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Playwright Neil LaBute
Director Leigh Silverman

Set Designer Rachel Hauck
Costume Designer Emily Rebholz
Lighting Designer Matt Frey
Sound Designer Bart Fasbender
Prop Master Raphael Mishler

Neil LaButeNeil LaBute (Playwright) burst onto the filmmaking scene at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival with his feature debut, In the Company of Men.  The film went on to win the Filmmaker Trophy at the festival, as well as the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best First Feature.  In addition to Sundance, it screened at the Cannes, Edinburgh, and Deauville Film Festivals and won two Independent Spirit Awards. Following on the success of In the Company of Men, LaBute continued to push boundaries on screen and stage and has established himself as a leading playwright and film & television writer/director.  Among his films are Your Friends and Neighbors, Nurse Betty, The Shape of Things, Lakeview Terrace, Some Velvet Morning, and Dirty Weekend.  In television, he has created two series for DirecTV, ten x ten, a collection of monologues, and  Billy & Billie, a half-hour comedy starring Adam Brody.  LaBute is currently serving as showrunner on the new SyFy series Van Helsing, scheduled to debut in late 2016. LaBute’s plays have been Tony and Olivier Award nominated and staged throughout the world.  They include bash: latter-day plays, The Shape of Things, The Mercy Seat, The Distance From Here, Autobahn, Fat Pig, Some Girl(s), This Is How It Goes, Wrecks, Filthy Talk for Troubled Times, In a Dark Dark House, reasons to be pretty (Tony Award nominated for Best Play), The Break of Noon, In A Forest, Dark And Deep, Reasons to Be Happy and MCC's 2014 premiere The Money Shot. In spring 2015, another new work, The Way We Get By, premiered at the Second Stage Theatre.LaBute is also the author of Seconds of Pleasure, a collection of short fiction which was published by Grove Atlantic.

Leigh SilvermanLeigh Silverman (Director) is a two-time Obie winner, directed the Encores! and Broadway productions of Jeanine Tesori’s Violet and earned a Tony Award nomination. Other Broadway credits include David Henry Hwang’s Chinglish and Lisa Kron’s Well as well as Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party for Encores! She most recently directed Hansol Jung’s Cardboard Piano for the Humana Festival. She has directed over 30 Off-Broadway world premieres including: The Way We Get By (Second Stage); Bright Half Life (WP); American Hero (Second Stage and Williamstown Theatre Festival); Kung Fu (Signature Theatre); The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence (Playwrights Horizons); The Madrid (MTC); Golden Child (Signature Theatre); In The Wake (Center Theatre Group/Berkeley Rep and Public Theater, Obie Award, Lortel nomination); Go Back to Where You Are (Playwrights Horizons, Obie Award); From Up Here (MTC, Drama Desk nomination); Yellow Face (Pulitzer finalist, Center Theatre Group/Public Theater); Coraline (MCC/True Love); Hunting and Gathering (Primary Stages); Oedipus at Palm Springs (NYTM); The Beebo Brinker Chronicles (Hourglass Group); Blue Door (Playwrights Horizons/Seattle Rep); Well (Public Theater/Huntington Theatre/ACT).

Judith LightJudith Light (Faye) is well known for her extensive body of work on stage, in film and television. She is currently starring in Amazon Prime's Golden Globe winning series, "Transparent," created by Jill Soloway. She is also recognized for her impressive body of stage work; receiving a Tony nomination for the play Lombardi, followed by two consecutive Tony and Drama Desk wins for the plays, Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz and The Assembled Parties by Richard Greenberg. Judith starred in the television series, "Who's the Boss," and received two consecutive Emmy awards for her work on "One Life to Live.” Some of her more recent television work includes; "Law and Order, SVU" and "Dallas.” She starred in and produced, through her production company, the film, Save Me, which premiered at Sundance. Judith performed in Europe, in several repertory companies across the country, and at the Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Foundation. For her performance of the Pulitzer Prize winning play, Wit, she was awarded the Helen Hayes and Eliot Norton awards. She has been a longtime advocate in relation to many causes, especially the fight to end HIV/ Aids and has been a champion for LGBTQ and human rights. Judith is an active participant in a variety of organizations including Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights Aids, and the Point Foundation, as well as numerous others.

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