You Got Older
You Got Older
Tony Award nominee Reed Birney (Casa Valentina, “House of Cards”)
Brooke Bloom (Somewhere Fun, “Louie”)
William Jackson Harper (All the Way, Ruined)
Keilly McQuail (Strictly Dishonorable)
Michael Schantz (Beyond Therapy, A Few Good Men)
Ted Schneider (Three Sisters, Ghosts)
Miriam Silverman (Finks – Drama Desk Award nominee)
October 29 – November 22, 2014
at HERE Arts Center
Mae returns home to help take care of Dad and — maybe (a little) — herself. Written by 2014 P73 Playwriting Fellow Clare Barron, directed by Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman, and featuring Tony Award nominee Reed Birney (Casa Valentina, “House of Cards”) and Brooke Bloom (Somewhere Fun, “Louie”), You Got Older is a tender and darkly comic new play about family, illness, and cowboys — and how to remain standing when everything you know comes crashing down around you.
Clare Barron (Playwriting)
Brooke Bloom (Performance)
Outstanding Play (Clare Barron)
Outstanding Direction of a Play (Anne Kauffman)
Outstanding Actress in a Play (Brooke Bloom)
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Reed Birney)
Interviews with playwright Clare Barron and director Anne Kauffman:
Set designer: Daniel Zimmerman
Costume designer: Ásta Bennie Hostetter
Lighting designer: Russell Champa
Composer & sound designer: Daniel Kluger
Production stage manager: Sonja Thorson
Fight director: Jeff Barry
Props designer: Deb Gaouette
Production Manager: Dennis O’Leary-Gullo
General manager: Brierpatch Productions
Casting: Jack Doulin and Sharky
Press Representative: Matt Ross Public Relations
Support for this production was provided by Venturous Theater Fund of the Tides Foundation and Off Broadway Angels.
This production was a part of SubletSeries@HERE, HERE’s curated rental program, which provides artists with subsidized space and equipment, as well as technical support.
Clare Barron (Playwright) is a playwright and performer from Wenatchee, Washington. Her plays include Baby Screams Miracle (Clubbed Thumb Summerworks); Solar Plexus (Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Marathon of One-Act Plays); Dirty Crusty (Youngblood’s Unfiltered); and a boy put this girl in a cage with a dog and the dog killed the girl (developed at Colt Coeur, The Bushwick Starr, and The Atlantic Center for the Arts). She is a current member of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab and Youngblood at EST. She is a two-time finalist for the Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission and is the recipient of an EST/Sloan grant to develop a play about a prehistoric fish. As an actor, Clare recently appeared in the world premiere of Heidi Schreck’s The Consultant at Long Wharf Theatre directed by Kip Fagan. She’s also acted with Target Margin Theater and EST. Clare studied at the Grotowski Institute, the Hemispheric Institute, and Yale as an undergrad where she wrote pieces for the Theater of Desire Cabaret helmed by Deb Margolin. She helps administer the Pataphysics Playwriting Workshops at The Flea, makes short films with director Kobi Libii, and is a member of Masrah Ensemble – a theater company in Beirut, Lebanon. In 2013 she traveled to Beirut to play Mae in an Arabic-English production of María Irene Fornés’ Mud.
Anne Kauffman (Director) is an Obie Award–winning director whose production highlights include Somewhere Fun at Vineyard Theatre; Your Mother’s Copy of the Karma Sutra, Maple and Vine and Detroit at Playwrights Horizons; Belleville at New York Theatre Workshop, Yale Repertory Theatre and Steppenwolf Theatre Company; Tales from My Parents’ Divorce at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and the Flea Theater; This Wide Night at Naked Angels; Becky Shaw and Body Awareness at The Wilma Theater; Slowgirl and Stunning at LCT3; Sixty Miles to Silver Lake with Page 73 Productions at Soho Rep; God’s Ear at Vineyard Theatre and New Georges; The Thugs at Soho Rep; the musical We Have Always Lived in the Castle at Yale Repertory Theatre; Cherokee at the Wilma Theater and 100 Days at Z Space. Ms. Kauffman is a recipient of the Joan and Joseph F. Cullman Award for Extraordinary Creativity, a Lilly Award, the Alan Schneider Director Award and several Barrymore awards. She is a New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect, a member of Soho Rep’s Artistic Council, on the New Georges’ Kitchen Cabinet, an alumna of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab and the Drama League, a founding member of The Civilians and an associate artist with Clubbed Thumb.