MURROW

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Solo Performance
Written by Joseph Vitale; Directed by Jeremy Williams.

“Murrow,” a one-character play in two acts, traces the life of famed broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow from his beginnings as a young man growing up in Washington State, to his entry into radio with the fledgling CBS radio network, to his famed broadcasts from London during the “blitz,” to his on-air showdown with Senator Joseph McCarthy  in 1954. The play ends as Murrow is forced off the air by his one-time friend and mentor Bill Paley when Murrow’s penchant for controversial programs becomes too risky for the CBS Corporation to bear. More than just a biography of one of the icons of American journalism, “Murrow” is ultimately a powerful, scathing indictment of the modern corporate-media complex.

Open:   05/04/16
Close:   05/22/16

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Wednesdays at 8 p.m.
Thursdays at 8 p.m.
Fridays at 8 p.m.
Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sundays at 3 p.m.

There is an additional performance on Tuesday, May 17 at 8 p.m.
The performance on Wednesday May 11 is at 2 p.m. (not 8 p.m.)
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5/4/2016
5/5/2016
5/6/2016
5/7/2016
5/8/2016
5/11/2016
5/12/2016
5/13/2016
5/14/2016
5/15/2016
5/18/2016
5/19/2016
5/20/2016
5/21/2016
5/22/2016

Theater:   The Wild Project
Address:   195 East 3rd Street
New York, NY 10009
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Cost:$25
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Ovation Tickets at 866-811-4111
Company: Phoenix Theatre Ensemble         Official Web Site: www.phoenixtheatreensemble.org
 

A classically-trained actor of long standing in the New York City area, Joseph Menino most recently appeared as the Porter (among other roles) in Arkansas Repertory's production of Macbeth. He has also appeared in the Rep's production of Death of A Salesman - with Robert Walden - in which he understudied (and performed) the role of Willy Loman). He appeared in the Phoenix Theatre Ensemble's January 2016 production of Glyn Maxwell's adaptation of Dostoevsky's The Gambler.  His previous performances with Phoenix Theatre Ensemble have included the Commander in their award-winning production of Don Juan in Hell by George Bernard Shaw, the Old Man (Pedagogus) in Electra, Creon in Anouilh's Antigone, and Agamemnon in both Iphigenia at Aulis and the premiere of Glyn Maxwell's Agamemnon Home. He has appeared as Father Lux in Riot Act company's production of Our Lady of 121st Street as well as Shylock in The Shakespeare Forum's production of "The Merchant of Venice and FDR's Secretary of War Henry Stimson in Douglas Lackey's Daylight Precision at Theater for the New City.He spent ten seasons with Jean Cocteau Repertory, in roles as diverse as Iago (Othello), Dr. Prentice (What the Butler Saw), Mick (The Caretaker), James Joyce (Travesties) and Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest. He appears as Bob Jeffries in the film Forbidden Cuba (2015) as well as The Sublet (viewable onfunnyordie.com at around 15:30). He's also appeared as Morrill Goddard in NatGeo's American Genius: Hearst v. Pulitzer as well as in episodes of My Dirty Little Secret and The Secret Lives of Stepford Wives (Investigation Discovery) and Mysteries at the Museum (Travel Channel).

 

A semi-finalist for the 2012 Eugene O’Neill Theater/National Playwrights Conference, is the author of a number of plays, including Murrow, which was performed in February 2015 at The Theater Project in Maplewood, NJ. Murrow will have a one-month run in May 2016 at The Phoenix Theatre Ensemble in New York. HisThe Fourth State of Matter was performed in August and September 2011 at the Theater for the New City in New York and was later nominated for the National Playwrights Conference. His one-act plays have been produced at the Hudson Guild, Barrow Group and Manhattan Repertory theaters in New York and at the Theater Project in Maplewood, NJ. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America as well as the Theater Project Playwrights Workshop.

 

Is committed to excellence and innovation in the Performing Arts in the roles of director, choreographer, producer, educator, and consultant.  He focuses on challenging and redefining the creation of new theatrical works, developing curricula and pedagogy, as well as leading professional development of educators, artists, and audiences.   As a Director/Choreographer/Producer, he has led the creation of more than 50 original pieces across the country.  Williams’ approach to performance-making, consulting and educating is centered around Audience Engagement as a tool for artistic and business success. He is a leader in the field, developing and teaching frameworks that reimagine the ways in which performance makers relate to audiences and that audience experience performance.  He is currently a consultant and facilitates learning communities for Engaging Dance Audiences for Dance/USA as well as Building Demand for the Arts for the Doris Duke Foundation.

As a director and choreographer he has staged plays, musicals, and dance in New York, regional theatre, and for universities. He is a frequent director/choreographer for the NYC-based Phoenix Theatre Ensemble. Williams' work has been seen at NYC venues: TheatreLab, The Wild Project, PS 122, Theatre at the Riverside Church as well as in readings/studio showings at The Vineyard Theatre, Gibney Dance Center, Shetler Studios, Space on White, DANY Studios, and others.  Selected Regional credits: PIPPIN, Fiddler on the Roof , and returned to stage West Side Story in the summer 2016 with Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, Medea with University of Louisville, Touched at Kentucky Center for the Arts, and Handler at the Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder. He is the Producing Director/Founder of Convergences Theatre Collective.  Current CTC projects include: Babel, an acro-dance-theatre production, Nina with Boris, a new play inspired by Chekhov, The Woman Who Was Me, a play for one woman by Peter Grandbois, and A Mexican Affair, a Latin-jazz cabaret.  Williams holds an MFA Theatre: Contemporary Performance from Naropa University.