Spring 2020

Past Events

March 14, 2020
March 12, 2020
March 11, 2020
March 07, 2020
March 06, 2020


Flexible Performance Space
Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 W. 129 St.
New York, NY 10027


Columbia University School of the Arts is proud to present the production of GASP!, by Anna Rebek '20.

Written by Anna Rebek and The GASP! Writers’ Room

Directed by Anna Rebek


Columbia University School of the Arts is proud to present the production of GASP!, by Anna Rebek '20


Held on the Bloomingdale’s campus over the course of a 48-hour retreat; eight families, couples, and participants engage in role-playing and writing exercises in order to try and increase their positive communication skills through the lens of horror. Just as the group is coming closer to achieving their communication goals, a journal beckons from the past, and they find out there’s a sinister history to this place. As they continue to dig, they awaken an ancient evil lurking underneath that has an appetite… Truth and communication are put to the ultimate test if they are to work together and make it out alive.



Jumaane AskewIsaac Beauchamp, Emily Caffery, Jessica Chang, Faith Connor, Kimberly David, Nadia Diamond, Azad Fakhari, Mayelin Geraldino, SaeHwan (Ian) Lim, Stephanie Litchfield, Marina Mikhalyova, Maureen O'Boyle, Paul Weissman, and Rebecca Werner



Producer/Company Manager George Anthony Youakim

Dramaturg Emily Taplin Boyd

Production Stage Manager Taeuk Kang

1st Assistant Stage Manager Cassie Cushing

Set Designer Megan Parker

Costume Designer Lisa Cassidy

Lighting Designer Andrew Carr

Sound Designer Serena Roan

Composer Michael Wyson

Wardrobe Supervisor Lydia Witt

Wardrobe Crew Tenneh Sillah

Wardrobe Crew Amelia Johnson

Run Crew/Props Phoebe Brooks

Light Board Operator Andrew Agress

Run Crew Alaudin Ullah

Strike Only Crew Katherine George

Graphic Designer Annie Jin Wang


GASP! will run for a strictly limited engagement at The Lenfest Center for the Arts at 615 W. 129th St. Performances are March 6, 11, 12,and 14 at 8PM, with a 2pm matinee Saturday, March 7.


Tickets: $15 General Admission/ $5 Seniors/ FREE with any Student ID (enter code: “COVEN”).


About the Director: Anna Rebek

Anna Rebek is the writer/director of GASP! and is currently in her third year of study as an MFA Directing candidate at Columbia University School of the Arts. During her course of study she has been guided by the auspicious Anne Bogart and the scholastic Brian Kulick to grind her teeth in some of the most challenging material out there, including full productions of Uncle Vanya, MARAT/SADE, and The Tempest. Favorite professional projects include The Two Character Play at the 13th st repertory theatre, Mary V at the nyc fringe, King Lear at the Brick, and the Gasp! Workshop at Dixon Place. Recent regional work includes assisting/observing Saheem Ali on Anne Washburn’s SHIPWRECK at Woolly Mammoth. This spring she will assist Pirronne Yousefzadeh on Vietgone at the Geva Theatre. Anna is thrilled to feature some of her favorite New York writers in her GASP! script, which is filled with their bewitching stories. She hopes you’ll join us in meeting a Lovecraftian world in her thesis, GASP!

Directing Thesis Interview: GASP!

Anna Rebek takes on the task of creating an original Horror work with her Director’s Thesis GASP!