Dave Quay Receives Classic Stage Company's 2014 Tichler Grant

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Classic Stage Company has announced that Dave Quay, who appeared in the company's recent production of David Ives' The Heir Apparent, is this year's recipient of the Rosemarie Tichler Fund grant. The Fund was established in 2010 with the mission to assist young actors who have appeared at CSC and who have recently made the transition from their training into the profession. The $3,000 grant can be used by the young artist to continue training or to offset loans they may have incurred while studying their craft. With the grant, CSC hopes to make a difference in the lives of young actors at the start of their careers as well as to heighten awareness in the community to the specific needs of actors. The recipient was selected by a panel of judges which included Rosemarie Tichler, CSC Artistic Director Brian Kulick and CSC Casting Director James Calleri.

Originally from the mountains of New Hampshire, Dave Quay is a NY-based actor and filmmaker. He has appeared in NY and regionally with theaters including The Mint, CTC, Studio Tisch, Alliance, Out of Hand, Synchronicity, Aurora, Theater Emory and others. He has worked on TV/film as an actor (Drop Dead Diva, The Adventure) and a director (Night on the Lam, Jenny and the Magician). He also performed with Big Apple Circus Clown Care. His original play, Until Next Time, appeared by invitation at the NY Clown Theater Festival. He holds an MFA from NYU Graduate Acting.

Rosemarie Tichler has a long legacy of identifying and nurturing new generations of young actors and is committed to their future well-being. Tichler was the Artistic Producer of The New York Shakespeare Festival/The Public Theater from 1991 to September 2001 where she worked on over 40 productions including The Skriker by Caryl Churchill, Simpatico by Sam Shepard, Venus by Suzan-Lori Parks and George Wolfe's production of The Tempest at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park.

Prior to 1991, Ms. Tichler was Head of Casting (1975-1991) at The Public for Joseph Papp where she cast over 150 plays, including such landmark productions as Andrei Serban's The Cherry Orchard, Richard Foreman's Threepenny Opera and Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girls.

Ms. Tichler founded The Shakespeare Lab: an intensive program for actors in Shakespeare performance. Prior to working at The Public, she was Associate Director for Artistic Services at Theatre Communications Group, the national service organization for the country's not-for-profit theaters from 1972-74 and its Casting Director before that from 1969-71. Ms. Tichler has been teaching for New York University's Graduate Acting Program for over 20 years. She has also done workshops at major actor training programs around the country including The Juilliard School, The Actors Center, Yale Drama School and the MFA program in Acting at Columbia. Ms. Tichler is the co-author with Barry Jay Kaplan of Actors At Work (2007) and The Playwright At Work (2012).

Tax-deductible donations can be made to The Rosemarie Tichler Fund by calling (212) 677-4210 x 12, by visiting online at www.classicstage.org/tichlerfund or by mailing a check to Classic Stage Company, Attention: The Rosemarie Tichler Fund, 136 East 13th Street, New York, NY 10003. Please make checks payable to Classic Stage Company.

CSC is the award-winning Off-Broadway theatre committed to re-imaging the classical repertory for a contemporary American audience. Founded in 1967, CSC uses works of the past as a way to engage in the issues of today. Highly respected and widely regarded as a major force in American theatre, it has become the home to New York's finest established and emerging artists, the place where they gather to grapple with the great works of the world's repertory from Sophocles to Sondheim. CSC has been cited repeatedly by all the major Off-Broadway theater awards: Obies, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League and the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Body of Work.

CSC's 2014/2015 season begins in October with Rodgers & Hammerstein's ALLEGRO, directed by Tony Award-winner John Doyle. ALLEGRO marks the second installment of CSC's Musical Theater Initiative, which launched in 2013 with the company's hugely-successful production of Sondheim and Lapine's Passion, also directed by Doyle. The season continues in January as acclaimed actor Peter Sarsgaard returns to CSC starring in Shakespeare's HAMLET, directed by Austin Pendleton. In May 2015 the season concludes with Chris Noth starring in Christopher Marlowe's DOCTOR FAUSTUS, directed by Andrei Belgrader (CSC's The Cherry Orchard). Subscriptions for the 2014/2015 Season are currently on sale. Visit classicstage.org for details.

CSC recently concluded its 2013/2014 Season which featured Romeo & Juliet, starring Elizabeth Olsen and continued with The Last Two People On Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville, performed by Mandy Patinkin and Taylor Mac, directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman. Those were followed by Bertolt Brecht's A Man's A Man, directed by Brian Kulick with new music by Duncan Sheik. The season concluded in May with The Heir Apparent, by David Ives, directed by John Rando.

Past productions include: Brecht's The Caucasian Chalk Circle, starring Christopher Lloyd, with music by Duncan Sheik, directed by Brian Kulick; Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Passion, directed by John Doyle, and starring Melissa Errico, Judy Kuhn and Ryan Silverman; Anton Chekhov's Ivanov, starring Ethan Hawke, Joely Richardson and Juliet Rylance, directed by Austin Pendleton; Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream with Bebe Neuwirth; Brecht's Galileo with F. Murray Abraham; Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard with Dianne Wiest and John Turturro; Chekhov's Three Sisters with Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jessica Hecht, Juliet Rylance and Peter Sarsgaard; David Ives' The School for Lies with Hamish Linklater; Unnatural Acts conceived by Tony Speciale; Ostrovsky's The Forest with Dianne Wiest and John Douglas Thompson; David Ives' Venus in Fur with Nina Arianda (Broadway transfer 2011/2012, Tony Award nom. Best Play); Shakespeare's The Tempest with Mandy Patinkin; Chekhov's Uncle Vanya with Maggie Gyllenhaal, Denis O'Hare and Peter Sarsgaard; Anne Carson's An Oresteia; Chekhov's The Seagull with Dianne Wiest and Alan Cumming; David Ives' New Jerusalem with Richard Easton; Richard III, Richard II and Hamlet with Michael Cumpsty; Yasmina Reza's A Spanish Play with Zoe Caldwell; Steve Martin's adaptation of The Underpants; Philip Glass's In the Penal Colony; Bill Irwin's adaptation of Texts for Nothing; Waiting for Godot with John Turturro, Tony Shalhoub and Christopher Lloyd; Entertaining Mr. Sloane with Brian Murray; Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party with David Strathairn and Faust Parts I and II, directed by CSC founding Artistic Director Christopher Martin.

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