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Post-Show Talkback and Afro Flow Yoga Session following the 4pm performance of The World Premiere of Eco Village by Phoebe Nir

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Post-Show Talkback and Afro Flow Yoga Session following the 4pm performance of The World Premiere of Eco Village by Phoebe Nir  Sunday, February 10, 2019 at The Theatre at St. Clement's

The World Premiere of the new off-Broadway play Eco Village by Phoebe Nir, will include a Post-Show Talkback moderated by Justice Nnnanna featuring farmers Nailah Marie, Amber Tamm Canty and Myriah Towner, with special invited audiences from Striver's Row and The Creative Collective, as well as an Afro Flow Yoga-Session led by Pilin Anicefollowing the 4pm performance of Eco Village on Sunday, February 10, 2019.

Eco Village is currently running at The Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 W. 46th Street, New York, NY 10036 until February 16, 2019. Performances: Monday and Wednesday at 7pm; Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm; and Saturday and Sunday at 3pm. Tickets are $35-69 and can be purchased at 

Amber Tamm Canty is a young, black, woman whose life experiences weaves together the interdisciplinary ways of working & healing with earth in full spectrum. Amber is currently based in NYC where she works as a horticulturalist, florist, mild landscaper and urban farmer/gardener. When she's not doing this work you can catch her hosting American Sign Language Tours at The Whitney Museum of Art, brewing kombucha in New Paltz, NY or working as a baker in Brooklyn.

Nailah Marie is a classically trained chef and graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. After a professional career in kitchens and culinary demonstration, she began seeking a different channel to connect with food through. In 2016, she began farming full time. She is currently in the ProFarmer training at The Hudson Valley Farm Hub. 

Justice Nnanna is a multidisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn & Lagos. He graduated from NYU Tisch & studied Drama at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. His documentary film/photo work is predominately non-fiction inspired and explores ways of seeing social-political experiences. He's worked across five continents and is eager to collaborator with partners committed to supporting important, unique, narratives. He's the founder of Studio Isa, a full-service Creative Studio launching in 2019. Recent clients: The National Museum of Lagos, Squarespace, the National Endowment for the Arts, The Block Museum, Yale University, & Artspace. His projects "Maria el Diablo" & "Megolonyo: With a Mother You Are Rich" are in current award contention at: The Nitehawk Film Festival, Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA) and the Brooklyn Film Festival. 

Myriah Towner is a storyteller and digital curator living in Brooklyn, New York. Her work as journalist has focused on general news and indoor location technology and has been featured in Street Fight, The Daily Telegraph, The Content Strategist, The Newcastle Chronicle & Journal and Daily Mail Online. As a digital curator, Myriah has created digital platforms to educate around African American history and food systems through The Emmett Till Project and Local Food ATL. She is the creator of the multimedia project, Black Farmer Stories, which aims to preserve the legacy and cultural heritage of Black farmers through storytelling.

Pilin Anice is a dance and yoga instructor, performing artist, and model. Pilin is passionate about helping others tune into their highest self by improving their health and wellbeing. From universities to community organizations, she has guided students of all ages in the sacred movements of yoga and dance through a range of workshops and classes. She has been featured on Good Morning America, The Today Show, BET/CentricTV, and YogaXpress. Pilin earned her 200 Hour RYT at Reflections Yoga in Guatemala and is certified in holistic nutrition as well as Thai Massage Therapy. For over 14 years, she has studied with masters of West African dance, Duhnam Technique, and African Diasporic dances of Haiti, Cuba, and Brazil. Her passion for yoga and dance led her to become a certified Afro Flow Yoga instructor, which she has taught in the US and abroad. A proud member of Actor Equity Association, Pilin has performed Off-Broadway, on National Tours and in regional productions. She has modeled in commercials, print ads, and industrials for many Fortune 500 companies including Disney, Visa, Google, Chase, and Canon. She has also worked extensively as a vocalist performing in concerts and cabarets throughout New York City. Pilin is an alumna of Howard University, where she was awarded the Debbie & Phylicia Ayers-Allen Performing Arts Scholarship. She also studied at the Ailey School and is a certified nutrition coach from Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

Loosely based on the experiences of playwright Phoebe Nir at the Bread and Puppet Theater, Eco Village explores the complexities of community and the boundaries of human behavior. When temporarily homeless Robin hitchhikes her way to an eco-village seen online, all she wants is a warm meal, a place to sleep, and some new friends. Instead, she finds a parallel universe, where survival skills and New Age optimism are blended together. When Robin falls for Jake, a brilliant but tormented handyman, their connection sets off a series of events that reveal the limits of human connection and the costs of utopia.

The cast includes Lily Davis (Wicked, Frozen at St. Luke's), Michael Oloyede(SCRAPS, Inanimate at The Flea Theater), Pearl Rhein (Broadway: Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812), Gregory Isaac Stone (Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike at The Cleveland Playhouse, Geva Theatre, and Cape Cod Playhouse) Arianna Williams (Cookie Heart at the International Filmmaker Festival) and Zoe Wilson (White Effie in Orange is the New Black). 

The production team includes Oliver Wason (Lighting Designer), Chloe Treat (Director), Josh Samuels (Sound Designer), Mike Ross (Dramaturg), Meredith Ries (Scenic Designer), Phoebe Nir (Playwright/Producer), R. Christopher Maxwell (Assistant Stage Manager), Kate Lumpkin, CSA (Casting Director), Megan Garner (Properties Designer), Matt Franta (Violence Designer), Jessi Cotter (Production Stage Manager), Blair Bauerschmidt (Costume Designer), Evan Bernardin Productions (General and Production Management), and ABM (Advertising/Marketing). 

Please note that the Theatre at St. Clement's is not wheelchair accessible. The theater is located up a flight of stairs.

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PHOEBE NIR (Playwright/Producer) was received by President Obama at the White House as a Presidential Scholar of the Arts in Writing. She is currently developing a graphic novel, "Diana & Navy & The Golden Tooth", with illustrator Steve Buccelatto, as well as a musical by the same name, which has been seen at LaMaMa, Feinstein's/54 Below, Blackbox Theater, and John Jay University. Her short film, "Marcus's Sweater", directed by Chidi Ozieh, was an official selection of the Philadelphia International Film Festival. As a singer/songwriter, she was selected as an official showcase artist at SXSW 2017, where she opened for James Chance & The Contortions and The Modern English. She graduated from Brown University in 2014 with a degree in Writing for Performance, and is currently enrolled at NYU, where she is earning a Master's degree in Drama Therapy. Phoebe is honored to hold space as a yoga teacher and doula, and gratefully thanks her family for their support. 

MICHAEL OLOYEDE (Jean-Lerois) is a London born, Atlanta raised, New York City based actor. Off Broadway credits include: SCRAPS, Inanimate (The Flea Theater) Black Angels Over Tuskegee (St. Luke's Theater), Bella Napoli (Gallery Players), Chokehold (14 St. Y), Master Harold And The Boys, Their Eyes Were Watching God (Wow Theater). Films and TV credits include Silent Morning, Curtis (SundanceNow), and Brooklyn Blue Sky (BET). Oloyede received training from the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City.

CHLOE TREAT (Director) is a New York based director and choreographer. Born and raised in the great, if not occasionally problematic state of Texas; she directs and choreographs musicals, plays, operas, outdoor dance rituals and feminist westerns. Chloe recently directed productions of Cabaret, James Joyce's The Dead, a new musical The Wave and Spring Awakening. Next she will be directing and choreographing Street Scene at Mannes School of Music

MIKE ROSS (Dramaturg) is a New York-based dramaturg, librettist/lyricist, and author for young readers. Recent theatrical credits include Groundhog Day (August Wilson Theatre, dir. Matthew Warchus), His Name's Not Indian Joe (dir. Don Scardino), Afterglow (dir. S. Asher Gelman) and The Bad Years (dir. Stephen Brackett). His first book will be published in spring 2019. @mcrossisnotapun.

MEREDITH RIES (Scenic Design). Scenic Design (selected): Sweeney Todd (Curtis Opera), Heartland (Geva Theater Center), Lost Laughs (Merrimack Repertory Theater), Cute Activist (The Bushwick Starr), Once the Musical (Weston Playhouse), The Temple Bombing (The Alliance Theater), Peer Gynt and the Norwegian Hapa Band (Ma-Yi Theater Company/ ARTNY), The Universe is a Small Hat (written and composed by Cesar Alvarez), Hamlet (Yale Repertory Theater).  Associate design with David Zinn The SpongeBob Musical (Broadway), The Waverly Gallery (Broadway, 2018), Amelie the Musical (Broadway, 2014-2017), Soft Power (Center Theater Group, 2018). Meredith is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama and the University of Chicago.

BLAIR BAUERSCHMIDT (Costume Design) is an artist whose creative designs adorn and enhance performers across all platforms. After graduating from FIT with a degree in accessory design she started her graffiti line of clothing which was sold at Barney's, NY. She has a reputation for being the go-to girl for customization, and Janet Jackson, Weezer, Alicia Keys, and Demi lovato have all sported her gear. She recently designed a custom installation for Beck to promote his new album Colors at Rough Trade in Brooklyn, and she is currently designing theater sets for the Harlem School of the Arts. In February 2019 she is relaunching her new website, stay tuned!

OLIVER WASON (Lighting Design) designs lighting for theater, opera, dance, music, or anything in between. New York work includes The Chinese Lady, Among the Dead, House Rules (Ma-Yi); Don Giovanni, Fidelio (Heartbeat Opera); Sagittarius Ponderosa (NAATCO); Wonderland (Atlantic Theater Co. for Kids); Agrippina (Juilliard Opera). Regional credits include Yale Rep, Barrington Stage, Berkeley Rep, Berkshire Theater Festival, Playmakers Rep, Triad Stage, and the Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center. Faculty: Northeastern University. MFA Yale.

JOSH SAMUELS (Sound Design) is an NYC based sound designer. Recent theatre credits include: As a Designer: The Glow Overhead, Tiny Houses (Chautauqua Theatre Company); I and You (Kitchen Theatre Company); Peter and the Starcatcher, When in Carthage, Red (Cider Mill Playhouse). As an Associate: Network (Broadway), Torch Song (Broadway), The Age of Innocence (McCarter Theatre Center), Three Tall Women (Broadway), The Stone Witch (WestSide Theatre Upstairs), Dirty Dancing (National Tour). He is a member of the Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association and has a degree in theatrical design from Ithaca College.

MEGAN GARNER (Properties Design) holds a BFA from Purchase College in NY. Over the past ten years she has worked all over the country from Utah Shakespeare Festival to Connecticut Repertory Theatre. Megan's most recent design credits include Spring Awakening, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Suor Angelica. Megan would like to thank her partner James for supporting and encouraging her, as well as her family and friends. She is currently the resident Properties Designer at Manhattan School of Music.

MATT FRANTA (Violence Design). Off-Broadway: We Are The Tigers, The Video Games. Other credits include work with the Guthrie Theater, Children's Theatre Company, Marin Shakespeare Company, Long Beach Playhouse, Four Clowns, and the National Theatre for Children. Matt holds a BA in Drama/Speech from Clarke University in Dubuque, IA, and is a graduate of the International Stunt School in Seattle. He currently teaches stage combat at the American Musical and Dramatics Academy in Los Angeles.

LILY DAVIS (Sammi) hails from Mercer Island, WA by way of LA, and Pittsburgh, PA. She was last seen down the street at St. Luke's Theatre in Wicked Frozen as Glindanna (yes, Glinda and Anna COMBINED) in NYC. You may also catch her on an episode of Happy! on the SYFY network with Chris Meloni, or on an episode of Bull on CBS. Other credits include: Estella-Great Expectations, Witch 2-Macbeth, Ariel- Footloose, Polly-Crazy For You, Cassie- A Chorus Line, Lady Teazle-The School For Scandal, among others. Lily holds her BFA from Point Park, is an avid yogi, a dedicated Freeman Studio member, and the youngest of four goofy Davis sisters. 

PEARL RHEIN (Ursula) Broadway: "Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812". NYC: "Taming of the Shrew" (The Public/Shakespeare in the Park), "The Lucky Ones" (Ars Nova). Regional: "Such Things As Vampires" (People's Light), "Ah, Wilderness!" (Arena Stage), "Cowgirls!" (Alabama Shakes), "Memphis!" (La Jolla Playhouse). TV: HBO's "Succession". Film: Troma's "Gutboy: A Badtime Story". MFA: UC San Diego, BA: Ball State University. Singer-songwriter & composer of TYA solo show about women in S.T.E.M. Proud member Actors Equity & Local 802. @pearlrhein

GREGORY ISAAC STONE (Jake) is a graduate of The Boston Conservatory. Regional credits include: "Lord of the Flies" (Jack) at The Denver Center and "Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike" (Spike) at The Cleveland Playhouse, Geva Theatre, and Cape Cod Playhouse. Film: "Write When You Get Work" (Wegs). 

ARIANA WILLIAMS (Robin) is a Junior at NYU Tisch. She studied at the Strasberg Institute and the Stonestreet Film Studio. She is thrilled to be making her Off-Broadway debut in Eco Village. Favorite credits: Juror #8 in 12 Angry Men, Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Susan Hendrix in Wait Until Dark, and Grace Fryer in Radium Girls. Her recent film Cookie Heart won Best Cinematography at the International Filmmaker Festival of New York. 

ZOE WILSON (Casey) (16) is an actress/singer/songwriter & winner of 2017 NYMF Outstanding Individual Performance Award. Select Professional Credits: White Effie in Orange is the New Black, Play Like A Winner @ Playwrights Horizons, Transport Group's Three Days to See @ NYTW, Peter Pan @ The Signature, The Pill @ LaMaMa, and The Opera is Always on the Table @The New Ohio Theatre. NEXT UP 2019 FILM DEBUT: My Dinner With Schwartzey and The Shallow End. Zoe is represented by Lauren Singer Talent and Innovative Artists. Follow @

Venue: The Theatre at St. Clement's

423 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036 Map