New Light Theater Project and Access Theater Premiere new play by Anne Adams.
July 21 - August 13 at Access Theater

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New Light Theater Project and Access Theater will present STRANGE COUNTRY by award-winning playwright Anne Adams. Winner of the New Light New Voices award, it will be directed by Jay Stull (Utility, Rantoul and Die). Previews begin July 21st at Access Theater with opening slated for July 24.

It is 4th of July weekend in Bell County, Texas. Tiffany has been there for brother Darryl every step of the way since his release from the psych ward. But when she brings girlfriend Jamie home for the weekend, Tiffany finds herself in a fight she didn’t see coming. With the fireworks of family and pride and independence at stake, STRANGE COUNTRY examines how far we are willing to go to win.

STRANGE COUNTRY stars Sidney Williams (Stephen Adly Guirgis’s Little Flower of East Orange, dir. Philip Seymour Hoffman), Vanessa Vache (The Amoralists' Utility), and Bethany Geraghty (In The Soundless Awe). The production team that includes Brian Dudkiewicz (sets), Samantha Rose Lind (costumes),  Michael O'Connor (lighting),  Andy Evan Cohen, (sound), and Samantha Schaffer (associate scenic designer and props).

JAY STULL is a director and playwright. His recent New York directing credits include Utility by Emily Schwend (The Amoralists at Rattlestick), Take Me Back by Emily Schwend (Walkerspace), Leave Me Green by Lisi DeHaas (Gym at Judson), and Enter at Forest Lawn and Rantoul and Die by Mark Roberts (The Amoralists). His work has been seen at or developed by LAByrinth, Ars Nova, The Flea, Culture Project, and Joe’s Pub, among others. He was a Directing Fellow with Clubbed Thumb and a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab and The Civilians R&D Group.

ANNE ADAMS is a native Texan, a loyal Chicagoan, and currently, an optimistic Londoner. After immersing herself in the Chicago theatre scene as an actor, director, and teacher for over seven years, she moved to London, where she finally decided to court her first love— writing for the stage and screen. Strange Country is her writing debut and is the recipient NLTP's inaugural "New Light New Voices" award.

Under Artistic Director Sarah Norris, NEW LIGHT THEATER PROJECT is an ensemble-based theater company in New York City.  They place writers at the center of the process of developing new works and reinterpreting classic stories.  They create an environment—for both artist and audience—that is open, engaging, and affordable.  For more info, visit

Since 1992, ACCESS THEATER has served as a cost-effective rental alternative to New York's Off-Off and Independent Theater scene.  Access seeks innovative, not-for-profit producing organizations devoted to the production of new works.

STRANGE COUNTRY runs July 21 – August 13, Wednesday – Sunday.  Access Theater is located at 380 Broadway on the 4th floor (at White Street) -- accessible from the A/C/E/N/Q/R/6 trains at Canal Street or the 1 train at Franklin. Tickets are $15 at 630-632-1459 or