Women Playing Hamlet
5 performances: June 22-26, 2016
New York City Premiere!
Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios
244 West 54th Street, 12th Floor, NYC
"Laugh-out-loud... hysterically funny!"
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A comedy about performing a tragedy.
To play or not to play... Hamlet? That is the question former soap opera actress Jessica must answer after she's cast as the dark prince.
AMY FULGHAM* (Humanities Professor/Father Jorgensen/Bartender/Polonius)
NYC: MCC, Metropolitan Playhouse, August Stringberg Rep, Adam Roebuck Productions, Artistic Pride. Chicago: Mary-Arrchie, Circle Rep, Shattered Rep, Lifeline. Regional: Art House, Boarshead Theater, Thunder Bay Theater, Nebraska Theater Caravan. Web: Pageant Prom Mom (YouTube). MFA, New School for Drama. SAG-AFTRA and AEA. www.AmyFulgham.com
LORI FUNK* (Dr. Feltenberg/Ghost/HSN Host/ Gilda/Claudius)
Off Broadway: Three on a Couch (SoHo Playhouse), Looking for the Pony (McGinn Cazale), Thirst (First Light at HERE). Other: Spring Awakening, Our Country's Good, Vampire Lesbians of Sodom. TV: SVU, Onion News, What Would You Do? Film: FourEyes, Bert's Plan, Dara Ju. Her one-woman show, Two Truths and a Lie was last seen at Don't Tell Mama. www.LoriFunk.com
JAKE LIPMAN* (Lord Derby/Minnesota Mom/Barfly/Gravedigger)
NY Theater: The Inn at Lake Devine, How I Learned to Drive, Proof, Our Town, The Mistakes Madeline Made, Books on Tape (FringeNYC), Up A River/Down the Aisle. TV: Six Degrees of Murder, A Crime to Remember. Film: Endo, Gary from Accounting, Solo, Harry & Judy, Envy. BA, Smith College, MFA Actors Studio Drama School at the New School. www.JakeLipman.com
HANNAH SLOAT* (Betty/Messenger/HSN Model/Rosy/Emily/Stage Manager)
Broadway: War Horse (LCT, Original Cast). Regional: Venus in Fur (ITP/N.C. Stage), A Midsummer Night's Dream (N.C. Stage). Selected New York: Henry IV Parts I & II (Smith Street Stage), Dragon's Breath (FringeNYC), The Glory of Living (Revolve Productions, NYIT Award nominee), Macbeth (Mortal Folly Theatre), As You Like It (Bushwick Shakespeare). Film: Jack & Em, Through the Valley. AMDA. www.HannahSloat.com
JOY SUDDUTH* (Gwen)
Graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan with her Masters in Public Policy/Economics. Trained extensively in classical theatre in Paris. Selected theater: The Maids, Bury the Dead, The Bacchae, and the recent run of Walk Hard at Metropolitan Playhouse. Film: Paul, Kill Speed. TV: Criminal Minds, Working Class. Her work has been featured in the LA Times, Backstage West and Variety.
JENNIFER TESKA* (Jessica)
Favorite roles include Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead (in a "male" role: Guildenstern), Evita, I Love You Because, RISE, Baby, and Lizzie Bennet in the web series, The Jane Games. SUNY Fredonia, BFA Musical Theater. JenniferTeska.com @JenTeska
*Appears courtesy of Actors Equity Association
MOLLY BALLERSTEIN (Director)
Directing: Sometimes It Feels Like That (Going to Tahiti Productions), I, Salome (Roots & Wings), The Sandman's Coming (GTTP), Smacker and the Highway (Waving Cat Productions), Sex in Mommyville (AF Productions), and Green Man (Silver Masque). Directed readings for The Amoralists, Exquisite Corpse Company, GTTP, and Tongue in Cheek Theater. Producer for Poetic License: Subconscious Festival (Poetic Theater Productions) and Associate Producer for The Inn at Lake Devine (TIC). She served as Co-Executive Producer with Going to Tahiti Productions and Brain Melt Consortium.
JAKE LIPMAN (Producing Artistic Director)
Since founding Tongue in Cheek in 2006, Jake has produced over 30 productions, including fourteen Plus 1 Solo Show Festivals. She appears onstage in many TIC shows, occasionally directs (Buffalo Heights, Our Town, How I Learned to Drive, Places, Please and How to Behave), and in 2015, adapted The Inn at Lake Devine into a play with music, based on the best-selling novel of the same name. TIC's 2014 production of Buffalo Heights was the recipient of a Puffin Foundation Ltd grant for developing new work. www.JakeLipman.com
TAYLOR WILKERSON (Stage Manager)
Graduate of UCLA's School of Theatre, Film, and Television and was the resident stage manager for Los Angeles' Color and Light Theatre Ensemble for two years. New York: Assistant Production Manager for Ensemble Studio Theatre's 2014-15 season. Stage managed Merrily We Roll Along ( Sharon Playhouse), The Golden Drum Year (Radical Evolution), the premiere of Pulp Verite by Crystal Skillman (Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute), I'll Never Love Again (Bushwick Starr), and The Cave: A Folk Opera (Access Theatre). This summer, she will be starting her masters in arts management at Carnegie Mellon's Heinz College.
WILLIAM MISSOURI DOWNS (Playwright)
Has won two rolling premieres from the National New Play Network and has twice been a finalist at the Eugene O'Neill. His plays have been produced by the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, The Wisdom Bridge Theatre in Chicago, FringeNYC (Books on Tape by Tongue in Cheek Theater), The InterAct Theatre in Philadelphia, San Diego Rep, and the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, among others. MFA in acting from the University of Illinois, MFA in screenwriting from UCLA (winner of the Jack Nicholson Prize).