“THE CLEARING” WILL HAVE AN OFF-BROADWAY RUN!

I am very excited to announce that in January I will make my Off-Broadway debut in Jake Jeppson’s incredible play The Clearing directed by Drama Desk Award winner Josh Hecht.  I was in the world premiere last spring at Axial Theater and I am super psyched to learn that, in addition to myself, much of the cast and creative team will be involved in the NYC production.  The play will open on January 19th at The Theater at St. Clements in Midtown.  Jake has continued to work on the script and we all came together to workshop his newest draft this week.

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RAVE REVIEWS FOR “THE BOAT IN THE TIGER SUIT”

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"Quirky, funny, and poignant all at the same time." -- Victoria Teague | New York Theater Review

"Brian McManamon is hilarious as the main comic relief and unwitting provoker of conflict; i.e. pushing Gene’s buttons by comparing his own relationship troubles to the turmoil of war."  -- Piper Werle | Brooklyn Exposed

"McManamon is cringingly hilarious as David, the kind of well-meaning person who even at a funeral contracts sudden onset foot-in-mouth disease and make offensive remarks to Gene (Bobby Plascencia)" -- Ilana Novick | Brooklyn Based


The Boat in the Tiger Suit by Hank Willenbrink directed by Jose Zayas (Pinkolandia, P.S. Jones in the Frozen City)  The production plays at the Brick Theater from August 22nd through August 31st.  

The excellent cast also includes Maggie Bofill (Jack Goes Boating, founding member of LAByrinth Theater Co.), Nic Grelli (Honey Brown Eyes, SF Playhouse), Bobby Plasencia (“Maria Full of Grace”), Hugh Sinclair (Ghost Light, 59E59), and Diana Stahl (Helping People, Superhero Clubhouse).

“IMAGINING THE IMAGINARY INVALID” WITH MABOU MINES

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For over a year now I have been had the honor of working with downtown doyenne Ruth Maleczech, Julie Archer (sets), Valeria Vasilevski (text), Clove Galilee (choreography) and an incredible cast of actors, ballet dancers and musicians creating a new work for Mabou Mines Imagining The Imaginary Invalid.  Using Moliere's play The Imaginary Invalid as a jumping-off point and as "the play" within our production, we explore how modern medicine is practiced, the politics which surround and encumber it and how art is created.  Today we will perform our work to-date on this project for an invited audience.   We open in October of 2014.