the cell theatre premieres WAITING FOR I DUNNO April 22
Posted by: Official_Press_Release 07:02 pm EDT 04/16/21

Thursday, April 22

Nancy Manocherian's the cell theatre in association with DimlyWit Productions will broadcast the fifth installment of Tolerance Party entitled WAITING FOR I DUNNO which will be available to stream via their website. The previous chapters of Tolerance Party brought together eight individuals in a video chat by an unknown entity. WAITING FOR I DUNNO finds two of our heroes waiting for... well we just don't know who now, do we? Also, is it technically "whom"? Audiences will be brought back into the original and crazy world of writer and director Joseph Hendel with some surprises in store, of course. Audiences are encouraged to participate in a live chat function that will help determine the fate of the characters in following episodes. The cast includes Richard Urquiza, Brian Reager, and Peyton Rowe. Production design is by DimlyWit Productions, co-concieved by Artistic Director Kira Simring (Yes!, Reflections of Molly Bloom, Crackskull Row).

WAITING FOR I DUNNO will be streamed on Thursday April 22, 2021 at 8PM. Tickets are available on a sliding scale from $5 to $25. Running time is 30 minutes. The previous installment of Tolerance Party, The Signal Through the Noise (featuring Heather Mo'Witz and India Meñete), will also be made available to ticket buyers to watch before the premiere. The stream will be available until Sunday April 25 at 11:59 PM. You may purchase tickets at the following link: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/thecelltheatre/508348

Follow the cell on instagram at @thecelltheatre for updates or go to www.thecelltheatre.org for upcoming events.


Joseph Hendel is a writer, director, and composer from New York currently based in County Clare, Ireland. He recently received his MFA in directing from UC San Diego where his thesis production of Charles Mee's Orestes 2.0 was met with critical acclaim. His plays include The Tasty Karp Hotel (Teatr Fredry in Gniezno, Poland), Katzelmacher, USA (the cell), Beware the Ides of Monday (the cell). Directing credits include Life is a Dream by Pedro Calderon de la Barca (UCSD), Tambo and Bones by Dave Harris (Wagner New Play Festival, UCSD), Appendage by Derek Murphy (1st Irish Theater Fest), and works by Brecht, Ionesco, Pirandello, and Molière. He is a resident artist at the cell, a two-time member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab, and is trained in clown and commedia dell'arte by master clown teacher Christopher Bayes. He holds a B.A. in Music from Yale College and frequently composes music for his productions with his growing collection of synthesizers and drum machines. His most recent foray into digital theater was his experimental piece Virtual Meeting: Finger Me Through the Screen, which was taken down from Youtube within hours of its premiere.

Richard Urquiza is, as of last spring, a Rutgers University graduate, having studied English, Theater, and Creative Writing, and is excited to start his career as an actor and writer. Past roles have included Orin in Bullet Theater Collaborative's production of Little Shop of Horrors, in addition to various parts in student theater performances.

Brian Reager is a New York based director, dramaturg, and photographer. Directing credits include Hoard (Off the Wall) The Long Wet Grass (the cell, Lehman College) Associate Directing credits include ding dong…it's the ocean (HERE + JACK), Crackskull Row, The Evolution of Mann, Hard Times: An American Musical, and more. Performance credits include Tolerance Party and The Commercially Unviable Queer Trash Theatre Cycle (Dixon Place). He is currently the Associate Director of the cell @brian_reager

Peyton Rowe is an Actor, Comedian, and Host from Atlanta Georgia. She recently graduated from Georgia Southern University. Peyton is currently the Director of Community Organization for The BlackOUT theatre company. Peyton's favorite roles teeter between Minnie in An Octoroon and Lady Bracknell In The Importance of Being Earnest. She is the 2018 winner of the Irene Ryan: Classical Acting award. Despite Peyton's deep love for classical work she is hopelessly devoted to comedy. She hopes her work can be a bridge between activism and art.

W Alan Waters (DimlyWit Productions): Alan is a director/designer/producer based in southwestern, VA. This will be his second collaboration with the cell. Some of his favorite credits include work with Classic Stage Company, Fiasco Theater, Hamlet Isn't Dead, New York Theatre Barn, Out of the Box Theatrics, Red Bull Theater, and The blackOUT Company, among others. He is an award nominated podcast producer, has broken his collarbone 5 times, can impersonate Shaggy Rogers, and is an ordained minister. Alan is also the managing artistic director of DimlyWit Productions. walanwaters.com

Kira Simring (co-conciever /Artistic Director of the cell) is a New York based director and theatre developer. Kira collaborates directly with playwrights, musicians, visual artists and theatre-makers to create new works that preserve the artists' intention and voice. Co-founding Nancy Manocherian's the cell in 2006, Kira has dedicated her years as Artistic Director towards fostering new voices for the theatre.

DimlyWit Productions (Production Design/Associate Producer) is a multimedia production company founded by in-dependent producers, for independent producers, as a means of pooling together resources and creating captivating productions. DimlyWit works with people, and companies, from all walks of life to create productions that best serve them, and their communities. They offer various services, ranging through all stages of the production process, and specializing in comedy, podcasts, and mistakes. DimlyWit.com

Nancy Manocherian's the cell theatre (Artistic Director Kira Simring) is a non profit dedicated to the incubation and presentation of new works that mine the mind, pierce the heart, and awaken the soul. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the cell has successfully moved into the digital sphere by streaming virtual concerts and programming such Tolerance Party, the Room | to | Breathe series with Bright Shiny Things, Nourishment "Bites" with Holdtight Dance Company, Apex Sky, Harps Uncovered and Liquidverse a psychedelic & meditative show exploring the images of the cosmos through oil based dyes by Liquid Light Lab and music by composer and technical director of the cell Ricardo Romaneiro. the cell has also featured visual art exhibitions in their space on 23rd street this year such as Life is Drag featuring the video portraits of Rachel Rampleman, Tranquility Base, an immersive light show that bathes the viewer in primordial organic forms, Garden of Eden by Dark Matter Immersive, Treasures and Tremors by Chaney Trotter, and Celestial Cities by Sebastian Aurillon. Past productions include Found, Hoard (co-produced with Off the Wall), The Pink Unicorn (starring Alice Ripley co-produced with Out of the Box), The Evolution of Mann, Bastard Jones (Drama-Desk Nominated), Crackskull Row, Hard Times: An American Musical, The McGowan Trilogy, Hey Jude, Horse Girls and more. www.thecelltheatre.org @thecelltheatre

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