DEAD WHITE MALES:
A YEAR IN THE TRENCHES OF TEACHING

Genre: Comedy, Drama
©Justin Boykin   |   Slide Show
Written by William Missouri Downs, Directed by Brock H. Hill

Meet Janet, a rookie history teacher who goes from idealist to burnout as she fights insidious internal politics in her effort to truly affect her students. During her tenure Janet learns how to write a proper self-evaluation, censor musicals, and cultivate paranoia in a system dominated by constant accountability and deep corruption.

Tongue in Cheek Theater gives William Missouri Downs' biting satire its New York City premiere.


About the Company: tongue in cheek theater productions

Tongue in Cheek Theater is an independent theater company dedicated to producing seriously funny theater. Its mission is to tell stories which resonate with universal truth and which make its audiences laugh in recognition of those truths. About the company’s production of PROOF, Nicole Bournas-Ney of NYTheatre.com called it “first rate. Auburn's story is given vivid life by a quartet of talented actors...exceptional.” Heather Violanti of TheaterOnline.com said, “Tongue in Cheek Theater’s revival of PROOF is delicately nuanced, graced with fine performances and a clear-eyed dedication to the script...a memorable evening of theater.”

Open:   10/06/10
Close:   10/16/10

Schedule:
Wednesday to Saturday for two weeks, October 6-9 and 13-16 at 8 pm
Theater:   Bridge Theater at Shetler
Address:   244 West 54th Street, 12th Floor
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Cost:$17 online, $20 at the door
Buy Tickets Online or Call: SmartTix at 212-868-4444
Company: tongue in cheek theater productions         Official Web Site: www.tictheater.com

Brady Adair is happy to be performing with Zephyer Rep.  Entertaining audiences across the country, Brady has played over 50 roles in an extensive range of theatre and film productions.  New York credits include Walking the Dream (American Theatre of Actors), The Winter’s Tale (Wooden O) and various new works at Manhattan Children's Theatre.  Regional credits include Shakespeare in Hollywood (Pioneer Playhouse), The Taming of the Shrew (New England Shakespeare Festival), The Foreigner (Millbrook Playhouse) and All Quiet on the Western Front (World Premiere, Roxy Regional).  Film and television credits include "The Oracle," "Mistaken Identity," "Law and Order," and "The Forensic Files." Learn more at www.BradyAdair.com.

Robert Gonzales Jr., a native Texan, moved to New York City in 2002 and since that time, he has been very fortunate to been performing almost non-stop in New York City and New Jersey. Robert is a singer (trained in musical theater, legit and opera), actor, dancer, director, choreographer and music director.  Robert performed Off-Broadway in Fools in Love in the starring role of Puck and created the role of Caliban for the Off-Broadway production of Tempest Tossed Fools, both shows produced by Millennium Talent Group.  He appeared in Fools in Love during its run at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and was the only person ever to appear as Caliban during the run of Tempest Tossed Fools.  Other Off-Broadway productions include Kennedy’s Children and KNB–The Musical.  Robert has also originated roles in four productions written by Barbara Kahn that were performed at Theater for the New City: 1918: A House Divided, Ghosts of 14th Street, Walking from Rumania, and, most recently, Birds on Fire. Robert has also appeared in numerous Off-Off-Broadway, workshops, staged readings and regional productions.  www.RobertGonzalesJr.com

Leanne Linsky is the host and co-creator of Casual Sketch, performs musical improv with Miracle Baby, is one half of the comedy duo Bryan*Linsky, and performs all over NYC with Cherub Improv. Leanne is also a TV show host on KZTV, Kid Zone TV at Mount Sinai Hospital. She began her studies at The Second City, which led her to Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre NY & LA, IO Chicago and most recently, Magnet Theater.

New York: The Inn at Lake Devine, Our Town, Proof, Buffalo Heights, How I Learned to Drive, The Mistakes Madeline Made. National Tour: The Little Prince (National Theatre of the Performing Arts). TV: Six Degrees of Murder, A Crime to Remember. Film: Endo, Gary from Accounting, Solo, Harry & Judy, Envy. MFA in acting (Actors Studio Drama School) BA in French and art (Smith College).

New York: Christians Having Sex in Silence, Playing Cricket, Psych, The Mercy Seat. At New School for Drama: Blind Date, A Ringing of Doorbells, In the Shadow of the Glen, All’s Well that Ends Well, As You Like It, A Thousand Cranes (59E59), The Crucible. B.A. Smith College, M.F.A. The New School for Drama.

New York: Othello, Loyalties, Double Falsehood (U.S. premiere), The Merchant of Venice, Henry V, The Servant of Two Masters, Much Ado about Nothing, On Baile’s Strand, Twelfth Night, The Bohemians, Since Psychopathia Sexualis…, A.D. 33, Macbeth, The Jew of Malta, Don’t Die Laughing, Brecka and Scarlett, Even Reindeers Get the Blues. U.K.: As You Like It. B.F.A. in acting, Boston University and London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (Spring 2008). Graciany was born and raised in Puerto Rico.

Theatre: Recently returned from performing Artie in Eleemosynary at Millbrook Playhouse. Co-produced and played Agnes in Marion Bridge at The Directors Company. Other favorite roles include Carlotta in The Cherry Orchard at Columbia and Tansy in The Nerd at CRT. Film: Silver Tongues, Bad Idea, Overheard. B.F.A., University of Utah, as well as training at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, National Theatre Conservatory, and The Actors Center, NYC. www.shanawiersum.wordpress.com