Stockard Channing And Robert Sean Leonard Lead Industry Presentation Of Devlin Elliott's BROKEN, Directed By Teddy Bergman
Broken, a new play by Devlin Elliott, will have an industry presentation today, February 8, in New York City. Directed by Teddy Bergman (KPOP, Empire Travel Agency), the cast is led by three-time Emmy and Tony Award winner Stockard Channing and Tony Award winner Robert Sean Leonard who star as a birth-mother and son reunited after decades apart.
How do you confront the demons of your past? Especially when your past is still very much alive. In Broken, Vincent is visiting his birth-mother for the first time after being given up for adoption when he was seven. He's been waiting over 40 years to know "why" from a woman who has no interest in reliving the past. A funny and heart-breaking emotional tug of war between past and present, truth and deception, healing and being broken.
This invitation-only reading will take place at the MTC Rehearsal Studios (311 West 43rd Street).
Devlin Elliott was the Writer in Residence at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Playwrights Conference with Broken in 2017. He is the recipient of the 2019 César Egido Serrano Foundation award. His children's picture book series Naughty Mabel and Naughty Mabel Sees It All are published by Simon & Schuster. Elliott is also a Tony-nominated Broadway/Off-Broadway/West End Producer. Broadway: Ragtime, Deuce (starring Angela Lansbury), Master Class (starring Tyne Daly.) West End: Afraid of the Dark and the revival of Master Class. Off-Broadway and Regional: White Rabbit, Red Rabbit (Westside Theatre), Unusual Acts of Devotion (Philadelphia Theater Company and La Jolla), and American Fiesta (Vineyard Theater).
Teddy Bergman is a Drama Desk nominated director, producer, and actor. As the Artistic Director of acclaimed immersive theater company Woodshed Collective, he has co-conceived and directed many productions including: Twelve Ophelias, The Confidence Man, The Tenant, the critically acclaimed Empire Travel Agency and recently the hit immersive musical KPOP (2018 Winner of Lortel Award for Outstanding New Musical, 2018 Richard Rodgers Award Winner, 2018 Outstanding Theatrical Experience Award from Off-Broadway Alliance and recipient of over 20 Award Nominations including 7 Drama Desk Nominations). His work as a director has also been seen at Manhattan Theater Club, The Public Theater, New York Theatre Workshop, Ars Nova, Ma-Yi Theater Company, Portland Center Stage, Columbia University, Primary Stages, The Vineyard Arts Project, Space on Ryder Farm, Clubbed Thumb, and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater.