by Tom Stoppard
Directed by Cheryl Faraone
Alex Draper is a founding member and the Associate Artistic Director of PTP/NYC, appearing most recently in their productions of The House in Scarsdale: A Memoir for the Stage, Arcadia, No End of Blame, Judith: A Parting from the Body, Pentecost, Gertrude-The Cry, Serious Money, and Plevna: Meditations on Hatred. Theatre credits include the New York premieres of Terrorism (New Group/Play Company); Get What You Need (Atlantic); Rose’s Dilemma (MTC); Endpapers (Variety Arts); Saint Crispin’s Day (Rattlestick); The Pitchfork Disney (Blue Light); and Oedipus(CSC/Blue Light); revivals of Waiting for Lefty and Golden Boy (Blue Light); and Scapin and The Triumph of Love (CSC); and regional productions at Yale Rep, Williamstown, Arena Stage, the Westport Playhouse, The McCarter, The Huntington, George Street, and The Berkshire Theatre Festival. Film: The Witch in the Window, No Pay, Nudity, Yellowbrickroad, Joshua, Hysterical Blindness, Simply Irresistible, The Photographer, Kalapani and Hard Shell. TV: Chicago Med, Taken, The Good Wife, John Adams, Sex and the City, Law and Order, Law and Order SVU, Law and Order: CI, Suddenly Susan and Ed. Alex trained at the Yale School of Drama and Middlebury College, where he is currently Chair of the Department of Theatre.
Stephanie Janssen is an actress and a playwright. Her most recent work includes the world premiere of Map of Heaven at the Denver Center Theatre, and Mrs. Warren’s Profession at the Roundabout Theatre. She also authored and appeared in The Umbrella Plays, which received the award for Outstanding Play at the New York International Fringe Festival. Other theatre credits include No End of Blame, Sarah Kane’s Crave (Potomac Theatre Project), P.T.S.D. (Ensemble Studio Theatre) Beirut Rocks (Barefoot Theatre and Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York Innovative Theatre Awards – Best Actress Nominee), Absalom (by Zoe Kazan, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville/ Human Festival), Against the Rising Sea (w/ Elizabeth Franz at Queens Theatre in the Park), The Secret of Madame Bonnard’s Bath (Gloucester Stage Company). TV and Film credits include: Law & Order, Everything is Ordinary. Stephanie has a B.A. from Middlebury College and an M.F.A. from New York University’s Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts.
Cheryl Faraone is a co-founder of Potomac Theatre Project and has produced all of PTP/NYC’s 34.5 seasons and directed many shows for the company, including Dogg’s Hamlet, Cahoot’s Macbeth and Arcadia by Tom Stoppard; Serious Money, Vinegar Tom, After-Dinner Joke and Mad Forest by Caryl Churchill; Sarah Kane’s Crave, Territories, Lovesong of the Electric Bear, Politics of Passion: the Plays of Anthony Minghella, An Experiment with an Air Pump, Perfect Pie, Stanley and many more.
Previously, she directed and produced for eight seasons with the New York Theatre Studio. For the Olney Theatre Center in Maryland she directed King of the Jews, The Real Thing and Anna Karenina. In New York, she worked on the Broadway productions of The American Clock and An Evening with Comden and Greene with producer Arthur Cantor and at the Public Theatre.
Her work at Middlebury College, where she is professor emeritus and taught theatre and women and gender studies for 35 years, includes the direction of 30 productions, including Julius Caesar, Men on Boats, Enron, Stupid Fucking Bird, As You Like It,, The Good Woman of Setzuan, Jumpers, The Five Hysterical Girls Theorem, An Experiment with an Air Pump, Top Girls and numerous others.
She is a graduate of Catholic University and Florida State University’s School of Theatre, and has been involved with ART/NY, the League of Washington Theatres and TCG.
◊ member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society
º member of United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829