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“I want to run for my life
but my heart-beat impales me,
nails me to the spot,
there’s no getting’ away now.
I wish to God I was invisible.”

The Tallest Man in the World by Ailís Ní Ríain is a play about an unspeakable love, almighty difference and the torment of memory. Poetic, rhythmic and highly nuanced, a ‘trio’ for voices. It was originally produced by award-winning Cork-based Corcadorca Theatre Company in Ireland in 2013, was a finalist in the Eugene O’ Neill National Playwright’s Conference.

 

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Ailís Ní Ríain (Playwright) is an Irish contemporary classical composer and published writer for stage who aims to produce work that challenges, provokes and engages. A regular collaborator with artists in other art-forms, her artistic interests are diverse and combined with an unwavering desire to push and develop her artistic practice through each new project or commission. In November 2016 she was awarded the prestigious Paul Hamlyn Award for Composers.  www.ailis.info

Ailís Ní Ríain (Playwright) is an Irish contemporary classical composer and published writer for stage who aims to produce work that challenges, provokes and engages. A regular collaborator with artists in other art-forms, her artistic interests are diverse and combined with an unwavering desire to push and develop her artistic practice through each new project or commission. In November 2016 she was awarded the prestigious Paul Hamlyn Award for Composers. www.ailis.info

Ran Xia (Director) is an interdisciplinary theatre artist. Her works have been produced at IRT (Pomegrenade), HERE, Dixon Place, The Brick ([ai]), The Wild Project, etc, and of course, The Tank (previously Echo; Tao at Dark Fest 2018, Independent Study, etc.). A frequent collaborator of Exquisite Corpse Co. (audio/visual installation Echo at the Memory House, on Governors Island), a current Resident Director at The Flea, and a resident artist at Access Theater. Assistant Directing credits include: The Great Leap (by Lauren Yee, Dir. Taibi Magar at the Atlantic Theater), and Refrigerated Dreams by Carrie Mae Weems, Nona Hendryx, Francesca Harper, and Niegel Smith at Joe's Pub. A contributing writer at Theatre Is Easy and Exeunt.  ranxia.info |  thearcticgroup.org

Ran Xia (Director) is an interdisciplinary theatre artist. Her works have been produced at IRT (Pomegrenade), HERE, Dixon Place, The Brick ([ai]), The Wild Project, etc, and of course, The Tank (previously Echo; Tao at Dark Fest 2018, Independent Study, etc.). A frequent collaborator of Exquisite Corpse Co. (audio/visual installation Echo at the Memory House, on Governors Island), a current Resident Director at The Flea, and a resident artist at Access Theater. Assistant Directing credits include: The Great Leap (by Lauren Yee, Dir. Taibi Magar at the Atlantic Theater), and Refrigerated Dreams by Carrie Mae Weems, Nona Hendryx, Francesca Harper, and Niegel Smith at Joe's Pub. A contributing writer at Theatre Is Easy and Exeunt. ranxia.info| thearcticgroup.org


Daniel Carlton (Felim) is a is an actor , storyteller, playwright, poet , director, and award-winning teaching artist who has appeared on New York, national, and international stages. His work has also been presented in schools, jails, homeless shelters, libraries , and every imaginable place to perform (except for outer space).  danielcarlton.com

Daniel Carlton (Felim) is a is an actor , storyteller, playwright, poet , director, and award-winning teaching artist who has appeared on New York, national, and international stages. His work has also been presented in schools, jails, homeless shelters, libraries , and every imaginable place to perform (except for outer space). danielcarlton.com

Finn Kilgore (Eamonn) is a New York born actor based in Brooklyn. He holds a Master’s degree from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and has studied at the LIR academy in Dublin. He has been seen in theaters all around the city of New York, and is thrilled to be returning to the Tank for the New York premiere of The Tallest Man in the World.  finnkilgore.com

Finn Kilgore (Eamonn) is a New York born actor based in Brooklyn. He holds a Master’s degree from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and has studied at the LIR academy in Dublin. He has been seen in theaters all around the city of New York, and is thrilled to be returning to the Tank for the New York premiere of The Tallest Man in the World. finnkilgore.com


Beatriz Miranda (Erin) is a Puerto Rican actress and recent graduate of American Conservatory Theater’s Masters of Fine Arts program. While pursuing a double BA in Psychology and Theater at the University of Puerto Rico, she was a member of Teatro rodante universitario and has performed as an improviser and stand up comedian. Recent roles include Roberta in Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, Mary in ACT’s A Christmas Carol, Ashley in Clickshare and Queen Marie Therese in Lynn Nottage’s Las Meninas. Beatriz is excited for her first show at The Tank.

Beatriz Miranda (Erin) is a Puerto Rican actress and recent graduate of American Conservatory Theater’s Masters of Fine Arts program. While pursuing a double BA in Psychology and Theater at the University of Puerto Rico, she was a member of Teatro rodante universitario and has performed as an improviser and stand up comedian. Recent roles include Roberta in Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, Mary in ACT’s A Christmas Carol, Ashley in Clickshare and Queen Marie Therese in Lynn Nottage’s Las Meninas. Beatriz is excited for her first show at The Tank.

 

Photos by Ran Xia