CSC to Welcome Kathryn Grody in FALLING APART...TOGETHER This Month

Classic Stage Company with terraNOVA Collective in association with The Public Theater, will present two-time Obie Award-winning actress Kathryn Grody in Falling Apart....Together for four evenings in April at CSC (136 East 13th Street). In this one-woman show, Grody strives to be the predictable anchor among rambunctious sons, big personalities, and clashes between who you thought you would grow up to be and who you have become. This brilliant and explosively emotional new one-woman show is as brutally funny as it is brutally honest about what it means to be alive and present in the chaos of today's domestic possibilities. Written by Grody and directed by Timothy Near, Falling Apart...Together will be performed April 19, 20, 26 and 27 only.

All tickets are $15 and are available at www.classicstage.org or by calling (212) 352-3101 / 866-811-4111 or at the box-office at 136 East 13th Street (between Third and Fourth Avenues).

Kathryn Grody: Memorable Off-Broadway Plays: Canary, I Feel Your Pain (Performance Art Biennial), My Inner Soul, Victoria Robert's Cartoon (Dixon Place), In The Crossing, Ecstacy. Off-Broadway: Fishing, Top Girls, Nasty Rumors and Final Remarks, Museum, 49 Years, Endgame (with Alvin Epstein), The Oak Tree, Seven Jewish Children, The Woman Who Lost Her Head, The Penetration Play, A Model Apartment. Broadway: Scapino. Playwrights: Donald Margolies, Tina Howe, Christopher Durang, Michael Weller, Susan Miller, Caryl Chruchill, Winter Miller, Tim Crouch, Zuzka Kurtz, Liz Magic Laser, Teresa Rebeck, Liz Swados, Andrea Kuchlewska, Leila Buck, Ed Napier, Charline Spektor. Directors: Evan Cabnet, Peter Gill, Max Stafford-Clark, Liz Magic Laser, Rachel Chavkin, Michael Barakeeva, Josh Hect, Estelle Parsons, Jerry Zaks, Charlotte Moore, Jack Hofsis, Timothy Near. Film: Harry and Walter Go To New York, The Lemon Sisters, Another Woman, Reds, Men With Guns, Limbo. TV: "The Sunset Gang" with Uta Hagen, "Execution of Private Slovak" with Martin Sheen. Nominated for a Drama Desk Award for her three-character solo show, A Mom's Life. Obie Awards for The Marriage of Bette and Boo and Top Girls, all at the Public Theatre. She is an advisory member of The Team and a Usual Suspect with NYTW.

Timothy Near (Director) directed playwright/actress Kathryn Grody's A Mom's Life at The Public Theatre in 1990 and later at the Tiffany Theatre in L.A. She has directed at Repertory Theatre of St Louis, California Shakespeare Theatre, Arizona Theatre Co., The Guthrie, Berkeley Rep, Alliance Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, La Jolla Playhouse, Ford's Theatre in D.C., Union Square Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse,The Intiman, Center Rep, Dance Mission, A Contemporary Theatre and Portland Center Stage. She has directed opera at Opera San Jose. In 2008 she concluded 22 years as Artistic Director of San Jose Repertory Theatre during which time she contributed significant leadership to the design and building of a new theatre facility and led the company to be among the most respected and artistically adventurous resident theatres in the country. Near is also an actress and the recipient of an Obie Award for her performance in Still Life by Emily Mann. She has acted Off-Broadway, regionally and with the National Theatre of the Deaf and for many years she was a guest artist on Sesame Street. She is the recipient of The Woman of Achievement Award in the Arts given by the SJ Mercury News and The Janet Gray Hayes Award for Women in Leadership.

Classic Stage Company is the award-winning Off-Broadway theatre committed to re-imagining the classical repertory for contemporary audiences. For more than 45 years, CSC has been a home for New York's finest established and emerging artists to grapple with the great works of the world's repertory that speak directly to the issues of today. CSC serves an average of 35,000 audience members annually, including more than 4,000 students through its nationally-recognized education programs. Recent productions include: Turgenev's A Month in the Country with Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling; Rodgers & Hammerstein's Allegro; Brecht's The Caucasian Chalk Circle with Christopher Lloyd, and Galileo with F. Murray Abraham; Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Passion with Melissa Errico, Judy Kuhn and Ryan Silverman; Chekhov's Ivanov with Ethan Hawke, The Cherry Orchard with Dianne Wiest and John Turturro, Three Sisters with Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jessica Hecht, Juliet Rylance and Peter Sarsgaard, Uncle Vanya with Maggie Gyllenhaal, Denis O'Hare and Peter Sarsgaard, and The Seagull with Dianne Wiest and Alan Cumming; David Ives' The Heir Apparent, Venus in Fur with Nina Arianda (Broadway transfer 2011/2012, Tony Award nom., Best Play), The School for Lies with Hamish Linklater, and New Jerusalem with Richard Easton; Unnatural Acts, conceived by Tony Speciale; Anne Carson's An Oresteia; and Shakespeare's The Tempest with Mandy Patinkin, A Midsummer Night's Dream with Bebe Neuwirth, and Richard III, Richard II and Hamlet with Michael Cumpsty. CSC productions have been cited repeatedly by all the major Off-Broadway theatre awards: Obie, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, and the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Body of Work.

terraNOVA Collective is devoted to nurturing distinct, innovative theatrical voices, and maintaining a global perspective in all facets of our art. We are dedicated to cultivating environments where the art of storytelling thrives and actively seek stages for our ever-expanding theatrical collective. terraNOVA gives voice to hundreds of emerging and established artists annually, providing a forum for bold, controversial, and challenging theatrical stories from first draft to full production. Recent productions include Social Security by Christina Masciotti, Wink by Jen Silverman, and P.S. Jones and the Frozen City by Robert Askins, and development of new work by Halley Feiffer, Matthew Paul Olmos, Leah Nanako Winkler, and Anna Ziegler through our Groundbreakers Playwrights Group. terraNOVA Collective is currently presenting Underland by Alexandra Collier at 59E59 Theaters through April 25th.

For further information on Classic Stage Company, call (212) 352-3101, visit the theatre in person at 136 East 13th Street, or go to www.classicstage.org

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