ZAMBONI, Associate Artistic Director Leslie Kincaid Burby’s recent directing project, has been selected for inclusion in the Fringe Encore Series at the historic SoHo Playhouse. The spectacular cast includes our WorkShop pals Joe Franchini and Lucy McMichael, and Kim Jones is our amazing stage manager. F
If you haven’t yet had a chance to see the super piece, a discount code was just announced: ZAMED
Monday Oct. 3, 2016 at 8PM
Saturday Oct. 8 2016 at 7PM
Sunday Oct. 9 2016 at 7PM
Wednesday Oct. 12 at 8PM
Saturday Oct. 15 at 7PM
See you there!
Lunchtime Theatre to Return to the West End with STRAIGHT TO THE HEART
Director Alex Dmitriev is bringing lunchtime theatre back to the West End, with three heartfelt and provocative short plays by American playwright Ken Jaworowski.
In each play, the characters’ alternating monologues lead you on an unexpected journey. Pulse – a son tells of confronting his father about his sexuality; a father teaches his son to stand up to bullies with lasting consequences; and a daughter takes her father on one last trip. One to the Head, One to the Heart – a father’s dream of a large family is set aside by the financial burden of caring for a disabled child, or is it? The Truth Tellers – a night out for two lonely people, will their lies keep them apart?
Alistair Brown, Nadia Shash and Daniel Simpson, under the direction of Alex Dmitriev, perform in each of the three plays. Ken Jaworowski is a staff editor for The New York Times. His play Acts of Redemption recently appeared at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, while Believers, directed by Alex Dmitriev, was produced by the Workshop Theater Company in New York. Other plays include Never Missed a Day, Certain Souls and Interchange, which has been published by Broadway Play Publishing.
Alistair Brown’s recent credits includes Mr Perks in The Railway Children (National Tour). Nadia Shash trained at Birmingham School of Acting, and her recent credits include: The Bible (Shakespeare’s Globe), As You Like It and The Taming of the Shrew (Cambridge Shakespeare Festival), Much Ado About Nothing (The Scoop), The Wrong Sleep (Cock Tavern) and Stovepipe (HighTide/Bush Theatre/National Theatre). Daniel Simpson trained at East 15 and The Actor Works. Theatre credits include: Doonreagan (Jermyn Street Theatre), London Road (National Theatre) and Driving Miss Daisy (Julian Stonman UK – National Tour).
Alex Dmitriev, a New York based freelance director, has worked at regional theaters across the United States and Canada. His work in NYC has been at The Actors’ Studio, The York Theater Co. Irish Rep and the Abingdon Theater Company among others. In London, he directed Doonreagan (Jermyn Street Theatre) about Poet Laureate TEd Hughes and his mistress, Assia Wevill.
Talented WorkShop Company Artist, KEN GLICKFELD, who has delighted audiences over the years with a wide range of wonderful performances was honored Monday, September 26 at THE PLAYERS’ HALL OF FAME.
Ken, who’s been with The WorkShop virtually since it’s inception, has been a stalwart artist in the NY Theater scene since the ’60’s and is being honored at the home of Edwin Booth along with Bill Pullman, Voice -Over King, Joe Sirola, and a posthumous honor to some obscure Player by the name of James Stewart.
We honor Ken and observe this most deserved accolade for our friend and colleague.
Well, it was quite the scene at the IT Awards ceremony tonight. Starting with the opening number, tightly directed by Workshop member DeLisa White (along with the rest of the evening), and involving the talents of Workshop members Ben Sumrall, Anne Fizzard, CK Allen, Mick Bleyer, and Sarah Brown, the evening only went up from there.
First, Scott C. Sickles won Outstanding Original Full-Length Script for Composure, and then Fritz Brekeller won for Outstanding Director for Composure. The play is outstanding, and it will be even better when we remount the play in late April!
These awards (and the two other nominations we received), highlight our mission statement: the rigorous development of new American plays and musicals.