Without Rule of Law – PROGRAM
Welcome to our full length play reading
Find out all about our festival and the amazing team for this event...
What is The Sixth Festival?
The Sixth Fest is a fringe festival inviting anyone, anywhere to contribute events of any kind to bring us together and inspire action to stop climate change, which is triggering the sixth mass extinction on earth. Dance parties, protests, arts, forums, big picnics, anything.
Events occur year round and the main run happens at about this time. The festival began in April of 2021 in Chicago and online, producing and partnering with 25 events over 10 days from 80+ presenters. The intention is to inspire people in other cities from as broad a range of demographics and disciplines as possible to take part as the festival progresses.
We have no funding, and are not long established events producers or promoters. We were a bunch of concerned artists sick of being bystanders. If you would like to take part, you may contact firstname.lastname@example.org or you can support and
So there are other events?
This is one of our last this year, but we have an awesome spoken word event happening nearby tomorrow.
This is really what’s going to happen to New York next century if we don’t do anything about climate change?
Yes. (And all other coastal cities.)
Thank you to Theatre 80
We are deeply indebted to Theatre 80, home to three out of four of this year’s events. We are honored to be in this historic space in this wonderful neighborhood for our first bout in New York.
Thanks from the bottom of our hearts to:
Lorcan and Jeannie Otway, Owners
Laura Gagnon, Manager
Kit Krash, Technical Director
*And special thanks to zool Zulkowitz for arranging the meeting*
WITHOUT RULE OF LAW
The international Jane Chambers Excellence in Feminist Playwriting Award (’21)
and Alberta Playwrights Network Alberta Playwriting Competition (’19)
*This presentation of the play is an edited version. Not because all of the other parts aren’t awesome, but because of time. READ THE PLAY IN ITS ENTIRETY BY PURCHASING HERE.*
Michaela is an Alberta based playwright and graduate of The National Theatre School of Canada. Recent writing credits include: The Extractionist and Incendiary, both commissioned by Vertigo Theatre (Calgary, AB), text creation for Persephone Bound, Imago Theatre (Montreal, QC), Wolf on the Ringstrasse, Spirit Fire Theatre (Calgary, AB), The Listening Room, Cardiac Theatre (Edmonton, AB) in conjunction with The Azimuth Theatre & Downstage Performance Society; The Listening Room received its American premiere Off Broadway in November 2019 with Nylon Fusion Theatre Co. (NYC). Always, The Cultch Emerging Artist Festival (Vancouver, BC), Hardscrabble Road, GODHEAD, (Shortlist, Headwaters New Play Festival – Creede, Colorado; The Sunset Theatre, Wells, BC), (Holding Hollow Productions; Edmonton International Fringe Festival), and others. Her short play Expanding Concepts of Dislocated Space (And Associated Boundaries) was published in the July 2018 edition of Bare Fiction Magazine (UK Publication).
Along with her laurels for WROL, Michaela was a finalist for the Playwrights Guild of Canada’s RBC Emerging Playwright Award for her play The Listening Room and recipient of the national Enbridge Playwrights Award (Emerging Category) for her developing play, Going West.
Mia (she/her) is a songwriter/performer/artist based in Brooklyn.
Credits include: Suffs (Public Theater), In The Green (LCT3)
(in order of appearance)
Beau Valentine LaBranch
Folks and feathered friends! My name is Kristen Wisneski and I am an artist. I do acting and singing and sometimes a little jig. Recent credits include Constellations & Hamlet. I am so honored to be a part of this project with salt of the earth humans for such an imperative cause.
Kiara (she/her) is a New York City based artist. She is a current alum of Playwrights Horizons Theatre School where she trained as a performer, director, producer, writer, and production designer. Kiara is also a singer/songwriter. You can find her playing gigs around the city on her social media pages. Kiara hopes she does well trying to share her heart with others.
Kat (she/her), a semi-new New Yorker freshly imported from Seattle, is so grateful to be working with the Sixth Fest to share this important story with incredibly vibrant artists. She wants to thank you all for the passion that brought you here today, and her friends and family for the amazing support network that they are.
Beau Valentine LaBranch
Beau (he/they) is a multidisciplinary artist specializing in writing, music, and theatre making. Beau is very excited to be back on stage acting for the first time since 2019, but has been pedaling around town performing as a drummer, guitarist, and vocalist in various musical acts including: Pulp Fever, Oops Ouch, Kiara Negroni, Rachel Keteyian. He has his BFA from NYU Tish Drama: Playwrights Horizons Theatre School.
Julia (she/they) is a recent graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts where she studied Drama at Playwrights Horizons Theatre School and Stonestreet Studios. She is super excited to be a part of The Sixth Festival and embrace art that depicts intelligent, strong young women in search of healing the world.
Rose (they/them) hails from San Antonio, TX and is a recent graduate of NYU Tisch, where they studied acting, writing, and producing. Roles throughout their collegiate career include Macduff in Macbeth (The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art), Phedipedes in Aristophanes’ The Clouds (New Studio On Broadway), and Judith in Elegies for Angels Punks and Raging Queens (Playwrights Horizons). Special thanks to their chosen family.