Written by Anna Jordan
Directed by Trip Cullman
With Jack DiFalco, Ari Graynor, Lucas Hedges, Stefania LaVie Owen, Justice Smith
Scenic design by Mark Wendland
Costume design by Paloma Young
Lighting design by Ben Stanton
Original music and Sound design by Fitz Patton
Projection esign by Lucy Mackinnon
Fight Direction by J. David Brimmer
Special Effects by Jeremy Chernick
Dialect Coach Stephen Gabis
Anna Jordan (Playwright) is a London-based playwright, director and acting coach. Awards include the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2013 for Yen, Shortlist of Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for YEN, Best Fringe Production for Chicken Shop at Park Theatre (West End Frame Awards) and Overall Winner / Audience Choice Award for Closer To God (Off Cut Festival). Writing credits include: We Anchor In Hope (Royal Court Theatre – Beyond the Court), A Serious Case of the Fuckits (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama), YEN (Royal Exchange / Royal Court), Chicken Shop (Park Theatre London), Freak (Assembly Studios / Theatre503), Stay Happy Keep Smiling (Soho Theatre), Bender (Old Red Lion) and Fragments (Riverside Studios). Her plays have also been performed internationally. Anna is Artistic Director of Without a Paddle Theatre. As a director she has worked at the National Theatre on NT Connections play Tomorrow I’ll Be Happy, as well as directing numerous productions at new writing powerhourse Theatre503. She also directed Crystal Springs at Eureka Theatre in the San Francisco. She works frequently at London drama schools including RADA, LAMDA, Central, Arts Ed and Italia Conti. Anna is currently working with Headlong, The Royal Exchange, The Royal Court and Frantic Assembly.
Trip Cullman (Director). Also at MCC: Halley Feiffer's A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Gynecologic Oncology Unit At Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Of New York City, Simon Stephens' Punk Rock (Obie Award). Select NYC: Leslye Headland's The Layover (Second Stage), Joshua Harmon's Significant Other (Roundabout), Feiffer's I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard (Atlantic), Jon Robin Baitz' The Substance of Fire (Second Stage), Tarell Alvin McCraney's Choir Boy (MTC), Julia Jordan and Juliana Nash's Murder Ballad (MTC and Union Square Theatre), Paul Weitz' Lonely, I'm Not (Second Stage), Headland's Assistance (Playwrights Horizons), Adam Bock's A Small Fire (Playwrights Horizons, Drama Desk nom.), Adam Rapp's The Hallway Trilogy: Nursing (Rattlestick), Headland's Bachelorette (Second Stage), Terrence McNally's Some Men (Second Stage), Bert V. Royal's Dog Sees God (Century Center), Bock's The Drunken City (Playwrights Horizons), Weitz' Roulette (EST), Jonathan Tolins' The Last Sunday In June (Rattlestick and Century Center), Bock's Swimming In The Shallows (Second Stage), Gina Gionfriddo's US Drag (stageFARM), and several productions with The Play Company. London: Bock's The Colby Sisters of Pittsburgh, PA (Tricycle). Select regional: McCraney's Choir Boy (Geffen and Alliance, NAACP and Suzi Bass awards), John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation (Old Globe), Richard Greenberg's The Injured Party (South Coast Rep), McNally's Unusual Acts of Devotion (La Jolla Playhouse), Christopher Durang's Betty's Summer Vacation (Bay Street), Bess Wohl's Touched (Williamstown Theater Festival), Michael Friedman and Daniel Goldstein's Unknown Soldier (WTF), Wohl's Barcelona (Geffen, Ovation nom.), Tennessee Williams' The Rose Tattoo (WTF). Upcoming: Harmon's Significant Other (Booth), Guare's Six Degrees of Separation (Barrymore).
Jack DiFalco (U/S Hench and Bobbie). Theatre: Mercury Fur (The New Group), Lord of The Flies (Denver Center), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Proscenium Theatre). Film: One Percent More Humid, Bully, I Can, I Will, I Did, Rocket Man, Naranja, The Hard Sell & Aoife O’Donovan’s Music Video Beekeeper. Television: The OA, Blue Bloods. Training: SUNY Purchase Workshop 2013, Yorktown Stage Company, Trinity Players.
Ari Graynor (Maggie). Upcoming Showtime series “I’m Dying Up Here” premiering 2017. Broadway: The Performers; Woody Allen’s Honeymoon Hotel in Relatively Speaking; The Little Dog Laughed and Brooklyn Boy (Clarence Derwent Award). Off-Broadway: American Hero, Trust and Dog Sees God. Film credits include upcoming The Masterpiece; For a Good Time Call, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist; Celeste and Jesse Forever, Holy Rollers, The Sitter, Youth in Revolt, Whip It; Conviction. T.V. highlights: “Bad Teacher,” “The Sopranos,” and “Fringe.”
Lucas Hedges (Hench). Previous film credits include Manchester By the Sea; The Zero Theorem; Moonrise Kingdom and The Grand Budhapest Hotel. TV credits include NBC’s miniseries The Slap. Lucas will next be seen in Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut Lady Bird, as well as Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri. He is honored to be making his stage debut at MCC.
Stefania LaVie Owen (Jenny). Best known for her starring role as Dorrit Bradshaw on CW’s “The Carrie Diaries” and can currently be seen as Nicole Chance on the Hulu series “Chance” opposite Hugh Laurie and Diane Farr. Her screen credits in the 2015 holiday-fantasy hit Krampus; Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones, her feature film debut; opposite Katie Holmes in the indie drama All We Had.
Justice Smith (Bobbie). TV: "The Get Down" on Netflix, "The Thundermans" on Nickelodeon Film: Paper Towns, upcoming Jurassic World 2 Theatre: The Watsons Go to Birmingham (La Mirada Theatre) 2013 Youngarts Winner in Spoken Theatre, Orange County School of the Arts alumni.