Genre: Drama
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Written by Richard L. Gaw / Directed by Rose Ginsberg

In the wake of unspeakable horror, little Ethan writes a nursery rhyme. His parents and their friends struggle to hold on to each other as the world around them falls apart.   

About the Company: Midtown International Theatre Festival & Buds of May Productions

The Midtown International Theatre Festival, now in its twelfth year, celebrates the diversity of theatre. The MITF welcomes theatrical storytelling across a broad spectrum of genres, forms, identities, cultures, and appetites. The MITF seeks to nurture these new ideas, perspectives, and stories on its stages, with an eye set on guiding these productions toward future success and longevity. The festival, traditionally held in summer, represents a fantastic, often paradoxical, adventurous and intriguing cross-section of the forefront of the theatre world. The MITF proudly hosts production companies from across the country and around the globe, uniting talent in one of the biggest theatre capitals in the world.  

Buds of May Productions is a company dedicated to the cultivation of new, original works intended for the stage, screen or new media with an eye toward old-fashioned story telling that just moves you.

  With a focus on budding talents, Buds of May creates an outlet and opportunity for overlooked talent to share and develop their work through workshop readings and artistic collaborations within our growing network of writers, visual artists, actors, musicians, thespians, and filmmakers. Our goal is to foster the creation of original content that celebrates characters who make you think and narratives that stay with you long after the curtain has closed and the screen fades to black. 




Open:   07/13/11
Close:   07/31/11

July 13th @ 6pm / July 20th @ 8pm / July 24th @ 12:30 / July 28th @ 8pm / July 31st @ 2:30pm
Theater:   Dorothy Strelsin Theatre
Address:   312 West 36th Street, Second Floor
New York, NY 10018
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Buy Tickets Online or Call: Ovation Tickets at 866-811-4111

Daniel Fox (Sam) was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa and began his journey as an actor at a very young age. While still in school, Daniel began performing in musical theatre productions and was eventually scouted and landed roles in various prestigious productions including performances with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra and for President Nelson Mandela. Daniel trained as an actor and musician in South Africa and recorded his first album in 2005. After acting in various plays, independent films and TV work in South Africa, Daniel landed a role in the multiple Emmy Award winning series for HBO, ‘Generation Kill’ (2008). He then chose to take his acting training to the next level by studying with William Esper at the ‘William Esper Studio’ acting conservatory in New York City. Daniel continues to hone his craft in New York and Los Angeles with some of the best acting teachers and specialists in the world. Having just finished shooting a part in the film 'Safe House' (Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds) and a part in Cinemax's new TV series 'Strike Back', Daniel is currently in pre-production, as one of the leading actors, for a feature film to be shot in New York City in 2011. In addition to being an actor and singer/songwriter and music producer, Daniel has recently begun producing for film and theatre. 

Luis Alberto Gonzalez (John) is from a small border town between Texas and Mexico named Eagle Pass. Luis moved to New York City in 2008 after attending Texas A & M University. He received training in Shakespeare from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and has studied with Ian Hersey (The Public Theatre), Tom Todoroff (TT Studios) and Jo Spiller (Graduate of RADA). He has performed in Barceloneta, de Noche (Teatro IATI/ CABORCA Theatre), No Saco Nada de la Escuela, Ojen Kaleidoscope, Romeo and Juliet (RADA), You Can’t Take it with You, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Sex Starved Monkeys. Luis is currently the Interim Stage Manager for R.Evolucion Latina's Shakespeare Project ( and is developing a Shakespeare Cabaret entitled Somewhere in the Middle with Missy Hernandez. 


Missy Hernandez (Gwen) refuses to stop playing make-believe… and dress up. This actress, writer, and signer escaped the Midwest to attend Columbia University where she studied screenwriting and film studies. Missy studied acting with William Esper at William Esper Studios and Shakespeare with Revolucion Latina’s Ian Hersey of the Public Theatre. She has performed in numerous NYU and Columbia Graduate films as well as several Off-Off Broadway plays and workshops including: Eve Ensler’s A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, And A Prayer and The Vagina Monologues (V-Day 2009/2010/2011), Paul Grellong’s twisted dark comedy Manuscript, and Hourglass, an award winning play by Richard L. Gaw. In Autumn 2010, Missy co-founded Buds of May Productions. She produced and acted in the debut of Ethan’s People at Manhattan Theatre Source this past January as well as the short film The Ashes ( Upcoming Buds of May projects include: The Good Stuff, a short film written by Missy, Hey, Princess!, a wacky dark comedy webisode series created by Missy, and Somewhere in the Middle, a cabaret best described as Shakespeare meets Glee. Missy will also be teaming up with playwright Richard L. Gaw to adapt Ethan’s People for the screen.  

Chloe Lenihan Janice

Chloe Lenihan (Janice) is a New York based actor and producer. This Santa Monica native joined SAG in 1989, making appearances in a number of commercials and print ads. She took a break from acting to attend Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN, where she earned a B.A. in History and was a member of the Varsity swim team.  After graduating, she worked in production on films such as The Departed, The Aviator, and The Young Victoria. Chloe studied acting with Bill Esper at the William Esper Studio in NYC. She has also performed in numerous commercials, short films and TV shows including the pilot episode of Boardwalk Empire. In autumn 2010, she co-founded Buds of May Productions. Chloe produced and performed in the debut of Ethan’s People at Manhattan Theatre Source this past January as well as the short film, The Ashes ( Buds of May is currently in pre-production on a second short film, The Good Stuff, and a web-series titled, Hey, Princess! Chloe spends her personal time reading, writing and playing sports. She is an adventure enthusiast who has traveled extensively throughout Western Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, as well as North, South and Central America. 


Richard L. Gaw (Playwright) is an award-winning author of several plays that have been performed in DE, MA, MD, NJ, NY, PA and Off-Off Broadway. Three of his plays received Best Play honors at the Delaware State Theater Festival -- including Ethan’s People -- as well as special recognition at the regional theater festival level. He Recently won a Best Playwriting award from the Theater Connections Festivity for his play, Hourglass and is currently writing a new, full-length play entitiled DiMaggio, premiered in Wilmington, DE this spring.


Rose Ginsberg (Director) is happy to be directing her first production at Manhattan Theatre Source and her second with playwright Richard Gaw. Their previous collaboration, Hourglass, was performed at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA; as part of the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity (Winner, Best Playwriting Short Form); and in the Variations Theatre Group’s Harvest One-Act Play Festival (Finalist, Best Play). Rose is an Artistic Associate at the Looking Glass Theatre, where her directing credits include Ready, Set, Story!: How Katie Saved the Sneaky Spider’s Tales, Lesbian Bathhouse, and Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, as well as several one-acts and benefit productions of The Vagina Monologues and A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and a Prayer for Eve Ensler’s V-Day campaign to end violence against women and girls. Her work has also been seen at Manhattan Repertory Theatre, Brother Jimmy’s, ArtHouse, the Flea Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Dixon Place, and the Brooklyn Heights public library. Rose is a graduate of Barnard College and has studied directing with Leigh Silverman, Daniel Talbott, and Sarah Grace Wilson.