called The Magician presents a myriad of tricks for our entertainment, yet her performance seems to be attempting the impossible—to save the life of her partner, Jenny. But is our faith in her illusions enough to rewrite the past? The clock is ticking, the show must go on, and as impossible as it may seem, this Magician’s act may be our last hope against a world filled with intolerance and hate.
Written by Crystal Skillman
Directed by Jessi D. Hill
Performed by Megan Hill*
* Member of Actors' Equity Association / Equity Approved Showcase
Production Stage Manager Sydney Golden*
Lighting & Scenic Design by Sarah Johnston
Sound Design by Emma Wilk
Costume Design by Becky Bodurtha
Assistant Director Chelsey Smith
Production Supervisor Donghyuk Chang
312 West 36th Street, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10018
"Besides its intrinsic worth, Open should bring more attention to a pair
[Crystal Skillman & Megan Hill]
of downtown’s most bracing talents."
- The New York Times
OPEN is available for purchase from Dramatists Play Service.
AFO is thrilled to launch our new Open Dialogue series.
Please join us for post-show panel discussions after these performances:
Thursday, June 13 - Writing Magic
Crystal Skillman, playwright • Gina Femia, playwright • Mathew Paul Olmos, playwright •
Winter Miller, playwright • Aaron Colman, playwright
Thursday, June 20 - Performing Magic
Megan Hill, actor • Brandon Williams, magician • Rachel Wax, magician
Friday, June 21 (after the 4PM show) - Representation on Stage
Jessi D. Hill, director • Maybe Burke, actor, writer, human rights advocate • Crystal Skillman, playwright
Tanya Everett, playwright • Margaret Baughman, Honest Accomplice Theatre Dramaturg