Alien Nation

coming to The Paradise Factory (64 E. 4th St.)
September 22 - October 6

Alien Nation is a live, immersive alien movie about a group of college seniors who might be terrible people, and the race of aliens that invade their bodies to make them better. Running from the FBI, who are coming to neutralize the extraterrestrial threat, these kids are forced to reckon with what it means to change, to outgrow and be outgrown by those you love, and to try to be a better human being. Complete with an original film score, dancing, stage magic, practical effects, a 360 degree set design, and more, Alien Nation casts and recasts its audience as extras in a wild, funny, theatrical thriller tinged with existential regret.

written by Skylar Fox and Simon Henriques
directed by Skylar Fox, with Marielle Elizebeth Burt and Emily Garrison
produced by Jenny Gorelick, with Danielle Gimbal and Duncan Gallagher
performed by Carrie Adams, Simon Henriques, Elisha Mudly, Alexander Paris, Graham Techler, and Jessie Kenner Tidball
designed by Christopher Annas-Lee, Skylar Fox, Nara Shin, and Adam Wyron
stage managed by Lida Richardson

About Us

 

Nightdrive makes inventive, funny, strange plays that push theatrical boundaries in order to communicate with audiences in new and exciting ways. Their work has been produced at Ice Factory at the New Ohio, Ars Nova, the Tank, the Brick, Fresh Ground Pepper, the Flea, and Orange Tea Theatre in Amsterdam. Their show Apathy Boy was a 2015 O'Neill finalist.

Skylar Fox and Simon Henriques are the co-artistic directors of Nightdrive. Jenny Gorelick is its executive producer.

 

 
  Skylar Fox   Skylar 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. 

Skylar Fox

Skylar 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. 

  Simon Henriques   Simon is a writer, actor, and comedian. His plays include  Love Song for General Tso  (2016 O'Neill Semifinalist),  A play about Amy Adams  (Writing is Live Festival),  Narrators  (2015 Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway Festival Winner),  The Tomato and the Onion  (Source Festival), and  Cop Show Family Show News Show Show  (Fresh Ground Pepper). Other performance credits include  Shakespen and Marlboro  at The Annoyance and  Judy Doomed Us All  with Rat Queen Theatre Company. He studied playwriting at Brown University, where he was awarded the T. Carpenter Elocution Prize for being "an exceptional and multitalented writer with a singular voice."

Simon Henriques

Simon is a writer, actor, and comedian. His plays include Love Song for General Tso (2016 O'Neill Semifinalist), A play about Amy Adams (Writing is Live Festival), Narrators (2015 Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway Festival Winner), The Tomato and the Onion (Source Festival), and Cop Show Family Show News Show Show (Fresh Ground Pepper). Other performance credits include Shakespen and Marlboro at The Annoyance and Judy Doomed Us All with Rat Queen Theatre Company. He studied playwriting at Brown University, where he was awarded the T. Carpenter Elocution Prize for being "an exceptional and multitalented writer with a singular voice."

  Jenny Gorelick   Jenny is a producer and comedian based in Brooklyn. She is currently the operations manager of the 72nd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall. Other producing credits include Showgasm XXL (Ars Nova Gala),  Running Interference  (FringeNYC15), and  Fortuna Fantasia  (FringeNYC14). Stage management credits include  Daddy Long Legs  (The Davenport Theatre),  That Bachelorette Show  (Copacabana),  The Ars Nova Revolution  (Ars Nova Gala),  One Day: The Musical  (3LD),  Bridget Everett Gets F*cked by Ars Nova  (Ars Nova Gala), and  The Seagull  (Lake Lucille Chekhov Project). Jenny graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Theatre Arts and Business, Entrepreneurship, and Organizations. At Brown, she was the recipient of the M.H. Hicks Prize for Artistic Excellence and the Exceptional Student Leader of the Year Award. She is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association.

Jenny Gorelick

Jenny is a producer and comedian based in Brooklyn. She is currently the operations manager of the 72nd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall. Other producing credits include Showgasm XXL (Ars Nova Gala), Running Interference (FringeNYC15), and Fortuna Fantasia (FringeNYC14). Stage management credits include Daddy Long Legs (The Davenport Theatre), That Bachelorette Show (Copacabana), The Ars Nova Revolution (Ars Nova Gala), One Day: The Musical (3LD), Bridget Everett Gets F*cked by Ars Nova (Ars Nova Gala), and The Seagull (Lake Lucille Chekhov Project). Jenny graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Theatre Arts and Business, Entrepreneurship, and Organizations. At Brown, she was the recipient of the M.H. Hicks Prize for Artistic Excellence and the Exceptional Student Leader of the Year Award. She is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association.