in association with
AFO SOLO COLLECTIVE
a one'woman show with songs
Inspired by Samantha Power’s The Education of an Idealist.
WRITTEN BY MATTHEW PAUL OLMOS
MUSIC BY APRIL DAWN GUTHRIE
PERFORMED BY ELIZABETH RAMOS
GUITAR ACCOMPANIMENT BY LIZ HOGG
DIRECTED BY ANNE DEMELO
November 13, 2022 | 3:00PM
312 W 36th St, NYC
The Un'Admiring was developed in part by the Geffen Playhouse’s Writers Room.
AFO Solo Collective (SoCo) nurtures the development of mid-career solo artists and their audiences through cross-disciplinary exchange, peer-driven workshops, and panel discussions. SoCo was conceived in response to the lack of resources available to solo artists to develop their work. outside of a commercial and result-oriented workspace. It was created to provide a forum where pieces at all different stages of development could be nurtured and then shared publicly with a supportive audience of peers and collaborators. Projects are incubated during the calendar year with a two-week focus on each project that results in a free public performance. No piece is promised a production with AFO in the future, and no team of artists will be asked to give AFO the right of first refusal.
Artistic Director & Founder Michael Wolk
Executive & Producing Director Nicholas A. Cotz
Business Affairs Manager Benjamin Branfman
Social Media & Marketing Manager Megan Murphy
@afotheater | afo.nyc
MATTHEW PAUL OLMOS (Playwright). Three-time Sundance Institute Fellowship/Residency recipient, Humana Festival playwright, Ojai Playwrights Conference playwright, New Dramatists Resident, Arizona Theatre Company's National Latinx Awardee, Center Theatre Group playwright, Geffen Writers Room playwright, Oregon Shakespeare Festival Black Swan playwright, Princess Grace Awardee, Repertorio Español Nuestra Voces awardee, La MaMa's Ellen Stewart Awardee (selected by Sam Shepard). Mentored by Ruth Maleczech (Mabou Mines/SUITE); Taylor Mac (Cherry Lane Mentor Project). Former fellow/resident at Baryshnikov Arts Center, INTAR, Latinx Theatre Commons, New York Theatre Workshop, Primary Stages; Ensemble Studio Theater lifetime member; proud Kilroys nominator. His work has been presented nationally, internationally, is published, and taught in university. matthewpaulolmos.com
Elizabeth Ramos (Vera). Off-Broadway: NLTP, Primary Stages, Sheen Center, Classic Stage Company, Cherry Lane Theatre, INTAR, Tribeca PAC. Regional: O’Neill Center, Dallas Theatre Center, Long Wharf, Pioneer Theatre Company, Two River Theatre, Gulfshore Playhouse, TheatreWorks. TV/Film: Law & Order:SVU, and the female led award-winning feature film, STAG. Training: Actors Theatre of Louisville, BFA from CSU Fullerton.
April Dawn Guthrie (Music). April is a composer/cellist/vocalist and Cherokee Nation citizen originally from Kansas City. Through performing and recording cello she has worked with Björk, The Industry, WildUp, Angel Olsen, Amanda Palmer, Blue Planet II, BBC's Big Cats, the Alan Parsons Project and more. Guthrie’s creative practice strives to highlight injustices, and pay homage to dissenters. In 2019 her music in collaboration with Matthew Paul Olmos for so go the ghosts of méxico won Best Original Music/Songs of 2019 by Theatre Jones. Her most recent commission was from Boston Court Theatre in LA, which was a percussion, viola, cello trio ("rematriation of...") that celebrates the LandBack movement. She is currently finishing a chamber suite focusing on influential women in American history.
Meghan Finn & The Tank, Emily Morse & New Dramatists, Isaac Byrne & Theatre 4the People Barn Residency.
MEGHAN FINN, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
MOLLY FITZMAURICE, MANAGING PRODUCER
JOHNNY LLOYD, DIRECTOR OF ARTISTIC DEVELOPMENT
MIRANDA DAHL, TECHNICAL MANAGER
CONNOR SCULLY, MARKETING AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT MANAGER
HANNA YURFEST, CREATIVE PRODUCING FELLOW
EMMA RICHMOND, PRODUCING FELLOW
EMMA SCHILLAGE, MILES LATHAM, VIVIAN ZHANG, INTERNS
MATT ROSS PR, PRESS RELATIONS
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TANK BOARD Justin Krebs (President), Anthony Sunga (Secretary), Patrick Rousseau (Treasurer), Jenn de la Vega, Eric Krebs, JJ Lind, Josh Luxenberg, Tiffany Rea-Fisher, Jill Rousseau, Rachel Schweitzer
TANK ADVISORY BOARD Wesley Chow, Emma McMullin, Gregory Rae, Rachel Schweitzer, Claire Silberman, Alex Timbers
2022 TANK INSTITUTIONAL FUNDERS
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
The Tank’s programming is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
CyberTank programming is made possible by the NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund and The New York Community Trust.
Additional Rehearsal Space pre-COVID-19 made possible by the A.R.T./New York Creative Space Grant –supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The Howard Gilman Foundation | The Shubert Foundation | Indie Theater Fund | The Jim Henson Foundation | Off-Broadway Greening Grant | The Puppet Slam Network | City Council Member Ben Kallos | The Mental Insight Foundation | The John Golden Fund, The New York Theater Program supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation