The Wyckoff House | Brooklyn, NY
THE VISITATION ran from November 3-5, 2017 at the historic Wyckoff House, the oldest building in the city of New York. Audiences were free to roam the house and grounds as they witnessed the tale of a 17th-century farming family, a girl claiming to be possessed by witches, and the two priests tasked with learning the truth. The Visitation returned to the Wyckoff House for an encore run from March 10-25, 2018.
Photos by Carly Hoogendyk
"The performance is layered, dense, and rich ... Aside from the wonderfully creepy site-specific staging, the second biggest strength of The Visitation is in its excellent ensemble acting and highly polished script. An impressive debut."
-Kathryn Yu, No Proscenium
"[A] terrifying Nathaniel Hawthorne-meets-The Exorcist tale. If you go see The Visitation, which you should … every choice you make has a profound impact on the narrative you experience and how you experience it. The thrill of that experience comes when you realize the extent of your freedom as an observer."
-Graham Techler, Paste Magazine
"For three nights in early November, New York City’s oldest home was haunted by a 17th-century tale of witchcraft. ... I had an enjoyably unsettling time."
-Allison Meier, Hyperallergic
Written by Michael Bontatibus
Directed by Drew Gregory
Produced by Jenny Gorelick
Stage Manager: Cati Pishal
Assistant Stage Manager: Kate Wilson / Enzo Gattuccio
Assistant Director: Katharine Lorraine
Costume Design: Corina Chase
Assistant Costume Design: Morgen Warner
Scenic and Props: J.B. Douglas
SFX Makeup: Rachel Temkin
Fight Choreography: Grace Clower
Movement Consultant: Karen Eleanor Wight
Front of House: Teddy Mueller, Kira Weiner, Jarrod Allan,
Celeste Cahn, Colleen Doucette