all photos by Kate Raines |

all photos by Kate Raines |

Particular Risk

co-created by Bryn Mawr Bi-College Students of Theater and Dance

Directed by Sam Tower
Text by Jeremy Gable
Story, characters, movement, and additional text co-created by:

Joy Angelica Chan (BMC ’17)
Hannah Chinn (BMC ’19)
Ellen Cohn (BMC ’17)
Felicia Grable (BMC ’19) 
Leah Jarvik (HC ’19)
Bridget Rose McJohn (BMC ’17)
Nellie Speers (BMC ’20)
Alex Wilson (BMC ’17)
Olivia Xing (BMC ’20)
Tina Zhong (BMC ’20)

Maiko Matsushima, Set and Costume Designer
Justin McDaniel, Technical Director
Amy Radbill, Production Manager and Props Designer
Henry Bradford (HC ’15), Assistant Technical Director
Franny Mestrich (BMC ’19), Stage Manager
Kat Larson (BMC ’19), Assistant Director
Rachel Ishikawa, Sound Designer
Nathan Merrill (HC ’20), Sound Engineer
Robin Stamey, Lighting Designer
Allie Castillo (BMC '19), Master Electrician

“Tower sends these dames darting all over boardwalk, wheeling, dealing, and conniving, in handsome shadow; Robin Stamey's lights shine through the arty fog and smoke like 6am cuts through my hangover. These characters throw down, both with old fashioned fists and a sort of choreographed physicality that gave me the shivers, you know, the good kind that tell you something fresh is happening."

 – Mark Cofta, Broad Street Review


"I was hooked."

- Mark Cofta, Broad Street Review

a project with Bi-College Theater Program at Bryn Mawr College

"The ensemble's Particular Risk is a collaboratively created whirlwind of movement, theater, and music that follows the footprints of political corruption in the notorious boardwalk town of Asbury Park, NJ. In this psychedelic noir, composer Ishikawa’s original score introduces a distinctly cinematic, synth-heavy style on top of the temporal setting of 1971. Featuring live vocal performance woven deftly through the thread of the play, Particular Risk uses the unexpected to subvert classic film noir tropes and explore the deeply and famously divided beach town  of Asbury Park.

Particular Risk closes the Theater Program’s 2016-2017 season, with six performances (April 7-9 and 13-15) at the Hepburn Teaching Theater (Goodhart Hall, Bryn Mawr College). 

all photos by Kate Raines |