- Plays and Events
- Acting School
“SCABROUS, HARD-CORE, FASCINATING AND FUNNY.”
- Atlanta Journal-Constitution
EXTENDED THROUGH FEBRUARY 17!
by ROLIN JONES
directed by JACKSON GAY
Atlantic Stage 2, 330 W 16th St.
In this wild theatrical adventure, we plunge into the hard-boiled, bizarre world of professional roller derby in New York during the late 1950’s. When Jack Lovington, a lovelorn Brooklynite, joins up with the rough and tumble New York Bombers, little does he know that his life is about to be turned completely upside down and that he’s about to find himself on a most unexpected rollercoaster ride.
Rolin Jones’ Atlantic debut, The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow, was a Pulitzer prize finalist. After several seasons writing for the television shows “Weeds,” “Friday Night Lights” and “Boardwalk Empire,” Rolin returns to Atlantic with a romantic urban fable for our time.
Tuesday – Saturday at 7:30pm, Saturday & Sunday at 2:30pm
Opening Night – Tuesday, January 22
NO LATE SEATING.
STORM UPDATE: As of Friday (12pm), all performances of The Jammer will take place as scheduled. For questions, please contact Ticket Central at 212.279.4200 (open noon to 8pm daily).
Rolin Jones Writes A “Big ‘Ol Dumb Comedy”
REVIEW – The New York Times
Roller Derby Exerts Its Pull on Everyman
REVIEW – Associated Press
‘The Jammer’ is bouncy, roller derby fun.
REVIEW – The Daily News
Roller-derby fable is right on track at Atlantic Theater
REVIEW – TimeOut NY
Four Stars for The Jammer
CHECK OUT THESE LOCAL ROLLER DERBY GROUPS
(Director) returns to Atlantic following directing the critically acclaimed productions of Rolin Jones’ The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow and Lucy Thurber’s Scarcity. Upcoming: Allison Moore’s Collapse (Women’s Project); Bess Wohl’s Barcelona (People’s Light). Recent credits include: 3C by David Adjmi (Rattlestick/Rising Phoenix/piece by piece); As You Like It (Chautauqua Theater Company); A Little Journey, 2012 Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Revival of a Play (The Mint); Red (Alley Theatre); Fallow by Ken Lin (People’s Light and Ojai Playwrights Conference); August: Osage County by Tracy Letts and Kenneth Lin’s Intelligence-Slave (Alley Theatre); Sam Mark’s Light Years to the Delling Shore (Sundance Theater Institute at Banff, Canada). Jackson teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and Primary Stages ESPA School of Theater.
(Scenic Designer) New York: Next Fall (Broadway and Naked Angels); 10 things to do before I die, Len Asleep in Vinyl and The Dear Boy (Second Stage Theatre), Forever Dusty (New World Stages), Dark Matters and Boise (Rattlestick Theatre); Boom and Holy Cross Sucks! (Ars Nova), Masked (Daryl Roth Theatre), Fat Camp (NYMTF), King of Shadows (Working Theatre). Opera: Lucia di Lammermoor (Lyric Opera of Chicago), Eine Florentinische Tragodie and Gianni Schicchi (Canadian Opera Company, Dora Award winner), Don Giovanni (San Francisco Opera Merola), The Saint of Bleecker Street (Central City Opera). Regional: American Conservatory Theatre, Barrington Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Cleveland Playhouse, Geffen Playhouse, George Street Playhouse, Guthrie Theatre, Hartford Stage, Kansas City Rep, The Old Globe, Portland Stage, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Signature Theatre, Two River Theatre, Westport Country Playhouse, Yale Rep. www.wilsonchin.com
(Costume Designer) In New York Jessica has worked with The Play Company, Second Stage, P73, Rattlestick Playwright’s Theatre, Pearl Theatre, and the Summer Play Festival. Her regional theatre credits include productions at The Long Wharf Theatre, Dallas Theatre Center, Baltimore CenterStage, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Two River Theatre, Syracuse Stage, People’s Light and Theatre Company, Yale Rep, Barrington Stage, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, the Alley Theatre in Houston, TX, and Arena Stage and The Folger Theatre in Washington, D.C. Jessica is a recipient of the 2007-09 NEA/TCG fellowship for designers. This year she is the visiting artist in design at Mount Holyoke College.
(Lighting Designer) New York credits include The Public Theater, MCC, Playwrights Horizons, Second Stage, Atlantic Theater, The Play Company, Ma-Yi, The LAByrinth Theatre, Intar, and others. Regional credits include The Guthrie, South Coast Repertory, Long Wharf Theater, The Alley, The Huntington Theatre Company, The Children’s Theatre Company, Centerstage, A.C.T., Hartford Stage, Yale Repertory Theatre, Dallas Theater Center, George Street Playhouse, and others. He has a B.A. from Macalester College and an M.F.A. from Yale School of Drama. Paul has taught at Cal Poly Pomona and Amherst College, and is currently a Lighting Designer/Theatre Consultant for Schuler Shook. www.paulwhitakerdesigns.com
(Original Music & Sound Design) composes and designs music and sound for theater. The sound design for The Jammer was created by Daniel Baker with Emily Auciello. New York: Atlantic Theater Company, Cherry Lane Theatre, Classic Stage Company, Incubator Arts Project, Juilliard, Keen Company, La Mama E.T.C., Manhattan Theatre Club, Primary Stages, The Public, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Second Stage Theatre and Women’s Project. Regional: Actors Theatre of Louisville, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Baltimore Centerstage, Dallas Theater Center, Geva Theatre Center, Hartford Stage, Huntington Theatre Company, Kansas City Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, Long Wharf Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Weston Playhouse, Westport Country Playhouse and Portland Center Stage. www.brokenchordcollective.com