Craig Lucas (Playwright) Stage works include Missing Persons, Reckless, Blue Window, Prelude to a Kiss, God’s Heart, The Dying Gaul, Stranger, Small Tragedy, Prayer For My Enemy, The Singing Forest, Ode To Joy, I Was Most Alive With You. Screenplays include Longtime Companion (Sundance Audience Award), The Secret Lives of Dentists (NY Film Critics Best Screenplay Award), Reckless, Blue Window, The Dying Gaul. Libretti include: The Light in the Piazza, Two Boys, Orpheus in Love, 3 Postcards, An American in Paris, and Amélie. He directed the world premiere of The Light in the Piazza, Harry Kondoleon’s plays Saved or Destroyed and Play Yourself, the films The Dying Gaul and Birds of America. He received the Excellence in Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters, the Laura Pels/PEN Mid-Career Award, the Greenfield Prize, LAMBDA Literary Award, Hull-Warriner Award, Flora Roberts Award, Steinberg/ACTA Best Play Award among others. He has three Tony nominations.
Language: English/With Russian Subtitles
by Craig Lucas
Directed by Shelley Butler
with Peter Mark Kendall, Kellie Overbey
Virtual Media Design: Kiana Vincenty
Sound Design: Sinan Refik Zafar
Director of Virtual Media Design: Jared Mezzocchi
Production Manager: Brianna Rafidi
Shelley Butler (Director) has worked extensively with writers on new plays and musicals accumulating over thirty Broadway, Off-Broadway, and regional credits to date. Recent productions include the world premiere of Lucas Hnath’s A Doll’s House, Part 2 at South Coast Repertory, Wrecked by Greg Kelleres at CATF, Fruiting Bodies by Sam Chanse for Ma-Yi Theater, The Magician’s Daughter by Lila Rose Kaplan for Geva, and the Japanese premiere of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at the Imperial Theatre in Tokyo. Ms. Butler spent two seasons as artistic associate in charge of new play development for Hartford Stage and three seasons as artistic associate for Great Lakes Theater Festival. She has developed over two dozen new plays and musicals at companies including Ars Nova, Primary Stages, E.S.T., WP Theater, Yale Repertory Theatre, The Old Globe, Milwaukee Rep, Hartford Stage, South Coast Repertory, Denver Center Theatre Company, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Geva, Pioneer Theatre Company, New York Stage and Film, Dallas Lyric Stage, Partial Comfort, New Georges, Dixon Place, The Playwright’s Realm, Keen Company New Dramatists, and the Lark. Ms. Butler is the recipient of a Drama League Fall Directing Fellowship, a 2018 Drama League Directing Resident, a 2005 Director’s Guild of America Trainee, a member of SDC, the Lincoln Center Directors’ Lab, and the WP Directors Lab.
Kellie Overbey (A Human Being) Broadway: The Coast of Utopia, Twentieth Century, “Q.E.D.”, Judgment at Nuremberg, Present Laughter, Buried Child. Drama Desk nominations for Women Without Men (The Mint) and Sleeping Rough (Page 73.) Lortel nomination for The Savannah Disputation (Playwrights Horizons.) Most recent Off-Broadway: Mary Page Marlowe at 2nd Stage. Film & TV include: Imitation Girl, That’s What She Said (also screenwriter), Sweet and Lowdown, Outbreak, Tommy, FBI, Blindspot, Blue Bloods, 30 Rock, and The Good Wife. Kellie is the Executive Director of AisFor.org, an Eastern Principal Councilor at Actors Equity Association, and a founding member of FairWageOnstage.org.
Peter Mark Kendall (A Voice) Broadway: Six Degrees of Separation (Tony Nom for “Best Revival”), The Rose Tattoo (The Acting Company: with Patti LuPone & Bobby Cannavale); Off-Broadway: Blue Ridge (The Atlantic), The Harvest (LCT3), Mercury Fur (The New Group), Joe’s Pub, Judson; Regional: Lake Lucille Chekhov, Bay Street, Baltimore Center Stage, Trinity Rep., Chautauqua, Gloucester Stage, Baltimore Shakespeare, Studio Theatre (DC), Rep Stage, Kennedy Center; Film: Entangled, Time Out of Mind, Louder Than Bombs, The Ticket (TriBeCa), The Rest of Us, Seven Lovers; TV: Strange Angel, Outpost (series regular), Girls, The Americans, Chicago Med, The President is Missing, Eye Candy (recurring), Awkwafina…from Queens, The Good Fight, Gotham, Law and Order: SVU, The Leftovers, Blue Bloods, Public Morals; Upcoming films: The Scottish Play, Top Gun: Maverick. Education: MFA, Brown/Trinity Rep. Founding member of the theater company The Commissary, which is in residence at The Vineyard Theater in New York in 2021. He is in the duo-band Hickory.
Sinan Refik Zafar (Sound Design) is a New York based sound designer and composer. His recent work includes What the Constitution Means to Me (NYTW, Berkeley Rep, Clubbed Thumb); What To Send Up When It Goes Down, And She Would Stand Like This (The Movement Theatre Company); Jump (Playmakers Rep); peerless (Yale Repertory Theater); Hamlet (Waterwell), The Wolves, The Legend of Georgia McBride, Detroit, Intimate Apparel (TheatreSquared); We are Proud to Present (Yale Dramat), Detroit (TheatreSquared), Richard in 9 Poses (Clubbed Thumb), Midsummer (Tiltyard), Macbeth (d. Will Frears) and Lindsey Ferrentino’s Amy and the Orphans (Carlotta Festival of New Plays). Other regional credits include O, Fallen One (Curly Cue & Co); Blood Knot (Lounge Theatre), Woyzeck (Illyrian Players); Julius Caesar (Griot Theatre of the West Valley). He holds an MFA from the Yale School of Drama and a BA in Drama with honors in sound design from the University of California, Irvine.