Artemis In the Parking Lot

Book and Lyrics by Shayok Misha Chowdhury; Music and Lyrics by Laura Grill

Artemis In the Parking Lot

at 416 West 42nd Street, Playwrights Horizons Rehearsal Studios  [map]

  • Monday, July 11, 2016 at 7:30 pm
  • Friday, July 15, 2016 at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 3:30 pm

If a dandelion can push through all this concrete…

Stuck in the suburban jungle, a dirt-eating mama's boy digs up the truth about what lies beneath his high school's softball field. Together with a motley team of friends, enemies, and frenemies, he takes a stand to stop the town from turning the field into a parking lot and, along the way, comes face to face with love and death. An oddball coming-of-age story, ARTEMIS IN THE PARKING LOT is an ode to adolescent wisdom, the persistence of buried histories, and, of course, unabashed 90s nostalgia.

Running time: 2 hours.

Shayok Misha Chowdhury

Shayok Misha Chowdhury (Book Writer, Co-Lyricist, Director)

Shayok Misha Chowdhury is a queer Bengali writer-director and co-founder of the The Lonely Painter Project. He has co-written three musicals with Laura Grill; in 2015, The Optics of Dying Light premiered at HERE Arts Center. A Fulbright and Kundiman fellow, Misha has been published in Hayden's Ferry Review, Portland Review, AALR, and elsewhere. He was a soloist on the Grammy-winning album Calling All Dawns and is completing his MFA in Directing at Columbia.

Laura Grill

Laura Grill (Composer, Co-Lyricist, Musical Director)

Laura Grill has always been involved in the creation of new music. While attending New England Conservatory, she assembled Laura Grill Band, described by the Boston Globe as “jump jazz, barroom rock, chamber folk, and downright infectious”. The band has released two albums – Never Before (2011) and Tell All Your Friends (2013). Laura has composed three musicals with Misha Chowdhury. She and her partner live at a small zoo in Somerville, MA.

Lizzie Hagstedt

Lizzie Hagstedt (Tammy)

Lizzie Hagstedt is an actor/singer/multi-instrumentalist/ composer. She was last seen in The Great American Casket Company at Green-wood Cemetery and Southern Comfort at the Public Theater. National Tour: Sweeney Todd; Regional: Taming of the Shrew (Virginia Stage), Southern Comfort (Barrington Stage, CAP21), A Marvelous Party (American Stage), Quilters (Greenbrier Valley). She is a composer with several musicals in the works. Her musical Rose Petals received a NYMF reading in 2013.

Max Chernin

Max Chernin (UHaul)

Max Chernin— NYMF: Claudio Quest, Really Bad Things, NYMF’s Next Broadway Sensation 2012 (Finalist). Broadway: Bright Star Off-Broadway: Brooklynite (Vineyard) Regional: Bright Star (Old Globe, Kennedy Center) Readings: Darling (Weston Playhouse), I Love You, Anita Bryant & Fall Springs (Ars Nova), and Nikola Tesla Drops the Beat (MTF) TV: “The Family”, “Mozart In The Jungle” CCM Alum. This August, Max makes his solo debut at Feinstein's/54 Below.

Brittany N. Williams

Brittany N. Williams (Artemis)

Brittany N. Williams - is a classically-trained actress, belter of high Bb, & a New Yorker by way of Baltimore, DC, Hong Kong, and London. Favorite credits: Universal Robots (Helena), Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds (Nansi – Helen Hayes Award Nom.), Antony and Cleopatra (Soothsayer/Clown), & Lear (Cordelia/Fight Captain). BFA: Howard University; MA: Royal Central School of Speech & Drama. www.brittanynwilliams.comTwitter/Instagram: @BrittanyActs

Chris Montalvo

Chris Montalvo (Clay)

Chris is a recent graduate of The University of Texas at Austin where he majored in Theatre and Dance with a focus in Musical Theatre. He's a native Texan from the Rio Grande Valley and is overjoyed to be working with this cast in the greatest city in the world. He'd like to thank God and his family and friends for making him feel like he could take on the world.

Bonnie Antosh

Bonnie Antosh (Ronnie)

Bonnie Antosh is a performer, musician, and writer. New York: RETREAT (Two Headed Rep), Grassroots (NYMF). Regional: Much Ado About Nothing (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival), Hamlet (Shakespeare on the Sound), As You Like It, Othello (Nebraska Shakespeare), Romeo & Juliet, Midsummer (Adirondack Shakespeare Company), Les Misérables, and Sweeney Todd (White Plains PAC). BA from Yale. Follow along @Bonnie_Antosh

Madeleine Lodge

Madeleine Lodge (Elle)

Madeleine is a NYC native and has one of those theater degrees from NYU, as well as a diploma in Cuisine from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris (fun little tidbit). NY/regional favorites: Blue Moo (The Kennedy Center), Camp Kappawanna (Atlantic Theater Company/Lisa Loeb – original wks), Bare: a Pop Opera (The York Theatre), Maid’s Door (Nat’l Black Theater Festival). Select film/TV: Law & Order: SVU, Tapeworm (BEST ACTRESS: Gotham Int’l Film Festival), Adrift, Sycamore, Orphans

Morgan Green

Morgan Green (Books)

Morgan Siobhan Green comes to NYC by way of Decatur, Illinois. As a Bradley University and LIU Post graduate, she is most excited about this next step in her journey. Hopefully it will contain the opportunity to create new works and roles in the presence of great minds and creatives. A huge thank you to Misha Chowdhury who has kick started that journey with this amazing project Artemis in the Parking Lot.

Ryan Neal Green

Ryan Neal Green (Roadrunner)

Ryan is thrilled to be a part of Artemis! National tour: Flashdance the musical (Nick Hurley). Regional: A Man of No Importance (Alfie Byrne), Mame (with Andrea McArdle), Chicago (Fred Casely), Grease (Sonny). Love to mom, dad, Judi, and to the terrific cast and creative team. BFA MT Shenandoah Conservatory.

Carmen Borla

Carmen Borla (Brittany)

Carmen Borla is an actress, singer, dancer from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Graduated from the New School (BFA) and the AMDA (Conservatory Program). Recently wrote and produced her fist short film, "Muted Walls" and became a member of The Wise Fish Theater Collective. Some of her credits include: Six Characters in Search of an Author, El Invierno de Abril (Alternative Theater Festival in Bogota, Colombia), El Laurel de Apolo (Repertorio Español) and Pool Talk, Shotz of Cards (Amios Theater Company). Carmen is delighted to be part of this production!