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Tad Cooley

 

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  [Off-Broadway]
Playwrights Horizons New York Premiere, 2018
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Tad Cooley News

VIDEO: First Look at Deaf West's THE SOLID LIFE OF SUGAR WATER Photo VIDEO: First Look at Deaf West's THE SOLID LIFE OF SUGAR WATER
by Paul Smith - Sep 24, 2019

Candid, uninhibited and visceral. A Deaf couple's relationship is revealed through their lovemaking in a startlingly intimate portrait of a marriage - made even more intense by Deaf West Theatre's signature performance style combining American Sign Language with spoken English. Deaf West Theatre presents the American premiere of The Solid Life of Sugar Water by Tony Award-winning playwright Jack Thorne(Harry Potter and the Cursed Child). Randee Trabitz directs for a Sept. 12 opening at Inner-City Arts in downtown L.A., where performances will continue through Oct 13. Previews take place Sept. 5 through Sept. 8.

BWW Review: Intimate and Sexually Insightful THE SOLID LIFE OF SUGAR WATER by Deaf We Photo BWW Review: Intimate and Sexually Insightful THE SOLID LIFE OF SUGAR WATER by Deaf West
by Shari Barrett - Sep 17, 2019

Deaf West's THE SOLID LIFE OF SUGAR WATER features Sandra Mae Frank (the extraordinary deaf actor who starred as Wendla in all three of their Spring Awakening productions at Inner-City Arts, at the Wallis and on Broadway) as Alice, who uses ASL to communicate along with deaf actor Tad Cooley who portrays Phil, although his character was not written as hearing-impaired in the script. Speaking actors Natalie Camunas and Nick Apostolina give voice to Alice and Phil's most private thoughts, both in and out of bed, by shadowing the actors and often portraying other characters being described during Alice and Phil's ASL conversations, with the quartet's true partnership presenting both characters visually and verbally to perfection.

Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of THE SOLID LIFE OF SUGAR WATER at Deaf West  Photo Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of THE SOLID LIFE OF SUGAR WATER at Deaf West Theatre?
by Paul Smith - Sep 16, 2019

Deaf West's production of The Solid Life of Sugar Water recently opened and critics were in attendance. Find out what they had to say!

Photo Flash: First Look at Deaf West's THE SOLID LIFE OF SUGAR WATER Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Deaf West's THE SOLID LIFE OF SUGAR WATER
by Stephi Wild - Sep 7, 2019

Candid, uninhibited and visceral. A Deaf couple's relationship is revealed through their lovemaking in a startlingly intimate portrait of a marriage ‚ÄĒ made even more intense by Deaf West Theatre's signature performance style combining American Sign Language with spoken English. Deaf West Theatre presents the American premiere of The Solid Life of Sugar Water by Tony Award-winning playwright Jack Thorne(Harry Potter and the Cursed Child). Randee Trabitz directs for a Sept. 12 opening at Inner-City Arts in downtown L.A., where performances will continue through Oct 13. Previews take place Sept. 5 through Sept. 8.

Deaf West Theatre Presents Jack Thorne's THE SOLID LIFE OF SUGAR WATER Photo Deaf West Theatre Presents Jack Thorne's THE SOLID LIFE OF SUGAR WATER
by Julie Musbach - Aug 13, 2019

Deaf West Theatre presents the American premiere of The Solid Life of Sugar Water by Tony Award-winning playwright Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child).

BWW Review: Craig Lucas' Job-Inspired Drama, I WAS MOST ALIVE WITH YOU, Performed in  Photo BWW Review: Craig Lucas' Job-Inspired Drama, I WAS MOST ALIVE WITH YOU, Performed in Both Spoken English and ASL
by Michael Dale - Sep 25, 2018

The press script provided to critics reviewing Craig Lucas' somber and overstuffed drama, I WAS MOST ALIVE WITH YOU, specifies that the play 'was created to be performed by Deaf and hearing actors for Deaf and hearing audiences' and that all productions 'must provide full access for hearing and Deaf audiences at all performances.'

Playwrights Horizons Presents Craig Lucas's I WAS MOST ALIVE WITH YOU Photo Playwrights Horizons Presents Craig Lucas's I WAS MOST ALIVE WITH YOU
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2018

Playwrights Horizons (Artistic Director Tim Sanford, Managing Director Leslie Marcus)kicks off its 2018-2019 season of "topicality and risk" (The New York Times) with the New York premiere of three-time Tony Award nominee Craig Lucas' I Was Most Alive with You, August 31 - October 14in the Mainstage Theater at Playwrights Horizons (416 West 42nd Street). Inspired by the Book of Job,Lucas' play begins at an often-humorously fraught Thanksgiving dinner and explodes onto emotionally and philosophically expansive terrain, as one character attempts to grasp the narratives of his and his loved ones' lives while they slip far beyond anyone's control. Director Tyne Rafaeli (The Rape of the Sabine Women by Grace B. Matthias, Actually) and Director of Artistic Sign Language Sabrina Dennison (Santa Sangre, the world premiere of I Was Most Alive with You) stage this production that features two casts simultaneously speaking and signing. Subtitles and intermittent spoken interpretation are included, making I Was Most Alive with You a rare example of a work that is equally accessible to Deaf and hearing audiences.

Playwrights Horizons Opens Live For Five Lottery For I WAS MOST ALIVE WITH YOU Photo Playwrights Horizons Opens Live For Five Lottery For I WAS MOST ALIVE WITH YOU
by Julie Musbach - Aug 20, 2018

Playwrights Horizons will, from today, August 20, through August 22, accept entries for the Live for Five online lottery, giving out $5 tickets to the New York premiere production of Craig Lucas' I Was Most Alive with You. Directed by Tyne Rafaeli with Director of Artistic Sign Language Sabrina Dennison, the production begins performances September 1, and runs through October 14.

Playwrights Horizons Presents Craig Lucas's I WAS MOST ALIVE WITH YOU Photo Playwrights Horizons Presents Craig Lucas's I WAS MOST ALIVE WITH YOU
by Stephi Wild - Jul 31, 2018

Playwrights Horizons (Artistic Director Tim Sanford, Managing Director Leslie Marcus)kicks off its 2018-2019 season of "topicality and risk" (The New York Times) with the New York premiere of three-time Tony Award nominee Craig Lucas' I Was Most Alive with You, August 31 - October 14in the Mainstage Theater at Playwrights Horizons (416 West 42nd Street). Inspired by the Book of Job,Lucas' play begins at an often-humorously fraught Thanksgiving dinner and explodes onto emotionally and philosophically expansive terrain, as one character attempts to grasp the narratives of his and his loved ones' lives while they slip far beyond anyone's control. Director Tyne Rafaeli (The Rape of the Sabine Women by Grace B. Matthias, Actually) and Director of Artistic Sign Language Sabrina Dennison (Santa Sangre, the world premiere of I Was Most Alive with You) stage this production that features two casts simultaneously speaking and signing. Subtitles and intermittent spoken interpretation are included, making I Was Most Alive with You a rare example of a work that is equally accessible to Deaf and hearing audiences.

Playwrights Horizons Opens Online Lottery for First Preview of LOG CABIN Photo Playwrights Horizons Opens Online Lottery for First Preview of LOG CABIN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today for the Live for Five online lottery for $5 tickets to the world premiere of LOG CABIN

Tad Cooley Videos

VIDEO: First Look at Deaf West's THE SOLID LIFE OF SUGAR WATER Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at Deaf West's THE SOLID LIFE OF SUGAR WATER

by Paul Smith - Sep 24, 2019

Candid, uninhibited and visceral. A Deaf couple's relationship is revealed through their lovemaking in a startlingly intimate portrait of a marriage - made even more intense by Deaf West Theatre's signature performance style combining American Sign Language with spoken English. Deaf West Theatre presents the American premiere of The Solid Life of Sugar Water by Tony Award-winning playwright Jack Thorne(Harry Potter and the Cursed Child). Randee Trabitz directs for a Sept. 12 opening at Inner-City Arts in downtown L.A., where performances will continue through Oct 13. Previews take place Sept. 5 through Sept. 8.