Jon Bass, Lauren Blumenfeld and More Join Lesser America's JUST RIGHT JUST NOW; Full Cast Announced!
Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director, presents the Lesser America production of Just Right Just Now, directed by Peter James Cook and Stella Powell-Jones. The show is an evening of original and premiere short plays by Clare Barron (Baby Screams Miracle), Eric Dufault (The Year of the Rooster), Anna Kerrigan (The Talls), Lauren Morelli (Orange is the New Black), Marco Ramirez (Sons of Anarchy), and BrIan Watkins (The Prairie Plays).
Just Right Just Now is a 90 minute selection of original short plays, featuring some of NYC's most thrilling and adventurous emerging writers. The play is one in a series, following in the footsteps of Too Little Too Late and Too Much Too Soon, by the same producing team. Writers in the preceding productions have achieved enormous success in their respective careers since, which bodes well for Lesser America's tradition of selecting the finest young authors. Too Little Too Late included work by Lucy Alibar (Academy Award Nominee - Beasts of the Southern Wild); Bekah Brunstetter (Switched at Birth; Upcoming: Cutie and Bear - Roundabout); Sam Forman (Upcoming Sleepless in Seattle musical); Amy Herzog (4000 Miles, Belleville); Liz Meriwether (creator of New Girl); and Daniel Talbott (Slipping, Theater Hall of Fame Award Winner). Too Much Too Soon featured plays written by Nikole Beckwith (Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting, Everything is Ours), Dean Imperial (NYIT Award nominated), Nick Jones (Trevor; Orange is the New Black), Melissa Ross (Thinner Than Water), Emily Schwend (MTC American Play Prize Winner), and Ken Urban (The Awake; Upcoming: The Correspondent at Rattlestick).
JUST RIGHT JUST NOW, presented by Lesser America in residence at Theater for the New City (155 1st Avenue between 9th and 10th Street), will play a three-week engagement October 10th - 27th; Thursday through Sunday at 8pm. Tickets ($18; $15 students) may be purchased online at www.lesseramerica.com.
LESSER AMERICA is best known for their recent production of Nick Jones' Trevor (NY Times and Time Out NY Critic's Picks). Lesser America produces in residence at Theater for the New City. In 2011 they were named NY Theatre.com's People of the Year. Productions also include American River, Too Much Too Soon and Squealer. Lesser America consists of founding members Daniel Abeles, Nate Miller and Laura Ramadei, and Ensemble Members Stephen Brackett (Buyer and Cellar), Portia Krieger (Baby Screams Miracle), Daniel Talbott (Scarcity), Anna O'Donoghue, Claire Siebers, and Brendan Spieth. www.lesseramerica.com
THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY is a Pulitzer Prize winning community cultural center that is known for both its quality artistic work and unique widespread community service. One of New York's most prolific theatrical organizations, TNC produces 30-40 premieres of new American plays per year, at least 10 of which are by emerging and young playwrights. Many influential theater artists of the last quarter century have found TNC's Resident Theater Program instrumental to their careers, among them Sam Shepard,
Moises Kaufman, Richard Foreman, Charles Busch, Maria Irene Fornes, Miguel Piñero, Jean-Claude van Itallie, Vin Diesel, Oscar Nuñez, Laurence Holder, Romulus Linney and Academy Award Winners Tim Robbins and Adrien Brody. TNC also presents plays by multi-ethnic/multi-disciplinary theater companies who have no permanent home. TNC seeks to develop theater audiences and inspire future theater artists from the often- overlooked low-income minority communities of New York City by producing minority writers from around the world and by bringing the community into theater and theater into the community through its many free Festivals. TNC productions have won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and over 42 OBIE Awards for excellence in every theatrical discipline. TNC is also the only Theatrical Organization to have won the Mayor's Stop The Violence award.