Photo Flash: First Look at OFFICE POLITICS Off-Broadway
OFFICE POLITICS, an explosive new play by Marcy Lovitch, is set to officially open this Thursday, June 11th at 7:30 PM at the June Havoc Theatre, 312 West 36th Street (just west of Eighth Ave.)
In OFFICE POLITICS, when a white male co-worker makes an off-the-cuff racially insensitive remark to his boss's black female assistant, what seems like a harmless joke snowballs, suddenly catapulting the ad sales office of a women's magazine into turmoil. Threats are made, loyalties tested and contrasting beliefs about power, race and class surface, resulting in an explosion of shocking reveals, lies and accusations, ultimately leaving their department in utter shreds.
Under the direction of Aimee Todoroff, the cast of OFFICE POLITICS features Patrice Bell ("Six of One"), Josh Doucette (IRREVERSIBLE), Philip Guerette ("American Genius"), Carson Lee (THE WATER CHILDREN), Molly Lovell (AND MISS REARDON DRINKS A LITTLE), Maria Wolf (THE BALCONY), and Nicholas De Sibio (WORKING OUT WITH LEONA).
Playwright Marcy Lovitch wrote and acted in her one-woman show, DIRTY LAUNDRY, which she performed in the first and second New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC), at New York's Independent Art HERE, the Womankind Festival of One-Woman Shows (One Dream Theater, NYC), and Philadelphia's Womenspeak Festival (Walnut Street Studio Theater). Her plays A BROOKLYN ROMANCE and ODE TO BRADpremiered at Ensemble Studio Theater. Other plays include A HOLLYWOOD ENDING (developed at Primary Stages' Einhorn School of Performing Arts, ESPA), THE GIRL WITH NO MAZEL and screenplays RINI'S 40TH BIRTHDAY and MEDIA DARLING.
Director Aimee Todoroff has performed at venues across the country, was the recipient of the Sinclair Foundation Award for Excellence in Performance and is proud to have been a part of several Obie Award winning productions. She has directed for Primary Stages, The Living Theatre, HERE Arts Center, Writopia Labs, The Westside Theatre, Guild Hall, and The Metropolitan Theatre Company (2011 Obie Grant recipient), and has helmed world premieres of works by Cusi Cram, Daisy Foote and Chris Harcum. Aimee is the co-founder of the independent theatre company Elephant Run District.
Set design for OFFICE POLITICS is by Sandy Yaklin, with costume design by Deanna R Frieman, lighting design by Joshua Benghiat, and sound design by Daniel Spitaliere.
The playing schedule for OFFICE POLITICS is Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 PM, Friday & Saturday at 8 PM, with matinees Saturday at 3 PM and Sunday at 2 PM for a limited engagement through June 20th. Tickets are $18 and are available through www.OfficePoliticsThePlay.com.
OFFICE POLITICS is being presented Off-Broadway by the Long View Theater Company.
Photos by Carol Rosegg
MARIA WOLF, Patrice Bell
CARSON LEE, MARIA WOLF
Patrice Bell, MARIA WOLF and CARSON LEE