Teddy Bergman, Mikaela Feely-Lehmann & More Star in Slant Theatre Project's THE CLOUD at HERE, Beginning Tonight
Building on Slant Theatre Project's success with last season's The Steadfast, the company has announced the full cast for The Cloud, a world premiere mistaken-identity comedy written by playwright/comedian Matt Moses. Wes Grantom (Eager to Lose, The Steadfast) directs a cast of four including Teddy Bergman* (B'way: Peter and the Starcatcher, Off-B'way: Sex Lives of Our Parents), Mikaela Feely-Lehmann* (B'way: Cyrano de Bergerac), Ryan King* (Now Or Later at Huntington Theatre, The Intelligent Design Of Jenny Chow at the Atlantic Theater Company), and Polly Lee* (Marie Antoinette at Yale Rep, Wasps at Studio 42). *Member, Actors' Equity Association. AEA Showcase.
Four people get lost in the forest of social media in this raucous farce exploring changing notions of privacy and intimacy in this age of over-sharing. Written by improv and Comedy Central vet Matt Moses (Daniella Uses Dirty Words, UCB's "The Law Firm"), The Cloud fuses the wilds of the internet with Shakespearean romance to conjure a theatrical landscape in which all the www is a stage.
In The Cloud, Chris, a set designer, is gunning for a job designing a major production of As You Like It. His girlfriend Katie is an app designer who gets her first big break with a very revealing app called "Show Me Yours." Enter Katie's ex-boyfriend, Greg, a personal trainer who's ready to end his philandering and get married, and Greg's client Sandy, a career-obsessed costume designer who decides to spice things up by having a fling with a younger man.
Wes Grantom (director): Eager to Lose by Matthew-Lee Erlbach (Ars Nova), The Steadfast by Mat Smart, Mine by Bekah Brunstetter (Slant Theatre Project), Clybourne Park (Premiere Stages). Broadway as Associate Director: Act One, Annie, Brief Encounter, Waiting for Godot, Les Liaisons Dangereuse. Wes has also worked at Williamstown, the Atlantic, Lincoln Center, the Alley, Roundabout, La Jolla Playhouse, the Alliance, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Asolo Rep, George Street, and TheatreSquared. Drama League Fellowship, Lincoln Center Directors Lab, Co-Artistic Director of Slant Theatre Project. Education: University of Evansville.
Matt Moses (playwright) Matt's play The Bedtrick was produced in translation in Santiago, Chile and will be seen in Caracas, Venezuela at the 2014 Festival of Contemporary US Drama. The Emperor of Ice Cream or Thirteen Ways of Looking at Donald Rumsfeld was produced by the Hangar Theater. Daniella Uses Dirty Words was produced by the Abingdon Theater. Matt has an MFA in playwriting from the Yale School of Drama where he won the ASCAP Cole Porter Prize. He performs every Friday night at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater with "The Law Firm."
This production is a part of SubletSeries@HERE, HERE's curated rental program, which provides artists with subsidized space and equipment, as well as technical support.
Now in our 10th season, Slant Theatre Project is a group of artists that thrive on the danger of building the plane in flight. We do visceral work. We tailor each process to the artists and performance space, and are committed to creating a playground for emerging theatre artists. Since 2004, we have produced new works by Bekah Brunstetter, Rachel Axler, Marcus Gardley, Michele Lowe, Mat Smart, Adam Rapp, Lisa Kron, Theresa Rebeck, Dan O'Brien, Evan Cabnet and many more.
Teddy Bergman (Chris) - Theater Includes: Peter and the Starcatcher (Original Broadway Cast), Sex Lives of Our Parents (2nd Stage), Philip Goes Forth (The Mint), Peter and the Starcatcher (NYTW), Seven Minutes in Heaven (HERE), Hell House (St. Ann's), I.E. (The Flea), I Was Tom Cruise (Fringe NYC, Best Play Award), and regionally at Williamstown, Huntington, and La Jolla. TV: "Law and Order: SVU," "As The World Turns." Film work includes: Fading Gigolo (upcoming), Listen Up Philip (Sundance 2014), Hairbrained, Ex-Girlfriends, Julie and Julia, Little Big League, and Honeymoon in Vegas. He is the Artistic Director of Woodshed Collective (www.woodshedcollective.com).
Mikaela Feely-Lehmann (Katie) Broadway: Cyrano de Bergerac (Roundabout Theatre Company) Off-Broadway/Other: Stay (Rattlestick), 10x25, The New York Idea (Atlantic Theater Company), L(y)re (ArsNova ANTfest), West Lethargy (59E59/Edinburgh Fringe/FringeNYC), Unrequited (Public Theater Shakespeare Lab). Regional: The Children's Hour (Rep Stage) Training: B.F.A NYU Tisch (Atlantic/Stonestreet), Public Theater Shakespeare Lab.
Ryan King (Greg) - Goodbye New York, Goodbye Heart (HERE), Rescue Me: A Postmodern Classic with Snacks (Ma-Yi), Deathbed (McGinn-Cazale), Eurydice (Second Stage), The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow (Atlantic Theater Co.), Mountains in the Bering (EST), God's Waiting Room (P.S. 122), End of Lines (59 East 59th). Regional: Now or Later (Huntington Theater), Lungs (Studio Theater & Barrington Stage), Dying City (Hartford Stage), 33 Variations (La Jolla Playhouse), also Yale Repertory Theater, Papermill, Playhouse, NY Stage and Film, and seven summers at the O'Neill Theater Conference. Film/TV: Bedford and Broadway, "Law and Order: Criminal Intent," "Guiding Light" and Black Sea. He attended the Yale School of Drama.
Polly Lee (Sandy) - Recent New York Theatre: Nikolai and the Others (u/s - Lincoln Center Theatre), Pocahontas and/or America (Little Lord Theatre/Bushwick Starr), The Wasps (Studio 42). Regional: ART, Yale Rep., LaJolla Playhouse, Humana Festival, Passage Theatre, O'Neill Playwrights Conference, Gloucester Stage Co., McCarter Theatre, Wilma Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Studio Arena and more. Film & TV: upcoming - "Gotham" (FOX), Baggage (Extraordinary Alien Prod) Butterflies of Bill Baker (I Laugh I Cry Prods), Manchego, We Are Waiting (Watson & Watson Prods). Polly has narrated many audio-books and is a proud member of EST, Rising Phoenix Rep., AEA and an affiliated artist of Clubbed Thumb. She is a recipient of New Dramatists' Charles Bowden Award.