& SmackErel Productions
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. We 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.
Smackerel Productions is a Wallis Knot collaboration with Co-Artistic Director Gina Costigan.
Our goal is to create and produce original scripts focused on strong female characters, as well as to establish an intercontinental arts cooperative, uniting Irish artists from both the U.S. and Ireland to create a new cultural hybrid that travels between the two countries.
3 BLIND MICE is a spy thriller about British and Irish intelligence operatives who play a dangerous game of chess that could easily explode in their faces. Loyalties forged during war are tested, lies are virtually impossible to detect among agents trained in subterfuge and counterintelligence, while old grudges burn slowly, never forgotten. When puppet masters rule Washington, the time is ripe for a reckoning for these three blind mice...see how they run.
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)
2017 HARVEST (workshop)
2018 3 BLIND MICE (currently in development)
Christopher Austin, Annalisa Chamberlin, Gina Costigan, Jay Goldenberg, Andhy Mendez, Connie Rotunda
GINA COSTIGAN, of smackrel PRODUCTIONs
Acting Reel (featuring scenes with Cate Blanchett, Ciarán Hinds)