Middle Voice Theater Company to Host Workshop Production of EXPOSURE

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's apprentice company, The Middle Voice Theater Company invites you to the workshop production of Steve' DiUbaldo's Exposure directed by Victor Cervantes Jr., which opens Thursday, August 20th and runs until Sunday, August 23rd at WorkShop Theater.

Exposure is a new play by Steve DiUbaldo about the world of AAU basketball and the dark side of NCAA Division-1 recruiting. When Eli Gamble grows seven inches the summer after his junior year of high school, he becomes a major college recruit with NBA potential. On the murky path to realizing his newfound potential, Eli must navigate who he can and can not trust while he attempts to differentiate the game of basketball from the game of life.

The cast of Exposure

Coach Wicks & Coach Lundy: Erick Betancourt

Jackie "Moley" Adamoli: Michael Galligan

Deion Means: Gerrard James*

Kenny Bethel: Postell Pringle*

Eli Gamble: Cesar Rosado

Herman: David Zheng

*Appearing Courtesy of Actors' Equity Association.

Design and Production Team: Production Stage Management by Katherine Barton, Props Design by Lauren Annunziata and Lisa Purrone, Costume Design by Stephanie Levin, Sound Design by Tom Mulvaney, Set Design by Frank Oliva, Lighting Design by Jesse Sheldon, and Assistant Stage Management by Ale Mesa.

Producers: Victor Cervantes, Jaime Jaget and Ren Santiago.

STEVE DIUBALDO (Playwright) is a writer and teaching artist based in New York City. Plays include Under the Water Tower, Boomer's Millennial Hero Story, It's Only Quiet in the Dark, and Exposure, among others. His work has appeared in production and workshop in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York. Onstage at: Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, A Red Orchid Theater (Chicago) with terraNOVA Collective, Cherry Lane, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, LAByrinth, Greenwood Cemetery, Loyola Marymount University, the Lyric Theater (LA), Pico Playhouse, the Underground (LA), Judson Church, and Jimmy's #43 with Rising Phoenix Rep's "Cino Nights." He is a member of the Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre apprentice company, The Middle Voice Theater Company. He was a 2014 terraNOVA Collective "Groundbreaker," is a member of Page 73's 2015 "Interstate 73" writers group and was a recipient of "The Rita and Burton Goldberg Playwright Foundation Fellowship" and the "Excellence in Playwriting Award" at NYU, where he received his MFA in Dramatic Writing. He has been to the NCAA tournament as a player and to the Grammy's as a Beyonce dancer.

VICTOR CERVANTES JR. (Director) is an actor/director/writer/producer from Phoenix, AZ who misses his family terribly but is thankful to have a supportive boyfriend and New York family within The Middle Voice where he is a Co-Artistic Coordinator. Next, he will be focusing on his play (melo)drama.tic. Recent New York acting credits: Lila Feinberg's Clifford Odets Ensemble Commissioned piece Love Lab (dir. by GT Upchurch), Harrison Rivers' Look Upon Our Lowliness (Shy), Vassa Zhelesnova (dir. Moritz van Stuelpnagel); Savage in Limbo (dir. Stella Powell-Jones); Polaroid Stories (dir. Adam Knight); Multistages' Temple of the Souls. Recent New York directing credits: FreshPLAY with MCC's Youth Company, Summer and Smoke (NYU/ETW), and numerous readings/workshops. Playwright: hom#phobic, relationSHIP, four Stories for Stories, and human(I)fest. Member: Improbable Stage. Education: BFA NYU/Tisch School for the Arts, Lee Strasberg Centennial Scholar & Martin Luther King Jr. Scholar.

THE MIDDLE VOICE THEATER COMPANY is the apprentice company of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. Middle Voice is a collective of young actors, directors, designers, and playwrights from diverse backgrounds. The Middle Voice mission is to create theater that embraces risk and encourages ensemble, and to reach different class segments in American society through the company's work. The Middle Voice strives with its theatrical productions to create meaningful conversations with its audiences, founded in the belief that starting a conversation has the power to breed mutual understanding. Since 2012, The Middle Voice has served as a breeding ground for emerging artists, ages 18-28.

RATTLESTICK PLAYWRIGHTS THEATER (Producer) is a multi award-winning company which has produced over sixty world premieres in the past nineteen seasons and was the recipient of the 2007 Ross Wetzsteon Memorial OBIE Award for developing new and innovative work. Previous plays include Two Boys in a Bed, Message to Michael, Carpool, Volunteer Man, A Trip to the Beach, Ascendancy, Stuck, Vick's Boy, The Messenger, Saved or Destroyed, Neil's Garden, My Special Friend, Faster, Bliss, St. Crispin's Day, Where We're Born, Five Flights, Boise, Finer Noble Gases, That Pretty Pretty; or, The Rape Play, God Hates The Irish: The Ballad of Armless Johnny, Miss Julie, Acts of Mercy: passion-play, Cagelove, It Goes Without Saying, Dark Matters, Stay, American Sligo, Rag and Bone, War, Geometry of Fire, The Amish Project, Killers and Other Family, Post No Bills, Blind, Little Doc, underneathmybed, There Are No More Big Secrets, The Hallway Trilogy, Carson McCullers Talks About Love, The Wood, Asuncion, Horsedreams, Yosemite, Massacre (Sing to Your Children), 3C, Through the Yellow Hour, A Summer Day, The Revisionist starring Vanessa Redgrave and Jesse Eisenberg, Buyer & Cellar (2013 Drama Desk and Outer Critic Circle Awards for Outstanding Solo Performance), Basilica, Charles Ives Take Me Home, One Night..., How to Make Friends and then Kill Them, The Correspondent, Ode to Joy, The Few, A FABLE, the Off-Broadway GLAAD Award-nominated hit The Last Sunday in June, Craig Wright's The Pavilion (Drama Desk nominee-Outstanding Play of 2005) and Lady (Drama Desk nominee-Outstanding Play of 2008), The Aliens by Annie Baker (2010 Obie Award winner for Best New American Play), as well as The Hilltown Plays (2014 OBIE Award). www.rattlestick.org.

Individual tickets to Exposure are now available to the public. Performances begin at 8pm on Friday and Saturday, with additional performances at 7pm on Thursday, and 3pm on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets can be reserved at exposuremvtc.eventbrite.com and/or by emailing middlevoice@rattlestick.org. All tickets are free with a suggested donation of $5. The WorkShop Theater Company's MainStage Theater is located at 312 West 36th Street 4th Floor.

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