Written by Paul Downs Colaizzo
Directed by David Cromer
Lauren Culpepper (Grace)
David Hull (Cooper)
Evan Jonigkeit (Jimmy)
Matt Lauria (Davis)
Kobi Libii (Johnson)
Zosia Mamet (Leigh)
Aleque Reid (Haley)
Daniel Kluger (Sound Design and Original Composition)
David Korins (Scenic Design)
Sarah Laux (Costume Design)
David Weiner (Lighting Design)
PAUL DOWNS COLAIZZO'S (Playwright) play Really Really was produced at the Tony Award Winning, DC-area Signature Theatre as part of their 2011-2012 season. Really Really is the first play in Colaizzo’s “Want, Give, Get” trilogy. His other plays include Little Gives, The Thing About Getting, Pride in the Falls of Autrey Mill, and For Tomorrow, Please Prepare. In 2008, he was Associate Producer, Creative Consultant, and Editor for the Broadway web series Cubby Bernstein: Tony Campaign Manager, in which he also appeared as Cubby’s assistant, Dyllun von Ritter. Colaizzo has been published in Entertainment Weekly. He holds a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts (Playwrights Horizons, Experimental Theatre Wing, International Theatre Workshop in Amsterdam). MCC’s production of Really Really marks Colaizzo’s New York playwriting debut.
DAVID CROMER (Director) Recent productions include The House of Blue Leaves (Broadway), When the Rain Stops Falling (Lincoln Center Theater, 2010 Lortel Award), and A Streetcar Named Desire (Williamstown Theatre Festival and Writers Theatre, Chicago.) His production of Nina Raine's Tribes is currently running at the Barrow Street Theatre. Upcoming: Sweet Bird of Youth at The Goodman Theatre in Chicago starring Diane Lane.
He also directed Our Town, which ran at The Barrow Street Theatre (2009 Lortel and Obie Awards for Direction) and Adding Machine: A Musical at Minetta Lane (2008 Lortel and Obie Awards for Direction.)
In Chicago, David directed many award winning productions including Picnic, Hot L Baltimore and Cherrywood.
David is a 2010 recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship.
LAUREN CULPEPPER (Grace) is thrilled to make her Off-Broadway debut in Really Really. She originated the role of Grace in the world premiere last year at The Signature Theatre. New York: The Dinner Party (Lincoln Center Institute), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Sonnet Rep). Regional: Crime and Punishment (Baltimore Center Stage), A Christmas Carol (McCarter), Orestes: A Tragic Romp (Folger Theatre & Two River Theater, Helen Hayes nomination for Outstanding Ensemble), 7 Homeless Mammoths Wander New England (Two River), Diary of Anne Frank (Westport Country Playhouse). Film/TV: "House of Cards", David Chase's Not Fade Away. Lauren is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, BFA. Eternal love and thanks to Mom, Dad, Daniel, and to David.
DAVID HULL (Cooper) is making his MCC debut. He was recently understudying Daniel Radcliffe in the Broadway revival of How to Succeed.... Other stage credits include: Calvin Berger (Matt; George St Playhouse), Saved (Dean; KC Rep), Wicked (Fiyero u/s; Broadway, 1st National Tour), A Chorus Line (Mark; 1st National Tour) and Gypsy starring Patti LuPone. Television: "The Big C," "Smash." He is a graduate of the University of Michigan. Thanks especially to Paul Downs Colaizzo and David Cromer, and to his hilarious friends and family.
EVAN JONIGKEIT (Jimmy) made his Broadway debut last year in High opposite Kathleen Turner. He has been seen in many theatres Off Broadway and regionally, in: Harrison, TX (Primary Stages) Title role in Romeo and Juliet, The History Boys (Arden Theatre Company); Never the Sinner, The Misanthrope (Mauckingbird Theatre Company); A Streetcar Named Desire, Natural History (Walnut Street Theatre); The Glass Menagerie, Rose Tattoo (Cape Rep Theatre); world premiere of Pay Up (Pig Iron Theatre Company) to name a few. He has been nominated by a number of award organizations including the Outer Critics Circle Awards, Irne Awards, Barrymore Awards and also won the Connecticut Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Debut as well as the Kevin Kline Award for Outstanding Featured Actor. Film and television: “As the World Turns”, Fox Television’s “Greatest Sport Stories” and numerous commercials and independent films. He is a graduate of Temple University.
MATT LAURIA (Davis) is thrilled to be making his MCC debut in Really Really. New York: An Upset (EST). Regional: Wright Flight (Roanoke Island Festival, NC) Television Series Regular: "Gilded Lilys" (ABC), "The Chicago Code" (Fox), "Friday Night Lights" (NBC). Television Recurring: "Parenthood" (NBC), "CSI" (CBS), "Lipstick Jungle" (NBC). Training: University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Thank you Bernie Telsey, my manager Mike Smith, WME folks, and Michelle.
KOBI LIBII (Johnson) New York theater: CQ/CX (Atlantic Theater Company); Perfect Harmony (45 Bleecker/Theater Row); Ohio State Murders (Theater for a New Audience); The Tempest (Porpentine Theater); The Cenci (Hotel Savant); The Gay Ivy (Dixon Place); Boiling Pot (Cherry Lane/FringeNYC, co-author). Regional theater: King Lear, Comedy of Errors (Yale Rep); The Jammer (Edinburg Fringe, Fringe First). Improvisation: Chicago City Limits, Broadway’s Next Hit Musical, One Night Stand-An Improvised Musical, Symposium. TV: "Next Caller" (opposite Dane Cook and Jeffrey Tambor, NBC); "Brainstorm" (FOX). Education: Yale (BA, Theater), Second City Chicago.
ZOSIA MAMET (Leigh) In film Mamet’s credits includes the Academy Award nominated film, The Kids Are All Right, as well as Cooler, Rhymes with Banana, among others. On the small screen, the Emmy nominated drama “Girls”, “Mad Men,” “Parenthood,” and “United States of Tara.” On stage, Mamet starred in Jez Butterworth’s The Naked Eye at The Atlantic. She performed and scribed pieces for 24 Hr. Plays and Glamour magazine’s “These Girls” at Joe’s Pub. Really Really is Mamet’s first long-form play.
ALEQUE REID (Haley) hails from Los Angeles. Credits Include: Born Blue: A Existential Rock Musical (workshop, Anthony Rapp); Hair (Jeanie, 1st Nat’l Broadway tour); All's Well That Ends Well (u/s Diana, Maudlin/ensemble, Shakespeare in the Park, The Public); Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Yitzhak, No Rules Theater Co., DC) Camp Wanatachi (Fringe Festival, NYC ); R.R.R.E.D. The Musical (Los Angeles. Katie Thompson); Midsummer Night’s Dream, Our Country’s Good, Balm in Gilead (UNCSA) B.F.A, UNCSA.
DANIEL KLUGER (Sound Design and Original Composition) NEW YORK: Tribes (Barrow Street Theatre), House For Sale (Transport Group), A Supposedly Fun Thing... after David Foster Wallace (Daniel Fish), The Common Pursuit (Roundabout), A Map of Virtue (13P), Lidless (Page73), There Are No More Big Secrets (Rattlestick), The Temperamentals (Daryl Roth), Enjoy! (The Play Company), Jailbait (Cherry Lane), Uncle Vanya, Ivanov, Platonov, The Seagull (Brian Mertes, Lake Lucille), On the Levee (LCT3 - Conductor, Pianist), Dov & Ali (The Playwrights Realm) REGIONAL: Pig Iron Theatre Company, People's Light & Theatre, The Arden Theatre Company, Virginia Stage Company, Two River Theatre Company, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, American Players Theatre, Great Lakes Theater Festival. www.danielkluger.com
DAVID KORINS (Scenic Design) MCC Theater: Still Life and Yard Gal. Broadway: Annie, Bring It On, Chinglish, An Evening with Mandy Patinkin and Patti Lupone, Magic/Bird, Godspell, The Pee-Wee Herman Show, Lombardi, Passing Strange, Bridge & Tunnel and Motown the Musical (upcoming). David is also designing the 2013 world premiere operas The Gospel of Mary Magdalene (San Francisco Opera) and Oscar (Santa Fe Opera). He has designed several concerts for Kanye West and received a Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, three Hewes Design Awards, and the 2009 Obie Award For Sustained Excellence in Design. www.davidkorinsdesign.com
SARAH LAUX (Costume Design) The Devil and Mr Punch (Improbable Theatre Co.), Pirate (NYSAF), Barcode: The Musical (Bowery Electric), Victor Woo (NYMPH), Soul Samurai (Vampire Cowboys), BabyFace (Electric Pear), The Opposite of Sex (WTF), Mud Blossom (Electric Pear). Associate (Bway): The Other Place (MTC), The Performers, WarHorse USA (LCT), The Addams Family, Xanadu, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Associate (Off Bway): Heartless (Signature), Detroit (Playwrights), Scarcity (Atlantic Theatre Co), Paradise Park (Signature), "Pinter One Acts" (Atlantic).
DAVID WEINER (Lighting Design) Broadway: Dead Accounts, Grace, The Normal Heart, Reasons to Be Pretty, Butley, Dinner At Eight (Lincoln Center Theater), Betrayal (Roundabout), The Real Thing. Recent Off-Broadway and New York: Checkers (Vineyard), A Small Fire (Playwright's Horizons), Trust (Second Stage), Sarah Ruhl's Passion Play (Epic), Equivocation (MTC), Pictures Reframed (Lincoln Center), Ethan Coen’s Offices (Atlantic), and This Beautiful City (Vineyard). Opera: Die Vogel, Der Zerbrochene Krug/Der Zwerg (both LA Opera), The Sorcerer, The Tender Land (both Bard Summerscape). Awards: Lucille Lortel Award (Rodney's Wife and Through A Glass Darkly) and nominations (The Seven, 36 Views); Henry Hewes Design Award Nominations (Reasons to Be Pretty, Beautiful City, Pumpgirl, The Overwhelming, and The Seven). www.DavidWeinerDesign.com