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AMP, a new play by Jody Christopherson

Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 3:00 PM | Open to the Public | Members' Room | $25 per person | Advance registration required

AMP is inspired by the writings of Mary Shelley, Luigi Galvani’s discovery of “animal electricity,” the birth of modern feminism, the history of electro-shock therapy, and the monsters society creates. Written and performed by Jody Christopherson with sound and projection design by Martha Goode, AMP is a 60-minute multi-media solo horror piece for the theater. AMP was previously developed through residencies at Write Out Front, and All For One Theater, and it will be presented at HERE Arts Center Nov. 29-Dec. 20, 2017, in collaboration with Goode Productions. Many of AMP’s projections were shot on location at abandoned asylums on the East Coast. 

Jody Christopherson is a performer, writer, photographer and filmmaker living in New York. Recent works include Greencard Wedding (​performer/writer/​composer/filmmaker) a multi-media touring rock musical recently presented by The Studios of Key West, The Brick Theater, FilmGate Miami, and Carrie Morris Performing Arts and Because You Are Good, a solo living history performance​ about Mabou Mines​, devised and performed by Ms. Christopherson (2015 Innovative Theater Award Nomination)​.​ She has acted at The Other Mozart, Abrons Art Center, Lincoln Center, The Kitchen, The Public Theater, Classic Stage Company, Actors Theater of Louisville, Performance Space122, The Bushwick Starr, Ensemble Studio Theater, IRT, Working Theater. Additionally​, Jody is a contributor to Huffington Post and has been teaching artist at The Orchard Project and ​a speaker at Mason Gross School of the Arts and Mensa​. She is a member of Actors Equity Association and the Dramatists Guild.

This event is generously underwritten by Alexander Sanger in honor of Jeannette Watson Sanger.

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