The Adults swarm Swarthmore

15 Jul

New Paradise spent the month of June rehearsing The Adults at Swarthmore College as part of the Swarthmore Project in Theater. 

Objects in the room included, but were not limited to:

Adirondack chairs, limes, tequila, bikins, speedos, grapes, lettuce, wet hair, sliding glass doors, sundresses, suitcases, saliva, exercise balls, 40 shot glasses, camera flashes, broken sunglasses, urine-soaked shorts, road maps, sleeping bags, fishing poles, snorkels, a Matteo-sized door, sweaty hawaiian shirts, lighters, candelabras, super-soakers, floor lamps, brown bear fur, tennis racquets, reflections in glass, shadows on the wall, excruciating noise, excruciating silence, bags of trash, endless accumulation, nothingness.

And lots of coffee. Tons and tons of coffee.


Observe The Adults in their Swarthmore habitat below.

Photos by Sam Tower, Assistant Director.

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Julia Frey and Kate Czajkowski



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Emilie Krause and Matteo Scammell

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Kate Czajkowski

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Matt Saunders and Matteo Scammell

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Kate Czajkowski and Kevin Meehan

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Julia Frey, Kate Czajkowski, and Matteo Scammell


The Adults premieres in FringeArts, September 3-14. Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine Street, Philadelphia. Tickets on sale here.

The Adults has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, National Endowment for the Arts, Independence Foundation New Theatre Works Initiative, and the Wyncote Foundation. The Adults was developed, in part, with the support of The Orchard Project, a program of The Exchange (2013) and the White Pines Resident Ensemble Program (2013).


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