NOTHING LEFT TO BURN
By Adi Hanash and Patrick Vassel
Directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh
Monday, November 5th, 2018 at 2pm
Linda Gross Theater | 336 West 20th Street
The political is personal. Even the Arab Spring began (as so many springs before it) with a love story. How that story ignited a wave of revolution in the Middle East is the center of this dark comedy about an indefatigable fruit seller named Mohamed and apple of his eye Fadia. And how rolling with punches, keeping the faith, and never letting them get you down only works until you realize there’s nothing left to burn.
PIRRONNE YOUSEFZADEH (Director) has directed and developed new work at The Public/Joe’s Pub, New York Theatre Workshop, Atlantic Theater Company, Ars Nova, Soho Rep, New Georges, Partial Comfort Productions, Noor Theatre, Ma-Yi Theater Company, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, La Jolla Playhouse, Huntington Theatre Company, Cleveland Playhouse, Geva Theatre Center, InterAct Theatre Company, Golden Thread Productions, and Hangar Theatre, among others. She is a Usual Suspect at NYTW, New Georges Affiliated Artist, member of Ensemble Studio Theatre, Resident Director at Colt Coeur, a recipient of SDC’s Denham Fellowship and Williamstown’s Sagal Fellowship, and an alumna of the 2050 Fellowship at NYTW, Drama League Directors Project, Lincoln Center Directors Lab, and Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab. She currently serves on the NYU faculty, and is a frequent guest director there, as well as Columbia, Juilliard, Fordham, and Yale School of Drama. Pirronne is a founding member of Maia Directors, a consulting group for artists and organizations engaging with stories from the Middle East and beyond. Upcoming projects include A Doll’s House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath (Actors Theatre of Louisville), Once (Pioneer Theatre Company), and The Royale by Marco Ramirez (Kitchen Theatre Company/Geva Theatre Center). MFA, Columbia University. Member, SDC. www.pirronne.com; www.maiadirectors.com
ADI HANASH (Playwright) is an actor and playwright from Las Vegas, Nevada. Recent credits include: The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (Woolly Mammoth, Helen Hayes Nomination for Supporting Actor); Comedy of Sorrows (Hybrid Theatre Works); AK-47 Sing Along (ERA); Cymbeline (New York Classical Theatre); Zoya’s Apartment, Kate Crackernuts (ART/MXAT). Film/TV: “Law and Order: SVU,” “Madame Secretary,” “White Collar,” “Rubicon,” Our Idiot Brother, Non-Stop, “Person of Interest” and The Bourne Legacy. As a co-writer/actor: Nothing Left to Burn (Ars Nova ANTFest, The Public Theater New Work Now!, O’Neill Semi-Finalist, The Lark Playwrights Week 2015.
PATRICK VASSEL (Playwright) is a director and playwright from Akron, Ohio. He is the Associate and Supervising Director of Hamilton. Broadway: Magic/Bird (Assistant Director). New York: In a Little Room (The Wild Project), Two Rooms (79 Clifton Place), Rum for Sale (Columbia University), The Gravediggers (Theatre East Reading), Connect (Workshop – Ten Bones), The Adventures of Boy and Girl (FringeNYC ’13), Font of Knowledge (Shelby Company), The Little Dog Laughed (The Gallery Players, 1st NYC Revival). Regional/University: The Cripple of Inishmaan, The Homecoming (Stella Adler), Lombardi (Palace Theatre, Wisconsin), Six Characters in Search of an Author (University of Notre Dame, Original Adaptation). As a co-writer/director: Nothing Left to Burn (Ars Nova ANTFest, The Public Theater New Work Now!, O’Neill Semi-Finalist, The Lark Playwrights Week 2015).