Man and Coconut
IRT Theater
New York, NY
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Man and Coconut

A Man lives on a dangerous, desolate beach with his Coconut wife. Existing on the margins of civilization, both Man and Coconut experience excruciating physical and psychological pain. When Coconut rots, the Man is discovered and pulled back to civilization. A faceless office worker named Melissa, attracted to the Man's raw agony, pushes both to the brink of disaster and deliverance.

Tuesday, April 29th, 8pm
Wednesday, April 30th, 8pm
Thursday, May 1st, 8pm
Friday, May 2nd, 8pm
Saturday, May 3rd, 2pm
Saturday, May 3rd, 8pm
Sunday, May 4th, 2pm

LENGTH OF SHOW: 90 minutes

At IRT: 154 Christopher st. NYC #3B (third floor)

Forrest Weber as Man
Claire Gresham as Coconut
Bob Jaffe* as Father
Anna Rahn* as Melissa/Authority I
Cara Moretto as Laura/Authority II
David Rysdahl as Doctor Christ
Jonathon Garrity as Man Ass/Other Customer
*These Actors are appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association.
**Equity Approved Showcase.

Artistic Team:
directed by Jenny Beth Snyder
co-produced/dramaturged by Rachel Hutt
stage management by Blaze Ferrer
written by Jessica Lewis

Scenic and props design by Mary Hamrick
Costume and makeup design by Becky Willett
Lighting design by Sara K. Watson
Sound design by Dan Acampa

Jenny Beth Snyder (Director) is a brooklyn based director and co-founder of theater company Fresh Ground Pepper NYC. Her recent directing credits include: Slaughterhouse-Five (TrueFalse Theatre/NYC Fringe festival and Encore series); Take Me Home asst Meghan Finn (Incubator Arts Other Forces Festival); Bedspread (TrueFalse Theatre/Adonis Festival); Leg (Not just 3 new plays); America, in Camera! (FGP Playground Festival); Hamlet (TrueFalse resident director 2012); Motel Cherry asst.Meghan Finn (Clubbed Thumb/New Georges); Ideal NY Premiere (59 E 59 America's Off Broadway Festival). Jenny holds a BFA from NYU Tisch School of the arts. She was a Lincoln Center Theater Director's Lab participant in 2013.

Rachel Hutt (Co-Producer/Dramaturg) is the Artistic Programs Administrator at New Dramatists. She graduated with her MFA in Dramaturgy from the American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theatre Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University. She has worked as a production dramaturg at American Repertory Theater and Portland Stage Company and in the literary office at Florida Studio Theatre. Rachel Hutt has also worked with Ontological-Hysteric Theatre, New Georges, Dixon Place, Aspen Music Festival and School, and MASS MoCA in a variety of positions. Her writing and editing can be found on the Moscow Art Theatre website and American Theatre magazine.

Jessica Lewis (playwright/co-producer) created Those___Daughters for the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival, developed her short plays Woman Connected to Button and Cashing In at Intar Theatre and presented work at Truffle Theatre Company and St. Francisville Transitory Theatre. She received the Rita and Burton Goldberg Play Award for What I Learned About Myself Secondhand, which explores multi-cultural identity and what it means to be "white".  Jessica's play Knock Off was selected for the 2014 Great Plains Theatre Conference PlayLab.  She is Artistic and International Programs Associate at TCG and graduated from NYU's MFA program in Dramatic Writing.

Blaze Ferrer (Stage Manager) is a Brooklyn-based performance maker. He has directed and choreographed pieces for AUNTS, Exquisite Corpse Company, Fresh Ground Pepper, and Pencil Productions. Blaze has formerly interned at New Dramatists and The New Group. He has also stage managed and assisted on productions with The New Group, NYCFringe, and the Oberlin Summer Theater Festival.

PLEASE NOTE: All sales final and there is no late seating at IRT Theater.
                    ***IRT is a fully wheelchair-accessible facility.***


IRT Theater (View)
154 Christopher Street #3B
New York, NY 10014
United States


Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!