BY Lucas Hnath with Steve Cuiffo
Directed by Lucas Hnath
May 25 – June 25, 2023
Atlantic Stage 2
Tony Award nominee Lucas Hnath (Dana H.) directs this unique collaboration starring sleight of hand artist and illusion designer Steve Cuiffo.
Lucas is a playwright. Steve is a magician. Lucas asked Steve to show him some magic tricks. Steve did. And this is what happened.
Cast & Creative
Co-Playwright & Director
LUCAS HNATH. Plays include Dana H.; Hillary and Clinton; The Thin Place; A Doll’s House, Part 2; Red Speedo; The Christians; A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney; Isaac’s Eye; and Death Tax. He has been produced on Broadway at the John Golden and Lyceum Theatres; Off-Broadway at The Vineyard, Playwrights Horizons, New York Theatre Workshop, Soho Rep, and Ensemble Studio Theatre. His plays have also been premiered at The Goodman, Humana Festival of New Plays, Victory Gardens, and South Coast Repertory. He is a New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect, a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre, and an alumnus of New Dramatists. Awards: Whiting Award, Guggenheim Fellowship, Kesselring Prize, Outer Critics Circle Award for Best New Play, Obie Award for Playwriting, Steinberg Playwright Award, Windham-Campbell Literary Prize, Lucille Lortel Award, and a Tony nomination for Best Play.
STEVE CUIFFO is a magician and theater maker who creates solo performance as well as collaborative works with other artists, filmmakers, and theater companies. His work incorporates aspects of sleight of hand, misdirection, imitation, and reenactment to create unique performance, art, theater, and magic. Most recently he was the Illusion & Lip Sync Consultant for Lucas Hnath’s Dana H. on Broadway, created Sleight Of Hand for the upcoming feature film of White Noise directed by Noah Baumbach, was the Magic Consultant for the new season of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” Other work includes: Illusion Design for Geoff Sobelle’s Home and The Object Lesson; Magic for Thaddeus Phillips’ Zoo Motel, Magic Director for David Blaine: Live; an associate with the Wooster Group theater company; and co-founder of Secret Arts.
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