SLEEPING ROUGH

April 3-27, 2013


Kara Manning’s Sleeping Rough was directed by Tony-nominee Sam Buntrock (Sunday in the Park With George; The Turn of the Screw). Page 73 presented this stunning new play as we celebrated our 15th year of presenting work by America’s most exciting new playwrights. You first saw the work of Dan LeFranc, Samuel D. Hunter, and 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winner Quiara Alegría Hudes on Page 73’s stage!

In Kara Manning’s Sleeping Rough, an American woman, unable to forgive her country for a grave offense, ignores the entreaties of her daughter and ex-husband and flees to London to graffiti her anguish across the city of her youth. It’s December 2008, and as America broadcasts news of financial crisis and political change, a fractured family roams the London streets trying to understand what sparked a fatal decision. Read an interview with Kara Manning about the play! Click here
FEATURING:
Renata Friedman (The K of D)
Quentin Maré (The Philanthropist)
Kellie Overbey (The Coast of Utopia)

DESIGN TEAM:
set designer Kris Stone
costume designer Kaye Voyce
lighting designer Brian Tovar
sound designer Jill BC Du Boff
                         Sam Kusnetz

STAFF:
production stage manager Aislinn Curry
production manager Katherine Tharp
general manager Brierpatch Productions
casting Jack Doulin, CSA
marketing Red Rising Marketing
press Dale Heller, Heller Highwater LLC
graphic design Another Limited Rebellion

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More about the artists:

Kara Manning’s plays include Sleeping RoughMind the GapKilling SwansProposed Closure (Totalshambles) and afterdark. Her plays have been performed or developed via the Royal Court Theatre, Out of Joint, Hampstead Theatre, the O’Neill Playwrights Conference, Manhattan Theater Club, Atlantic Theater, Playwrights Horizons, MCC Theater, Page 73 Productions, Women’s Project, NYTW, High Tide Festival Productions and others. Sleeping Rough was also developed at Theatreworks Silicon Valley as part of its 2012 New Works Festival. Kara is the 2007 recipient of the Princess Grace Award in playwriting. She is a MacDowell Colony Fellow and recipient of a 2010-2011 Princess Grace Special Projects grant and a 2011 EST/Sloan Foundation commission. She is a member of MCC Theater’s Playwrights Coalition and an alumnus of the Royal Court’s International Residency and Women’s Project Playwrights Lab. Kara has written for Rolling Stone, MTV News and NPR. She presently works for WFUV/The Alternate Side and is the literary manager of the Irish Repertory Theatre. Graduate of Columbia University’s M.F.A. program in playwriting.

Sam Buntrock‘s directing credits include; Sunday in the Park With George (Broadway, West End, Menier and 5th Avenue Seattle – 5 Olivier Awards including Outstanding Musical Production, Olivier Nomination for Best Director, 9 Tony Nominations including Best Director and Drama Desk Nomination for Best Director), The Turn of the Screw for New York City Opera (BAM), the World Premiere of John Guare’s Are You There, McPhee? and Travesties (both McCarter, as Director in Residence 2011/2012), Ed, Downloaded by Michael Mitnick (Denver Center), Much Ado About Nothing (Two River), A Maze (New York Stage & Film), Cradle and All (MTC), McReele (Juilliard) Cradle to Rave (UK & Australian National Tours), God Collar (Edinburgh, UK National Tour and West End),  the World and American Premieres of Take Flight (Menier and McCarter), the current European tour of The Rocky Horror Show (since 2008), the first London revival of Assassins (New End), Get a Life and Help Yourself (both Edinburgh and UK tour). He has also worked as an Animation Director on numerous projects, including the feature film Stuart, A Life Backwards for Neal Street Productions, HBO and the BBC. He trained at Bristol University and as Resident Assistant Director at the Donmar Warehouse.

Renata Friedman New York: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (New Victory Theater), The Importance of Being Earnest (Aquila Theatre Co.) The K of D (FringeNYC and Fringe Encores). Regional: Yale Rep, Berkeley Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Milwaukee Rep, Humana Festival, Barrington Stage Co., Illusion Theatre (Minneapolis), TheatreWorks (Silicon Valley), TheatreWorks New Works Festival, Aquila Theatre Touring Company, the Orchard Project, Icicle Creek Theatre Festival, Pistol Cat Productions, and nearly a dozen shows in Seattle between the Seattle Rep, Intiman, ACT and SCT. Seattle Magazine’s Best Actress of 2011; Gregory Award Nominee 2011 (Outstanding Actress The K of D). NYU.

 

Quentin Maré Broadway: Tom Stoppard’s Rock N Roll, Coram Boy, Julius Caesar. Other NY Theater: Happy Now? (Primary Stages), Lear (LCT), A Little Night Music (NYCO), Burn This (Signature), Alice The Magnet (Clubbed Thumb), Birdseed Bundles (DTW) among others. Regional: The Motherfucker With The Hat (Studio Theater DC), Map Of Heaven (Denver Center), Happy Now? (Yale Rep), Compleat Female Stage Beauty (Old Globe), The Misanthrope (Portland Stage), New Patagonia (Seattle Rep), Hedda Gabler (Longwharf) among others… Film/Television “Conviction”, “Law & Order”, “Johnny Zero”, Confession, Brief Reunion, Body Of Lies, Personal Velocity, Lisa Picard Is Famous

Kellie Overbey Broadway: The Coast of Utopia, Twentieth Century, “Q.E.D.”, Judgment at Nuremberg, Present Laughter, Buried Child.  Numerous off-Broadway includes The Keen Company’s Lemon Sky, The Savannah Disputation (Playwrights Horizons, Lortel Nomination), and most recently, Gina Gionfriddo’s Rapture, Blister, Burn also at Playwrights Horizons. Notable film & TV:  “30 Rock”; “The Good Wife”; “Law & Order”; “The Job”; Stephen King’s “The Stand”; Sweet and Lowdown; Outbreak. Screenwriter: That’s What She Said (premiere at the Sundance Film Festival 2012) Playwright:  Girl Talk, Once Around the Sun, My Wife’s Coat (Samuel French).