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“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
(Movement Consultant) is a New York based choreographer and performer. Born and raised in Berkeley, California, Barnes received her B.A. in Philosophy from the University of California at San Diego and moved to New York City in 1995. She then created her company, Monica Bill Barnes & Company which has performed in over twenty venues in New York City as well as been presented in more than 30 cities throughout the United States. Barnes was thrilled to be a part of This American Life Live! in May 2012 alongside her favorite radio show host Ira Glass and other fabulous guests. Upcoming events include performances at The Joyce Theater in January 2013 and the company’s debut performance at The Kennedy Center in May 2013.
(Violence Consultant) Fight Master, SAFD. David has choreographed some stuff (Broadway: An Enemy of the People; Grace; Wit; Born Yesterday; A Life in the Theatre; Speed-the-Plow; Come Back, Little Sheba; Spring Awakening; The Lieutenant of Inishmore; NY premieres: Blasted, The Whipping Man, Bethany, We are Proud to Present, Ages of the Moon, The American Pilot, Blackbird, Bug, Killer Joe), worked at some wonderful venues (The Public Theater, Metropolitan Opera, MTC, Atlantic, LCT3, The Women’s Project, Soho Recp, MCC, Signature Theatre, TFANA, Roundabout, Dallas Theater Center, Hartford Center Stage, NSMT, A.R.T., Baltimore CENTERSTAGE, Guthrie), and with some great folks (David Mamet, Sam Shepard, Ethan Coen, Martin McDonagh, Tracy Letts, Kenneth Lonergan, Ken Russell, Franco Zeffirelli). “Walk cheerfully over the world, answering that of God in everyone.” —G. Fox
(Hair & Make-Up Designer) Design: My Name is Asher Lev, Central City Opera, Orchid, Santa Fe Opera, the Goodman, Steppenwolf, Dallas Theater Center, Utah Shakespearian Festival, Barrington Stage, North Shore Music Theatre, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1st National Tour), and the Chautauqua Institute Wig Construction: Wicked, Memphis, The Miracle Worker, Jersey Boys, Guys and Dolls, Xanadu, Spamalot, Jekyll and Hyde, and Cirque Du Soeil. Thank you Zev for all your support and love.
(Casting) Also for Atlantic: Chimichangas and Zoloft, Bluebird, 10×25, Dusk Rings a Bell, Oohrah!, Make Me. Broadway: The Trip to Bountiful and Orphans (upcoming), The Other Place, Dead Accounts, Grace, The Columnist, Death of a Salesman, Seminar, Stick Fly, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, The House of Blue Leaves, Good People, Fences, Lend Me A Tenor. Also: MTC, Second Stage, The Old Globe, LCT3, Williamstown Theatre Festival (3 seasons), ARS NOVA, The Goodman, Arena, Ford’s, and ACT in San Francisco. Film/television: HairBrained starring Brendan Fraser (upcoming) and Steel Magnolias for Lifetime.
(Production Stage Manager) New York: Harper Regan, Jackie and Me (Atlantic Theater Company), Arnie the Doughnut (NYMF), ShuffleCulture (BAM), Love Lab (Lee Strasberg). International: The Bridge Project’s Richard III (BAM, Old Vic, International Tour), Lear Dreaming (Singapore Arts Festival), The Continuum: Beyond the killings fields (The Arts Centre, Melbourne). Regional: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Notes from Underground, Restoration (La Jolla Playhouse), Much Ado About Nothing, The Mock-Tempest (Shakespeare Santa Cruz); Ms. Watson received her MFA from UC San Diego.