The Sister

By Eric John Meyer. Directed by Jess Chayes

8/5 - 8/28 2016 in The Studio at Paradise at St. Augustines 

In 2016 Dutch Kills proudly took The Sister to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to delight and challenge our critics and our early bird audiences alike.

Praise for the sister in Edinburgh

**** Gripping... told with punchy, slick dialogue and very good acting...both mesmerising and memorable...
the tale remains in your head long after you leave.
— The Edinburgh Reporter
*** Eric John Meyer’s engagingly strange play The Sister takes a familiar domestic set-up and plays games with it ... There’s an intriguingly off-kilter quality to the writing... Pleasingly weird in a dreamlike way, and New York company Dutch Kills is not short of imagination.
— The Stage
**** [A] Beautifully realised production that delights... the cast do an excellent job... This is a play that revels in its strangeness... This production is invigorating, captivating, and adventurously bizarre. The fascinating dynamics and well-crafted performances make for a gripping show.
— Broadway Baby
*** Brings to mind David Lynch’s Twin Peaks or Blue Velvet
— The List
 Eric Meyer - Writer 

Eric Meyer - Writer 

 Jess Chayes - Director 

Jess Chayes - Director 

 Alley Scott - Leanne / Producer 

Alley Scott - Leanne / Producer 

 Ben Beckley - Bob 

Ben Beckley - Bob 

 Erin Mallon - Colleen

Erin Mallon - Colleen

 Justin Yorio - Terry

Justin Yorio - Terry

 Allison Raynes - Stage Manager 

Allison Raynes - Stage Manager 

 Asa Wember - Sound Design 

Asa Wember - Sound Design 

 Derek Wright - Lighting Design

Derek Wright - Lighting Design

 Deanna Frieman - Costume Design 

Deanna Frieman - Costume Design 

 Sara Walsh - Set Design 

Sara Walsh - Set Design 

 Jean Ann Douglass - Production Manager

Jean Ann Douglass - Production Manager

 Sean Meehan - actor

Sean Meehan - actor

 Andrew Boyd - Stage Crew

Andrew Boyd - Stage Crew

 Blake Habermann - Stage Crew

Blake Habermann - Stage Crew

 Dinah Berkeley - Stage Crew

Dinah Berkeley - Stage Crew

 Ben Jourdan - Stage Crew

Ben Jourdan - Stage Crew

 Esther Jourdan- Stage Crew

Esther Jourdan- Stage Crew

 Catherine Boyd - Stage Crew

Catherine Boyd - Stage Crew

 

3/22 - 4/13 2013 at the 4th Street Theater. 

In the spring of 2013 Dutch Kills produced its first full length play. Eric John Meyer’s chilling and unflinching examination of domestic life was presented at the 4th street theater with critical success. 

Praise for the sister

A fever dream ... at once thrilling and terrifying ... unpredictable and chilling
— New York Theatre Review
It defies genre and expectation in artfully embodying the panorama that is the human condition. ... It is gratifying to watch and inspiring to discover such bold and talented new voices.
— New York Theater Review.
Meyer’s bluntly funny and mean play proves to be something like his mysterious offstage machine itself: abrasive, hurtful, but inexplicably necessary.
— Backstage
Up close and personal.
— New York Times
Jess Chayes directs the piece with razor-sharp precision and an enormous amount of understanding and insight... Ms. Chayes has shaped the piece beautifully and allows it to come forth in all its strange beauty.
— New York Theatre Review
Jess Chayes’ expert close-quarters staging on designer Sara C. Walsh’s ingenious set
— Backstage
Alley Scott (Leanne) is captivating to watch in her descent from power to submission, her desperation one of the most harrowing moments of the evening.
— New York Theatre Review
Erin Mallon is enthralling as Colleen, magnificently reconciling the character’s naive submissiveness and righteous fury.
— Backstage
The excellent Jeb Kreager plays Bob with booming volatility
— Backstage
Erin Mallon finds incredible depth in her nuanced portrayal of Colleen, from the childlike, frightened, captive to the grounded woman she later becomes.
— New York Theatre Review
A superbly calibrated sound design by Asa Wember
— Show Business Weekly
Jeb Kreager (Bob) is excellent in all his petrifying alpha male power
— New York Theatre Review
 Eric John Meyer - Writer 

Eric John Meyer - Writer 

 Jess Chayes - Director 

Jess Chayes - Director 

 Jeb Kreager - Bob 

Jeb Kreager - Bob 

 Alley Scott - Leanne

Alley Scott - Leanne

 Erin Mallon - Colleen

Erin Mallon - Colleen

 Levi Morger - Terry 

Levi Morger - Terry 

 Sara C. Walsh - Sets

Sara C. Walsh - Sets

 Asa Wember - Sound

Asa Wember - Sound

 Derek Wright - Lights

Derek Wright - Lights

 Deanna Frieman - Costumes

Deanna Frieman - Costumes

 Sarah Schoofs - Stage Manager 

Sarah Schoofs - Stage Manager 

 Emily Larson - Assistant Stage Manager

Emily Larson - Assistant Stage Manager

 Stacy Lynn Gould - House Manager

Stacy Lynn Gould - House Manager

 Noah Parks  - Stage Hand 

Noah Parks  - Stage Hand 

 Blake Habermann - Fundraiser Performer 

Blake Habermann - Fundraiser Performer 

 Emily Woo Zeller - Fundraiser Performer

Emily Woo Zeller - Fundraiser Performer

 Bill Prouty - Fundraiser Performer 

Bill Prouty - Fundraiser Performer 

 Richard Lovejoy - Fundraiser Performer

Richard Lovejoy - Fundraiser Performer

 Cara Francis - Fundraiser Performer

Cara Francis - Fundraiser Performer

 Mikey Cantrella - Fundraiser Performer

Mikey Cantrella - Fundraiser Performer

 Richard Jordan - Fundraiser Performer

Richard Jordan - Fundraiser Performer

 Scotty Darda - Fundraiser Performer 

Scotty Darda - Fundraiser Performer 

 Drew Valins - Fundraiser Performer

Drew Valins - Fundraiser Performer

 Charley Layton - Fundraiser Performer

Charley Layton - Fundraiser Performer