Duncan Sheik
(© David Gordon)
Duncan Sheik
(© David Gordon)
The Woodshed Collective has announced that its world premiere production of The Tenant will be presented free to the public at West-Park Presbyterian Church, August 10-September 17, with an opening on August 24. Teddy Bergman and Stephen Brackett will direct the production.

As previously reported, Tony and Grammy Award winner Duncan Sheik will contribute to the score, which also features music by David Van Tieghem.

The play is set in Paris and inspired by Roland Torpor's book, which was adapted into a film by Roman Polanski. In it, Monsieur Trelkovsky rents a room recently vacated by a woman who fell from her window, and soon finds his world changing in bizarre ways. Haunted by images of the previous Tenant's apparent suicide and terrorized by his new neighbors, Trelkovsky begins a slow descent into paranoia and delirium.

Staged and installed by Woodshed Collective over five building stories in the historic West Park Presbyterian Church parish house, The Tenant features a script by Bekah Brunstetter, Sarah Burgess, Paul Cohen, Dylan Dawson, Steven Levenson, and Tommy Smith with production dramaturgy by Stephen Squibb. Each playwright has written the story of a separate denizen of this Parisian tenement, and collaborated with Woodshed Collective to create a living building.

The cast will include Rob Askins, Juliette Cohen, Dan Cozzens, Michael Patrick Crane, Aaron Dias, Evan Enderle, Erin Felgar, Mary Jane Gibson, Stephen Graybill, Judith Greentree, Vanina Kondova, Jocelyn Kuritsky, Maren Langdon, Roger Lirtsman, Malcom Madera, Maria McConville, Melissa Miller, Michael Piazza, Lynne Rosenberg, Caitlin McDonough Thayer, Ian Unterman, Molly Ward, and Travis York.

Production design will be by Gabriel Hainer Evansohn; costume design is by Jessica Pabst; lighting design is by Carl Faber; sound design is by Brandon Walcott; and video design is by Josh Higgason, Alex Koch, Dave Tennet, and Kate Freer.

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