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Vets and Newbies - Meet the Cast of THIS IS OUR YOUTH, Running Through January on Broadway!

Steppenwolf Theatre Company's new production of Kenneth Lonergan's critically acclaimed This is Our Youth opened on Broadway on September 11, 2014, and runs through January 4, 2015 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). In this production, Michael Cera makes his New York stage debut opposite Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson, which premiered at Steppenwolf in Chicago this past summer, and is directed by Anna D. Shapiro. Scroll down to learn more about the full cast and watch interviews with the company below!

Original music for This is Our Youth is composed by 2014 Grammy Award-winner Rostam Batmanglij, the producer, co-writer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist of the band Vampire Weekend. THIS IS OUR YOUTH has scenic design by Todd Rosenthal, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt, and sound design by Rob Milburn & Michael Bodeen.

Set in New York in 1982, THIS IS OUR YOUTH follows forty-eight hours in the lives of three very lost young souls: Warren (Cera), a dejected nineteen year old who has just stolen $15,000 from his abusive, tycoon father; Dennis (Culkin), his charismatic drug-dealing friend who helps Warren put the stolen money to good use; and Jessica (Gevinson), the anxiously insightful young woman who Warren yearns for. Funny, painful and compassionate, This is Our Youth is a living snapshot of the moment when many young people go out into the world on their own, armed only with the ideas and techniques they developed as teenagers -- far more sophisticated than their parents realize, and far less effectual than they themselves can possibly imagine.


Michael Cera starred in the films Superbad, Juno, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, Year One, Paper Heart, Youth in Revolt, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Crystal Fairy, and Magic Magic. Michael played George-Michael Bluth on the FOX and subsequent Netflix series "Arrested Development," and recently starred alongside John Hawkes, Sally Hawkins, and Catherine Keener in "How and Why," a new Charlie Kaufman pilot for FX.


Stage credits include Kenneth Lonergan's The Starry Messenger, Gina Gionfriddo's After Ashley at the Vineyard Theatre (Obie Award), Eric Bogosian's subUrbia at Second Stage Theatre, and James Lapine's The Moment When at Playwrights Horizons. He has appeared in the films Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Lymelife, Paperman, The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, The Mighty, The Cider House Rules,Margaret (written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan), andIgby Goes Down.


Tavi Gavinson is an actress, writer, and editor-in-chief ofRookie, a website for teenage girls, which she founded in 2011. Last year, she appeared in the film Enough Said, written and directed by Nicole Holofcener, and recently guest-starred on the television series "Parenthood" (NBC). Tavi has written for such publications as The Believer, ELLE, and The Chicago Tribune, and has spoken at TEDxTeen, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Sydney Opera House, the New Yorker Festival, and the Melbourne Writers Festival. Penguin Random House is publishing the third print edition ofRookie in October. Tavi recently graduated from Oak Park and River Forest High School in Illinois.

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