CLAYMONT

Genre: Drama
written by Kevin Brofsky; directed by Derek Jamison

It's hard to come of age in any era, but some years are better than others. The late 1960's might be considered the worst.


About the Company: Emerging Artists Theatre Company

Founded in 1993, the mission of EMERGING ARTISTS THEATRE is to provide a dynamic home for emerging writers and artists, to develop their work from an idea to a fully realized production.

In the past 16 years, EAT has premiered over 275 new works, garnered a Drama Desk Award nomination for Capathia Jenkins in (Mis)Understanding Mammy: The Hattie McDaniel Story, received the American Theatre Wing Award for Consistent Excellence in Theatre, and was named Best Off Off Broadway Theater Company in NYC for Actors to Work With by Back Stage.

During its 2009- 2010 season, under the Artistic Direction of Paul Adams, EAT will showcase over two-dozen new works.

Preview:   02/05/08
Open:   02/09/08
Close:   03/02/08

Schedule:
Tuesday at 7 p.m
Friday at 7 p.m.
Saturday at 2 p.m
Sunday at 8 p.m.
Theater:   Baruch Performing Arts Center
Address:   55 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY
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Cost:$50.00, $25.00 Students and Seniors
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Emerging Artis at 866-811-4
Presented by: Emerging Artists Theatre Company         Official Web Site: www.eatheatre.org

Wynne Anders is delighted to be working with Nicu's spoon and Stephanie Barton-Farcas again. for Nicu's spoon she was last seen as Kimberly in last seasons 'Kimberly Akimbo', Mrs. Cider in Kosher Harry, Queen Margaret in Richard III, and Halie in Buried Child.  She has appeared in emerging artists off-Broadway production of 'Claymont' as Delores Hitchins and many of their one-act festivals. Favorite roles both in New York City and regionally include M'Lynn in Steel Magnolias, Mrs. Erlynne in Lady Windemere's Fan, Mrs. Boyle in The Mousetrap, Ariadne in Heartbreak House, Joyce,Lulu in Hallelujah Breakdown, Reba in The Last Night of Ballyhoo, and God in Job Strikes Back. has been featured on Guiding Light. One LIfe to Live, Another World, and All My Children. Has done commercial and voice-over work.www.wynneanders.com

  RON BOPST (Mr. Ramsey) has been a member of Emerging Artists Theatre since 2005 and recently joined the staff of the Company. Ron has performed in numerous plays with EAT including Bernadette and the Butcher of Broadway (in association with TOSOS2, of which Ron is also a member), which was nominated for a GLAAD Award and Tonylust! The Broadway Bloodbath of 2006!, both by David Bell. Other favorite EAT roles are Larry in Matt Casarino's Larry Gets the Call and Rich in Karen Schiff's Recoil, as well as Bob Cratchit in the benefit reading of Joe Godfrey's A Queer Carol. In addition to EAT and TOSOS2, Ron is also a member of Handcart Ensemble (www.handcartensemble.org) and has performed in three of their last four productions. Ron is a member of Actors' Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild.
  GLORY GALLO (Shayna Greenglass) is happy to be visiting Claymont again with EAT, where she's been a proud member for 8 years. Off-Broadway credits include Elephant Girls (EAT) and Guilty (The Cell Theatre Co.). Other favorite roles include Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate, Amy Bates in Brimstone & Treacle, Grace in Bus Stop, Faye in Chapter Two, and Claudia in Nuts. She has appeared in many indie films, including the soon to be released Calling It Quits, as well as, "One Life to Live," "Guiding Light," and the cooking show "Kitchen Dishin'." A long time student of George DiCenzo.
  JASON HARE (Neil Greenglass) has been involved in the acting profession since childhood, making pre-pubescent appearances on CNN, Nickelodeon, a number of industrials and, most notably, a long-running national commercial for Stove Top Stuffing. Since then, he has received his degree in Theatre from University at Buffalo, and has performed in countless plays and musicals all over the world, including England, Belgium, Costa Rica and Spain. A proud member of Emerging Artists Theatre, he has performed in some of their most well-received shows, including The King and Queen of Planet Pookie, The Novelist, Claymont, 12 Rounds, My Sister the Cow, Postcards from a Dead Dog, and Pithy, Enticing Appellation. He is the 2005 recipient of EAT's Stewardship Award. In addition to his theatre work, Jason has been seen on "All My Children" and in national commercials for Herbal Essences ("Streaking Party" campaign) and Nike (with Maria Sharapova). In his spare time, Jason is an accomplished singer, pianist and guitarist, comprising half of the duo ACOUSTIC '80s and is a member of the band EVIL PRINCE LUDWIG THE INDESTRUCTIBLE. In the three minutes left in the day, Jason functions as Managing Editor for Popdose, a pop culture media website located at popdose.com.
  REBECCA HOODWIN (Grandma) began her professional career at 21 as Harvey Korman's ‘mom' in Little Me, continuing ‘motherly' tradition as Golde in Fiddler on the Roof, including the National Tour with Theodore Bikel; A Wonderful Life (Millie); Oklahoma (Aunt Eller); The Heiress (Mrs. Almond); and ‘Night Mother (Thelma). She shed the ‘motherly' image as Aldonza in Man of La Mancha; fading stripper Doily la Flame in Honky Tonk Angels (music: Garth Brooks); Cabaret (Fraulein Schneider) with Deborah Gibson; EAT's Cooper Savage (feisty 97-year-old Grandma); Anna Christie (Marthy); Vieux Carre (Mrs. Wire); Camelot with Richard Harris and a memorable day as Guinevere opposite Rock Hudson.
  AIMEE HOWARD (Sharon Letts) is a proud member of Emerging Artists Theatre Company where she has had the pleasure of originating roles in the plays Third Wheel, Secret of Our Success, Cupids Beau, Man on Dog, Book Signing, True Love, Screaming in the Wilderness, and The Confessional. She has appeared regionally as Abigail Williams in The Crucible (Lupin Theatre, New Orleans) and Isabelle Grossman in Crossing Delancey (Pioneer Valley Summer Theatre, Massachussetts), and locally as Sarah Liben in The Gift (T. Schreiber Studios), Molly Bloom in Bloomsday On Broadway (Symphony Space), and Inis in The Wonder: A Woman Keeps A Secret (T. Schreiber Studios). TV: "ABC Primetime", "Six Degrees", "Strangers With Candy". Film credits include Love, Ludlow, Act As If, The Lift, Revolutionary Road, and Death in Love. Aimee plays Sam "the hipster" in the web series "Café Convos". Aimee recently directed Kevin Brofsky's Tom Cruise, Get Off the Couch and is delighted that her next project turned out to be acting in one of his pieces.
  STEPHEN SHERMAN (Dallas) is very proud to reprise the role of Dallas in this Off-Broadway production of Claymont, as he was in the original EAT production four years ago this month. Member of Emerging Artists since 2001. Off-Broadway: Tony N' Tina's Wedding. International Tour: The Who's Tommy, Aladdin. Regional: Bye Bye Birdie, Little Shop at the St. Louis Muny. Industrials: "The Smoothenator" for Weber-Shandwick; also Canon, Fuji TV, Glaxo-Wellcome. Film: "Dawg's Eye View," "Morning Glory," "Different Shades of Mundane." Training: Wash U, BADA, AMDA.