Name: Ariel Francoeur
What is your current project? Producing the Fundraiser Performance for my company’s first full-length production, The Aurora Project. The company is The Navigators – which produces feminist Science Fiction Theater.
Where are you performing your show and why is it a good fit for your production?
The fundraiser is at Lovecraft on the Lower East Side. With it’s HP Lovecraft theme and ambiance, it’s a haven for geek genre lovers, and with it’s private rooms downstairs, it’s perfect for benefit events like ours, which will have: readings of 10-minute sci-fi plays by women, sci-fi themed trivia and music, and stand-up comedy.
What’s next for you?
After this I’ll go into full-on Producer mode for The Aurora Project – while also planning our new play festival that takes place at the end of the summer. As a director, I’m also in the development stages with a few scripts, and the pre-production phase of a project in the fall.
What is the name of the last show you saw?
Love and Information by Caryl Churchill, performed by Artists Entrained.
Any advice for your peers?
Stay in one place for awhile.
Ariel Francoeur, originally from Vermont, is a director – producer – actor committed to bringing the feminist perspective to modern storytelling. She strives through innovative productions of theater and film to commune with audiences who are new to art and profound group experiences. Ariel received her MFA in Directing from The University of Iowa, where she spent three years directing and developing new work in conjunction with the Iowa Playwright’s Workshop. Her work has also been seen regionally in Maine, Connecticut, Kentucky, Colorado, and Indiana, and in New York at The Chain Theater, Atlantic Stage 2, Manhattan Rep, ATA, Lookingglass Theater, and more. She is the Producing Director of the Navigators Theater Company, which produces new works of Feminist Science Fiction Theater in New York City. Associate member SDC. The Navigators, a Feminist Science Fiction Theater Company, is hosting a benefit performance for their first Main Stage Production The Aurora Project.
When: Tuesday, April 11 from 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm
Where: Lovecraft Bar
Address: 50 Ave B, on the corner of Ave B and East 4th Street, NYC. F Train to 2nd Ave, F Train to Delancy Street, or J/M/Z to Essex Street.
Website/Ticketing URL: Click here to secure your $15 tickets
The evening will include Science Fiction themed live music, comedy, and trivia, readings of 10 minute Science Fiction plays by women playwrights, and great conversation with members of the theater community. The cost is $15, plus a two drink minimum or meal. A great deal for a show and a benefit! Reservations highly recommended.