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PAST PRODUCTIONS










PERICLES ran Off-Broadway at The Culture Project's 45 Below Theater for an extended 7-week run from May-June, 2003.

CAST
Caitlin O'Connell, Raphael Nash Thompson, Alvaro Mendoza, A-men Rasheed, Grant Goodman, Angela Ai, Daniel Breaker, Ashley Strand, Carol Halstead, Margot White, Patrick McNulty, Wayne Scott, Addie Brownlee, Aysan Celik, Zachary Knower

CREATIVE TEAM
Jesse Berger - Director; Kip Marsh - Designer; Greg Pliska - Music; David DeBesse - Fight Director; Tracy Bersley - Choreographer; Peter West - Designer; Julia White - Designer; Emily Decola - Designer; Lora LaVon - Designer

PRESS
"The Stuff of Dreams" —New York Times
"Inspired ... Exquisite ... Charming" —Time Out New York
“A Truly Grand Theatrical Experience” —American Theatre Web
“Chock-Full of Talented Actors” —In-NYC.com
“Dazzling … Breathtaking … Impressive … Entertaining” —Show Business Weekly
"Bold Artistic Expression … “Awesome … “Cause for Rejoicing” —Theatermania.com
“An Inventive, Exciting Revival” —NYTheatre.com
“Astonishingly Good, with a Strong Cast and Imaginative Direction” —Culture Vulture

 












THE REVENGER'S TRAGEDY ran Off Broadway at the Culture Project's 45 Below Theater for a seven week extended run, from November 25, 2005 to January 22, 2006.

Red Bull Theater's adaptation of The Revenger's Tragedy is published by Dramatists Play Service. Purchase your own copy at the Drama Book Shop or online at Dramatists Play Service.

CAST
Jason C. Brown, Denis Butkus, Aaron Clayton, Saudia Davis, Amefika El-Amin, Ryan Farley, Ty Jones, Daryl Lathon, Claire Lautier, Paul Niebanck, Christopher Oden, Petronia Paley, William Peden, Naomi Peters, Matthew Rauch, Russ Salmon, Daniel Talbott, Haynes Thigpen, Michael Urie, Marc Vietor, Yaegel Welch

CREATIVE TEAM
Jesse Berger – Director/Adapter; Tracy Bersley – Choreographer; J David Brimmer – Fight Director; Emily DeCola – Mask Designer; Erin Kennedy Lunsford – Wig/Make-up Designer; Daniel Levy – Composer; Evan O’Brient – Set Designer; Clint Ramos – Costume Designer; Mary Vorrasi – Properties; Peter West – Lighting Designer.

PRESS
“Dynamite!” —New York Times
“A Bloody Marvel! -Top 10 of 2005- Don’t Miss!”—Time Out New York
“Stellar – Impressive – Exhilarating!”—Variety
“Delightful!”—Village Voice
“Highly Entertaining and Relevant”—Theatermania.com
“Jaw-dropping and eye-filling…Heart-pounding…Unforgettable!”—Backstage
“Brilliant … Innovative … Glorious and Debauched … Bacchanalian … Impassioned Performances … Hip … Good old Bloody Fun!” —New Theatre Corps
“Heated, Passionate, Red-Blooded! Unflagging Energy and Imagination, Gleeful!” —NYTheatre.com















 

 

EDWARD THE SECOND ran Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons Peter Jay Sharp Theater for 7 weeks, from December 9, 2007 - January 27, 2008.

CAST
Arthur Bartow, Kenajuan Bentley, Rob Breckenridge, Wesley Broulik, Joseph Costa, William DeMeritt, Davis Hall, Lucas Hall, Randy Harrison, Claire Lautier, Garth Wells McCardle, Matthew Rauch, Derrick Lemont Sanders, Raphael Nash Thompson, Raum-Aron, Patrick Vaill, Marc Vietor

CREATIVE TEAM
Jesse Berger - Director; John Arnone - Set Design; Clint Ramos - Costume Design; Peter West - Lighting Design; Scott Killian - Composer / Sound Designer; Christopher Peifer - Sound Designer; Erin Kennedy Lunsford - Wig / Make-up Designer; Sean McArdle - Properties Master; Shane Ann Younts - Vocal Coach; Tracy Bersley - Movement Consultant; Rick Sordelet - Fight Director; Paul Rubin - Aerial Effects

PRESS
"Sleek… erotic… fearless… supremely modern. A 400-year-old play fired with the excitement of today." —New York Times
"A splendid new revival. Lurid and literate. The ratio of classy to trashy is perfect.” —Time Out New York
“Violence, sex and power are vividly evoked… Terrifying!” —Variety
"Marvelously evocative. Visually sumptuous." —Theatermania.com
"A spirited and intensely dramatic world premiere, filled with breath-catching violence, Red Bull Theater’s production of Edward the Second is as juicy as any you're likely to see or have seen." —Curtain Up
"Absolutely riveting, a stellar production." —The Epoch Times
"Red Bull Theater's brave production of Garland Wright's adaptation, imaginatively directed by Jesse Berger, is ambitious and rewarding with an ensemble cast which is consistently strong throughout."  —Backstage
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN played at the Theater at St Clement's for an extended six week Off Broadway Run from December 9, 2008 - January 18, 2009.

Red Bull Theater's adaptation of Women Beware Women is published by Dramatists Play Service. Purchase your own copy at the Drama Book Shop or online at Dramatists Play Service.

CAST
Jeff Biehl, Geraint Wyn Davies, Al Espinosa, Jacob Fishel, Jonathan Fried, Jennifer Ikeda, Roberta Maxwell, Kathryn Meisle, Alex Morf, Everett Quinton, Liv Rooth, John Douglas Thompson with Anthony Bagnetto, Darcie Champagne, Jodi Epstein, Lisa Helmi Johanson, Marc LeVasseur, Alison Ostergaard, Alex Sovronsky, Shannon Wicks.

CREATIVE TEAM
Jesse Berger - Director; Sets - David Barber; Masks & Headgear - Emily DeCola; Hair & Makeup - Erin Kennedy Lunsford; Props - Sean McArdle; Sound - Jessica Paz; Costumes - Clint Ramos; Aerial Effects - Paul Rubin; Lighting - Peter West; Casting - Stuart Howard; Music - Scott Killian, Choreography - Tracy Bersley; Stage Violence - Rick Sordelet.

PRESS
"This exuberant, vividly acted production should cement the company's reputation as a troupe that lovers of classic theater should put on the must-watch list"—The New York Times
"A Most Worthwhile Theatrical Experience"—Theatermania
"Women Beware Women is proof not just that classic theater is alive, but that it can still be surprising after hundreds of years."—Variety
"Nearly the whole cast is excellent. Sumptuous, divine, whip-smart production. Astonishingly luxurious. Beautifully conceived and executed. Classical theater with a sharply modern edge: Lust without the Dust."—Time Out New York
"This highly entertaining and visually rich Red Bull Theater production of Thomas Middleton's little-seen Women Beware Women ... quickly and excitingly proves to have contemporary blood in its veins."—Theatermania
"Even if you swear you don't like 17th-century dramas, Red Bull Theater's meticulous revival is worth seeing for its top-notch cast, its scrumptious confection of a set, and its exuberant interpretation."—Curtain Up
"Delicious and Dizzying … Wickedly Entertaining … Vibrant and Captivating."—Back Stage
"Delicious fun ... A guilty pleasure and a delectable bit of artistry."—American Theater Web

 

 

THE DUCHESS OF MALFI played Theater at St Clement's for an extended Off Broadway Run from February 21 - March 28, 2010.

CAST
Heidi Armbruster, Jason C. Brown, Clark Carmichael, Keith Hamilton Cobb, Matthew Greer, Carol Halstead, Eric Hoffmann, Patrick Page, Matthew Rauch, Christina Rouner, Gareth Saxe, and Haynes Thigpen.

PRODUCTION
Designs by Beowulf Boritt, Emily DeCola, Jared B. Leese, Nathan Leigh, Erin Kennedy Lunsford, Jason Lyons, Sèan McArdle, and Jessica Scott. Casting by Stuart Howard, Music by Scott Killian, Voice and Speech by Shane Ann Younts, Choreography by Tracy Bersley and Stage Violence by J. David Brimmer. Stage Manager: Rebecca C. Monroe. General Manager: Lisa Dozier. Publicist: David Gersten & Associates. Directed by Jesse Berger.

PRESS
"A lusty, blood-soaked spectacle, featuring fine acting and subtle pleasures."—The New Yorker
"Intellectually, aesthetically and viscerally exciting - Bloody good theater!"—NYTheatre.com
"A grand theatrical meal - Stunning!"—Backstage
"If you're a fan of classic theater, you owe it to yourself to see this Duchess of Malfi."—Curtain Up
"This Duchess is to die for."—theaterscene.net
"Reserve a seat, secure the bar across your legs, and hold on tight for a thrilling ride!"—NYTheatre.com

 

 

THE WITCH OF EDMONTON played Theater at St Clement's for an extended Off Broadway Run from January 25 - February 20, 2011.

CAST
Craig Baldwin, Jus
tin Blanchard, Adam Green, Christopher Innvar, Christopher McCann, Carman Lacivita, Christina Pumariega, Amanda Quaid, Everett Quinton, André De Shields, Miriam Silverman, Derek Smith, Raphael Nash Thompson, Sam Tsoutsouvas, Charlayne Woodard

PRODUCTION TEAM
Designs by Anka Lupes, Cait O'Connor, Elizabeth Rhodes and Peter West, featuring Original Music by Daniel Levy, with additional designs by Deb Gauoette, Erin Kennedy Lunsford, Jessica Scott, and Dan Scully. Casting by Stuart Howard, Voice & Text by Dan Pardo, Choreography by Tracy Bersley, Aerial Effects by Paul Rubin and Stage Violence by Rick Sordelet. Stage Manager: Damon Arrington. Production Supervisor: James E. Cleveland. Associate Producer: Renee Blinkwolt. Publicist: David Gersten.

ABOUT THE PLAY
A witch, a fool, a young man, his two wives, an angry mob, and one very devilish dog takes the stage in the first major Off Broadway production of this fantastical tragicomedy. In a new adaptation of the original Jacobean play, this rarely-performed classic rips open the dark underbelly of a small town with humor and pathos. As the lives of its inhabitants intersect in spellbinding ways, the power of a community for both good and evil is revealed. Reserve tickets now for your once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience this fascinating and disturbingly timely tale.

PRESS
"Remarkable!" "Uniformly Excellent!" "Brilliant!" "Astounding!"
"Insightful ... a singular blend of psychological realism, naturalistic detail and lurid, black-magic-shadowed sensationalism. Perfectly entertaining." - Ben Brantley, The New York Times
"Uniformly Excellent - Red Bull Theater's remarkable production is a rare treat." - Backstage
"Doubly satisfying ... Striking... Vividly and robustly staged." - New York Post
"A truly great staging of an engaging play by the most brilliant cast ever assembled on this side of Hell's Kitchen. Surprisingly Astounding!" - Best of Off Broadway
"There is much to savor in this latest offering from the Red Bull Theater." - Theatermania
"The Witch of Edmonton’ burns with feeling." - New Jersey Newsroom
"Sawyer is brought to molten life by Charlayne Woodard." - WNYC
"Pick of the Week!" - Metromix
"Volcanic!" "Amazing!" "Bewitching!" "Smoldering!" "Invigorating!"
"Seriously Disturbing & Wonderfully Evocative!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 6th-April 1st
THE MAIDS
By Jean Genet | Translated by Bernard Frechtman | Directed by Jesse Berger
Featuring Ana Reeder, Jeanine Serralles, and J. Smith-Cameron
Designs by Dane Laffrey, Sara Jean Tosetti, Peter West, Brandon Wolcott
Revenge tragedy meets film noir in this seductively playful and incendiary masterpiece. Set in a phantasmagoric world of masks and mirrors, ceremonies and sensuality, heightened language and beautiful gesture, The Maids is ritualistic exploration of class, the nature of identity, and the power of imagination.
Strictly Limited Run.  Presented in a uniquely intimate setting with Limited Seating – Don’t miss out on the first major New York revival of this modern classic in years – Tickets on sale now.

PRESS
"OUTSTANDING REVIVAL" - Lucille Lortel Award Nomination
"DISTINGUISHED REVIVAL" - Drama League Award Nomination
"#1 CRITIC'S PICK" - Time Out New York
WHAT THE CRITICS HAVE SAID
“REVELATORY - FULL THROTTLE PERFORMANCES” – The New Yorker
“EXHILARATING – INTENSELY INTIMATE” – Time Out NY
“EDGY – A GREAT EVENING OF THEATER – INSPIRED” – AP
“FAST-PACED, PERVERSELY ENTERTAINING” – NY Post
“A CRACKLING, SUSPENSEFUL EXPLOSION OF DEBAUCHERY” – Associated Press
“RELEVANT, DYNAMIC” – NYTheatre.com
“POETIC, ABSORBING” – Talkin' Broadway
“BRISK & ENTERTAINING” – NY Daily News
“DELECTABLE – WONDERFUL” – NY Times

 

November 25 - December 23
VOLPONE or the FOX  
by BEN JONSON  
Featuring Jen Eden, Alvin Epstein, Sean Patrick Doyle, Cameron Folmar, Tovah Feldshuh, Michael Mastro, Christina Pumariega, Pearl Rhein, Rocco Sisto, Alexander Sovronsky, Teale Sperling, Stephen Spinella, Raphael Nash Thompson, Gregory Wooddell Designs, Choreography and Music by John Arnone, Tracy Bersley, Scott Killian, Clint Ramos, Peter West.   Directed by Jesse Berger
Lucille Lortel Theater

Meet Volpone, the rich old magnifico, whose ingenious schemes and scams dupe his wealthy neighbors into showering him with gold.  This Jacobean juggler robs the rich to feed the richer, himself!  Considered one of the greatest comedies ever written for the stage, Jonson's merciless satire of greed and lust is a vicious delight as it skewers the hypocrisies of humanity with irreverent comic relish. A feast of extraordinary language and outrageous characters will greet you in this timeless and timely classic from the pen of Shakespeare's greatest peer.

"MARVELOUS - APPEALING NEW VOLPONE - POTENT PLEASURES - CRITIC'S PICK" - New York Times   "
****FOUR STARS - CRITIC'S PICK" - Time Out New York
"TRIUMPHANT - A ROBUST, MIRTHFUL PRODUCTION" - Associated Press  
"A HOST OF ACCOMPLISHED ACTORS—THEY'RE ALL FANTASTIC." - NYTheatre.com   "DELICIOUSLY SILLY! IT IS ALMOST AS RARE TO FIND A SHOW THIS WELL ACTED AND PRESENTED AS IT IS TO FIND A PRODUCTION OF A JONSON PLAY. AMID THE BUSY HOLIDAY SEASON, "VOLPONE" IS WORTH YOUR TIME." - Backstage

 

 

THE DANCE OF DEATH
By August Strindberg
Starring Daniel Davis, Laila Robins, Derek Smith
Directed by Joseph Hardy
American Premiere of a new adaptation by Mike Poulton
Designs by Beowulf Boritt, Clifton Taylor, Alejo Vietti, Brandon Wolcott

April 9- May 4, 2013
Venue: Lucille Lortel Theater

On an isolated island, military captain, Edgar, and his ex-actress wife, Alice, approach the 25th anniversary of an intense marriage. When a jolt from the past arrives in the shape of Alice's cousin Gustav, a deadly battle of wills begins. And Edgar is prepared to fight to his very last breath… Strindberg's masterful vivisection of a diabolic union blazed the trail for modern marriage portraits like "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?". Red Bull Theater brings this modern masterpiece to vivid life in a savagely comic and bracingly intimate production.

 

 

 

LOOT


by Joe Orton


Directed by Jesse Berger


Limited Engagement Jan 9- Feb 9, 2014

“People are profoundly bad, but irresistibly funny.”– Joe Orton


One of the 20th Century’s most subversive comic masterpieces, this “Comedy of Horrors” is a merciless satire of religious hypocrisy, middle-class British morality, and blind faith in authority. 
The McLeavy’s are in mourning, but young Hal and his partner-in-crime need someplace to stash their loot. When Scotland Yard’s finest comes sniffing about, no one escapes suspicion, from the naughty nurse to dear old gardening dad. And where did Mrs. McLeavy’s body go? Orton’s wicked stew of Oscar Wilde and Kafka is sexy, sharp-witted, and shocking.


Cast Rebecca Brooksher, Eric Martin Brown, Jarlath Conroy, Ryan Garbayo, Rocco Sisto, Nick Westrate


Creative Team Narelle Sissons, Sara Jean Tosetti, Scott Zielinski, Brad Berridge, Rick Sordelet, Stephen Gabis, Stuart Howard, Joshua Yocum  

 

 


           
 

PAST READINGS

SERIES 1:
2003

SCENES FROM AN EXECUTION
by Howard Barker
Directed by Matt August
Cast: Liam Craig, Amy Fitts, Antonia Freeland, Andrew McGinn, Colin McPhillamy, Angela Pierce Angela Reed, Baylen Thomas, David Wells

A CHASTE MAID IN CHEAPSIDE
by Thomas Middleton
Directed by Randy White
Cast: Tom Beyer, Gary Brownlee, Jessica Claire, Autumn Dornfeld, David Greenspan, David Grimm, Carla Harting, Jono Hustis, Andy Laird, Florencia Lozano, Matthew Maguire, Michael Rudko, Ean Sheehey, Danielle Skraastaad, T. Ryder Smith, Dale Soules, Greg Steinbruner, Maria Thayer

TWELVE OPHELIAS
by Caridad Svich
Directed by Debbie Saivetz
Cast: Michael Escamilla, Micahel Gladis, Carla Harting, Marin Ireland, Alfredo Narciso, Alex Oliver, Stacey Robinson, Chris Wells

SAM & LUCY
by Brooke Berman
Directed by Trip Cullman
Cast: Reid Burney, Jeffrey Carlson, Mary Catherin Garrison, John Bedford Lloyd, Leslie Lyles, Jeanine Serralles

MACBETH, a gender experiment
by William Shakespeare
Adapted & Directed by Tracy Bersley
Cast: Rosie Benton, Tim Brownwell, Natalie Burgess, Irving Gregory, Grisele Grullon, Steve Hamm, Nicole Kempskie, Alison Ostergaard, Russ Salmon, Kelly VanZile, Melitta von Abele, Monica Williams

WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN
by Thomas Middleton, adapted by Howard Barker
Directed by Rosemary Andress
Cast: Jeff Biehl, Steve Boyer, Brandon Demery, Sarah Elliot, David Jung, Nancy Kim, Andy Laird, James Martinez, Natasha Piletich, Jeanine Serralles, Ian Tabatchnik, Michael Urie

DON JONNY
by Anton Dudley & Jonathan Spottiswoode
conceived by Jesse Berger & Jonathan Spottiswoode
Directed by Jesse Berger
Cast: Katie Barrett, Christopher Borg, Jason Kravitz, Tony Lauria, Carol Monda, Tracie Thoms, Jon Tindle, Elenna Stauffer, Paul Whitthorne, Trevor Williams

SERIES 2: 2003-2004

DON JONNY (revised)
by Anton Dudley & Jonathan Spottiswoode
conceived by Jesse Berger & Jonathan Spottiswoode
Directed by Jesse Berger
Cast: Katie Barrett, Deborah S Craig, Sarah Fraunfelder, Jeff LaGreca, Tony Lauria, Deven May, Carol Monda, Paul Niebanck, Michelle Shupe, Tracie Thoms, Jon Tindle, Price Waldman

A MAD WORLD, MY MASTERS
by Thomas Middleton
Directed by Michael Barakiva
Cast: Edward Boroevich, Steven Boyer, Craig Bridger, Michael Goldstrom, James Hadgis, Kelly Hutchinson, Chris Kipiniak, Richard Leighton, Andrew McGinn, Orlando Pabotoy, Saxon Palmer, Dale Soules, Maria Thayer, David C Wells

THE WITCH OF EDMONTON
by Thomas Dekker, John Ford, and William Rowley
Directed by David Grimm
Cast: Joanne P Adler, Damian Baldet, Larry Block, Craig Bockhorn, Marylouise Burke, Jarlath Conroy, Katie Dietz, Ryan Farley, Jono Hustis, Morgan Jenness, Aedin Moloney, Andrew McGinn, Jeremy Shamos, Ashley Strand, Michael Stuhlbarg, Alison Weller

DANTON'S DEATH
by Georg Büchner
translated by John Reddick
Directed by Christopher McCann
Cast: Sara Barnett, Robert Burke, Jason Butler Harner, David Chandler, Glenn Fleshler, Tom O’Brien, Jeremy Shamos, Joseph Siravo, Jenna Stern, Michael Stuhlbarg, Elizabeth Tidy

PHAEDRA
by Elizabeth Egloff
Directed by Jesse Berger
Cast: Brandon Demery, Laura Hicks, Earle Hyman, Amy Irving, Patrick Kerr, Ruth Maleczech, Christopher McCann, Michael Stuhlbarg

KEAN
by Jean-Paul Sartre
translated by Frank Hauser
Directed by Eleanor Holdridge
Cast: Vivienne Benesch, Addie Brownlee, Frank Deal, Jonathan Epstein, Eric Hoffmann, Zachary Knower, Michael Milligan, Wayne Scott, Michelle Vasquez, Anne Louise Zachary

SERIES 3: 2004-2005

FORTINBRAS
by Lee Blessing
Directed by Jesse Berger
Cast: Katie Barrett, Daniel Breaker, Michael Chernus, Jarlath Conroy, Brandon Demery, Sean Dugan, Polly Lee, Jesse Perez, Gordana Rashovich, Dallas Roberts, Paul Rudd, Wayne Scott, Raphael Nash Thompson, Margot White

THE ROMAN ACTOR
by Philip Massinger
Directed by Kay Matschullat
Cast: Opal Alladin, Jeff Biehl, Jimonn Cole, John Daggett, Ryan Farley, Kat Foster, Arthur French, Davis Hall, Pamela Nyberg, A-men Rasheed, Tom Tate, Richard Thomas, Karen Tsen Lee, Sam Tsoutsauvus

THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE
by Francis Beaumont
Directed by Christopher Bayes
Cast: Craig Baldwin, Daniel Breaker, Carolyn Bootle, Frank Deal, Melissa Gallagher, Jason Kravits, Jodi Lynne McClintock, Orlando Pabotoy, Everett Quinton, Randy Reyes, Wayne Scott, Ashley Strand, CJ Wilson

WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN
by Thomas Middleton
Directed by Paul Mullins
Cast: Mary Bacon, Mia Barron, Casey Biggs, Joe Delafield, Tom Hammond, Kevin Henderson, Greg Jackson, Christopher Marino, Pamela Nyberg, Laila Robins, Henry Strozier, Jesse Pennington, Andrew Weems

DON JONNY (revised & expanded)
by Anton Dudley & Jonathan Spottiswoode
Directed by Jesse Berger
Music Direction by Jana Beth Zielonka
Cast: Howie Blau, Christopher Borg, Courtney Glass, Sarah Fraunfelder, Alicia Irving, Tony Lauria, Paul Niebanck, A-men Rasheed, Steven Ratazzi, Peter Michael Smith, Elenna Stauffer, Graham Stevens, Tracie Thoms, Aurelia Williams

RAGOZINE, or The Second-Best Bed Trick
by Michael Feingold
Directed by Eleanor Holdridge
Cast: Arnie Burton, Jamie Cummings, Sean Dugan, Roderick Hill, Gavin Hoffman, Grace Hsu, Nicholas Kepros, Maggie Lacey, Roberta Maxwell, Patrick Melville, Alvaro Mendoza, Darren Pettie, John Seitz, Jay Smith, T. Ryder Smith, Brian Vaughn, Jack Wetherall

SERIES 4: 2005-2006

DIDO, Queen of Carthage
by Christopher Marlowe
Directed by Joseph Hardy
Cast: Celeste Ciulla, Patrick Darragh, Richard Easton, Mercedes Herrero, Katie Firth, Monique Fowler, Robert Hock, Alvaro Mendoza, Paul Niebanck, John Livingston Rolle, James Seol, Danielle Streisand, Marc Vietor

THE SCOTTISH PLAY
By Lee Blessing
Directed by Jesse Berger
Cast: Gerry Bamman, Howard L Blau, Jesse Shane Bronstein, Julie Jesneck, Maggie Lacey, Mary Stuart Masterson, Boris McGiver, Anthony Rapp, Laila Robins, Henry Strozier, Haynes Thigpen

ORESTES
By Euripides, loosely translated by Anne Washburn
Directed by Johanna McKeon
Cast: Lia Aprile, Elliotte Crowell, Danny Deferarri, Kimberly Dilts, Jennifer Dundas, Lucas Howland, Karinne Keithley, Kristen Persinos, Lance Rubin, Thomas Jay Ryan, James Urbaniak

THE MAID'S TRAGEDY
by Beaumont and Fletcher
Directed by Jesse Berger
Cast:
Mary Bacon, Mia Barron, Jason Brown, Jarlath Conroy, Kimberly Dilts, Zachary Knower, Melissa Miller, Paul Niebanck, Naomi Peters, James Seol, Michael Stuhlbarg, Sam Tsoutsouvas, James Seol, CJ Wilson

THE MAN OF MODE, or Sir Fopling Flutter
by George Etherege
Directed by Kay Matschullat
Cast: Marie Brinkmann, Kate Burton, Bill Camp, Lynn Cohen, Dana Ivey, Peter Haring Judd, Florencia Lozano, Kathryn Merry, Olivia Oguma, Everett Quinton, James Urbaniak, Chris Wells, Aaron Yoo

PLAYHOUSE CREATURES
By April De Angelis
Directed by Kate Whoriskey
Cast: Bill Camp, Aysan Celik, Matt D’Amico, Monique Fowler, Dana Ivey, Debra Jans, Annie O’Sullivan, Naomi Peters, Samantha Soule

SERIES 5: 2006

MELISSA ARCTIC
By Craig Wright
Directed by Aaron Posner
Cast: Kelly AuCoin, Dori Legg, , David Marks, Howard Overshown, Merrill Peakes, Michael Rudko, James Sugg, Mark Sullivan, Holly Twyford, Kiah Victoria, Erin Weaver

THE BROKEN HEART
By John Ford
Directed by Jef Hall-Flavin
Cast: Sean Arbuckle, Remy Auberjonois, Mia Barron, Allan Care, Robert Cuccioli, Philip Goodwin, Matthew Greer, Daniel Harray, Sarah Hartmann, Eric Hoffmann, Claire Lautier, Tyler Pierce, Dale Soules, Michael Rudko, Raphael Nash Thompson, Margot White

THE ATHEIST'S TRAGEDY
By Cyril Tourneur
Directed by Will Pomerantz
Cast: Mary Bacon, Joel Bernstein, Aaron Clayton, Kevin Collins, Frank Deal, Kenneth Garner, Dylan Greene, Chris Kelly, Mikel Sarah Lambert, Alvaro Mendoza, Pamela Nyberg, Laura O’Day, Steven Rattazi, Sam Tsoutsouvas, Jack Wetherall

SERIES 6: 2007-2008

DESDEMONA, play about a handkerchief
by Paula Vogel
Directed by Jesse Berger
Cast: Mamie Gummer, Jessica Hecht, Jenny Ikeda

THE CHANGELING
by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley
Directed by Karin Coonrod
Cast: Mary Christopher, Samuel Gates, David Patrick Kelly, Michael Maguire, Matthew Maher, Kevin Massey, Griffen Matthews, Paul Niebanck, Juliana Francis, Jonathan Fried, Matthew Rauch, John D. Thompson, Tony Torn, Carsey Walker, Molly Ward

TALLGRASS GOTHIC
by Melanie Marnich
Directed by Hal Brooks
Cast: Michael Cerveris, Michael Chernus, Danelle Eliav, Julie Jesneck, Haynes Thigpen, Santino Fontana, Ana Reeder

THE JUST
by Albert Camus, adapted and newly translated by Anthony Clarvoe
Directed by Ethan McSweeny
Cast: Jeff Biehl, Brennan Brown, Denis Butkus, Meg Fee, Neal Huff, Bhavesh Patel, Michael Stuhlbarg, Ellen McLaughlin, John Seidman

THE ROVER
by Aphra Behn, adapted by John Barton
Directed by Eleanor Holdridge
Cast: Michelle Beck, Stephen Bel Davies, Daniel Breaker, Sam Chase, Matt D’Amico, Michael Gotch, Carla Harting, Kevin Henderson, Zachary Knower, Tony Molina, Joan Rosenfels, Molly Stuart, Sam Tsoutsouvas, Michele Vazquez, Chandler Vinton

THE LADY'S NOT FOR BURNING
by Christopher Fry
Directed by Joe Hardy
Cast: Arthur Bartow, Will Chase, Celeste Ciulla, Jessica Dickey, Richard Easton, Tom Lacy, Lynn Redgrave, Gareth Saxe, John Seidman, Jonathan Walker, Matt Wilkus

Bertolt Brecht’s EDWARD II
Directed by Michael Sexton
Cast: Sean Arbuckle, Hannah Cabell, Michael Cerveris, Davis Hall, Jason Butler Harner, Randy Harrison, Derek Lucci, Denis O'Hare, Matthew Rauch, Laila Robins, Daniel Stewart

THE CARDINAL
by James Shirley
Directed by Carl Forsman
Cast: Heidi Armbruster, Ross Boehringer, William Connell, Frank Deal, Ben Hollandsworth, Brian Hutchison, Stephanie Janssen, Brad Makarowski, Michael Mastro, Scott Parkinson, Joey Parsons, Matthew Rauch, Roger Rees, Thomas Jay Ryan, Sarah Stockton

SERIES 7: 2008-2009

RESTORATION COMEDY
by Amy Freed
Directed by Jesse Berger
Cast: Michael Urie, Reg Rogers, Danny Scheie, Caralyn Kozlowski, Jane Carr, Susannah Schulmann, Jeff Biehl, Gregory Wooddell, Bhama Roget, Paul Mullins, Arthur Bartow, and More...

THE SILENT WOMAN
by Ben Jonson
Directed by Art Manke
Cast: F Murray Abraham, Stephen Bel Davies, Alex Brown, Jason Butler Harner, Beth Dixon, Drew Foster, Marcus Dean Fuller, Nicholas Galbraith, Jason Kravits, Cynthia Mace, David Manis, Dakin Matthews, Danny Scheie, Carolyn Seymour, Jennifer Door White

A HORSE'S ASS
by David Greenspan, loosely adapted from Pietro Aretino’s Renaissance comedy Il Marescalco
Directed by Leigh Silverman
Cast: Don Amendolia, Satya Bhabha, Carson Elrod, David Greenspan, Francis Jue, Stephen James King, Bill Kux, Lucas Papaelias, Tony Torn

THE CENCI
by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Directed by Eleanor Holdridge
Cast: Roger Rees, Lisa Harrow, Matthew Rauch, Julie Jesneck, John Douglas Thompson, Sam Tsoutsouvas, Ben Rapoport, Ezra Knight, Emma Canalese, Vayu O'Donnell

THE MALCONTENT
by John Marston
Directed by Ethan McSweeny
Cast: Randy Harrison, Matthew Rauch, Michael Stuhlbarg, Vivienne Benesch, Caitlin O'Connell, Carson Elrod, Michael Rudko, John Seidman, Carol Halstead, Ron Bagden, Samara Bay

DOCTOR FAUSTUS
by Christopher Marlowe
Directed by Michael Sexton
Cast: Patrick Page, Bill Camp, Elisabeth Waterston, Derek Smith, Sean McNall, Andre Holland, Steven Rattazzi, Robert Stanton, and more.

ELECTRICIDAD
by Luis Alfaro
Directed by Lisa Peterson
Cast: Vanessa Aspillaga, Elisa Bocanegra, Bertila Damas, Judith Delgado, Alma Martinez, James Martinez, Tony Plana, Maria Elena Ramierez, and Socorro Santiago.

THE ROYAL HUNT OF THE SUN
by Peter Shaffer
Directed by Joe Hardy
Cast: David Anzuelo, David Margulies, Matthew Rauch, Marc Vietor, and more

THE SIEGE OF NUMANTIA
by Cervantes
Directed by KJ Sanchez
Cast: Aysan Celik, Emily Ackerman, Alfredo Narciso, and more

BONUS SPRING 2009 SERIES: Three Timely Comedy Classics

A  NEW WAY TO PAY OLD DEBTS
by Phillip Massinger
Directed by Matthew Rauch
Cast: René Auberjonois, Max Baker, David Conrad, Drew Cortese, Robert Cuccioli, John Manieri, Laila Robins, Jeanine Seralles, Rocco Sisto, and more

A JOVIAL CREW
by Richard Brome
Adapted by Stephen Jeffreys
Directed by Rosemary Andress
Featuring Daniel Abeles, Gerry Bamman, Esther Barlow, Steve Boyer, Brenda Bush, David Chandler, Ryan Clardy, Gina Daniels, Carson Elrod, Glenn Fleshler, Mike Guango, Rebecca Hart, Paul Edward Hope, Jason Howard, Michael Izquierdo, Julie Jesneck, Tom Kelly, Marc LeVasseur, Grace McLean, Peter O'Connor, Ridley Parson, David Ross, Tarrantino Smith, Alexander Sovronsky, Lisa Velten Smith, Adam Toback, Patrick Vaill, and Molly Ward

VOLPONE
by Ben Jonson
Directed by David Esbjornson
Cast: Brian Murray, Michael Stuhlbarg, Rocco Sisto, Robert Stattel, Ned Eisenberg, Rebecca Wisocky, Tony Torn, Craig Baldwin, Vayu O'Donnell, David Patrick Kelly, Lorenzo Pisoni, Kate Roberts, Liv Rooth, Peter Bretz, and Shannon Wicks.*


SERIES 8: 2009-2010

A Benefit Reading of
TIMON OF ATHENS
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Jesse Berger
Featuring Richard Easton, Harris Yulin, Keith Hamilton Cobb, Sam Tsoutsuovas with Arthur Bartow, Peter von Berg, Jason C. Brown, Denis Butkus, Melissa Condron, Helmar Augustus Cooper, Carson Elrod, Michael Izquierdo, Raphael Nash Thompson, Ben Rappaport, Kate Roberts, and Rocco Sisto.

THE WILD GOOSE CHASE
by John Fletcher
Directed by Tim Carroll
Featuring Michael Stuhlbarg, Keith David, Mary Bacon, Maha Chihlaoui, Edward Boroevich, Rob Breckenridge, Joe Costa, Blake DeLong, Bill Griffin, Deborah Jans, Alfredo Narciso, Jesse J. Perez, Ben Rappaport, Margo Seibert, and Molly Ward

PENELOPE
Book by Ellen McLaughlin
Music by Sarah Kirkland Snider
Directed by Lisa Rothe
Featuring Ellen McLaughlin

THE PRETENDERS
by Henrik Ibsen
translated by Michael Meyer
Directed by Craig Baldwin
Featuring F. Murray Abraham, Sterling K. Brown, Sam Tsoutsouvas, Elisabeth Waterston, Joel Bernstein, Aysan Celik, Nigel Gore, Delphi Harrington, Marc LeVasseur, Caitlin O'Connell, Michael Potts, Steven Skybell, Alexander Sovronsky, Nick Westratewith Live Musical Accompaniment by Alexander Sovronsky
Post-play Bull Session featuring Marvin Carlson (Theatre, CUNY Graduate Center) and Joan Templeton (President, Ibsen Society)

BÉRÉNICE
by Jean Racine
translated and adapted by Neil Bartlett
A tragic tale of true love, this pinnacle of French drama examines what real love is, even as that love cannot survive.
Directed by Joseph Hardy
Featuring Matthew Greer, Roberta Maxwell, Brian Morvant, Kathryn Meisle, Matthew Rauch, Marc Vietor, and Jack Wetherall*
Post-play Bull Session with Mirabelle Ordinaire

A WOMAN KILLED WITH KINDNESS
by Thomas Heywood
Directed by Kay Matschullat
Featuring Jeff Biehl, Michael Emerson, Tom Hammond, Eric Hoffmann, Derek Lucci, Caitlin O'Connell, Carrie Preston, Matthew Rauch, Lulu Rossbacher, Jeff Steitzer, Haynes Thigpen, Dominique Toney, Geraint Wyn Davies
featuring live music by Michael Sutherland with Annie Chang on violin
+ Post-play Bull Session with Kathleen Dimmick


THE DUKE OF MILAN
by Philip Massinger
Directed by Damon Krometis
Featuring David Anzuelo, Heidi Armbruster, Arthur Bartow, Delphi Harrington, Julie Jesneck, Daliya Karnofsky Jason Kravits, Alex Morf, Patrick Page, Steven Rattazzi, Matthew Rauch, Gerardo Rodriguez, Samantha Soule.
+ Post-play Bull Session with Edmund Miller

CALIGULA
by Albert Camus
Directed by Marc Vietor
Featuring Glenn Fleshler, Charles Geyer, Pamela Jane Gray, Davis Hall, Randy Harrison, Rick Holmes, Nancy Hume, Nicholas Kepros, Keith Perry, Henry Stram, Michael Urie and Todd Weeks

BURNING, BURNING, BURNING, BURNING
by David Bar Katz
Directed by Sarah Benson
Featuring Eric Bogosian, Christine Marie Brown, Leah Curney, Rachel Dratch, Adam Green, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Salvatore Inzerillo, Hubert Point-du Jour, Jon Krupp, Nyambi Nyambi, Vayu O'Donnell, and Amelia Workman

THE STEWARD OF THE DUCHESS OF AMALFI
by Lope de Vega
newly translated by Álvaro Mendoza
Directed by Michael John Garcés 
Featuring Jorge Cordova, Gilbert Cruz, Jose Febus, Bryant Mason, Andres Munar, Ivan Quintanilla, Jesse J. Perez, Phyllis Johnson, Alvaro Mendoza, Alfredo Narciso, and Marguerite Stimpson

BRECHT’S DUCHESS OF MALFI
Adapted by Bertolt Brecht and W.H. Auden
Directed by Ian Strasfogel
Featuring Mary Bacon, Craig Baldwin, John Daggett, Stevie Ray Dallimore, Francesca Faridany, Delphi Harrington, David Landon, Alex Morf, Rebecca Nyahay, Alexander Sovronsky, Jay Stratton, Elliott Villar, and Nick Westrate

‘TIS PITY SHE’S A WHORE
By John Ford
Directed by Craig Baldwin
Featuring Steve Boyer, Liam Craig, Quincy Dunn-Baker, Peter Francis James, Jeffrey Hayenga, Brent Langdon, Alfredo Narciso, Kristine Nielsen, Christina Pumariega, Gayle Rankin, and more

LOVE FOR LOVE
By William Congreve
Directed by Michael Sexton
Featuring Carolyn Bauemler, Richard Easton, Jeff Biehl, Saidah Arrika Ekulona, Francesca Faridany, Roderick Hill, Sean McNall, Steven Rattazzi, Erika Rolfsrud, Russell Salmon, Julie Sharbutt, Daniel Stewart, and Marc Vietor

SERIES 9: 2010-2011
September 13, 2010 - June 13, 2011

Monday September 13th, 7:30pm
GAMMER GURTON’S NEEDLE
By Mr. S. Mr. of Art
Directed by Everett Quinton
Featuring Roberta Maxwell, Rocco Sisto and Mary Testa, with Julia Campanelli, Erik Heger, Conan McCarty, Alex Morf, Grant Neale and Jenne Vath

Monday September 20th, 7:30pm
A BENEFIT READING OF
OUR BETTERS
By W. Somerset Maugham
Directed by Stuart Howard 
Featuring Tovah Feldshuh, Joanna Gleason, Michael Urie, George Akram, Gerry Bamman, Justin Blanchard, Julia Coffey, Christian Conn, Stephanie Garry, Davis Hall, Miriam Silverman, Tony Roach

Monday October 25th, 7:30pm
LOVE LIES A-BLEEDING
By Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher
Directed by Craig Baldwin
Featuring Heather Lind, Santino Fontana, Aysan Celik, Matthew D'Amico, Jimmy Davis, Carol Halstead, Susan Heyward, Ashton Heyl, Karl Kenzler, Brent Langdon, Dion Mucciacito, and Brent Langdon
Post-play Bull Session with Mario DiGangi

Monday November 15th, 7:30pm
DON CARLOS
By Friedrich Schiller
New version by Mike Poulton
Directed by Joseph Hardy
Featuring Tina Benko, Bradford Cover, Daniel Davis, Richard Easton, Luke Forbes, Philip Goodwin, Cynthia Mace, Paul Mullins, Everett Quinton, Matthew Rauch, Gareth Saxe, David L. Townsend, and Jennifer van Dyck
Post-play Bull Session with Dorothea von Mücke

Monday November 29th, 7:30pm
GERTRUDE - THE CRY
By Howard Barker
In collaboration with The Barker Project
Directed by Richard Romagnoli
Featuring F. Murray Abraham, David Barlow, Kersti Bryan, Lynn Cohen, Stephanie Jannsen, Brent Langdon, Robert Emmet Lunney, and Jan Maxwell
Post-play Bull Session with Michael Bettencourt

Tuesday, December 28th, 7:30pm
THE SPANISH TRAGEDY
By Thomas Kyd
Directed by Matthew Rauch
Featuring Vivienne Benesch, Jason Butler Harner, David Conrad, Maria Dizzia, Mathilde Dratwa, Jonathan Fried, Brad Fryman, Davis Hall, Eric Hoffmann, John Mainieri, Paul Niebanck, Stephen Stout, Michael Stuhlbarg, John Douglas Thompson and Sam Tsoutsouvas
Post-play Bull Session with Kathleen Dimmick

Monday January 10th, 7:30pm
THE SUICIDE
By Nikolai Erdman
Adapted by Richard Nelson
Directed by Kay Matschullat
Featuring  Mary Bacon, David Barlow, Matthew Carr, Lynn Cohen, Zoe Costello, Michael Chernus, Kristine Nielsen, Everett Quinton, Kurt Rhoades, John Rothman, Jeanine Serralles, Jeremy Shamos, Michael Sutherland, and more

Monday February 7th, 7:30pm
THE WITCH
By Thomas Middleton
Directed by Eleanor Holdridge
Featuring Jacqueline Antaramian, Charles Borland, Aysan Celik, Jimonn Cole, Johnny Lee Davenport, Nigel Gore, Carol Halstead, Mahira Kakkar, Jacob Knoll, David Manis, Michael Milligan, Kevin O'Donnell, Lori Prince, Ben Prusiner, Tijuana Ricks, Dale Soules, Greg Thornton, and Brandy Zarle
Post-play Bull Session with Tanya Pollard

Monday February 14th, 7:30pm
VINEGAR TOM
By Caryl Churchill
Directed by Wendy McClellan
Live Music by Rona Figueroa and her Band
Featuring  Heidi Armbruster, Michelle Beck, Annika Boras, Laura Esterman, Christopher Gerson, Susan Heyward, Ruth Maleczech, Charlotte Parry, Darren Pettie, and Aleksandra Szczepanowska
Post-play Bull Session with Jean Howard

Monday March 28th, 7:30pm
TROY WOMEN
By Euripides
A brutally compelling portrait of woman during war, in an ecstatic contemporary adaptation.
New version by Karen Hartman
Directed by Leigh Silverman
Live Music by Aaron Hartman, Elaina Morgan, Alicia Jo Rabins (of Girls in Trouble)
Featuring Craig Baldwin, Lucy DeVito, Autumn Dornfeld, Mia Katigback, Sue Jean Kim, Annie McNamara, Estelle Parsons, Keith Randolph Smith, Daphne Rubin-Vega and Rita Wolf
Post-play Bull Session with Helene Foley, Professor of Classics, Barnard College

Monday April 25th, 7:30pm
CREDITORS
By August Strindberg
New version written and directed by Doug Wright
A diabolical treatise on the darker side of love.
Featuring Zach Grenier, Kathryn Meisle and Omar Metwally
Post-play Bull Session with Doug Wright

Monday May 9th, 7:30pm
MONTSERRAT
An adaptation by Lillian Hellman
From the French play by Emmanuel Robles
Directed by Stella Powell-Jones
Co-produced by Jack Doulin
Featuring Jonathan Cake, Santino Fontana, Raul Aranas, Scott Barrow, Brandon Dirdin, Gibson Frazier, Erin Gann,  Aaron Clifton Moten, Richard O'Brien, Gayle Rankin, Jeanine Serralles, Marc Vietor, and Leigh Wade
Post-play Bull Session with Mirabelle Ordinaire

Monday May 23rd, 7:30pm
WILD OATS
By John O’Keefe
Featuring Bill Buell, Richard Easton, Carson Elrod, Jack Freimann, Matthew Greer, Sloan Grenz, Patricia Hodges, David Manis, Dakin Matthews, Kern McFadden, Michael Milligan, Tuck Milligan, Samantha Soule, Robert Stanton, Aaron Galligan Stierle, Tony von Halle, Margot White, Gregory Wooddell
Directed by Patrick Page

Monday June 13th, 7:30pm
NEW PLAY FESTIVAL
World Premiere Short Plays by Liz Duffy Adams, Mike Anderson, Heidi Armbruster, Elizabeth Egloff, David Grimm, Wendy MacLeod, Elizabeth Miller, and Jason Gray Platt. 
Featuring Phil Ashby, Craig Baldwin, Tina Benko, Annika Boras, Malcolm Ingram, Jocelyn Kuritsky, Deanne Lorette, Kate MacCluggage, Alfredo Narciso, Rocco Sisto, Andrew Weems, Emily Clare Zempel
Directed by Timothy Douglas and Wendy McClellan


SERIES 10: 2011-2012
September 19, 2010 - June 18, 2011

Monday September 19th, 7:30pm
NO EXIT
By Jean-Paul Sartre
Translated by Stuart Gilbert
This quintessential existentialist play is a passionate examination of free will, personal responsibility, and eternal punishment.
Directed by Wendy McClellan
Featuring Matt Cody, Adam Green, Kathryn Meisle, Larry Pine, and Carrie Preston
post-play Bull Session with Mirabelle Ordinaire

Monday October 10th, 7:30pm
VOLPONE
By Ben Jonson
Featuring F. Murray Abraham, Helen Carey, Richard Easton, Liv Rooth, Jay O. Sanders, Teale Sperling, Brendan Spieth, Elizabeth Stahlmann, Raphael Nash Thompson, Michael Urie, Marc Vietor, and Gregory Wooddell
Directed by Jesse Berger

Monday October 31st, 7:30pm
EXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR
By Lauren Gunderson
This new revenge comedy is a razor-sharp feminist power-ballad set in the North Georgian mountains with a Jacobean twist – perfect for Halloween.
Directed by Jackson Gay
Featuring Cassie Beck, Patrick Jones, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Preston Martin, and Lauren Gunderson

Monday November 7th, 7:30pm
THE AENEID
By Olivier Kemeid
Translated by Judith G. Miller
Inspired by Virgil, this powerful new play transports Aeneas’s search for a homeland into the modern world of middle-eastern revolution. 
Directed by Kay Matschullat
Featuring Michelle Beck, Michael Cerveris, Mia Barron, Aysan Celik, Sevan Greene, Melissa House, Estelle Parsons, Tommy Schrider, Matt C. Webb, Rasha Zamamiri
Music by Duncan Sheik

Monday November 28th, 7:30pm
THE SHOEMAKER'S HOLIDAY
By Thomas Dekker
This sweet-natured comedy about Elizabethan life by one of the authors of The Witch of Edmonton is a romantic delight.
Directed by Everett Quinton
Featuring Justin Blanchard, Quincy Dunn-Baker, Eureka, Adam Green, Lara Knox, Brent Langdon, Roberta Maxwell, Everett Quinton, André De Shields, Sam Tsoutsouvas, Alex Morf, Christina Pumariega, Miriam Silverman, Nomi Tichman, and Margot White
post-play Bull Session with Jean Howard

Monday December 5th, 7:30pm
TRAVESTIES OF SHAKESPEARE
A Talk by John Wolfson
Travesties of Shakespeare's plays were popular entertainment in Victorian England.  They began as satires on the first "critical editions" of Shakespeare's plays, and then took over the stage. John Wolfson, Curator of Rare Books of London's Globe Theatre, traces the development of the Travesty, featuring scenes with Randy Harrison and John Douglas Thompson.

Monday, December 26th, 7:30pm 
THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR
By Nikolai Gogol
Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher
Directed by Jesse Berger
Featuring Phil Ashby, Laurie Birmingham, Glenn Fleshler, Adam Green, David Greenspan, Eric Hoffmann, Jesse J. Perez, Marsha Mason, Christopher McCann, Everett Quinton, Miriam Silverman, Derek Smith, Henry Stram and Stephen Spinella

Monday January 9th, 7:30pm
PIRANDELLO'S HENRY IV
In a new version by Tom Stoppard
Featuring Richard Easton, John Elison Conlee, Jennifer Ehle, Victor Garber, Darren Goldstein, Aaron Krohn, Mamie Gummer, Patrick Page, Daniel Stewart Sherman, Benjamin Walker, and Paxton Whitehead
Directed by Jack O'Brien
post-play Bull Session with Roger Oliver

Monday January 23rd, 7:30pm
A KING AND NO KING
By Beaumont & Fletcher
Absolute power corrupts absolutely deliciously in this sensational Jacobean tragicomedy.
Directed by Michael Sexton
Featuring Craig Baldwin, Michelle Beck, Guy Boyd, Geordie Broadwater, Joel de la Fuente, Bryce Gill, Jennifer Ikeda, Mark Nelson, Matthew Rauch, Robert Stanton, Ryan Brooke Taylor, Sam Tsoutsouvas, and More

Monday February 6th, 7:30pm
LORENZACCIO
By Alfred de Musset
Translated and Adapted by John Strand
Known as the French Hamlet, a sensational tale of politics, murder, and betrayal set in Renaissance Italy.
Directed by Joseph Hardy
Featuring David Barlow, Chris Bresky, Jason C. Brown, Celeste Ciulla, Daniel Davis, Philip Goodwin, Eric Hoffmann, Melissa House, Jennifer Ikeda, Aaron Krohn, Carman Lacivita, Cynthia Mace, Ben Rappaport, Matthew Rauch, Kurt Rhoads and Rasha Zamamiri
post-play Bull Session with John Strand

Monday March 19th, 7:30pm
THE BALCONY
By Jean Genet
Translated by Jean-Claude van Itallie
Role-playing is a volatile aphrodisiac inside Madame’s house of illusion as the world outside erupts in violent revolution.
Directed by David Herskovits
Featuring Amy Irving, with Will Badgett, Alan Benditt, Mary Cavett, Nehassaiu deGannes, James Tigger! Ferguson, Nadia Gans, John Kurzynowski, Kristine Haruna Lee, Nana Mensah, Samantha Needles, Edward O'Blenis, Hubert Point-du Jour, Randolph Curtis Rand, Clayton Dean Smith, and More
post-play Bull Session with Jean-Claude van Itallie

Monday March 26th, 7:30pm
THE SCREENS
By Jean Genet
Translated by Paul Schmidt
This epic exploration of the Algerian Arab revolt against their French colonizers exalts the individual and relishes the theatrical.
Directed by Tracy Cameron Francis
Featuring Heather Raffo, Najla Said, Carlo Alban, Dahlia Azama, Ronan Babbitt, Farah Bala, Hunter Canning, Neimah Djourabchi, Rich Dreher, Ramsey Faragallah, Sevan Greene, Maria Helan, Mia Katigbak, Bushra Laskar, Piter Marek, Chris Masullo, Sade Namei, Jens Rasmussen, Betty Shamieh, Kate Skinner, and More, plus Tabla by Zafer Tawil
Post-play Bull Session with Judith Miller

Monday April 30th, 7:30pm
THE RENEGADO
By Philip Massinger
A fascinating Jacobean romance explores the Islamic Middle-East through a wild tale of international commerce, religious difference, and forbidden love.
Directed by Craig Baldwin
Featuring Ron Cephas Jones, Ramsey Faragallah, Lanna Joffrey, Omar Koury, Megan McQuillan, Dion Mucciacito, Bhavesh Patel, Chris Perfetti, Steven Rattazzi, Emily Swallow, Sam Tsoutsouvas, Finn Wittrock
post-play Bull Session with Gavin Hollis

Monday May 14th, 7:30pm
THE BEAUX' STRATAGEM
By George Farquhar
Adapted by Thornton Wilder and Ken Ludwig
Co-produced with The Acting Company
A refreshing adaptation of a lusty Restoration romp replete with ribald rakes, seductive mistresses, mistaken identity, and true love.  Directed by Stephen Fried. 
Featuring Julia Coffey, Christian Conn, Patricia Conolly, Veanne Cox, Glenn Fleshler, Christopher Innvar, Julie Jesneck, Dakin Matthews, Everett Quinton, Gareth Saxe, Michelle Tauber, Henry Vick, and Andrew Weems

Monday June 18th, 7:30pm
NEW PLAY FESTIVAL
World Premiere short plays of heightened language, classic themes and styles directed by Craig Baldwin and Gaye Taylor Upchurch
Featuring new works by Constance Congdon, Dave Carley, John Guare, Sam Lahne, Mark O'Donnell, Eric Pfeffinger, Natalia Savvides, and Jen Silverman
With Tina Benko, Michael Braun, Kristin Griffith, Zabryna Guevara, Angela Lin, Tobias Segal, John Sharian, Sam Tsoutsouvas, CJ Wilson, and More

SERIES 11: 2012-2013 Tenth Anniversary Season
October 12, 2012 - May 13, 2013

Monday October 22nd, 7:30pm
THE MISER
by Moliere
Starring Richard Kind
Adapted and Directed by Doug Hughes
With amorous plotting, jealousy and money-grubbing, this rollicking satire of greed has undiminished power to amuse and to sting.
With Steven Boyer, Rachel Brosnahan, Andrew Hovelson. Richard Kind, TR Knight, Nicole Lowrance, Jan Maxwell, John Procaccino, Reg Rogers, Richard Thomas, John Tillotson, and Marc Vietor
Season kick-off party with the actors, special guests Vivienne Benesch, Emily Bergl, Veanne Cox, Kristine Nielsen, Amanda Quaid, Tovah Feldshuh, Dana Ivey, Ana Reeder, Laila Robins, André De Shields, Miriam Silverman, Rocco Sisto, Gregory Wooddell and more  follows the reading.

Monday November 12, 7:30pm
SARDANAPALUS
By Lord Byron
The story of the last king of Assyria and his decadent reign told through Byron’s exquisite poetry.
In partnership with The NYU Department of English
Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch
With Amir Arison, Jeremy Bobb, Michael Braun, Chris Coffey, Ben Baron Diskant, Jennifer Ferrin, Mahira Kakkar, Nick Kowalczyk, Bhavesh Patel, Sam Tsoutsouvas and More

Monday December 10, 7:30pm
SWANSONG
By Patrick Page
Based on true events between peers Ben Jonson and Shakespeare, this is a moving tale of a dramatic friendship.
Directed by Roger Rees
Featuring Patrick Page and Tom Hammond, with Michael Littig and Tom Bloom

Monday December 17, 7:30pm 
THE ALCHEMIST
By Ben Jonson
The antics of three con-artists and their giddy schemes make for a vivid depiction of human folly.
Directed by Michael Sexton
With J. Smith-Cameron, Carson Elrod, Jay O. Sanders, Roderick Hill, Kathleen Wise, Cary Donaldson, Bill Buell, Steve Rosen, David Barlow, Tom Nelis, Sam Tsoutsouvas, and CJ Wilson

Monday January 14, 7:30pm
THE WHITE DEVIL
By John Webster
A black-as-pitch Jacobean tragedy, rife with Machiavellian characters – each more brutal and libidinous than the next.
Directed by Kay Matschullat
Featuring Tina Benko, Rob Campbell, Cameron Folmar, Sevan Greene, Andre Holland, Matt Hurley, Darius Homayoun, Florencia Lozano, Christopher McCann, Eugene Oh, Bhavesh Patel, Everett Quinton, Judith Roberts, Nick Westrate, Rasha Zamamiri

Monday February 11, 7:30pm
THE LIAR
By David Ives
Adapted from the comedy by Corneille
An outrageous new version of a joyful Parisian farce – All the world's a lie and all the men and women, merely liars!
Directed by Jesse Berger
Featuring Jeremy Bobb, Drew Cortese, Richard Easton,Adam Green, Melissa House, Hoon Lee, Liv Rooth, Jeanine Serralles, Miriam Silverman

Monday February 25, 7:30pm
A LAUGHING MATTER
By April de Angelis
An irreverent romp and an insightful look at the writing and original production of "She Stoops to Conquer" - featuring Oliver Goldsmith, David Garrick, Dr Johnson & More.
With Julia Coffey, Brett Dalton, Patch Darragh, Francesca Faridany, Rachel Spencer Hewitt, Daniel Jenkins, Jimmy Kiefer, Kathleen McNenny, Kathryn Meisle, Jenny Mercein, Andy Murray, Daniel Pearce, Ben Shenkman, and Rocco Sisto
Directed by Vivienne Benesch

Monday March 11, 7:30pm
SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER
By Oliver Goldsmith
Never has the dysfunctional family been more blissfully funny than in this comic masterpiece.
Directed by Mark Lamos
Featuring Matt Amendt, Emily Bergl, Daniel Breaker, Michael Gotch, Marsha Mason, Richard Poe, Liv Rooth, Allen Kennedy, Stephen Pilkington, Dina Thomas, Eric Hoffmann, Jeffrey Kuhn, Paxton Whitehead

SPECIAL EVENT
Monday March 25, 7:30pm
SHAKESPEARE AND THE SONNETS
Explore the Inner Life of Shakespeare’s Sonnets. 
John Wolfson, Curator of Rare Books, Globe Theatre, explains how the sonnets related to Shakespeare’s personal life, and how scholars have interpreted and mis-interpreted them.
Tickets Only $20 Regular / $40 Premium for this unique evening of and witty, incisive scholarship and passionate acting featuring Randy Harrison and Byron Jennings
SONNETS & SPASSO TASTING SALON
*VIP Premium $150 Tickets includes 4-course post-play tasting menu and wine pairings at Spasso including conversation with John Wolfson, Byron Jennings, and other special guests.  

SPECIAL EVENT
Monday April 15, 8pm
STRINDBERG SOUNDSCAPES
Starring David Strathairn, Matthew Rauch and Jennifer Ehle
Readings of Strindberg's THE STRONGER and PARIAH alongside William Walton’s “Facade,” and "Songs of War and Loss" by Anthony Plog, based on poems by Walt Whitman.
Special Benefit Tickets Only $60
*Please note this special event will take place St. Stephen's Church, 120 West 69th Street.
Plays Directed by Craig Baldwin.  Music Arranged by Paul Lustig Dunkel

Monday April 22, 7:30pm 
A DREAM PLAY
By August Strindberg
Adapted by Caryl Churchill
This surreal masterpiece, in a thrilling new adaptation, conjures the vision of an angel come to earth to learn about mankind.
Directed by Craig Baldwin
Featuring Jayne Houdyshell, Michael Cristofer, Marin Ireland, Joel de la Fuente, Samantha Soule, Brian Avers, Sue Jean Kim, Keith Randolph Smith, Don Guillory, Andrew Durand

Monday April 29, 7:30pm
THE ADMIRABLE CRICHTON
By J.M. Barrie
Adapted and Directed by Marc Vietor
"Downton Abbey" meets "Survivor" in this brilliant satire in which class and character are cataclysmically up-ended, from the creator of Peter Pan.
Featuring Dana Ivey, Juliet Rylance, Carson Elrod, Paxton Whitehead, Bryce Pinkham, David Turner, Paul Niebanck, Phillipa Soo, Hannah Cabell, Pearl Rhein, Bill Army + live music & surprise guest appearances

Monday May 13, 7:30pm
SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVAL
World Premiere Short Plays
Eight brand new plays riffing on Red Bull Theater's mission to produce plays of heightened language and classic themes, featuring new works by Peter Oswald, Regina Taylor, Arthur Holden, Tim West, Patricia Ione Lloyd, Winter Miller, Tommy Smith, Jason Gray Platt. 
Featuring Heather Raffo, Susan Heyward, Jo Mei, Christian Conn, Linda Powell, Tony Torn, Harriett D. Foy, Zach Appelman, Dierdre Lovejoy, Ed O'Blenis
Directed by Risa Brainin and Liesl Tommy

SERIES 12: 2013-2014 Tenth Anniversary Season

BENEFIT READING & SEASON KICK-OFF PARTY


Monday October 7, 7:30pm
'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE

by John Ford
What if Romeo and Juliet were brother and sister?  Find out in this sexy Jacobean thriller.
Directed by Jesse Berger

Music by Daniel Levy
Featuring Drew Cortese, Jason C. Brown, Jen Eden, Santino Fontana, Adam Green, Heather Lind, Kathryn Meisle, Sade Namei, Matthew Rauch, Pearl Rhein, Robert Sella, Rocco Sisto, Derek Smith, Emily Swallow, Raphael Nash Thompson, Michael Urie, Marc Vietor, and More


Join special guests Heidi Armbruster, Justin Blanchard, Michael Cerveris, Robert Cuccioli, Michael Emerson, Rachel Brosnahan, Joseph Hardy, Jennifer Ikeda, Raphael Nash Thompson, Liv Rooth, Miriam Silverman, John Douglas Thompson, Sara Jean Tosetti, and More for our Tenth Anniversary Season kick-off party. 

October 14
SAMSON AGONISTES
by John Milton
The biblical hero, imprisoned, blind and without his hair, faces God in this lyrical, violent epic.
Directed by Michael Sexton
with Craig Baldwin, Ron Cephas Jones, Robert Cuccioli, Richard Easton, Alfredo Narciso, Dakin Matthews, Stephanie Roth Haberle, Christina Rouner, Robert Stanton
Sponsored by the Howard and Marcia Owens Charitable Trust

November 4
DINNER
by Moira Buffini
The dinner party as revenge – served up in a deliciously dark contemporary British comedy.
Directed by David Esbjornson
with Mercedes Ruehl, J. Smith-Cameron, Daniel Gerroll, Laura Campbell,Brian Hutchison, Tony Roach, David Pittu

November 18
PROMETHEUS UNBOUND
by Percy Bysshe Shelley
The defiant, tormented Prometheus is released to the world in this exquisite romantic fantasia.
Directed by Craig Baldwin
with John Douglas Thompson, Grant Chapman, Angel Desai, Mark Dold, Susannah Flood, Adam Green, Jennifer Ikeda, Mahira Kakkar, Amelia Pedlow, Tommy Schrider, Miriam Silverman, Myra Lucretia Taylor, andMarc Vietor
Presented in collaboration with the NYU Department of English
Post-play Bull Session with Craig Baldwin and Veronica Goosey, Omar F. Miranda, and Randall Sessler, New York University, Department of English


December 9
THE TRAGEDY OF MR. MORN
New York Premiere of a play by Vladimir Nabokov
A dazzling verse romance by the precocious 24-year old author, responding to Revolution with a bloody tale of desire. 
Translated by Thomas Karshan and Anastasia Tolstoy
Directed by Ethan McSweeny
with Tala Ashe, Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Stephen Friedrich, David Greenspan, Corey Hawkins, Drew Ledbetter, Alex Morf, Aaron Clifton Moten, Tony Plana, Robert Sella, Lee Sellars, Susanna Stahlmann
Post-play discussion with Thomas Karshan

 
December 16
TOO CLEVER BY HALF or "The Diary of a Scoundrel
by Alexander Ostrovsky
Translated by Rodney Ackland
An anarchic, side-splitting satire about a smooth-talking opportunist and his ruthless climb to the top.
Directed by Daniel Sullivan
with Steven Boyer, Larry Bryggman, Marylouise Burke, Tovah Feldshuh, David Furr, Jonathan Groff, Grace Gummer, Harriet Harris, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, David Pittu, Will Rogers, Kate Skinner, Dale Soules, Stephen Spinella

January 27
ARDEN OF FAVERSHAM
by Anonymous
Alice Arden’s got a lover; now what to do with her husband? This juicy drama was ripped from Elizabethan headlines.
Directed by Leah C. Gardiner
with Jenny Bacon, Jeremy Bobb, Michael Braun, Matthew Carlson, Liam Craig, Clifton Duncan, Ryan Farley, William Jackson Harper, Christopher Innvar, Peter Francis James, Christopher Michael McFarland, Tom Nelis, Thomas Jay Ryan, Hanley Smith, Rasha Zamamiri, and more
Post-play Bull Session with Tanya Pollard

CRIMES OF PASSION
by Joe Orton Two outrageous one-act plays that make religion, sex, and death the hilarious topics they should be.
With Mary Bacon, Quincy Dunn-Baker, Richard Easton, Carson Elrod, William Connell, Jeremiah Maestas, Kellie Overbey, Charlotte Parry, Michael Pemberton, Heidi Schreck, and Michael Stuhlbarg
Directed by GT Upchurch
Post-play Bull Session with Francesca Coppa
Sponsored by the Mike & Janet Slosberg Family Foundation


ABBOTT and COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN film night with Everett Quinton & Roy Frumkes at the School of Visual Arts


SOURCES OF SHAKESPEARE’S HAMLET+
An amusing and insightful talk explores where Shakespeare found the material to write the world’s greatest revenge tragedy.
by John Wolfson
with Laila Robins, Sam Tsoutsouvas, and Nick Westrate
**SPECIAL VIP DINNER event following the talk at BAR EOLO: SICILIAN KITCHEN & WINES in Chelsea around the corner from the theater. Continue the conversation with the cast, special guest Robert Cuccioli over a delicious tasting menu with wine pairings.
+This reading will take place at the Irish Repertory Theatre, 132 West 22nd St

 

March 17

HAPPY END

Concert Reading of the musical by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill

Translated by Michael Feingold

Directed by Leigh Silverman

Music Director James Cunningham

Starring Nancy Anderson, J. Bernard Calloway, Carson Elrod, Steven Eng, Tom Hewitt, Matthew Maher, Karen Mason, Martin Moran, Patti Murin, A.J. Shively, Lois Smith, Price Waldman, Emily Young, Kristine Zbornik, and Chip Zien

March 24
THE ROARING GIRL
by Thomas Dekker and Thomas Middleton
A woman in pants was never so notorious as sexy Moll Cutpurse in this Jacobean delight.
Directed by Ben Prusiner
with Emily Bergl, Justin Blanchard, Michael Braun, Rebecca Brooksher, Clifton Duncan, Miriam Hyman, Whit Leyenberger, David Manis, Alex Morf, Tom O'Keefe, Bhavesh Patel, Pearl Rhein, Rocco Sisto, Raphael Nash Thompson, Sam Tsoutsouvas, Lisa Wolpe, and more
with music by Pearl Rhein
Post-play Bull Session with Jean Howard


April 28
STAGE BLOOD
by Charles Ludlam
Life imitates art for a troupe of third-rate thespians doing Hamlet – with Ridiculous results.
Directed by Deborah Wolfson
With Carson Elrod and Kathryn Meisle

May 5
THE COUNTRY WIFE
by William Wycherly
A young woman discovers the joys – and men – of London, in this filthy, fast-paced Restoration farce.
With Jeremy Shamos

May 19
THE ALCESTIAD
by Thornton Wilder
America’s great dramatist explores the human and divine in a haunting re-imagining of the classic Greek myth.
Directed by Doug Hughes
With André De Shields

July 14
SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVAL
Directed by May Adrales and Evan Yionulis
New works of heightened language from today’s hottest writers, including David Ives.



In the Raw

PAST WORKSHOPS

SUMMER 2008
DON'T FUCK WITH LOVE

Written and Directed by Kay Matschullat
Inspired by Alfred de Musset's On ne badine pas avec l'amour
CAST: Christine Corpuz , Lucas Hall, Nina Hellman, Jessica Love, Keith Powell, Sam Tsoutsouvas, Patrick Vaill
DESIGNERS: Greg King, Clint Ramos, Lenore Doxsee, Aural Fixation, Lisa Timmel, and more.
LOCATION: Playwrights Horizons Peter Jay Sharp Theater
PERFORMANCES: June, 2008

SUMMER 2010
SEPTIMUS & CLARISSA
By Ellen McLaughlin
Based on Virginia Woolf's Mrs Dalloway
Directed by Rachel Dickstein
Produced in collaboration with Ripe Time
Original score by Gina Leishman
Designs by Christopher Akerlind, Oana Botez-Ban, Susan Zeeman Rogers, and Jane Shaw. 
CAST: Jacqueline Antaramian, Craig Baldwin, Laura Butler, LeeAnne Hutchison, Paula McGonagle, Ellen McLaughlin, Guy Paul, Michael Rudko, Tommy Schrider, and Miriam Silverman.
PERFORMANCES: June 25 -June 26, 2010
LOCATION: Classic Stage Company's 13th Street Theater

WINTER 2011
Shakespeare's MARGARET: A Tyger's Heart
Adapted from Henry VI  and Richard III
Directed by
Michael Sexton
Designs by Andromache Chalfant, Peter West, Brandon Wolcott, Betsy Rhodes, Anka Lupes
An In the Raw Developmental Lab Production
In collaboration with
The Shakespeare Society
Featuring
Michael Stewart Allen, Craig Baldwin, Jacob Fishel, Kate Forbes, Jason Butler Harner, Randy Harrison, Robert Stanton, David Townsend
Performances: Feb 25-27, 2011
Location: Theater at St Clement's


WINTER 2012
AENEID
By Olivier Kemeid
Inspired by Virgil
Translated by Judith G. MIller
Music by Duncan Sheik
Directed by Kay Matschullat
Designs by Andromache Chalfant, KJ Hardy
Featuring
Craig Baldwin, Michelle Beck, Trezana Beverley, Maha Chehlaoui, Matt Dellapina, Ramsey Faragallah, Bhavesh Patel, Heather Raffo
Performances: February 11-12, 2012
Location: Theater at St Clement's

 
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