SUICIDE SUNDAYS

Genre: Drama
Written & Directed by Devin Burnam

Amidst a threatening world of noise and demolition, three old friends with the same first name drink and scheme and try to remember how to tie their bowties for The Cotillion. When it becomes clear that no space is safe and no building sacred, one of them is compelled to do something to protect his friends, his barn, and the girl he doesn't love.

Suicide Sundays, the inaugural production from fallingdreamPRODS, is a deadpan, deadly serious meditation on death and the passing of time.

What is a society anymore? To whom are we indebted as citizens? As friends? As old flames? And why, for the love of God, DON'T we all kill ourselves on a Sunday? Suicide Sundays pokes around in the dirt at the edge of the river and wonders about all this. Then wonders how much gin is left back at the barn.
About the Company: fallingdream PRODS
we are the theatre company that wakes up screaming

Open:   05/28/08
Close:   06/01/08

Schedule:
Wednesday though Sunday, 8pm. Saturday and Sunday 3pm and 8pm.
Theater:   Producers Club Theatres
Address:   358 W 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
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Cost:$18, AEA Approved Showcase or Call: Box Office at Box Office
Company: fallingdream PRODS         Official Web Site: web.mac.com/fallingdream
A recent graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Candace is a newcomer to the New York stage. She has been involved in theater in California since the age of 16 with previous roles in Arsenic and Old Lace, Barefoot in the Park, The Crucible, Sweet Charity, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Moon Over the Brewery and her favorite role as the Wicked Fairy in Sleeping Beauty. She made her big move to New York in 2006 to attend the Academy, where she stretched her wings with roles in 12 Angry Women, Dear Friends, Chalk Garden, Uncommon Women, Dear Brutus and Come Back to the 5 and Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean. With the loving support of her family Candace plans to continue her journey of living and acting in New York.

I'm an equestrian, have a background in tap and jazz, aspire to travel the world....blah blah blah...I hate these things :)

Leon Joseph trained at the School for Film and Television and earned his BFA at Adelphi University. He has starred in the Bennet Players productions "Uninvited" and "72-84 Hope Street." He toured with National Theater for Arts and Educations productions, "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry" and "Romeo and Juliet." He is currently playing in the off-Broadway show "From Auction Block to Hip Hop and leads in the off Broadway production "Platanos and Collard Greens" and Leon would like to thank the cast for for this opportunity. His manager Tsu Tsu Stanton; Gaia!!!; his friends; his brothers for the Light!!!!!!!; his family for strength, his mother for love, and God for making him unnstoppable!!!
Kris Kling Charles
Kris was last seen as Captain Molineux in The Shaughraun at the Storm Theatre. Other credits include, Off-Broadway: Ghosts (u/s), The Pearl Theatre; Off-Off Broadway: The Field of Mars (Counts Media), Mustard (La MaMa ETC) and The Jeweler's Shop (Storm Theatre); Regional: As You Like It/Hamlet (Nebraska Shakespeare Festival), Match Play (Nebraska Rep.); Film: Tully, Mystery Gang, Nothing Nowhere. Kris is a graduate of London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Why not visit www.transformingapollo.com?
Gabe Levy Chas
Gabe Levey: Recent acting credits include, Downers Grove (Warner Brothers Creative Lab) King Lear (La MaMa E.T.C., starring Alvin Epstein), Mad Forest (Columbia University) Theremin (NYFringe 2007), Happy Sauce (NYFringe 2006), Ross, and Linnea (Storm Theatre Co.). A graduate of Boston University's School of Theater; favorite University credits include Arcadia, The Drowned World, Scenes from an Execution, The Lower Depths, Romeo & Juliet (BU), Henry IV, The School for Scandal, and Macbeth (LAMDA).
Jack Sachs Chipper
Jack Sachs (Chipper) has worked on this role in various readings of Suicide Sundays. Recent workshops include: The Dover Project and Cyrano de Bergerac, both directed by Moisés Kaufman. He performed in the American Globe Festival, a Columbia MFA Playwriting Event, and all over his own Williamsburg, Brooklyn. He has trained with LAB Theater, HB Studios, and is a graduate of Northwestern University, where he studied with David Downs and Anna Shapiro.
Devin Burnam Writer/Director
Devin Burnam received his BA in English Literature from Columbia University. While an undergraduate, he was a founding member of the Kings Crown Shakespeare Troupe, an independent undergraduate troupe which staged one Shakespeare production each spring in an interactice, outdoor setting, and one modern play in a traditional theater each fall.

After graduation he worked with the Atlantic Theater Company under the direction of Paul Urcioli and Robert Bella. He is the founder of fallingDREAM:the theatre company that wakes up screaming.

His theatre directing credits include The Homeaway, Seeing Double, and Numerals. Short films include Medicine Man, 4 Dolls, and The Ghost of Peacock Jones. He wrote and directed Will You Love Me When Im Gone for the 48 Hour Film Festival.

He has worked with the Combustive Motor Corp. in Brooklyn on productions of Michael Stumms How to Act and the New Orleans based performance troupe BINGOs live music and video installations. From 2003-2005 he was in charge of theatre and spoken word at Asterisk Young Artists Project in Bushwick. He has traveled extensively in India filming the plight of manual scavengers and village sex workers within the Dalit community for the documentary Buried in Plain Sight.

While studying viewpoints and Suzuki at the Saratoga International Theatre Institute, he was invited by Anne Bogart to participate in her Collaboration Class in the MFA Program at Columbia. He has performed at the American Living Room at HERE, the Brick, NY Fringe Festival, New York Comedy Club and Stand Up New York.

He is a winner of the 2006 Gumball 3000 Screenplay Competition, Adrien Brody judging.