“screamingly funny!”–NYMag


Yes, yes, yes!!  ISLANDER is a participant in New Georges’ Supported Productions program, in which we provide resources, mentorship and an institutional platform to affiliated artists producing their work independently — and was generated in our Audrey Residency program, too (our residency group went to a hockey game together, that was a first!). Originally scheduled for spring 2020, in summer 2021 it’s one of the first pandemic-cancelled productions back in business, and we’re so proud to be a part of it.

Dudes on Ice! Read the New York Times interview with Liza and Katie
“Most perfect when it’s abstract”! Read Helen Shaw’s take in New York Mag!

Televiolet presents

compiled by Liza Birkenmeier
directed by Katie Brook

a Televiolet Production
a New Georges Supported Production

Previews: August 19–20 at 8:30pm; August 20 at 4pm
Opens: Saturday, August 21 at 8:30pm
Regular performances: August 24–28, August 31–September 4 at 8:30pm; August 27 & September 3 at 4pm

HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, Manhattan)

Tickets: Free with RSVP, August 19-21!  $25, August 24 – September 4

In ISLANDER, playwright Liza Birkenmeier and director Katie Brook (of NYT Critic’s Pick DR. RIDE’S AMERICAN BEACH HOUSE) use verbatim NHL coverage of the New York Islanders’ abysmal 2017-18 season to make a freaky comedy about white male fragility.

ISLANDER stars David Gould as Man and includes supporting performances by Dick Toth as Other Man and newcomer Aksel Latham-Mitchell as John Tavares. The creative team includes set and lighting designer Josh Smith, choreographer Katie Rose McLaughlin, and sound designer Ben Williams.

ISLANDER was developed in New Georges’ Audrey Residency program!

Follow @IslanderPlay on Twitter (it’s a gas!)!

As part of the health survey and upon arrival at HERE, audiences are required to show proof of vaccination. Masking is required of all staff and audiences at all times while inside the building. HERE’s Comprehensive Site Safety and Reopening Plan can be found at reopening.here.org. The designated HERE Site Safety Monitor will be present at every performance and will be responsible for enforcing compliance with this Safety Plan.

ISLANDER is the recipient of a Restart NY: Rapid Live Performance Grant, made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.  AND a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant!


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future wife:
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