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MAGDALEN at FringeNYC
MAGDALEN is a solo performance inspired by the stories and experiences of the women and girls who were sent away to “wash their sins” in Ireland’s commercial Magdalene Laundries run by nuns in the twentieth century. Long silenced voices spring to life in this one-woman play about the concealed lives hidden behind convent walls.
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MAGDALEN has been previously presented at Primary Stages, Stage Left Studios, The Kumble Theater and Ryan Repertory.
Erin Layton (Playwright, Actor) MAGDALEN is Erin's first full length play and solo performance previously workshopped at Primary Stages, Stage Left Studios, The Kumble Theater and Ryan Repertory. She has worked as a guest performing artist with Long Island University's Performing Arts Dept. in their productions of FIRES IN THE MIRROR, THE GLASS MENAGERIE, TWELFTH NIGHT and GEORGE DANDIN (The Kumble Theater). Her other NYC credits include the two person adaptation of THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE (Off-Broadway, Off-Broadway Alliance Nominee), LET US GO THEN, YOU AND I (Undergroundzero Theatre Festival), WEIRD SISTERS, NO EXIT (East Third Ensemble), PITCH (East Coast Artists, LaMaMa), DARGER (Stage Left Studios), PEARL MERCHANT (Threads Theatre Company), THISTLE BLOSSOM (Ryan Rep), SIT STILL (Producer’s Club), among others. Regional credits include CANDLES TO THE SUN (Actors Theatre of Louisville), SALTWATER (International Theatre Collective), THE GREEKS/HECUBA, THE RIVALS (St. Louis Shakespeare Company).
Julie Kline (Director) is a Literary Associate at Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, Artistic Associate of Rising Phoenix Repertory, and an Associate Director with Roots & Branches Theater. Most recent directing credits include MAGDALEN, written and performed by Erin Layton (Long Island University & Ryan Repertory), Kristen Palmer’s THE STRAY DOG (Rising Phoenix Rep CINO Nights), the ensemble-created LET'S EAT! and GOING DUTCH (Associate Director, Roots & Branches), and Maya Macdonald’s THE REALLY IMPORTANT PEOPLE (RPR). Assistant Director: LADY (Rattlestick), RABBI RABINO (PS 122), TOO MUCH MEMORY (New York Theatre Workshop). As an actor, Julie has appeared most recently in LEAVE THE BALCONY OPEN with New Feet Productions at 3 Legged Dog. Julie was selected by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council as a SPARC 2012 Artist in Residence to create an original performance piece with the community at the Lenox Hill Senior Center in Manhattan to be presented this June. BFA in Acting from The Theatre School, DePaul University, Chicago.