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Selected credits: A Soldier’s Tale, Stones in his Pockets (Yale Rep); Rite of Spring (Martha Graham Dance Co.); The Coronation of Poppea (Princeton); The Film Society (Keen / Theatre Row); I Came to Look for You on Tuesday (La Mama); Lion in Winter, A Class Act (Berkshire Theatre Festival); ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Selected credits: A Soldier’s Tale, Stones in his Pockets (Yale Rep); Rite of Spring (Martha Graham Dance Co.); The Coronation of Poppea (Princeton); The Film Society (Keen / Theatre Row); I Came to Look for You on Tuesday (La Mama); Lion in Winter, A Class Act (Berkshire Theatre Festival); ... (read complete bio)
Quintessence Theatre Group Readies First-Ever Three Show Repertory Photo Quintessence Theatre Group Readies First-Ever Three Show Repertory
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 4, 2020

Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia's professional classic repertory theatre, closes out its 10th Anniversary season with its first-ever three show repertory. From March 25-May 17, 2020 the company is presenting the Dreams and Madness Repertory. Each of these three plays explores the danger of love, the difference between dreams and madness, and the destructive power of authority and government. 

The Barrow Group Has Extended 17 MINUTES Photo The Barrow Group Has Extended 17 MINUTES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 13, 2020

In response to popular demand and critical acclaim, The Barrow Group, under the leadership of Co-Artistic Directors Seth Barrish and Lee Brock and Executive Director Robert Serrell, is proud to extend the world premiere of 17 Minutes to March 1, 2020. This spellbinding new play by Scott Organ, which opened on January 22, takes an intimate look at how gun violence reverberates across a community.

The Barrow Group to Present World Premiere of Scott Organ's 17 MINUTES Photo The Barrow Group to Present World Premiere of Scott Organ's 17 MINUTES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 21, 2019

The Barrow Group, under the leadership of Co-Artistic Directors Seth Barrish and Lee Brock and Executive Director Robert Serrell, will present the world premiere 17 Minutes, a spellbinding new play by Scott Organ (Phoenix) that takes an intimate look at how gun violence reverberates across a community. Directed by Seth Barrish (Director of Mike Birbiglia's The New One), 17 Minutes is scheduled to run at The Barrow Group Mainstage Theatre (312 West 36th St) from January 10 through February 15 with an opening set for January 22.

CSC Begins MACBETH Previews, Announces Timothy Douglas As Director Of Upcoming FRANKE Photo CSC Begins MACBETH Previews, Announces Timothy Douglas As Director Of Upcoming FRANKENSTEIN
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 8, 2019

Classic Stage Company kicks off its 2019-20 season on Thursday, October 10, when previews begin for artistic director John Doyle's new staging of William Shakespeare's Macbeth, opening October 27 and running through December 15 at the Lynn F. Angelson Theater at CSC (136 E. 13th St, New York). Today CSC announces that Timothy Douglas will direct Tristan Bernays' retelling of Frankenstein (beginning January 30), which the company will pair with Kate Hamill's reimagining of Dracula (starting January 14), directed by Sarna Lapine, to form a thrilling repertory cycle of adaptations of two legendary Gothic nightmares by emerging playwrights.

Mary Beth Peil and More Complete Cast of CSC's MACBETH Photo Mary Beth Peil and More Complete Cast of CSC's MACBETH
by Julie Musbach - Aug 15, 2019

Classic Stage Company announces the full cast of the company's upcoming staging of William Shakespeare's Macbeth, directed by John Doyle.

BREATH OF LIFE to Open at The Armory this May Photo BREATH OF LIFE to Open at The Armory this May
by Rebecca Russo - Apr 5, 2019

Portland favorites Gretchen Corbett and Sharonlee McLean take the stage beginning May 4 to star in David Hare's The Breath of Life, a two-woman play The Daily Telegraph called "bitingly funny." When Francis Beale (McLean) decides she wants one last word with her ex-husband's ex-lover (Corbett), both women are forced to confront their past, their failed relationships, dashed ideals and the lens through which they choose to view their futures. Ken Rus Schmoll (readings in six of the last ten JAW Festivals at The Armory, productions at Playwrights Horizons and New York Theatre Workshop) will direct.

BWW Review: BILL T. JONES/ARNIE ZANE COMPANY ANALOGY TRILOGY: DORA: TRAMONTANE at The Photo BWW Review: BILL T. JONES/ARNIE ZANE COMPANY ANALOGY TRILOGY: DORA: TRAMONTANE at The Kennedy Center
by Rachael Goldberg - Mar 29, 2019

'Dora: Tramontane' may be the first of a trilogy, but it has the power to stand on its own as well as part of a set. The work is breathtaking and emotional, and - like any good piece of art - stays with you long after the final bows. If the rest of the 'Analogy Trilogy' is even half as good, it's well worth getting to the Kennedy Center this weekend.

THE MOVING MEMORY PROJECT Festival, Featuring Stefanie Nelson Dancegroup's A, MY NAME Photo THE MOVING MEMORY PROJECT Festival, Featuring Stefanie Nelson Dancegroup's A, MY NAME IS…
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 4, 2018

Co-curators: choreographer Stefanie Nelson of Stefanie Nelson Dancegroup and bestselling author David Shenk (The Forgetting) present the launch of a new festival devoted to memory and forgetting. The inaugural event will feature Stefanie Nelson's A, MY NAME IS…, a dance piece inspired by a family experience with dementia, using several short films from David Shenk's Living With Alzheimer's Film Project. It will take place on January 23, 2019, at Aaron Davis Hall at The City College of New York (129 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street), with performances at 11:00 am and 6:30 pm. Both shows will be followed by a discussion with invited panelists including Meredith Wong from CaringKind's Connect2Culture program, and a reception (evening show only). Tickets are $20 and can be purchased HERE (https://goo.gl/K9FoMb)

Christine Bonansea Company Presents The New York Premiere of ONLYHUMAN Photo Christine Bonansea Company Presents The New York Premiere of ONLYHUMAN
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 16, 2018

Christine Bonansea - a French-born, NYC-based choreographer known for her striking, virtuosic performances - brings OnlyHuman, a visually arresting, media-enhanced work to New York for its US premiere at Danspace Project. Developed in collaboration with an international group of stellar multidisciplinary artists, and following successful presentations at DOCK11 in Berlin and 2018 Tanzmesse in Dusseldorf, Germany, the evening-length version of this production will be presented for the first time to the American audiences November 15-17. Tickets ($22 General / $15 Danspace Members) are available online through OvationTix (https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/996935) or by calling 866-811-4111.

BWW Interview: Life Jacket Theatre's Travis Russ Discusses Bringing True Stories to t Photo BWW Interview: Life Jacket Theatre's Travis Russ Discusses Bringing True Stories to the Stage in AMERICA IS HARD TO SEE
by Danielle Gutierrez - Feb 13, 2018

Before a performance of the play America is Hard to See, audience members have the opportunity to wander across a canvas map of Miracle Village. What appears as a gridded crisscrossing of rural living quarters is home to a community of men - sex offenders - who are finding a way to move forward. Travis Russ, artistic director at Life Jacket Theatre Company, calls this Southern Florida community one of many "little dots" on a map, where real people have stories to tell. In his case, Russ decided that the stories within Miracle Village should be told onstage. In a phone interview with BroadwayWorld, Russ discussed bringing the residents' true stories to the theatre.

Photo Flash: The Barrow Group Presents THE THING WITH THE FEATHERS Photo Photo Flash: The Barrow Group Presents THE THING WITH THE FEATHERS
by Stephi Wild - Jan 19, 2018

The Barrow Group Theatre Company (Seth Barrish and Lee Brock, Co- Artistic Directors; Robert Serrell, Executive Director), recipient of a Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award, continues their 2017-2018 season with the World Premiere of The Thing with Feathers, a play by Scott Organ. Directed by Company Co-Artistic Director Seth Barrish, the four-member cast features Zachary Booth (The Winslow Boy, Damages ), as Eric, DeAnna Lenhart (Point Last Seen, Phoenix) as Beth, Robert Manning, Jr. (Magic/Bird, Blue Bloods ) as Tim, and Alexa Shae Niziak (Matilda the Musical, A Christmas Story the Musical) as Anna.

THE THING WITH FEATHERS Begins Tonight at The Barrow Group Photo THE THING WITH FEATHERS Begins Tonight at The Barrow Group
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2018

The Barrow Group Theatre Company, recipient of a Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award, continues their 2017-2018 season with the World Premiere of The Thing with Feathers, a play by Scott Organ.

THE THING WITH FEATHERS Begins at TBG Theatre January 13 Photo THE THING WITH FEATHERS Begins at TBG Theatre January 13
by Julie Musbach - Jan 11, 2018

The Barrow Group Theatre Company (Seth Barrish and Lee Brock, Co-Artistic Directors; Robert Serrell, Executive Director), recipient of a Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award, continues their 2017-2018 season with the World Premiere of The Thing with Feathers, a play by Scott Organ. Directed by Company Co-Artistic Director Seth Barrish, the four-member cast features Zachary Booth (The Winslow Boy, Damages ), as Eric, DeAnna Lenhart (Point Last Seen, Phoenix) as Beth, Robert Manning, Jr. (Magic/Bird, Blue Bloods ) as Tim, and Alexa Shae Niziak (Matilda the Musical, A Christmas Story the Musical) as Anna.

Life Jacket Theatre Company Presents the World Premiere Production of AMERICA IS HARD Photo Life Jacket Theatre Company Presents the World Premiere Production of AMERICA IS HARD TO SEE
by Julie Musbach - Jan 2, 2018

Life Jacket Theatre Company (Travis Russ, Artistic Director) is proud to announce the world premiere production of America is Hard to See, a new play with music written and directed by Travis Russ (Gorey: The Secret Lives Of Edward Gorey) with music and lyrics by Priscilla Holbrook (from the band, Susan Jane). Performances begin January 30, 2018 at HERE (145 6th Avenue). Opening night is set for February 2, 2018, with a limited run through February 24, 2018.

BWW Dance Interview: Stefanie Nelson - Artistic Director Photo BWW Dance Interview: Stefanie Nelson - Artistic Director
by Barnett Serchuk - Dec 8, 2017

Stefanie Nelson is the Artistic Director of Stefanie Nelson Dancegroup, a New York City-based contemporary performance ensemble. Her work distills deeply personal ideas into highly kinetic, expressive, and provocative works that are rooted in cross-media collaboration with artists working in music, video, and visual arts. Described as 'instinctual, untamed, and edgy,' Nelson's dances have been presented at some of the foremost contemporary performance venues in the United States, including Joyce SoHo, Dance Theater Workshop, LaMama Moves!, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, and Jacob's Pillow, and internationally in Canada, Mexico, and Italy, among others. Nelson is an accomplished teacher as well as the founder and artistic director of DANCE ITALIA, an annual summer dance intensive held in the cities of Agropoli and Lucca, Italy. She recently served as a Choreography panelist for New York Foundation for the Arts Artists' Fellowships and curated a series How high is the ceiling in my glass castle? (and other perceived limitations) at Triskelion Arts in Brooklyn. www.sndancegroup.org

Cast, Creatives Set for THE THING WITH FEATHERS at The Barrow Group Photo Cast, Creatives Set for THE THING WITH FEATHERS at The Barrow Group
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

The Barrow Group Theatre Company, recipient of a Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award, continues their 2017-2018 season with the World Premiere of The Thing with Feathers, a play by Scott Organ.

British Playwright Torben Betts Arrives for U.S. Premiere of  MUSWELL HILL at The Bar Photo British Playwright Torben Betts Arrives for U.S. Premiere of MUSWELL HILL at The Barrow Group
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 24, 2017

British playwright Torben Betts arrives from across the pond to attend a performance of his play Muswell Hill, which is enjoying its New York Premiere in a co-production between The Barrow Group Theatre Company (Seth Barrish and Lee Brock, Co-Artistic Directors; Robert Serrell, Executive Director), and The Pond Theatre Company at The TBG Theatre (312 West 36th Street), and to take part in two special surround events related to the production.

Photo Flash: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of MUSWELL HILL Photo Photo Flash: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of MUSWELL HILL
by Stephi Wild - Nov 22, 2017

The Barrow Group Theatre Company, recipient of a Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award, launches their 2017-2018 season with the New York premiere of Muswell Hill, a play by Torben Betts, in a co-production with The Pond Theatre Company. Directed by Shannon Patterson, the six-member cast features Jason Alan Carvell (War Horse), as Mat, Colleen Clinton (Proof) as Jess, Lily Dorment (Abigail's Party) as Karen, Richard Hollis (The Curious Incident of the Dog in The Night-Time) as Simon, John Pirkis ('Blue Bloods') as Tony, and Sarah Street (Abigail's Party) as Annie. The show opened Monday night, and you can check out photos below!

Photo Flash: English Comic Drama MUSWELL HILL Kicks Off at The Barrow Group Photo Photo Flash: English Comic Drama MUSWELL HILL Kicks Off at The Barrow Group
by Julie Musbach - Nov 11, 2017

The Barrow Group Theatre Company (Seth Barrish and Lee Brock, Co-Artistic Directors; Robert Serrell, Executive Director), recipient of a Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award, launches their 2017-2018 season with the New York premiere of Muswell Hill, a play by Torben Betts, in a co-production with The Pond Theatre Company.

Cast, Creative Team Announced for MUSWELL HILL at The Barrow Group Photo Cast, Creative Team Announced for MUSWELL HILL at The Barrow Group
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2017

The Barrow Group Theatre Company, recipient of a Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award, launches their 2017-2018 season with the New York premiere of Muswell Hill, a play by Torben Betts, in a co-production with The Pond Theatre Company.

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