Helen.

By Emma Joy Hill

www.emmajoyhill.com

Directed by Jared Whitford

THE FACE THAT LAUNCHED A THOUSAND SHIPS.

A one woman theatrical experience that explores the roles of the every woman.  Rooted in the myth of Helen of Troy, Helen. explores the modern challenges women face daily.

This show involves content not suitable for all audiences. Audiences 18 or older, unless under the supervision of guardian.

Ashley Larson | Helen

Ashley Larson | Helen

Ashley Larson is an actress from the Williamsport area, and is grateful to be reuniting with Studio 570, where she both served as a board member and consistently performed during the years of 2017-2018 in addition to meeting and getting to know some of her dearest friends. Ashley relocated to Los Angeles spring ‘19 to pursue conservatory training beyond her theatre performance minor from the University of Pittsburgh, and has since studied acting at the Art of Acting studio, Berg studios, and Margie Haber studio. She surprised herself by getting cast in the first film project she sent in a self-taped audition for, which was an indie short called “Breaking a Habit.” She looks forward to traveling back to Los Angeles to rejoin the cast of City Garage theatre’s The Penelopiad, which was in rehearsal before the city’s live theatre shutdown. Other select credits include (The Thugs, Alice., The Importance of Being Earnest, Big Love, Midsummer, Almost, Maine, The Diary of Anne Frank, Noises Off!, Steel Magnolias, Dangerous Love) Jeremiah 29:11

Jared Whitford | Director & Designer

Jared Whitford | Director & Designer Jared is Studio 570’s founder and Artistic Director. Mr. Whitford studied theater in Pittsburgh. Mr. Whitford has be involved in the Williamsport performing and music community as a guest performer, designer and producer. His works have allowed him to work at nationally and locally include working at theaters such as the historic Pittsburgh Playhouse, the Straz Center, PARK Productions, Penn State cheerleading, and various other companies. Select Credits include (Spring Awakening, Shrek, Romeo and Juliet, Midsummer, One Act Festivals, The Diary of Anne Frank, Proof, Steel Magnolia, Cabaret, Seussical).

Emma Joy Hill | Playwright

Emma Joy Hill | Playwright

Emma Joy Hill is a writer, performer, dramaturg, and theatre artist. Her passion for writing plays extends into a deep love for grotesque performance art, devised theatre, and sexual violence activism. In the past, she has worked with Bated Breath Theater, helping to devise and write for their productions while also participating in their physical theatre training. She has a BA in Theatre Studies/Playwriting from the University of Connecticut where she has had multiple workshops and staged readings of her plays: The Fit of the Coastlines, In Other Gardens, Trudy Tries to Say I Love You But Runs Out of Breath, Various Levels of Hell, and Those Hollow Bodies which received a full production at the University in May 2019. Those Hollow Bodies will have its Chicago premiere in coming months at Theatre L’Acadie. Emma is currently devising an adaptation of Antigone while working on paintings and language exploring Picasso’s misogyny throughout the Blue and Rose periods. She is currently based out of Connecticut.

www.emmajoyhill.com