Theater J on Video - 2008-2009

The Accident

New Performance piece by Amy Ziff
Directed by Rebecca Asher

September 6–September 23, 2007

Written and performed by the talented rock singer/performer who was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award in 2006 for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for her work at Theater J in BETTY Rules, Amy Ziff explores the meaning of Life and After-Life in this duet for actress and bathtub. Described by The New York Times as "a remarkable caricaturist," Amy brings a witty mix of high-brow bawdiness, laughter-inducing self-flagellation, and sly New Age wisdom to review a life spent behaving badly while trying to do good. Developed with Michael Greif, director of Rent, Grey Gardens and BETTY Rules. Rebecca Asher, experienced script supervisor from HBO’s Entourage, Arrested Development, and the cult hit film Donnie Darko, stepped in as director for the workshop preview at Ars Nova in New York, where it played to sold out audiences.  Ziff, occasionally accompanying herself on the cello, breaks out and commands the spotlight in this eagerly anticipated premiere.

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Past Productions

Beyond the Stage
Post Show Discussions

Voices From A Changing Middle East Festival

Arts & Ideas Weekend Symposium