John McGinty to Lead Everyman Theatre's TRIBES
Everyman Theatre announced today that John McGinty has joined the cast of the upcoming Baltimore premiere of Nina Raine's award-winning play Tribes. The hysterical and touching coming-of-age story is about a young deaf man and his struggle for self-identify and what it truly means to be understood. Mr. McGinty, who is himself deaf, will appear in the role of the main character Billy. The announcement of Mr. McGinty's casting comes during National Deaf History month, which is celebrated from March 13 - April 15.
Mr. McGinty has previously played the role of Billy at both Steppenwolf Theatre Company and The Guthrie Theater. His many regional credits include Pippin (Center Theater Group/Deaf West); Fêtes De La Nuit (New Ohio Theatre); and Handicapped People in Their Formal Attire (Premiere Stages).
Mr. McGinty has toured nationally with Robin Hood: Thieves of Hearts (Cleveland SignStage Theater Company). His film credits include Closed Captions and Conned. Television credits include I Killed My BFF and FBI: Criminal Pursuit. Readings and workshop credits include Cyrano (New York Theatre Workshop) and Sounds (Playwrights Realm).
In addition to performing, Mr. McGinty is also the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Senses Askew Company. A New York-based theatre group, Senses Askew creates work that utilizes all forms of the performing arts to challenge how audiences experience the five senses and communicate our common denominator: the sense of Humanity.
Additional casting for Tribes will be announced shortly.
Tribes will be directed by Everyman's Founding Artistic Director Vincent Lancisi. Performances begin on May 28th and will run through June 22nd.
Everyman Theatre is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business & Economic Development, the MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to non-profit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities. Funding for the Maryland State Arts Council is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
Everyman Theatre is a proud member of the Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District.
Everyman Theatre is a professional Equity theatre company celebrating the actor, with a resident company of artists from the Baltimore/DC area. Founded in 1990 by Vincent Lancisi, the theatre is dedicated to engaging the audience through a shared experience between actor and audience seeking connection and emotional truth in performance. Everyman is committed to presenting high quality plays that are affordable and accessible to everyone.