DAY OF THE DOG to Receive NYC Premiere at 59E59 Theaters in March
59E59 Theaters will welcome St. Louis Actors' Studio with the New York premiere of DAY OF THE DOG, written by Daniel Damiano and directed by Milton Zoth. DAY OF THE DOG begins performances on Thursday, March 13 for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 30. Press opening is Tuesday, March 18 at 7:30 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday - Saturday at 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $18 ($12.60 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org.
A South Florida couple obtains the services of a somewhat enigmatic Canine Relations Specialist to curb the violent behavior of their dog Carrot. But is Carrot is merely a reflection of the people who house him? DAY OF THE DOG is an unrelentingly funny look at family dynamics explored through the relationship with their dog.
A St. Louis Dispatch Editor's Pick, and called "richly rewarding" by the Ladue News, DAY OF THE DOG received its world premiere at the St. Louis Actors' Studio last March. The play recently received a Best Play nomination from the St. Louis Theater Circle Awards.
The cast features Jason Grubbe, Michelle Hand, and Steve Isom.
The design team includes Cristie Johnston (set design); Jonathan Zelezniak (lighting design); Teresa Doggett (costume design); Milton Zoth (sound design); and Carla Evans (prop design). The Production Stage Manager is Amy J. Paige.
Daniel Damiano (playwright) is an award-winning playwright, award-nominated actor, and a poet. As a playwright, he has been the recipient of the Christopher Brian Wolk Award, an OOBR Critics Choice Award, Grand Prize from Attic Theatre Ensemble, and the Silver Stage Award, presented by the Old Opera House Theatre Company. He has also been a two-time finalist for the Playwrights First Award, sponsored by the National Arts Club, a finalist for the Y.E.S. Festival of New Plays Award, sponsored by the University of Northern Kentucky, and a recent finalist for the 2012 Fulton Theatre Discovery Project Award and the 2012 Arts & Letters Prize for Drama. In March 2013, Day of the Dog received its acclaimed World Premiere with St. Louis Actors Studio followed, in June, by the acclaimed World Premiere of The Golden Year with the WorkShop Theater Company in NYC. In February 2014, his solo show I Am, I Was, I'm Not...in Love received a workshop presentation in the Drama Bookshop's Arthur Seelen Theatre, produced by fandango 4 Art House. Day of the Dog is a current St. Louis Theatre Circle Award nominee for Outstanding New Play. He is a Dramatists Guild Member as well as a member of Mind The Gap Theatre Company in NYC.
Milton Zoth (director) received his MFA in directing from Webster Conservatory of Theatre Arts. He served as the Artistic Director of Orthwein Theatre Company, worked with The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, MUNY 1st Stage, City Players, Hot City Theatre, The New Jewish Theatre, Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre and St. Louis Shakespeare Theatre. Milt received a Kevin Kline Award Best Director nomination for Metamorphoses, a St. Louis Theatre Circle Award for Good. He received a Best Director Award by the River Front Times for Rock 'n' Roll. Milt will direct The Awakening and The Homecoming this coming spring. As the Artistic Director of St. Louis Actors' Studio, Milt has directed Greetings, Antigone, The Late Henry Moss, A Doll's House, 9 Parts of Desire, The Good Person Of Szechuan, Rock 'n' Roll, The Sunshine Boys, Just Desserts, Killer Joe, Nuts, Day of the Dog (world premiere) King Lear, Good, Pterodactyls and A Man For All Seasons. ###