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Photo Flash: Meet the Casts of The Drama League's DirectorFest 2020 Productions of THE LOVER and APPEARANCES

The Drama League presents DirectorFest, the only festival in the United States dedicated to the art of Contemporary Stage directing. The festival series that began January 10, 2020 continues with an with The Lover by Harold Pinter, directed by NJ Agwuna, and Appearances by Tina Howe, directed by Lindsey Hope Pearlman. The limited engagement begins Friday, January 31, 2020 at 7:30pm for three performances through February 1, 2020 at The New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street). Tickets are priced at $45 Premium Seating | $25 General Seating | $20 Drama League/SDC/AEA/DG Members.

The Drama League (Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Director Bevin Ross) presents the 36th annual DirectorFest, the only festival in the United States dedicated to the art of Contemporary Stage directing. DirectorFest began January 10 and concludes on February 4, 2020 at various locations around NYC: The New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street), The Drama League Theater Center (32 Avenue of the Americas), LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (31-10 Thomson Avenue), and Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette Street). For festival details and tickets, visit directorfest.org or call (212) 244-9494 x102. Industry/Theatre Professionals may request tickets by emailing DirectorFest@dramaleague.org.

Nothing is as it seems in this double-bill evening! The Lover, Harold Pinter's playful and provocative exploration of modern marriage, is directed by NJ Agwuna, twisting the boundaries of temptation, fidelity, and judgement.

The three-member cast of The Lover features Greg Brostrom as Richard, Maribel Martinez as Sarah, and Charlie Spillers as John, The Milkman. The Stage Manager is Melanie Aponte. Casting by Erica A. Hart.

Lindsey Hope Pearlman stages Tina Howe's Appearances, a comic meditation on women and self-image in which the search for the perfect dress is eternal... and sometimes, a job for two! As a customer and a sales clerk form an uneasy alliance, they share their hopes, dreams, and a secret plan for a very important occasion.

The two-member cast features LaVon Fisher-Wilson as Grace, and Kerry Ipema as Ivy. The Stage Manager is Arielle Goldstein. Casting by Stephen DeAngelis.

Tickets are priced at $45 Premium Seating | $25 General Seating | $20 Drama League/SDC/AEA/DG Members (a post-show talkback with the director will follow the Saturday matinee performance). Tickets may be purchased ticket by visiting directorfest.org or by calling (212) 244-9494 x102.

Photo Credit: Brian Gustavson

Photo Flash: Meet the Casts of The Drama League's DirectorFest 2020 Productions of THE LOVER and APPEARANCES
Lindsey Hope Pearlman (Director, Appearances), NJ Agwuna (Director, The Lover)

Photo Flash: Meet the Casts of The Drama League's DirectorFest 2020 Productions of THE LOVER and APPEARANCES
NJ Agwuna (Director, The Lover)

Photo Flash: Meet the Casts of The Drama League's DirectorFest 2020 Productions of THE LOVER and APPEARANCES
The cast of The Lover - Charlie Spillers, Maribel Martinez, Greg Brostrom

Photo Flash: Meet the Casts of The Drama League's DirectorFest 2020 Productions of THE LOVER and APPEARANCES
NJ Agwuna, Maribel Martinez, Charlie Spillers, Greg Brostrom

Photo Flash: Meet the Casts of The Drama League's DirectorFest 2020 Productions of THE LOVER and APPEARANCES
Lindsey Hope Pearlman (Director, Appearances)

Photo Flash: Meet the Casts of The Drama League's DirectorFest 2020 Productions of THE LOVER and APPEARANCES
The Cast of Appearances - Kerry Ipema, LaVon Fisher-Wilson

Photo Flash: Meet the Casts of The Drama League's DirectorFest 2020 Productions of THE LOVER and APPEARANCES
Kerry Ipema, Lindsey Hope Pearlman, LaVon Fisher-Wilson

Photo Flash: Meet the Casts of The Drama League's DirectorFest 2020 Productions of THE LOVER and APPEARANCES
The Full Company a?" Gabriel Stelian-Shanks (Artistic Director), LaVon Fisher-Wilson, Kerry Ipema, Lindsey Hope Pearlman, NJ Agwuna, Maribel Martinez, Charlie Spillers, Greg Brostrom, Ali Skye Bennet (Artistic Line Producer)

 


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