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Clyde's

January 31 — February 19, 2023

January 31 — February 19, 2023

Playwright
Lynn Nottage

Lynn Nottage

Playwright
Lynn Nottage’s (Playwright) Pulitzer Prize-winning play RUINED has received an Obie, the Lucille Lortel Award, New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, Drama Desk Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Play (Manhattan Theatre Club, Goodman Theatre). Other plays include INTIMATE APPAREL (New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play; Roundabout Theatre, CENTERSTAGE, South Coast Repertory); FABULATION, OR THE RE-EDUCATION OF UNDINE (Obie Award; Playwrights Horizons, London’s Tricycle Theatre); CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY; LAS MENINAS; MUD, RIVER, STONE; POR’KNOCKERS, and POOF! Nottage is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2007 MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant,” the National Black Theatre Festival’s August Wilson Playwriting Award, the 2004 PEN/Laura Pels Award for Drama, and the 2005 Guggenheim Grant for Playwriting, as well as fellowships from the Lucille Lortel Foundation, Manhattan Theatre Club, New Dramatists, and New York Foundation for the Arts. She is a member of The Dramatists Guild, an alumna of New Dramatists and a graduate of Brown University and the Yale School of Drama, where she is a visiting lecturer. www.lynnnottage.net

 

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Melissa Maxwell

Melissa Maxwell

Director

Melissa Maxwell (Director) specializes in new play development. Credits include: Trouble in Mind (Utah Shakespeare Festival), Safe House (Repertory Theatre of Saint Louis; received 6 St Louis Theatre Circle Award Nominations); Slashes of Light (The Kitchen Theatre/Civic Ensemble; world premiere); Tunnel Vision (Off the WALL Theatre, world premiere); American Slavery Project’s Unheard Voices (NY Historical Society and other venues); Show Way (Vital Theatre; received Off Broadway Theatre Alliance ‘Best Family Show’ nomination): Nathan the Wise (Pearl Theatre Company); world premiere of scientist Carl Djerassi’s (creator of the contraceptive pill) Taboos (Soho Playhouse). Melissa is also an actor, award-winning playwright, and a motivational speaker with two TEDx Talks to her credit (TEDxMosesBrownSchool: Taking Ownership; TEDxBarnardCollegeWomen: On Courage). www.melissamaxwell.com.

 

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Cast
Cherita Armstrong

Cherita Armstrong

Cast

Cherita Armstrong (U/s Clyde, Letitia) Theatres: Utah Shakespeare Festival, American Place Theatre, MCC, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Theatre for the New City, New York Theatre Workshop Theatres: St. Louis Black Repertory Theatre, Baltimore Center Stage, Yale Repertory Theatre, Public Theatre (Maine), Hollywood Fringe Festival Theatre credits: Trouble in Mind, (Millie Davis)  Clue, (Ms. Scarlet) Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, (Harriet Jacobs-solo performance), Seven Guitars, Well, Old Settler, Oak & Ivy, Harlem Duet, The African Company Presents Richard III, Beehive, Tambourines To Glory. Television: 9-1-1, Pretty Little Liars, Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order: Trial by Jury

 

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Sydney Lolita Cusic

Sydney Lolita Cusic

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Sydney Lolita Cusic (Letitia) is excited to be making her George Street Playhouse debut. Previous credits include Tr@k Girls Pt 1 (Anita, Ensemble Studio Theatre) FLEX (Cherise, TheatreSquared) Romeo and Juliet (Juliet, Stella Adler Studio); Jane Eyre (Bertha, Playwrights Horizons Downtown); The Colored Museum (New York University Tisch); The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Alchemical Studios). She received her BFA at New York University Tisch School of the Arts. Much love to her parents, brothers, and circle of friends for their constant support. In addition to acting, she is a theater and film producer. sydneycusic.com

 

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Ryan Czerwonko

Ryan Czerwonko

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Ryan Czerwonko (Jason) is an actor and filmmaker in NYC. TV: The Endgame, Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, The Blacklist (NBC), The Deuce, Watchmen (HBO), and many more. FILM: Cherry, Paint, Birder. THEATRE: First Folio Theatre, Orlando Shakespeare, Livermore Shakespeare. Ryan is the artistic director of “Adult Film”, a film and theatre collective in Brooklyn. He teaches acting in his apartment. IG: @ryanczerwonko + @adultfilm.nyc.

 

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Darlene Hope

Darlene Hope

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Darlene Hope (Clyde) earned her BA in Theatre Arts from the University of South Florida and her MFA in Acting from the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training. She also studied extensively in London, Paris, and Italy under lauded international artists Corin Redgrave, Sir Donald Sinden, Dame Sian Phillips, Patsy Rodenburg OBE, Maestro Antonio Fava, Sheridan Morley, and Tony Award winner Mark Medoff. Perhaps best known as the title character in A Visit From Aunt Flo, the Cannes Lion Award-winning viral video that has received over 2.5 million views worldwide, Miss Hope has toured extensively throughout the US, South America and the Caribbean combining her bright and captivating performances with philanthropy, humanitarian relief, and young artist mentorship. She is the author of multiple plays, screenplays, and faith-based journals, and is the founder of HopeFull Productions. OFF BROADWAY: Sistas the Musical, Normalcy. SELECT REGIONAL: Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Asolo Rep, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Miami New Drama, American Stage, Norwegian Cruise Lines, TheatreworksUSA. TV/FILM: Halston, The Blacklist, Blue Bloods, FBI, God Friended Me, Strut, Commedia By Fava, Don’t Shoot the Messenger, When Bae Doesn’t Pay Attention. DarleneHope.com.

 

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Rafael Jordan

Rafael Jordan

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Rafael Jordan (U/s, Rafael, Montrellous) is an Actor, Director, and Producer working on stage and screens. He was recently seen as trumpet-playing headliner Blue in Paradise Blue at City Theatre in Pittsburgh, and Edmund in King Lear with Joe Morton at The Wallis Annenberg in Beverly Hills. Other Regional: Shakespeare Theatre of DC, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Seattle Repertory Theatre, the Magic Theatre, California Shakespeare Theatre. Notable roles include: Bobby - American Buffalo; Will – Shakespeare in Love; Paul – King Charles III, Ben Gun in the world premier of runboyrun by Mfoniso Udofia. TV credits: Law & Order SVU, FBI: Most Wanted, Godfather of Harlem, City on a Hill, Blue Bloods. Rafael stars in the forthcoming indie feature film The Nurse, and short film Christmas Eve currently on Amazon. Rafael founded Village Park Productions with his sister Aisha Jordan, where they are busy creating and producing film and series’, known for sketch series #HashtagTheShow. Rafael received an MFA in Acting from American Conservatory Theatre. IG @Rafaeliscoolbutrude, @hashtagtheshow, Twitter @Blackachusetts

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Gabriel Lawrence

Gabriel Lawrence

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Gabriel Lawrence (Montrellous) Gabriel Lawrence is excited to make his George Street Playhouse debut. Stage credits include: Martin Luther King - The Mountaintop (Arc Stages), Frederick Douglas -The Agitators (Playhouse on Park), Dez - Skeleton Crew (Baltimore Center Stage), Even - Sweat (The Asolo) and title roles in Macbeth and Julius Caesar (The Acting Company). TV credits include: FBI, EVIL, Prodigal Son, The Deuce, Mysteries of Laura and recurring parts on ABC’s What Would You Do?. He teaches classes in acting, debate, filmmaking and Shakespeare throughout Manhattan and beyond. MFA, Theatre: UC San Diego Theatre. Visit mrgabriellawrence.com for more information.

 

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Xavier Reyes

Xavier Reyes

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Xavier Reyes (Rafael) is a Puerto Rican actor, thrilled to tell this story, his second Lynn Nottage play! Having worked all over the US, Puerto Rico, Japan and Canada, some favorite credits include: Moliere’s SCAPIN at Pioneer Theatre Company, Trading Places directed by Kenny Leon at the Alliance Theatre, Kinky Boots Broadway National Tour, Night at the Museum workshop, Anna in the Tropics (Barrington Stage) , Fun Home, Hair, In The Heights, Rent, West Side Story and others. Thank you God, universe, creatives, cast, Melissa, GSP, and BLOC. Thank you audience member for showing up, supporting and being a part of this beautiful story! I dedicate this particular journey to my brother Steven.  Follow @XavierReyesActor

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George Street Playhouse is thrilled to bring two-time Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage to its stage for the first time ever with her lightning-charged comedy CLYDE'S, which she says is about “the healing power of food!” Centering around the formerly incarcerated kitchen staff at a truck stop sandwich shop, Clyde’s is a story about living with and through your mistakes – and the importance of a shared dream in bringing people together; like the quest for creating the perfect sandwich. Don’t miss your chance to revel in this tale of reinvention and redemption, nominated for 5 TONY Awards – including Best Play!

Runtime: 90 Minutes; no intermission

Clyde's contains adult material and language.




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Supported by Philip Kirstein & Melinda Raso Kirstein