Cast & Creatives

Jayce Bartok
Joe

Jayce Bartok (Joe) is thrilled to be returning to the stage after writing and directing the just-released film Fall To Rise.  Off-Broadway: Made In Poland (The Play Company/59E59), The My House Play (WPA Theater), Dalton’s Back (Circle Rep).  Film: Price Check, Cop Out, The Station Agent, Red Doors, Suburbia (Pony), The Fisher King, and the upcoming Catch 22: Based On An Unwritten Story By Seanie Sugrue.  TV: The Following, Law & Order, SVU, Criminal Intent, White Collar, OZ, and Andersonville.  Jayce wrote, co-produced, and starred in the award-winning film The Cake Eaters, and is currently at work on a documentary about the life of Kevyn Aucoin.  Training: HB Studio (Herbert Berghof).  Tonight is for Tiff & Jax.

Alan Hruska
Playwright

Alan Hruska (Playwright) is the author of several plays, including The Man on Her Mind (Charing Cross Theatre, London, 2013) and New House under Construction (59E59, New York, 2008-09, which he also directed), and Ring Twice for Miranda (soon to be a film directed by Bruce Guthrie).  He is a filmmaker who has written and directed or co-directed four films: Nola (2003), The Warrior Class (2006), Reunion (2009), and The Man on Her Mind (2014).  As a novelist, his books include Borrowed Time (Doubleday 1985), Wrong Man Running (Severn House and Thomas & Mercer 2011), and Pardon the Ravens (Prospect Park Books 2015). In 2005 he made his New York debut as a stage director with an acclaimed production of Waiting for Godot at Theatre at St. Clements.  Among his other professional accomplishments, Hruska was for many years a successful trial lawyer and partner at a distinguished New York-based international law firm, where he is still senior counsel, and was a co-founder of the New York book publishing company, Soho Press, of which he is still Chairman. Hruska is a director of the Lark Play Development Center in New York and a member of the Actors Studio, Playwrights and Directors Unit.

Chris Eigeman
Director

Chris Eigeman (Director) made his debut as a filmmaker with Turn The River (2007), which he wrote and directed. Starring Famke Janssen and Rip Torn, the film premiered at the Museum of Modern Art and was enthusiastically received by critics and audiences. He is in pre-production for his second film, Trinity, which he wrote and will direct, to be filmed starting in November 2015 and released in 2016. As an actor, Eigeman has been seen in the films Metropolitan, Barcelona and The Last Days of Disco.  He starred opposite Ian Holm and Famke Janssen in the New York romantic comedy The Treatment. Eigeman has also worked with Wayne Wang in Maid in Manhattan starring Jennifer Lopez, as well as with John Frankenheimer in the HBO feature Path To War.  Other films include The Perfect You, The Next Big Thing, Kicking and Screaming, and Mr. Jealousy.  Eigeman’s television work includes Peter Mehlman’s sit-com It’s Like…You Know, Malcolm in The Middle, and Gilmore Girls.  His stage work includes the Off-Broadway productions of John Kolvenbach’s dark comedy The Gravity of Means and Wendy MacLeod’s The House of Yes.

 

PRODUCTION CORE (Production Supervisor) works with high-quality theatrical companies needing direction/support on the collaboration, planning & execution of the production process. The Production Core team is James E. Cleveland, Jared Goldstein, David Upton, Ron Grimshaw, Chasmin Hallyburton, Julie Shelton, Amber Mathis, S.M. Payson, Leah Vogel, Felicia Hall, and Grace Richardson. www.productioncore.net

CJ LAROCHE (Stage Manager). Broadway: Side Show, On the 20th Century, The Addams Family. Off-Broadway: Little Shop of Horrors, Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, Nevermore, Stalking The Bogeyman, Old Jews Telling Jokes, The FantasticksThree On A CouchPhallacy. National Tour: Flashdance. Regional: La Jolla Playhouse, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Riverside Theatre, John W. Engeman Theater, Dorset Theatre Festival.

SARAH TESTERMAN (Assistant Stage Manager). Broadway: This is Our YouthA Raisin in the Sun, Matilda, Soul Doctor, Elf: the Musical; Off Broadway: Heisenberg (MTC), Hamilton (The Public), The Maids (SRT), Caucasian Chalk Circle (SRT); Television: NBC’s “Peter Pan Live!,” HBO’s “Rock N’ Roll.” Benefits: BCEFA/DRA; Graduate of SUNY Purchase.

KEVIN JUDGE (Scenic Designer). Broadway: Irena’s Vow (Walter Kerr Theatre).  New YorkAnthem (Baryshnikov Arts Center), Lovesick, The Revival and FUBAR (Project Y), A Splintered Soul (Mint Theatre), Two Rooms (Lion Theatre), Frankenstein (37 ARTS), Duse’s Fever (Kirk Theater). RegionalMauritiusBoeing Boeing, Good People (Dorset Theater Festival), Durango (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park), The Diary of Anne Frank (Delaware Theatre Company), Paris Commune and Guitar (La Jolla Playhouse). Kevin received his MFA from The University of California, San Diego and teaches design at the College of Staten Island.

JENNIFER CAPRIO (Costume Designer). Broadway: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. West End: The Lion (St. James). Current national tour: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Selected NYC: A Perfect Arrangement (Primary Stages), Tail! Spin! (Culture Project), The Lion (MTC, tour), Little Miss Sunshine (Second Stage), In Transit (Primary Stages, Lortel nomination), Fugitive Songs (Dreamlight) and Striking 12 (Daryl Roth). Opera: Florida Grand, Minnesota Opera, Opera Colorado, Mill City Summer Opera. Costume designs at over 60 US regional theatres.

MATTHEW J. FICK (Lighting Designer) Recent NYC credits include Foolerie (NYMF 2015), Buddhas are Screaming in China (Planet Connections), Different Animals (scenic Designer, Cherry Lane Studio).  Selected regional credits: resident scenic and lighting designer for Mile Square Theatre in Hoboken, NJ; guest designer and two-time Andes Award winner at Meadow Brook Theatre (MI), production designer for Size Matters (National Tour).  Matthew is an Adjuct Assistant Professor at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York.

PETER SALETT (Original Music/ Sound Designer). Singer songwriter, film composer, actor.  Film: songs and/or score – includes Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Role Models, Keeping the Faith, Down in the Valley, Wet Hot American Summer.  Stage: includes Caucasian Chalk Circle (Dir. Molly Smith), Sex AKA Weiners and Boobs (HERE, Dir. David Wain), Jonathan Marc Sherman’s Evolution (Culture Project).  Peter is currently working on creating an installation for his new work “Suite for the Summer Rain”, dance piece “Ripening”, and co-writing a new musical.

RED HORSE PRODUCTIONS (Producer), founded by Petina Cole, produces theatre, film and music.  Theatrical productions include the 2013 production of The Man on Her Mind in the West End of London (Charing Cross Theatre), the 2008-09 Off-Broadway production of New House under Construction (59E59), and the 2005 Off-Broadway revival of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot (Theatre at St. Clements). Film productions include the feature narratives Tiger Lily RoadThe Man on Her MindReunion (Showtime), The Warrior Class(Showtime), Nola (Lifetime, Showtime), the documentary Nowhere Now: The Ballad of Joshua Tree (PBS); and the award-winning shorts A Rabbit’s Life:  In Three Parts, and Underground.

RME THEATRICAL GROUP (Executive Producer) is the executive-producing division of Radio Mouse Entertainment, an award-winning New York based theater and media production company founded by M. Kilburg Reedy and Jason E. Grossman. Radio Mouse Entertainment producing credits include the Off-Broadway production and original cast album recording of Nevermore – The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe at New World Stages (nominated for 3 Lucille Lortel Awards including Outstanding Musical), the Broadway production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (winner of the Tony, Drama Desk, NY Drama Critics, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Play), and the Broadway and National Touring productions of Peter and the Starcatcher (nominated for 9 Tony Awards; winner of 5 Tony Awards).

BARDEN/ SCHNEE CASTING (Kerry Barden and Paul Schnee): Feature films—Sisters, The Girl on the TrainAugust: Osage County, Pitch Perfect, Pitch Perfect 2, Get On Up, The Judge, Dallas Buyers Club, Love and Mercy, Still Alice. Television: “Hand of God,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones.” Plus many more. www.bardenschnee.com

DR THEATRICAL MANAGEMENT (General Management). Current/upcoming productions: The Absolute Brightness of Leonard PelkeyWiesenthal (national tour), Clever Little LiesRomance Language. Past productions: Gloria and Brooklynite (part of Vineyard Theatre’s 2014/15 season), The Spoils and Rasheeda Speaking (part of The New Group’s 2014/15 season), Buyer & Cellar (NY & national tour), Wiesenthal, Nevermore…Stars of David (NY & national tour), Tail! Spin!Love, Loss, and What I Wore (NY & national tour), My Name Is Asher LevThe Divine Sister, and Traces, among others. DRTMNYC.com

DARREN BRANNON (Company Manager) various credits; Brierpatch Productions, GFour Productions, Boston Early Music Festival, Boston LyricLong Wharf Theater, American Repertory Theater, National Playwright’s Conference, Berkshire Theater Festival, Dallas Theater Center, New Haven International Festival of Arts & Ideas

LEANNE SCHANZER PROMOTIONS (Marketing). A full-service, results-oriented boutique marketing agency creating unique strategic campaigns for 30+ years consisting of media placement on full/partial trade, promotional partnerships, sponsorships, viral outreach, events & appearances.  LSP services continue to set the standard for marketing excellence and has delivered heightened brand awareness and  effective sales driven campaigns for over 400 Broadway, Off-Broadway, Arts & Entertainment productions.

KEITH SHERMAN & ASSOCIATES (National Press Representative) is the communications firm for a diverse range of entertainment, arts, lifestyles and corporate clients. KSA has represented more than 300 Broadway, Off-Broadway and touring productions, hundreds of films, television broadcasts, concerts and major events globally. The firm represented The New York Times for 10 years, the Tony Awards for 18 years and has been working with Brian Boitano since Brian won the 1988 Olympic Gold. Scott Klein and Brett Oberman are senior associates. ksa-pr.com

CHERRY LANE THEATRE. In 1924 colleagues of Edna St. Vincent Millay opened the Cherry Lane Playhouse, establishing a future home for the seminal voices of the American stage, among them F. Scott Fitzgerald, Dos Passos, Elmer Rice, O’Neill, O’Casey, Odets, Auden, Gertrude Stein, T.S. Eliot, William Saroyan, Beckett, Albee, Pinter, Ionesco, LeRoi Jones, Sam Shepard, Lanford Wilson, Joe Orton and David Mamet. In 1996 Angelina Fiordellisi revived Cherry Lane, preserved the building and detailed history, and founded the Cherry Lane Alternative, creating programs to launch the next generation of American playwrights, among them David Adjmi, Anne Washburn, Katori Hall, and Rajiv Joseph. For a detailed history visit cherrylanetheatre.org

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