Private Party

June 5 - 7, 2015

By Hayley Finn

Part party, part installation, part performance – Private Party gives a set of headphones to each audience member which broadcasts the inner lives of a single character in the midst of a gallery opening. Shaking up the relationship between character and audience, Private Party creates a unique theatrical experience that explores both the intimate and public self.

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Reviews & Press

Preview, Weekend What's What, l'etoile magazine, 6/4/15


Hayley Finn is delighted to return to Red Eye after directing The Secret Lives of Coats last fall and developing Café Beautiful Loss in the 2013 New Works 4 Weeks festival. She wrote and directed Hysteria: Silence In Stills (Culture Project NYC) and co-created Jigsaw Nation (national tour). She has directed at Cherry Lane Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe, HERE Arts Center, History Theatre, Flea Theater, The Kitchen, New Dramatists, O’Neill Theater Center, MJTC, Pangea, Playwrights’ Horizons, Workhaus Collective, and the Nine Gates Festival in Prague. Alumna of the Drama League Director’s Program, recipient of the Ruth Easton Fellowship and TCG Future Leader Grant, Hayley received her BA and MA from Brown University.

Pegeen Lamb, Jay Eisenberg, Maggie Bearmon Pistner, Skyler Nowinski, Laurel Armstrong, McKenna Kelly-Eiding, Peter Heeringa, Megan Burns, Chase Burns, Ifrah Mansour, Jonathon Dull, Andrew Lee Dolan

Production Team
Andrew Lee Dolan, Peter Morrow, Eric Larson, Mawrgyn Roper, Søren Olsen, Ross Orenstein, Quinci Bachman, Jayce Hanson, Jess Henning


Poster photo credit: Andrew Lee Dolan
Rehearsal photos credit: Paul Bearmon

Support for New Works 4 Weeks is provided by Jerome Foundation; Kaemmer Fund of HRK Foundation, The McKnight Foundation,  and Target, and by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Hayley Finn is a fiscal year 2015 recipient of and Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation of the Minnesota State Legislature and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.