Betsy Aidem is a veteran actress you might have seen on Broadway. Or maybe on an episode of “Law & Order: SVU.” Or maybe on the big screen last year in “The Greatest Showman.” Learn More
Lucas Hnath's plays include Hillary and Clinton, Red Speedo, The Christians, A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney, Isaac’s Eye, and Death Tax. His work has been produced at Actors Theatre of Louisville/Humana Festival of New Plays, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Gate Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, New York Theatre Workshop, Playwrights Horizons, Royal Court Theatre, Soho Rep, Traverse Theatre, and Victory Gardens. He has been a resident playwright at New Dramatists since 2011. He is a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre and a New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect. He has received the Kesselring Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Whiting Award, two Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award Citations, an Outer Critics Circle Award for Best New Play, and an Obie. His work is published by Dramatists Play Service and Overlook Press.
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Betsy Aidem (Director) This is Ms. Aidem’s professional directorial debut. She directed a premiere production of Caroline McGraw’s Ultimate Beauty Bible (Experimental Theater Wing/NYU). Acting: At GSP: Mama's Boy, God of Carnage and Jolson Sings Again directed by David Saint and most recently at the Cherry Lane theater in Final Follies. Thank you to so many directors: David Kennedy, David Cromer, Sir David Jones, Michael Gracey, Kenneth Lonergan, Neil Pepe, Tina Landau, Carolyn Cantor, Maria Mileaf, Bartlett Sher, Bill Rauch, John Malkovich, Simon Curtis, Julie Taymor, Daniella Topol, Brian Mertes, Woody Allen, Christopher Ashley, Melia Bensussan, Pamela Berlin, Adam Rapp, Sara Wolkowitz, Danya Taymor, Michael Apted, Daniel Aukin, Carey Perloff, Phil Gelatt , Pamela Berlin, R. Stuart White, Phillip Glass, Richard Hamburger, Liz Diamond, Ain Gordon, Alex Timbers, Jo Bonney, Michael Greif, Mark Nelson, Paul Mullins. Obie Award for Sustained Excellence of Performance.
Andrew Garman (Torvald) Broadway: Salomé. Off-Broadway: The Christians (Lortel, Drama Desk nominations; Playwrights Horizons); Admissions (Lincoln Center); The Glory of the World (BAM); The Moors (Playwrights Realm); The Ugly One (Soho Rep); Ashville (Cherry Lane/ Rattlestick); A Bright New Boise, The Bereaved, After (Partial Comfort Prods); Burning (The New Group); Cymbeline, Hamlet (NYSF, The Public); Burnt Umber, The Trojan Women (LaMama). Other theatre credits include Macbeth (Actors Theater of Louisville); The Merchant of Venice (A.R.T.); Under Milkwood (Theater Building Chicago). Film & TV credits include Julie & Julia, Simple Revenge, “Search Party,” “Madame Secretary,” “Law & Order.”
Ann McDonough (Anne Marie) LCT: Admissions, Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Dinner at Eight. Off-Broadway includes The Dining Room, What I Did Last Summer, Uncommon Women and Others, Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You, The Middle Ages, The Rise and Rise of Daniel Rocket and Trelawney of the Wells. Regional includes John (ACT San Francisco); The City of Conversation (Arena Stage); Time of My Life (Pittsburgh Public Theater); and Our Town, Absurd Person Singular, Painting Churches, All in the Timing, The Voysey Inheritance, Paris Bound (Long Wharf Theatre). Film: Moonstruck, The Mothman Prophecies, Six Degrees of Separation. TV: Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, All My Children, The Good Wife.
Kellie Overbey (Nora) - Broadway: The Coast of Utopia, Twentieth Century, “Q.E.D.”, Judgment at Nuremberg, Present Laughter, Buried Child. Drama Desk nominations for Women Without Men (The Mint) and Sleeping Rough (Page 73.) Lortel nomination for The Savannah Disputation (Playwrights Horizons.) Most recent Off-Broadway: Mary Page Marlowe at 2nd Stage. Film & TV include: Imitation Girl, That’s What She Said (also screenwriter), Sweet and Lowdown, Outbreak, “FBI,” “Blindspot,” “Blue Bloods,” “30 Rock,” and “The Good Wife.” Kellie is the Executive Director of AisFor.org, an Eastern Principal Councilor at Actors Equity Association, and a founding member of FairWageOnStage.org.
Lily Santiago (Emmy) is a recent graduate of Northwestern University and last appeared in The New York Shakespeare Festival’s production of Othello directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Other productions include In The Red and Brown Water, Fuente Ovejuna and Water By The Spoonful. She is a proud graduate of LaGuardia Performing Arts HS in New York City and represented by Innovative Artists.
In this contemporary take on an imagined sequel, Nora returns to the door she famously slammed 15 years earlier with unfinished business on her mind. Nominated for eight 2017 Tony Awards, The New York Times called the new play “smart, funny and utterly engrossing” and dubbed it “The Best Play of the Year”.
Photos by T. Charles Erickson.