Henry is dying. To cope with his illness, he begins to believe that he is Oliver Henries, a 19th century dandy with a predilection for women and excess. Henry’s girlfriend Gert is watching Henry die. To cope with Henry’s illness, she seeks comfort and advice online and dives into a fantasy world of her own.
Filled with a cast of characters real and imaginary from the past and the ether, Pox is a play about illness, stigma, and living and dying in the 21st century.
Kate Mulley (Playwright) is a founding member of Vox Theater. New York credits: Netflix Fills Needs, Like a Finch (UglyRhino), The Reluctant Lesbian (FringeNYC, O’Neill Semi-Finalist, Northern Stage), You Are Here (NyLon Fusion Collective/ Gene Frankel Theater), The Tutor (FringeNYC 2011, Juilliard Fellowship finalist), Sezze Sun (Odyssey Productions/walkerspace), The Lazarus Years (Red Room). London credits: The Proxies (Theatre503, Etcetera Theatre), Cook’s Clock (Soho Theatre), Fee (Tristan Bates Theatre). Her play Strange Bare Facts has been developed at NYU, the New London Barn Playhouse, the Last Frontier Theater Conference and VoxFest 2013 at Dartmouth College. As a dramaturg, she has worked on New York productions of Fuente Ovejuna and The Country Wife. She has served as the Literary Manager of NyLon Fusion Collective and a Resident Playwright for Odyssey Productions. She has worked for Playscripts, Inc., Nick Hern Books, Soho Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop and Hourglass Group and has published headlines in The Onion. She graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Theatre and History and received an MA in Writing for Performance at Goldsmiths College, London. She currently lives in New York where she is pursuing an MFA in Playwriting at Columbia.
Lillian King (Director) is thrilled to be a part of VoxFest and to be back at Dartmouth where she was class of ’07. She recently graduated with her MFA in directing from BU’s School of Theatre, and is currently the Assistant Director on Rocky the Musical at Broadway’s Winter Garden. Lillian was Assistant Director for Peter and the Starcatcher at NYTW, on Broadway, and last summer was Associate Director for the First National Tour. Other credits include: The Women of Henry VIII, Antigone, Vinegar Tom, Henry V and The Last Five Years (BU); A Little Night Music, The Student Prince, Legally Blonde and Almost, Maine (New London Barn Playhouse). All my love and gratitude to my family, Matt and Kate, and Dan.
Matthew Cohn (Performer) graduated from Dartmouth College in 2008 with a degree in Philosophy and Theater. He is a founding member of Vox Theater. Upon graduation, he returned to his native New York to pursue a career in acting. Recent New York credits include: Twelfth Night (New Place Players); The Reluctant Lesbian (New York International Fringe Festival); The Country Wife (Chernuchin Theatre); Henry V (Kill Mike, Use…); King Lear (National Black Theater of Harlem); The Weird (Wake Up Marconi! Productions); Aliens Exist (Manhattan Repertory Theater); Sans Deus (Just ASK Productions). Regional: The Importance of Being Earnest (Northern Stage); Measure for Measure (Elm Shakespeare Company); Rhinoceros (The Mighty Theater); Picasso at the Lapin Agile, I Hate Hamlet, and Almost, Maine, among others (New London Barn Playhouse). Later this summer he can be seeing playing Thesus and Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the New Place Players in New York City. www.matthewcohn.com
Tommy Dickie (Performer) moved to LA after completing his MFA in Acting at Brown/Trinity Rep, where his favorite roles included Kit Carson in The Time of Your Life, Tesman in Hedda Gabler, and Jim/Tom/Kenneth in Clybourne Park on Trinity’s mainstage. Before grad school (and after his BA in Theater at Dartmouth), Tommy spent 4 years in New York, where he worked extensively with the deliciously experimental companies Superhero Clubhouse and Stolen Chair, and also played Bottom in Off-Broadway’s Fools in Love. TV credits: Extant, Wilfred, One Life to Live. LA Theater: Alcestis with Critical Mass at Boston Court (swing). Check out www.DickiePicks.com (Oscar predictions & movie blogging) & www.TommyDickie.com (acting).
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