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NyLon Fusion Collective Presents the World Premiere of You Are Here, Directed by Jerry Ruiz

New York, NY, October 23, 2011 --( NyLon Fusion Collective presents the world premiere of You Are Here by members of its Writers Collective: Jack Karp, Kate Mulley, Alisha Silver and Joseph Samuel Wright. Directed by Jerry Ruiz, the show will run November 4-20th at the Gene Frankel Theatre with two Planet Connections Artists Grant Shows. Performances are Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays at 2pm and Sundays at 7pm.

You Are Here follows three central story lines about home and finding and creating your own family: a troupe of drag queens and celebrity impersonators touring across middle America; an American woman fighting to stay in London permanently; and a young married couple on a less than ideal honeymoon in Japan. Woven into the fabric of these stories are reflections of the nature of travel, self-exploration and transformation. Created collaboratively during workshops over the summer, You Are Here explores themes of rootlessness and alienation and features a rich ensemble of memorable characters.

Director Jerry Ruiz’s most recent credits include Enfrascada by Tanya Saracho for Clubbed Thumb Theatre, 26 Miles by Quiara Hudes, Kiss Bessamer Goodbye, The King Is Dead and Election Day and upcoming Love Goes To Press at Mint Theater. Ruiz has developed work at Second Stage, Soho Rep, The Public, The Atlantic, Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the Playwrights Realm. Ruiz is a recipient of the 2009-2011 NEA/TCG Career Development for Directors Grant.

Cast includes: Caroline Bloom, Elyssa Jakim, Brandon Lavon Hightower, Rebecca Hirota, Justin Maruri, Mark Souza, Wheaton Simis and Nick Walkonis.

Opening Night Sunday November 6th after show will have a "wedding reception" To Celebrate the nuptials of Jim and Lucy and raise a glass with the cast along with their Drag Queens.

Nylon Fusion Collective is a collective of diverse artists with trans-Atlantic roots that explore classical and contemporary work through an ensemble approach.

Performance dates are Friday November 4th, 11th and 18th at 7pm, Saturday November 5th, 12th and 19th at 2pm and Sunday November 6th, 13th and 20th at 7pm. Opening night is Sunday November 4th at 7pm.

The Gene Frankel Theatre
24 Bond Street
New York, NY 10012
The closest subway is the Broadway and Lafayette Station: 6, F, M, B & D train

Tickets available at

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Nylon Fusion Collective
Ivette Dumeng

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