Mission

Infinite Variety Productions (IVP) is a registered 501c3 theatre company dedicated to spotlighting women who have gone unnoticed throughout history and demanding awareness of women's roles in historical, current and possible events.


 

In Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, Antony

says of Cleopatra:


 

Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale

Her infinite variety.
 

IVP believes all women are made of infinite varieties

and deserve to be celebrated and revered. 

We collaborate, educate, and engage by: 


- Using Documentary Theatre to explore how and why history repeats itself and look at the human moments within these elevated historical moments.


-Hosting talkbacks with experts in the subject matter of our work. 


-Performing in alternative, environmental spaces, such as museums and memorials.


-Teaching educational workshops in schools.
 

IVP has received match donations from Bank of America.

Hired by: 

WOSL (Women Overseas Service League to perform In Their Footsteps in San Antonio

for their annual convention 

 

Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith, Inc. to perform In Their Footsteps for their event of, “Empowering Women” at Claudette’s Restaurant

 

The American Airpower Museum to perform Censored on Final Approach as a

partnership at their WWII hangar in Long Island. 

 

Bethpage Historical Society to perform These Shining Lives 

for Women’s History Month  at The Farmingdale Library

 

SNAP to perform Eclipse at Their Annual Convention in

Washington DC at the Sheraton Hotel Ballroom.


Received grants from:


The Kuehne Foundation


Naftali Foundation

Resident Artist at:
FrigidNYC

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...entertaining, provocative, and informative  

 ~ The Huffington Post

 
 

Current  Upcoming 

&

Where:

When:

7/25/2019 8:15pm
7/26/2019 6:00pm
7/27/2019 5:45pm

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Current  Upcoming 

&

"Nellie and The Women of Blackwell"

 

Based on the exposé that shocked the world, “Ten Days in the Mad-house,” IVP and Wildrence’s newest show, Nellie and the Women of Blackwell, gives you the opportunity to join Nellie as she navigates the halls of Blackwell Asylum. What will you see? Who will you meet? And more importantly—how will you get out?.

Where

Tickets    

Wildrence Immersive Space

59 Canal Street

Tickets are limited! Only 16 per show. 

Available at:

https://www.wildrence.com/events/nellie-and-the-madwomen-of-blackwell

Learn More about Nellie, The Asylum and the play HERE

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Our Team

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Ashley Adelman received her BFA from NYU TISCH, MFA from the Actor’s Studio and is currently working towards her MA in Women’s History from Sarah Lawrence. She is the founder of Infinite Variety Productions, which has produced work all around NY, DC, and WY. Ms. Adelman helped produce the Wyoming Theatre Festival and has produced shows all around the country as well as overseas. She is currently working on a curriculum that can bring documentary theatre into the educational system, mixing sensorial techniques, interviews and research into the lesson plan. She strongly believes that to understand our future .

Founder & Board President

Ashley Adelman

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Julia Lauria-Blum earned her BA in the Visual Arts at SUNY New Paltz. After a brief career in the hospitality industry she began research on women pioneers in aviation. In 2001 she curated the WASP exhibit at the American Airpower Museum (AAM) and was a consultant on the History Channel documentary, Women Combat Pilots, The Right Stuff and later curated the Ninety-Nines Organization of Women Pilots exhibit and Women Who Brought the War Home, Women War Correspondents, WWII at the AAM. Julia is currently the archivist at the Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City, NY.

Board Member

Julia Lauria-Blum

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Ann Kelsey holds a BA in Anthropology and English from the University of California, Riverside, and a Master’s Degree in Library Science from UCLA. She was a librarian with Army Libraries in Vietnam in 1969-1970.  She retired from the County College of Morris (NJ) in 2009.  She has served on the boards of the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation and the UCLA New York Alumni Network. She is currently the chair of the Scholarship Committee for the Women’s Overseas Service League and on the Steering Committee of Impact 100-Essex.

Board Member

Ann Kelsey

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Colleen received her BFA in Musical Theatre from University of Florida and received her MFA from The Actors Studio Drama School. Colleen is an associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. Colleen has directed many new works in NYC, Dead Bullies (NYU) Slipping on Black Ice (The Hudson Guild Theatre) If Stars are Lit (Actors Studio play Festival), Claire’s Room (NYC Fringe Festival and Abingdon Theatre Company) and other work includes co-directing Autobahn (Williamstown Theatre Festival Apprentice Program). www.colleenrbritt.com

Board Member

Colleen Brit

Caroline has been performing since she was old enough to talk. She excelled in Clogging and Irish Step Dancing for fifteen years; winning numerous National Championships with her reputable dance team, The Southern Belles. After graduating high school she moved to New York City and trained at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She graduated in 2015. Her favorite role at the Academy was playing Mary in Mary of Scotland. Shortly after graduating, Caroline discovered her passion for creating theater based on historic events. Her proudest accomplishment is being a co-writer of the new documentary theatre piece, In Their Footsteps; in which she also played the part of Judy at three different Off-Broadway theaters, and overseas at the world-renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2018

Social Media/Resident Actor

Caroline Peters

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Andrew received his BA in Theater and Speech Communication from Siena Heights University in 2009 and his MFA from the Actors Studio Drama School in 2012. He has recently built set pieces for IVP shows including These Shining Lives, Beyond the Etchings, and In Their Footsteps, and has acted in Beyond the Etchings and These Shining Lives. www.themedialunchbreak.com

Resident Actor & Set Designer

Andrew Dunn

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Jacqueline Knapp, former Associate Artistic Director of the Actors Studio, teaches for their Drama School MFA Graduate Program at Pace University. She has appeared on Broadway (DANCING AT LUGHNASA), many Off-Broadway productions, & at numerous Regional Theatres. Most notable film & TV credits include YOU DON'T KNOW JACK w/Al Pacino, BOARDWALK EMPIRE, THE BLACKLIST, THE LEFTOVERS, BLUEBLOODS, & THE DEFENDERS

Board Member

Jacqueline Knapp

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Carina is thrilled to work with Infinite Variety Productions, previously on Eclipsed, and now on These Shining Lives! Other New York productions include This is Why I Whisper (Symphony Space, Helen Mills Theater) and Crossing Verrazano(Manhattan Theater Rep, Strawberry Festival). Other companies worked/interned for include Punchdrunk, Roundabout Theatre Company, and Richard Frankel Productions. New York University graduate. Thanks to IVP for the amazing opportunity we have to examine the past.

Board Member

Carina Courtney Don

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KAITLYN HUCZKO is an actor from Brooklyn with a BA in Theatre from Muhlenberg College and MFA from the Actors Studio Drama School. Favorite credits include A Piece of My Heart (IVP Wyoming tour), Electra (Theatre Row), Life is A Dream (Prospect Park Music Pagoda), Dismissing Robert Fink (Manhattan Rep), and Staged Reading (Dorothy Strelsin Theater).

Board Member

Kaitlyn Huczko

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Kate Szekely received her BFA from NYU Tisch and their partnership with the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. She is also an 800-hour certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher. Whether it is onstage or on a yoga mat, it is her utmost goal to contribute to the happiness and freedom for all. Kate has performed off-Broadway, off-off-Broadway, and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In addition to teaching yoga at studios in the NY/NJ area and for NYU Varsity Athletics, she also teaches interdisciplinary training (Hatha Yoga & Acting) in intimate salon formats and in conferences, including the Florida State Thespian Festival. kateszekely.com

Resident Actor & Producer

Kate Szekely

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Marcy is a NYC based artist who loves the theater, and its power to change the world. She has years of acting and directing experience, and has recently started dabbling in writing her own projects. She is so honored to be a part of IVP, and the important work they are doing of giving voices to the previously voiceless.

Resident Actor/Director/Theatre Outreach

Marcy Agreen

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Niki Hatzidis is an award nominated playwright and actor. Niki appeared as Mary Hardy (Masha) in Steel Birds, an adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters that she co-wrote, that went on to be nominated for two NYIT awards. She is a writer and producer of The Beautiful Work Challenge podcast by Catalysta, and writer and performer featured on the sketch comedy podcast Standby by DimlyWit Productions. Her short plays An Almost, Breakups and Cronuts, Ariathne, Poison and Wine, The Gopher Method, and The C Word have been produced by theater companies in NYC. She is a graduate of the Guildford School of Acting in England. Using her past experience in teaching, Niki is a co-curator and facilitator of IVP’s workshop curriculum. NikiHatzidis.com.

Outreach Coordinator/

Resident Actor

Niki Hatzidis

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Want to bring IVP to your venue, event or project? We make it easy for you!

 

All of IVPs shows can be easily transported to any and all venues. We believe in making the environment a part of the show and taking any event and connecting it to women’s history as well as to the present day audience. 

 

This past year Merrill Lynch hired IVP for their women and finance event. Performing in an NYC restaurant IVP took their show about women veterans and ended with a discussion of what it was like for women in a male-dominated workplace. The performers used every area of the restaurant.

IVPs show about The Radium Girls was hired for Mt. Sinai’s Health and Occupational Welfare Seminar and took place in a lecture hall. 

 

 

Having performed in traditional theatre spaces, outdoor venues, numerous school groups, ballrooms, restaurants and even an old WWII hangar, IVP would love to be a part of your upcoming event. 

“Infinite Variety Productions has put together a treat for anyone who likes their theater to be as educational as it is entertaining without it feeling like a history lesson.” ~ Chargedfm