Final Casting is announced for The Common Tongue Theatre's 1st New York reading of Neil Wechsler's Yale Drama Award Winning play, GRENADINE.
The reading, directed by Hal Brooks will include:
(still waiting for one...)
Monday September 26th, 2011
Theater for the New City
The Johnson Theatre
155 1st Ave (btw 9th and 10th)
(Tickets online or Cash/Check at the door)
Neil Wechsler (playwright): lives in Buffalo, NY, with his wife, Anne, and their two children, Max, 5, and Sasha, 3. His play GRENADINE won the 2008 Yale Drama Award. Edward Albee was the judge. The play was published by Yale University Press. It was The Drama Book Shop Play of the Week, October, 2009. It premiered at Road Less Traveled Productions in Buffalo (2009). It has received student productions at SMU (2010) and UNC-Chapel Hill (2011). Neil is currently working on an adaptation of Ibsen's EMPEROR AND GALILEAN, which will open at Torn Space Theater in Buffalo, March, 2012.
Hal Brooks (director): directed Nilaja Sun's Obie Award Winning No Child , Will Eno's Pulitzer Finalist Thom Pain (based on nothing) and Mona Mansour's Urge for Going (Public Theater), and served as creative consultant on Colin Quinn's Long Story Short directed by Jerry Seinfeld. Regional: Six Years (Humana), Back Back Back (Dallas Theater Center), Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Two River), My Name is Asher Lev (Marin). Other New York:Valparaiso and The Flu Season (Rude Mechanicals of New York), What Then and Precious Little (Clubbed Thumb). Hal is the Associate Artistic Director of the Ojai Playwrights Conference, a member of LCT Directors Lab, a Drama League Fellow, a recipient of the NEA/TCG Program for Directors, and Artistic Director of the Cape Cod Theatre Project. Upcoming: Tigers Be Still (Dallas),The Whale (Denver). Current: Ionesco's The Bald Soprano (The Pearl Theatre, NY).
Bob Adrian (actor 1): NY Theatre: Macbeth (Roundabout); The Wound of Love, Small Potatoes (Houseman); The Cavern (CSC); The Vocal Lords (St. Clements) NATIONAL TOUR: Doubles. EUROPEAN TOUR: West Side Story. REGIONAL: Forum (Conversations With My Father--Newark Star-Ledger Award); Northlight (Buying Time); Dorset (Crossing Niagara); Stamford Th. Works (Cobb); Vineyard (Broadway Bound); Milwaukee Shakespeare Fest. (Henry 1V Part 2) FILM: 12 Monkeys, The Cowboy Way, Jungle Fever, Basketball Diaries, Killer Instinct. (Identical, A Wife Alone, Sacrificial Freshmen-soon to be released) TV & RADIO: CCTV Miniseries (War for China's Fate); BBC (Moby Dick, Glowboys); New York Soaps, Radio adaptations of de Maupassant and Edgar Allan Poe.
Larry Block (grove): first appeared in New York City as The Boy, in Sam Shepard's LA TURISTA at The American Place Theatre. His most recent stage appearance was as the older man, Kris Kristopherson, in The Actors Studio production of Eugene O'Neill's ANNA CHRISTIE. In between he has been in many plays and films and television episodes and, most notably, Joe Frank's radio shows on NPR. His work includes ANGELS IN AMERICA, GYPSY, WONDERFUL TOWN, MASH, BARNEY MILLER, COMING ATTRACTIONS, THE LOMAN FAMILY PICNIC, KOJAK, TWELFTH NIGHT, PERICLES, LARGO DESOLATO, BARETTA, CHARLIE'S ANGELS, SHAMUS, BAIT, HEAVEN CAN WAIT, FRIENDS AND STRANGERS, LAW AND ORDER, THIRD WATCH, and most recently as Gary Garrison, in the upcoming NBC series SMASH.