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I And You by Lauren Gunderson

From the writer that brought Austin the smash hit EXIT PURSUED BY A BEAR…

“Sharp and FUNNY. Gunderson taps into a buoyant spirit”

– Washington Post

“Unforgettable. The end will leave you gasping.”

– Washington Speaks

 

I and You by Lauren GundersonCapital T presents

I And You

by Lauren Gunderson

Directed by Simone Alexander

April 5-14

Thursday – Saturday at 8pm

Ground Floor Theatre   979 Springdale Road #122

Classmates but virtual strangers, Caroline and Anthony have more in common than they know.

Homebound due to illness, Caroline is something of a loner. So when popular student Anthony unexpectedly arrives to work on a school project about Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, she is less than thrilled. But, as the poetry project progresses, Caroline finds herself opening up in ways she never imagined possible, and the two discover a deeper mystery has brought them together.

An ode to life, love and human connection, I and You will warm your heart and leave you breathless.

Running Time: 80 Minutes with no intermission

Cast

Caroline – Mia King

Anthony –  Kenah Benefield

Lauren Gunderson – Playwright

Lauren Gunderson is the most-produced living playwright in America for 2017. She is a playwright, screenwriter, and short story author from Atlanta, Georgia. She received her BA in English/Creative Writing at Emory University, and her MFA in Dramatic Writing at NYU Tisch, where she was also a Reynolds Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship.

She was named the most produced living playwright in America by American Theatre Magazine in 2016, was awarded the 2016 Lanford Wilson Award from the Dramatist Guild, and was awarded the prestigious 2014 Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award for her play, I and You (also a Susan Smith Blackburn Blackburn and John Gassner Award finalist). That play was an NNPN Rolling World Premiere that started at Marin Theatre Company and has seen over 40 productions nationwide. She is also a recipient of the Mellon Foundation’s 3-Year Residency with Marin Theatre Company.Her first musical, The Amazing Adventures of Dr. Wonderful and Her Dog! was commissioned by the Kennedy Center and opened to rave reviews and continues its life in a state-wide tour in Florida. Dr. Wonderful will be released as a picture book May 2017 published by Two Lions/Amazon. She is the co-book-writer for The Happy Elf, the Christmas musical with music and lyrics by Harry Connick Jr.Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight (published by Samuel French) was commissioned and premiered at South Coast Repertory in 2009, and has run across the country and in England. By And By, her sci-fi father-daughter drama, premiered with Shotgun Players in Berkeley in 2012. Fire Work was developed at the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, is a 2011 winner for Aurora Theatre Company’s Global Age Project, and premiered at TheatreFIRST in 2014. She has developed plays with Second Stage Theatre, Red Bull Theater, and Primary Stages in NYC; New Repertory Theatre in Boston; Playwrights Foundation, Crowded Fire Theater, TheatreWorks, Aurora Theatre Company, and Magic Theatre in San Francisco; Kitchen Dog Theater in Dallas; Synchronicity, Actor’s Express, and Horizon Theatre Company in Atlanta; JAW: A Playwrights Festival at Portland Center Stage in Portland; WordBRIDGE, Brave New Works, and others.Her work has received national praise and awards including being a Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award winner, a Susan Smith Blackburn finalist, a Jane Chambers Award finalist, and winner of the Berrilla Kerr Award for American Theatre, Global Age Project, Young Playwrights Award, Eric Bentley New Play Award and Essential Theatre Prize. She has been commissioned by South Coast Repertory (four times), Denver Theatre Company, Crowded Fire Theater, the Alliance Theatre’s Collision Project, Marin Theatre Company, Actor’s Express, Dad’s Garage Theatre, Theatrical Outfit, City University of New York and Synchronicity. Leap was published with The Playwriting Center of Theater Emory (2004), and her first collection of plays, Deepen The Mystery: Science and the South Onstage, is published with iUniverse (2006). She received a Sloan Science & Film Award (2008) for her screenplay Grand Unification, and her short story “The Ascending Life” won the Norumbega Fiction Award and was published in the anthology The Shape of Content; her science play Background was published in Isotope: A Journal of Literary Nature and Science Writing. Her string theory poem “Hook of a Number” was published in the anthology Riffing On Strings.She has spoken nationally and internationally on the intersection of science and theatre and Arts Activism, and teaches playwriting in San Francisco. Find her on Twitter @LalaTellsAStory.

DIRECTIONS TO GROUND FLOOR THEATRE

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Title and Deed by Will Eno

“Leaves you happily word-drunk! Gorgeously and inventively wrought. Haunting and often FIERCELY FUNNY ”

— New York Times

“Daring, spectacular and HILARIOUS! Stage poetry of a high order!”

— The New Yorker

TITLE AND DEED by Will EnoCapital T presents

Title and Deed

by Will Eno

Directed by Mark Pickell

August 24-September 16

Thursday – Saturday at 8pm

Hyde Park Theatre    511 W 43rd St

A newly arrived immigrant brings only a bag and a couple of his belongings.  He looks a lot like us and he talks a lot like us, but he is foreign to our land.   He is the newest nobody of the funniest century yet. He’s almost Christ-like, from a distance, in terms of height and weight. Listen closely or drift off uncontrollably, as he speaks about the notion of home, about the notion of the world and the absurdity of our existence. All of it delivered with the authority that is the special province of the unsure and the un-homed (which is a word he made up accidentally). The running time, if he doesn’t die or think of anything else, is roughly one hour.

Title and Deed is a provocative new work by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Horton Foote Prize winner Will Eno (THOM PAINE: Based on Nothing).  Mark Pickell directs multiple B. Iden Payne Award and Austin Critics Table award winning actor Jason Phelps in this smart and funny meditation on the beginning (and end) of life and what it means to call a small part of earth home.

Running Time: 1 hour 15 minutes with no intermission.  

Cast

Jason Phelps

Will Eno – Playwright

Will Eno is a Residency Five Fellow at the Signature Theatre in New York, which presented Title and Deed in 2012, and The Open House, in 2014. His new play, Wakey, Wakey premiered there in February 2017. Following an acclaimed run at Yale Repertory Theatre, his play The Realistic Joneses was on Broadway in 2014, directed by Sam Gold and staring Toni Collette, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts, and Marisa Tomei. The Realistic Joneses won a Drama Desk Award, was named USA Today’s “Best Play on Broadway,” topped the The Guardian’s 2014 list of American plays, and was included in The N.Y. Times’ “Best Theatre of 2014.” The Open House won the 2014 Obie Award, the Lortel Award for Outstanding Play, and a Drama Desk Award, and was included in both the Time Out New York and Time Magazine Top 10 Plays of the Year. Title and Deed was on The N.Y. Times and The New Yorker magazine’s Top Ten Plays of 2012. His play Gnit, a loving but aggressive adaptation of Peer Gynt, premiered at the Actor’s Theatre of Louisville in 2013. Middletown, winner of the Horton Foote Award, premiered at the Vineyard Theatre and subsequently at Steppenwolf Theater and many other American Theaters and universities. His internationally heralded play Thom Pain (based on nothing) ran at the Geffen Playhouse in Winter of 2016 starring Rainn Wilson, was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize, and has been translated into more than a dozen languages. He was recently awarded the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation Award. His plays are published by Samuel French, TCG, Dramatists Play Service, and playscripts, in the U.S., and Oberon Books in London.

DIRECTIONS TO HYDE PARK THEATRE