The Magic Agency | Chapter 6: Behind The Red Curtain

January 31 - February 03, 2019


Downstairs | 66 East 4th Street

$25 Tickets; $20 Student/Senior Tickets [+$1 Facility Fee]

Run Time: 55 Minutes (No Intermission)

In The Magic Agency, a group (cult?) performs psychic recoveries of fragmented people as party entertainment, helping people rescue their “lost selves.”
From Sean Edward Lewis / Lilac Co, a Brooklyn, NY based experimental theatre, the work has been shown and presented in abandoned storefronts, church basements, the Polish National Home, Dixon Place, The Tank, Saint Vitus, Zebulan, D.I.Y. spots throughout New York City and Los Angeles, Joe’s Pub, The Roy Hart Institute (Malérargues,Fr), Pantheatre Myth and Theatre Festival (2014 Paris, France), The Collapsable Hole, The Segal Center’s PRELUDE Festival (2016), The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival (2014).

Creative Team

Sound Design by Bob Jones
Art Direction/Set Design by Jonas Kyle
Stage Manager: Tyler Mashek
Light Design & Sound Engineering by Scot-Free
Costumes by Ali of ANobleSavage

Written & Directed by Sean Edward Lewis

Unique Jenkins & Sean Lewis

About the Artists

Unique was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, and studied at the Theatre Academy Conservatory. She has played in a leading webseries called Away, in numerous short films including Get In which will premier at Sundance in 2019, and in several plays and commercials for Shea butter, Truth, Soundcloud, Ogilvy, TFL, Facebook and more. She recently closed a play at the New York 2019 Winterfest called Good Friday: Apocalyptic Tragedy, in which she played Lewie Wrightman. She also played Marsha P. Johnson at the Historical Homos book launch event in Greenwich Village. This will be her 4th theatrical production since she moved to New York. She is honored and blessed to be apart of this groundbreaking project and would like to dedicate her performances to the lost souls.
Eimi Imanishi is a screenwriter and film director based in New York. She directed two award-winning short films: Battalion to My Beat, which screened at the Toronto International Film Festival and won the Canal+ Award for Best International Short at Clermont-Ferrand in 2017, and One-Up, which won Best Narrative Short at Indie Memphis and was released online as a Vimeo Staff Pick film where it won Short of the Week. Imanishi was supported at the 2018 Sundance Institute Directors and Screenwriters Labs, and the Film Independent Directors Lab of the same year. She is a 2019 Time Warner Fellow.
Tyler Mashek is a stage manager and musician based out of NYC. This is his second time working with Lilac Co. He has worked on numerous productions including The Box NYC’s weekly variety show, Off-Broadway’s The Imbible, and surrealist carnival Forever Festival. Tyler holds a masters degree in Percussion Performance from New York University.
Lilia Shrayfer is a writer, theatre artist, actor and proud alum of the National Theatre Institute/Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center and the Sackett St. Writers' Workshop. Her writing credits include Blood and Water ( The Brick Summer Trans Festival), Battery Saver (Midtown International Theatre Festival) and When Earth Mamas Rest (Boston Playwrights Theatre). Lilia has performed at Playwrights Horizons, Columbia University's Department of Theatre Arts, Boston Playwrights Theatre, and the Atlantic Theatre in Jupiter, Florida. She is a 2018 recipient of the Greenhouse Residency for Emerging Writers at SPACE on Ryder Farm. Beyond her writing, Lilia is passionate about installation work and unconventional theatrical experiences that break boundaries.
Jonas Kyle is co-founder/owner of Spoonbill & Sugertown in Brooklyn that specializes in used, rare, and new books on contemporary art, architecture, and design fields - where they "handpick thousands of books every month for their voracious clientele." Kyle writes poetry, fiction, and plays; has a degree in Ancient Greek, and lives in the east village with his wife and 2 kids.
Bob Jones is a composer and multi-instrumentalist who lives and works in Brooklyn. He received a Bachelors degree in Double Bass performance from Michigan State University. Equally at home in the genres of rock, classical, folk, and jazz, Bob has appeared on dozens of albums and has toured extensively in the United States and Europe. He has collaborated with a wide range of artists including Gunther Schuller, Tara Jane O'neil, Mirah, Frankie Rose, Fergus and Geronimo, and Eternal Tapestry. His band Eaters debut album is being released this spring on Driftless records.
Ali of ANobleSavage lives and works in Brooklyn New York. He's a visual artist who paints, photographs and collects beautiful objects. His collection includes unique and inspirational objects ranging from fashion, found art, furniture and books. He has a clothing and textile archive that dates from the 19th century to early 2000s.
Sean Lewis is a playwright and a performer and founder of Brooklyn, NY based Lilac CO. founded in 2007. Recent works by Lewis have been presented at Triangle Arts Association, New York (2017), The Roy Hart Institute, Maleragues, France (2017); Collapsible Hole, New York (2017); the Segal Center’s PRELUDE Festival, New York (2016); The Segal Center’s International Festival on Theatre and Performance, New York (2017), Pantheatre Myth and Theatre Festival, Paris (2014); the Public Theater’s Under The Radar Festival, New York (2014); and Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, New York (2013/2012)