Ensemble Atria's "Frame 313" was performed at the June Havoc Theatre in the 2014 Midtown International Theatre Festival. Victoria Rae Sook, founder of  Ensemble Atria, was awarded "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Full Length Play" for performance as Sylvia.

 

Summary of the show:

Wrapped up in the reels and documents of the Kennedy assassination, Mark, a prodigious pianist, is frozen in a frame saturated by the past. His future is out of focus until Sylvia enters the picture. Can Sylvia’s love strike the right chord and move Mark past Frame 313?

 

Cast for the 2014 MITF production was as follows:

 

Mark Lifton- Colin Friend

Sylvia Ford- Victoria Rae Sook

Ed Meagher- Troy Peckham

Megan Payne- Nicole Intravia

Anthony Prospero- Frank Anderson

Voice from Columbia- Sean Ricciardi

Past Productions

 

Ensemble Atria's "Drowning Ophelia" played in New York City in April 25th, 2016, at the DeSotelle Studio Theatre in Midtown. It was subsequently co-produced with Eager Risk Theater Company at the Iron Factory Theatre in Philadelphia in September of 2016. 

Photograph by Jake Dana Stevens

     Envoy 

By Belinda Bremner

was produced by Ensemble Atria and Christopher Tefft as part of the 2013 Midtown International Theatre Festival

 

Laura Duncombe, Envoy's set designer (and Board Member)  won the Award for Best Scenic Design in the Festival

 

The press release: 

Ensemble Atria, Christopher Tefft, and the Midtown International Theatre Festival present Envoy by Belinda Bremner beginning July 17th at the Main Stage Theatre in the Abingdon Theatre Complex.

 

Directed by Victoria Rae Sook, performances will continue through August 4th.

 

The Envoy cast includes Actors' Equity Members Alicia Dawn Bullen and Victoria Rae Sook. Also featured in this drama are Dianna Blaylock, Ashley Farley, Colin Friend, Carl Zurhorst, Camara McLaughlin, Courtney Pruden, Siddiq Saunderson, JD Scalzo, Rebecca Vineyard, and Brandon A. Wright. In this captivating drama, a dozen college students traveling internationally with a Peace Corps–like organization are kidnapped and held captive by native terrorists. The hostages divide and unite among themselves as fear and hope battle within their ranks. Let their voices reach your heart and open your mind.

 

Ensemble Atria is a brand new theatre company that is dedicated to creating art that inspires the heart.  Ensemble Atria Performing Arts, Inc. is a 501C3 non-profit organization. Ensemble Atria is happy to announce a budding collaborative relationship with The Music Building in Times Square rehearsal facility (www.MusicBuilding.com



More info on the Midtown Festival:

http://www.midtownfestival.org/



Photograph by Jake Dana Stevens

Ensemble Atria Hosts a
Spook-Tacular Open Mic Night

Ensemble Atria hosts a Halloween open mic night. Come in costume, ready to perform or observe as your character. Come celebrate Halloween and the start of our new season with us! 

 

October 31st, 2013    9pm   $5 Cover

Two Drink Minimum

The Underground Lounge

955 W End Ave, New York, NY 10025

Backseat of the Lincoln

by Bill Zeffiro

Directed by Peter Napolitano

November 19th, 2013  8pm    $10 Suggested Donation   

Two Drink Minimum

The Underground Lounge 

955 W End Ave, New York, NY 10025

 

Featuring:

 

Mark Lifton- Brendan Sokler

Sylvia Ford- Victoria Rae Sook*

Ed Meagher- Colin Friend*

Megan Payne- Dianna Blaylock*

Anthony Prospero- Bill Zeffiro

Stage Directions- Camara McLaughlin* 

 

*denotes Ensemble Atria Company Member

 

Drowning Ophelia

by Rachel Strayer

Directed by Amina Camille

December 3rd, 2013  8pm    $10 Suggested Donation   

Two Drink Minimum

The Underground Lounge 

955 W End Ave, New York, NY 10025

 

Featuring: 

 

Jane- Rebecca Vineyard*

Ophelia- Victoria Rae Sook*

Adam- Colin Friend*

Edmund- JD Scalzo*

Female Voice/ Voice- Dianna Blaylock*

Stage Directions- Coya Pruden*

 

*denotes Ensemble Atria company member

In 2013, Ensemble Atria presented a series of new works as Staged Readings at the West End Lounge (Formerly "The Underground Lounge". Playwrights and actors may submit to participate in future projects at EnsembleAtria@gmail.com

Snowhead Junction

by Dan Kinch

Directed By Victoria Rae Sook*

November 5th   8pm    $10 Suggested Donation   

Two Drink Minimum

The Underground Lounge 

955 W End Ave, New York, NY 10025

 

Featuring:


JD Scalzo*- Dean, A young homeless man with unfashionably short hair

 

Amina Camille- Carol, A sweet young girl

 

Josh Wagner- Anton, A drug dealer—intense and rangy and coked-out

 

Colin Friend*- Davey, A line-chef at a French Restaurant putting in part-time hours in drug trade

 

Camara McLaughlin*- Lydia, A beautiful young woman enamored of Davey

 

Coya Pruden*- Gena, A restaurant co-worker of Davey’s, having major relationship problems

 

Mark Ryan Anderson- Roger, A burned-out Vietnam era Navy vet marking time by waiting tables at the same restaurant Davey and Gena work at

 

Stage Directions- Dianna Blaylock*

 

Swing-Mark Ryan Anderson

 

* denotes an Ensemble Atria company member

 

Artists in Collaboration for Envoy

Belinda Bremner, Playwright of "Envoy"

 

Belinda Bremner (EA's current playwright) is the author of the Kennedy Center Prize winning Mrs. Coney, Re: Joyce, SS Esperanza, Fable Settings, Faire  Playe, Scatter The Proud, and Midwinter's Tales.A Joesph Jefferson winner and proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA, she founded ShawChicago and was a founding member of the Body Politic Ensemble and has worked as both actor and director with such theatres as the Goodman, Court, Northlight, St. Nicholas, and Festival Theatre as well as in films and television. The first woman graduate of Kenyon College, she taught for over 20 years at the Theatre Conservatory of the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.

Envoy was written for a group of students at CCPA. It was later produced professionally in Chicago and as well as at University of the Arts in Philadelphia.