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co-created by Bryn Mawr Bi-College Students of Theater and Dance

April 7-9 and 13-15

Hepburn Teaching Theatre

Goodhart Hall, Bryn Mawr College

"I was hooked ... I took a Particular Risk, and I'm glad I did.​"

- Mark Cofta, Broad Street Review

The ensemble's Particular Risk is a collaboratively created whirlwind of movement, theater, and music that follows the footprints of political corruption in the notorious boardwalk town of Asbury Park, NJ. In this psychedelic noir, composer Rachel Ishikawa’s original score introduces a distinctly cinematic, synth-heavy style on top of the temporal setting of 1971. Featuring live vocal performance woven deftly through the thread of the play, Particular Risk uses the unexpected to subvert classic film noir tropes and explores the deeply and famously divided beach town of Asbury Park.

creative team:

directed by Sam Tower
text by Jeremy Gable


Story, characters, movement, and additional text co-created by:

Joy Angelica Chan (BMC ’17)
Hannah Chinn (BMC ’19)
Ellen Cohn (BMC ’17)
Felicia Grable (BMC ’19) 
Leah Jarvik (HC ’19)
Bridget Rose McJohn (BMC ’17)
Nellie Speers (BMC ’20)
Alex Wilson (BMC ’17)
Olivia Xing (BMC ’20)
Tina Zhong (BMC ’20)

Maiko Matsushima, Set and Costume Designer
Justin McDaniel, Technical Director
Amy Radbill, Production Manager and Props Designer
Henry Bradford (HC ’15), Assistant Technical Director
Franny Mestrich (BMC ’19), Stage Manager
Kat Larson (BMC ’19), Assistant Director
Rachel Ishikawa, Sound Designer
Nathan Merrill (HC ’20), Sound Engineer
Robin Stamey, Lighting Designer
Allie Castillo (BMC '19), Master Electrician

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