A new play by Skylar Fox and Simon HenriquesSold Out
September 14 - October 1
“The Grown-Ups is the coolest new play you probably can’t see.” – TimeOut New York
The campers are all finally asleep, and the lake is getting quiet. Have a beer; make a s’more; tell a scary story. Figure out what you’re going to have to do in the morning to keep camp fun and safe without letting the kids find out about…well, you’ve seen the news. I just got a push notification–they’re getting closer. Following a group of camp counselors trying to mold the leaders of tomorrow when tomorrow is looking bleaker and bleaker, The Grown–Ups explores the traditions that change us, what it takes for us to change them, and how to change yourself when you’re hopelessly, tragically not prepared for this.
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Venue: The Hundredth Hill
The Grown-Ups is an immersive outdoor experience at The Hundredth Hill Artist Residence & Retreat (8275 N Fish Rd, Bloomington, IN 47408), about a 20 minute drive from downtown Bloomington. The show will take place entirely outdoors. Seating will be provided, you do not need to bring your own chairs. Parking is available on site, but limited, so we encourage you to carpool to The Hundredth Hill!
Health and Safety: The Grown-Ups takes place entirely outdoors. Masks are optional. For more details on these audience covid policies, click here.
Maeve: Carrie Adams (she/her) is thrilled to be working with Nightdrive again, having previously played Penelope in Alien Nation at The Paradise Factory. Currently Brooklyn based, she has lived and acted in New York City and Los Angeles. She has trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts and holds a BA in theater from Brown University. @carrie.clark47 heycarrieadams.com.
Becca: Emily Elyse Everett is a playwright and actor. She originated the role of Becca in NYC (The Grown-Ups, Time Out 2021 Top 10) and is delighted to return to Indigo Woods with Constellation. Other acting credits include Tilly (u/s) in Nightdrive’s Alien Nation, and Meera in her own play, Serenity. As a writer, Emily was recently a Semifinalist in the Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival. Brown University BA and Columbia University MFA (current), both playwriting. www.emilyelyseeverett.com / @overtly.emily
Lukas: Simon Henriques is a writer, performer, and co-artistic director of Nightdrive. He co-writes and acts in all of Nightdrive’s shows. Outside of his work with Nightdrive, his writing has been published by Samuel French and McSweeney’s. He was raised in Wisconsin, studied theatre and writing at Brown University, and now lives in New York. You can visit him online at simonhenriques.com.
Cassie: Chloe Joy Ivanson (she/her) is a NYC based performer and producer. Select theatrical credits include Providence, RI(Nightdrive), Serenity (Broad Views on Broadway), and undecided (BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop).As a singer, Chloe has performed at venues across NYC including Club Cumming, The Green Room 42, and Don’t Tell Mama. She is currently the Associate Ticketing Manager and Operations Associate for the Tony Awards.www.chloejoyivanson.com
Aidan: Justin Phillips (He/Him) is delighted to be part of this new chapter with Constellation Stage & Screen. Justin is an actor and writer based in New York City. Past Credits NYC: Elder Thomas in The Whale (Harold Clurman Lab Theatre) Pat Nixon/Henry Kissinger in The Annotated History of the American Muskrat (New Ohio Theatre) Andrew/Apathy Boy in The Boring Misadventures of Apathy Boy (Ars Nova) Past TV Credits: The Blacklist on NBC, Julia on HBO. Justin is a 2016 graduate of The Stella Adler Studio Day Conservatory. More at; www.justinandrewphillips.com/
- Director: Skylar Fox
- Stage Manager: Sophia Aranda
- Lighting Designer: Christopher Annas-Lee
- Costume Designer: Abby Melick
- Props Designer: Emily Elyse Everett
- Props Master: Aubrey Kreuger
- Environment Designer: Adam Wyron
- Sound Mixer: Thomas Tiggleman
- Covid Safety Manager : Kate Galvin
- Playwrights: Skylar Fox & Simon Henriques
- Created with: Emily Elyse Everett
- Created with: Chloe Joy Ivanson
- Created with: Abby Melick
- Created with: Justin Phillips
Director: Skylar Fox is a director/playwright/multi-disciplinary theatre maker based in Brooklyn. Non-Nightdrive directing credits include Pussy Sludge by Gracie Gardner (2017 Relentless Award, HERE), Juliet & Romeo (The Brick), and the Boston premieres of the 6-hour genre-bending epic The Valentine Trilogy and of Sarah Ruhl’s Passion Play, for which he was nominated for an IRNE Award. He is currently the Illusions & Magic Associate for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway. His plays include The Last of the Living Jeffersons (Named the runner up for the Gaffney Playwriting Prize, administered by La Jolla Playhouse and UCSD), Heist Play (Brown University Mainstage), and The Archives (Fort Point Theatre Channel). He was a 2016 Heideman Award finalist for his play A Brief Informational Session on what used to be Central Park. His short play A Wake for David’s Fucked-up Face won the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Play Festival, and is published by Samuel French. His work has also been presented at The Flea, Fresh Ground Pepper, and the Writing is Live Festival. B.A. in Theatre Arts and Performance Studies from Brown University.
Stage Manager: Sophia Aranda (she/her/herself) After graduating from NYU Tisch in 2019 with a BFA, Sophia Aranda (she/her) worked locally in NYC as an actress, singer, and writer. She has a decade of technical theater experience ranging from set building to stage management and has worked in regional theaters spanning the east coast. She is excited to be joining the company of the Grown Ups and thanks Nightdrive, her family, and all artists that continue to create despite all odds.
Nightdrive makes rigorously irreverent, demandingly vulnerable, borderline-impossible plays that use indelible moments of stagecraft to build thrillingly personal relationships with audiences, empowering them to reimagine themselves and what they’re capable of. Their work includes an apocalypse around a campfire (The Grown-Ups, secret Brooklyn location); a live immersive alien movie (Alien Nation, Paradise Factory); a five-dimensional community meeting with a full pancake breakfast cooked on stage (Providence, RI, The Tank); a haunted rock concert (Thank You Sorry, Ars Nova); and a hybrid comic book with interactive animation (Apathy Boy, The Brick & Ars Nova). They have been semifinalists for the American Playwriting Foundation’s Relentless Award, finalists for the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, and resident artists at Pipeline Theatre Company and Ars Nova. nightdrive.org / @nightdriveplays