Playwright – Meg Miroshnik

Sunday, June 4 at 3:30pm

No. Six Depot Roastery and Café
6 Depot Street, West Stockbridge, MA

$20

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The Droll by Meg Miroshnik

A new play about the end of theatre. Our protagonist, young Nim Dullyn, seeks to join an underground theatrical troupe– being pursued by the controlling and unjust government Roundheads, who deem theater an abomination. WAM Theatre invites you to join the resistance in this daring and darkly funny world as the last remaining Players risk everything to perform one last Hamlet against all odds. The Droll is a love letter to actors and an exploration of art and politics. Through the lens of 17th Century Puritan England, the play explores artists living lives of creativity when doing so was a crime. Through this reading, WAM ask our audiences: What would you risk for your passions, your art?

GREGORY BOOVER* (Nim) WAM Theatre: Fresh Takes Reading: Silence. Elsewhere: Greg has worked as an actor, musician and educational artist at Shakespeare & Company since 2012, most recently directing in the Fall Festival of Shakespeare and performing on the northeast tours of Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth & Twelfth Night. He has also worked regionally with Theater at Monmouth, Hampshire Shakespeare Company, Berkshire Playwrights Lab and in NYC at Looking Glass Theatre. Training: University of MA Amherst (BA, theater), University of Kent, Canterbury. Shakespeare & Co. 2017 January Intensive. Et cetera: Catch Greg in 4000 Miles at Shakespeare & Company this season! Artwork on Instagram @booverdoodles

THOMAS BRAZZLE* (Thomas) WAM Theatre: Fresh Takes Reading: Grand Concourse. Elsewhere: Thomas has worked regionally for The Guthrie Theater, The Alley Theatre, TheatreSquared, Portland Stage, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, and Shakespeare and Company. Most recently he was seen as Edmund in King Lear at The Guthrie . He has also worked in New York with Old Hat Theatre Co., Voyage Theatre Company, The Brewing Dept., and The Hudson Warehouse. Film: A Night in the City, Absent Training:  Stephen F. Austin State University (BFA) and University of Connecticut (MFA). Online: www.thomasbrazzle.com Et cetera: Thomas is excited to return to WAM!

RORY HAMMOND (Doll) WAM Theatre: Fresh Takes 2015: Silence. NYC Theatre: Pericles (SoHo Rep), Measure for Measure (Circle in the Square), Bachelorette by Lesley Headland (Circle in the Square), John Patrick Shanley’s Where’s My Money (Cherry Lane Theatre), and The Scarlet Letter starring Marisa Tomei. Berkshire Theatre: Shakespeare & Company: Taming of the Shrew, King John, Richard III, Merry Wives of Windsor, Off the Map, Much Ado About Nothing, Merchant of Venice, and Dibble Dance. The Wharton Salon at the Mount: Autres Temp, Xingu, and Summer. TV Credits: Dr. Pepper commercials circa 1998. Training: At Shakespeare & Company her entire life starting with Young Company and ending with a summer in the Summer Performing Institute (SPI). Graduate of Circle in the Square Theatre School, New York City. Et Cetera: Rory is a founding member of Animus Theatre Company in New York City. Visit the Animus website at www.animustheatre.org

JENNIE M JADOW* (Margaret Killingsworth, Co-Producer of The Droll Fresh Takes:Play Reading Series) WAM Theatre: Fresh Takes: Play Reading Series of Photograph 51; Everywoman, A Staged Reading. Regional: It’s A Wonderful Life – The Radio Play, King Henry V, Servant of Two Masters, Les Faux Pas, Learned Ladies, As You Like It, The Amorous Quarrel, Les Liaisons Dangereuse, Scapin, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare & Company, MA); Funny Girl, Cyrano De Bergerac (Barrington Stage Company, MA); Camelot, Wilder, Wilder (Berkshire Theatre Group); Historias (Jacob’s Pillow); Babes in Toyland (Heights Players); Pirates of Penzance (Gallery Players); Diamonds and Jewels Cabaret (92nd St Y). Education: BFA, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts; MA Antioch University. Et Cetera: Jennie works as part of Shakespeare & Company’s nationally recognized education team in Lenox, MA.

RON KOMORA* (James) WAM Theatre: Holy Laughter ((2015). Elsewhere: Gus in Southern Comforts (The Lake Theatre), The Poet in An Iliad (Capital Rep), Garfinkel in Other People’s Money (Creative Place International), Mayor Meekly in Unnecessary Farce (Chenango River Theatre), fifteen seasons with New York State Theatre Institute in roles from Dickinson in 1776 to Scrooge in A Christmas Carol. Film: Sheriff Andy Godbout in Deep in the Darkness (Chiller Network), Charlie in Tom’s Dilemma (Gluckstern Films) and Harold Gilman in The Thing on the Doorstep (Hansome Spyder Productions). Online: Visit his page on the International Movie Database (IMDB), Awards: 2004 Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. Et Cetera: Proud member of Actors’ Equity.

MAIZY BRODERICK SCARPA (Roundhead) WAM Theatre: Fresh Takes: Grand Concourse (Emma);The Tall Girls (Almeda); 24 Hour Theatre Project: Cirque Du Dismay (playwright) Elsewhere: La MaMa (Political Snorts); Barrington Stage (To Kill a Mockingbird); Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park (TheTempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Hubbard Hall (Wayward Home, Ondine, King Lear, Of Mice and Men), Playwright: WAYWARD HOME: A Musical Folktale (Opera House Arts, Hubbard Hall); Cirque Du Dismay (WAM, Berkshire Playwrights Lab); Pandora Shakes Things Up (Berkshire Playwrights Lab) Adults (Women’s Shorts); Strange New Planet (NYU/Tisch); A Play Where Nothing Happens (Shakespeare&Co.Fringe); Training: NYU/Tisch, Shakespeare & Company. Online: waywardhome.weebly.com & maizyscarpa.com

CHRIS TUCCI (William) WAM Theatre: Debut. Elsewhere: A recent transplant to the Berkshires, Chris was just in BPL’s Radius Festival and Kickwheel’s Passage. Other work includes The Whipping Man with NPT, Gallery Players and at the Columbia Arts Festival in Maryland, All My Sons at The Warner Theatre and Random Acts of Shakespeare at The Geffen Playhouse and Theatricum Botanicum. Film/TV: The Rick (Cannes Film Festival), Contemplating Annie (LA International Film Festival). Training: MFA, U.C.L.A.

kristenKRISTEN VAN GINHOVEN (Director) WAM Theatre: The Bakelite Masterpiece, In Darfur (New England Premiere), Emilie (New England Premiere), The Old Mezzo (World Premiere), The Attic, The Pearls and Three Fine Girls and Melancholy Play Elsewhere: Waxworks (Williams College), The Whale (Adirondack Theatre Festival), 10 Minute Play Festival (Barrington Stage Company), Petticoats of Steel (Capital Repertory Theatre), Footloose (Cohoes Music Hall), Children’s Hour (Siena College), Vendetta Chrome (Emerson College). Selected assistant directing: The Physicists, 42nd Street (Stratford Shakespeare Festival of Canada), Two Men of Florence (Huntington Theatre) Sleuth, Absurd Person Singular (Barrington Stage Company). Training: Dalhousie University (BA), Queen’s University (BEd), Emerson College (MA). Et cetera: Kristen is an associate member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers and a theatre artist for the International Schools Theatre Association. She was a member of the 2013 Lincoln Center Director’s Lab and is a member of the Michael Langham Workshop for Classical Direction at the Stratford Festival of Canada. Kristen is the co-founder and Artistic Director of WAM Theatre. Website: www.WAMTheatre.com

MEG MIROSHNIK (Playwright) WAM Theatre: Fresh Takes Reading Series 2015: The Tall Girls. Plays: The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls; The Droll {A Stage-Play about the END of Theatre}; The Tall Girls; Old Actress; and an adaptation of the libretto for Shostakovich’s Moscow, Cheryomushki. Venues: La Jolla Playhouse, O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, Center Theatre Group, South Coast Rep, the McCarter Theatre Center, Yale Rep, Alliance Theatre, Yale Rep, the Kennedy Center, Lark New Play Development Center, Chicago Opera Theater, the Moscow Playwright and Director Center, Washington Ensemble Theatre, Circle X, The Wilma Theater, Perishable Theatre, WordBRIDGE Playwrights Laboratory, and One Coast Collaboration. Awards: She is the recipient of a 2012 Whiting Award. Her play The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls was a finalist for the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn prize and winner of the 2011-2012 Alliance/Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Award. Training: MFA in Playwriting from the Yale School of Drama where she studied with Paula Vogel. Et Cetera: Meg hails from Minneapolis and currently lives in Los Angeles, where she is a member of the Playwrights Union and The Kilroys.