MTC Snapshot Series: Please Welcome Our Guest

Saturday, Apr 10, 2021 at 12:30pm

New York, NY 10001

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Liza Birkenmeier, a playwright without a personality, gives you a personality assessment.

With the help of a surprise guest star and an experimental survey, maybe she’ll guide you toward a better understanding of your unique self.


Liza Birkenmeier was recently the Tow Playwright-in-Residence at Ars Nova, where her play Dr. Ride’s American Beach House premiered in 2019. She is collaborating with director Katie Brook on Islander, a verbatim NHL piece, which has been postponed at NYTW Next Door. Her musical collaboration with Jill Sobule has been postponed at City Theatre.


Trish Harnetiaux is a playwright, filmmaker and podcast creator. Current projects include The MS Phoenix Rising with Playwrights Horizons, a narrative podcast about the relaunch of the cruise ship industry following one ship’s attempt to rebrand using avant-garde theatre. She’s developed and presented work at Soho Rep, Ars Nova, Clubbed Thumb (current commission), New Georges and more. Residencies include MacDowell, SPACE on Ryder Farm and Yaddo. Harnetiaux’s short film You Wouldn’t Understand will be part of the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.


Rocco DiSanti (Video Editor):USA 829 Projection Designer with multiple on and off Broadway credits including; Broadway: The Snow Geese, The Columnist, Wit, Collected Stories, Time Stands Still, The Nap. Off Broadway: Incident at Vichy(Signature); Desire, Lift, Inner Voices, Wide Awake Hearts(59E59); Completeness(Playwrights Horizons); A Second Chance(The Public) and more. Regional: Fly(Florida Studio Theatre); The Threepenny Opera, Spin, Company, A Second Chance(Signature Theatre); Kansas City Swing, Lift, The Adventure of Fishy Waters In Bed With The Blues(Crossroads). Awards: Nominated for a 2012 Henry Hewes Design Award for Completeness.


Jhanaë Bonnick (she/her/hers) is a Caribbean-American AEA Stage Manager and Administrator based in New York City. She is also a core leader in Everybody Black (@everybody.blk) and she was recently selected for the inaugural list of “Women to Watch onBroadway.” Jhanaë’s credits include – Broadway: Caroline, or Change, Slave Play, Hadestown, Gary, Six Degrees of Separation, and The Cherry Orchard. Select Off-Broadway: RECONSTRUCTION, Octet, Rags Parkland Sings the Songs of the Future, Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, Primer for a Failed Superpower. Select Regional: Lempicka. @jhanaekcb


Devorah Kengmana is a New York based Lighting and Projections designer. She has worked with Capital Repertory Theatre, KEEN Company, Voyage Theatre Company, Crossroads Theatre Company, SpeakEasy Stage Company, Portland Stage Company, and the Kansas City Actors’ Theatre, among others. She is thrilled to be helping to bring PLEASE WELCOME OUR GUEST to life with Manhattan Theatre Club.

PLEASE WELCOME OUR GUEST will run approximately 20 minutes.

You will not be on camera, and off-camera participation will be solely at your discretion.

Date of Performances: April 8-11, 2021

Not sure when you want to attend? Consider letting your personality type guide you!

Thursday, April 8 @ 7:30pm ET – for the go-getters

**Friday, April 9 @ 4:00pm ET – for quiet people

**Friday, April 9 @ 6:00pm ET – for loud and medium-loud people

Saturday, April 10 @ 8:00am ET – for morning people

**Saturday, April 10 @ 12:30pm ET – for lunch is the worst meal

Saturday, April 10 @ 11:00pm ET – for night owls

Sunday, April 11 @ 11:00am ET – for water signs

**Sunday, April 11 @ 12:00pm ET – for air signs

Sunday, April 11 @ 1:00pm ET – for fire signs

Sunday, April 11 @ 2:00pm ET – for earth signs

**These performances will include English Open Captions.

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