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Katrina Lenk, Richard Topol, Lenny Wolpe and More Star in Yale Rep's INDECENT World Premiere, Beginning Tonight


Yale Repertory Theatre opens its 2015-16 season with the world premiere of INDECENT, a new play with music, written by Paula Vogel, created by Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman, and directed by Rebecca Taichman, at the University Theatre (222 York Street), tonight, October 2, through October 24. Opening Night is Thursday, October 8. The world premiere of INDECENT is a co-production with La Jolla Playhouse, where it will play November 13-December 10.

INDECENT features music composed by Lisa Gutkin and Aaron Halva, choreography by David Dorfman, music direction by Aaron Halva, scenic design by Riccardo Hernandez, costumes by Emily Rebholz, lighting by Christopher Akerlind, sound by Matt Hubbs, projections by Tal Yarden, dialect coaching by Stephen Gabis, Yiddish consultation by Joel Berkowitz, dramaturgy by Amy Boratko, casting by Tara Rubin Casting, and stage management by Amanda Spooner.

The cast of INDECENT includes Katrina Lenk, Mimi Lieber, Max Gordon Moore, Steven Rattazzi, Richard Topol, Adina Verson, and Lenny Wolpe, and musicians Lisa Gutkin, Aaron Halva, and Travis W. Hendrix.

Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman's deeply moving new play with music is inspired by the true events surrounding the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch's God of Vengeance -- a play seen by some as a seminal work of Jewish culture, and by others as an act of traitorous libel. INDECENT charts the history of an incendiary drama and the path of the artists who risked their careers and lives to perform it.

INDECENT was commissioned by Yale Rep and American Revolutions: The United States History Cycle at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Development and production support are provided by Yale's Binger Center for New Theatre and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. INDECENT is the recipient of a 2015 Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award.

Tickets for INDECENT range from $20-98 and are available online at, by phone at (203) 432-1234, and in person at the Yale Rep Box Office (1120 Chapel Street, at York Street). Student, senior, and group rates are also available.


PAULA VOGEL (PLAYWRIGHT) is Playwright in Residence at Yale Repertory Theatre. Her play How I Learned to Drive received the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Lortel Prize, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and New York Drama Critics Awards for Best Play, as well as her second OBIE Award. Other plays include Don Juan Comes Home from Iraq, The Long Christmas Ride Home, The Mineola Twins, The Baltimore Waltz, Hot 'N' Throbbing, Desdemona, And Baby Makes Seven, The Oldest Profession, and A Civil War Christmas. In 2004-05, she was the playwright in residence at New York's Signature Theatre. TCG has published four books of her work: The Mammary Plays, The Baltimore Waltz and Other Plays, The Long Christmas Ride Home, and A Civil War Christmas. Most recent awards include the Theatre Hall of Fame, Lifetime Achievement Award from the Dramatists Guild, and the 2015 Thornton Wilder Award. She is honored to have two awards to emerging playwrights named after her: the Paula Vogel Award, created by the American College Theatre Festival in 2003, and the Paula Vogel Award in Playwriting, given annually by the Vineyard Theatre since 2007. Ms. Vogel won the 2004 Award for Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the OBIE for Best Play in 1992, the Rhode Island Pell Award in the Arts, the Hull-Warriner Award, The Laura Pels Award, the Pew Charitable Trust Senior Award, a Guggenheim, an AT&T New Plays Award, the Fund for New American Plays, the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Center Fellowship, several National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, the McKnight Fellowship, and the Bunting Fellowship from Radcliffe College. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She was recently awarded a Thirtini from 13P in New York. She has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony, the Double UCross Colony, as well as Yaddo. She has taught for 24 years at Brown University and for five years at Yale School of Drama where she was the Eugene O'Neill Professor of Playwriting. She is honored by Philadelphia Young Playwrights and Quiara Hudes, who is curating the Paula Vogel Mentors Project.

REBECCA TAICHMAN (DIRECTOR) Previous Yale Rep credits include the world premieres of Familiar by Danai Gurira and David Adjmi's The Evildoers and Marie Antoinette. Her Off-Broadway credits include Familiar by Danai Gurira (upcoming, Playwrights Horizons); The Oldest Boy by Sarah Ruhl (Lincoln Center Theater); The Luck of the Irish (LCT3); Stage Kiss, Milk Like Sugar (Playwrights Horizons); Orlando (Classic Stag Company); Orpheus (New York City Opera); Dark Sisters (Music Theater Group, Gotham Chamber Opera); Rappaccini's Daughter (Gotham Chamber Opera); Marie Antoinette (Soho Rep.); The Scene (Second Stage, Humana Festival of New Plays); and Menopausal Gentleman (Ohio Theatre). Regional credits: Sleeping Beauty Wakes, Milk Like Sugar (La Jolla Playhouse); Twelfth Night, Time and the Conways (The Old Globe); Marie Antoinette (A.R.T.); She Loves Me (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); The Winter's Tale (McCarter Theatre Center, Shakespeare Theatre Company); Cymbeline, Twelfth Night, The Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare Theatre Company); Twelfth Night, Sleeping Beauty Wakes (McCarter); Dead Man's Cell Phone and The Clean House (Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company). Upcoming: Indecent at La Jolla Playhouse and The Vineyard Theatre. She received her MFA from Yale School of Drama.

LISA GUTKIN (COMPOSER, MUSICIAN) Grammy-winning Lisa Gutkin is best known as violinist, vocalist, and composer for the Klezmatics, and recently for her work in Sting's Broadway production The Last Ship. As an actress/musician/ composer she has appeared in Sex and the City, Hava Nagila (The Movie), The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground, and Seeing Is Believing by Dutch choreographer Maggie Boogaart. Lisa's compositions include the score for Mabou Mines' Song for New York: What Women Do While Men Sit Knitting, a multi-ethnic folk opera, directed by Ruth Maleczech, and songs with lyrics by Woody Guthrie, Maggie Dubris, and Anne Sexton. She records and performs with an immense array of artists and has appeared on The Conan O'Brien Show, A Prairie Home Companion, World Cafe, Mountain Stage, etc. Lisa is a MacDowell Artist Fellow, has released an instructional DVD called Play Klezmer Fiddle! on Homespun Tapes, and is soon to release the first of three collections of newly composed songs and compositions.

AARON HALVA (COMPOSER, MUSIC DIRECTOR, MUSICIAN) Raised amongst polkas and hymns in Iowa, Aaron has since studied music in Cuba, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Greece, and Spain. His previous work at Yale Rep includes Dario Fo's Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Molière's A Doctor in Spite of Himself, and Goldoni's The Servant of Two Masters, all directed by Christopher Bayes. New York theatre credits include Red Noses by Peter Barnes, Four by Feydeau, The Bourgeois Gentleman, The Molière One Acts, Monsieur de Pourceaugnac, The Love of Three Oranges by Carlo Gozzi (The Juilliard School); The Imaginary Invalid by Molière, The New Place by Carlo Goldoni, We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay! by Dario Fo, and a new adaptation of Molière's The Reluctant Doctor of Love (New York University's Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Acting Program). Regional credits include The Servant of Two Masters (Guthrie Theater, ArtsEmerson, The Shakespeare Theatre Company, and Seattle Rep), A Doctor in Spite of Himself (Intiman Theatre, Berkeley Rep), and The Molière Impromptu (Trinity Rep). International: Ballywoonde (Edinburgh Fringe Festival). Film: Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, as leader and arranger for Cuban music group Nu D'Lux.

DAVID DORFMAN (CHOREOGRAPHER), artistic director of his vainly named company since 1987, is also Professor of Dance and Chair at Connecticut College since 2004. He has received a Guggenheim fellowship, four NEA fellowships, a New York Dance and Performance Bessie Award, and a Barrymore Award in Philadelphia for Best Choreography on Green Violin, his first collaboration with Rebecca Taichman. 2014-15 brought David Dorfman Dance to Armenia, Tajikistan, and Turkey via the State Department, DanceMotion USA, and Brooklyn Academy of Music, where DDD has appeared in three Next Wave Festivals. David also tours a serio-comic evening, Live Sax Acts, with long-time collaborator, Dan Froot.

RICCARDO HERNANDEZ (SCENIC DESIGNER) Previous Yale Rep productions include the world premieres of David Adjmi's Marie Antoinette and The Evildoers, both directed by Rebecca Taichman, and Robert Woodruff's productions of Autumn Sonata and Battle of Black and Dogs. His Broadway credits include The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess; The People in the Picture; Caroline, or Change; Elaine Stritch at Liberty (also National Tour, London); Topdog/Underdog (also London); Bells Are Ringing; Parade (Tony, Drama Desk nominations); Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk (also National Tour, Japan); and The Tempest. He has designed over 200 productions in the US and internationally at The Public Theater, Lincoln Center Theater, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York Theatre Workshop, Manhattan Theatre Club, Second Stage Theatre, Atlantic Theater Company, Guthrie Theater, Goodman Theatre, American Repertory Theater, Mark Taper Forum, Lyric Opera of Chicago, New York City Opera, San Francisco Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Santa Fe Opera, London's National Theater, Old Vic, English National Opera/Young Vic, Royal Court, Centre Dramatique Orleans (France), Theater an der Wien (Vienna), and Det Norske Teatret (Oslo). He is a graduate of Yale School of Drama and a visiting lecturer at Princeton University.

EMILY REBHOLZ (COSTUME DESIGNER) Broadway credits include If/Then, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Recent Off-Broadway: The Tempest, Into the Woods (The Public Theater/ Shakespeare in the Park); Nice Girl (Labyrinth Theater Company); Pretty Filthy (The Civilians); Our Lady of Kibeho (Signature Theatre); The Who & The What, Stop Hitting Yourself (Lincoln Center Theater); Your Mother's Copy of the Kama Sutra, Mr. Burns (Playwrights Horizons); The Way We Get By, The Substance of Fire, and The Last Five Years (Second Stage). Recent regional theatre work: Dear Evan Hansen (Arena Stage), Morning Star (Cincinnati Opera), and Yardbird (Opera Philadelphia). In addition, she has designed costumes at Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Lincoln Center, Manhattan Theatre Club, Second Stage Theatre, Roundabout Theatre, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Ars Nova, Atlantic Theater Company, The Old Globe, A.R.T., Williamstown Theatre Festival, and The Goodman Theatre. Upcoming: Another Word For Beauty (The Goodman), Don Giovanni (Santa Fe Opera), and La Bohème (Opera Theatre of St. Louis). MFA, Yale School of Drama.

CHRISTOPHER AKERLIND (LIGHTING DESIGNER) Previous Yale Rep productions include Marie Antoinette directed by Rebecca Taichman, The Alchemist directed by John Hirsch, and August Wilson's The Piano Lesson directed by Lloyd Richards. Broadway credits include The Last Ship, Rocky, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, End of the Rainbow, Superior Donuts, Top Girls, 110 in the Shade, Shining City, Rabbit Hole, Talk Radio, Awake and Sing!, Seven Guitars, and The Light in the Piazza (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, and Henry Hewes Awards). His extensive credits in opera include productions at the Boston Lyric, Dallas, Glimmerglass, Hamburg, Houston, Minnesota, New York City, Nissei, and Santa Fe Operas, and over forty-six productions for Opera Theatre of St. Louis, where he was resident lighting designer for twelve years. A graduate of Yale School of Drama, he is the recipient of an OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence in Lighting Design, the Michael Merritt Award for Design and Collaboration, and numerous nominations for the Drama Desk, Lucile Lortel, Outer Critics Circle, and Tony Awards.

MATT HUBBS (SOUND DESIGNER) has recently designed Preludes (LCT3); The Royale, Time and the Conways (The Old Globe); Stage Kiss (Playwrights Horizons); Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (Kazino, Ars Nova); Marie Antoinette (Soho Rep., A.R.T., and Yale Rep); Three Pianos (New York Theatre Workshop, A.R.T.); How We Got On, Death Tax, and A Devil at Noon (Humana Festival of New American Plays); Futura (NAATCO); The Human Scale (The Public Theater); Telephone (Foundry Theatre); Hammock, The Matter of Origins: Tea, Blueprints of Relentless Nature, and 613 Radical Acts of Prayer (Liz Lerman Dance Exchange); and the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. A company member of the TEAM, he has designed The Holler Sessions, RoosevElvis, Mission Drift, Architecting, Particularly in the Heartland, and A Thousand Natural Shocks. He received his BA in Philosophy as a University Scholar at Xavier University.

TAL YARDEN (PROJECTION DESIGNER) has designed video for Swimming in March (Market Theater) directed by Rebecca Taichman; POP! (Yale Rep); Between Worlds (ENO); King Lear (The Public Theater); Distracted (Roundabout Theatre Company); Little Foxes, Liberty City, Kaos, Beast, The Misanthrope (New York Theatre Workshop); Lush Valley, Sounding (HERE Arts Center); Futura (NAATCO); The King Is Dead, Not Garden (Stephen Petronio); Reza Abdoh's Tight Right White and Quotations from a Ruined City. His international designs for director Ivo van Hove include Antigone, Kings of War, The Fountainhead, Cries and Whispers, Antonioni Project, Angels in America, Husbands, Roman Tragedies (Toneelgroep Amsterdam); La Clemenza de Tito, Idomeneo (La Monnaie); Brokeback Mountain (Teatro Real); Der Schatzgräber (De Nederlandse Opera); Macbeth (Opéra de Lyon); and Wagner's Ring Cycle (Vlaamseopera). Upcoming projects include Lazarus by Enda Walsh and David Bowie (New York Theatre Workshop) and The Crucible on Broadway. He is a technology consultant for Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center.

STEPHEN GABIS (DIALECT COACH) Previous Yale Rep productions include Arcadia, These Paper Bullets!, Stones in His Pockets, A Woman of No Importance, Safe in Hell, The People Next Door, The Clean House, The Ladies of the Camellias, and The Way of the World. His Broadway and Off-Broadway credits include Hedwig and the Angry Inch; Outside Mullingar; The Winslow Boy; Transport; Loot; Juno and the Paycock; Once; The Book of Mormon; Tribes; Man and Boy; The 39 Steps; Lombardi; Lend Me a Tenor; A View from the Bridge; Becoming Dr. Ruth; Look Back in Anger; The Weir; The Freedom of the City; Memphis; Jersey Boys; A Day in the Death of Joe Egg; Bluebird; Through a Glass Darkly; The Shaggs; Kin; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark; The Lieutenant of Inishmore; Brighton Beach Memoirs; When the Rain Stops Falling; The Emperor Jones; Doubt; Frozen; Port Authority; Dublin Carol; and Stuff Happens. Selected film and TV credits include Spotlight, Stonewall, Boardwalk Empire, Prime Suspect, Million Dollar Baby, Bernard and Doris, Salt, Across the Universe, Mildred Pierce, The Notorious Bettie Page, and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.

JOEL BERKOWITZ (YIDDISH CONSULTANT) is Director of the Sam and Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies and Professor of Foreign Languages and Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. A historian of the Yiddish theatre and translator of Yiddish drama, he is the author of Shakespeare on the American Yiddish Stage, editor of Yiddish Theatre: New Approaches, and co-editor of Landmark Yiddish Plays and Inventing the Modern Yiddish Stage. He is the co-founder of the Digital Yiddish Theatre Project (, a research group applying Digital Humanities methods and tools to the study and preservation of Yiddish theatre, and is currently researching a book on Yiddish drama and the Holocaust.

AMY BORATKO (PRODUCTION DRAMATURG) is the Literary Manager at Yale Rep and has previously served as dramaturg on the Yale Rep productions of War, The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls, Dear Elizabeth, The Realistic Joneses, Good Goods, Belleville, Autumn Sonata, We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Battle of Black and Dogs, Compulsion, Notes from Underground, A Woman of No Importance, Eurydice, and The Cherry Orchard. Other dramaturgy credits include The Time of Your Life, The Summer People, Romeo and Juliet, The War Is Over (Yale School of Drama), as well as Voice and Vision's ENVISION Retreat at Bard College. She has been a teaching fellow at Yale College and Yale School of Drama and was a managing editor of Theater magazine. A graduate of Rice University, she received her MFA in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism from Yale School of Drama.

TARA RUBIN CASTING (CASTING DIRECTOR) has been casting at Yale Rep since 2004. Selected Broadway: School of Rock; Bullets Over Broadway; Aladdin; A Time To Kill; Big Fish; The Heiress; One Man, Two Guvnors (US Casting); Ghost; How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying; Promises, Promises; A Little Night Music; Billy Elliot; Shrek; Guys and Dolls; The Farnsworth Invention; Young Frankenstein; The Little Mermaid; Mary Poppins; LES MISERABLES; Spamalot; Jersey Boys; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; The Producers; Mamma Mia!; The Phantom of the Opera; Contact. Off-Broadway: Love, Loss, and What I Wore; Old Jews Telling Jokes. Regional: The Kennedy Center, La Jolla Playhouse, Dallas Theater Center, The Old Globe, Westport Country Playhouse, Bucks County Playhouse. Film: Lucky Stiff, The Producers.

AMANDA SPOONER (STAGE MANAGER) is honored to return to Yale Rep, having previously worked on Marie Antoinette, Death of a Salesman, and Happy Now?. Recent credits include An Octoroon at Theatre for a New Audience; 10 Out of 12, Marie Antoinette, and An Octoroon at Soho Rep.; Luck of the Irish and Mr. Joy at LCT3; While I Yet Live at Primary Stages; and Sing for Your Shakespeare at Westport Country Playhouse. Amanda is a graduate of Yale School of Drama and also serves as the Development and Producing Associate at Transport Group Theatre Company.

LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE (CO-PRODUCER) The Tony Award-winning La Jolla Playhouse is internationally-renowned for creating some of the most exciting and adventurous work in American theatre, through its new play development initiatives, its innovative Without Walls series, artist residencies, and commissions, including BD Wong, Daniel Beaty, and Kirsten Greenidge. Currently led by Artistic Director Christopher Ashley and Managing Director Michael S. Rosenberg, the Playhouse was founded in 1947 by Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, and Mel Ferrer, and reborn in 1983 under the artistic leadership of Des McAnuff, La Jolla Playhouse has had 25 productions transfer to Broadway, garnering 35 Tony Awards, among them Jersey Boys, Memphis, The Who's Tommy, Big River, as well as Billy Crystal's 700 Sundays and the Pulitzer Prize-winning I Am My Own Wife, both fostered as part of the Playhouse's Page To Stage Program. Visit


TRAVIS W. HENDRIX (MUSICIAN) is a multi-instrumentalist and composer based in the San Francisco Bay area. Although not traditionally educated, Travis has been taught by a host of great musicians, and most recently studied under clarinetist and composer Ben Goldberg. Travis's versatility has found him playing intimate clubs with jazz combos, music festivals with indie rock bands, Jewish delis with klezmer groups, street performances with brass bands, and on-stage theatre productions. Travis will be releasing an album of his own compositions in 2016.

KATRINA LENK is a stage and film actor as well as a musician. She has been on Broadway in Once (Reza), Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark (Arachne), and The Miracle Worker. Her regional theatre credits include Margaret in iWitness (Mark Taper Forum), Anna in Lost Land (Steppenwolf Theatre), and Linda Lovelace in Lovelace: A Rock Opera. Her film and television credits include Evol: The Theory of Love, Look Away, FracKtured, Crime Fiction, Elementary, and The Blacklist, among others. She is a co-creator of the web series Miss Teri and is a member of several bands including her own, mox phinx.

MIMI LIEBER Broadway: Act One (Lincoln Center Theater), Brooklyn Boy, and I'm Not Rappaport (revival). Off-Broadway: Distracted (Roundabout). Regional: Two Things You Don't Talk About at Dinner (Denver Center Theatre); Persephone, The Sisters Rosensweig (Huntington Theatre Company); We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay! (Long Wharf); Taking Sides, The Greeks, Love Council, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress (Odyssey); Leon & Lena (and lenz) (Guthrie Theater); Figaro Gets a Divorce (La Jolla Playhouse); Sirens (Humana Festival of New American Plays); Potested (Stages); Much Ado About Nothing, Othello (L.A. Shakespeare Festival); U.S. Comedy Arts Festival w/E.S.T. (winner, Best of Festival); Los Angeles Theatre Center; Taper, Too; Ford's Theatre, and The Kennedy Center. National tour: The Heidi Chronicles. Film and television includes The Thing About My Folks; Arranged; Cold Souls; Permanent Midnight; Bulworth; Corrina, Corrina; Wilder Napalm; Just Another Story; The Sopranos; Law & Order; Medium; Friends; The Practice; Seinfeld; ER; The X-Files; NYPD Blue; Judging Amy; Early Edition; and L.A. Law. Her choreography credits include the Broadway productions Act One, The Snow Geese (Manhattan Theatre Club), and The Merchant of Venice; Cymbeline, The Comedy of Errors, As You Like It (Callaway nomination), The Merchant of Venice, All's Well That Ends Well, Twelfth Night (The Public Theater/Shakespeare in the Park); and twenty-six national commercials.

MAX GORDON MOORE appeared at Yale Rep in last season's productions of Tom Stoppard's Arcadia and Bertolt Brecht's The Caucasian Chalk Circle. Other recent credits include Time and the Conways (The Old Globe); Don Juan in Hell (Project Shaw); The Master Builder with John Turturro (Brooklyn Academy of Music); Relatively Speaking on Broadway; Man and Superman, It's A Wonderful Life (Irish Repertory Theatre); and The American Song Project (Flea Theater). Regional theatre includes Tragedy: A Tragedy (Berkeley Rep); The Seagull (Cleveland Playhouse); Richard III, As You Like It, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Merchant of Venice (California Shakespeare Theater); Bach at Leipzig (A Contemporary Theatre); John Bull's Other Island (Geva Theatre); Pleasure and Pain (Magic Theatre); Private Jokes, Public Places (Aurora Theatre); Learned Ladies, The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Texas Shakespeare Festival); and Family Alchemy (Traveling Jewish Theatre). Film and television: Gods Behaving Badly, The Terrors of Basket-Weaving, Madam Secretary, and The Good Wife. MFA, Yale School of Drama, Herschel Williams Prize in Acting.

STEVEN RATTAZZI previously appeared at Yale Rep in David Adjmi's Marie Antoinette directed by Rebecca Taichman. New York: City Of (Playwrights Realm); Adjmi's Stunning (Lincoln Center's LCT3); Galileo with F. Murray Abraham, The Tempest with Mandy Patinkin, Age of Iron directed by Brian Kulick (Classic Stage Company); The Tempest, Dinner Party directed by David Herskovits (Target Margin); Spy Garbo, directed by Paul Zimet (3LD); Taylor Mac's Walk Across America for Mother Earth (La MaMa E.T.C.); Henry V with Liev Schrieber (The Public Theater); Painted Snake on a Painted Chair (OBIE Award, Talking Band); McGurk (Elevator Repair Service); The Fourth Sister directed Lisa Peterson (Vineyard Theatre); and Richard Foreman's Samuel's Major Problems (Ontological Theater at St. Mark's). Regional: The School for Wives (Two River Theater, NJ); The Lovesong of J. Robert Oppenheimer directed by Mark Wing-Davey (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park). Film and television: The Family (Luc Besson) and Dr. Orpheus on The Venture Brothers.

RICHARD TOPOL just finished a run on Broadway in Larry David's Fish in the Dark. Previous Broadway appearances include the Tony Award-winning revivals of The Normal Heart and Awake and Sing!, The Merchant of Venice with Al Pacino, Cymbeline, The Country Girl, The School for Scandal, and Julius Caesar with Denzel Washington. Off-Broadway he has appeared in Regrets (Manhattan Theatre Club); Bronx Bombers, Opus (Primary Stages); When the Rain Stops Falling (Lincoln Center Theater); King Lear, Twelfth Night, The Winter's Tale (The Public Theater); Hamlet (Theatre for a New Audience); as well as new plays at The New Group, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Soho Rep., Naked Angels, and Playwrights Horizons. His film and television credits include Lincoln, Mickey Blue Eyes, Party Girl, Path to Paradise, Indignation (upcoming), The Great Gilly Hopkins (upcoming), The Good Wife, Elementary, Person of Interest, all of the Law & Order series, Ed, Gilmore Girls, The Drew Carey Show, and recurring roles on The Practice, Covert Affairs, and Perception. He holds an MFA from NYU and is a two-time Drama Desk Award winner, a New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect, a Fox Fellowship recipient, and a proud member of Actors Equity.

ADINA VERSON previously appeared at Yale Rep in Tom Stoppard's Rough Crossing and Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. Other recent credits include As You Like It (Shakespeare Theatre Company), The Servant of Two Masters directed by Christopher Bayes (Guthrie Theatre, Seattle Rep, ArtsEmerson), 4000 Miles (Cincinnati Playhouse), HIM (Primary Stages), and Machine Makes Man, which she co-created with Michael McQuilken (Amsterdam Fringe, Best International Performance; National Arts Festival of South Africa). Television: Miriam Setrakian in The Strain (FX) and Deadbeat (Hulu). MFA, Yale School of Drama.

LENNY WOLPE appeared on Broadway in Bullets Over Broadway, Wicked (the Wizard, a role he created in the Los Angeles workshops), The Drowsy Chaperone, The Sound of Music, Mayor, Into the Light, Copperfield, and Onward Victoria. Other New York credits include starring in the recent premiere of The New York Spring Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall with Derek Hough and the incomparable Rockettes and the original company of Old Jews Telling Jokes. National tour credits include Wicked, Little Shop of Horrors, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and Guys and Dolls. Regional: Captain Andy in Showboat (Goodspeed Musicals), She Loves Me (Westport County Playhouse), Herbie opposite Betty Buckley in Gypsy (Papermill Playhouse), The Baker opposite Alice Ripley in The Baker's Wife, as well as productions at St. Louis Rep, Denver Center Theatre, McCarter Theatre, Pioneer Theatre Company, Pasadena Playhouse, Delaware Rep., La Mirada, Coconut Grove, Sacramento Music Circus, Pittsburgh CLO, MUNY, Reprise LA, TUTS Houston, and the Hollywood Bowl. Television credits include Baby Talk, You're the One (series regular); as well as nearly 100 guest starring appearances including L.A. Law, Ally McBeal, ER, And The Band Played On, Roseanne, The Golden Girls, and Chappelle's Show.


Yale Repertory Theatre, the internationally celebrated professional theatre in residence at Yale School of Drama, has championed new work since 1966, producing well over 100 premieres-including two Pulitzer Prize winners and four other nominated finalists-by emerging and established playwrights. Twelve Yale Rep productions have advanced to Broadway, garnering more than 40 Tony Award nominations and eight Tony Awards. Yale Rep is also the recipient of the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre.

Established in 2008, Yale's Binger Center for New Theatre has distinguished itself as one of the nation's most robust and innovative new play programs. To date, the Binger Center has supported the work of more than 40 commissioned artists and underwritten the world premieres and subsequent productions of 21 new American plays and musicals at Yale Rep and theatres across the country-including this season's Indecent created by Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman, peerless by Jiehae Park, and The Moors by Jen Silverman.

For more information, including a complete list of Yale Rep commissioned artists, visit

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