Patrick Bynane & Nolan Chapa to Star in Amphibian Stage Productions' THE NORTH POOL, 1/19-20

Patrick Bynane & Nolan Chapa to Star in Amphibian Stage Productions' THE NORTH POOL, 1/19-20

Amphibian Stage Productions today announced casting for its first staged reading of the 2014 season, The North Pool by Rajiv Joseph. Patrick Bynane and Nolan Chapa will star in this drama, running Sunday, January 19 and Monday, January 20 at Amphibian's theater at 120 S. Main Street. Linsey Retcofsky will direct the reading.

Patrick Bynane last appeared on Amphibian's stage in the 2013 staged reading of On the Ceiling by Nigel Planer. Nolan Chapa will make his Amphibian debut in this production.

Khadim has no idea why he's been called into the office of Dr. Danielson, the Vice Principal at Sheffield High. At first, Danielson is cagey, using a minor violation to keep the boy at school for detention. But as tension mounts, Danielson alternately plays good cop and bad, and winds up catching Khadim in a series of lies about crimes he may (or may not) have committed.

"A masterful playwright, Joseph has captured intrigue with brevity. The North Pool will keep you talking and thinking for a long time, as this play and its timely themes continue to reemerge all around you." - Theatermania

The North Pool will be performed on Sunday, January 19 at 2 pm and on Monday, January 20 at 7 pm at Amphibian Stage Productions.

Tickets for The North Pool are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students. For tickets and more information, theatergoers may call 817-923-3012, email, or visit The theater is located at 120 S. Main Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76104.

Rajiv Joseph (playwright) has been awarded a grant for Outstanding New American Play by the National endowment for the Arts for Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. Rajiv has been awarded the Paula Vogel award by the Vineyard Theatre and the 2009 Kesselring Fellowship. He is a former Lark Playwriting Fellow and Dramatists Guild Fellow. His plays have been published by Samuel French, Dramatists Play Service, and Smith & Kraus. He received his B.A. in Creative Writing from Miami University and his M.F.A. in Playwriting from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and he is currently a Language Lecturer at NYU with the School of Art and Public Policy and the expository Writing Program. Amphibian has previously produced Animals Out of Paper and All This Intimacy.

Linsey Retcofsky (director) has stage managed for Amphibian's productions of Fiction, The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, The Bible the Complete Word of God (abridged), and Death Tax. Other regional credits include work with Shakespeare Dallas, Project X, Jubilee Theatre, and WaterTower Theatre. Linsey received her B.A. in Drama from Lee University, and her M.A. in Drama from Texas Woman's University.

Patrick Bynane (Dr. Danielson) is an actor and teacher who serves as program director for the Drama Program at Texas Woman's University in Denton. Most recently, he could be seen as Charlie in Stones in his Pockets at Stage West. He is pleased to be onstage again at Amphibian where he most recently participated as Loti in the staged reading of On the Ceiling.

Nolan Chapa (Khadim Asmaan) is thrilled to be making his debut at Amphibian Stage Productions. Other local credits include The Charmer in Craving Gravy at Tarrant County College, and John Rice in William Shakespeare's Land of the Dead at Arts 5th Avenue. Nolan currently studies theater at TCC under the guidance of Lindy Benton-Muller and has previously studied with Michael Muller.

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