Hey folks…so many of you have heard about how exciting THE RECKLESS SEASON is going to be. I wanted to share some snaps from rehearsal this week. The cast is crushing it, and director Dominic D’Andrea is a rock star. Below are pics of actors Trace Pope (dark shirt), Chase Burnett (red shirt) and Amanda Tudor… (cast member not pictured Brian Morvant was in the hall terrorizing ASM Alex Grant)
Take a look…
(The picture above is from the prompt script of Stage Manager Elise Keller, and it this is a fascinating looking into her world that we rarely see. )
Starring CHASE BURNETT, BRIAN MORVANT, TRACE POPE and AMANDA TUDOR
It’s 2008 in small town USA, and there is nothing Norman Rockwell about it. Lisa and Simon used to be soldiers, but they’re trying to put all that behind them. Except Simon’s mother just committed suicide, Lisa’s marriage is falling apart, the local meth dealer won’t leave them alone and the only calm person in town is Simon’s odd brother Terry, who spends all his time playing video games. Wrestling with the aftermath of death, and realization that no one knows what comes next, these four Americans grasp toward adulthood in a place they dream of leaving.
Stage Manager: Taylor Elise Keller*
Assistant Stage Manager: Alexandra Grant
Assistant Director: Caitlin Wees
Set Design: Scott Tedmon-Jones
Lighting Design: Kia Rogers
Costume Design: Viviane Galloway
Sound Design: Andy Evan Cohen
Props Design: Julia Gjeka
Projections/Animation: Steve Channon
Press Agent: KampfirePR/Antonio Minino
As part of our Holiday fundraising campaign, we’ve asked members of Boomerang’s artistic family to write about our company and what makes us unique for them. We hope that you will recognize our distinctive contribution to New York City theatre with a financial gift this holiday season. You can make any size tax-deductible donation here.
But don’t take our word for it…
In a city of millions where the competition is stiff and fierce, communities are few and far between. Most “communities” want something from you without much to give back. Most theatre companies I’ve worked for, want my support without supporting me. To most companies, I’ve become another one of the millions in competition. But not Boomerang. Boomerang is unlike any other community I’ve been a part of; they’ve taken care of me.
Here are my top 3 reasons, after 5 years, I still donate to Boomerang:
Boomerang brings Shakespeare for FREE to the masses
Every year in the park, Boomerang puts on quality Shakespeare in interesting and fun ways. They share the work with tourists and natives alike. Children get exposed to new work, picnics get to be feasted and shared and communities are built. Stop by for 5 minutes or stay for the whole show. It’s like a pop up shop of awesomeness and Shakespeare.
I’m supported by the company
The shows I’ve done in the past 5 years have been amazingly supported by the company. Namely Tim Errickson has been to see my plays and has been there to laugh the loudest. Always the supportive friend, he genuinely cares about my career and my successes…even if they’re not associated with the company. My Kickstarter campaigns are donated to, Facebook posts responded to: I am supported by my community.
New plays and playwrights are given a chance
New plays, just like new actors, need an ally. And Boomerang is that ally. Every year, new plays are given a workshop setting, a public reading and support of the company. What an amazing resource for actors as well! Working on new works, perhaps teaming up with new playwrights, and creating more work for themselves.
This is my community: the group of rockstars that want to create and lift up the theatre. I hope this season you’ll give back to the community that gives so much. Be a part of this community with me, help us continue to bring theatre to the people and people to the theatre.