"I didn't know whether to run for my life or fall in love."

- Mark Cofta, Philadelphia City Paper

creative team:

Directed by Sam Tower
Written by Jeremy Gable
Featuring + Co-Created by Emilie Krause, Anna Szapiro, Merri Rashoyan, Lauren Tuvell, Caitlin Dagle
Music Composition and Performance by Alec MacLaughlin

All material generated collaboratively with the ensemble.

Lighting Design: Andrew Thompson
Sound Design: Aziz Naouai
Set & Costume Design: Sam Tower
Associate Costume Design: Emilie Krause
Installation Design: Kevin Meehan
Stage Manager: Terry Mittelman
Assistant Stage Manager: Caitlin Dagle
Front of House: Anne Ketcham, Arianna Gass

Produced by Sam Tower + Ensemble

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"Jeremy Gable's lean script captures the noir style well -- "What's your rub, honey?" -- and leaves a lot of room for Tower's bold staging, which includes fights and eerily expressive flashbacks [...] all strikingly lit by Andrew Thompson"  -- Mark Cofta, Philadelphia CityPaper

"Staged by a strong and brilliant all-woman cast, supported by the artistry of talented designers, this new theatre company has made one heck of an entrance." -- Kathryn Osenlund, CurtainUp Philadelphia Review
 

901 Nowhere Street

Presented in 2015 Philadelphia Fringe Festival
September 8 - 17, 2015
Power Plant Productions Basement
 

One reckless evening draws an aspiring novelist into an intoxicating world where a cynical private eye and a mysterious publisher struggle to erase their past. Three hardboiled heroines are swept up in a twisted exploit of power, betrayal, and manipulation. Fantasy trumps reality in this hallucinogenic crime drama gone awry.

"Yes, like all good mistakes, a burnt cake is an easy thing to cover up."

~ Olivia L'amour, 901 Nowhere Street


Under the influence of a supernaturally seductive lounge singer, three fast-talking anti-heroines come face to face with demons, desires and self-destruction. How far will these desperate dames go to find out what they’re truly made of underneath?

901 Nowhere Street explores multi-dimensional female protagonists through the lens of film noir, challenging the woman’s role in a traditionally male-dominated genre. Gable’s sharp-witted script, teamed with Tower’s surreal staging, transports the audience to a sultry underworld where the Id rules all. 

MacLaughlin's haunting live guitar score blends with hot jazz ballads of 1940’s to create a modern, female-centric interpretation of the timeless detective drama.

Anna Zaida Szapiro in 901 Nowhere Street (image by Plate3.com)

Anna Zaida Szapiro in 901 Nowhere Street (image by Plate3.com)

PRODUCTION STILLS FROM PHILADELPHIA FRINGE FESTIVAL 2015

IMAGES BY PLATE3.COM