Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal with Michelle Clunie for US!
Celebrated actress, advocate and playwright Michelle Clunie, will premiere her new play US, beginning September 5 at Theatre Row's Lion Theatre (410 West 42 Street). This production will be directed by Jennifer Gelfer and will run through September 29, 2012. Tickets will be $40 and can be purchased by visiting Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. BroadwayWorld stopped by rehearsal for the show yesterday, and we bring you full photo coverage below!
A 21st century love story set against the backdrop of the 2008 Presidential election. US examines the power struggles in both politics and the bedroom. It dissects how people meet, communicate, copulate and fall in love in the age of constant media and technology.
Best known for her role on the acclaimed Showtime series "Queer as Folk" Ms. Clunie will star opposite Jeff LeBeau (Burning In China, Film: Spirit-Stallion of the Cimmaron ) in this production.
Michelle Clunie (Playwright/performer) is an award winning performer whose credits include the groundbreaking Showtime series "Queer as Folk", the independent film, Leaving Barstow (Breckenridge Film Festival, Best Supporting Actress). She has performed on stage in Neil LeBute's West Coast premiere of, The Mercy Seat (West Coast Backstage Best Performance of the Year), A Comedy of Errors (Drama-Logue Award), as well as a benefit performance of The Vagina Monologues to help end Violence against women. Ms. Clunie has also been recognized for her work in furthering Human Rights included a special proclamation in San Francisco for her work with HIV/AIDS patients.
Jeff LeBeau (Performer) stage credits include: Burning In China (NY International Fringe Festival, Poway Center, CA, Lost Nation Theater, VT), The Last Pitch (American Renegade), Agency (Coast Playhouse), Hurlyburly (Geffen Playhouse, dir by David Rabe), Burning in China (directed by Caleb Deschanel (John Drew/Guild Hall, New York), Translations (Capital Rep, NY), Harry Black (Ensemble Studio), The Chain and Hot n' Throbbing (Circle Rep, dir by Anne Bogart), Force Majeure (Theatre 808/Actors Circle), The Trial of the Catonsville Nine (Stella Adler, LA). West Cost premieres of Swimming at The Road Big Death & Little Death. Film/TV: American From the South (upcoming), Spirit-Stallion of the Cimmaron, The Mexican Dream, The Big Easy, Moving Pieces, Fraternity Boys, "The Practice," Life as a House, Summerland and Art School Confidential.
JENNIFER GELFER (Director) is the director of the critically acclaimed web series, In Between Men, which is now in preproduction for its second season, to be shot this fall. Among her many theatrical directing credits are, Four Dogs and A Bone, the award winning Stray Dog Hearts, Brilliant Traces, Owl and the Pussycat, Pearls Before Swine, Twilight of the Golds, and many more. She is a celebrated teacher both in NYC, @ her studio, Haymarket Annex and in London's West End at the Royal Haymarket's Masterclass London, England