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"I loved working at the Alley. It was a great atmosphere of both challenges and support that allowed us to get structural work done, finish two songs, and get immediate feedback from the audiences, all in one week’s time. I can't wait to go back!"
Suzanne Vega, Playwright, Lover, Beloved: An Evening with Carson McCuthers

Alley All New

Alley All New is comprised of a variety of public and in-house programs designed to support playwrights and cater to the needs of each new project. We plan to produce more world premieres, commission new plays, and engage and support playwrights year round.

If you wish to engage and learn more about our process in developing new work, join our exclusive Alley All New Insider group, e-mail us at alleyinsider@alleytheatre.org. Please include your name, e-mail, and phone number so that we can reach you when needed. Opportunities may come up quickly and we want to be able to let you know about them right away.

The audience is a crucial part of the development of any new work and we look forward to your participation in this exciting process. All Alley All New workshops and readings are free and open to the public.

2015-2016 Alley ALl New

Zak Berkman, The Harassment of Iris malloy

2016 Alley All New Festival
Reading
Directed by Brandon Weinbrenner
January 28 - February 7, 2016

One night in Atlantic City, a single mother places a bet on a new life after an intimate encounter with a decorated Senator. This suspenseful political drama explores the different ways women and men try to win in today’s jackpot culture.

Zak Berkman (Playwright) is the Producing Director of People’s Light.  Previously, he was the Founding Executive Director of Artistic Programming with Epic Theatre Ensemble, an award-winning New York based company with a distinguished reputation for innovative arts-education programs as well as developing and producing new work. Zak’s other plays include Beauty on the Vine and A Breath Short of Breathing. Published by Dramatist Play Service, Beauty on the Vine premiered Off-Broadway starring Olivia Wilde and David Strathairn. It was subsequently produced in Chicago and optioned by Dirty Rice Pictures to be turned into a film. The Harassment of Iris Malloy will receive its world premiere at People’s Light in June 2016. A production is also planned at Detroit Public Theatre. Zak is a contributor to Howlround.com, writing primarily about the New Play Frontiers Residency and Commission Program at People’s Light. He is a former script writer for NBC’s Days of our Lives.  He lives in Swarthmore, PA, with his two sons and his wife, Teri Lamm, a former company member at the Alley Theatre.

Brandon Weinbrenner

Brandon Weinbrenner (Director) has worked on fifteen productions at the Alley as Assistant Director, including The Other Place, One Man, Two Guvnors, The Foreigner, All My Sons, As You Like It, Dracula, The Original Vampire Play, Fool, Other Desert Cities, The Elephant Man and A Few Good Men, among others. Brandon made his Alley Theatre directing debut with David Ives’ Venus in Fur in 2013. Most recently, he directed Sarah Ruhl's Stage Kiss at Stark Naked Theatre Co. Past theatrical credits include serving as the Bret C. Harte Directing Fellow at Berkeley Rep, producing the 2013 Out of the Loop Fringe Festival in his hometown of Dallas, Texas, and acting in productions at the Guthrie Theater, The Children’s Theatre Co., Illusion Theater, WaterTower Theatre, and Undermain Theatre. Brandon is a graduate of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Acting Training Program.

Cast
Elizabeth Bunch
Nick Farco
Melissa Pritchett
Mark Shanahan

Karen Hartman , Roz and Ray

2016 Alley All New Festival
Workshop Performance
Directed  by Chay Yew
January 28 - February 7, 2016

San Diego, 1976. Ray, a newly single father of twin hemophiliac boys, meets Roz, a hematologist newly in possession of miracle drug Factor 8. Roz and her cure offer a normal life for Ray’s sons, and a chance at life for Ray, too. Roz seems to be Ray’s savior -- until the miracle goes bad. A fifteen-year tale of two adults growing up, Roz and Ray is a love story you’ve never heard before.

Roz and Ray was commissioned and developed with support from The Playwrights’ Center’s McKnight Commission and Residency Program, Minneapolis, MN, and from Hedgebrook and the Seattle Repertory Theater Writer's Group.  

 

Karen Hartman (Playwright) held the Playwright Center’s 2014-15 McKnight Residency and Commission for a nationally recognized playwright. Current and upcoming work includes Roz and Ray (developed at Playwrights Center, Seattle Rep, Hedgebrook), The Book of Joseph (Chicago Shakespeare Theater), Project Dawn, in workshop at People’s Light & Theater Company, and a Yale Repertory Theater commission about the landmark Supreme Court case Ricci vs DeStefano. Her new dialogue for Mozart’s The Magic Flute appeared in Pacific Music Works’ production at the Meany Center in Seattle, 2015. Hartman’s Goldie, Max, and Milk premiered at Florida Stage and the Phoenix Theater, nominated for the Steinberg and Carbonell Awards.  Other works: Goliath (Dorothy Silver New Play Prize), Gum, Leah’s Train, Going Gone (N.E.A. New Play Grant); Girl Under Grain (Best Drama in NY Fringe); Wild Kate, ALICE: Tales of a Curious Girl (Music by Gina Leishman, AT&T Onstage Award); Troy Women; Donna Wants; Sea Change, score by AnnMarie Milazzo; and MotherBone, score by Graham Reynolds (Frederick Loewe Award).  New York: Women's Project, National Asian American Theatre Company, P73, the New York Fringe (Best Drama), and Summer Play Festival. Regional: Center Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse, Dallas Theater Center, the Magic, and elsewhere.  Publications: Theater Communications Group, Dramatists Play Service, Playscripts, Backstage Books, and NoPassport Press.  Awards: Sustainable Arts Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation at Bellagio, the N.E.A., the Helen Merrill Foundation, Daryl Roth "Creative Spirit" Award, Hodder Fellowship, Jerome Fellowship, Fulbright Scholarship.  An alumna of New Dramatists and longtime Brooklynite, Karen is now Senior Artist in Residence at the University of Washington.  Her prose is published in the New York Times and The Washington Post.  

Chay Yew’s (Director) production credits include The Public Theater, Playwrights Horizons, New York Theatre Workshop, Playwrights Realm, Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Kennedy Center, Mark Taper Forum, Goodman Theatre, American Conservatory Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theater, Denver Center Theater, Huntington Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Cincinnati Playhouse, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Northlight Theatre, Empty Space, Roundhouse Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Cornerstone Theatre, Geva Theater Center, East West Players, Singapore Repertory Theatre, amongst others. His opera credits include the world premieres of Osvaldo Golijov and David Henry Hwang’s Ainadamar (co-production with Tanglewood Music Center, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Los Angeles Philharmonic) and Rob Zuidam’s Rage D’Amors (Tanglewood). He recently edited a new anthology of Asian American plays, Version 3.0, for TCG Publications. He is a recipient of the Obie Award and Dramalogue Award for Direction. An alumnus of New Dramatists, he also serves on the Executive Board on the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. Upcoming projects include the world premiere of Lucas Hnath’s Hillary and Clinton and Marcus Gardley’s The House That Will Not Stand. He is the Artistic Director of Victory Gardens in Chicago.

Cast
Leo Marks
Ellen McLaughlin

Boo Killebrew, Miller, Mississippi

2016 Alley All New Festival
Workshop Performance
Directed by Lee Sunday Evans
January 28 - February 7, 2016

This new Southern Gothic tale begins with a ghost story told to the Miller children by their family’s Black maid in 1960 and ends in 1982 after reality has proved far worse for this genteel Southern family in Jackson, Mississippi. Boo Killebrew tells a story set in her home state about the legacy of white male privilege that is as lurid as it is based in truth.

Boo Killebrew (Playwright) is a playwright, actress and co-founder of CollaborationTown Theatre Company.  Boo is a Lila Acheson Playwriting Fellow at The Juilliard School, a member of the Primary Stages Writers Group, an alumni of the 2013 Emerging Writers Group at The Public, a recipient of the 2013 NYFA Fellowship, an alumni of TerraNova's Groundbreakers, and an Affiliated Artist and Kitchen Cabinet Member with New Georges. She is a writer for Longmire (A & E, Netflix) and Aim High (Sundance, pilot). Her plays include Miller, Mississippi which was a recipient of the 2015 Leah Ryan Prize; Romance Novels For Dummies; Days Like Diamonds; The Play About My Dad; and The Momentum which won a NYC Fringe Festival Excellence Award for Overall Production of a Play and was a GLAAD Media Award Nominee. Her work has been presented at The Roundabout Theatre, The Public Theater, Williamstown Theater Festival, The Atlantic, New York Theater Workshop, New Georges, Clubbed Thumb, The Huntington Theatre Co., 59e59 Theatres, The New Ohio, The Labyrinth, and Boston Playwright's Theatre. Boo was an Edward F. Albee Foundation Fellow, an Artist in Residence at NYFA, Robert Wilson's Watermill Center, The New York Theater Workshop, The MacDowell Colony, Williamstown Theater Festival, JAW at Portland Center Stage, New York Stage and Film, Perry Mansfield, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and a member of The Working Farm (Space at Ryder Farm). Boo has received two New York Innovative Theater Awards for acting and has been nominated multiple times for both playwriting and acting.  She is the recipient of The Leah Ryan Prize, two Fringe Excellence Awards and The Bette Davis Foundation Award. Boo is a teaching artist with The Roundabout Theatre Company.  


Lee Sunday Evans (Director) is a director and choreographer. Credits include D Deb Debbie Deborah by Jerry Lieblich, A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes by Kate Benson which on an OBIE Award, The Play About My Dad by Boo Killebrew, God’s Ear by Jenny Schwartz, All Girls by Anna Greenfield, The Deepest Play Ever by Geoffrey Decas O’Donnell, The Momentum, and Family Play (1979 to Present) by CollaborationTown and The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht with original music by Nicholas C. Williams. Her work has been presented and developed at Clubbed Thumb, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Sundance Theater Lab, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, CATCH, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center, The New Ohio, Dixon Place, Emerging America Festival/Huntington Theater, The Juilliard School, New Victory and Coatesville VA Medical Center. She is currently in development with Matthew Paul Olmos’ So Go the Ghosts of Mexico, Part II, CollaborationTown’s The Rise + Fall of the Trilobite Kingdom with original music by Nicholas C. Williams, [Porto] by Kate Benson, Miller, Mississippi by Boo Killebrew and Don’t You Fucking Say a Word by Andy Bragen among others. She holds a BFA from Boston University.

Cast
Dylan Godwin
Anne Quackenbush
Jay Sullivan
Emily Trask
Benja Kay Thomas

Kenneth Lin, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

2016 Alley All New Festival
Early Draft Preview
Adapted from the novel by Mark Twain
January 28 - February 7, 2016

A first look at an Alley Theatre commissioned work by Kenneth Lin (Intelligence-Slave, Warrior Class).

 

Kenneth Lin's plays Warrior Class (TCG Edgerton New Play Prize), Fallow (Barrymore Nomination: Outstanding New Play, Brown Martin Philadelphia Award), Intelligence-Slave, Po Boy Tango (TCG Edgerton New Play Prize), said Saïd (Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Competition Winner, L. Arnold Weissberger Award, Princess Grace Award), Life On Paper, Agency* and Genius In Love have been seen at theaters throughout the country, including the Alley Theatre, Second Stage Theatre Company, Alliance Theatre, Northlight Theatre Company, People's Light and Theatre Company, South Coast Rep, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Marin Theater Company and East West Players.
 

Michael Moricz & Jack Murphy, songs from Mrs. Mannerly

2016 Alley All New Festival
Reading
Music by Michael Moricz, lyrics by Jack Murphy, based on the play by Jeffrey Hatcher
Directed by Gregory Boyd
January 28 - February 7, 2016

Mrs. Mannerly is a demanding teacher, and no student has ever achieved a perfect score in her etiquette class. But when Young Jeffrey discovers her secret past, he is determined to be the first. Inspired by playwright Jeffrey Hatcher’s hilarious childhood memory play, produced at the Alley in 2010.

 

Michael Moricz (Music) has composed music for theater, dance, television and the symphonic world. His music has been heard on the Showtime, Discovery, Fox, Disney and PBS networks, and his orchestral ballet scores include The Great Gatsby, The Mighty Casey and The Ugly Duckling. He has arranged special material for such performers as Chita Rivera, John Lithgow, Marvin Hamlisch, Renee Fleming, Tommy Tune, Linda Lavin, Thomas Hampson, Alli Mauzey, Ashley Brown and the Three Mo’ Tenors.  He has arranged or music directed for numerous developing musicals, for directors Lynne Taylor-Corbett, W. Philip McKinley, Van Kaplan, Bill Castellino, Tomé Cousin and others, including the premiere production of Kooman & Dimond’s Judge Jackie Justice and the Dan Fogelberg musical Part of the Plan, currently in development. Michael was honored to have been the music director of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” on PBS from 1996 to 2001. He is the arranger and conductor of Broadway’s annual “Jimmy Awards” at the Minskoff Theatre, Houston’s Tommy Tune Awards at TUTS and The Gene Kelly Awards for Pittsburgh CLO. In this capacity, he was featured in the PBS mini-series “Broadway or Bust” in 2012. His extensive work with ballet and dance includes ongoing associations with American Ballet Theatre, Houston Ballet, the Mark Morris Dance Group and Juilliard. He currently conducts the ballet performances of Ben Stevenson’s Texas Ballet Theater with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. He is excited to be a part of this new creative collaboration with Jack Murphy and the Alley Theatre.

Jack Murphy (Lyrics) in collaboration with Frank Wildhorn and Gregory Boyd, wrote the lyrics for The Civil War, which garnered him a Tony Nomination for Best Score when it debuted on Broadway at the St. James Theater. He was back at the St. James Theater again with two songs penned for the hit show, Swing. Jack has collaborated with composer Frank Wildhorn on many projects, including the book and lyrics to a musical suggested by the lives of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, titled Scott & Zelda. Frank and Jack have had several successful European world premiers: The musical, Rudolf, premiered in Budapest, Vienna, Tokyo and Korea. In October 2008 a modern take on Carmen, with book by Norman Allen, opened in Prague, Czech Republic. On March 14, 2009, The Count of Monte Cristo had its World Premier at the Theatre St. Gallen in Switzerland, with three productions in Seoul, Korea and two productions in Tokyo, Japan.  Wonderland — with music by Frank Wildhorn, book by Jack Murphy and Gregory Boyd, lyrics by Jack Murphy, and directed by Gregory Boyd enjoyed a short, but sweet, run on Broadway in the spring of 2011, after which it has enjoyed two productions in Tokyo. Most recently, Death Note, a musical adapted from the popular Japanese Manga of the same name with book by Ivan Menchell, lyrics by Jack and music by Frank Wildhorn premiered in both Seoul and Tokyo. There are several more projects in various stages of undress, waiting to be fully appareled. Mrs. Mannerly will be the first real collaboration between Jack and Michael Moricz and they are both very excited to finally be working together.

Gregory Boyd (Director) recently celebrated his 25th Season as Artistic Director of the Alley. During his tenure the Alley has risen in national and international prominence, winning the Special Tony Award and experiencing record growth in its Houston audiences, while also transferring its productions to major European Festivals (including two in one season at the Venice Biennale), Broadway, and on tour to 40 American cities. Boyd’s addition of artistic associates has enhanced the Alley’s visibility and reputation worldwide; while his commitment to maintaining a resident company of actors has made the Alley unique among American theatre companies. At the Alley, Mr. Boyd has produced over 100 new productions of the widest ranging repertoire in the country, among them the premieres of Not About Nightingales by Tennessee Williams (Alley, London, Broadway), Jekyll & Hyde, (Alley, National Tour, Broadway), The Civil War (which he also co-authored), Shakespeare’s Roman Plays (with Vanessa and Corin Redgrave); Robert Wilson’s productions of Hamlet, When We Dead Awaken and Danton’s Death (with Richard Thomas); Ellen Burstyn in O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night and Tony Kushner’s Angels in America Parts 1 & 2 (both directed by Michael Wilson), premieres by Keith Reddin (Synergy); Eve Ensler (Lemonade); and Alley Artistic Associates Edward Albee (The Play About the Baby), Horton Foote (The Carpetbagger’s Children), Ken Ludwig (The Gershwins’ An American in Paris, Leading Ladies) and Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, Wonderland and The Civil War). At the Alley, he has appeared as an actor in Danton’s Death (Tom Paine) and Cyrano de Bergerac (Cyrano) and directed over 40 productions including: Seagull, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Eurydice, Cyrano de Bergerac, Treasure Island, Subject to Fits, Hitchcock Blonde, Hapgood, The Pillowman, Jekyll & Hyde, Three Sisters, In the Jungle of Cities, After the Fall, The Greeks, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Macbeth, As You Like It, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Directing projects outside the Alley have included Our Town at Hartford Stage (Hal Holbrook), Coward’s Design for Living at Williamstown (Marisa Tomei, Campbell Scott, Steven Weber), Stoppard’s Travesties at Long Wharf (Sam Waterston, Tom Hewitt) and the premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Schenkkan’s Lewis and Clark Reach the Euphrates at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Last season, he directed Dracula, the Original Vampire Play and As You Like It. Boyd has served as Panelist for the National Endowment of the Arts, the Texas Commission on the Arts and the Massachusetts Council for the Arts. He has taught on the faculties of Carnegie-Mellon, Williams College, the University of Houston, and the University of North Carolina, where he headed the Professional Theatre Training Program. He was educated at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is a Distinguished Alumnus, and at Carnegie-Mellon.

Cast
Josie de Guzman
Richard Kind
Julia Krohn
Mark Ivy

Nsangou Njikam , Syncing Ink

2016 Alley All New Festival
Workshop Performance
Directed by Niegel Smith
January 28 - February 7, 2016

"Now what you hear is not a test/I'm rapping to the beat!" Gordon wants to learn how to rap, thinking it will gain him respect, admiration, and the attention of a beautiful woman. What he doesn't know is that his journey to learn how to rhyme will take him not just deeper into Hip Hop, but deeper into his legacy and his purpose. Based on true events, NSangou Njikam leads us on a lyrical ride to discover what it really takes to freestyle. Directed by Niegel Smith, the newly appointed Artistic Director of New York’s Flea Theater. Syncing Ink contains explicit language and adult content.

 

NSangou Njikam (aka Glenn Gordon) (Playwright) is originally from Baltimore, MD. NSangou (formerly known as Glenn Gordon) is an actor and playwright, and a member of the 2015 Emerging Writers Group at The Public Theater. As an actor, his credits include Waiting For Godot at Classical Theatre of Harlem, Hands Up at National Black Theater, Game On at the Kennedy Center, Deep Azure at Congo Square Theatre Company, Hieroglyphic Grafitti at PS 122 and Re:Definition at LaMama. He is the author of Re:Definition, Syncing Ink, When We Left, and one of the six playwrights for Hands Up which received a Barrymore Award nomination for Outstanding New Play. His play I.D., commissioned by Penn State University, premiered at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa, and he is the first African American male playwright to receive a Penn State commission. NSangou is co-founder of The Continuum Project, Inc., an organization utilizing African Ancestry DNA testing and the Arts to promote healing and empowerment for people of African descent. He received the name NSangou from Sultan MBombo Njoya, 19th king of the Bamoun Kingdom, after having traced his own ancestry to the Tikar people in Cameroon. NSangou received his BFA in acting from Howard University. 


Niegel Smith (Director) is a theater director and performance artist. He is the Artistic Director of NYC’s Obie-Award winning theater, The Flea; Associate Artistic Director of Elastic City; and ringleader of Willing Participant, an artistic activist organization that whips up urgent poetic responses to crazy shit that happens. His theater work has been produced by Classical Theatre of Harlem, HERE Arts Center, Hip Hop Theatre Festival, The Invisible Dog, Luna Stage, Magic Theatre, Mixed Blood, New York Fringe Festival, New York Live Arts, Phoenix Theatre Ensemble, The Public Theater, Summer Play Festival, Todd Theatre and Under the Radar, and his participatory performances have been produced by Abrons Arts Center, American Realness, Dartmouth College, Elastic City, The Invisible Dog, Jack, The New Museum, Prelude Festival, PS 122, the Van Alen Institute and Visual AIDS. He often collaborates with playwright/performer Taylor Mac and with artist Todd Shalom. Smith was the associate director of the Tony Award winning musical FELA!, restaging that production in London, Lagos and its world tour, assistant directed the Off-Broadway production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and both the Broadway and Off-Broadway productions of Tony Kushner’s Caroline, or Change. He has worked on the artistic staffs of The Public Theater, Trinity Repertory Company and Providence Black Rep. He is Associate Artistic Director and board member of participatory walks organization, Elastic City. A graduate of Dartmouth College, Smith has received residencies, grants and/or fellowships from Brooklyn Arts Council, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Sundance Theatre Lab, Theater Communications Group, Tucker Foundation, Van Lier Fund and VoxFest. Before surviving high school in Detroit, he grew up in the North Carolina piedmont, fishing with his dad, shopping with his mom and inventing tall-tale fantasies with his two younger brothers.

Cast
NSangou Njikam
Kamal Angelo Bolden
McKenzie Frye
Carson Higgins
Kevin Mambo
Kara Young

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Lawrence Wright, cleo

2016 Alley All New Festival
Reading
Directed by Bob Balaban
January 28 - February 7, 2016

Set during the filming of the disastrous 1963 movie “Cleopatra,” Cleo is the story of the scandalous romance of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Their relationship brought condemnation from the Vatican and the US Congress, and it opened the age of paparazzi and tabloid celebrity, ensuring that the names Burton and Taylor would always be associated with the greatest sex scandal in ancient history, that of Antony and Cleopatra. A new play by the Pulitzer Prize-winning, Texas-based author Lawrence Wright directed by the acclaimed director and actor Bob Balaban.

 

 

Lawrence Wright (Playwright) is an author, screenwriter, playwright, and staff writer at The New Yorker, where he has received two National Magazine Awards. His 2006 history of Al Qaeda, The Looming Tower, won the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction. His book about Scientology, Going Clear, was made into an HBO documentary by the director Alex Gibney and earned seven Emmy nominations. His most recent book, Thirteen Days in September, began as a play, Camp David, which premièred at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., last spring, and will be restaged at the Old Globe in San Diego in May, 2016. He lives in Austin and is the keyboard player in the blues band WhoDo.

Bob Balaban (Director) directed and produced the off-Broadway production of The Exonerated, which won a Drama Desk Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, a Lortel Award and New York Times Play of The Year. Other theater directing includes the world premiere of Lucy Boyle’s The Blue Deep starring Blythe Danner (WTF), Paul Grellong’s Manuscript (DR2), Sherry Glaser’s Family Secrets (37 Arts), and Arthur Kopit’s Y2K (MTC). He produced and co-starred in the film Gosford Park which won an Academy Award, Golden Globe nominations and SAG and BAFTA Awards. He received Golden Globe, DGA, PGA and Emmy nominations for directing and producing the HBO film Bernard and Doris as well as DGA and Emmy nominations for directing Georgia O’Keeffe. He directed the movies The Last Good Time and Parents and the TV series Alpha House, Nurse Jackie, and Oz. As an actor, Bob has appeared in nearly a hundred films including Moonrise Kingdom, Capote, Waiting for Guffman, Absence of Malice, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Catch-22Midnight Cowboy, and, most recently, George Clooney’s The Monuments Men, Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, and David Simon's HBO miniseries Show Me a Hero.

Cast
Jeffrey Bean
Elizabeth Bunch
Michael Brusasco
Adam Gibbs
Todd Waite

EVAN ZES, RENT CONTROL

Reading
Written and performed by Evan Zes
Monday, March 28, 2016
Hubbard Theatre

Evan Zes, the actor who played Passepartout in Around the World in 80 Days, portrays a barrage of colorful, international personalities as he shares the wild yet true story of his New York apartment. With his MFA diploma from Harvard University in hand and no job in sight, he fell backwards into a rent controlled apartment and turned it into a goldmine by subletting it as he worked all over the country. But when the situation seems too good to be true and the police are called, how long can it last?

Evan Zes (Playwright) Alley Theatre Debut: Around the World in 80 Days. Off Broadway: The Signature Theatre, Irish Repertory Theatre, The Acting Company, New Ohio Theatre, Resonance Ensemble. International: Julie Taymor’s The King Stag at the Barbican, London and Dream Play at the Moscow Art Theatre. Select regional credits: Goodman Theatre, The Old Globe, NY Stage and Film, Westport Country Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, Arena Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The Shakespeare Theatre DC, Pittsburgh Public Theater, St. Louis Repertory Theatre, Baltimore Centerstage, Berkeley Rep. Film and TV: The Street and Last Night at Angelo’s, All My Children. MFA, A.R.T/Moscow Art Theatre at Harvard University.