Reed Birney and Brooke Bloom to Star in YOU GOT OLDER World Premiere at HERE
PAGE 73 has announced the world premiere of YOU GOT OLDER, a new play by 2014 P73 Playwriting Fellow Clare Barron. Directed by Obie Award-winner Anne Kauffman, YOU GOT OLDER will star Tony Award nominee Reed Birney and Brooke Bloom and begins previews on October 29, 2014 on the Mainstage at HERE (145 6th Avenue, New York, NY 10013-1548). YOU GOT OLDER's opening date is currently set for November 6, 2014 and runs through November 22, 2014.
PAGE 73 presents the world premiere of YOU GOT OLDER, a new play about family, illness, and how we cope when life unexpectedly unravels. Written by 2014 P73 Playwriting Fellow Clare Barron and directed by Obie award-winner Anne Kauffman, YOU GOT OLDER is a brutally honest and comedic look at one woman's attempt to remain standing when everything she's known comes crashing down around her.
Clare Barron was selected as PAGE 73's2014 P73 Playwriting Fellow out of a pool of 400 applicants. Her Fellowship year provides her with a $10,000 award and resources to develop several new plays with PAGE 73's artistic and developmental support over the course of the year.
Full cast and creative team will be announced at a later date.
Tickets for YOU GOT OLDER go on sale this September. Tickets range from $15 to $40 and can be purchased in advance at page73.org/ygo, or by calling 212-352-3101 well as night of only at the HERE Mainstage Theatre box office (145 6th Avenue (enter on Dominick, 1 block south of Spring St) NY, NY). From October 29th through November 2nd, $15 tickets will be available for each performance. From November 4th through November 9th, $20 tickets will be available for each performance. The performance schedule for YOU GOT OLDER is as follows: Tuesday through Saturday at 8:30pm, Sunday at 4:30 pm.
PAGE 73's most recent New York premiere productions include George Brant's critically acclaimed GROUNDED, directed by two-time Obie Award-winner Ken Rus Schmoll and starring Drama Desk nominee Hannah Cabell; and WHEN JANUARY FEELS LIKE SUMMER by Cori Thomas, directed by Daniella Topol, co-produced with Ensemble Studio Theatre. Founded in 1997, PAGE 73 has made a name as a home for the development and production of new work by early-career playwrights, seeking out writers who are yet to be produced in New York City and offering a crucial steppingstone at a critical, early point in their careers. Each year, PAGE 73 produces New York City or world premieres by early-career playwrights and offers a slate of new play development programs: the P73 Playwriting Fellowship, which provides a $10,000 award and a yearlong artistic home to one writer annually; the week-long Summer Residency; and Interstate 73, a yearlong writing group.
YOU GOT OLDER is a part of SubletSeries@HERE, HERE's curated rental program, which provides artists with subsidized space and equipment, as well as technical support.
CLARE BARRON (Playwright) is the 2014 P73 Playwriting Fellow. She is a playwright and performer from Wenatchee, Washington, whose plays include Baby Screams Miracle (Clubbed Thumb Summerworks); Solar Plexus (Ensemble Studio Theatre's Marathon of One-Act Plays); Dirty Crusty (Youngblood's Unfiltered); and a boy put this girl in a cage with a dog and the dog killed the girl (developed at Colt Coeur, The Bushwick Starr, and The Atlantic Center for the Arts). She is a current member of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab and Youngblood at EST. She is a two-time finalist for the Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission and is the recipient of an EST/Sloan grant to develop a play about a prehistoric fish. As an actor, Clare recently appeared in the world premiere of The Consultant by Heidi Schreck (2009 P73 Playwriting Fellow) at Long Wharf Theatre directed by Kip Fagan. She's also acted with Target Margin Theater and EST. Clare studied at the Grotowski Institute, the Hemispheric Institute, and Yale as an undergrad where she wrote pieces for the Theater of Desire Cabaret helmed by Deb Margolin. She helps administer the Pataphysics Playwriting Workshops at The Flea, makes short films with director Kobi Libii, and is a member of Masrah Ensemble - a theater company in Beirut, Lebanon. In 2013 she traveled to Beirut to play Mae in an Arabic-English production of María Irene Fornés' Mud.
ANNE KAUFFMAN (Director) is an Obie Award-winning director whose production highlights include Somewhere Fun at Vineyard Theatre; Your Mother's Copy of the Karma Sutra, Maple and Vine and Detroit at Playwrights Horizons; Belleville at New York Theatre Workshop, Yale Repertory Theatre and Steppenwolf Theatre Company; Tales from My Parents' Divorce at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and the Flea Theater; This Wide Night at Naked Angels; Becky Shaw and Body Awareness at The Wilma Theater; Slowgirl and Stunning at LCT3; Sixty Miles to Silver Lake with Page 73 at Soho Rep; God's Ear at Vineyard Theatre and New Georges; The Thugs at Soho Rep; the musical We Have Always Lived in the Castle at Yale Repertory Theatre; Cherokee at the Wilma Theater and 100 Days at Z Space. Ms. Kauffman is a recipient of the Joan and Joseph F. Cullman Award for Extraordinary Creativity, a Lilly Award, the Alan Schneider Director Award and several Barrymore awards. She is a New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect, a member of Soho Rep's Artistic Council, on the New Georges' Kitchen Cabinet, an alumna of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab and the Drama League, a founding member of The Civilians and an associate artist with Clubbed Thumb.
REED BIRNEY (Dad) received a 2014 Tony Award nomination for his performance in Casa Valentina. He was recently seen in Taking Care of Baby at MTC and at A.R.T. as Hubert Humphrey in All The Way. Other recent productions: Picnic(Roundabout), Care Values (Ars Nova), Uncle Vanya (Soho Rep: Drama Desk Nomination), The Dream of the Burning Boy (Roundabout Underground: Drama League, Outer Critics Circle Nominations), A Small Fire (Playwrights Horizons),Blasted (Soho Rep: Drama Desk Nomination), Circle Mirror Transformation (Playwrights Horizons: Obie, Drama Desk Awards). TV" Donald Blythe in "House of Cards," "Blue Bloods," "The Blacklist," "Girls." 2011 Drama Desk Carreer Award, Obie Award for Sustained Excellence and the Actors' Equity Richard Seff Award.
BROOKE BLOOM (Mae). Theatre credits: Somewhere Fun at Vineyard Theatre, Lungs at the Studio Theatre in D.C. and Barrington Stage, Becky Shaw at the Wilma, The Grown-Up at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, Marie Antoinette at ART, as well as A Feminine Ending, Completeness and Hamlet all at South Coast Rep. Film: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Ceremony, He's Just Not That Into You, Gabbi on the Roof in July, Swim Little Fish Swim (SXSW 2013), and She's Lost Control (Berlinale 2014). Television: Series Regular on Amazon's Alpha House, guest appearances on Louie, The New Normal, Person of Interest, Law & Order, The Good Wife, a recurring role on CSI: Miami, and various pilots for NBC. The recipient of the 2012 Barrymore and 2013 IRNE awards for Best Actress, Brooke also received a 2013 Elliot Norton nomination.