Dennis Boutsikaris (Ian)
Aya Cash (The Woman)
Laurie Metcalf (Juliana)
John Schiappa (The Man)
SHARR WHITE (Playwright)'s Sunlight premiered at Marin Theatre Company (Jasson Minidakis, dir.) in January 2010; was commissioned by South Coast Repertory; developed at SCR’s 2008 Pacific Playwrights Festival (David Emmes, dir.) and Marin’s NuWerkz series; and was a participant in the National New Play Network’s Continued Life Fund. White’s Six Years premiered at the 2006 Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville (Hal Brooks, dir.). White’s other plays include Iris Fields (Key West Theatre Festival, Lincoln Center Theatre Directors Lab—Anne Kaufman, dir.); The Escape Velocity of Savages (Dr. Henry and Lillian Nesburn Award as part of the Julie Harris Award in Playwriting); and Satellites of the Sun (finalist, Princess Grace Award). White is the recipient of a 2006 New York Foundation For the Arts Fellowship (Six Years); and Marin Theatre Company’s 2009 Skye Cooper New American Play Prize (Sunlight). The Other Place was developed at The Lark Play Development Center in New York; The Jar reading series in Los Angeles; The Black Swan reading series at Oregon Shakespeare Festival; and was the winner of the 2010 Playwrights First award. White is currently working on a new commission from South Coast Repertory.
JOE MANTELLO (Director) Directing credits include The Pride, Pal Joey, 9 to 5, November, The Receptionist, The Ritz, Blackbird, Three Days of Rain, The Odd Couple, Glengarry Glen Ross (Tony Nomination), Laugh Whore, Assassins (Tony Award), Wicked, Take Me Out (Tony Award), Frankie and Johnny in the Clair De Lune, A Man of No Importance, Design for Living, Terrence McNally and Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking for San Francisco Opera. The Vagina Monologues, Bash, Another American: Asking and Telling, Love! Valour! Compassion! (Tony Nomination), Proposals, The Mineola Twins, Corpus Christi, Mizlansky/Zilinsky..., Blue Window, God's Heart, The Santaland Diaries, Snakebit, Three Hotels, Imagining Brad. As an actor: Angels in America (Tony Nomination) and The Baltimore Waltz. He is recipient of Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Helen Hayes, Clarence Derwent, Obie and Joe A. Callaway awards. He is a member of Naked Angels and an associate artist at Roundabout Theatre Company.
DENNIS BOUTSIKARIS (Ian) Broadway: Brighton Beach Memoirs (2009 Revival/With Laurie Metcalf), Amadeus (Mozart), Filumena (Director: Sir Laurence Olivier) and Bent. Off-Broadway: Sight Unseen (Manhattan Theatre Club/OBIE Award), Nest of the Woodgrouse (Public Theatre; OBIE Award), A Picasso (M.T.C.; Picasso), The Boys Next Door, That Championship Season (Second Stage), and Julius Caesar (Cassius; Public, Delacorte). Regional: The Quality of Life (With Laurie Metcalf--Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles & A.C.T., San Francisco/Backstage West Garland Award) and The Old Neighborhood (Geffen Playhouse). Films include: Oliver Stone's "W" (Wolfowitz), *batteries not included, Dream Team, Boys on the Side, and Crocodile Dundee 2. Television: Chasing the Dragon (Cable Ace Nomination), And Then There Was One, and Love & Betrayal: The Mia Farrow Story (as Woody Allen). Series Regulars: Stat, The Jackie Thomas Show, Sidney Lumet's 100 Centre Street. He is the recipient of 5 Audie Awards for his work in narrating over 90 audiobooks. Most recent: Philip Roth's Nemesis.
AYA CASH (The Woman) stars in the upcoming Fox series “Traffic Light.” In the past she also starred in Fox pilot, “Strange Brew,” and was a recent guest star on “Mercy.” She just finished shooting Julian Farino’s feature “The Oranges” in New York. Her past features include “January” directed by Justin McCarthy, “Winter of Frozen Dreams” and “Off Jackson Ave.” Her theatre credits include the off-Broadway play “Offices” written by Joel Cohen, “With Killers and Other Family” at the Rattlesticks Theatre, “Whore” at the Summer Play Festival, “Three Changes” at the Playwrights Horizon, “The Pain & The Itch,” and many more. Aya is a graduate of the San Francisco School of the Arts.
LAURIE METCALF (Juliana) is an original member of Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater. Her first NY appearance was in Balm in Gilead by Lanford Wilson for which she received Obie, Drama Desk and Theatre World Awards. Recently, she appeared on Broadway in Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs, opposite Nathan Lane in November, directed by Joe Mantello, and received an Obie Award last year for her role in Sam Shepard's A Lie of the Mind, directed by Ethan Hawke. She received LA Ovation Awards for appearances at the Geffen Theater for The Quality of Life and Looking for Normal (both by Jane Anderson) and for All My Sons by Arthur Miller. She won three Emmy Awards for her role as Jackie Harris on "Roseanne." Film credits include Internal Affairs, JFK, Desperately Seeking Susan, Scream 2, Leaving Las Vegas, Uncle Buck, and Toy Story.
JOHN SCHIAPPA (The Man), on Broadway has played the roles of Taxi Driver in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, The Proprietor in Assassins, Toddy Koovitz in Take Me Out, Sammy in Blood Brothers, Lord Savage/Spider in Jekyll & Hyde, Greaseball in Starlight Express, and in Jerry Springer the Opera. Off Broadway & regionally he has been seen in Dust (West Side Arts), Take Me Out (NYSF), Keeping Time (Berkshire Playwriting Lab), Laughter on the 23rd Fl. (Geva), Three Musketeers (NSMT), Company (Huntington), American premiere of New Year, directed by Sir Peter Hall (HGO), The Ballad of Little Jo, (Lyric Fest), Romeo & Juliet (Goodspeed), Little Shop of Horrors (ATC), Aida (NSMT). TV: Kidnapped, L&O, Third Watch, L&O CI, The Cosby Mysteries, Monsters, All My Children, As The World Turns. Film: Seeing Beauty, What Just Happened.