It is precisely Mr. Guare’s willingness to free associate in language, theatrical style and
content that makes his work sing.” – The New York Times
3 KINDS OF EXILE
by JOHN GUARE
directed by NEIL PEPE
Linda Gross Theater, 336 W 20th St.
With arresting theatricality, humor and great psychological insight, John Guare probes the lives of an exiled actress, a writer and a mysterious traveler. In 3 Kinds of Exile, he weaves the stories of three real émigrés from Czechoslovakia and Poland into a riveting and dramatic tapestry; probing the meaning of home, identity and how we carry the past with us.
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MARTIN MORAN (Karel) recently completed an Off-Broadway run of his one-man play All The Rage (Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics award nominations). Broadway and Off-Broadway performances include Spamalot, Cabaret, Titanic, Bells Are Ringing, How to Succeed…, Big River, Fun Home (The Public Theater), Floyd Collins, (Playwrights Horizons), A Man of No Importance (Lincoln Center Theater) and The Cider House Rules here at Atlantic Theater Company. He received an Obie and was nominated for two Drama Desk Awards for his 2004 solo play The Tricky Part, based upon his memoir of the same title. Regional work includes La Jolla Playhouse (Puck), Long Wharf, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Trinity Repertory Company, Intiman. Film/TV: “The Newsroom,” “The Big C,” “Possible Side Effects,” Private Parts, “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Dellaventura,” “Mary and Rhoda.” He wrote the Book and Lyrics for the 2012 Inner Voices solo musical Borrowed Dust with composer Joseph Thalken.
NEIL PEPE (Director) recently staged the Broadway production of the new musical Hands on a Hardbody Other Broadway credits include the acclaimed revival of Speed-the-Plow and David Mamet’s A Life in the Theatre. Off-Broadway: Jez Butterworth’s Parlour Song, Mojo and The Night Heron; Ethan Coen’s Happy Hour, Offices and Almost an Evening; Harold Pinter’s Celebration and The Room; Adam Rapp’s Dreams of Flying Dreams of Falling; Joe Penhall’s Blue/Orange; Hilary Bell’s Wolf Lullaby; David Pittu’s What’s That Smell?; Howard Korder’s Sea of Tranquility (all at Atlantic); David Mamet’s American Buffalo (Donmar Warehouse, Atlantic); Romance, Keep Your Pantheon/School (Center Theatre Group, Atlantic); Zinnie Harris’ Further than the Furthest Thing (Manhattan Theater Club); Jessica Goldberg’s Refuge (Playwrights Horizons); Tom Donaghy’s The Beginning of August (South Coast Repertory, Atlantic). Frank Gilroy’s The Subject Was Roses with Martin Sheen (CTG). Also, Eric Bogosian’s Red Angel (Williamstown Theater Festival). Neil has been the Artistic Director of Atlantic Theater Company since 1992.
DAVID PITTU (Gombro/Funiage) recently starred in the City Center/Encores production of It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Superman. Atlantic: CQ/CX, What’s That Smell: The Music of Jacob Sterling (OCC noms: Best Actor in a Musical, Best Off-Broadway Musical), Celebration & The Room (Lortel and Drama Desk nominations). Mr. Pittu received Tony and Drama Desk nominations, as well as an Outer Critics’ Award, for his performance as Bertolt Brecht in LoveMusik, and a second Tony nomination for Is He Dead? Other recent credits: Equivocation at MTC (OCC and Lortel noms), Twelfth Night at the Delacorte, (2009 St. Clare Bayfield Award), The Coast of Utopia. Recent TV & film: True Story (upcoming), Men in Black III, Person of Interest, Made in Jersey, Pan Am, Damages, The Good Wife. 2010 recipient of the Daryl Roth Creative Spirit Award.
KATE RIGG (Ensemble / Funiage) Upon graduation from acting at Juilliard (Interarts Award), Kate moonlighted in comedy clubs and spoken word speak-easies around New York. Since then, she has headlined at the Vancouver Comedy Festival, The Montreal Comedy Festival, The Perth International Festival, and with her spoken word band Slanty Eyed Mama with residencies at The Smithsonian Institute, Museum of Natural history, Comedy Central Theater, LA Grand Performances and more. NYC Theater: The Jammer (Atlantic), BFE (Playwrights Horizons), The Vagina Monologues, Dogeaters (NYSF), Most Fabulous Story Ever Told (NYTW). Regional: LAsians, Sez She (Mark Taper Forum/CTGLA), As you Like It (Playmaker’s Rep), Wilder Rediscovered (ATL). Film: That’s What She Said, Race Is the Place, The Naughty Show. TV: “Law & Order SVU,” “Law & Order,” “Law & Order C.I.,” “Family Guy,” “The Dr. Phil Show” (comedy correspondent), “Women of Comedy” (Comedy Central).
OMAR SANGARE (B/Elzbieta Erased and Gonzalo/Funiage). Favorite credits include Paul in Six Degrees of Separation at The Dramatyczny Theatre in Poland and Othello in Othello at The Arena Players in New York. Director: A Streetcar Named Desire and The Crucible at WilliamsTheatre. Founder and Artistic Director: United Solo Theatre Festival, NYC. Dr. Sangare was selected by the US Department of State for a video project that appeared as part of President Obama’s official trip to Poland. Awards include Person of the Year 2012 by NYTheatre.com, Best in Acting at FringeNYC, Best Production at San Francisco Fringe and Critics’ Choices by Denver Post and Chicago Reader. He has written six books and is a tenured Professor of Theatre at Williams College. www.omarsangare.com