by Annie Branson, Carrie Brown, Ryan Feyk, Jillian Johnson, Katie Middleton, Jared Miller, Karim Muasher, Monica Rounds, Nora Jane Williams, and Hollis Witherspoon.
directed by Jillian Johnson
Tin Lily presents Authenticating Eileen, an original play collaboratively created by the cast of nine. It follows the journey of Eileen Sook, a shy, introverted data entry specialist who after a spontaneous move from New Hampshire to New York has difficulty connecting to the world outside of her internal routine. In an effort to branch out and connect with others, Eileen hires the help of a new consulting business called, "Curating". Curation, or personal intersocial representation, is more than life coaching or public relations; it is an all encompassing, invasive, and algorithmically programmed review and restructuring of your life, relationships and identity. Mathematically matched "Curators" sculpt their clients to achieve an authentic identity which adheres to successful social models and assists them toward their professed goals. The play progresses through order and chaos to investigate if given the opportunity to craft your identity and broadcast it, how much do you adhere to the identity you understand and what to you give up to achieve a more authentic self.
3/26/2010 at 8:00pm