DOGS

Genre: Drama
written by Norman Lasca. Directed by Justin Ball.

Stranded in a world where each day has twenty hours of light, each home has a mile between it and the next, and each dog has his own loyalties, two brothers are forced to identify where their allegiance lies. Through distortion and deceit, DOGS challenges the notion of man's best friend. Starring Jennifer Lafleur, Joshua Leonard and Ross Partridge.
Open:   12/06/07
Close:   12/22/07

Schedule:
Thursdays at 8pm; Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 3pm.
Theater:   Duo Theatre
Address:   62 E. 4th St.
New York, NY 10003
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Cost:$18
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Presented by: The Grid Theater Company         Official Web Site: www.gridtheater.com
created the Grid Theater Company with Artistic Director Justin Ball on a brisk January day in 2005 over a burger and a shared love of innovative independent theater in New York. Theatrical credits include Romeo and Juliet (Juliet) and Scapin (Hyacinthia) at New Rep; Measure for Measure (Mariana) with Actors Shakespeare Project; Winter's Tale (Hermione) with Tina Packer; Bash (Sue) with Adakia Theater; Things Beyond Our Control (Miranda) with Grid Theater. TV and Film: "Guiding Light", "Shoetube", "Police Man", and the Duplass Brothers upcoming film Baghead. Wearing other hats, she recently directed Caught on Tape for the Putney Players at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and is a teaching artist for at-risk students through the Shakespeare Society. She holds an MFA in Acting from Brandeis University.
is pleased to be making his second appearance with the Grid Theater, following a performance in Things Beyond Our Control last year. He has also been on the New York stage in Bash by Neil LaBute, with the Adakia Theater Company. Film credits include: Steven Speiberg's The Lost World, Prom Night, Black and White with Gina Gershon, Amityville Horror, and The Kiss and The Wedding Murders from Canadian director, Bashar Shibib. Televison credits include: "NYPD Blue", "CSI", "Law and Order", "As the World Turns", "Hudson Street", and "The Net". In addition, Ross wrote and directed the feature film Interstate 84 starring Kevin Dillon and Clifton James and executive produced by Kevin Spacey. He also produced the documentary Uncle Frank and the PBS documentary America Rebuilds. He can be seen next as one of the leads in the film Baghead, directed by Independent Spirit Award-nominated filmmaking team, the Duplass Brothers.
first garnered attention for his memorable role in 1999's lo-fi thriller The Blair Witch Project. He began his career working with documentaries and experimental filmmakers at Mystic Fire Video. There, he was involved with the production of films on such subjects as: famed beat poet Alan Ginsburg, the Dalai Lama and comparative mythologist Joseph Campbell.

As an actor Joshua has worked with visionary directors such as Alison Anders (Things Behind the Sun) and John Herzfeld (Destiny, Two Days in the Valley), as well as appearing in the Martin Scorsese produced Deuces Wild. He also starred in the heist film Scorched with John Cleese, was seen alongside Robert DeNiro in Men of Honor, and reprised his deconstructionist niche as a cameraman in HBO's "Live From Baghdad", starring Lili Taylor and Michael Keaton.

Last year Joshua starred in the Disney picture, The Shaggy Dog, opposite Tim Allen and Robert Downey Jr. He recently completed production on two horror films, Sony's Prom Night and the soon-to-be cult classic, Hatchet. He's kept his feet solidly planted in the world of independent film, with such projects as Like Moles, Like Rats and Nick Stahl's Quid Pro Quo, both to be released next year.

Guest starring in numerous television projects, Leonard has been seen on such shows as "NYPD Blue", "Numbers" and "Bones", as well as holding down a reoccurring role on "CSI Miami". He also appeared in the pilot for "The Women's Murder Club" for 20th Century Fox.

In 2005 Joshua made his directorial debut with a short film entitled The Youth In Us, starring indie darlings Lukas Haas and Kelli Garner. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and has gone on to win numerous awards, including first place at the Palm Springs International festival of Short Films. He recently completed co-directing the feature documentary Beautiful Losers about a group of internationally renowned street artists and is gearing up to direct his first narrative feature, Spectacular Regret, which he also penned. The film will star Danny Huston (The Constant Gardener, Children of Men) and Kelli Garner (The Aviator, Thumbsucker) and was among eight projects selected in 2007 to participate in the prestigious Film Independent/IFP Director's lab, where it was workshopped with acclaimed directors Keith Gordon (Waking the Dead, The Singing Detective) and Jeremy Podeswa (Six Feet Under, Fugitive Pieces).

Prior to feature films, Joshua performed onstage with the revolutionary ‘Living Theater' troupe in New York City. Joshua has also parlayed his creative energy in other media, working extensively in New York as a freelance videographer and editorial photographer.