WALLIS KNOT is the New York City-based experimental theater company that developed DAUGHTER OF THE WAVES.
Founded in 2003 by Eileen Connolly, Wallis Knot is dedicated to devising and producing new plays and reinvented literary classics that explore issues of historical and social significance. Our productions combine genre blending, film projections, dance, musical underscoring, multiple languages, and the occasional puppet. Our plays have premiered at NYC's Theater for the New City/Dream Up Festival, New York Musical Theater Festival, SoHo’s HERE art center, the New York International Fringe Festival, the Connelly Theatre, Hudson Guild Theatre, New Actors Workshop and the American Theatre of Actors.
Irish born Gina Costigan is co-producing a new theater piece written by Eileen Connolly about the immigrant Irish in America during the Civil War. We plan to premiere in Ireland before returning to NYC. We're just now finishing up our research phase, so the production is a year away, but we'll keep you posted.
Additionally, the character of Hen from Daughter of the Waves (originated by Gina Costigan) was sadly killed off in the last draft...but she's back! Gina and Eileen are crafting a new one-woman performance piece with music for an NYC pub premiere this Fall 2017.
And lastly, the Wallis Knot ensemble back in the rehearsal studio this summer working to finish HARVEST -- a play about finding love, losing love, and remembering love. Set in America in the 1960's, it follows the struggles of a Cuban immigrant coming to terms with his heritage while finding himself in a new country.
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2003 SEEING ANDRE GIDE (New Actors Workshop)
2004 DRACULA JOURNALS (American Theater of Actors)
2005 DANCE WITH ME, HARKER (New York International Fringe Festival)
2006 LATE TO THE REPUBLIQUE (NY Conservatory)
2007 HAMLET (NY Conservatory)
2008 WET SHAKESPEARE - SPRING DANCE CONCERT
2009 MEET THE AUTHOR Reading Series: Joseph Goodrich
2009 CLOSED OUT OF TOWN Reading Series: Ellery Queen
2009 PAPER - SPRING DANCE CONCERT (Hudson Guild)
2009 BETWEEN TWO WORLDS (Hudson Guild Theater)
2009 MACBETH (Hudson Guild)
2010 DUCHESS OF MALFI (Connelly Theater)
2011 BETWEEN TWO WORLDS (HERE arts center, SoHo)
2013 Resident Artists/NYU with Roschman Dance
2014 DAUGHTER OF THE WAVES (Theatre for a New City)
2015 DAUGHTER OF THE WAVES (New York Musical Theater Festival)
the company 2017
Christopher Austin, Annalisa Chamberlin, Gina Costigan, Jay Goldenberg, Andhy Mendez, Connie Rotunda