HOUNDS OF WAR to Run 3/21-4/5 at Dorothy Strelsin Theatre
Wee Man Productions presents Hounds of War, a gripping new play written by Bill Holland about the a family struggling to hold on as a unit and which asks us to consider the wars we wage within ourselves. Mark Cirnigliaro directs a cast of five, including Christopher LaPanta, Margaret Curry*, Tony Head, Justin Hofstad, and Patrick Massey. Performances will be staged at the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10036 from March 21-April 5, 2014. *Member, Actors' Equity Association. AEA Showcase.
Looking for a fresh start, a veteran and recovering alcoholic, Jim, moves his wife and two sons from New York City to a small cottage in the woods. As they each struggle to overcome their past and present, secrets are revealed, leaving their future in question. With the road ahead unclear and everyone desperate to find their place, Hounds of War incites us to explore the conflicts within ourselves.
Mark Cirnigliaro (director) has been working as a professional actor, director and coach for the last 13 years in New York City and the surrounding area. As an actor he studied with the famed William Esper at William Epser Studios. Mark has appeared in "One Life to Live," "As the World Turns," "Guiding Light," "All My Children" and "30 Rock" as well as the independent features "The Project," "Absolute Trust," "Loveless" and "Wildlike." Mark has won the Samuel French Competition twice with The King and The Condemned (Actor) and Mountain Song (Director). He was nominated for Best Director at the Wonderland One-Act Festival and was the only male director with an official selection at Eve Ensler's V-Day UTVS Film Festival. In addition Mark has mounted the first scholastic productions of Annie Baker's The Aliens and Rajiv Joseph's Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. Mark continues to have relationships with the McCarter Theatre Center and Mile Square Theatre and is currently an adjunct professor of basic acting at NCC. He graduated Rutgers University's Mason Gross School of the Arts with his MFA in Directing, earning the Dean John I Bettenbender Award for Artistic Excellence.
Bill Holland (playwright) is from Long Island, NY. New York credits include: Matador (Pulse Ensemble Theatre), And Young Men Die (Pulse Ensemble Theatre), Michael and the Wee Man (Theatre Row - Studio Theatre), Nellie (Manhattan Rep), and Mama's Boys (Pulse Ensemble Theatre - Roy Arias Studio). Bill is a proud member of the Pulse Ensemble Theatre writers lab. He is also a Veteran of the Korean War.
Hounds of War is presented by Wee Man Productions. Director: Mark Cirnigliaro; Producer: Nicole Beerman; Stage Manager: Jack Cummins; Set Designer: Bethanie Wampol Watson; Lighting Designer Jeff Carr; Costume Designer: Caity Mulkearns; Sound Designer: Matt Bittner; Press Representative: Paul Siebold/Off Off PR.
Performances are Tuesdays-Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm from March 21- April 5, 2014.