The Power of Punctuation - New York Premier - 11 performances ONLY









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New York, NY — Producers Matthew Kagen,​ Julia Greer and Emma Miller announced​ today that tickets are now on sale for the New York premiere production of The Power of Punctuation, ​a new play by Natalie Margolin opening​ July 15 and​ playing 11 performances only through August 6 at​ the Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street).​         


Jenny, Fran, and Angie are best friends. They love each other. They have their own rules...their own language...their own way of surviving. A large white board dominates their living room. A huge clock dictates their every move. Their system is strict and serious. It's 4 am. If the rules are broken, does the love remain?


Directed by Casey Griffin and featuring Elizabeth Gambal (​Fran​ ​), Rebecca Frisch (​Angie​ ​),and​ Natalie Margolin (​Jenny​ ​), The Power of Punctuation ​ ​is a play about friendship, sex and commas.


“In a generation where technology frays intimacy and perpetuates detachment, Natalie Margolin's ThePower of Punctuation​explores the female friendship dynamic with both empathy and humor,” add Kagen,​ Greer​ and Miller​ .​ Though the lens of text message etiquette, Margolin celebrates that language, even poorly punctuated, still has the power to connect us or rip us apart.


The design team includes Matt Brogan (​scenic), Lauren Levin (costumes), and Julia Weinberg (props). Ari Rudess and ​ Emma Buford ​ serve as stage management.​ 

The Power of Punctuation opens Friday, July 15 and​ plays Thursdays​ ,​ Fridays​ ,​ and Saturdays​at​ 8:00PM through​ Saturday, August 6 at the Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036). 


Tickets priced at $20 / $15 for those under 30, are available now at:​  or by​ calling the box office at: 929 260 0POP​       .​ FACEBOOK: @POPtheplay

TWITTER: @POPtheplay



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Julia Greer and​ Emma Miller are​ a producing team committed to the development of new works by female writers. Together, they founded StageFemmes, a feminist company through which they produced How I Learned To Drive, Bachelorette, The Crowd You're In With, Post Grad, Dry Land, ​two one-act festivals, and a developmental workshop ofPink Boxes. ​They are currently developing a musical by Megan Dobkin. This Summer, they are facilitating a series of developmental workshops and preparing for the launch of their new female-focused theater company. Julia is also an actor and writer who most recently worked with Paula Vogel on her new play Indecent ​ ​and was seen in Ryan and Alice ​at the Cincinnati Fringe/Know Theatre. ​​She's worked at La Jolla Playhouse, New York Stage and Film's Powerhouse Season, Young Jean Lee's Theater Company, The Civilians, the Ojai Playwrights Conference, and the Kenyon Playwrights Conference. Emma is a director whose work was most recently seen at the Cincinnati Fringe/Know Theatre. She's currently the Casting Fellow at Playwrights Horizons; previously, she worked at Dobama Theater, Playmakers Youth Theater, and as the assistant director at the Kenyon Playwrights Conference.


Casey Griffin is a director and educator. While at Kenyon College she directed productions of ​The Book ofLiz, The Shallow End, Bachelorette, The Crowd You're In With ​and the original production of The Power ofPunctuation. ​She served as Literary Director for the female-focused theater company StageFemmes ​   ​and as Vice President for the Kenyon College Drama Club. Since graduating, Casey has been working as an educator and in the non-profit sector. She currently lives in Brooklyn                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             


Matthew Kagen is​ a producer and writer. After receiving his MFA in Theater Management and Producing from Columbia School of the Arts, Kagen most recently served as Associate Artistic Director of New York Stage and Film, developing new projects with artists such as Bill Pullman, Stephen Belber, Duncan Sheik, Hamish Linklater, Thomas Kail, Will Eno, Anna Ziegler, and Clare Barron. Prior to that, Kagen was the Associate Producer of Young Jean Lee's Theater Company and helped develop Lee's new play StraightWhite Men​, a New York Times Top 10 Critics' Pick of 2014. Kagen has also assisted John Collins, Artistic Director of Elevator Repair Service Theater Company, Mark Russell at The Public Theater's Under The Radar Festival, and Creative Producer Anne Hamburger on new projects at En Garde Arts.

Natalie Margolin is a playwright, actress, improviser, and graduate of Kenyon College. Her play, ThePower of Punctuation​, was a New York Stage and Film Founders Award finalist, recipient of Kenyon College's James E. Michael Playwriting Award and the Thomas Turgeon Memorial Award. Upon her arrival to NYC, Natalie worked as a dramaturg for Lucy Alibar (Beasts of the Southern Wild​) on Lucy's piece titled, Throw me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up​, which was performed at both the 2014 Prelude Festival and the 2015 Under the Radar Festival. Natalie worked with producer Matthew Kagen at the Young Jean Lee Theatre Company, where she assisted with the 2014 production of Straight White Men​. Natalie's short plays Lemons​ and Rugby​​have both been performed at Kenyon College. Her upcoming piece,Tutus​ ​, will appear at the Haven Theatre Company in Chicago this Fall. Natalie​ most recently appeared in the NYC Fringe Festival playing the role of Ashley in the comedy Laugh Track​, and in the webseries New Mayor of New York​, playing the role of Laura. She resides in New York City where she continues to write and perform.




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