Wednesday, August 19, 2015

A PROVOCATIVE NEW PLAY FOR AMERICAN AUDIENCES @ NJ REP IN LONG BRANCH

New Jersey Repertory Company presents the U.S. Premiere of

nobodysgirlNOBODY’S GIRL
By Rick Viede

WHEN: August 20– September 20; Previews: Thursday, August 20 and Friday, August 21 at 8pm & Saturday, August 22 at 3pm; Opening Night with Reception: Saturday, August 22 at 8pm; Regular Performance Schedule through September 20, Thursdays & Fridays 8pm; Saturdays 3pm & 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
WHERE:
New Jersey Repertory Company, 179 Broadway, Long Branch
TICKETS: Opening Night: $60 with reception; Regular Ticket Price: $45; Discounts for seniors (65+) and groups of 10 or more
Tickets are available at www.njrep.org or by calling 732-229-3166.
Coupons and Discounts accepted on Thursday and Sunday evenings only, pending availability.
For more information visit www.njrep.org.

Is there anything more scandalous than a juicy tell-all memoir? Viciously funny, Nobody’s Girl features a potpourri of outrageous characters who wheel and deal in a high stakes game for glory. It is an unforgiving, hilarious satire of today’s frenzied media and those who will do anything to be on top. Be prepared for plenty of twists and turns, and razor sharp wit.

The cast includes Gregory Haney, Judith Hawking, Layla Khoshnoudi, and Jacob A. Ware and is directed by Erica Gould.

The production team includes: Jessica Parks (Set Design & Props), Brian Snyder (Technical Director,) Jill Nagle (Lighting Design), Merek Royce Press (Sound Design), Patricia Doherty (Costume Design), and Jennifer Tardibuono (Stage Manager).

Image result for Rick ViedeRick Viede (Playwright) Rick Viede is an Australian writer and performer now living in New York. He won the prestigious 2008 Griffin Award for his debut play Whore, which premiered in 2009 at Belvoir St Theatre. The Australian production of Whore was closely followed by a production at New York’s Summer Play Festival at the Public Theatre, directed by Stephen Brackett. In 2010 Rick was awarded the highly prestigious Queensland Premier’s Literary Award for Whore. He was Affiliate Playwright with Griffin Theatre Company, Australia’s new writing theatre, where he worked on two commissions: Autumn and Poised; as well as developing a neo-restoration gender bending comedy for Australia’s premier Shakespeare Company Bell Shakespeare, entitled Gull, or the lamentable comedie called love (hereto known as the Trannies’ Revenge). Rick has also been shortlisted for numerous other awards and holds a B.A. from Monash University and a Graduate Diploma in Screenwriting at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS). 

Image result for erica gould directorErica Gould (Director/Fight Choreographer) Erica Gould’s work as a director includes the world premieres of Neil LaBute’s plays autobahnand Stand Up (with Mos Def) and SpeakEasy by Rajiv Joseph, Theresa Rebeck, others (Joe’s Pub/ Public Theater); the US premiere of Me Cago en Dios/Holy Crap by Inigo Ramirez de Haro (La MaMa); and Dirty Paki Lingerie, which she developed with writer/solo performer Aizzah Fatima (Cherry Lane, 59E59, The Flea, John Jay; Toronto, Edinburgh, London, Turkmenistan through the US State Dept., recent UK tour) and which has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, NPR, CBC, BBC.


Greg HaneyGregory Haney (Tyrelle) NJ Rep debut. Last seen: TV Land's “The Jim Gaffigan Show”, Comedy Central's “Broad City”, NBC's “Blue Bloods”, Michael & Clyde (short film) Michael, NYC premiere of Hit the Wall a play by Ike Holter (Mika), originated the role of La Cienega in the Tony® nominated Bring It On the Musical, Wicked (Chistery), Memphis (Broadway), Tarzan® (Broadway), 25th Anniversary Tour of CATS. Upcoming projects: Demolition (film) starring Jake Gyllenhaal, #2BlackFriends (web series). www.ghaney.com & Twitter: ghaney22.


Judith HawkingJudith Hawking (Ronnie) Broadway: Long Acre - Voices in the Dark, Lincoln Center - Ivanov. Off-Broadway: The Mint Theater - A Soldier's Wife (Drama Desk Nominee), Second Stage - Living Out, The Public/Shakespeare in the Park - Julius Caesar, Hudson Guild - West Moon Street (It Award Nominee), MCC - Hunting Morels, Soho Playhouse - The Love of the Nightingale, The Director's Company - Avow, Signature Theater - Marco Polo, Promenade Theater - Dear Vienna, Playwright's Horizon - Police Boys, SPF - Hardball, Theater Row - Two Noble Kinsmen. Film: A Very Serious Person (Showtime), On Jackson Avenue (HBO's Latino Film Festival and The Quad Cinema), Mercy Man (L.A. Hollywood Film Festival), Asylum Seekers (Indie Festival Showings in Vegas, Paris, Shanghai, Moscow and New York) and Alec Baldwin's Short Cut To Happiness. www.judithhawking.com.


Layla KhoshnoudiLayla Khoshnoudi (Currah) N.Y. Theater: Men on Boats (Clubbed Thumb); Wyoming (Lesser America); Engagements (Ensemble Studio Theater); My Daughter Keeps Our Hammer (The Flea, NYT critics pick); I am Gordafarid (NYTW); Women (Beth Dies Inc.),Web: ControlTop TV's My Ex is Trending, Film: The Designer, Making Eyes, Long Nights Short Mornings. MFA: Brooklyn College.


Jacob A. WareJacob A. Ware (Anthony) Jacob A. Ware can be seen as Agent Selby on HBO's Boardwalk Empire (2014 SAG Award nominee). On stage, Jacob teams up with Dealbreaker: Wall Street Insider to host a comedy reading series, and earlier this year performed in The Life and Death of Kenyon Phillips, a rock opera extravaganza, at The Box in NYC.  He’s co-creator of the series Steel Drum In Space ​and Doin' Everythin', which have been featured on HuffPost, JASH, CollegeHumor, VH1, and The Seattle Times.  He is a member of |the claque|, a new play development company, and has developed content with CollegeHumor’s CH2.