Adrian Bridges

Guitarist, Composer, Sound Designer

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Theater In Asylum: The Debates (Debate #4)

Adrian is acting, designing sound, and writing original music for Theater in Asylum’s theatrical adaptations of the Democratic Presidential Primary Debates. With a small army of actors, designers, dramaturgs, and support staff, TIA watches and analyzes the debates, devises a piece, and presents it live in NYC. With each adaptation, there may be multiple Hillarys, a female Bernie, a Greek chorus of "questions from Facebook"--anything to illustrate and illuminate the candidates.

  • Based on the January 17, 2016 Democratic Primary Debate
  • Performance February 9, 2016 at The Kraine Theatre, NYC

A theatricalization of the Democratic Primary Debate on 1/17/16
Hillary, Bernie, and Martin played by a cast of 14
Theater is politics is theater is politics

Tickets are FREE, first-come, first serve on the day of the performance. Or, reserve a seat $25

Conceived and directed by Paul Bedard
Choreographed by Katie Palmer
Dramaturgical Team lead by Samantha Keogh
Lighting Designed and Production Managed by Dan Stearns
Sound Design and Original Compositions by Adrian Bridges
Marketing Coordination by Kate McMorran
Marketing Imagery by Ran Xia

Debate #4
Created by and featuring Leah Alfieri, Jessie Atkinson, Jake Beckhard, Erin Borain, Adrian Bridges, Maria DeCotis, Yonit Friedman, Samantha Keogh, Esther Yumi Ko, Joe Marx, Camara McLaughlin, Kate McMorran, Lucy Myrtue, Kayla Weinerman
Stage Managed by Ariella Axelbank
Dramaturgical Support by Caitlin Belforti, Calandra Daby, Jeevan D'Souza, Chelsea Drumel, Mike Dunlop, Sarah Eisman, Clara Elser, Rick Fudge, Chris Harris

Theater in Asylum, with the NYC chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, is creating theatrical adaptations of the Democratic Primary Debates. With a small army of actors, designers, dramaturgs, and support staff, we are watching each debate, analyzing its content, devising an original piece around it, and presenting it live in NYC. With mimicry, abstraction, and earnest curiosity, we seek to illuminate the candidates, their policies, and their characters. This iterating process will lead to a compilation performance in April.

Earlier Event: January 21
A Dream Play
Later Event: April 7
Take/Sacrifice @ (re)Focus Fest