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Springfield, MO
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Selected Credits: Penguin Repertory: Drop Dead Perfect (World Premiere), How the World Began, The How and The Why (NY Premiere by Sarah Treem, dir: Joe Brancato), The Hound of the Baskervilles (Dir: Mark Shanahan) and Greetings!(Dir: Tom Caruso). NYMF 2014: Academia Nuts(Written by: Becca ... (read more)
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Birth Place: Springfield, MO

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Selected Credits: Penguin Repertory: Drop Dead Perfect (World Premiere), How the World Began, The How and The Why (NY Premiere by Sarah Treem, dir: Joe Brancato), The Hound of the Baskervilles (Dir: Mark Shanahan) and Greetings!(Dir: Tom Caruso). NYMF 2014: Academia Nuts(Written by: Becca ... (read more)
Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of THE HAUNTED LIFE at Merrimack Repertory Theatre?Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of THE HAUNTED LIFE at Merrimack Repertory Theatre?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2019

THE HAUNTED LIFE opened at Merrimack Repertory Theatre in Boston on March 20 and is running through April 14, 2019. (more...)

BWW Review: World Premiere THE HAUNTED LIFE: Kerouac's Back in LowellBWW Review: World Premiere THE HAUNTED LIFE: Kerouac's Back in Lowell
by Nancy Grossman - Mar 30, 2019

It's a different time and a different war, but the protagonist in this coming of age story faces many of the same challenges as would a young person today. What do I want to do with my life? Where do I fit in the world? How can I make my mark? Meanwhile, set in the City of Lowell in 1941-2, as it is struggling to come to terms with a surfeit of immigrants, that city today remains a diverse community in a nation that is roiled by the debate over how to deal with a flood of immigrants and asylum seekers. Artistic Director Sean Daniels has adapted Lowell native Jack Kerouac's unfinished, long-lost novel THE HAUNTED LIFE into a play of the same name, now having its world premiere at Merrimack Repertory Theatre, with Daniels co-directing with christopher oscar peña. (more...)

BWW Review: SWITZERLAND at 59E59 Theaters is an Intriguing and Thrilling Two-HanderBWW Review: SWITZERLAND at 59E59 Theaters is an Intriguing and Thrilling Two-Hander
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 15, 2019

The NYC premiere of 'Switzerland' written by Joanna Murray-Smith and directed by Dan Foster is being performed at 59E59 Theaters now through. With incisive dialogue, excellent staging and outstanding performances, the two-hander is an intense thriller that is captivating audiences. (more...)

Crime Writer Patricia Highsmith is the Subject of Joanna Murray-Smith's SWITZERLANDCrime Writer Patricia Highsmith is the Subject of Joanna Murray-Smith's SWITZERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2018

59E59 Theaters welcomes the NYC premiere of SWITZERLAND written by Joanna Murray-Smith and directed by Dan Foster. Produced by Hudson Stage Company,SWITZERLAND begins performances on Thursday, February 7 for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 3. (more...)

BWW Review: CONSTELLATIONS at Hudson Stage CompanyBWW Review: CONSTELLATIONS at Hudson Stage Company
by Peter Danish - Oct 25, 2018

CONSTELLATIONS at Hudson Stage Company (more...)

Hudson Stage Company Presents Nick Payne's Olivier And Drama League Nominated CONSTELLATIONSHudson Stage Company Presents Nick Payne's Olivier And Drama League Nominated CONSTELLATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018

HUDSON STAGE COMPANY has announced their production of Nick Payne's CONSTELLATIONS, directed by Mark Shanahan. CONSTELLATIONS will play a limited engagement at Whippoorwill Hall Theatre (North Castle Libraray Kent Pl. Armonk, NY). Performances begin Friday, October 19 and continue through Saturday, November 3. Opening Night is Saturday, October 20 (8 p.m.). Journalists are invited to any performance, please RSVP to katie@kampfirefilmspr.com. (more...)

Hudson Stage Company Presents Nick Payne's CONSTELLATIONSHudson Stage Company Presents Nick Payne's CONSTELLATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

HUDSON STAGE COMPANY is pleased to announce their production of Nick Payne's CONSTELLATIONS, directed by Mark Shanahan. CONSTELLATIONS will play a limited engagement at Whippoorwill Hall Theatre (North Castle Libraray Kent Pl. Armonk, NY). Performances begin Friday, October 19 and continue through Saturday, November 3. Opening Night is Saturday, October 20 (8 p.m.). (more...)

BWW Review: CLEVER LITTLE LIES at Penguin Repertory TheatreBWW Review: CLEVER LITTLE LIES at Penguin Repertory Theatre
by Peter Danish - Jul 2, 2018

BWW Review: CLEVER LITTLE LIES at Penguin Repertory Theatre (more...)

MRT Wins Four Major 2018 Irne AwardsMRT Wins Four Major 2018 Irne Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) is proud to announce that it has won four 2018 Awards from the Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) in the large stage category (more...)

Merrimack Repertory Theatre Earns 15 Nominations In The 2018 Irne AwardsMerrimack Repertory Theatre Earns 15 Nominations In The 2018 Irne Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) is proud to announce that it received 15 nominations from the Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) for its 22nd Annual IRNE Awards, including nominations in the Best Play and Best Director categories for Silent Sky and The Royale, and two nominations for My 80-Year-Old Boyfriend, including Best New Play. (more...)

Lauren Gunderson's SILENT SKY to Shine a Light on Groundbreaking Female Astronomers at Merrimack RepLauren Gunderson's SILENT SKY to Shine a Light on Groundbreaking Female Astronomers at Merrimack Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) continues its 39th season with Silent Sky, the phenomenal work from playwright Lauren Gunderson, whose I and You charmed and stunned MRT audiences in October 2015 and later transferred Off-Broadway to become an audience hit and Outer Critics Circle Award nominee. (more...)

Lauren Gunderson's SILENT SKY to Shine a Light on Groundbreaking Female Astronomers at Merrimack RepLauren Gunderson's SILENT SKY to Shine a Light on Groundbreaking Female Astronomers at Merrimack Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) continues its 39th season with Silent Sky, the phenomenal work from playwright Lauren Gunderson, whose I and You charmed and stunned MRT audiences in October 2015 and later transferred Off-Broadway to become an audience hit and Outer Critics Circle Award nominee. (more...)

BWW Review: SMALL WORLD at 59E59 is Totally FascinatingBWW Review: SMALL WORLD at 59E59 is Totally Fascinating
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 21, 2017

Small World is an insightful and appealing play, one that will challenge your ideas about art in its different forms. Written by Frederick Stroppel and directed by Joe Brancato, the New York City Premiere is now onstage at 59E59 Theaters. This two-hander is an absorbing, entertaining, and informative show. (more...)

BWW Review: New England Premiere of ABIGAIL/1702 Fits the Season
by Nancy Grossman - Oct 22, 2016

ABIGAIL/1702 is playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's exploration of the aftermath of the 1692 Salem witch trials. Merrimack Repertory Theatre and Director Tlaloc Rivas push all the right buttons to give the audience a scary ride. The outstanding design elements create an atmosphere that is spooky on many levels, and Rachel Napoleon is convincing as the troubled young accuser trying to escape her past. (more...)

Suspense on Stage this Fall, as MRT Presents ABIGAIL/1702
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

This fall Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) presents the regional premiere of Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's 'Abigail/1702', the haunting play that asks what might have happened ten years after the Salem witch trials. At the center of the story is Abigail Williams, the young accuser of 1692's Salem Village, as she tries to begin a new life after the hysteria has subsided-yet remains haunted at every turn by terrors of the past. Tlaloc Rivas directs. (more...)

BWW Review: Transgender-Themed SOUTHERN COMFORT, Another Groundbreaking Musical at The Public
by Michael Dale - Mar 14, 2016

Annette O'Toole gives an outstanding performance in a musical based on Kate Davis' documentary. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of SOUTHERN COMFORT!
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 9, 2016

The Public Theater presents the new musical Southern Comfort, the true story of a group of transgender friends living life on their own terms in the back hills of rural Georgia,  directed by Thomas Caruso and based on the film by Kate Davis. Southern Comfort features book and lyrics by Dan Collins, music by Julianne Wick Davis, choreography by Ryan Kasprzak, and was conceived for the stage by Robert DuSold and Thomas Caruso. The new musical will run through Sunday, March 27 in The Public's Anspacher Theater. Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

SOUTHERN COMFORT, Musical Tale of Transgender Friends in Rural Georgia, Starts Tonight at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

The Public Theater presents the new musical SOUTHERN COMFORT that tells the true story of a group of transgender friends living life on their own terms in the back hills of rural Georgia. SOUTHERN COMFORT begins previews tonight, February 23 and will run through Sunday, March 27 in The Public's Anspacher Theater, with an official press opening on Monday, March 7.  (more...)

Transgender-Centered Musical SOUTHERN COMFORT Joins The Public Theater's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that the transformative, heart-soaring musical SOUTHERN COMFORT has been added to the 2015-16 downtown season. Directed by Thomas Caruso and based on the film by Kate Davis, SOUTHERN COMFORT features book and lyrics by Dan Collins and music by Julianne Wick Davis and was conceived for the stage by Robert DuSold and Thomas Caruso. SOUTHERN COMFORT begins previews today, February 23 and will run through Sunday, March 27 in The Public's Anspacher Theater, with an official press opening on Monday, March 7. (more...)

The Public Slates Talk Backs, Speakers and More for New Musical SOUTHERN COMFORT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

A friendly reminder! The Public Theater will begin previews for the new musical Southern Comfort, the true story of a group of transgender friends living life on their own terms in the back hills of rural Georgia, today, February 23. As an ongoing advocate for the theater as an essential cultural force, The Public has also announced a variety of Talk Backs, Audience Conversations, and Speaker Series discussions focusing on the larger themes of Southern Comfort. (more...)

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