BREEDERS Comedy to Launch New Light Theater Project's NYC Season

BREEDERS Comedy to Launch New Light Theater Project's NYC Season

New Light Theater Project will present The New York premiere of BREEDERS by Dan Giles, directed by Jaki Bradley. BREEDERS begins performances Thursday, September 21 for a limited engagement through Saturday, October 14. Press opening is Wednesday, September 27 at 8 PM.

The performance schedule is Wednesday - Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 3 PM & 8 PM, and Sunday at 7 PM. Performances are at Access Theater (380 Broadway, at White Street, two blocks south of Canal). Tickets are $25. To purchase tickets, visit www.newlighttheaterproject.com.

Dean and Mikey, prepared for ages to have a baby, but now Dean's doubts gnaw at him. Two hamsters, Tyson and Jason, are abruptly pregnant with nine babies, and now Tyson's fears nibble at her. Nobody was planning to eat anyone, but things got out of hand.

Winner of this year's New Light New Voices Award and the 2016 recipient of the Kennedy Center Award for Comic Playwriting, BREEDERS is about the cozy cage of mainstreamed queerness, the surprising variety of things that can fit in one's mouth, and the tender savagery of ordinary devotion.

The cast features Alton Alburo (The Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra GO! Ma-Yi/LaMama); Fernando Gonzalez (Omega Kids for NLTP; Charleses at The Brick); Lea McKenna-Garcia (Two of Us for NLTP; Alabama Shakespeare Festival), and Jacob Perkins (The Inheritance at the New Duke, dir. Stephen Daldry; Miller, Mississippi at Vineyard/Long Wharf, dir. Lee Sunday Evans).

The design team includes Brian Dudkiewicz (scenic design); Oona Curley (lighting design); and Genevieve V. Beller (costume deisgn). The production stage manager is Nikki Castle. The assistant stage manager is Lindsey Hurley. The technical director is ToniAnne DiFilippo. Nick Walsh is the line producer.

Dan Giles' (playwright) plays have been performed or developed at Ensemble Studio Theatre, the Kennedy Center, FaultLine Theater (San Francisco), The New York Fringe, Dixon Place, the Great Plains Theatre Conference (2014 & 2016), and others. Awards include the Kennedy Center ACTF's Mark Twain Prize, the American Repertory Theater's Phyllis Anderson Prize, and an Alfred P. Sloan Screenwriting Award. He's a graduate of the MFA program at Carnegie Mellon, where he studied with Rob Handel, and a member of Youngblood at Ensemble Studio Theatre.

Jaki Bradley (director) is a Brooklyn-based director of new plays and musicals. Recent projects: Row (Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals), Playing Hot (Gym at Judson), Good Men Wanted (Arena Stage), and I've Been to Sea Before (TONY Critic's Pick). She has developed and presented work with The Public, Williamstown, Soho Rep, Clubbed Thumb, Ars Nova and The Flea. She is an Artist-in-Residence at Ars Nova and a former Drama League Artist-in-Residence, member of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, Williamstown Directing Corps, Lincoln Center Director's Lab, and U.S. Fulbright Scholar. Upcoming: Good Men Wanted at New York Stage and Film.

Founded by Sarah Norris and Michael Aguirre, New Light Theater Project (NLTP) is an ensemble-driven theater company that strives to capture the Little Theater Movement (artistry over commerce; producing new and classic works) in the NYC indie theater community. To accomplish this, NLTP places the ensemble at the center of the process, where all members, regardless of artistic role, bear weight and voice to the stories selected to tell. NLTP devises and develops new work, brings classical texts and revivals to life, and creates a spirit of community for all theatrical collaborations. NLTP illuminates other artists and companies through a network of shared resources, such as The Darkroom Series, while cultivating theatrical partnerships around the world. For more information, visit newlighttheaterproject.com.

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