About the Playwright: Deborah Zoe Laufer’s plays have been produced at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Cleveland Playhouse, Geva Theatre Center, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, Portland Stage, and eighty other theaters around the country, in Germany, Russia and Canada. End Days was awarded The ATCA Steinberg citation and appeared at Ensemble Studio Theatre through an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Grant. Informed Consent, which was a Sloan commission will be produced in 2015 by Primary Stages and EST at the Duke Theatre in NYC. Other plays include Leveling Up, Sirens, Out of Sterno, The Last Schwartz, Meta, The Three Sisters of Weehawken, Fortune, The Gulf of Westchester, Miniatures, and Random Acts. Deb is a recipient of the Helen Merrill Playwriting Award and the Lilly Award and grants and commissions from The Edgerton Foundation, the NEA and NNPN. Her plays have been developed at PlayPenn, The Eugene O’Neill NPC, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Ojai, The Missoula Colony, The Cherry Lane Alternative, The Dramatists Guild, New Georges, The Lark, Asolo Rep. and the Baltic Playwrights Conference. She is a graduate of The Juilliard School and a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop and The Dramatists Guild. DEBORAHZOELAUFER.com
Pun Bandhu Broadway: Wit (MTC). Off Broadway: PS 122, Target Margin, Soho Rep, The Foundry Theatre among others. Many regional theatre world premieres. Awards: Colorado Theatre Guild’s Best Supporting Actor Henry Award, New Dramatists' Charles Bowden Award. TV: Allegiance, The Good Wife, Without a Trace, Nurse Jackie. Film: Money Monster, The Judge, Burn After Reading, Michael Clayton.
Tina Benko recently played Marianne3 in Ivo Van Hove’s production of Scenes from a Marriage at NY Theatre Workshop and Desdemona in Toni Morrison’s Desdemona (UK/Italy/Holland). NY theatre includes Titania in Julie Taymor’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream(TFANA), Jackie (Lortel nom), and Tales From Red Vienna (MTC). TV/Film includes Fair Market Value, That Awkward Moment, “The Good Wife,” “The Mysteries of Laura,” “Person of Interest,” “Rock n’ Roll,” and “Flesh and Bone.”
Jesse J. Perez New York credits; "Triple Happiness" (Second Stage), "Barrio Grrrl" (Summer Play Festival), "Recent Tragic Events" (Playwrights Horizons), "In the Penal Colony" (Classic Stage Company), "Up Against the Wind" (New York Theatre Workshop), and "Lucia di Lammermoor", (The Metropolitan Opera). Film & Television; American Splendor, Enter Nowhere, Life on Mars, and Law & Order.
DeLanna Studi performed in the first national Broadway tour of August: Osage County and was a member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Film/television credits include Edge of America, Dreamkeeper, Shameless, and General Hospital. DeLanna has re-traced her family’s footsteps along the Trail of Tears, collecting stories for a live theatrical experience.
Myra Lucretia Taylor Broadway: Nine (Tony Award, Best Revival), Macbeth, Electra, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, MuleBone, and A Streetcar Named Desire. Off Broadway: Bethany (Women's Project), Love, Loss, and What I Wore (Westside Theatre), National Tour: Wicked (Madame Morrible) Regional: Our Town (Long Wharf), International: The Winter's Tale, Pericles (Royal Shakespeare Company), TV: GIRLS/HBO, "The Bic C" Film: She's Lost Control, Custody, (upcoming). Myra is a Fox Fellow.