cat on a hot tin roof

RUNS

Saturday October 19 @ 8 pm
Sunday October 20 @ 7:30 pm

Friday October 25 @ 8 pm
Saturday October 26 @ 8 pm
Sunday October 27 @ 7:30 pm

Friday November 1 @ 8 pm
Saturday November 2 @ 8 pm
Sunday November 3 @ 7:30 pm
Monday November 4 @ 7:30pm

Friday November 8 @ 8 pm
Saturday November 9 @ 8 pm
Sunday November 10 @ 7:30 pm

Friday November 15 @ 8 pm
Saturday November 16 @ 8 pm
Sunday November 17 @ 7:30 pm

Purchase your tickets via Brown Paper Tickets here or call them at 1.800.838.3006.

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Tickets are $15, $13 for student or senior with ID.

At "Tom's" The Alexander Technique Center for Performance and Development, 330 West 38th St., Suite 805, 8th Floor, New York (between 8th and 9th Avenues).

Cast:

Margaret -- Jen Danby*
Brick -- Jamie Moore 
Big Mama -- GInger Grace*
Sookey/Lacey -- voices Charles Black*
Big Daddy -- R. David Robinson*
Reverend Tooker -- Charles Black*
Doctor Baugh -- John L. Payne*

* Appears courtesy AEA

Director: Austin Pendleton


Jen Danby JEN DANBY (Maggie) is thrilled to be playing Maggie the Cat under Austin's direction once again for this Mud Lab and with a lovely cast and team. She's the founder and director of Mississippi Mud Productions. Select stage credits: Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Mud Lab; Vivien Leigh in the solo piece Vivien Leigh: The Last Press Conference, by Marcy Lafferty, directed by Austin Pendleton, NYC which toured to Blue Heaven in Key West last year; Vivien Leigh in Austin Pendleton's Orson's Shadow off-Broadway with Mississippi Mud; Blanche Dubois in A Streetcar Named Desire with Mississippi Mud, co-directed by Brian Lady and Austin Pendleton; born from work at HB with Toshiji Takeshima and other fine actors; Belle in Stupid and Terrible, and with HB Ensemble the roles of Hedda Gabler, Delfina Treadwell in Valparaiso, and Helena in Fornes's Lust. She has performed in three experimental vlogisodes with The Wooster Group, including Paula in Paula and Bad Pictures opposite Jim Fletcher (GATZ). Film/TV: Melinda in Hollywood Sitters, Ann in Run #3, and a fashion stylist opposite Susan Lucci on the daytime soap All My Children. Representation: Ken Park Talent 212.566.8672 – kenparkmgmt@aol.com. AEA, SAG-AFTRA.

JAMIE MOORE (Brick) New York roles include Harold Mitchell in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE with Mississippi Mud, SEVEN FLIGHTS UP, CLOSER, and THE WOOLGATHERER. He has produced two shows at the Producers club. Jamie has studied with various teachers at HB Studio, including Austin Pendleton.
 
B EMMA HOPE HIRSCH (Dixie) Emma is nine years old. She has enjoyed her roles as Sleeping Beauty and the Lady Bug in JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH. She has been part of the New Acting Co for the last few years. Her most recent role as Miss Hannigan in school yard Productions was her favorite role. Emma enjoys singing and dancing as well. But probably her favorite thing to do is to spend time with her friends. Emma thanks Jody Prusan for helping to get her this role as Dixie. Bob Marls for being her vocal coach and of course her parents and grandparents. And her dog Lola.
 
Maureen Mooney MAUREEN MOONEY (Mae) celebrates over 30 years in show business. Theatre credits include: MOD DONNA (Public Theatre), L'ETE (Cherry Lane Theatre), THE POSSIBILITIES (American Theatre of Actors) and touring with THE BORSTAL BOY and THE PRIME OF JEAN BRODIE. Television audiences remember Maureen originating the role of "Ann Jeffers" on the GUIDING LIGHT, "Stacey Coles" on ALL MY CHILDREN," Diane Flannery"on ANOTHER WORLD and THE NANNY on ONE LIFE TO LIVE. Film credits include THE FRENCH CONNECTION, MIDNIGHT COWBOY, HELL HIGH and BL STRYKER. Maureen has sold from soup to nuts, singing and dancing in over 100 network TV commercials. This is Ms. Mooney's 3rd season with Mud Actors Lab having played Mae in Tennesse William's CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Mud Actors Lab, last season. She is reprising the role of Mae for this falls equity showcase while just finishing the role of Mrs. Holly in SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER, both directed by Austin Pendleton. Her training includes work with Austin Pendleton, Lee Strasberg, William Esper, Kristin Linklater, and Judith Liebowitz . AEA, SAG - AFTRA.
 
Sean Walsh DANIEL CAPALBO Jr. (Gooper) has been working in the theatre world in some capacity for the past 25 years. In that time he has done everything from directing, writing and acting to designing and building sets and working on running crews. Daniel recently played Ray in LUST with Mud. He worked as a professor teaching in the theatre department at LIU - CW Post for 12 years and has also taught independently. He has been a Broadway critic but still proudly ushers plays for Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway houses. If asked he will tell you that he strongly recommends experiencing as many of the different aspects and jobs that co-exist in the mounting of a play as possible. It all enhances your understanding of the world you are trying to create as an actor and makes you a stronger artist. Daniel is very happy to be working with Mississippi Mud and grateful for their love and encouragement.
 
Jo Anne Sellers GINGER GRACE (Big Mama) Mrs. Wire in Mud Actors Lab VIEUX CARRE. Other recent work includes DOUBT (West Shore Community College, MI), THE FAVOR (American Globe Theatre Festival Finalist) and the indie film SHEER. THE FIRST LADIES COALITION, written & performed by Ms. Grace under the direction of Austin Pendleton, just played at the Prospect Street Theatre, NJ. She toured nationally opposite Rich Little in THE PRESIDENTS, playing all the First Ladies from Jackie Kennedy to Hillary Clinton, and her production of THE BELLE OF AMHURST has been performing around the country since 2002. She has worked with Classic Stage Company/CSC Rep, the Pearl, Mother of Invention Theatre Company, Penobscot Theatre, Utah Shakespearean Festival, Greenwoods Theatre, Woodstock Shakespeare Festival, Queen City Stage, East Lynne Company, Byrdcliff Theatre and Chain Lightning Theatre Company. Independent films include THE TROUBLE WITH TUESDAYS, WISH YOU WERE HERE, and IT'S ALL RELATIVE. She is a member of the League of Professional Theatre Women, Women Stage the World, and Playwright's Gallery.
 
R David Robinson Big Daddy, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, Austin Pendleton, director (Mud Actors Lab, 2011 & 2012 Labs); THE BOX PLAYS, Maria Irene Fornes, producer (INTAR & The Public Theater); BOTTLES ON THE WATER (Drama Bookshop); Gayev, THE CHERRY ORCHARD (Arclight Theatre); Arthur Holtzman, THE SLAVERY PROJECT: BIRMINGHAM REUNION (LaGuardia PAC); Leo Szilard, URANIUM+ORANGES (Staged Reading, Princeton Theatre Experiment); Fat Man, UGLY COUPLES IN LOS ANGELES (Samuel French Festival); Vanek, THE VANEK PLAYS, including an unpublished short play UNTITLED by Arthur Miller (American Premiere, Grove Street Playhouse); Peter Doyle, MISS LONELYHEARTS (29th Street Rep). His short play INK was part of The Samuel French Festival, 2013. R. David will play Sorin in THE SEAGULL, Austin Pendleton, director (Mississippi Mud, January 2014). AEA, SAG-AFTRA
 
Charles Black CHARLES BLACK (Reverend Tooker) has trained with Anne Jackson, Mary Anthony, Arthur French, and Austin Pendleton in New York. He is an actor and dancer. His stage credits include: BIRMINGHAM REUNION by George Joshua with OneHeart, BURY THE DEAD at HB Playwrights Theatre (director Geoffrey Owens), and with Mississippi Mud Productions: LUST, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, Mud Actors Lab CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, and this past summer's Mud Actors Lab STREETCAR and VIEUX CARRE in the role of the Writer. Mr. Black has served as Assistant Director for both LUST and SUDDENLY, LAST SUMMER with Mississippi Mud, both directed by Austin Pendleton and with fight choreography by Diego Villada. Television and film roles include, ONE LIFE TO LIVE, ALL MY CHILDREN, GUIDING LIGHT, THE LAW & ORDERS, 30 ROCK, THE DEPARTED, ACROSS THE SEA OF TIME, JUST MY LUCK, STONEWALL and many others. Charles is very grateful to Mud for his role of The Writer in the recent Mud Actors Lab of VIEUX CARRE as well as Tooker again.
 
John L. Payne JOHN L. PAYNE (Doc Baugh) studied with Austin Pendleton for several years at HB Studios, where he originated the role of Rickhardt 2 years ago. He has just finished playing in TAMING OF THE SHREW at Riverbank State Park with Pulse Ensemble Theatre , after a very busy year of film work. He is thrilled to be working with the "muddies" again....
   
AUSTIN PENDLETON (Director) has just directed VIEUX CARRE and A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE for the Mud Actors Lab. This past June he directed THE BLONDE BOMBSHELL PROJECT for Mississippi Mud Productions. He recently directed THE BIRTHDAY PARTY at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, where he has acted and directed, as a member of the Ensemble, for many years. In New York, he has directed several Mississippi Mud productions, including SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER (in which he also appeared), CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (in Mud Actors Lab). He was most recently seen as Nightingale in VIEUX CARRE Mud Lab and CHOIR BOY at the Manhattan Theatre Company. He has directed three Chekhov productions at Classic Stage Company: UNCLE VANYA, THREE SISTERS (for which he won an Obie), and IVANOV, featuring, between them, such actors as Maggie Gylenhall, Peter Sarsgaard, and Ethan Hawke. He has acted in many movies and in recurring roles on such TV series as HOMOCIDE and OZ, as well as on Broadway in, most recently, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, with Natalie Portman and Linda Lavin, in a script revised by Wendy Kesselman, in whose musical, THE BLACK MONK, he played the title role. He has written three plays: ORSON'S SHADOW, produced at Mud after its off-Broadway run which lasted the year of 2005, at the Barrow St. Theatre, directed by David Cromer; UNCLE BOB, which has been produced in NY, around the country and internationally; and BOOTH, which starred Frank Langella in its productions in New York, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven; as well as the libretto for A MINISTER'S WIFE, music by Josh Schmidt and lyrics by Jan Tranen, commissioned and produced by Chicago's Writers' Theatre in 2009, and at Lincoln Center in 2011. All these works have been published. He directed Elizabeth Taylor on Broadway in Lillian Hellman's THE LITTLE FOXES. He recently directed THE LAST WILL in New York (in which he also appeared), by Robert Brustein, at the Abingdon Theatre. He teaches acting at HB Studio, in New York.
BENJAMIN VIGIL (Stage Manager) has his Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Performance from the University of Missouri. He has stage managed shows including A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, FUDDY MEERS, HAMLET, HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, OLIVER!, REASONS TO BE PRETTY. Other credits include SEXUAL PERVERSITY IN CHICAGO; THE PILLOWMAN; I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE; AVENUE Q, INTO THE WOODS, and THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTMAN COUNTY SPELLING BEE among others. He finds it to be an extreme honor and pleasure to work with such talented individuals and would like to thank everyone involved for such an incredible experience. Thanks are also due to Ryan for the ticket to the show!
LISA RAYMOND (Production Manager) Managing Director, Marketing/Media Head - Mississippi Mud Productions. When not House Managing one of Mud's Productions, Lisa can be found behind a computer or a camera. As a multi-media artist she works in the visual arts areas of website and graphic design, video, photography, and also consults on social networking, She can also be found as customer service rep working with MoMA, Brooklyn Museum, Sotheby's, Christie's and the NFL, Elite Model, Ford Model. www.lisaraymond.com
SIOBHAN WEISS (Technical Director/Lighting) Siobhan Weiss' love for plays and live theater started at nine when shesaw her first play (HARVEY w/Jimmy Stewart and Helen Hayes on Broadway). Reading plays became a favorite pastime, which led to a focus on drama criticism and theater history, theory, directing. (acting came much later). Upon moving to NYC after college, she attended the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute, feeling that as a director she needed to have a better understanding of acting. Living on the Lower East Side in the eighties presented many opportunities to work with experimental theater and performance art in a writer/director capacity. The focus was generally on political and social themes with mixed media, often in non traditional performance venues (everything form vacant lots and rooftops to bars, the Bethesda Fountain...) Filling in as a Stage Manager from time to time .She gained some experience in working lighting and sound boards, etc. This led to being a technical director in most of the cabaret rooms in NY between 1994 - 2005 . In 2004 she began studying Acting at The Matthew Corazine Studio and later with Austin Pendleton at HB Studio. She has done lighting deisgn for Mud Actors Lab A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE and VIEUX CARRE this past summer. She is thrilled to be working with Jen Danby and Mississippi Mud Productions.
TURNER SMITH  (Fight Choreographer) SAG-AFTRA Stunt Performer. Fight Choreography for Theatre, Film/Television. www.turnersmithstunts.com
DAVID B.THOMPSON (Costume Coordinator) holds an MFA in Costume Design & Technology from Virginia Tech. Selected costume designs, include the White Horse Theater Co.'s SMALL CRAFT WARNINGS, IN THE BAR OF A TOKYO HOTEL, SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER, and workshop production of HALF, the Lookingglass - productions of MEASURE FOR MEASURE, THE LARAMIE PROJECT, as well as the Gallery Players AS YOU LIKE IT. After "running away to join the circus" as Wardrobe Manager for a two year North American tour of Cirque Dreams Illumination, a European-style circus, David returned to NYC to play with a different circus as a wardrobe dresser on Broadway's PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT at the Palace Theatre. After which, the Circus beckoned again, this time it was Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy for six weeks in Cancun, Mexico. Immediately following was 4 months as George Hamilton's dresser/personal assistant on the 1st National tour of La Cage aux Folles. He can currenty be found as a dresser in the Tony nominated revival of PIPPIN. Costume Coordinator for Mississippi Mud's SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER as well as Mud Actors Lab A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE and VIEUX CARRE. Looking forward to playing in the Mud with this exciting group of people!!
NANCY SCHREIBER (Hair Design) has been sought after on all scales within her 25 years of experience – as a personal stylist to celebrities, on fashion shows and album covers. She is Mud's official hair stylist. Nancy can be found at Senses NY on 5th Ave in Manhattan.

For more information please contact lisa@mississippimudproductions.com.