Cast Complete for Barrow Group's New Adaptation of ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE
Directed by K. Lorrel Manning, ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE begins performances Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the TBG Theatre at The Barrow Group (312 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor) and officially opens Tuesday, March 14, 2017 for a limited run through Saturday, April 1, 2017.
ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE is the world premiere adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's classic about a scientist who takes on his hometown after discovering an environmental catastrophe. Utilizing story theater elements and a revised structure, this adaptation centers on a fundamental question that's as resonant now as ever: Does democracy work?
The cast of ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE will include Jeremy Folmer* (The Unrepeatable Moment), Eliza Foss* ("Indignation"), Mike Giese (A Low Lying Fog), Reade Kelly* (God's Country), Larry Mitchell* (ReEntry), Katherine Neuman* (Dream of a Blacklisted Actor), Martin Van Treuren* (Uncle Vanya), Spiff Wiegand* (War Horse) and Roxanne Wells.
Single tickets for ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE are priced at $25 and $35 and are available at www.barrowgroup.org or by calling OvationTix at 866-811-4111. The performance schedule is as follows: Saturday, March 11 through Tuesday, March 14 at 8pm; Friday, March 17 through Monday, March 20 at 8pm; Friday, March 24 through Monday, March 27 at 8pm; Wednesday, March 29 through Saturday, April 1 at 8pm. Memberships for The Barrow Group 2016/17 Season are also on sale now, beginning at $65. Packages are available online at www.barrowgroup.org.
The Barrow Group's 2016/17 Season began with Mike Leigh's ABIGAIL'S PARTY, a New York Times Critics' Pick, directed by Lee Brock. The season will conclude with Pulitzer finalist Lisa Loomer's (Roe) EXPECTING ISABEL, directed by Seth Barrish, which will begin performances in June 2017.
Throughout the rest of the season, The Barrow Group hosts a variety of community artistic events, including F.A.B.Women@TBG, a Main Stage Reading Series, a Playwrights' Sunday Reading Series, and Student Showcase Productions.
*denotes members of Actors' Equity Association. An AEA Showcase approval pending.
Founded in 1986, The Barrow Group strives to produce theatre that enlightens, inspires, and fosters community, and to help people tell stories simply and spontaneously. We accomplish this by developing and producing new and existing plays with artists from all backgrounds. We also offer performing arts classes sharing specific techniques that maximize spontaneity and clarity to a diverse group of artists, from beginners to professionals. We believe well-told stories energize people to do great things. The Barrow Group has won Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards and has been named one of the top places to study performing arts in New York City by CBS News. Past company members and alumni have won Academy, Emmy, Tony, OBIE, and Lucille Lortel Awards.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
JEREMY FOLMER* is excited to return to The Barrow Group with Enemy of the People, having originated the role of Greg Billing in the 2010 workshop at TBG. He was most recently seen in TBG's production of Unrepeatable Moment directed by Lorrel Manning and Shannon Patterson. Other TBG productions include: Dying City, Art (dir. Lee Brock), Stop Kiss (dir. Lee Brock), The Baby Dance, Short Stuff II, Short Stuff III, The Fear Project (dir. Eric Paeper) and the Fall Feature. Jeremy's most recent film, Have You Seen Calvin? was chosen as the best overall short film in the Chicago film festival November 2016. TV: "All My Children," "Guiding Light," "As the World Turns." Film: Unexpected Company, Karismo's Opening and The Game.
ELIZA FOSS* was most recently seen in the film Indignation (dir. James Schamus). NY Theater includes an earlier workshop of Enemy of the People at The Barrow Group, Heart of the City (Urban Stages), Ten Unknowns (Lincoln Center), Beau Jest (Lamb's Theater), Coriolanus (Public Theater) and Breaking 100 (Gene Frankel). Regional Theater includes: The Mercy Seat (Stamford Theaterworks), Dinner with Friends (Hartford Theatreworks) TV: "Law & Order", "Law & Order SVU." Film: The Lennon Report (dir. Jeremy Prof), Split Ends (dir. Dorothy Lyman).
MIKE GIESE is thrilled to participate in another production at The Barrow Group. He has appeared in the Short Stuff series here at TBG and most recently in A Low Lying Fog by John Yearley. Mike has enjoyed roles in regional productions of The Ruby Sunrise and Spinning Into Butter (Penobscot Theatre), on television ("Nurse Jackie," "As The World Turns"), many commercials and as the yoga instructor Fabien in Grand Theft Auto V. Film credits include the upcoming Life Hack directed by Sloan Copeland and Wet Behind The Ears for which he won the L.I.I.F.E. award for Best Supporting Actor. Keep an ear out for his podcast SpeakGiese wherever pods are cast. (coming soon: speakgiese.com)
Reade Kelly* is an actor from the original Barrow Group. He has appeared on stage in Barrow Group productions of God's Country, Good, Ghost In The Machine, Thy Kingdom's Coming, The Rainmaker, Off The Map. His TV and film credits include "Law and Order," "L&O Criminal Intent," "L&O SVU," "Damages," "Deadline," "House Of Cards," Tadpole, and Malcolm X.
Larry Mitchell* Theater Favorites: ReENTRY (International/National Tour, Actors Theatre of Louisville), A Steady Rain (originated role of Joey), Cheribum, Orange Flower Water, When I Wished I Was Here (solo). Film highlights: The Departed, American Gangster, Brawl in Cell Block 99, Ad Inexplorata, Pollywogs, Blame, Ambition's Debt, Staten Island, Stealing Martin Lane, Happy New Year, The Assassin. TV highlights: "Hostages," "Blue Bloods," "The Detour," "Mysteries of Laura," "Unforgettable," "Elementary," "Person of Interest," "Without a Trace," "Hope & Faith," "ED," "Third Watch," "Queens Supreme," "Law and Order: SVU." Larry is founder of TBGFilm's 48hr Film Festival and Supervising Producer of TBGFilm.
Katherine Neuman* appeared in TBG's 2009 workshop production of Enemy of the People, and is thrilled to be back for this new staging. Other TBG productions include Short Stuff 1 and 2, Dream of a Blacklisted Actor, and F.A.B. Women@TBG's Fast and FAB and According to the Chorus. She has also performed with EST, Soho Rep, The Public Theater, etc., at various regional theaters, and on film and TV. Katherine is a member of the creative writing and English language faculties at Hunter College. She lives in Harlem with her husband and son.
Martin Van Treuren* appeared in TBG's productions of Uncle Vanya, Sonnets For An Old Century, Medal Of Honor Rag and The Beautiful Dark. Broadway: Jekyll & Hyde, Dr.Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas, A Christmas Carol, Me And My Girl, Singin' In The Rain. Off-B'way: The Pirates Of Penzance , Blessing In Disguise, The Miser, Anyone Can Whistle, Allegro. NYC Opera debut (Voltaire/Pangloss) in Candide. REGIONAL: The Old Globe (San Diego), The Alley Theatre (Houston), Capital Rep. (Albany), the Menier Chocolate Factory (London). TV: "The Good Wife," "Forever," "Law & Order SVU," and JEKYLL & HYDE the Musical. www.martinvantreuren.com
ROXANNE WELLS is a junior at Eleanor Roosevelt High School. She has studied Ballet and Modern dance with Ellen Robbins, Peridance, and Alvin Ailey. After taking a range of classes at The Barrow Group including Improv, Scene-Study, and Film/TV, she is so excited to work on her first MainStage production.
Spiff Wiegand* plays over 20 instruments and up to 7 simultaneously. Jimmy Fallon and Brad Pitt have lip-synced to his yodeling. His children's songs were commissioned by and performed at Carnegie Hall. Spiff was caught doing the right thing on TV's What Would You Do?. Besides acting, also performs with multiple bands and plays in pit orchestras. National Tour: War Horse (National Theatre), Fame The Musical Off-Broadway: New York Animals (Bedlam Theatre Company), Much Ado About Nothing (Theatre for a New Audience), Fame on 42nd Street (Little Shubert Theatre) Regional: Ring of Fire (Infinity Theatre Company), Cyrano de Bergerac (Fulton Opera House), Godspell (Walnut Street Theatre), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Goodspeed Opera House). www.SpiffWiegand.com