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READ: Hanna joins Birney & Ehle for lost Coward play

Ensemble member Hanna Cheek is among the cast for The Actors Company Theatre’s staged reading of Salute to the Brave, a neglected Noël Coward play. From TACT’s website, Salute is: “an extraordinary lost play written in 1941 as an attempt by Sir Noël on…

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READ: Arian named 2017-18 Obie judge!

Waterwell co-founder and Producer Arian Moayed has been named one of the judges for the 63rd annual Obie Awards honoring Off-Broadway artists and productions! Joining him will be critic Melissa Rose Bernardo, projection designer Wendall K. Harrington, critic Charles Isherwood, costume designer Toni-Leslie…

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LISTEN: Hanna & Kevin in New Podcast Musical!

Waterwell Associate Artist Jonathan A. Goldberg and his co-creator composer Matt Roi Berger have just released the cast album for their acclaimed new podcast musical Fall of the House of Sunshine – starring, among others, ensemble members Hanna Cheek and Kevin Townley! The…

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The Blueprints Story

A Broken Link Today returning US Veterans face a much deeper civilian-military divide than ever before because, unlike previous conflicts, the vast majority of Americans in 2016 simply have little-to-no link to the armed forces. Those broken links can contribute to alienation and exacerbate the struggles of…

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READ: Hanna Cheek in ‘Grounded’ with Company of Fools

Ensemble member Hanna Cheek will be playing an unnamed fighter pilot in George Brant’s Grounded with Company of Fools in Hailey, ID. Company of Fools brought Hanna in from New York to work on this one-woman show of an ace fighter pilot whose career…

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SPOTLIGHT: Kevin Townley

Name? Kevin Townley Where were you born? I was born in Circleville, NY but grew up in Boulder, CO Siblings? Yes! I have a talented younger brother named Sean. He’s a sculptor! First pet’s name? Buffy College? School of Hard Knocks First show you ever saw? Evita as…

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READ: ‘Hamlet’ reading on BWW!

BroadwayWorld talks about our upcoming Hamlet reading set in Persia circa 1916, a co-presentation with Red Bull Theater, directed by Tom and starring Arian. From the article: It is a searingly relevant and vibrantly fresh take on one of the most influential dramas in…

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SPOTLIGHT: Arian Moayed

Name: Arian Moayed Where were you born: Iran, son. Siblings: Amir, Homeira and Omid. College: Indiana University. IU, baby. First show you ever saw: I’m not sure but Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind came to my high school (Glenbrook South High School) and that…

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SPOTLIGHT: Hanna Cheek

Name: Hanna Cheek Where were you born: Born and raised in NYC with a high school stint in LA Siblings: One older sister College: Sarah Lawrence College First show you ever saw: Definitely wasn’t the first, but Bill Irwin in Fool Moon blew my little mind.…

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READ: Board Vice-Chair Jeanne Houck Reviews ‘Hamilton’

Check out this review Waterwell board vice-chairperson Jeanne Houck, Ph.D. wrote of Hamilton for the Organization of American Historians. In addition to her service to Waterwell, Dr. Houck is the Director of Grants and Foundation Relations at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.…

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READ: Playbill Talks to Arian Moayed About Race and Ethnicity

Playbill recently interviewed Waterwell co-founder Arian Moayed about his role as Richard Saad in The Humans, and working on Broadway as an Iranian-American actor. While Arian Moayed read for Richard in the initial reading of The Humans, later workshops and productions cast Caucasian actors…

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READ: Stephen Karam’s ‘The Humans’ Now on Broadway

Stephen Karam’s new play The Humans opened at the Helen Hayes Theatre on Thursday, February 18th after a successful run with Roundabout Theater. This new classic captures an American family in existential crisis and is being called “The finest new play of the…

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SPOTLIGHT: Actor, Rodney Gardiner

Name: Rodney Gardiner Where were you born: Born in Freeport, Bahamas and raised in Miami, FL Siblings: Two older brothers College: SUNY Purchase First show you ever saw: The first few plays I saw were highly forgettable. Seeing Ian Holm play Lear on PBS changed…

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READ: ‘The Humans’ to transfer to Broadway

On Tuesday, it was announced that Stephen Karam‘s The Humans featuring co-founder Arian Moayed will transfer to Broadway in early 2016. Scott Rudin will serve as lead producer. Congratulations to Arian, Stephen and the rest of the team! This is incredibly exciting news and…

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READ: NYTimes Review of Karam’s ‘The Humans’

Stephen Karam‘s new play, The Humans, featuring co-found Arian Moayed, opened at the Roundabout Theater Company‘s Laura Pels Theater on Sunday. Check out this stellar New York Times review: “A haunting, beautifully realized play, quite possibly the finest we will see all season… Blisteringly…

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READ: Rodney talks about life in the theater

Ensemble member Rodney Gardiner talks with Ashland Daily Tidings about his life in the theater, his time at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Waterwell. I come from a history of theater-making. It was only natural after I finished school that I was…

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LOOK: First Look at ‘The Humans’ featuring Arian

Check out these exciting photos of the first look at The Humans featuring Waterwell co-founder Arian Moayed. The Humans, a new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Stephen Karam and directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello, is part of the Roundabout Theatre Company‘s New…

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READ: Hanna and Clay talk “The Pumpkin Pie Show”

Ensemble member Hanna Cheek and writer/performer Clay McLeod Chapman talk to Downtown Express about the history of their annual recurring psychologically complex, horror show, The Pumpkin Pie Show. It was at a Pumpkin Pie Show in 2002 that Tom and Arian saw Hanna perform and…

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READ: NY Times Calls Rodney “Terrific” as Nathan Detroit

Check out this article that came out in the New York Times on Sept 2, “The Oregon Shakespeare Festival Focuses on Diversity“. We are so proud of the amazing work on diversity and inclusion that our friends at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival…

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LISTEN: Hanna & Pumpkin Pie Show to Debut Podcast on FANGORIA!

Earlier this month, FANGORIA launched their official Podcast Network bringing in Hanna Cheek and Clay McLeod Chapman of the Pumpkin Pie Show. FANGORIA Podcast Network producer Ken Hanley said in the annoucement: ‘We could not be more anxious to unleash something so different and…

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SPOTLIGHT: Composer, Lauren Cregor Devine

Name: Lauren Cregor Devine Where were you born: Indianapolis, Indiana Siblings: Older brother Matt, and step-/half-siblings Maureen, Jonathan, Amy, Christie, Jason, Nick and Reid College: Indiana University First show you ever saw: Les Misérables Nickname(s): LCD, La, Craigslist, Crippie, Laurena First pet’s name: Pufferino & Tiggerini Hero: My Nonna, Marina…

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READ: Reviews for ‘Guards at the Taj’ are in!

Guards at the Taj opened last night at Atlantic Theater Company starring Waterwell’s co-founder Arian Moayed. Check out some of the reviews here. The New York Times: “Guards at the Taj, which has been directed with a rich sense of atmosphere by…

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‘The Last Ship’ nominated for four Drama Desk Awards

After picking up three nominations for the 2014-2015 Outer Critics Circle Awards, The Last Ship was nominated for four 2015 Drama Desk Awards: Outstanding Music, Outstanding Choreography, Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical and Outstanding Orchestrations. The Drama Desks, which are given annually in a number of categories, are…

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‘The Last Ship’ nominated for three Outer Critics Circle Awards

The New York theatre awards season started this April with the announcement of nominees for the 2014-2015 Outer Critics Circle Awards, recognizing achievement in both Broadway and Off-Broadway. The Outer Critics Circle nominees are the first major Broadway/Off-Broadway award nominees of the New York…

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‘Turning Texas Blue’ a finalist for the O’Neill Conference

Every fall, the Tony Award winning Eugene O’Neill Theater Center undertakes the selection process for its prestigious summer Playwrights Conference. This year a record number of 1,300 plays were submitted and the Waterwell-commissioned Turning Texas Blue by Jennifer Joan Thompson was one of…

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LOOK: Pics of Rodney as Nathan Detroit at OSF

Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s 80th season opened this past weekend with Guys and Dolls, starring Waterwell’s very own Rodney Gardiner as Nathan Detroit. Check out the great review and pics!

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Rodney is Nathan Detroit at OSF

Ensemble member Rodney Gardiner is set to play Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, directed by Mary Zimmerman. From OSF’s site: “Nathan Detroit runs the oldest established permanent floating crap game in New York. There are well-heeled…