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The Amoralists to Present World Premiere of Charly Evon Simpson & Gabriel Jason Dean's ENTANGLED


The Amoralists to Present World Premiere of Charly Evon Simpson & Gabriel Jason Dean's ENTANGLED

The Amoralists (James Kautz, Artistic Director; Lico Whitfield, Producing Director) proudly present the world premiere of ENTANGLED, written by Amoralists 2018/2019 'WRIGHT CLUB authors Charly Evon Simpson and Gabriel Jason Dean, and directed by Kate Moore Heaney. ENTANGLED is PLAY 4 of RICOCHET: An Amoralists Anthology about Surviving an American Epidemic.

ENTANGLED runs from April 18 - May 11, 2019 in a limited engagement at the Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre at the A.R.T./New York Theatres, located at 502 West 53rd Street between 10th and 11th Avenues. Previews begin April 18 for an April 29 opening.

Performances are Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3pm with additional shows on Monday, April 29 at 7:30pm and Wednesday, May 8 at 7:30pm (no show on Thursday, May 2). The running time is 90 minutes. Tickets are $20 - $30. Purchase at

In the aftermath of a mass shooting in NYC, the black mother of a victim and the white brother of the shooter try to make sense of what happened, each individually grappling with a soul-shattering experience that few understand. An exploration of loss and survival, ENTANGLED is the story of two strangers connected by tragedy in a nation still struggling to see itself for what it is.

The cast includes James Kautz and Naomi Lorrain.

The production team includes Andrew Diaz (Scenic Design), Christina Watanabe (Lighting Design), Matt Otto (Sound Design), Angela Harner (Costume Design), Kate Freer (Projection Design), Kateryna Turkalo (Production Stage Manager), Jessica Kazamel (Producer) and Danica Novgorodoff (Show Art).

RICOCHET: An Amoralists Anthology about Surviving an American Epidemic, features four boundary-pushing original, intersecting plays that follow a community as it copes with the aftermath of a mass shooting. Written by The Amoralists 2018/2019 'WRIGHT CLUB playwrights, Gabriel Jason Dean, Charly Evon Simpson, and James Anthony Tyler, the season also features a series of original graphic novels created by Danica Novgorodoff.

Here's how 'WRIGHT CLUB works: One unifying event. Three distinct perspectives. No right answers. Over the course of the 2018/2019 season each 'WRIGHT CLUB author, working alongside The Amoralists ensemble of artists, has crafted a play in their unique style that explores one side of the season's unifying incident and pushes the narrative forward. The fourth play, ENTANGLED, caps off the year with the final installment of the story.

The Amoralists are a diverse collective of uncompromising artists. Founded in 2006, they produce original work that confronts the American condition in all its complexity. Their stories are emotionally charged and character driven, a place where politics and perspectives collide and no side emerges unscathed. Explosive, vital, raucous and raw, they do theatre, no moral judgement.

From New York Times' Critics' Pick productions and world premiere work from writers including Adam Rapp, Emily Schwend and Ken Urban, THE AMORALISTS bring audiences stories that are incisive, at times outrageous, and always entertaining. With a cadre of artists known for their raw and visceral performance style, "nobody else weds old-fashioned realist structure to working-class-hero lunacy quite this way" (Time Out New York). Now in their 11th season, "THE AMORALISTS have cemented their reputation as the most promising, crowd-pleasing ensemble to emerge downtown" (The New York Times). For more info visit, Like them on Facebook at /TheAmoralists, and follow on Twitter and Instagram at @TheAmoralists.

Charly Evon Simpson's plays include Behind the Sheet, Jump, form of a girl unknown, it's not a trip it's a journey and more. Her work has been seen and/or developed with Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Lark, P73, PlayMakers Repertory Company, Chautauqua Theater Company, Salt Lake Acting Company and others. She's a member of WP Theater's 2018-2020 Lab, The New Georges Jam and Primary Stages' Dorothy Strelsin New American Writers Group. BA: Brown. MSt: Oxford. MFA: Hunter College. Life-long New Yorker. (

Gabriel Jason Dean's plays include TRIGGERED, IN BLOOM, TERMINUS, QUALITIES OF STARLIGHT, HEARTLAND, The Transition of Doodle Pequeño, MARIO & THE COMET (a musical), OUR NEW TOWN (a musical) and others. He was most recently named a Finalist for the Humanitas Emerging TV Writer Award for his original pilot, WE BELONG. His plays have been produced or developed at New York Theatre Workshop, Manhattan Theatre Club, McCarter Theatre, The Flea, Oregon Shakespeare, The Kennedy Center, PlayPenn and others. His scripts are published through Samuel French, Dramatic Publishing and Playscripts.

Kate Moore Heaney is a NYC-based director, producer, and dramaturg committed to promoting empathy through theatre. Kate is Associate Artistic Producer at Noor Theatre and a Resident Director at The Flea. Her recent projects include Stained (Amoralists), I Love You Stranger (Civilians R&D), Fatima and Her Pigeon (Flea), LOU (Theatre 4the People) and Exposed Bone (PIT). Her selected associate/assistant directing includes Ibex Theatricals/New Vic, McCarter Theatre, Clubbed Thumb and 24 Hour Plays on Broadway. BA: Yale. (

James Kautz is the Founding Artistic Director of the award-winning Amoralists Theatre Company in NYC. Under Kautz's leadership, the company has produced 20 world and New York premieres by some of America's most visceral and celebrated playwrights, including Adam Rapp, Ken Urban, Emily Schwend, Charly Evon Simpson and Lyle Kessler. Through the Amoralists he has championed the development of 100's of new plays from emerging writers. As an actor, James has been called "a fiercely talented performer" by Time Out New York and "fearless" by The New York Times. He has appeared in television on CBS and HBO, on stage at countless theaters, including Playwrights Horizons, Second Stage and Rattlestick. (

Naomi Lorrain is a NYC based actor/playwright. Her theater credits include Behind the Sheet (Ensemble Studio Theatre), What to Send Up When It Goes Down (Movement Theatre Company), Song for a Future Generation, Big Bend in the Red Dirt Desert (Williamstown Theatre Festival) and Stained (The Amoralists). TV credits include "Orange is the New Black" (Netflix), "Elementary" (CBS), "The Good Fight" (CBS) and "Madam Secretary" (CBS). BA: Yale University. MFA: NYU Tisch. (

The A.R.T./New York Theatres are a project of the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York), which provide state-of-the-art, accessible venues at subsidized rental rates, plus free access to top-line technical equipment, so that the city's small and emerging theatre companies can continue to experiment, grow, and produce new works. Founded in 1972, A.R.T./New York is the leading service and advocacy organization for New York City's 400+ nonprofit theatres, with a mission to assist member theatres in managing their companies effectively so that they may realize their rich artistic visions and serve their diverse audiences well. They accomplish this through a comprehensive roster of real estate, financial, educational, and community-building programs, as well as research, advocacy, and field-wide initiatives that seek to improve the long-term health and sustainability of the industry. Over the years, A.R.T./New York has received numerous honors, including an Obie Award, an Innovative Theatre Award, a New York City Mayor's Award for Arts & Culture, and a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre. For more information, please visit

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