Written by Stephen Belber
Directed by Lucie Tiberghien
David Wilson Barnes (Ben)
Maxx Brawer (Rasheed)
Michael Cristofer (Lawrence)
Angela Lewis (Tanya)
Jennifer Mudge (Amelia)
STEPHEN BELBER (Playwright). As a playwright, Belber’s work has been produced on Broadway and in over 25 countries. His plays include Match (Tony nomination for Frank Langella), Dusk Rings a Bell (Atlantic Theater Company), Tape (Naked Angels NY/LA/London), McReele (Roundabout Theater), A Small, Melodramatic Story (Labyrinth Theater Company); Geometry of Fire (Rattlestick), Fault Lines (Cherry Lane), One Million Butterflies (Primary Stages), and Carol Mulroney (Huntington Theater Company). He was an Associate Writer on The Laramie Project (Drama Desk and Lortel nominations), and co-writer on the more recent Laramie Project: Ten Years Later. Movies include Tape, directed by Richard Linklater; The Laramie Project (Associate Writer/Emmy Nomination for screenwriting); Drifting Elegant, and Management, which he also directed, starring Jennifer Aniston, Woody Harrelson and Steve Zahn. He is currently writing the screenplay Gospel For Teens for Universal, and will direct the film of Match this August. Television credits include "Rescue Me" and "Law and Order SVU" (staff writer). He is a member of both Tectonic Theater Project and the Labyrinth Theater Company. His new play, The Power of Duff, will be produced by New York Stage & Film this summer, starring Greg Kinnear, Maura Tierney and Jennifer Westfeldt.
LUCIE TIBERGHIEN (Director). Blood and Gifts, JT Rogers (La Jolla Playhouse), Blind, Craig Wright (world premiere, Rattlestick), The Pavilion, Craig Wright (Rattlestick and CATF), Geometry of Fire, Stephen Belber (world premiere, Rattlestick and New York Stage and Film), A Small Melodramatic Story, Stephen Belber (world premiere, LAByrinth), Great Falls, Lee Blessing (world premiere, Humana Festival), The Winning Streak, Lee Blessing (George Street Playhouse), Flag Day, Lee Blessing (world premiere, CATF), Hoodoo Love, Katori Hall (world premiere, Cherry Lane), Augusta, Richard Dresser (world premiere, CATF), We Are Here, Tracy Thorne (CATF), The Last Schwartz, Deborah Laufer (CATF), Quand j’avais cinq ans je m’ai tué, Howard Buten (Théâtre Jean Vilar, Paris)
At Julliard: Boston Marriage, David Mamet; Mine, Laura Marks (Playwright’s Festival; Hurt Village, Katori Hall (Playwright’s Festival); The Misanthrope, Molière; Air Conditioning, Tommy Smith (Playwright’s Festival).
Translations into English: An Ordinary Day, Eric Assous, Only the End of the World, Jean Luc Lagarce. Into French: Stephen Belber's Tape and Match (three month run at Le Théâtre de la Madeleine in Paris in 2010 and a four month tour throughout France and Switzerland in 2011/12.)
Lucie is French and was a dancer in Paris until she moved to NY in 1995.
DAVID WILSON BARNES. Broadway: The Lieutenant of Inishmore. Off-Broadway: The Big Meal (Playwright’s Horizons, Lucille Lortel Nomination), All New People (Second Stage), Becky Shaw (Second Stage/ATL, Drama League Honor), Lady, St. Crispin’s Day (Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre), Vengeance (stageFARM), The Attic (The Play Company), Men Without Shadows (The Flea), The Square (Ma Yi Theatre Company/The Public Theatre), Hamlet (The Public Theatre), Jail Bait (The Cherry Lane). International: Becky Shaw (London, The Almeida, Evening Standard Nomination). Regional: The Geffen, The A.R.T., Actor's Theatre of Louisville, Geva Theatre, The City Theatre, The Long Wharf, Virginia Stage Company, The Cape Playhouse. Television: "A Gifted Man," "30 Rock," "The Eastmans" (pilot, series regular), "Sex and the City," "Law & Order/CI/SVU," "Conviction," "All My Children," "As The World Turns." Film: The Bourne Legacy, You Don’t Know Jack, Love and Other Drugs, Company Men, Taking Woodstock, The Scene, Capote, How to Seduce Difficult Women, Ozark Savage.
MAXX BRAWER. Maxx is pleased to be making his professional theatrical debut and is eternally grateful to MCC Theatre and Will Cantler for the wonderful opportunity. He’s a native New Yorker, having attended PS11, Simon Baruch Jr. High, Bronx Science, and BHSEC, as well as a brief stint at CCNY. His feature debut was in Joel Shumacher's Twelve. He has appeared on "Law and Order," "All My Children" and "100 Centre Street." He has two younger brothers and a younger sister who he loves dearly. He loves jazz and hip hop music, and has been known to join a cipher. He’s an eight year Knicks fan (shout out to Breen and Clyde) and regularly plays pick-up at various New York courts. Much love to his parents.
MICHAEL CRISTOFER. A View from the Bridge with Liev Schreiber and Scarlett Johansson, Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare in the Park) Trumpery (Atlantic Theater) Body of Water with Christine Lahti, The Seagull with Joanne Woodward, The Cherry Orchard with Irene Worth (Theater World Award), Chinchilla (Obie Award), The Intelligent Homosexual... (Public Theater). He recently played the infamous Truxton Spangler on AMC's "Rubicon" and is currently appearing in "Smash" on NBC. Writer: The Shadow Box (Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award), Amazing Grace with Marsha Mason (American Theater Critics Award), Lady and the Clarinet with Stockard Channing, The Witches of Eastwick with Jack Nicholson, Falling in Love with Robert DeNiro and Meryl Streep, Bonfire of the Vanities, O'Keefe with Joan Allen (Writers' Guild Award), Casanova with Heath Ledger. Director: Original Sin with Antonio Banderas, Body Shots (New Line Cinema), GIA with Angelina Jolie (Directors Guild Award)
ANGELA LEWIS. Angela Lewis is a New York actor who's theater credits include: Good Goods (Yale Rep), World Premiere of Milk Like Sugar (La Jolla Playhouse, Playwright's Horizon's/Women's Project), Pidgeon (Ensemble Studio Theater), Brother/Sister Plays and Unconditional (New York Public Theater), Inked Baby (Playwrights Horizions), Sand (Womens Project), and Hoodoo Love (Cherry Lane Theatre/AUDELCO Award Nominee-Best Lead Actress). Film credits: Fair Game, Soft Focus, Even So, and Frijolito Go! Ms. Lewis is a graduate of the University of Michigan Ann Arbor (BFA-Acting), and a member of the LAByrinth Theater Company.
JENNIFER MUDGE. Broadway: Reckless, The Philanthropist. Other New York Theater: The Big Meal (Playwrights Horizons), Oohrah! (Atlantic), Fault Lines (Naked Angels), Villa America (Williamstown), Dutchman (Cherry Lane, Drama Desk nomination), Only the End of the World (Directors Company). Regional: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Fifth of July, As You Like It, Angels in America: Parts I & II, Guys and Dolls, Into the Woods, Othello. Film/TV: Upcoming Dead Man Down, Price Check, The Stand Up, Things We Know, Drifting Elegant, Play it by Ear, “Boss,” “The Good Wife,” “Mercy,” Law & Order,” “Hope & Faith,” “Hack.”