TAPE

Genre: Drama
Written by STEPHEN BELBER | Directed by JEFF BRELVI

Jon, an aspiring filmmaker on the verge of hitting it big, hooks up for the weekend with his best friend from high school, Vince, a volunteer fireman who makes his money selling dope. Jon's new film is being shown at a festival in Lansing, Michigan, and Vince has come from Oakland to see it. Over the course of the evening, Vince finally gets Jon to admit that ten years ago he date-raped Amy Randall, a girl whom they both dated in high school—only then to reveal that he's taped their entire conversation. And not only that, he's invited Amy to have dinner with them that night. Beneath its sus-penseful, high-stakes surface, TAPE examines questions of motive, memory, truth and perception.
About the Company: The Group Theatre Too, LLC

The Group Theatre Too was founded in 2003 by Artistic Director, Michael Blevins and Executive Producer, Justin Boccitto. Some of GTT's past productions have included: the New York revival of Seesaw, Count To Ten, an official selection of the 2009 New York Musical Theatre Festival and winner of the 2008 National Youth Theatre Award for Best New Musical, Stephen Belber's Tape, Quick Curtains, Jack Heifner's Vanities, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Love Letters, Provincetown 2012, The Boyfriend, The Subject Was Roses, David Rimmer’s Album and the annual Choreographer’s Canvas. GTT also produced MAC Award Winner, Alisa Schiff, in Mama Said...The Songs of Cass Elliott.

Generation Tap, GTT’s tap company, has appeared at Tap City, Tap Extravaganza, The United Nations, Circle in the Square and was featured in Dancer Magazine. Seen by over 5,000 school students, GTT’s social awareness play, Aftermath is now available for performance through Heuer Publishing. GTT also runs after-school arts programming and retains a fiscal sponsorship through The Field, a 501 (c)(3) organization in Manhattan. GTT's Artistic Advisory Board includes Mercedes Ellington, Nicole Fosse, Mallory Graham, Maurice Hines, John Kander, Bernard Kaplan, Theodore Mann*, Bettye Morrow, David Rimmer, Chita Rivera and Sue Samuels. The company is represented by entertainment lawyer, Donald Farber.

The Group Theatre Too hopes to encourage diversity and the exploration of the human experience through theatre-dance-music performances and arts education programs that will require youths and adults to be active participants and advocates for others; aware of their surroundings and their ability to mediate and effect change. Through the celebration of artists and the art of entertainment, GTT hopes to communicate the fact that as many ways as we humans are different we share common bonds and can connect with everyone on some level bringing new understanding and compassion to our lives.

*deceased

Open:   10/17/08
Close:   10/19/08

Schedule:
Friday, October 17th - 8pm
Saturday, October 18th - 8pm
Sunday, October 19th - 2pm
Theater:   78th Street Theatre Lab
Address:   236 W. 78th Street
New York, NY 10024
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Closest subway: 1,9 to 79th Street; walk south to 78th St, east to the theatre

Cost:$20
Buy Tickets Online or Call: GTT at 212-567-1535
Company: The Group Theatre Too, LLC         Official Web Site: www.grouptheatretoo.org

Moving to the city that never sleeps at age 13, Nicky was accepted to attend the "Famed" Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts. While there, he became the youngest founding member of the NYC based theatre company, The Group Theatre Too. Immediately after graduating HSPA winning the LaGuardia Theatre Award, Nicky began working professionally with such theatres as The Metropolitan Opera, Carnagie Hall, Gateway Playhouse, Arkanasas Repertory Theatre, West Virginia Public Theatre, The John W. Engeman Theatre and Many More.

Some Favorite roles include: Jon in Tape, Chino in West Side Story, Timmy in The Subject was Roses, Luke in Look Homeward, Angel, Matt in Dog Sees God:Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, George Musgrove in Little Me, Eddie in Fool for Love and Paul in A Chorus Line

Cristina Marie received her B.F.A. from NYU, Tisch School of the Arts. Favorite credits include, NEW YORK THEATRE: Seesaw (Gittel Mosca), Pippin (Catherine), Hell's Kitchen-The Musical (Theresa), The Cherry Sisters (Maria), The Snow Queen (Gerda). REGIONAL THEATRE: Full Monty (Pam Lukowski), Gypsy (Louise), You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Lucy), Julius Caesar (Calpurnia), Taming Of The Shrew (Bianca). FILM: Duplicity, Revolutionary Road, King Of The Corner, Descent, Trust The Man. TV: "Rescue Me", "Damages", "The Sopranos", "Sex And The City", "Law & Order", "Mad Men", "Guiding Light". www.CristinaMarie.com

Alex Maxwell recently graduated from New York's School of Visual Arts with a degree in Graphic Design. He can be seen playing guitar at the Village Ma and around New York City parks. Past Group Theatre Too performances include 'Schroeder' in You're A Good Man Charlie Brown and 'The Ballad Singer' in Six Who Pass While The Lentils Boil where he also created the play's original music. Other credits include 'Jesus' in Jesus Christ Superstar and the thriller Wait Until Dark.