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TAR BABY IS PERFORMING AT THE AUCKLAND ARTS FESTIVAL!

MARCH 3-6, 2016 

Past Productions

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SPECIAL THANKS
Sarah Chew, Isaac Byrne, Jessica Doherty, David Blasher, Diane Ajl & Neil Kitrosser, terraNOVA Collective, Robert and Altina Vergata, Harry Platt, Maegan Kidd, Sam Platt and Robin Lennon, David Ogle, 3LD, TADA! Youth Theatre, Natasha Lee-Walsh, Anthony Ellis, Tim Wilson, Mat Burt

February 2016 - Vault Festival

Brick Hall Vault Festival - LONDON PREMIERE PRODUCTION

We were honored to be a part of this new and innovative theatre festival. It was an amazing chance to present the issue of race and capitalism to an excited London Audience. 

 

PLATT PRODUCTIONS with DESIREE BURCH
"Tar Baby"

Written by: Desiree Burch with Dan Kitrosser

Starring: Desiree Burch

Director: Melissa Crespo

Original Music: Mark Van Hare

Costume Design: Tricia Bastian

Stage Manager: Ria Samartzi

Touring Stagehands/Electricians: Jacob Platt

Graphic Design: Maya Eilam

Associate Producer: Raffaela Vergata

Producers: Platt Productions LLC / Jacob Platt 

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SPECIAL THANKS
Sarah Chew, Isaac Byrne, Jessica Doherty, David Blasher, Diane Ajl & Neil Kitrosser, Jennifer Conley Darling, 

terraNOVA Collective, Gilded Balloon, Robert and Altina Vergata, Harry Platt, Maegan Kidd, Sam Platt and Robin Lennon, David Ogle, 3LD, TADA! Youth Theatre, Natasha Lee-Walsh, Big House Events, Eva C. Scanlan, Bridget Balodis, 

Delta College - Stockton, CA

Delta College - Stockton, CA

Delta College - Stockton, CA

Delta College - Stockton, CA

Delta Workshop - Stockton, CA

Delta Workshop - Stockton, CA

FEBRUARY 2014

- San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, CA

 

APRIL 2014

- SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY 

Technical Advisor: Kyle Crose
Electricians/Carpenters: William Neuman, Greg Levine
Rigger: Steve Surry
Follow Spot Operator: Caskey Hunsader
Legal Counsel: Susan Mendell/Levine, Plotkin, & Menin
 
SPECIAL THANKS
Jessica Doherty, David Blasher, Diane Ajl & Neil Kitrosser, terraNOVA Collective, The New Orleans Fringe, Otter, Jim Fitzmorris, Lee Kyle, Cara Francis, Carolyn Castiglia, Cole Wimpee, Writopia Lab, A-List Education, Harry Platt, Maegan Kidd, Sam Platt and Robin Lennon, Evan True, William Neuman, Robert Levine, Tribeca Lighting Inc., Steven Wohl, Clinton Cameo Studios, David Ogle, 3LD and Amy Higgs.

August 2015 - Edinburgh Fringe

Gilded Balloon Edinburgh Fringe Festival - UK PREMIERE PRODUCTION

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest international arts festival in the world. It was important for Tar Baby to seen by an international audience. Were they ready to have that frank, funny, interactive and likely traumatising conversation about race we've been been (talking about) having since Obama got elected?  YES! After being honored with a Fringe First award for writing and by Amnesty international for their Freedom of Expression award we knew there was a place in this world for Tar Baby. 

 

PLATT PRODUCTIONS with DESIREE BURCH
"Tar Baby"

Written by: Desiree Burch with Dan Kitrosser

Starring: Desiree Burch

Director: Melissa Crespo

Original Music: Mark Van Hare

Costume Design: Tricia Bastian

Stage Manager: Raffaela Verata

Touring Stagehands/Electricians: Jacob Platt

Graphic Design: Maya Eilam

Press Rep: Milla Jackson

Associate Producer: Raffaela Vergata

Producers: Platt Productions LLC / Jacob Platt 

2014 National Tour

UNIVERSITY TOUR

A show about Race and Capaitalism should be seen by America's teens and young adults.  Although this show speaks to all audiences, the millenial generation has the largest potential to impact America's future.  So we are currently touring it around our nations schools, where at many Desiree holds workshops with students examining how we can create social change through performance.

 

"Tar Baby"

Written by: Desiree Burch with Dan Kitrosser

Starring: Desiree Burch

Director: Isaac Byrne

Original Music: Mark Van Hare

Costume Design: Tricia Bastian

Stage Manager: Raffaela Verata

Touring Stagehands/Electricians: Jacob Platt

Graphic Design: Maya Eilam

Associate Producer: Raffaela Vergata

Producer: Platt Productions LLC / Jacob Platt

Jan 2013 - DR2 Theatre - NYC

New York City Premiere Production

This landmark Off-Broadway Theatre, created by Daryl Roth, seven-time Pulitzer Prize winning producer, consists of the main Theatre space, the intimate DR2 Theatre, and the subterranean D-Lounge Cabaret. The complex has hosted such hits as the seven year run of De La Guarda, Fuerza Bruta, Almost Maine, Striking 12, Dear Edwina, Thom Pain (based on nothing), Masked, Vigil and The Judy Show. www.DarylRothTheatre.com

 

 

PLATT PRODUCTIONS in association with LAURA CHEW presents:

"Tar Baby"

Written by: Desiree Burch with Dan Kitrosser

Starring: Desiree Burch                        

With help by: Phoebe Mar Halkowich

Director: Isaac Byrne                            

Set & Lighting Design: Joshua Rose

Costume Design: Tricia Bastian       

Sound Design & Original Music: Mark Van Hare

Stage Manager: Raffaela Vergata

Assistant Director: Angela C. Lewis

Press Representative: Ron Lasko/Spin Cycle

Production Assistant: David Blasher

Graphic Designer: Maya Eilam

General Manager/Creative Line Producer: Amanda Feldman

Associate Producer: Neighborhood Productions 

Producer: Jacob Platt

SPECIAL THANKS
Kresen, Emilie, Joe, Shannon, Pam x2 and all the other wonderfully kind and supportive people at the Fringe - thank you for making this Fringe my favorite!  To the City of New Orleans for being the family that actually understands me, Otter & Michael at the Backyard Ballroom, Betty-Carol and Marti at the Bywater B&B, Writopia Lab, The New School, Jim Fitzmorris, Zach Friedman, Matt, Reginald Ray, Amy Higgs, and Laura Chew.

Nov 2012 - NOLA Fringe

New Orleans Fringe Festival - WORLD PREMEIRE PRODUCTION

The Festival nurtures emerging and established performaing artists by presenting fun, fearless and affordable theater to the community and creating ties between artists, audiences, businesses and local organizations.  www.nofringe.org The performances were held in the Backyard Ballroom space in the Bywater dedicated to the development of original theater and musicals, produced by writers, musicians, and performers from New Orleans.  Emphasis is on the offbeat and the bold. www.artsneworleans.org  The theatre is located in a renovetad shed area at the back of a large house and features a comfortable seating area, a bar, and two outdoor patio areas.

 

JACOB PLATT in association with NEIGHBORHOOD PRODUCTIONS presents:

"Tar Baby"

Written by: Desiree Burch with Dan Kitrosser

Starring: Desiree Burch

Performance Assistant: Jessica Doherty

Director: Isaac Byrne

Stage Manager: Raffaela Vergata

Assistand Director: Angela C. Lewis

Production Assistant: David Blasher

Graphic Designer: Rochelle BaRoss

Creative Line Producer: Amanda Feldman 

Producer: Jacob Platt

Spring 2011 - soloNOVA Arts Festival

P.S. 122 New York City - WORKSHOP PRODUCTION

Presented by terraNOVA Collective's 8th annual soloNOVA Arts Festival

TerraNOVA collective is a vibrant playground for artists devoted to innovative new and original theatrical works.  Their multi-layerd development process, solo arts festivals, and productions serve to nurture and liberate New York City.

 

"Tar Baby"

Written and Perfomed by: Desiree Burch

Co-Written by: Dan Kitrosser

Director: Isaac Byrne

Director and Performer Assisted by: Jessica Doherty

Sound Design by: David Ogle