Non-Equity Showcase 2016

Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Playwrights Horizons

ABOUT THE NON-EQUITY PROGRAM:

The Non-Equity Company is a nationally recognized, highly competitive group of young actors drawn primarily from the top graduate programs in the country, and some of the brightest young actors working in the industry. Members of the Non-Equity Company (or, “Non-Eqs”) supplement the Equity Company in Main Stage and Nikos Stage productions, and play principal roles in the Community Engagement and Fellowship productions.

The Non-Eqs in the Community Engagement company take the central roles in an enormous production featuring dozens of Apprentices and community members. The Non-Eqs in the Fellowship company collaborate on the creation of two new new plays throughout the course of the summer. Non-Eqs are also involved in projects and special events directed by WTF’s Directing Corps.

WTF is part of the Equity Membership Candidate program and EMC points can be obtained. College credit can be arranged through some academic institutions (contact your registrar for more information). Scholarships are available on a need basis. Applications are due in January.


Details and RSVP:

Please join us on Monday, November 14th at 5:00pm and 7:00pm at The Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Playwrights Horizons, 416 West 42nd Street, 4th Floor.  Wine reception following both performances.

This showcase is a Williamstown tradition, highlighting the top Non-Equity talent from our company each year. These young professional actors won our hearts this summer, appearing alongside theatre, TV, and film veterans on our Mainstage and Nikos Stage, as well as headlining our Community Engagement project, Fellowship projects, and much more. We are thrilled to be introducing them to you in this lively, one-hour showcase.

Running time: 1 hour

Please RSVP in one of two ways: Call 212.395.9090 x102 or Email showcase@wtfestival.org


MORE INFO ABOUT THE NON-EQUITY PROGRAM:

The Williamstown Theatre Festival is a renowned summer theater. At its core is a company of vibrant, early-career actors, the Non-Equity Company. This is a group with a venerable legacy: often Non-Eqs from WTF go on to have noteworthy careers—former Non-Eqs include Kate Burton, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Kathryn Hahn, Logan Marshall Green, Chris Pine, and many others. Selection of the Non-Equity Company is extremely competitive; each year, through extensive auditions, we bring together a superbly talented and versatile group, including many recent graduates of the country’s top graduate acting programs.

This season’s group is outstanding. They performed alongside industry veterans on the Main and Nikos Stages in: The Rose Tattoo alongside Marisa Tomei, directed by Trip CullmanAn American Daughter by Wendy Wasserstein, directed by Evan Cabnet; and the world premiere of Poster Boy by Joe Tracz and Craig Carnelia, directed by Stafford Arima. They took the central roles in our community engagement project, Orpheus in the Berkshires by Lucy Thurber, directed by Laura Savia.  They were the casts of both of our Fellowship projects: Utopia, Minnesota by Meg Miroshnik, directed by our Boris Sagal Fellow, Pirronne Yousefzadeh; and The Model American by Jason Kim, directed by our Bill Foeller Fellow, Danny Sharron.

This company of Non-Eqs were also in the casts of six one-hour plays directed by our Directing Assistants in our Directing Studio series—many of which were world premieres. They gave unforgettable performances in our Cabarets and in our Fridays@3 reading series, and they helped develop new plays and musicals in the many workshops we held throughout the summer.

You won’t find a harder working or more talented bunch of early-career actors anywhere. We’re quite thrilled to introduce them to you in our showcase this fall. This unique evening will also feature the work of many emerging writers from the WTF family, and is directed by Jason McDowell-Green, the Director of our Professional Training Program.

The showcase is produced by Ben Ferber, music directed by Jane Cardona, associate produced by Mehr Kaur, and stage managed by Emma Iacometta.

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