Caitlin Diana Doyle, Jonathan W. Colby & Annie Golden to Lead CEW's STOPGAP Staged Reading, 1/28
CEW Productions, the producers of the hit Off-Broadway musical Mama and her boys will present a staged reading of Stopgap, a new play by Danielle Mohlman.
Directed by Ethan Paulini, Stopgap stars Caitlin Diana Doyle (Shakespeare Theatre's Mrs. Warren's Profession), Jonathan W. Colby (Arena Stage's You Nero), and Annie Golden (Netflix' Orange is the New Black) Tuesday, January 28 at 4:30 pm in Snapple Theatre's Studios, 210 W 50th Street 4th Floor New York, NY 10019. Tickets are free (reserved seating).
Stopgap centers around a young woman who "opts for the concreteness of motherhood when everything else in her life is muddy" (Peter Marks, Washington Post). in a town where white picket fence and 2.5 kids has long been the norm, a prospective single mother, her best friend and his husband try to find their own definitions of "family."
Stopgap was first produced by Field Trip Theatre as part of the 2012 Capital Fringe Festival in Washington DC and was a finalist for the 2012 Larry Neal Writers' Award for Dramatic Writing, awarded by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
Annie Golden (Julie James): Broadway: Xanadu, The Full Monty, On the Town, Ah, Wilderness!, Leader of the Pack, Hair. New York Theatre: Cherry Lane Theatre We Play for the Gods, New World Stages Mimi Le Duck, Playwrights Horizons Assassins. Film and TV: Orange is the New Black, Wiener and Wiener, I love You Phillip Morris
Caitlin Diana Doyle (May Green): Regional: Shakespeare Theatre Company's An Ideal Husband and Mrs. Warren's Profession, Lyric Stage Company's Kiss Me Kate. Original cast of Stopgap in 2012 Capital Fringe Production.
Jonathan W. Colby (David Baker-James): Regional: Shakespeare Theatre's The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Arena Stage's You Nero, Studio Theatre's Lungs, Folger Theatre's Cyrano and The Taming of The Shrew, New Repertory Theatre's Side by Side by Sondheim. Original cast of Stopgap in 2012 Capital Fringe Production.
James Penca (Robert James-Baker): NYC: Save The Date Regional: American Theatre Group's Rocket Science, Great Lakes Theatre's Sondheim on Sondheim, Weston Playhouse's The Music of Adam Guettel, Lakeland Theatre's My Way: A Musical Tribute
Travis Blumer (Ted Peterson) Regional: Shakespeare Theatre's The Government Inspector, Julius Caesar, The Merchant of Venice. Original cast of Stopgap in 2012 Capital Fringe Production.
Mary Katelin Ward (Jen Parker) - Regional: Arkansas Repertory Theatre's Hairspray, White Christmas, The Miracle Worker (Helen Keller), and Cinderella.
Danielle Mohlman (Playwright) - member of the inaugural class of Playwrights' Arena at Arena Stage, part of the New Play Institute. Artistic Director of Field Trip Theatre. Other Plays include Dust, Followed by a Sometime Cowboy, Jim and Paul Meet in Dreams among others.
Ethan Paulini (Director) - Provincetown Counter Productions Working and Passing Strange. creator of Mama and Her Boys. As Actor, Oliver! (Cameron Mackintosh's national tour), Forever Plaid (TriArts/Sharon Playhouse), The Who's Tommy (Arkansas Rep/Arts Center of Coastal Carolina), tick, tick..BOOM! (Cape Rep/Provincetown Theatre), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Northern Stage), The Full Monty (Arkansas Rep/Cape Rep/Provincetown Theatre) Side Man (Cape Rep), The Drowsy Chaperone (Cape Rep), The 39 Steps (ACCC) and Irving Berlin's White Christmas (Arkansas Rep).