Based on a True Story Written by Wreckio’s Audience l Directed by Christopher Bamonte 2010 June | Under St. Marks 2007 April | The Slipper Room 2006 April/June/October | Performance Events
Based on a True Story is a piece written soley from letters, journal entries and notes submitted by Wreckio’s audience. It was the company’s job to sew those voices together, without altering one word, to make a cohesive story about the human experience. Wreckio hosted three performance events to showcase this new material in alternative theater spaces throughout 2006, and a month long run of Based on a True Story: The Sex Edition in April of 2007. Watch videos
Rooftops Directed by Kimberlea Kressal Written by: Karly Maurer 2009 March | Milagro Theater at Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center
Rooftops, a dystopic play in two acts, comments on the economic divide present in American society and magnifies it to drastic proportions.
The Ladies Aide Society Invites You To A Poverty Party To Benefit the Foundation For Ethical Art and Culture Directed by Kimberlea Kressal Written by: Randi Berry, Dechelle Damien, Kimberlea Kressal, Karly Maurer and Benjamin Spradley 2008 June – July | Theater Residency @ Chashama NYC | July @ Thisisnotashop in Dublin, Ireland
A show created specifically for gallery spaces questions the process of making and selling art. The show blurs the line between artist and audience member, inspiring a dialogue about who art is for and at what cost it can exist.
Naked Written by: The Corner – Michelle Diaz, The Ladies Aide Society…, – Randi Berry, Dechelle Damien, Kimberlea Kressal, Karly Maurer and Benjamin Spradley, andRooftops – Karly Maurer Directed by Kimberlea Kressal 2008 May | The Red Room NYC
Naked, a bare-all look at Wreckio’s creative process featuring three original plays presented in various stages of development.
Me, Myself, I and the Others Written by Dechelle Damien l Directed by Dechelle Damien and Kimberlea Kressal 2007 October | Wings Theatre
Me, Myself, I and the Others is a comedy that takes place in the head of a 34-yr old woman. Eight characters struggle to find a sense of self while banding together to confront a recurring issue. This production was supported by the Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund and The Puffin Foundation, Ltd.
Gravediggers Written and Directed by Karly Maurer 2005 May | Ontological-Hysteric Theater @ St. Mark’s Church
In a post-apocalyptic, warring world, two Gravediggers abandon their official duties of burying soldier corpses to settle an ongoing argument. The battle of “who’s right and who’s wrong” is interrupted when a wealthy Mother and Son seeking political refuge infiltrate their home. These conflicting socio-economic classes have to work together once the “Representative of the State” tests their patriotism and loyalties to each other. Gravediggers ran for six weeks. This production was supported by The Puffin Foundation, Ltd.
Wrestling Porcelain Written by Randi Berry, Tamera Cone, Dechelle Damien, Michelle Diaz, Karly Maurer Directed by Tamera Cone 2003 November | Access Theater/NYC 2004 July | Ontological Theater @ St. Mark’s Church 2004 November | Snug Harbor, SI Presented by Matthew Tittone and Larry Anderson
The company’s first ensemble writing enterprise was developed over a six-month period. During this time the core members mined a series of characters (24 roles) for their stories, dreams and values using improvisational and physical techniques.Watch video
Lysistrata Written by Aristophanes l Directed by Stuart Meltzer 2002 December | Shelter Studios/NYC
Believing the ancient Greek comedy by Aristophanes had timely resonance in an America marching toward war with Iraq, Wreckio collaborated with Stuart Meltzer in producing an adaptation of this timeless Greek classic.
Gint Written by Romulus Linney l Directed by Stuart Meltzer 2002 September | Dreyfoos School of the Arts/West Palm Beach, FL
Wreckio’s production of Romulus Linney’s Gint traveled to Florida for a sold-out, week-long run, during which time the company conducts several intensive acting workshops.
The Corner Written and Directed by Michelle Diaz 2002 August | P.S. 122/NYC
As part of the NY International Fringe Festival, Wreckio presented a new physical comedy absurd comedy exploring the after-death experience.
The Virtuous Burglar Written by Dario Fo l Directed by Christopher Bamonte 2002 July | Ground Floor Theater/NYC
Wreckio produced a boldly kinetic reading of Dario Fo’s one-act political satire in which special movement sequences were developed to heighten the play-reading experience.
Gint Written by Romulus Linney l Directed by Stuart Meltzer 2001 July | Gershwin Theatre/NYC
Wreckio chose Romulus Linney’s fanciful adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s Peer Gynt as its inaugural production. Set in 20th century Appalachia with truckloads of quirky characters, Gint got a full staging at The Gershwin Theater. Gint had a cast of nine playing 39 roles.