Audrey Lang | Breakout Session
About this session: This session is about Kathleen's collaboration with Theatre Wallay, Islamabad, entitled "On Common Ground" - an original theatre piece, exploring the effect of violence on public space. It was created in Islamabad, Pakistan and then toured to Artists Repertory Theatre (Portland, OR) and The Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Two actors from the company then spent three weeks at Ithaca College working with students, who created additional material on the theme from a U.S. perspective. The final stage of the project, currently underway, is a five-city tour of Pakistan. The team, comprised of three U.S. theatre artists and the Theatre Wallay company, received a $347,000 grant for "On Common Ground". Kathleen will speak about the various stages of the project, and three of her students from the Ithaca College residency will perform their original pieces.
Audrey Lang is a junior theatre studies major at Ithaca College. Her full-length play You Have To Promisepremiered in a staged reading in New York City this summer, following two prior workshops and two ten-minute plays. Her ten-minute play a/in/the/of was the winner of The Theater Collective’s Sugartown Shorts in June. She is an alumna of MCC Theater Youth Company’s Playwriting Lab; her musical Hotel and play Dear Anna were performed in MCC’s FreshPlay Festivals in 2015 and 2016. Audrey was a 2017 resident at SPACE on Ryder Farm in a playwriting mentorship program facilitated by MCC. As an actor, Audrey’s work includes the short film Summer, written and directed by Pearl Gluck, which premiered in January 2018 and most recently won Best Drama Film at the Cindependent Film Festival. In addition to contributing writing for On Common Ground at Ithaca College, Audrey also served as the stage manager.