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Life and Trust, New Immersive Show From Sleep No More Producers, in Previews Now

The mysterious immersive production is playing in the Financial District.

Parker Murphy in Life And Trust. Photo by Stephanie Crousillat
Parker Murphy in Life and Trust
(© Stephanie Crousillat)

Life and Trust, a mysterious new production from Emursive, the producing team behind Sleep No More, has its world premiere this summer at Conwell Tower, located at 69 Beaver Street in New York’s Financial District. Performances have already begun in advance of an August 1 opening.

Written by Jon Roson, directed by Teddy Bergman, and featuring experience direction and scenic design by Gabriel Hainer Evansohn, Life and Trust is a riff on the Faustian legend set on the eve of the Great Crash, where audiences roam through a site-specific skyscraper that also serves as home to Conwell Coffee Hall. Directed and choreographed by Jeff Kuperman and RIck Kuperman, the production has creative casting and movement direction by Stefanie Batten Bland, and co-choreography and associate direction by Kristen Carcone, Lauren Yalango-Grant, Christopher Cree, and Emily Terndrup.

On the creative team are Emilio Sosa (costume designer), J. Jared Janas (hair and makeup designer), Jeanette Yew (lighting designer), Ray Sun (video designer), Taylor Bense (music director and composer), Owen Belton (music composer),  Brendan Aanes, Michael Kiley, Nick Kourtides (sound designer), Greg Hanson (sound and show control systems designer), Grace Laubacher (scenic designer), Jessie Flynn (details designer and art director), Lorenzo Pisoni (magic designer), Alicia Rodis (intimacy director), and Ann James (sensitivity specialist).

The company of more than 40 includes Bria Bacon, Tony Bordonaro, Sophie Bortolussi, Nathaniel Buchsbaum, Marc J Cardarelli, Aaron Dalla Villa, Tiffany Violet De Alba, Charles-Alexis Desgagnés, Mia DiLena, Brendan Duggan, Zachary Eisenstat, Raymond Ejiofor, Kim Fischer, Jennifer Florentino, Reshma Gajjar, Douglas J Gillespie, Annie Grove, Alonso Guzman, Dorchel Haqq, Casey Bronwyn Howes, Karl Kenzler, Heather Lang, Majella Bess Loughran, Jodi McFadden, Nando Morland, Parker Murphy, Kevin M Pajarillaga, Marla Phelan, Randolph Curtis Rand, Luca Renzi, Gabriella Sibeko, Tori Sparks, Brandin Steffensen, Derek Tabada, Tony Torn, Mike Tyus, Robert Vail, Ryan VanCompernolle, Jacob Michael Warren, Maleek M Washington, and Madeline Wright.

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