COLT COEUR PRESENTS CO UMRI E R O F THE WL OT R LC DO PE RE IN ASSOCIATION WITH MARY J. DAVIS / MBL PRODUCTIONS presents the world premiere of
BY STEPHEN BELBER DIRECTED BY ADRIENNE CAMPBELL- HOLT JOAN MAN WOMAN
JOHANNA DAY ADAM HARRINGTON MARJAN NESHAT
ANDREW MOERDYK SET DESIGN GRANT S. YEAGER LIGHTING DESIGN AMY ALTADONNA SOUND DESIGN KATE DUCEY PROJECTIONS DESIGN KELVIN PATER PROPERTIES DESIGN EMILY REBHOLZ COSTUME CONSULTANT MARISA KAUGARS ASSOCIATE SCENIC DESIGN CAROLYNN RICHER PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER KATIE CECIL CAIRNS ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER/ WARDROBE SUPERVISOR CAROLINE SARKOZI ASSISTANT DIRECTOR JENNIFER HILL SCENIC PAINTER DEIRDRE MORGAN COSTUME ASSISTANT CO-LINE PRODUCER AYANA PARKER MORRISON CO-LINE PRODUCER MADELEINE GOLDSMITH PRODUCTION MANAGER / TECHNICAL DIRECTOR EMMA JOHNSON PRESS AGENT RICHARD KORNBERG & ASSOCIATES PRODUCTION STILLS ROBERT ALTMAN GRAPHIC DESIGN ERIC EMCH VIDEOGRAPHY CRYSTAL ARNETTE & ADVENTURE WE CAN
Developed with the support of New York Stage and Film & Vassarâ€™s Powerhouse Season, Summer 2017 & Ojai Playwrights Conference, Robert Egan, Artistic Director/Producer, Summer 2018 ,
The Actors and Stage Manager employed in this production are members of Actors Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
BIOGRAPHIES JOHANNA DAY (JOAN) Broadway: The Nap, Sweat (Tony Nomination), You Can’t Take It With You, August: Osage County, Lombardi, Proof (Tony Nomination). Theatre: Peace for Mary Francis (New Group), Peter and Jerry (Second Stage – Drama Desk Nomination) Appropriate (Signature Obie Award, The Lilly Award), Poor Behavior (Mark Taper), Realistic Joneses (Yale), Choice (Huntington), The Rainmaker (Arena Stage – Helen Hayes Award), How I Learned to Drive (Vineyard). Television: Madam Secretary (5 Years Recurring), The Knick, The Americans, Masters of Sex, Alpha House, Royal Pains. Film: Great Gilley Hopkins, How Far She Went, The Breatharian.
ADAM HARRINGTON (MALE)
A proud company member, this is Adam’s third Colt Coeur production. He appeared in How to Live on Earth and Everything Is Ours (both at HERE Arts Center). Other NY Theatre: Waitress (Workshop/ART), Goldor $ Mythyka (New Georges), Hit-Lit (Queens Theater), The Judy Holliday Story (NYCFringe Encore Series). Regionally, Adam has worked at Connecticut Rep, Dorset Theatre, Infinity Theatre, Chautauqua Theatre, New Jersey Rep, The Theatre at Boston Court, and Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre. TV: The Tick, Billions, Taxi: Brooklyn, Royal Pains, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Better Off Ted, Parenthood, Dirt, Heroes, Kevin Hill, Scrubs. Film: Hard Sell, From The Head, Iron Man, Torque. He’s appeared in dozens of commercials, done a bunch of stand-up, and has produced and acted in several comedic web-series. He holds a BA in Theatre from UCLA.
MARJAN NESHAT (FEMALE)
Theater credits include Julius Caesar (NYSF), Queens (O’neill, Women’s Project), The Seagull (CSC), The Three Sisters Project, Fallaci (Berkeley Rep. dir, Oskar Eustis) Scorched (ACT), A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Tempest (Shakespeare on the Sound), Riverbend (Edinburgh Fringe Festival) 365 Days/365 Plays (The Public), Sexual Perversity in Chicago (ACT), and The Logic of The Birds (The Kitchen) among others. She most recently played a lead in the multi-award winning independent feature film Rockaways, as well as recurring roles on the show Strangers and Quantico. Other recent Film and Television roles include, Elementary, Chromophobia, The Book of Henry, Almost in Love, RoboCop, Sex in the City 2, First Person Singular, Cry Funny Happy. Person of Interest, Royal Pains, Blue Bloods, Funny in Farsi, Black Box, Unforgettable, Fringe and multiple Law and Orders. She is a member of The Actors Center.
CAROLYNN RICHER (PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER) Off Broadway: Stuffed, Primary Stages: Downstairs, Ma-Yi Theater Company: Peer Gynt and the Norwegian Hapa Band, Atlantic Theater Company: These Paper Bullets! Regional: Folger Theatre: The Way of the World, Berkshire Theatre Group: Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All…, Little Shop of Horrors; Yale Repertory Theatre: Accidental Death of an Anarchist, A Streetcar Named Desire; Dorset Theatre Festival: Cry It Out. BA: University of Notre Dame MFA: Yale School of Drama.
STEPHEN BELBER (PLAYWRIGHT) Stephen Belber’s plays have been produced on Broadway and in over 25 countries. They include Match (Broadway, Tony nom./ Frank Langella), McReele (Roundabout), Dusk Rings A Bell (Atlantic Theater), Don’t Go Gentle (MCC), Geometry Of Fire (Rattlestick), The Power Of Duff (Huntington/Geffen), Tape (Naked Angels), The Muscles In Our Toes (Labyrinth Theater), One Million Butterflies (Primary Stages), and others. He was an Associate Writer on The Laramie Project, and co-writer on The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later. Upcoming: We Are Among Us, (City Theater, Pittsburgh, world premiere). Written and directed two films, Management, (Jennifer Aniston/Woody Harrelson), and Match, (Patrick Stewart/Carla Gugino), and written the movies Tape (Ethan Hawke/Uma Thurman, directed by Richard Linklater), The Laramie Project (associate writer, HBO, Emmy nom. for writing), Drifting Elegant, and O.G., (Jeffrey Wright, HBO/Feb. 2019). Television includes Law & Order SVU, Rescue Me, and pilots for HBO, F/X, USA, TNT, ABC, Fox, & History. Currently writing a film about the Kent State shootings for director Jay Roach, and is a consulting producer/writer on season two of The First, on Hulu.
ADRIENNE CAMPBELL- HOLT (DIRECTOR)
Adrienne is the Founding Artistic Director of Colt Coeur and the recipient of the 2018 Lucille Lortel Visionary Director Award. Upcoming: world premieres of Hatef*ck by Rehana Lew Mirza (WP/Colt Coeur), and We are Among Us by Stephen Belber (City Theater). Recent world premieres/productions: Downstairs, by Theresa Rebeck (Primary Stages), Thirst, by C. A. Johnson (Contemporary American Theater Festival), Zürich, by Amelia Roper (Colt Coeur/NYTW), What We’re Up Against by Theresa Rebeck (WP Theater), Empathitrax by Ana Nogueira (Colt Coeur), Cal in Camo (co-pro Rattlestick & Colt Coeur), Dry Land by Ruby Rae Spiegel (Colt Coeur), Reunion by Greg Moss (South Coast Rep), and Seven Minutes in Heaven by Steven Levenson (Colt Coeur). Adrienne is currently developing the new musical Other World with Hunter Bell, Jeff Bowen, Ann McNamee & WETA Workshop, as well as Afterwords, with Zoe Sarnak and Emily Kaczmarek. BA Barnard College, Columbia University.
KATIE CECIL CAIRNS (ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER)
New York: Zurich (Colt Coeur) Cleopatra: The New Pop Experience (Theatre for the New City). Regional: The Secret Garden, West Side Story, On Golden Pond (New London Barn Playhouse), You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, The Wonder Bread Years, Pirates of Penzance, LUV, Almost, Maine (Heritage Theatre Festival). BFA in Stage Management from Virginia Commonwealth University.
ANDREW MOERDYK (SET DESIGN)
Andrew is a New York City based set and costume designer for stage and film Recent productions include Indeed Friend (Clubbed Thumb / Playwrights Downtown), The Triumphant [parts 3,4& 7] at Target Margin Theater, Thyestes and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (NYU), The Tempest and Don Juan Comes Back from the War (Columbia Stages) and Go Get the Axe (FIG Productions). He has an MFA in Design for Stage and Film from NYU-Tisch School of the Arts. With an M.Arch [prof] from the University of Cape Town, Andrew is also an architect with projects in Cape Town, Miami and Dubai.
GRANT YEAGER (LIGHTING DESIGNER)
Colt Coeur member and lighting designer for all 9 previous Colt Coeur productions. NY: What We’re Up Against (WP Theatre); Now. Here. This. (Vineyard); Between Worlds (NWS); Chimichangas and Zoloft (Atlantic); Long Story Short (Prospect); A Tribute to David Bowie (Radio City Music Hall); Designer for The New York Pops Orchestra 2012-present; 70+ concerts at Carnegie Hall. Regional/Int'l: The Nest (Denver Center); Dear Elizabeth (Dorset Theatre Festival); Shida (ART); Joseph... (Dallas Theater Center); Soul Doctor (Israel); Siudy Entre Mundos (Venezuela, Mexico); Central Avenue Breakdown (Korea). www.grantyeagerdesign.com. Thanks Adrienne!
AMY ALTADONNA (SOUND DESIGNER)
Amy designed the world premieres of Dry Land, Cal in Camo, Seven Minutes in Heaven, Recall, and Everything is Ours with Colt Coeur, where she is an Artistic Associate. Other favorite credits include Or, and HIR with Alice Regan, and The Creditors, 4,000 Miles and The Taming with Nicole Ricciardi at Shakespeare & Company, the regional premiere of Dear Elizabeth at Dorset Theatre Festival, Death of a Salesman, Fences (Virginia Stage Company), Skin of Our Teeth, Treasure Island, Peter and the Starcatcher (Perseverance Theater), The Capables (Gym at Judson), Take Me Back (Walkerspace), Bastards of Strindberg, Miss Julie (Scandinavian American Theatre Company), Collidescope 2.0, created by Ping Chong and Talvin Wilkes, Marie Antoinette, and Machinal at UMass Amherst, where she teaches sound design. B.A. Music, William & Mary; M.F.A. Sound Design, Yale. www.amyaltadonnasounddesign.com
KATE DUCEY (PROJECTION DESIGNER)
Kate Ducey is a New York-based projection & lighting designer with a background in dance and aerial performance. Recent projection designs include The Pill (La Mama, NYC), Where Earth Meets the Sky (Cara Mia Theater, Dallas), and co-design of Unbreakable by Andrew Lippa (San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus). Recent lighting designs include Regret & Time Travel (Dixon Place, NYC), Untitled Rainbow Project (Wild Project, NYC) and Worse Than Tigers (New Ohio, NYC).She has also been the Associate Projection Designer on works like 20th Century Blues at The Signature Theater (design by Beowulf Borritt) and Orfeo at the Opera Theater of St. Louis (design by Peter Nigrini). She also recently assisted Peter Nigrini with projections on the Dear Evan Hansen 1st National Tour.
KELVIN PATER (PROPERTIES DESIGNER)
This lead to him working with and assisting various set & light designers such as Jean Kalman at the METOpera, Theun Mosk with Sunken Garden (directed by Michel van der Aa) & Paul Steinberg. His most recent credits as a designer for stage & film include: Black Garden (worldpremière in Paris), Hamlet Machine at Theater Row (United Solo Artist Festival), Comfort
Woman at Playwright Horizons (Associate Designer). Upcoming projects: Medea at Columbia Stages (Feb. 2019), Black Garden at the Tank (Feb.2019) & Oedipus in the District (London, June 2019). Amsterdam University of the Arts; MFA Design for Stage & Film, NYU.
EMILY REBHOLZ (COSTUME CONSULTANT) Broadway: Getting the Band Back Together; Indecent; Dear Evan Hansen; Oh, Hello On Broadway; If/Then; Vanya and Sonia Masha and Spike; Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Select Recent: Jagged Little Pill (A.R.T), The Low Road (The Public), Winters Tale (TFNA), Mary Jane (NYTW), Twelfth Night (CSC), Brigadoon (Encores!), The Robber Bridegroom (Roundabout), Lucia Di Lammermoor and Don Giovanni (Santa Fe Opera). Orfeo ed Euridice (Opera Theatre of St. Louis) Upcoming: Nantucket Sleigh Ride (LCT) MFA: Yale University
EMMA JOHNSON (PRODUCTION MANAGER / TECHNICAL DIRECTOR)
Emma is a Brooklyn-based stage and production manager, specializing in reinterpretations of classical texts and the creation of new works in collaborative, devised settings. Emma completed the 2050 Administrative Fellowship at New York Theatre Workshop as a member of the inaugural 2017-18 class. Emma has received training at SUNY Oswego as well as The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, The Public Theater, Target Margin Theater, and New York Theatre Workshop. Recent credits include Borders at New York Theatre Workshop and Radio Delirio at The Performing Garage. She is also a photographer and writer with a seasonal green thumb.
AYANA PARKER MORRISON (LINE PRODUCER)
Ayana is a New York-based Actor, Writer and Producer. Her theatre credits include an east coast tour of, Kids on Bikes dir. Taylor Reynolds; new musical Blood & Water dir. Maya Evans. Her film credits include Eleven Two-Oh Three, written and directed by Jeremy Accime. She has also Line Produced several shorts for Stonestreet Studios based in New York. Ayana was the first Producing Fellow at the New York Theatre Workshop as a part of their inaugural 2050 Artistic Fellowship Program. She now serves as the Director of Producing & Creative Planning at Checkmark Theatre Company. BFA, Drama, NYU.
MADELEINE GOLDSMITH (LINE PRODUCER) Madeleine is a New York-based producer determined to make art for our current political climate. In the last year, since moving to New York from San Francisco, she has produced works at Abrons Arts Center, HERE Arts Center, and Target Margin Theater. In the fall of 2018 she had productions at NYTW, The Bushwick Starr, SoHo Rep and Access Theater. She has an upcoming production in The Ford Studio at The Signature Theater. MadeleineDaraGoldsmith.com
AMY C. ASHTON (MANAGING DIRECTOR) Amy is a producer, director, and dramaturg, she is in her seventh season as Managing Director of Colt Coeur Theatre Company, developing and producing 9 World Premiere productions. She is an associated artist with The Woodshed Collective, serving as producer on Kpop, Empire Travel Agency, and Does it Hurt When I Do This. In 2018 she joined The Civilians as Artistic Associate and she is a resident director of Hero Theatre Company. She produced the 2015 Prototype Festival production of Kansas City Choir Boy starring Courtney Love and Todd Almond, and the 2017 NYMF production of The Demise. Selected dramaturg/assistant director credits include Only a Kingdom (Guild Hall), Talley’s Folly (Roundabout), The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore (Roundabout and Hartford Stage), Macbeth (Chicago Shakespeare), Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hartford Stage), Motherhood Out Loud (Rose Productions), Culture Clash’s Zorro in Hell (La Jolla Playhouse).
MARY J. DAVIS / MBL PRODUCTIONS (PRODUCER) Broadway: The Cher Show, Mean Girls; Angels in America; M Butterfly; Natasha, Pierre…; Disaster! by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick. Off-Broadway: Unraveled by Jennifer Blackmer, Pressing Matters by Jennifer Jasper; Jackob Hoffman’s A Persistent Memory; C.O.A.L. by David Brian Colbert; James Wesley’s Unbroken Circle; New York premiere of Tennessee Williams’s The Pretty Trap; The Shoemaker starring Danny Aiello; James Wesley’s Art and Science (Uptown Theater, Dallas). Doubt by John Patrick Shanley (London’s Southwark Playhouse). Upcoming: Willy Holtzman’s Smart Blonde and Michael Tucker’s Fern Hill (both at 59e59). MBLProductions.net.
ABOUT COLT COEUR We embrace the infinite theatrical potential of intimate live performance. We contemplate questions that inspire us and devise theater pieces which respond to and engage with the world in which we live. We address the ambivalence, terror and exhilaration of our age on the scale of person-to-person through theater that utilizes a simplicity of means to achieve richness of expression. Our original, story-driven, visceral theater straddles the line between mainstream and experimental, elevates design while valuing strong storytelling, and pulls you close and doesn’t let go. We strive to create great happenings in small rooms, theater as close as a whisper in your ear or a stranger’s hand brushing yours. Intimacy is our way in. Artistic director Adrienne Campbell-Holt leads a 16-member ensemble of actors, playwrights and designers to nurture the next generation of theater artists through the development and production of new plays and by providing arts education to students from underserved nyc public schools. Over 8 years, Colt Coeur has produced 9 world premieres; developed 36 plays; and provided free arts education for over 100 students productions All 8 world premieres received rave reviews and have enabled us to build an audience base. Steven Levenson’s SEVEN MINUTES IN HEAVEN was selected by Ars Nova for ANTFEST and subsequently transferred to the Emerging America Festival in Boston before running for 3 weeks at HERE. Lucas Kavner’s FISH EYE ran for 3 weeks at HERE and was included in NY Magazine’s “Best of 2011″ list. Eliza Clark’s RECALL had a 4-week run at the Wild Project and also received rave reviews. Nikole Beckwith’s satire EVERYTHING IS OURS ran for 4 weeks in 2013 at HERE and extended due to demand. Ruby Spiegel’s DRY LAND made NYPost’s Top 10 of 2014 list and was recently published in American Theater magazine (along with photographs from our production). MJ Kaufman’s HOW TO LIVE ON EARTH enjoyed a 4-week run in the fall of 2015 and was featured on MSNBC’s “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell. 2016 was Colt Coeur’s fullest season to date – the company produced two world premiere. With Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, CAL IN CAMO was celebrated by Ben Brantley in the New York Times as a “mystical cocktail of a play” and extended due to demand. Ana Nogueira’s play EMPATHITRAX premiered at HERE, and was celebrated for its universality, bravery and heart. Most recently, ZÜRICH by Amelia Roper, premiered at New York Theatre Workshop’s Next Door Series and was nominated for 4 New York Innovative Theatre Awards. Nearly all of these plays have also been published and will receive future productions around the US and abroad.
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HATEFUCK Passions ignite when Layla, an intense literature professor, accuses Imran, a brashly iconoclastic novelist, of trading in anti-Muslim stereotypes. But as their attraction grows into something more, they discover that good sex doesn’t always make good bedfellows. Conflicting cultural identities collide in this thornily clever antidote to a “meet-cute” romance. Director Adrienne Campbell-Holt (What We’re Up Against) returns to WP Theater to direct this bracingly insightful new play by Rehana Lew Mirza
COMING UP: POST-SHOW TALKBACK AFTER THE 8:30PM FEBRUARY 1ST PERFORMANCE JOAN BENEFIT PERFORMANCE SATURDAY FEBRUARY 16TH | TICKETS: $50 PURCHASE INCLUDES PRE-SHOW RECEPTION, RESERVED SEAT, AND AFTER-PARTY.