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LANCELOT Plays The Gym at Judson, Now thru 8/29

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LANCELOT Plays The Gym at Judson, Now thru 8/29

360repco presents Lancelot, a world premiere drama by award-winning playwright Steven Fechter (The Woodsman), and music by New York-based rock band The Head Set. Thom Fogarty directs a cast of four, including Stephen James Anthony* (Bway: War Horse), Lulu Fogarty*, Romy Nordlinger* and Grant Riordon. Performances will be staged at The Gym at Judson, 243 Thompson Street at Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 from today, August 13-29, 2014.

Ryan is a quiet young man who has a good job, a steady girlfriend, and a nice, normal life in Oklahoma - that is, until Ginger arrives. With Ginger come memories of a wanton and wildly creative boy Ryan thought he had buried ten years ago. But can anyone kill the part of themselves that is most madly alive? Ryan will soon find out. Being a man in Oklahoma is the loneliest fate in the world.

Thom Fogarty** (Director and Producer) has been active in NYC's downtown theater since 1977, appearing in dance and theatre productions, and creating works with Joseph Chaikin (The Open Theater), Paul Zimet (The Talking Band), Judson Poets Theater, DV8 Physical Theatre (London), and H.M. Koutoukas (Dead at Sea, based on Mr. Koutoukas' journal entries). Since changing his focus to directing in 2010, he has directed: Moments And Lemons by Fred Giacinto (Theatre for the New City); Bad Connections? by Michael Levesque (The Bridge and The Cell NYC, the 2011 Edmonton, 2011 Hollywood, 2012 Orlando and 2012 Toronto Fringe Festivals and Rochester, NY); Cross Hatch (a staged reading at Judson Church) by Peter Mercurio; Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl (The Bridge); Hell Is Where The Heart Is (Gene Frankel Theater), by Melissa Skirboll for the Planet Connections Festival (which received 3 nominations for acting, as well as his win for Outstanding Lighting Design).... Read more

Steven Fechter is a playwright and screenwriter. His theatrical works have been produced throughout North America, Europe, and Australia. Productions include The Commission (NYC Fringe Festival; Theater Bielefeld, Bielefeld Germany), The Golden Aurora (NYC Fringe Festival), and The Woodsman (Old Red Lion Theatre, London; Theater Bielefeld, Germany). In 2011, Resonance Ensemble Theatre produced his commissioned play Shakespeare's Slave on Theatre Row/Clurman Theatre. Most recently, in 2012, Thom Fogarty and Other Side Productions produced world premieres of his plays The Artifacts and The Mentee at the Bridge Theatre. As a screenwriter he co-wrote the screenplay for The Woodsman, based on his play, starring Kevin Bacon. For that work he was a Humanitas Prize finalist in screenwriting. Steven writes for ScriptShark.com's ScriptWriting Blog, commenting on screenwriting and films. He is a proud member of Resonance Ensemble, EST Playwrights Unit, and The Dramatists Guild.

Jordan Blaugrund & The Head Set (music) is a New York City based rock band with early UK modern rock influences led by dynamic vocalist Jordan Blaugrund, reminiscent of Television, The Jam, and early U2. A staple of New York's Lower East Side scene, The Head Set's critically acclaimed album 'Way Past Used' provides an aural backdrop for Lancelot.

Lancelot plays for 16 performances from August 13-29, 2014. Performances are Wednesdays-Saturdays at 7pm and Sundays at 4pm. Plus Tuesday, 8/19 and Monday, 8/25 at 7pm & Wednesday, 8/27 at 2pm.

Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by visiting www.360repco.org. For more information, visit www.360repco.org.

The run time for Lancelot is 90 minutes with no intermission.

Lancelot is presented by 360repco. Director: Thom Fogarty; Music: J. Blaugrund & The Head Set; Lighting Design: Thom Fogarty; Stage Manager: Scott Munson; Publicist: Paul Siebold/Off Off PR.

Judson Arts continues the long tradition of arts presentations at Judson Memorial Church, a worshiping community that has been a force in Greenwich Village for over 120 years not only in the arts but in social reform, freedom of expression, and advocating for the marginalized. From the acclaimed Judson Poets' Theater and Judson Dance Theater to today's Bailout Theater and Magic Time performances, Judson embraces the vitality and necessity of the arts in our lives.

THE GYM at Judson cultivates an uncensored environment for developing workshop performance, inviting established and emerging talent to exchange creative energies and encouraging unique interdependent community in the arts.

Stephen James Anthony* (Ryan) Broadway: War Horse (Lincoln Center Theater). Off-Broadway: The Grand Manner (Lincoln Center Theater). Other NY: The Glory of Living (Revolve Productions); A Midsummer Night's Dream (Queens Garden Stage); Charlotte's Web (Theaterworks USA). Regional: Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Fiddler on the Roof (Syracuse Stage); Arcadia (Theater in the Round); Korczak's Children, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Alexander and the Terrible... (The Children's Theater Company); Equus, Lend Me a Tenor (Black Box Players); To Kill a Mockingbird, Orphan Train, Swede Hollow (The Great American History Theater). Currently: Nicholas Nickleby (Orlando Shakespeare Theater). Training: BFA Syracuse University; Shakespeare's Globe, London. www.stephenjamesanthongy.com

Lulu Fogarty* (Tara) (BFA Syracuse 2008) is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Greenwich Village. NYC: Lillian Smith Being Heard (Syracuse Stage, Theatre Row, Dixon Place), SURRENDER (2009 Drama Desk Nomination: Unique Theatrical Experience), Christmas Rappings (dir. Russ Treyz), Henry V (dir. Adam Patterson); Eurydice, Desdemona, The Artifacts, The Mentee (dir. Thom Fogarty). International: Taiwan National Tours of Grandpa's Dream and The Toy Box; Embedded (Edinburgh International Fringe Festival); A Comedy of Errors Workshop (Shakespeare's Globe, London). Regional: Steel Magnolias (dir. Russ Treyz). She studies with Terry Schreiber. BFA: Syracuse University. www.lulufogarty.com

Romy Nordlinger* (Ginger) Recent credits - New Perspective's Dead Reckoning in Between Here and There by Cecilia Copeland, The Woman On The Bridge workshop/directed by Ludovica Villa Hauser. Romy played "Rose" in Steven Fechter's Shakespeare's Slave on Theatre Row/Clurman Theatre with Resonance Ensemble. Regional and NYC acting credits include Actor's Theatre of Louisville, NY Madness, Kirk Theatre Row (Caligula), Caps Lock Theatre, NYFringe, Primary Stages, Circle Rep, Fleetwood Stage, Wilma Theatre, Hudson Guild and the Shubert. Film & TV: "Law & Order CI" (Officer Talbor), "All My Children," "One Life to Live," "The Ruthless Spectator w/ Rob Bartlett." Playwrighting; Lipshtick NYC Fringe, Sex & Sealing Wax (MITF), The Feeling Part (LoNyLa), Broadville (Source). Audible Audiobook Narrator 80 titles. Member Resonance Theatre Ensemble, Member Resonance & LPTW. www.romynordlinger.com

Grant Riordon (Boy) makes his New York theatrical debut in this production of Lancelot. 14- year-old Canadian born, and New York City based, Grant Riordon has hit the pavement running. Most recently he landed the role of "Drew" in the animated series "Mighty Wings." He concentrates his training at the New York City based - Madelyn Burn's "THE PERFORMING OPTION." He is an avid sports enthusiast --- you-name-it- he does it--- while excelling in competitive swimming. Grant is represented by Serendipity Entertainment Artists.

*These Actors are appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association.

** Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

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