a taste of honey / pearl theatre company / dir. austin pendleton
SEPTEMBER 6 - OCTOBER 30, 2016
Working OFF-BROADWAY this fall understudying the principal role of JO in Shelagh Delaney's A TASTE OF HONEY. The play is set in a dingy flat in Greater Manchester in the 1950s. PEARL THEATRE COMPANY is a family of vibrant artists reintroducing us to classic scripts and reinventing them for modern audiences - I'm relishing being a part of it this year. Thanks Pearl!
"In 1959 at age 18, playwright Shelagh Delaney rocked the theatre world with a play that both defined and defied her generation. A Taste of Honey is the clever, passionate, and poignant story of a young woman facing an uncertain future in a hostile world—and learning to trust that love, in its every heartbreaking and messy form, will see her through." - Pearl Theatre Company
Eugene o'neill theater center / national playwrights conference 2016
Absolutely ecstatic my play NATIVE was chosen as a SEMIFINALIST for this summer's National Playwrights Conference. An honor to be considered so among thousands of applicants. Thank you O'Neill!
Check out the conference and this year's lineup :
Ensemble studio theater / last call
I was asked to play a short set of my original songs with the wonderful people at EST Last Call. Check it out - they do it the third Saturday of every month at 10pm!
Ensemble Studio Theater LAST CALL
549 West 52nd Street, 2nd Floor (between 10th & 11th)
New York, NY 10019
fresh ground pepper / the gulls
Delighted to read for Sasha (Chekov's Masha) in this modern adaptation of "The Seagull" by Jamie Effros.
"A modern adaptation of Chekov’s “the Seagull” spun around the family of Archie Nichols an aging rock start turned reality tv diva on the set of her show – her brother's long beach island ocean front estate."
FGP 7th Annual Playground Festival
The Gulls by Jamie Effros
Directed by Teddy Bergman
hook & eye theater / god is a verb
REVIEWS ARE IN!
hook & eye theater / god is a verb
NOV 04 - NOV 21, 2015
I get to play a Minnesotan with a degree in marine biology in the 1960s. How cool and weird is that?
"An engaging and urgent portrait of a world – and a man – on the brink. In 1969, an eccentric professor gathers a team of offbeat academics to play a game with one goal: make the world work for all humanity. What unfolds tears space-time as we are whisked from a beatnik cafe to a treetop congressional hearing and back by way of a university telephone. As the clock ticks, the lines blur between the game and the real world and we wonder if we’ve detached from reality altogether."
Devised and Produced by Hook & Eye Theater
Written by Gavin Broady
Directed by Chad Lindsey
The Actors Fund Art Center
160 Schermerhorn Street Brooklyn NY 11201
boomerang theater company / cymbeline
Playing with the folks at Boomerang Theater Company in the Park this summer in their production of Cymbeline. A little Lancashire accent, a little fiddle, a little mandolin, and a lot of sun!
Directed by Cailin Heffernan
Music by Henry Aronson
new light theater project / rex - a new musical
MARCH 19 - MARCH 28 ACCESS THEATER
Excited to play fiddle and mandolin and Antigone's daughter in this new adaptation of the Oedipus story.
"Set in a brutal land now in ruins, ghosts of the dead walk among the living, reflecting and regretting the endless cycle of destruction they have witnessed. With little hope and no time left, a young woman attempts to confront her past in order to salvage what life is left. REX weaves new music and ancient storytelling into a tale about regret and change. REX is a continuation of NLTP’s adaptation of The Oedipus Project, our inaugural production in the summer of 2013. A condensed version of Antigone won the 2013 Theatre Now Soundbites Festival for Best Original Music."
SEVEN ANGELS THEATRE / BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS
SEPTEMBER 25 - OCTOBER 19
A Regional show! Come see me (with long hair playing a 13 year old Laurie) in Seven Angels' production of BRIGHTON BEACH. I may look like the Bad Seed child, but I swear I didn't put anything in the liver dinner...
"Part one of Neil Simon’s autobiographical trilogy: a portrait of the writer as a young teen in 1937 living with his family in a crowded, lower middle-class Brooklyn walk-up..."
hook & Eye Theater / silo farm residency
Working with the fine people of H&E this summer out on the beautiful SILO Farm in PA; developing a new piece of brainy but felt theater.
"WANDER/LUST: IMPULSE IN THE AGE OF RLS - Devised by Hook & Eye with source material from 9 playwrights Wander/Lust celebrates the spirit of exploration from it’s genesis deep within the brain’s electrical “net”, to it’s full realization at life’s many crossroads. It strives to tell the stories that move us… literally, and illuminate the moments that create and shape our restless lives."