“GIRLS WHO WALKED ON GLASS”
WILL BE RETURNING SOON!
In 2020 we postponed our NYC production of “GIRLS WHO WALKED ON GLASS” due to COVID….
A new production unit is being formed and, as COVID recedes, this critically acclaimed, walk-through immersive experience will finally get on the boards at Alchemical Studios in New York City in Spring 2022.
The health and safety of our audience, artists, and staff is of utmost importance. So we will follow state safety and health guidelines as long as needed. But it’s time for in-person theater again in New York City!
SCOTCH AND MADNESS
Directed by TATIANA GELFAND
Written by TATIANA GELFAND & PAUL JENSEN
Dramaturgy, Gordon Farrell, Samantha Merchant
A RED PRODUCTIONS CO-PRODUCTION WITH ALLEYWAY THEATRE
Premiered February 20th, 2020
The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew which consists of only Fred. But this Christmas, he’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One big secret that’s been hiding is about to explode on the scene. Imagine what its like to be alone yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!
“Sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking… Scotch and Madness is an entertaining foray into one ordinary man’s complex and tormented mind… that will make you wonder what’s going on in the mind of the person sitting next to you in the theater or at the next table in the restaurant…”
– Ann Marie Cusella, Buffalo Vibe
“In the story’s graceful movement through space and time, or its fluctuations between consciousness and unconsciousness… the play’s freewheeling game of association is not immediately apparent to the audience. The layers of communication and thwarted communication in the play are intriguing…
Through [a] Japanese ritual, intended to bestow blessings on an entire community, Fred learns that it is not the individual events of his life that are most important. It is not the stops along the way that matter most. What matters is the journey itself as we travel to the top of life’s metaphoric hill.
Three out of four stars!”
– Anthony Chase, Buffalo News
“At a certain point reality seems to just slip away… becom[ing] more and more bizarre… [in] the workings of this rather sophisticated play…”
– Theater Talk on WBFO Radio
“Compelling! An excellent cast [and] memorable characters!”
– Peter Hall, Buffalo Rising Magazine
GIRLS WHO WALKED ON GLASS
An immersive theater experience
written by Gordon Farrell
with contributing authors Mollie Heckerling, Tatiana Gelfand, and Lucy A. Robbins
“Girls Who Walked on Glass” is based on real stories from young women of different backgrounds, making difficult and controversial choices in order to survive the minefield of modern society — some swept away by choices we may not agree with, and some who will triumph despite the pain of their journey.
“A rare, immersive theater event! An intriguing theatrical treat! Serious theatergoers will not want to miss this exceptional event.”
– Anthony Chase, Buffalo News
“Broadway playwright Gordon Farrell creates a new maze of storytelling, where the audience literally walks along the journey with these women as they cope with life’s unpredictable, jagged edges.
– Jackie Jonmaire, BuffaloPlace.com
“Truly an immersive experience and a unique one! Very engaging, well written, and well-acted!”
– Ann Marie Cusella, Buffalo Vibe Online
“A work of art… immersive, intense, and in your face. [Girls Who Walked On Glass is] a play that will stay with you… something special that, with the track record of the playwright, has every chance of international success. Unforgettable!”
– Peter Hall, Buffalo Rising Magazine
THE RED ANTHOLOGY project:
IN THE RED ROOM EVERY WOMAN/DANCES FOR SOMEONE
Ten years ago, our company initiated a project to locate and bring to the stage true stories from women, remarkable stories given to us by those who lived them — life stories, personal stories, breakthrough stories. Giving women the opportunity to tell the world who they are, and where they come from, continues to be part of the central mission of Red Productions…
Directed by TATIANA GELFAND and TAWNY FOSKETT
Adapted to the stage by GORDON FARRELL
Additonal Direction, MORGAN LENNON
Dramaturg, ARIELLE PARKAS
HERE’S WHAT THE NEW YORK THEATER COMMUNITY HAD TO SAY:
” ‘In The Red Room: Every Woman/Dances For Someone’ starts off with an invitation. It is a cordial summoning, calmly echoed by a chorus of eight women circling the stage in a provocative, dance-like manner. Like sirens, the women snare us almost immediately, but we stay in their world, ironically, because they appear to offer escape. The play, written by Gordon Farrell, tells the true stories of eight women whom he has known throughout his life. Each story’s speaker commands full attention as she shares her secrets. Stories of heartbreak, helplessness and crises of faith intertwine to form a cycle of self-discovery and reinvention. The stage is bare except for two movable boxes and eight chairs. As each character speaks, the rest of the characters sit and watch attentively, at times even laughing and reacting along with the audience. Together, they create an atmosphere of vulnerability and honesty, a space of healing for all to see.”
– Julia Pugachevsky, Washington Square News
“This rare play is a theater of no illusions. The Red Anthology is a
revelatory piece about real people telling real stories in an intimate
setting. Gordon Farrell has created a unique collection of astonishing
– Arina Vikdorchik, New York City Event Coordinator
“The Red Anthology brings the stories of real women to the
stage. By taking multiple stories and crafting them into one cohesive
vision, this play doesn’t just look at women’s problems, it hunts them
down and stares them in the face. It encourages us to re-examine the
way women are to be treated, touched and talked about. In a city that
believes feminism reigns victorious, we are being shown that perhaps
this ideology hasn’t trickled down to the working class just yet. The
Red Anthology discusses the private pains of real women in a way that
honors them and allows their stories to change the world.”
– Arielle T. Parkas, founder, Tent Peg Theater Productions
“Gordon Farrell has taken the phrase ‘everyone has a story tell literally’ in his new play, ‘In The Red Room: Every Woman/Dances For Someone.’ The most shocking thing about the play is the slow realization that the characters tales were not the author’s fictional creation, but true stories from real women; this is where the show finds its power. The production is deceptively simple; the set is marked in tape, the women’s costumes are a study of black and red, with the only adornment a set of wooden boxes. I was moved.”
– Tricia Couture, Cheap Chick In The City at blogspot.com
The color of defiance
The color of strip clubs and crosses on ambulances
The color of blood hanging in plasma bags
Of courage and solidarity
Of neon signs in liquor stores
The color of a rare moon that is
Unafraid to be considered dangerous
True stories from men and women redefining romance.
By Gordon Farrell
Directed by Tatiana Gelfand
Presented in the Upstairs Cabaret at People Lounge, NYC
Gayle Robbins, James Kloiber, Tawny Foskett,
Faith Roberson, Jamie Gerardi
A new play created from the true stories of young women who made dangerous choices.
Directed by Arielle Parkas,
and Gordon Farrell
Presented in the Upstairs Cabaret at People Lounge
163 Allen Street