|Atlantic Theater Company Announces Casting for I'M REVOLTING|
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|Atlantic Theater Company Announces
World Premiere Play
By Gracie Gardner
Directed by Knud Adams
Gabby Beans, Bartley Booz, Laura Esterman, Glenn Fitzgerald,
Peter Gerety, Emily Cass McDonnell, Alicia Pilgrim, Portia,
and Patrick Vaill
Performances begin Thursday, September 8th, 2022
Opening Wednesday, September 28th, 2022
Limited Engagement through Sunday, October 16th, 2022
at the Linda Gross Theater
Tickets on Sale Now
Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce casting for the world premiere production of I'm Revolting, written by Gracie Gardner, and directed by Knud Adams.
I'm Revolting will feature Tony Award nominee Gabby Beans (The Skin of Our Teeth), Bartley Booz (Hamlet/Oresteia), Laura Esterman (The Woman's Party), Glenn Fitzgerald (The True), Peter Gerety (The Lieutenant of Inishmore), Emily Cass McDonnell (Bodies They Ritual), Alicia Pilgrim (Cullud Wattah), Portia (To Kill A Mockingbird), and Patrick Vaill (Oklahoma!).
I'm Revolting will begin performances on Thursday, September 8th, and will open Wednesday, September 28th, for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 16th, 2022 Off-Broadway at the Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street).
At a skin cancer clinic in NYC (not the famous one), patients wait to find out how much of themselves they're about to lose. Atlantic Theater Company is thrilled to welcome back Drama Desk Award nominee Knud Adams (English) teaming up with Relentless Award winner Gracie Gardner for her Off-Broadway debut.
I'm Revolting will feature scenic design by Marsha Ginsberg, costume design by Enver Chakartash, lighting design by Kate McGee, sound design by Bray Poor, and casting by The Telsey Office: William Cantler, CSA; Destiny Lilly, CSA. Alex H. Hajjar will serve as production stage manager.
Gracie Gardner is a 2020-2021 Tow Playwright-in-Residence.
GABBY BEANS (Anna) is an actor, writer, and filmmaker based in the great city of New York. She completed her BA at Columbia University, double-majoring in Neuroscience and Theater, and MA in Classical Acting from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). Some of her recent TV credits include HBO's "Succession," CBS's "The Good Fight," Netflix's "House of Cards," and Showtime's "Ray Donovan." Some of her past theater credits include Anatomy of a Suicide at Atlantic Theater Company, Marys Seacole at LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater, Girls at Yale Repertory Theatre, and The Wolves (Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Ensemble in a Play) at Studio Theatre in DC. She recently played Sabina in Lincoln Center Theater's Broadway revival of The Skin of Our Teeth for which she received a nomination for the Drama League's Distinguished Performance Award, and a Tony Award nomination for Leading Actress in a Play.
BARTLEY BOOZ (Jonathan). Theater: Hamlet, Oresteia (Park Avenue Armory), The Play That Goes Wrong (Off-Broadway), For Annie (The Hearth), Park Plays (Queens Theater), and Little League (Kraine Theater). Film/Television: "The Good Fight" (CBS), "Bull" (CBS), "Happy" (SyFy), "TURN: Washington's Spies" (AMC), and Here and Now (Tribeca Film Festival). BFA Acting: University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
LAURA ESTERMAN (Paula). Most recently in New York: Clubbed Thumb's The Woman's Party; George Tabori's My Mother's Courage from Staatstheater Kassel, Germany; Ain Gordon's The 217 Boxes of Dr. Henry Anonymous at the Baryshnikov; the New Group's Good For Otto. Recent film: Jump Cut, Can Hitler Happen Here? (Best Actress- Brooklyn and Chelsea Film Festivals). TV: HBO's "I Know This Much is True," and "The Blacklist." For her work in Scott McPherson's Marvin's Room, she received Drama Desk, Outer Critics and Obie awards.
GLENN FITZGERALD (Jordan) got his start as Lonnie in David O Russell's Flirting with Disaster. He followed that up with roles in Ang Lee's The Ice Storm, M. Night Shamalyan's The Sixth Sense, and most recently Kathyrn Bigelow's Detroit. In theater he originated roles in Jon Robin Baitz's Mizlansky/Zilinsky, Kenneth Lonergan's Lobby Hero (Lucille Lortel nomination), Melissa James Gibson's THIS, Will Eno's The Realistic Jones, and David Lindsey Abaire's Ripcord. He's also worked on innovative productions of classic plays such as Ivo Van Hove's Hedda Gabler, Austin Pendleton's Hamlet and Ivanov, and Sam Gold's Othello. In television he is most known for playing Brian Darling on "Dirty Sexy Money," as well as roles on "Six Feet Under," "Law and Order," "FBI Most Wanted," "Elementary," and "Madame Secretary." This is Glenn's third time working at the Atlantic Theater Company. He first appearing in the US premiere of Joe Penhall's Blue/Orange and then in John Guare's Elzbieta, both directed by Neil Pepe.
PETER GERETY (Clyde). Broadway: Lucky Guy, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Never Gonna Dance, Macbeth, Conversations with my Father, The Hothouse. Off-Broadway: Fucking A, Henry V, Othello, Further Than the Furthest Thing, Two Gentleman of Verona, Baal, Johnny Pye and the Foolkiller. Selected Film: Working Man, Flight, Charlie Wilson's War, Cymbeline, A Most Violent Year, God's Pocket, Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight, Get the Gringo, Public Enemies, Changeling, Leatherheads, Inside Man, Syriana. Selected TV: "The Girl from Plainville," "Ray Donovan," "City on a Hill," "Public Morals," "Sneaky Pete," "The Wire," "Homicide," "Mercy Street," "The Good Wife," "Brothers & Sisters". Gerety has appeared in over 125 roles at the award-winning Trinity Repertory Company of Providence, Rhode Island.
EMILY CASS McDONNELL (Liane) has also originated roles in works by Annie Baker, Lucas Hnath, Wallace Shaun, Adam Rapp, Richard Maxwell, and the novelist Denis Johnson. Some theater credits include Bodies They Ritual at Clubbed Thumb, The Thin Place at Playwrights Horizons in New York and the Humana Festival, The Antipodes at Signature Theatre, Tin Cat Shoes at Clubbed Thumb, Grasses of a Thousand Colors at The Public Theater and The Royal Court Theatre, Ode to the Man Who Kneels and North Atlantic at the Wooster Group, The Master Builder directed by Andre Gregory. Some film and TV credits recently: Marriage Story, The Man in the Woods, "Mildred Pierce," Ben is Back, Men Go To Battle, and Johnathan Demme's A Master Builder, Ricki and the Flash. Upcoming: White Noise.
ALICIA PILGRIM (Reggie) was born and raised in Washington, D.C. She attended Duke Ellington School of the Arts. There she learned the sacred and moral obligations of storytelling. She then took her studies to SUNY Purchase Acting Conservatory where she grew an even deeper sense of community. Alicia was most recently seen in the Drama Desk nominated play Cullud Wattah at The Public, where she was also nominated for an Antonyo Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play, and can be seen in the upcoming season of "Random Acts of Flyness" on HBO Max as well as the film A Thousand And One. I'm Revolting will be Alicia's first time on the Atlantic Theater Company stage! She is thankful for the opportunity and thanks her friends, family, ancestors, and GOD for their endless love and support.
Portia (Denise). To Kill A Mockingbird (Broadway), Stew (Walkerspace, World Premiere, Pulitzer Finalist), The Rose Tattoo (Broadway), Rinse, Repeat (Pershing Square Linney Theatre), Ruined (MTC/Geffen Playhouse), McReele (Roundabout Theatre Company), LAByrinth Theatre Company: Our Lady of 121st St., In Arabia We'd All Be Kings. Regional: Celebrating the Black Radical Imagination/ don't get got (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Sweat (Mark Taper), Artney Jackson, Fences (Longwharf & McCarter Theater), Our Town (Ford's Theatre), Film: Lapsis, All The Little Things We Kill, Skin, From Nowhere, St. Vincent, The Greatest, The Messenger, Please Give. Television: "New Amsterdam," "Big Dogs," "Madam Secretary," "Bull," "She's Gotta Have It," "The Blacklist."
PATRICK VAILL (Toby) earned a Drama Desk nomination in 2019 for his Broadway performance as "Jud Fry" in Daniel Fish's Oklahoma! This year, he reprised this role at the Young Vic in London. Patrick also stars in the Netflix hit series, "Dash & Lily," opposite Austin Abrams and Midori Francis.
GRACIE GARDNER (Playwright) is the author of the plays Panopticon (Clubbed Thumb), Pussy Sludge (Munich Volkstheater), Athena (The Hearth), and Malvolios (Drama Studio London). Her plays have received the Relentless Award, a Theatertreffen Stückemarkt Selection, a McKnight National Residency, and the James Stevenson Prize. She's a member of New Dramatists, Ars Nova Play Group, and Less Than Rent. She's a Youngblood alum and she's under commission at Manhattan Theatre Club, Wise Music Group, and Ensemble Studio Theater. Her plays are published by Samuel French, Bloomsbury, and S. Fischer Verlag. She's also an EMT in Brooklyn.
KNUD ADAMS (Director) is a NYC-based director of artful, innovative new plays. Previously with Atlantic, he directed English (Drama League and Drama Desk nominations) and Paris (hailed by New York Magazine as one of the "10 Best Theater Moments of 2020.") His other world premieres include: Bodies They Ritual with Clubbed Thumb, Private at The Mosaic Theater, The Headlands at LCT3, Notes on My Mother's Decline with The Play Company, The Workshop with Soft Focus, Tin Cat Shoes with Clubbed Thumb, and Asshole at JACK. He also recently premiered a radio play, Vapor Trail, with the Tribeca Film Festival. Knud is an alumnus of the Drama League directing fellowship, Soho Rep writer/director lab, Playwrights Horizons directing residency, and Kenyon College. www.knudadams.com
ATLANTIC THEATER COMPANY (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director). At Atlantic, our aim is singular—to empower simple and honest storytelling that fosters greater understanding of our shared world. We are a family of artists dedicated to exploring essential truths onstage, be it a show at Atlantic Theater Company or a class at Atlantic Acting School. As a producer, presenter, and educator of theater, we are driven by the belief that theater can challenge and transform our ways of thinking and urge us to reflect on our role in society. From our Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning productions to our community-based education programs, we are committed to uncovering and celebrating the stories of our varied human existence. Founded as an ensemble of impassioned artists in 1985, Atlantic Theater Company has grown into a powerhouse Off-Broadway company. We challenge, inspire, and awaken audiences with truthful storytelling presented across our two venues, the Linda Gross Theater and the intimate Stage 2 black-box. As a producer of compelling new works, we are committed to championing the stories from new and established artists alike, amplifying the voices of emerging playwrights through our deeply collaborative programs and initiatives. We have produced more than 200 plays and musicals including Tony Award-winning productions of The Band's Visit (David Yazbek, Itamar Moses), Spring Awakening (Steven Sater, Duncan Sheik), and The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Martin McDonagh); Pulitzer Prize recipient Between Riverside and Crazy (Stephen Adly Guirgis); New York Drama Critics' Circle winners for Best New Play The Night Alive (Conor McPherson) and Best Foreign Play Hangmen (Martin McDonagh); Obie Award winners for Best New American Play Guards at the Taj and Describe the Night (Rajiv Joseph); Obie Award Special Citation recipient Skeleton Crew (Dominique Morisseau); Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award and Lucille Lortel Award winner English (Sanaz Toossi); and New York Drama Critics' Circle, Drama Desk Award, and Lucille Lortel Award winner for Best New Musical Kimberly Akimbo (David Lindsay-Abaire, Jeanine Tesori).
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 7pm, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2pm.
Monday evening performance on 9/26 at 7pm.
Wednesday matinee performance on 10/5 at 2pm.
No Sunday evening performance on 10/9, 10/16.
Regular tickets begin at $75. Order online at atlantictheater.org or by calling AudienceView at 646-989-7996.
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Atlantic is committed to connecting deeply and authentically with audiences from a broad range of economic backgrounds, ages, ethnicities, and perspectives. Its access ticket initiative makes $25 tickets available to every preview performance in the 2022|2023 season. Access tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis via Atlantic's website beginning 2 weeks prior to the first performance of each Atlantic Theater Company 2022|2023 production. $25 access tickets for I'm Revolting will go on sale Thursday, August 25 at noon ET.
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In the wake of Covid-19, the safety and well-being of Atlantic audiences, staff, and artists is of the utmost importance. We are continuing to closely monitor developments around COVID-19 and are following guidelines provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the NYC Department of Education, and the City of New York. Together with our colleagues and in conversation with our audiences, we are committed to requiring mask wearing until further notice. We look forward to working together, and with our union partners, to chart a path forward into this endemic phase. Updates about policies and health and safety protocols will be listed at atlantictheater.org/health-safety/
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