World Premiere Play
EDDIE AND DAVE
Written by and Featuring AMY STAATS
Directed by MARGOT BORDELON
Atlantic Stage 2, 330 West 16th Street
A raucous retelling of the rise and fall of Pasadena’s most groundbreaking 80s rockers told through the foggy lens of a lonely, out of work MTV-VJ. Eddie and Dave is a gender-bending new play by Amy Staats (Miles for Mary, Atlantic’s Tow Playwright-in-Residence) about hubris, friendship, family, fame, musical genius and what happens when the person you need is the one you find most irritating.
Fresh off of her acclaimed run as performer and collaborator in The Mad Ones’ Miles for Mary comes the Off-Broadway playwriting debut of the “impressive” (The Village Voice) Amy Staats!
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Eddie and Dave is supported, in part, by generous support from the Venturous Theater Fund of the Tides Foundation. Special thanks to The Tow Foundation for its support of a year-long residency for Amy Staats at our theater.
AMY STAATS (Playwright) is an actor, writer and 2017-2018 Tow Playwright-in-Residence at Atlantic Theater Company. Her plays include: Eddie and Dave (Developed at Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor and Space On Ryder Farm with Margot Bordelon and Megan Hill); Hands (Developed at Naked Angel’s First Mondays and Space On Ryder Farm with The Ensemble Studio Theater); I Hope She’ll Be Okay (Developed at Williamstown Theater Festival with Jess Chayes) and Throws of Love (Samuel French Festival, winner, directed by Jess Chayes). Her television and film scripts include: “Nice and Easy,” “Farm to Table,” and “Mary and Louise;” select awards include: 2017 Launch Commission with Atlantic Theater Company; 2015 Samuel French Shorts Festival winner; BVEW Screenplay Fellowship and Best Script at LA Comedy Shorts Festival for “Mary and Louise.” Productions of her plays include: Throws of Love (Samuel French OOBW Short Play Festival, Twisted Shorts with Core Ensemble); It Shocks Me How Well I Can Lie, Been Caught Stealing, Cat House (Dodo Theater Collective’s Triptych Series) and The Changing of the Guard (The Ensemble Studio Theater). As an actor, Amy most recently performed the role of Brenda in The Mad One’s critically acclaimed hit play Miles For Mary, directed by Lila Neugebauer and produced at The Bushwick Starr and Playwrights Horizons. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband Jeff (musician) and Orlando and James Carlos (cats).
MARGOT BORDELON (Director) is a Brooklyn-based director who specializes in new work. Recent projects: Do You Feel Anger? by Mara Nelson-Greenberg at ATL’s Humana Festival, The Last Class: A Jazzercize Play by Megan Hill at ATC in Seattle, Too Heavy For Your Pocket by Jireh Breon Holder at the Roundabout Underground and the Alliance, The Pen by Julianne Wick Davis and Dan Collins for Premieres NYC (New York Times Critic’s pick), peerless by Jiehae Park at Marin Theatre Company and Yale Rep, A Delicate Ship by Anna Ziegler for Playwrights Realm (New York Times Critic’s pick), and Okay, Bye by Joshua Conkel at Steppenwolf Theater. Her work has been seen at Ars Nova, American Theater Co., Berkeley Rep, Cherry Lane, Clubbed Thumb, Dodo, Juilliard, The Lark, NYTW, P73, Perry Mansfield, Play Penn, Portland Center Stage, Primary Stages, The Public, PWC, Rattlestick, SPACE at Ryder Farm, Steppenwolf, the Wilma, and Woolly Mammoth, among others. Margot moved east after spending six years in Chicago working as a director, writer and performer. She is a founding member of Theatre Seven of Chicago, and spent four seasons working on the artistic staff of Lookingglass Theatre. BFA: Cornish College of the Arts. MFA: Yale School of Drama. www.margotbordelon.com