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Cast, Creatives Set for Ken Urban's NIBBLER Premiere Off-Broadway

The Amoralists, in association with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, have announced casting and the design team for their world premiere of Ken Urban's NIBBLER, directed by Benjamin Kamine. NIBBLER runs from February 23 - March 18, 2017 in a limited engagement.

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater is located at 224 Waverly Place between Perry & West 11th Streets in New York City. Previews begin February 23 for a February 27 opening.

In the summer of 1992 in Medford, New Jersey, Adam and his gang of friends face life after high school. But when the fivesome encounter a mysterious visitor from another world, their lives are forever changed. A dark comedy about that time when everything and nothing seems possible.

The cast includes Rachel Franco (Eterniday with Witness Relocation, PIX11's "Wonderama"), James Kautz (CBS's "Bull," HBO's "Vinyl," Utility and The Pied Pipers of the Lower East Side with The Amoralists), Elizabeth Lail (NBC's "The Blacklist," ABC's "Once Upon a Time," Freeform's "Dead of Summer"), Matthew Lawler (ABC's "The Family," Netflix's "House of Cards," Broadway's The Three Sisters), Spencer Davis Milford (Broadway's The Winslow Boy, First National Tour of Billy Elliot, In Fields Where They Lay at New Ohio Theatre) and Sean Patrick Monahan (The Vast Machine at Axis Theatre, Little Town Blues at Wild Project).

The design team includes Anshuman Bhatia (Scenic Design), Christian Frederickson (Sound Design), Christina Watanabe (Lighting Design), Lux Haac (Costume Design), Stefano Brancato (Puppet Design), Ken Urban (Original Music), Zach Serafin (Prop Design) and Alfred Schatz (Artistic Charge).

The production team includes Whitney Dearden (Production Stage Manager), Jeremy Duncan Pape (Production Manager), Jeremy Stoller (Dramaturg), Lico Whitfield (Lead Producer), Jessica Kazamel (Associate Producer), Alexandra Campos (Associate Producer), Dana Libbey (Assistant Stage Manager) and Judy Bowman CSA (Casting).

Performances are Thursdays - Saturdays at 8pm with added shows on Sunday 2/26 at 8pm, Monday 2/27 at 8pm, Sunday 3/12 at 2pm and Wednesday 3/15 at 8pm. Tickets are $31 and $16 for students (1 ticket limit with code STU1992, valid ID must be presented at box office), and can be purchased at or by calling 1-866-811-4111. The show contains nudity. Running time is approximately 90 minutes. Post-show panels follow select performances - check website for details.

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Dedicated to an honest expression of the American condition, THE AMORALISTS produce work of no moral judgment. From New York Times' Critics' Pick productions and world premiere work from writers including Adam Rapp, Emily Schwend and Ken Urban, THE AMORALISTS bring audiences stories that are incisive, at times outrageous, and always entertaining. With a cadre of artists known for their raw and visceral performance style, "nobody else weds old-fashioned realist structure to working-class-hero lunacy quite this way" (Time Out New York). Now in their tenth season and third residency at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, "THE AMORALISTS have cemented their reputation as the most promising, crowd-pleasing ensemble to emerge downtown" (The New York Times).

The mission of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater is to present diverse, challenging and provocative plays that might not otherwise be produced and to foster the future voices of the American theater. Unique in its dedication, Rattlestick guarantees a second production to any playwright they take on, regardless of the reception of the first. Rattlestick is a multi-award-winning organization which has produced over ninety world premieres in the past 21 seasons. They have produced the first plays and early works of some of today's leading voices, including Lucy Thurber (The Hilltown Plays), Sheila Callaghan (Everything You Touch), Adam Rapp (The Hallway Trilogy), Craig Wright (The Pavilion), Jesse Eisenberg (The Revisionist), Samuel D. Hunter (The Few), and Annie Baker (The Aliens).

Ken Urban's plays include Sense of an Ending, The Correspondent, A Future Perfect, The Awake, and The Happy Sad. His plays have been produced in New York at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 59E59 Theatres, The Summer Play Festival at The Public, and Studio 42. His work has also been produced at Theatre503 in London, First Floor Theater in Chicago, and SpeakEasy Stage Company in Boston. He has developed new plays at Playwrights Horizons, Huntington Theatre Company, Theatre @ Boston Court, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Donmar Warehouse (London) and The Civilians R&D Group. He wrote the screenplay for the feature-film adaptation of The Happy Sad, which screened internationally at over 25 film festivals, and is now available on iTunes, Hulu and Amazon. His band Occurrence released their latest album The Past Will Last Forever in 2016.

Benjamin Kamine is a Manhattan-based stage director with a focus on new work. His recent credits include the world premieres of Carlyle by Thomas Bradshaw (Goodman Theatre) and A Comedy of Manors by Zoe Samuel (Adirondack Theatre Festival), the New York premiere of Washer/Dryer by Nandita Shenoy (Ma-Yi Theatre Company), and the world premiere of a cautionary tail by Christopher Oscar Pena (Flea Theater). Kamine is an Associate Artist at The Flea Theater and the Resident Director at the Jewish Plays Project. He has developed new work with Ars Nova, Berkeley Rep, Cape Cod Theatre Project, The Civilians, Ensemble Studio Theater, the Goodman Theatre, the Lark, Ma-Yi Theater Company, New York Theatre Workshop, PlayPenn, Playwrights Realm, Primary Stages, and Soho Rep among many others. Academic directing includes Brooklyn College, University of the Arts, and NYU Tisch, where he is an adjunct professor. He has been a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, The Civilians R&D Group, the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, and he was a 14-15 LABA Fellow. Member: SDC.

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