After several readings in 2011 (and a hiatus to perform in Cathy Rigby's PETER PAN), Steven Strafford is bringing back METHTACULAR! for another set of newly work-shopped presentations at TACT Studio. The workshop presentations, produced by Justin Brill, are open to the public (reservations required) and will occur at 4:00 PM on Sunday, February 5th and 6:30 PM on Monday, February 6th.
TACT Studio is located at 900 Broadway (at 20th Street) in suite #905. Seating is extremely limited and reservations can be made by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
METHTACULAR! is written and performed by Steven Strafford (SPAMALOT) and directed by Adam Fitzgerald (kef theatrical productions) with music supervison by John McDaniel (BONNIE AND CLYDE, THE ROSIE O'DONNELL SHOW) and Video Design by Aaron Rhyne (BONNIE AND CLYDE) and presented by Justin Brill (WICKED, national tour).
About the show: "METHTACULAR! is Steven Strafford's hilarious and harrowing account of his three year run as a crystal meth addict in Chicago. Weaving together storytelling, song and Facts of Life references, Strafford takes you down into the depths of a drug addicted, sex crazed life."
METHTACULAR! marks the second collaboration for Brill, Strafford and Fitzgerald, having previously produced (Directed by Fitzgerald and featuring Brill and Strafford) the Las Vegas concert version of INFINITE JOY as a benefit for the Rape Crisis Center.
Steven Strafford is a Brooklyn-born, Jersey-raised actor and writer. He has been seen in Spamalot (Original Vegas Cast) as Prince Herbert and 4 other characters (He's the guy who said, "I'm not dead yet," amongst other things.) Steven has worked regionally at Portland Stage Company, Sacramento Music Circus and Bakerloo Theatre Project and has performed in Europe in Grease! and in Asia in Cinderella (w/ Lea Salonga). Steven has also been featured on UCB TV and audiences can catch his storytelling at The Moth in and around NYC (www.themoth.org).
Adam Fitzgerald is a freelance Director and General Manager, as well as the Artistic Director of kef theatrical productions. Recent directing credits include Friends and Relations by Marc Castle and Michael Walker's Letter from Algeria. With kef, Adam directed many productions, readings and workshops including Killing Women, Lyric is Waiting, Island Song, Girl in the Goldfish Bowl and The Female Terrorist Project. Adam has served as a Directing Fellow at Playwrights Horizons (assisting on Three Changes by Nicky Silver, Prayer for my Enemy by Craig Lucas and Inked Baby by Christina Anderson), as the Artistic Associate at Playhouse West (where his production of Defiance garnered Critics Circle nominations for Director and Production) and as the Associate General Manager at Theatre Row. www.kefproductions.com
Justin Brill is currently performing as Boq in the national tour of Wicked. Justin's Broadway credits include: All Shook Up, Rent and High Fidelity. Justin has also appeared in the original Las Vegas cast of Spamalot (as Patsy), A Christmas Carol (as the Ghost of Xmas Past) at Madison Square Garden and in A Midsummer Night's Dream (as Puck) at The Met. As a producer, Justin helmed and performed in Infinite Joy: The Songs of William Finn benefit concert for the Las Vegas Rape Crisis Center. www.justinbrill.com