ANOTHER AMERICAN: ASKING AND TELLING Begins Tonight At The DR2 Theatre
Producer Daryl Roth presents Obie, Helen Hayes and GLAAD award-winner Marc Wolf's solo show Another American: Asking and Telling at the DR2 Theatre (103 E. 15th Street, NYC). Performances begin today, Monday July 12, and run through August 30, 2010. A portion of the proceeds will support various charitable organizations including The Elton John AIDS Foundation (July 12), GHMC (July 19th) and Servicemembers Legal Defense Networks (August 16).
With original direction by Joe Mantello, Another American: Asking and Telling takes the audience on a national tour of sexual politics, the American military, sanctioned discrimination, and its human fallout. Distilled from over one hundred and fifty interviews with straight, gay and lesbian military personnel (from World War II veterans to anonymous servicemembers serving today), in addition to civil rights lawyers, federal judges, professors and politicians, Wolf portrays a community of characters struggling with the government's ban on gays and lesbians in the armed forces.
Tickets for Another American: Asking and Telling are $50 and can be purchased at www.telecharge.com, by calling 212-239-6200 or at the box office of the Daryl Roth Theatre (101 E 15th Street, NYC). For group sales call 646-747-7400. For more information on Another American: Asking and Telling and to follow the cast and creative team, join the Facebook group at www.facebook.com/anotheramerican.
Marc Wolf won an Obie and was nominated for the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for his Off-Broadway performance of Another American: Asking and Telling at The New Group, directed by Joe Mantello. He has also performed Another American at the McCarter Theatre, Mark Taper Forum (Garland Award), Seattle Repertory Theatre, Trinity Repertory Company, The Studio Theatre Washington D.C. (Helen Hayes Award, GLAAD Award), Baltimore Center Stage, About Face Theatre (Jeff Nomination), New Conservatory Theatre (Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award) and New York Stage and Film, among others. Wolf was commissioned by McCarter Theatre and awarded a National Endowment for the Arts/TCG grant to develop his solo show The Road Home: Re-Membering America, which he performed at McCarter Theatre, Huntington Stage Company and Geva Theater. Another American: Asking and Telling is published in Political Stages: Plays that Shaped a Century (Applause Books).
Joe Mantello's directing credits include The Pride, Pal Joey, 9 to 5, November, The Receptionist, The Ritz, Blackbird, Three Days of Rain, The Odd Couple, Glengarry Glen Ross (Tony Nomination), Laugh Whore, Assassins (Tony Award), Wicked, Take Me Out (Tony Award), Frankie and Johnny in the Clair De Lune, A Man of No Importance, Design For Living, Terrence McNally and Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking for San Francisco Opera. The Vagina Monologues, Bash, Another American: Asking and Telling, Love! Valour! Compassion! (Tony Nomination), Proposals, The Mineola Twins, Corpus Christi, Mizlansky/Zilinsky..., Blue Window, God's Heart, The Santaland Diaries, Snakebit, Three Hotels, Imagining Brad. As an actor: Angels in America (Tony Nomination) and The Baltimore Waltz. He is recipient of Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Helen Hayes, Clarence Derwent, Obie and Joe A. Callaway awards. He is a member of Naked Angels and an associate artist at Roundabout Theatre Company.