||Jake Lipman | Actress
New York: The Inn at Lake Devine, Our Town, Proof, Buffalo Heights, How I Learned to Drive, The Mistakes Madeline Made. National Tour: The Little Prince (National Theatre of the Performing Arts). TV: Six Degrees of Murder, A Crime to Remember. Film: Endo, Gary from Accounting, Solo, Harry & Judy, Envy. MFA in acting (Actors Studio Drama School) BA in French and art (Smith College).<...Continued
|Books on Tape
| Open: 08/18/11 Close: 08/28/11 - Connelly Theater
Official selection of the 15th Annual New York International Fringe Festival
Adriane loves to listen to James Michener novels; Jeffrey records them. They are a perfect match except that he can't make up a story without the text in front of him, and she can't make love unless someone narrates. After a chance seduction in the Books on Tape section of Barnes & Noble, they set out to understand Mother Teresa, professional rodeo announcers, near death experiences and how books on tape can fix their lives in twelve easy steps.
"William Missouri Downs flexes his considerable wit in asking if our ability to live in the present has been quashed by our need for familiar outcomes." --The Denver Post
|Dead White Males:|
A Year In The Trenches Of Teaching
| Open: 10/06/10 Close: 10/16/10 - Bridge Theater at Shetler
Meet Janet, a rookie history teacher who goes from idealist to burnout as she fights insidious internal politics in her effort to truly affect her students. During her tenure Janet learns how to write a proper self-evaluation, censor musicals, and cultivate paranoia in a system dominated by constant accountability and deep corruption.
Tongue in Cheek Theater gives William Missouri Downs' biting satire its New York City premiere.
|Five Flights by Adam Bock
| Open: 09/18/08 Close: 09/20/08 - Producers Club Theatres
Five Flights is a comedy about three siblings, Adele, Bobby and Ed, who must decide the fate of a decaying, giant bird house they inherited. Everyone else in their lives wants a say. Fueling the debate is a growing congregation of people who love birds, the romantic advances of a professional hockey player, and a bird-themed bake sale.
|How I Learned To Drive
| Open: 10/17/13 Close: 11/02/13 - The Bridge Theater @ Shetler Studios
It's the 1960's and precocious teen Li'l Bit yearns to get out of her backwater Maryland town and dysfunctional family. Only her Uncle Peck seems to take an interest in her development, starting with driving lessons. Winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for best drama.
About the Company: Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions
Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions mission is to produce thought-provoking comedies. Founded in 2006, the company's more than 23 productions to date include The Mistakes Madeline Made, Our Town, Books on Tape (FringeNYC 2011), Dead White Males, Proof, Love Letters, Five Flights, Recent Tragic Events, and its ongoing festival of original solo works, the Plus One Solo Show Festival.
| Open: 02/14/08 Close: 02/16/08 - Roy Arias Theaters
Tracing the lifelong correspondence of the dutiful lawyer Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and the lively, unstable artist Melissa Gardner, the story of their bittersweet relationship unfolds from what is written - and what is left unsaid - in their letters.
| Open: 10/17/12 Close: 10/27/12 - Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios
A love story between neighbors Emily and George, and a love letter to small town life in America. Winner of the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for Best Drama.
Featuring original music by Philip Rothman.
About the Company: Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions
Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions mission is to produce thought-provoking comedies. Founded in 2006, the company's more than 20 productions to date include Books on Tape (FringeNYC 2011), Dead White Males, Proof, Love Letters, Five Flights, Recent Tragic Events, and its ongoing festival of original solo works, the Plus One Solo Show Festival.
| Open: 04/28/10 Close: 05/08/10 - Bridge Theater at Shetler
Catherine’s having a rough week. Her father Robert, a gifted but troubled mathematics professor, has died. While her older sister Claire returns to sort out his affairs and her father’s protégé Hal searches her father’s papers for work of unpublished brilliance, Catherine struggles to solve the most perplexing problem of all: how much of her father’s madness -- or genius -- she has inherited.
PROOF won the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play in 2001.
|The Drunken City
| Open: 04/27/11 Close: 05/07/11 - Bridge Theater at Shetler
Three brides-to-be embark on celebratory night out on the city, only to encounter a tap-dancing dentist, a recently-jilted handsome stranger, and nagging questions of fidelity, trust and marriage.
By Adam Bock. With Michael Gene Conti, Reiss Gaspard, A.J. Heekin, Jake Lipman, Shelley Little, and Shana Wiersum.
Directed by Brock H. Hill. Stage managed by Allison Lemel.
Scenic and costume design by Meagan E. Miller-McKeever, sound design by Philip Rothman.
About the Company: tongue in cheek theater productions
Tongue in Cheek Theater is an independent theater company dedicated to producing seriously funny theater. Its mission is to tell stories which resonate with universal truth and which make its audiences laugh in recognition of those truths. About the company’s production of PROOF, Nicole Bournas-Ney of NYTheatre.com called it “first rate. Auburn's story is given vivid life by a quartet of talented actors...exceptional.” Heather Violanti of TheaterOnline.com said, “Tongue in Cheek Theater’s revival of PROOF is delicately nuanced, graced with fine performances and a clear-eyed dedication to the script...a memorable evening of theater.”
|Women Playing Hamlet
| Open: 06/22/16 Close: 06/26/16 - Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios
Women Playing Hamlet follows former soap opera actress Jessica Bisset (Jennifer Teska), who has just been cast as the dark prince. Plagued by insecurities, Jessica seeks guidance from Shakespearean scholars and a celebrated acting coach (Joy Sudduth), but gains insight into the role from less conventional sources (multiple roles played by Amy Fulgham, Lori Funk, Jake Lipman, and Hannah Sloat). A comedy about performing a tragedy.