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By JC Lee
Directed by Liesl Tommy

Set Design by Clint Ramos
Costume Design by Jacob A. Climer
Lighting Design by Jiyoun Chang
Sound Design by Broken Chord
Projection Design by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew 
Prop Master Joshua Yocom

Production Stage Manager Alex H. Hajjar
Stage Manager Ayisha Hunt
Casting Telsey + Company / Adam Caldwell, CSA, Will Cantler, CSA, Karyn Casl, CSA

JC Lee (Playwright) writes for theatre, film and television. His play Luce received its world premiere in 2013 at Lincoln Center Theatre and is currently being adapted into a movie starring Naomi Watts and Octavia Spencer. Other plays have been staged and developed throughout the United States at venues including Center Theatre Group, Ojai Playwrights Conference, Ferocious Lotus Theatre Company, Marin Theatre Company, The Williamstown Theatre Festival, Magic Theatre, Azuka Theatre Company and many others. He's received commissions and/or fellowships from the Old Globe, Manhattan Theatre Club, Second Stage, South Coast Repertory, Playwright’s Realm and the National New Play Network. His television credits include ABC’s “How To Get Away With Murder,” and both “Looking” and “Girls” on HBO, where he’s developing a television show based on The Song Machine by John Seabrook. He’s currently working on the film adaptation of The Nutcracker for Warner Brothers with director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. JC is a graduate of Bloomsburg University and The Juilliard School. He can be found online @jclee1230. 

Liesl Tommy 
(Director) is an Obie and Lortel award-winning director whose recent Broadway production of Danai Gurira’s Eclipsed starring Lupita Nyong'o garnered 6 Tony Award® nominations. Liesl made history as the first woman of color ever to be nominated for the Tony Award® for Best Direction of a Play. She also recently made her TV directorial debut with Ava Duvernay's show, Queen Sugar on Oprah's network OWN. Off-Broadway credits include: Vineyard Theatre/Signature Theatre (VA): Kid Victory; Public Theater: EclipsedParty People, The Good Negro; Signature Theatre:Appropriate (Obie Award). Liesl has also directed productions at the Hyperion Theater for Disney, Canadian Stage, Luminato Festival, Huntington Theater, LA Jolla Theater, Woolly Mammoth, Baltimore Centre Stage, Dallas Theater Center, OSF, Berkeley Repertory, Shakespeare Theater, CATF, Yale Repertory, California Shakespeare Theater, La Jolla Playhouse and Trinity Repertory. Liesl is a Program Associate at The Sundance Institute and Associate Artist at Berkeley Repertory. Liesl is a proud native of Cape Town South Africa.

Pascale Armand (Msemaji) is proud to be an award-winning actor. Her body of work includes appearing on Broadway in the history-making production of Eclipsed by Danai Gurira (2016 Tony Award® nominee for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play) & The Trip to Bountiful with Ms. Cicely Tyson, embodying Shakespearean characters ('Rosaline' in Love's Labor's Lost, 'Marina' in Pericles, 'Ophelia' in Hamlet, 'Celia' in As You Like It), performing in solid works of African-American playwrights ('Beneatha' in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, 'Grace' in The Piano Lesson, 'Rena' in Jitney, 'Black Mary' in Gem of the Ocean by August Wilson & 'Salima' in Lynn Nottage's Ruined) & originating characters in premieres of contemporary pieces ('Jekesai/Ester' in Danai Gurira's The Convert (2012 LA Ovation Award for Best Leading Actress in a Play) and 'Amina' in Belleville by Amy Herzog. Other works: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' An Octoroon. Film & television credits: “The Blacklist,” “American Odyssey,” “Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D,” and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.” Core member of Quick Silver Theater. Alumna of NYU's Graduate Acting Program.

Molly Camp (Kelly) is thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful cast and creative team. Favorite Theatre Credits include: The Heiress (Broadway), Close Up Space (Manhattan Theatre Club, directed by Leigh Silverman), Extremities (Berkshire Theatre Group, directed by Karen Allen); Crimes of the Heart (McCarter, directed by Liesl Tommy), Are You There McPhee? (McCarter, John Guare world premiere), The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Berkeley Rep, directed by Les Waters), An Opening in Time (Hartford Stage, Christopher Shinn world premiere, directed by Oliver Butler), and Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing (Vineyard Playhouse, directed by James Lapine). On television Molly has appeared on “High Maintenance,” “Gotham,” “Law and Order: SVU,” “The Good Wife,” “Gossip Girl,” and “All My Children.”  Molly is a member of the Actors Center and graduate of Otterbein University. 

Jayne Houdyshell (Theresa). Broadway: A Doll’s House: Part 2 (Tony Award® nomination), The Humans (Tony Award®), Fish in the Dark, Romeo and Juliet, Follies (Tony Award® nomination), The Importance of Being Earnest, Dead Accounts, Bye Bye Birdie, Wicked, Well (Tony Award® nomination, Theatre World Award). Off-Broadway: The Humans (Obie Award, Drama Desk Award for Best Ensemble); Harrison, TX; Coraline,The Receptionist, The New Century, The Pain and The Itch, Much Ado About Nothing,Well (Obie Award). She is the recipient of a 2013 Special Drama Desk Award “for her artistry as an exceptionally versatile and distinctive Broadway and Off-Broadway performer.” Film: Lucky Stiff, Everybody’s Fine, Garden State, Trust the Man, Bounty Hunter. TV: "The Good Fight," "American Odyssey," "Elementary," "Blue Bloods," "Law & Order: SVU."

Richard Masur (David) has been well known to theater, film, and television audiences for almost 45 years.  Broadway: The Changing RoomDemocracy, and Lucky Guy.  Off-Broadway: Sarah, Sarah - MTC, The Ruby Sunrise – The Public; Sarah Treem’s a feminine ending, Mike Leigh’s 2000 Years; Charles Busch’s Olive and The Bitter Herbs, Will Power’s Fetch Clay, Make Man.Film: Who’ll Stop the Rain, Risky BusinessThe Thing, My GirlHeaven’s Gate, Forget Paris, HeartburnUnder FireTumbledown, Don’t Think Twice, and The Lonely Boys. TV Film: Over 45AdamFallen Angel and When The Bough BreaksThe Burning Bed (Emmy® Nomination), And The Band Played OnIt, and 61*. TV series: “The Hot l Baltimore,” “One Day at a Time,” “Rhoda,” “Empire,” “Picket Fences,” “Bored To Death,” “Girls,” “The Good Wife,” “The Good Fight,” “Orange is the New Black,” “Younger,” “Red Oaks,” and “Transparent.”Go to imdb.com for a full list.  

 

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