Lisa Joyce, Henry Kelemen & CJ Wilson to Join Mary McCann in Atlantic Theater Company's OUR NEW GIRL
Atlantic Theater Company has announced full casting for Nancy Harris' play OUR NEW GIRL, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch. Lisa Joyce, Henry Kelemen and CJ Wilson will join previously-announced Atlantic Theater Company founding member Mary McCann for the US premiere production.
OUR NEW GIRL begins previews Wednesday, May 28 and will open Tuesday, June 10 for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 29, 2014 off-Broadway at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16th Street).
Behind the shiny door of Hazel Robinson's perfect London home, nothing is as it seems. Hazel's husband Richard, a plastic surgeon, has embarked on his latest charitable quest in Haiti, leaving the heavily-pregnant Hazel with a failing business and a problem son. When a professional nanny arrives unannounced on the Robinsons' doorstep, Hazel finds her home under the shadow of a perfect stranger with an agenda of her own. In OUR NEW GIRL, up-and-coming Irish playwright Nancy Harris presents a psychological drama about the darker side of modern parenthood.
Lisa Joyce has recently been seen off-Broadway in Signature Theatre Company's The Mound Builders and as a recurring character on "The Following" and HBO's "Boardwalk Empire." Ten year-old Henry Kelemen makes his stage debut in OUR NEW GIRL, following roles in the films What Maisie Knew and Mr. Poppers Penguins. After recently appearing on Broadway in Bronx Bombers, CJ Wilson returns to Atlantic Theater Company, where he was seen in The Voysey Inheritance and Ethan Coen's Offices.
LISA JOYCE (Annie). Broadway/West End: La Bete. Off-Broadway: The Mound Builders (Signature); House For Sale (Transport Group); The Ugly One (Soho Rep, Drama Desk nom.), Thinner than Water (LAByrinth); The Forest (CSC); Nora and Delia Ephron's Love, Loss and What I Wore; Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson (The Public); That Pretty Pretty; or, The Rape Play (Rattlestick); Beast (NYTW); U.S. Drag & Vengeance (StageFARM); Red Light Winter (Barrow Street, original cast). Regional: Touched (Williamstown), Blackbird (Helen Hayes Award), Red Light Winter (Steppenwolf, Joseph Jefferson nom.). National Tour: Doubt (Helen Hayes nom.). TV/Film: "The Following" (recurring), "The Good Wife," "Boardwalk Empire" (recurring), "Fringe," "Law and Order," "Law and Order: SVU," Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight, The Brave One, The Messenger and the upcoming A Master Builder (dir. Jonathan Demme). Training: The Theatre School, DePaul University.
HENRY KELEMEN (Daniel). Our New Girl will mark Henry's stage debut, at age 10. Film roles include Young Tommy Popper in Mr. Popper's Penguins, Tyler in What Maisie Knew, Apple-Cheeked Boy in The Confines, Randall in Golden Child, Michael in Parable, Young Hank Malone in Surviving Family, Justin in Life Itself, and Young Jude in Ten Thousand Saints. Television: Messenger Boy in ABC's "Zero Hour" and Charlie Portfrancis in "Damages." Most recently, Henry worked with screenwriter and director Robert Edwards on his new independent film When I Live My Life over Again, starring Christopher Walken and Amber Heard.
MARY McCANN (Hazel) is a founding member of Atlantic Theater Company. She most recently appeared in the hit production of Conor McPherson's The Weir off-Broadway at The Irish Repertory Theatre and starred in the title role in last season's critically acclaimed production of Simon Stephens' Harper Regan, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, and in the U.S. premiere of Stephens' play Bluebird opposite Simon Russell Beale, also staged by Upchurch. Upcoming TV and Film roles include: "Boardwalk Empire," The Accident and Artistically Challenged. She has appeared in the original casts of the world premiere productions of Ethan Coen's Almost An Evening and Offices and starred in Annie Baker's acclaimed world premiere play Body Awareness at Atlantic. Mary has appeared in many Atlantic productions including the hit musical Spring Awakening, The Cherry Orchard, The Night Heron, The Hiding Place, This Thing of Darkness, The Beginning of August, Wolf Lullaby, The Water Engine, Edmond, Dangerous Corner, Shaker Heights and 10x25. Broadway: The Old Neighborhood, Our Town with Spalding Gray and Search and Destroy. Other off-Broadway: Oleanna (Orpheum Theater); Uncommon Women and Others (Second Stage); Boys' Life (Lincoln Center) and Hot Keys (Naked Angels). American Repertory Theater: Oleanna and Boston Marriage. Film credits include the role of "MaryAnn" in Little Children starring Kate Winslet, The Broad Room written by Candice Bushnell, Flood, TIMBER, The Green, Sordid Things and House of the Devil, The Spanish Prisoner, Things Change and The Night We Never Met. Television: "Person of Interest," CBS Pilot "A Gifted Man" directed by Jonathon Demme, "Ruthie Cheales" in "The Unit," "Law & Order," "Law & Order Special Victims Unit" (recurring), "Law & Order Criminal Intent," "Cashmere Mafia," "The Naked Brothers Band," "Sex and the City," "Sports Night," "ER," "Spin City," "Promised Land," "It Must Be Love," "Door to Door" and "The Con." Producing credits include the films Edmond starring William H. Macy and Colin Fitz directed by Robert Bella.
CJ WILSON (Richard). Atlantic: Offices and The Voysey Inheritance. Broadway: Bronx Bombers, The Big Knife, Glengarry Glen Ross, A Steady Rain, Festen, Henry IV, Long Day's Journey into Night, and Gore Vidal's The Best Man. Off-Broadway: Bronx Bombers, Happy Now? (Lucille Lortel nom. Primary Stages); Medieval Play, The Lady from Dubuque (Signature); All-American (LCT 3); Race (CSC); Home of the Brave (Jewish Rep); Stop Kiss and The Merry Wives of Windsor (Public). Regional: The Shakespeare Theatre, Old Globe, Berkshire Theatre Group, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Wilma, ACT in Seattle, McCarter, Chautauqua, The Acting Company. Film: The Magic of Belle Isle. TV: "The Sound of Music Live!," "The Following," "The Good Wife," "The Americans," "Blue Bloods," "Pan Am," "Onion Sportsdome," "Brotherhood," "Without a Trace," "L&O," "L&O: SVU," "L&O: CI," "Third Watch." Fox Fellow.
NANCY HARRIS (Playwright) was born and raised in Dublin. Theatre credits include Love In a Glass Jar, Peacock Theatre Dublin, Journey to X, National Theatre Connections, The Man With The Disturbingly Smelly Foot (A Version of 'Philoctetes' by Sophocles for children), Unicorn Theatre, London, Our New Girl, The Bush Theatre, London The House Next Door, The Bush Theatre 66 Books Season, No Romance, Abbey Theatre, Dublin The Kreutzer Sonata, Gate Theatre, London, Little Dolls, The Bush Theatre, Broken Space Season. Nancy received The Rooney Prize for Irish Literature and The Stewart Parker Award In 2012. She was also a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize that same year. She is currently under commission to The Abbey Theatre, The National Theatre London, and The Unicorn Theatre.
GAYE TAYLOR UPCHURCH (Director) returns to Atlantic following last season's acclaimed production of Simon Stephens' play Harper Regan starring Mary McCann and Stephens' Bluebird starring Simon Russell Beale and McCann (2011). NYC: Stay by Lucy Thurber for Rattlestick/ Village Theater Festival, Bethany by Laura Marks with America Ferrera at Women's Project as well as work at La Mama, Culture Project, Lincoln Center Institute, Summer Play Festival, the Old Globe, others. She has developed new work at New Dramatists, NY Stage and Film, The Kennedy Center, The Playwrights' Center, LCT Director's Lab, Dixon Place, and SPACE on Ryder Farm, and was the Associate Director to Sam Mendes for two years of The Bridge Project (BAM/Old Vic/international tour). She is an alumna of The Women's Project Lab and The Drama League.